Hunters Safety


Hunters Safety classes are offered at WSC. There is a $10 class fee. Pre-registration required, since there is limited supplies. We do offer online, home study and traditional classes.

For the field segment of the online Hunter Safety, please come with your completed certificate.

See the MDNR web site for more information.

Classes open to students of any age. However, students under 10 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult. Parents and guardians are welcome to sit in with their kids.

Check the club calendar for contact information

All students must meet the same minimum requirements to successfully complete their class. Requirements include: attendance at all sessions, completion of all assignments, attention and class participation, behavior, performance on MDNR standard knowledge test, performance during range and field exercises, attitude.

A parent or legal guardian must sign the release document at the start of class if student is less than 18 years old

Junior Archery

Facilities: 24 lane Indoor Archery Range (seasonal)
Open To Public: All Junior Archery events are open to the public. See Event Schedule for specific dates.
Contact: Roger Tassel at 313-670-2491
Cost: $5.00 per participant per session or $10.00 per family (2 or more) fee includes use of equipment, bows, arrows and quivers.

Click on the links below to download the documents.

Junior Archery will start on Saturday October 15, 2016.
New this year: 2 class times

8:30am to 10:00am: For kids 11 and under will be shooting from 10 yards only. Cost $5.00
10:30am to 12:00pm: For kids 12 and over will be shooting from 20 yards. Cost $5.00


Junior Rifle

NRA Marksmanship Qualification Shooting is an informal, year-round activity for youngsters and people of all ages.

Qualification shooting is an informal, year-round recreational shooting activity that provides incentive awards for developing and improving marksmanship skills. It's a drill. We set the standards; you meet the challenge! Progression is self-paced and scores are challenging but attainable. Performance is measured against established par scores and any shooter who meets or exceeds those scores is entitled to the corresponding recognition awards for that rating. It's an honor system!

Qualification shooting is the ideal way to develop and build shooting proficiency by progressing through each skill level, from Pro-Marksman through Distinguished Expert.

All Programs are conducted on Saturdays, check our Event Schedule for details.

The forms below are to be signed by the parent of a juvenile shooter. If you are bringing your child, you may fill them out at the club when you get there. If you are bringing a child other than your own please have the parent sign the forms prior to bringing them.

We will not be able to let them shoot unless we have the signed forms.

A copy of the Federal Law requiring the Pistol Permission slips is also attached.

We appreciate your compliance so that we can continue to offer our program, which gives the young people the chance to learn the safe handling of firearms and the basics of marksmanship.

Thank you for your cooperation.

You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download, to view and print the documents. For a free copy click here.

Click on the links below to download the documents.

This article is written to inform everyone that the WSC Jr. Rifle adult work group is now expanding their efforts to offer a more comprehensive development program for our young shooters. After completing our current rifle qualification course, juniors can now move into the indoor American Rifleman three position air rifle and outdoor three position small-bore (22 Cal.) training instruction. During the winter months we practice inside our main clubhouse from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and during the summer months we start at 10:00 am and continue through 12:00 pm.

We have enlisted a small group of highly skilled, enthusiastic, NRA certified Instructors, staff members, and several volunteers that help our youth enjoy rifle marksmanship coupled with safety.

Learning the three position rifle marksmanship assists youth in developing their abilities through teamwork, sportsmanship, and a life time of goal orientated activities. Three Position, better known as, (3P) will open other windows of opportunity such as scholarships from the NRA, American Legion, and the CMP to name a few. Besides scholarships, some youth continue onto the Olympics, yes I said the Olympics. Did you know during the Summer Olympics, 28 of those events involve shooting sports? The next scheduled summer Olympics, 2016, is being held in Rio de Janeiro.

So let's go Moms and Dad's, bring your young Olympian out from behind the home computer, to our club, meet us, and start your child’s shooting adventure.

Small Bore Rifle (seasonal outdoors)
Time: 10AM to Noon on Saturdays
Cost: Individual - $5.00, Jr. Family - $15.00

Participants shoot for record on standard Basic Marksmanship and NRA 50-foot small-bore targets. Participants work toward the standard NRA Sport Shooting and American Rifleman Qualifications that are also used by adult shooters. Ranks start at Pro-Marksman, then Marksman, then Marksman First Class, then Sharpshooter, then nine more ranks until Expert. Beyond Expert, extraordinary shooters may continue to Distinguished Expert. Each of the initial ranks require a set of targets with a score above a certain minimum. Each rank must be earned in order. For each Qualification that a participant earns, he or she is presented with a Certificate and a Patch or seal for their certificate.

Pistol (seasonal outdoors)
Time: 1PM to 3PM on Saturdays
Cost: Individual - $5.00 Jr., Family - $15.00

We will use the Handgun and Bullseye Pistol qualification programs as shooters progress from relatively easy to more difficult types of pistol shooting. As with the other programs above, these programs build marksmanship skills through progressive steps from Pro-Marksman through Distinguished Expert. In this program we will use .22 caliber semi-automatic pistols.

Rifle & Pistol (seasonal outdoors)
Time: 1PM to 3PM on Saturdays
Cost: Individual - $7.00 Jr., Family - $21.00

Air Rifle (seasonal indoors)
Time: 1PM to 4PM on Saturdays
Cost: Individual - $4.00  Family - $12.00

This indoor program also uses the Sport Shooting and American Rifleman qualification courses. The course of fire in the qualification program introduces new shooters to the sport using the benchrest or prone-supported positions before progressing to Sitting, Kneeling, and standing positions. These positions are designed to help shooters reinforce basic shooting fundamentals during early stages of development. The course of fire progresses from 3 shots, to 20 shots, to an optional 40 or 60 shots. The required number of shots in the course also increases in stages to help new shooters develop the strength and endurance necessary to complete a full course of fire. The course of fire for women in world championships is 40 shots; the course of fire for men in world championships is 60 shots. Qualification shooters have the option of qualifying for ratings using either the 40- or 60-shot course of fire. Air rifle qualification shooting is an excellent recreational and social activity for families, neighborhood groups, clubs, and leagues.

Air Pistol (seasonal indoors)
Time: 1PM to 4PM on Saturdays
Cost: Individual - $4.00  Family - $12.00

This air pistol qualification course of fire is designed to introduce shooters to the challenge of air pistol shooting by first introducing the benchrest and two-handed standing positions before progressing to the one-handed standing position. The required number of shots in the course also increases in stages to help new shooters develop the strength and endurance necessary to complete a full course of fire. The course of fire for women in world championships is 40 shots; the course of fire for men in world championships is 60 shots. Participants in the qualification program have the option of qualifying for ratings using either the 40- or 60-shot course of fire.

If you have any questions please contact Chuck Morgan at or by phone (734) 645-3197

Junior Shotgun

Facilities: Outdoor Trap Range (seasonal)
Open To Public: All Jr. Shotgun events are open to the public. See Event Schedule for specific dates.

WSC's Junior Shotgun program is open to all children ages 8 to 18 that are around a minimum of 48" tall. The program is intended to provide the necessary guidance for the recreational shooter who is interested in trap shooting purely for the enjoyment of shooting a shotgun.

The Jr. Shotgun program is an achievement program. A system of qualifying rounds and achievement levels were designed to provide a challenge for youth in trap achievement. Success at each level is dependent on the individual's skill and willingness to apply themselves. Each child can advance at his or her own pace, progressing to the next level after completing the previous level. We will follow the NRA Qualification for shotgun

Our most important asset in the shooting sports, just as in life, is our youth. The WSC's Jr. Shotgun program promotes the sport of trap shooting with young people. It stresses getting a shotgun in hand quickly (instead of boring the kid with lectures), yet doing so safely, and focuses on the positive aspects of the sport and safe gun handling.

Participants are welcome to bring their own shotgun and ammo, or we have equipment and ammo available. Eye and Ear protection are mandatory, bring your own or use ours. Parents need not be present, but are encouraged to be present and support their children though positive reinforcement.

Jr. Shotgun is held each Saturday beginning in May from 1 to 3 PM. Check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times. This program is open to members and the general public.

Fee: A single round of birds cost $2.00, shells are available for $5.00 per box. Introductory lessons are available for $1.00 for 5 shots. Fee's includes use of shotguns and safety equipment.

For additional information contact Mitch Smith at or call at (734) 780-4687.


Held each year around late October and early November, check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times. This is your opportunity to ensure your firearm is sighted in for deer season.

The cost is $10.00 per firearm. Be sure to bring plenty of the ammunition that you intend to hunt with to sight your firearm in. For questions and inquiries contact

Click here for the 2017 Deer Hunters Firearm Sight In Brochure to view and download the pdf file which lists the dates and times for the 2017 Deer Hunter Sight-In sessions. The brochure also has a map to the club. Members and interested attendees please feel free print copies for friends and co-workers.

We furnish:

  • Firearm Safety Inspection
  • Covered shooting area, come rain or shine
  • Individual shooting benches
  • Targets
  • Sand bags
  • Spotters
  • Coaching
  • NRA Certified Range Officers
  • 25, 50, 100 & 200 yard ranges

NRA Marksmanship

Seasonal (Indoor/Outdoor)
Our NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (Air Rifle/Pistol Indoors - .22 Rimfire Outdoors) is conducted on Monday Afternoons/Evenings. Consult Events Schedule for seasonal times. Open to adult members and the general public. Cost of the program is $6.00/ Indoors( air rifle - pistol) - $8.00/Outdoors (.22 rimfire) per person and includes targets. Join us and sharpen your marksmanship skills and have a great time. For additional information contact Ernie Burrell at (734) 740-1825


Personal Protection In The Home

This is the course that qualifies the student for a CCW permit in Michigan. Any handgun that has open sights is acceptable. A speedloader or spare magazine is required for this course. This course starts promptly at 8:00am and runs until approximately 5:00pm.

  • Training qualifies for Michigan CPL (Concealed Pistol License)
  • 8 hour training including 3 hours of range time and 1 hour presentation on the legal aspects of concealed carry by a lawyer
  • Range course of fire is a minimum of 96 rounds by each student
  • High instructor to student ratio
  • This is an advanced course - prior experience shooting a handgun is required - please call for details
  • Cost: $125 for non-members

Michigan CCW Renewal Review Course

This course, while not required under the law, is for people who desire to have proof of having fulfilled the review requirements of the law for renewing their CCW permit. It is open to persons who are currently licensed to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan and consists of three hours in the classroom reviewing the relevant portions of the NRA "Personal Protection in the Home" course materials, including one hour with a lawyer reviewing Michigan laws. You will also spend one hour on the range firing at least 66 rounds of more intensive shooting that was required for the "Personal Protection in the Home" course. For this course, the student is requested to furnish a personal protection caliber centerfire handgun (Minimum .380) along with a speed loader or spare magazine.

  • Cost: $50 for non-members

First Steps Pistol Training

This is the ideal course for people new to the sport of handgun shooting. It also qualifies as a prerequisite for persons who intend to take the 'Personal Protection in the Home' class but have limited experience with a handgun.

  • Safe gun handling skills
  • Proper shooting technique
  • Information for making a good handgun purchase decision
  • Information about the different calibers, ammunition, and types of handguns that are available
  • How to safely clean your handgun
  • Class is 4 hours of instruction including range time
  • Cost: $50 for non-members

All Personal Protection Training courses taught at Washtenaw Sportsman's Club have several basic requirements:
The student must furnish the appropriate amount of COMMERCIALLY LOADED (store purchased, no hand loaded or custom ammunition of any type are allowed) ammunition for his/her handgun (PPT = 150 Rounds, PPT Review = 100 Rounds, First Steps = 50 Rounds) to complete the course. If the student does not own a suitable handgun, arrangements can be made - please call (734) 417-9446 for information.

Registration, which must be completed prior to the course, requires a valid driver's license or adult consent for minors. Payment in full is due at the time of registration (cash or check - no credit cards). Please arrive one half hour prior to the class to complete registration.

Washtenaw Sportsman's Club can furnish eye and ear protection, but it is strongly recommended that the student purchase these items since they will be required for future practice with firearms. You will also be more comfortable with your own equipment.
The pistol range at Washtenaw Sportsman's Club is an outdoor range with covered firing points. The student should dress appropriately for the expected weather conditions. In the summer the student should bring insect repellent since the club grounds are heavily wooded in the immediate area of the shooting range.

The WSC offers Personal Protection Training courses several times a year. Please check our Events Schedule for the next offering. For Information or Registration details contact or call (734) 417-9446.

Pentathlon Plus

The roots of Modern Pentathlon can be traced to the ancient Pentathlon, which included the following five disciplines: discus throw, javelin, long jump, the stadium-length race, and wrestling. The ancient Pentathlon was incorporated into the ancient Olympic Games in 708 B.C., where Lambis Lakedaimonios was crowned the first Olympic victor.

A family fun event, our version of the Modern Pentathlon Plus includes the following seven disciplines: archery, air rifle, black powder rifle, pistol, rifle, 22 rifle and trap shooting.

Each competitor fires 10 shots at each of the 7 ranges. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker shoot at the pistol range is used to determine the overall champion.

Typically most targets are not what you would normally be accustomed to shooting. They could range from balloons to Oreo cookies and aspirins.

The course of fire is as follows:

  • 10 shots Air Rifle
  • 10 shots Archery 3-D at various ranges
  • 10 shots Black powder Silhouette
  • 10 shots Pistol 5 at 25 yards and 5 at 50 yards
  • 10 shorts Rifle 5 off the bench 5 off hand
  • 10 shots Trap
  • 10 shots Skeet
  • 10 shots .22 Rifle

There is a 50/50 Novelty Match. For a $1.00 fee per shot per range, you fire a shot at a target of the range officers choosing. The person with the best score overall per range is the winner of that range. Proceeds benefit the Washtenaw Sportsman's Club Building Fund.

Probationary members and member candidates and their sponsors: this is a great opportunity and the only day of the year that you can shoot every on range and see what the club has to offer.

The cost of this day of fun is $15.00 for non-members, members are free but must show their membership card in order to shoot for free. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to pass for the Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30 PM. Family members are welcome.

For additional info you may contact Bill Mida by email at