Sporting clay classes offered to women

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WAYNESBURG – Starting next month, the Greene County Department of Recreation will offer a free three-week introductory sporting clays class for women.


“Women’s Intro to Sporting Clays” will be held at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 5 to 19 at Hunting Hills in Dilliner.


Classes are free for women ages 15 and older who have not previously taken the classes, which were held in 2011 and 2012. The deadline for pre-registration is Friday, and class space is limited to five new students plus anyone who was wait-listed last year. Each student must submit a signed waiver.


Certified National Sporting Clays Association Level 1 instructors Chuck Mallory and Randy Coss will lead the classes, which will cover the fundamentals of clay target shooting. Students are expected to become familiar with different types of guns, techniques of stance and how to mount a gun. Students will also view a variety of trap positions and clay speeds and sizes and try shooting targets.


Students should bring their own 12- or 20-gauge shotgun, over-and-under or semi-automatic, as well as eye and ear protection. Loaner guns, shells, and eye and ear protection will also be provided on site.


The “Women’s Intro to Sporting Clays” classes are sponsored by the Greene County commissioners, Hunting Hills and Friends of the National Rifle Association.


For more information, or to pre-register, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


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