Georgia SCI Educates New Shooters at Introduction to Hunting Firearms Event

SUWANEE, GA (September 29, 2021) – As part of its ongoing commitment to recruiting new people into hunting and the shooting sports, the Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) remained true to its mission by hosting an Introduction to Hunting Firearms event on Saturday, September 25, 2021. This full day of learning was held at the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company, a world-class shooting and hunting facility located just an hour north of Atlanta. 

The learn-to-shoot event was intended for new and beginner shooters who were interested in becoming more familiar and proficient with hunting firearms, specifically rifles and shotguns.  Participants learned about SCI and the Georgia Chapter, and gained valuable knowledge about how hunting and the shooting sports contribute directly to wildlife conservation. Prior to going to the range, staff from the Beretta Shooting Grounds and Georgia SCI volunteers provided an in-depth firearm safety briefing. 

Following the presentations and firearm safety talk, participants made their way to the rifle range for hands-on education and time behind the trigger. The new shooters started by shooting suppressed .22s and ultimately moved up to easy-shooting, low-recoil, rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm-08. Each attendee received one-on-one instruction and shot steel targets ranging from 50 yards to well over 350 yards. 

fter lunch, attendees moved to the 5-stand shotgun shooting pavilion where they had the opportunity to learn about, and shoot, several different types of shotguns. The 5-stand pavilion allowed for more one-on-one instruction, with shooters having the opportunity to choose from seven different target presentations. 

“I’m thrilled to see new people getting involved in hunting and the shooting sports,” said Drew Burrell of the High Adventure Company. “We’re proud to continue partnering with the Georgia Chapter of SCI to recruit new hunters and shooters by hosting these educational events, and we look forward to hosting several deer hunts with them later this year. “

With Georgia’s deer firearm season opening in the next few weeks, participants were invited to join the Georgia Chapter of SCI for its annual First Timer Mentored Deer Hunt in December. The First Timer Mentored Deer Hunt provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about hunting and go afield for an afternoon deer hunt under the direct supervision of a licensed mentor.

This event was made possible by Georgia SCI volunteers who generously donated their time, and Drew Burrell of the High Adventure Company, along with the staff at the Beretta Shooting Grounds.

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