Department of Fish and Game to offer black-powder hunting clinic in Winton May 8

The Department of Fish and Game is offering a black-powder hunting clinic May 8 at the River Oaks Range in Winton.

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will include both lecture and live-fire exercises. The lecture will include a short history of black powder shooting, different styles of black powder rifles used today and laws and regulations pertaining to black powder hunting.

The live-fire exercise will be target shooting with black powder firearms.

The clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All course material and loaner black powder firearms will be provided. Personal firearms shouldn’t be brought to the clinic. The cost is $45, and space is limited to 25 people. Young people 16 and under are free, but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.

Registration forms are available at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/blackpowder.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility, a list of items to bring and a workshop agenda.

-- Carol Reiter