The workshop will be held at Sage Canyon Outfitters upland bird hunting preserve in Maupin.
The morning session will be a shotgun skills training session that includes a classroom session on firearm safety and time spent shooting clays with a coach to help improve shooting skills. In the afternoon, participants will head out for a real pheasant hunt with a trained dog and handler/guide provided by workshop organizers.
The workshop is open to all adults (age 18 and over) and perfect for new hunters or people that need to brush up on their upland bird hunting skills. ODFW provides all equipment including 20-gauge shotguns and shells, hunter orange clothing and eye protection.
“These workshops or perfect for beginners,” said Mark Newell, ODFW outdoor skills coordinator. “We provide all the equipment and a safe, fun environment.”
The cost is $52 and includes lunch. Participants also need a valid 2015 Oregon Hunting License, Upland Game Bird Validation and the free upland game bird HIP validation OR a hunting preserve permit. ODFW licenses and tags won’t be available for purchase at the event so buy in advance online or at a license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses.
For more information, contact Janice Copple or Mark Newell, tel. 503-947-6018 or 503-947-6019.
ODFW hosts a variety of events where people can learn to fish or hunt. See www.odfwcalendar.com for more events.