From Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
-- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is hosting a special workshop on operating and managing shooting ranges on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Lamoille Valley County Fish and Game Club in Morrisville.
The state, along with Vermont lawmakers and several sporting organizations have been working together to enhance shooting opportunities for hunters and sporting organizations throughout Vermont.
"Any Fish and Game Club officer in Vermont or anyone with responsibility over an outdoor shooting range should attend this seminar on September 6th," said Mark Scott, education manager for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
"The future of hunting and shooting in Vermont is dependant on the availability of safe and accessible shooting ranges. To ensure Vermonters always have access to such facilities, we are sponsoring this free, day-long event."
Experts from the National Rifle Association's (NRA) Range Technical Team will be leading the workshop and focusing on the fundamentals of operating and maintaining shooting ranges. Topics will include safety, noise and lead management.
All seminar participants will receive the NRA Range Source Book and software that will allow them to easily develop their own safety and lead management plan. A continental breakfast and hearty lunch will be provided. The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The seminar will likely include some outdoor activities. Space is limited to 50 people.
For more information or to register, call Ann Shangraw at (802) 241-3720 or go to www.vtfishandwildlife.com and download a registration form from the Calendar of Events.