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Women's-Only Introduction to Shotgun Sports Course

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In our three-hour women's-only introductory course, you'll learn from expert instructors safe, responsible gun handling and basic shooting techniques.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Whether you're interested in sporting clays or bird hunting, have fun shattering clay targets one after another in this three-hour course. Our staff includes expert and National Sporting Clays Association-certified instructors who will teach you all the skills you need to start shooting shotguns. They'll give you a solid introduction to shotgun safety tips and basic shooting techniques. They'll also teach you responsible gun handling and review different shotgun types, plus their uses and advantages.

Under our seasoned instructors' guidance, you'll have plenty of time to develop and try your new shooting skills at our range. L.L.Bean's Fogg Farm, in Freeport, Maine, offers an excellent venue for practice, with a fully appointed Five-Stand Sporting Clays facility that offers various target presentations.

All necessary shooting equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

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What to Bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity appropriate, closed-toed shoes
  • Hat with visor
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

  • Shooting or safety glasses
  • Camera
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
  • Water
  • Safety gear
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Average Ratings
5 / 5
August 1, 2021
Women-only shotgun class--Excellent
Thank you so much for offering this great workshop! I don't think I would've signed up otherwise. The small group of only women with two excellent... more
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5 / 5
August 5, 2020
Great introduction tailored to specific challenges
Our instructors, Molly and Amy, shared their knowledge with the group and were extremely patient in providing customized instruction for each of us. Having... more
Biddeford, ME
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3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
July 7, 2020
Wicked fun class!
I took this class June 27th 2020. I had so much fun! Just a few shots in and everyone was hitting targets. The instructors were fun friendly and supportive.... more
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4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 30, 2019
Last spring my best friend and I took the intro to clay shooting course. We had such a great experience that we decided to take the Women's Only half... more
Portland, ME
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4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 22, 2019
Women's Only Intro to Shotgun Sport
Purposely signed up for this after being informally introduced to sporting clays two years ago. I'm a novice handling a shotgun but was seeking a... more
South Carolina
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 24, 2018
Amazing Course!
These Outdoor Discovery courses are so much fun. I’ve done four or five of these and have never had a bad experience! The Intro to Shooting Sports is great... more
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6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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