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Shooting and archery classes and programs
Interested in learning to shoot or improving your shooting skills? Here are some options.
- Consider scheduling a lesson with one of the experienced shooting professionals at Michigan Shooting Centers, which operates the DNR's Bald Mountain and Island Lake shooting ranges. Chief instructor Pat Lieske, founder and president of Michigan Shooting Centers and a hall of fame sporting clays shooter, has over 30 years of professional shooting and coaching experience. Learn more about shooting instruction at Michigan Shooting Centers.
- Check out First Shots, a program designed to introduce new shooters to shooting fundamentals and firearm safety. Find a First Shots seminar near you.
- Take a firearms or archery class at the Michigan State University Demmer Center, a shooting sports education and training facility in East Lansing. More information about Demmer Center classes.
- Ask your local range about classes for new shooters. See our map of Michigan shooting ranges.
- Give archery a try with DNR archery classes and clinics or find other archery programs and classes to help build your bow-and-arrow skills.
- Check out free learn to shoot programs, presented by the DNR in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever, at locations like shooting ranges and state parks during the summer. Look for upcoming programs on our events calendar.
- Watch a variety of how-to videos available online – including shooting videos from the National Shooting Sports Foundation and archery videos from Archery 360.