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Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Family Day at the Range

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and the Hunter Development Program offer a variety of firearm training courses to provide participants the opportunity to learn firearm safety and proper shooting technique. Introduction and Beyond the Basics training days are provided, so a novice or beginner can learn the fundamentals of the various shooting disciplines.

To register, call 770-784-3059. Registration for these courses closes the Monday (6 days) before the training course. A liability/waiver form, as well as photo release form must be completed before attending one of these courses. Fill out a liability/waiver form and photo release form and email to Jody Rice at jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov .

Please note that a nominal fee is charged per participant, and participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

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Introduction Training Courses:

The Family Day at the Range series offers introduction training courses for individuals that wish to learn basic firearm safety and have the opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms.

Introduction to Rifle

Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for rifle. These classes focus on firearm safety, hunter education and give participants an opportunity to shoot. All classes begin in the Visitor Center with a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

Introduction to Handgun

Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for handgun. This course is for individuals age 10 and up. These classes focus on firearm safety, hunter education and give participants an opportunity to shoot. All classes begin in the Visitor Center with a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

Introduction to Shotgun

Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for shotgun. This course is for individuals age 12 and up. Participants will be able to shoot varies gauges. Participants will learn firearm safety, proper shooting technique, hunter education and have the opportunity to shoot clay targets. All classes begin in the Visitor Center for a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

Introduction to Muzzleloading

Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for muzzleloading. This course is for individuals age 10 and up. Participants will learn firearm safety, hunter education and have the opportunity to shoot. All classes begin in the Visitor Center for a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.


2016 Calendar of Events 

DATE
TIME
TRAINING COURSES
PRE-REQUISITE
December 3, 201610 AM to 3 PMIntroduction to RifleNone
January 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM Introduction to Handgun10 years old and up 
 February 18, 201710 AM to 3 PMIntroduction to Shotgun  12 years old and up
March 11, 2017 10 AM to 3 PMIntroduction to Muzzleloaders  10 years old and up
    
    
    
    

*Note: Minimum of four registrants is required for a course to occur.

Due to training courses occurring at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, the 50-yard shooting range will be closed on the following dates:

  • November 5, 2016 (12 pm - 6 pm)
  • December 3, 2016 (10 am - 3 pm)
  • January 14, 2017 (10 am - 3 pm)
  • March 11, 2017 (10 am - 3 pm)
The 100-yard range will be open for shooting. If you have any questions please contact Jody Rice at 770-784-3059.
 

Due to training courses occurring at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, the 5-stand shooting range will be closed on the following date:

  • September 29, 2016 (2 pm - 5:30 pm)
  • November 5, 2016 (10 am - 12 pm)
  • February 18, 2017 (12 pm - 4 pm)
The rest of the shotgun range will be open for shooting. If you have any questions please contact Jody Rice at 770-784-3059.

Policies

  • A nonrefundable $3.00 registration fee per session is required for each participant.
  • Participants must follow DNR Policies as well as the direction and instructions from the firearm instructors.
  • The Hunter Development Program provides all firearms, ammunition and targets.  
  • Please arrive at the Visitor Center for check-in and safety orientation.
  • To allow as many individuals in the community to participant in Family Day at the Range sessions, we permit students to attend all sessions but students can only take the same session once during a calendar year.
  • To make a reservation contact Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center at 770-784-3059.
  • Minimum of four registrants is required for the course to occur.




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