posted on May 21, 2012 11:40 :: 441 Views
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education Program will host a free shotgun seminar and field workshop June 2-4 in Helena.
An evening seminar on June 2, presented by CONSEP shotgun expert Tom Roster, will focus on shot shell choice and effectiveness, including the use of newer nontoxic loads. Roster also will discuss a variety of shotgun hunting topics, including ways to reduce wounding loss of birds and increase waterfowl and upland bird hunting enjoyment and success. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave. near Spring Meadow Lake State Park off U.S. Highway 12 West.
The seminar is open to the public and designed for any waterfowl or upland game bird hunter interested in becoming a more successful wing-shooter. CONSEP’s Roster has conducted shot shell ballistics research and has designed and administered the six most extensive steel vs. lead shot field tests on duck, goose, pheasant, and dove field tests ever conducted.
In addition to the seminar, Roster and FWP will conduct two field workshops June 3-4 at the Helena Trap Club, 5505 North Montana Ave. While anyone may attend the June 2 seminar, each field workshop is limited to 15 people who also attended the seminar. For the field workshop, FWP is seeking experienced bird hunters from partner organizations such as Pheasant Forever; Ducks Unlimited; local rod, gun and shooting clubs; 4-H shooting sports; Montana hunter education instructors and others committed to assisting with similar events across Montana.
For details contact Thomas Baumeister, FWP’s Montana WILD supervisor, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 406-444-9946 and; or Jim Hansen, FWP’s Central Flyway Migratory Bird Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 406-247-2957. The seminar and field workshops are free.