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NWCOA to provide firearms training

|  July 24, 2015

NWCOA Marksman badgeThe National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) has released a brochure and registration information for its “Shooting in Sensitive Environments” courses, taking place Oct. 7 -10 in Eutaw, Ala. Partnering with White Buffalo Inc., NWCOA sponsors this premier training event for individuals and wildlife control companies who may use firearms in their work with nuisance wildlife.

The event provides training on Oct. 7-8 in Level 1 – Certified Urban Marksman, and on Oct. 8-10 in Level 2 – Certified Urban Sharpshooter coursework. Participants will experience high level training in ballistics, shot choice and placement, and overall firearm use suitable for wildlife damage management. Successful completion of an exam for each level will earn the participant certification as an NWCOA Certified Urban Marksman and an NWCOA Certified Urban Sharpshooter, respectively. Level 1 certification is a prerequisite to take the Level 2 course.

Designed to train new and experienced WCOs, the courses provide classroom instruction with hands-on shooting range experience. They are being held at the Greene County Rod and Gun Club in Eutaw, with lodging at the adjoining True Vine Foundation. The NWCOA is incorporating lodging and meals in the registration fee for this event.

“The key to the success of this program is the professional instructors, who have real wildlife damage management experience,” says Jason Reger, NWCOA president. “Our instructors will provide intensive training in shooting accuracy, special safety considerations and effectiveness in shooting in non-traditional shooting locations.”

For more information or to register, visit NWCOA.com/shootingcourse.html.

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