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

Optional

  • Shooting or safety glasses
  • Camera
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Non-heirloom shotgun (no bolt-action, lever-action or Damascus-twist shotguns; no shotguns larger than 12 gauge; no handguns, rifles or combination guns)†
  • Non-heirloom ammunition†

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
  • Safety gear
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Introduction to Shotgun Sports Course

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In our three-hour 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 skilled 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.

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 skilled 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.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*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.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.