Conservation Group to Sponsor Youth Shooting Day

Conservation Group to Sponsor Youth Shooting Day

Ruffed Grouse Society
Ruffed Grouse Society

Saginaw, MI – -( In an effort to get more youngsters involved in the shooting sports, the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is having a Youth Shoot at the Saginaw Gun Club, 9540 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, MI on Saturday, May 16, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m.

According to Harry Danz, the only requirement is that each of the participants have an RGS Junior membership, and those can be purchased at the event for $10.

“Everything else is free. The Saginaw Valley Chapter is supplying the shotgun shells and paying for the range fees,” Danz said, adding that each participant will shoot up to 2 rounds of skeet.

In addition each participant will receive a free one year junior membership to the Saginaw Gun Club compliments of the Saginaw Gun Club. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be provided after the shoot.

All you need bring is eye and ear protection; your own shotgun, or if you don’t have a gun of your own, shotguns in various gauges will be available for use.

Open to youngsters High School age and younger, the event will focus on proper gun handling and safety, as well as shooting fundamentals taught by the clubs national class skeet shooters.

To participate you must register by Sunday, May 3, and you can do that by calling Danz at 989-754-1034.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the RGS, its mission and management projects can be found on the web at: