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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.



Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30-8:30pm at NORGC

Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at NORGC

Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-8:30pm at NORGC 

  • 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.

2019 Winter Youth BB Gun, Trap, & Archery League – on hiatus

NORGC is revamping the youth shooting sports program to make it even better.  Our staff of volunteers must undergo additional training and we are also making expenditures for new equipment for the young shooters.  We appreciate your understanding of our brief hiatus and look forward to growing youth participation next year!