CDFW to Offer Hunter Marksmanship Clinic in Modesto

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer a hunter marksmanship clinic on April 20 in Modesto.

The clinic will help big game hunters refine their basic marksmanship skills and improve accuracy. Lecture topics will include proper zeroing, maximum point blank range, marksmanship techniques, range estimation, shot placement, ammunition and equipment selection. The clinic will also include a shooting session.

The clinic instructors have a combined total of 60 years of firearm training experience. The primary instructor, Paul Turpin, has more than 30 years of rifle shooting experience, including two tours with the United States Army Marksmanship Unit. A lifelong hunter, Turpin teaches firearms professionally for a private company as well as working as a law enforcement firearms trainer for the State of California. The secondary instructors are Russ Marta and CDFW Lt. Dan Lehman. Marta is an experienced law enforcement firearms instructor for the State of California. Lt. Lehman is a lifelong hunter and is an experienced CDFW firearms instructor.

Participants must bring their own center fire rifle and a minimum of 40 rounds of factory ammunition. No reloads will be allowed. Participants must sight-in their rifles prior to attending the clinic.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Clinic participants must pre-register. The registration form is available online at  www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/marksmanship.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with an agenda, a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will offer a wild pig hunting clinic on April 6. The clinic will be held in Lockwood (Monterey County).wild pig

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques, legal requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, hands-on field dressing and care of wild game.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/wildpig_salinas.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Meals are not included but lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association for $10 on the day of the clinic. Lunch includes country ribs, salad, beans and a drink.

Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

CDFW to Offer Black Powder Hunting Clinic in Merced County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a black powder hunting clinic on April 27. The clinic will be held at the River Oaks Range in Winton (Merced County).

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will include both lecture and live-fire exercises. The lecture portion will include a short history of black powder shooting, different styles of black powder rifles used today, how to safely load and shoot a black powder rifle, laws and regulations pertaining to black powder hunting and strategies for hunting with black powder firearms. The live-fire exercise will include target shooting with black powder firearms.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited to 25 people, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/marksmanship.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Registered participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring. All course material and black powder firearms will be provided. Please note that personal firearms should not be brought to this clinic.

The River Oaks Range is seven miles north of Atwater.

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