The Department of Fish and Game’s Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a black powder hunting clinic April 28 in Yolo County. The clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association Range.
Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will include both lecture and live-fire exercises. The lecture portion will include a short history of black powder shooting, different styles of black powder rifles used today, how to safely load and shoot a black powder rifle, laws and regulations pertaining to black powder hunting and strategies for hunting with black powder firearms. The live-fire exercise will include target shooting with black powder firearms.
All course material and black powder firearms will be provided. Personal firearms shall not be brought to this clinic. The cost is $45 and space is limited to 25 people. Participants 16 years and younger are free, but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.
Participants should register online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/blackpowder.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility, and a list of items to bring.
The Yolo Sportsmen’s Association Range is located five miles northwest of the city of Davis.