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Deep Portage spring sports announced

On Sunday, April 30, Deep Portage will host its sporting clays Fun Shoot, sponsored by the Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society. PineandLakes.com Illustration

Fun Shoot - Sunday, April 30, at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, April 30, Deep Portage will host its sporting clays Fun Shoot, sponsored by the Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society. The entry fee is $50 for adults and $25 for participants under age 16. The cost includes two rounds of 50 sporting clays, as well as lunch. The shoot starts at 10 a.m., with a picnic lunch at noon and door prizes at 2 p.m.

Side-by-Side Shoot - Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m.

This shoot—a fundraiser for the hunting and shooting sports education programs at Deep Portage — will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. The shoot is open to any gauge side-by-side shotgun. A 100-target bird-hunter designed sporting clays course is the main event. Side games will be available. Bring your own shells. Cost is $150 per person and includes Continental breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner.

Adult Wingshooting School - May 19-21

Deep Portage Learning Center, The Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, and King's Shooting Sports are teaming up to make aspiring shooters better. This class covers the basics of good wingshooting techniques. Deep Portage instructors teach a modified "Churchill" method of instinctive shooting. Both classroom and field instruction will cover topics such as safe gun handling, gun selection and gun fit, as well as techniques for proper grip, stance, pre-mount, mount and swing. Instructor-to-student ratio is 1:4, ensuring that all participants will receive personal attention in the classroom and in extensive practice on Deep Portage's sporting clays range. Price of $425 includes two nights' lodging, six meals and instruction. Bring your own beverages.

Call (218) 682-2325, toll-free 888-280-9908, or e-mail portage@uslink.net for more information or to reserve a spot for these events. Deep Portage is located 10 miles east of Hackensack, off Cass County Road 46.

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