Dove season is right around the corner and thousands of Texans will head to the fields next weekend.
Youth Target Foundation’s President and Hunter Education instructor, Jeanie Almond, will host several clinics specializing in field safety using clay targets to simulate the field experience. These three-hour clinics will highlight preparation to enhance safety and ultimately education in the field.
“For some, this is a refresher course to brush up on their skills and show their friends how much they have improved since last year.,” Almond said. “For others, this may be their first season and they will receive invaluable education to help them plan their hunt.”
The Dove Clinics will be available in North Texas at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur several times a week leading up to opening of dove season and have limited space as the instructor to student ratio is 3 to 1.
The clinic covers comprehensive firearm safety, equipment choice and preparation, county guidelines, zones of fire and more. They also educate the shooters on safely shooting flurries of clay targets flying in multiple patterns simulating a flight of dove from seated and standing positions. This special course is set up exclusively for the Dove Clinics and can only be shot when attending this course with instructors.
“Reviewing your equipment and gun pointing skills is an essential part to having a successful Dove Season,” Almond said. “We created these clinics to be as close to real field practice as possible, the only difference is you will be shooting clay targets instead of dove — a lot of them and you have a lot higher limit.”
For more information, call (972) 900-4459.
Where: Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds- 7282 North FM 51,
When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 3-6 pm, and more through the 31st.