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YOUTH EDUCATION

for youth in the shooting sports

Hunter Safety Classes

In accordance with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our staff of Certified Hunter Safety Instructors provide hands on and classroom training to young hunters. Students will learn about gun safety, rules and the law taught by a Michigan Conservation Officer, first aid taught by First Responders, habitat, conservation, live fire, and more!  We teach our classes in conjunction with the Eagles FOE #925 who graciously provide dinner for our class each session.

Our Hunter Safety class is open to all ages.  However, please be advised that the material is written for a student who is 11 or 12 years of age.  Some of the concepts may be harder for a youngster in early elementary to understand and internalize.  We also utilize live fire training to teach gun safety.  For some young students, the 20 gauge is too much.  To that end, the DNR offers it’s mentoring program where the youngster can hunt with you, learning directly from the mentor who’s never more than arm’s length away.  They can transition from the mentor program to the apprentice program; still under the guidance of the parent/gaurdian.  Then after a few years they take the Hunter Safety course applying what they’ve learned from their mentor as well as from the DNR.  It’s a well-designed process going from mentor hunter to apprentice hunter to full-fledged Hunter Safety certified hunter.  Read more at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10363_58977-271085–,00.html and http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10363_74041—,00.html

Ultimately, it’s up to the parent or guardian.  They know the student’s skill level and learning ability.  Either now or in the future, we welcome you and your young hunter.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

FALL 2017 FIELD DAY FOR INTERNET HUNTER SAFETY STUDENTS – OCTOBER 19th, 6pm  Register below.

SPRING 2018 HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30-8:30pm at the Eagles in Grand Haven

Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Eagles in Grand Haven

Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Eagles in Grand Haven

  • Must attend all 3 classes to be certified.
  • There is no cost.
  • Dinner is provided by the Eagles.
  • Please register here or to ask an instructor a question.

Winter Youth BB Gun & Archery League

Children of any age can participate.  The League begins at 10am the first Saturday in January and will run for 10 weeks.  There is a $10 League fee.  Eye protection is required. Equipment is available upon request.

*PLEASE COMPLETE A MINOR SHOOTER WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING.

Winter Youth Trap Shooting League

Participants need to be 12 yrs and older.  Winter League will start the first week of January on Saturday and run for 10 weeks.  There is a $10 league fee and each round is priced at $3.50 youth rate.  Must have your own ammo.  Ear and eye protection are required.  Equipment is available upon request.

*PLEASE COMPLETE A MINOR SHOOTER WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING.