Introduction to shotgun shooting at Woodbury Range

| September 12, 2018

COSHOCTON – Anyone interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting is invited to attend a free program on Sept. 30 at the Woodbury Range near Coshocton, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The ODNR Division of Wildlife is hosting the event on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 – 4 p.m. and will provide all firearms, ammunition, safety equipment, and targets. The event is open to anyone ages 12 years old and up, and participants with basic firearms safety skills are encouraged. There will be a brief safety talk and shooting technique lesson followed by live fire. Firearms provided for use will be 20-gauge shotguns, but participants are permitted to bring other range-legal shotguns and corresponding ammunition if they prefer.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 27. Please call the ODNR Wildlife District 4 office at 740-589-9930 to sign up.

The event is free, but all persons age 18 or older who will be shooting must purchase either an annual shooting range permit for $24 or a one-day shooting range permit for $5, which are available at all hunting and fishing license outlets or at Permits are not sold at the shooting range. Anyone age 17 and under who will be shooting is not required to purchase a permit but must be accompanied by and directly monitored by an adult age 18 years or older who holds a valid shooting range permit.

The Woodbury Shooting Range is located six miles west of Coshocton at 41384 State Route 541, Warsaw. Participants will meet at the range attendant building.
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