How to Get Started

  • young man shoots shotgun while DNR shooting range officer assistsIdentify where the closest ranges or shooting clubs are located and who to contact for more information.
  • Purchase eye protection and ear plugs for personal safety.
  • Bring clay targets, hand throwers or portable traps if needed and if the local range does not provide them.
  • See the National Shooting Sports Foundation's shooting resources and subscribe to the NSSF Pull the Trigger newsletter to get video tips from experts in target shooting, hunting, firearm maintenance, game cooking and other firearm-related topics.