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Idaho plans women's hunting clinic Sept. 12

From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game


-- The 16th annual Panhandle Region women's hunting clinic will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Coeur d'Alene Rifle and Pistol Club, 5105 Atlas Road, in Coeur d'Alene.


Topics covered at the clinic include firearm safety, hunting rules, preparation for the field, map and compass use, and hunting ethics. After receiving instruction in safe handling of firearms, participants will head to the range and have a chance to shoot several types of firearms and bows.


"Participants in past women's clinics identified the hands on experience shooting at the range as the highlight of the workshop," workshop instructor and Conservation Officer Julie McKarley said. All participants have the opportunity to shoot rim-fire .22-caliber and centerfire rifles, and to practice with archery equipment.


Women hunters comprise the fastest growing segment of the hunting public.  The hunting clinic introduces the sport of hunting to women and helps those women who already hunt to advance with their hunting skills.


A registration fee of $5 includes a barbecue lunch.  Space is limited and reservations are required. To register, call Fish and Game at (208) 769-1414.

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