Are you interested or a bit curious about hunting? Are you looking for ways to be more self-reliant and connected to the food you put on your table? If so, this workshop will help you build your shooting skills in a way that will introduce you to various types of hunting scenarios and situations with both rifle and shotgun. We’ll begin with basic firearm safety and various action types, as well as the various types of hunting available in Maine. From there, we’ll be on the shooting range, gaining practice and skills in various shooting positions and scenarios. You’ll learn how to use a tree stand safely, shoot from a ground blind, and other positions that simulate actual hunting methods. 

All materials and equipment are provided including firearms and ammunition and safety gear. You will leave with additional resources on places to hunt, shooting clubs and ranges in your area, and more information to help you further your knowledge and enjoyment of this growing sport.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants and will be led by certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructors and professional outdoor educators. Participants should bring their own lunch and are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses and ear protection. For those that don’t have it, we can provide safety equipment for you.


  • Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
  • Start / End Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Location: Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, 17 Conservation Lane 
  • Minimum Age:  18 Years or older
  • Group Limit: 10
  • Level of Physical Difficulty:  Easy

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Please note: As our commitment to ensuring all of our participant’s safety we will limit attendance to 10 and will be following all state guidelines for social distancing. We will be following all policies and guidance from the University of Maine, including spacing and face coverings, and we’ll have hand sanitizer stations available.

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