Friday, May 12, 2017
HUNTRESS SAFETY CLASS - Limited to the first 12 participants that pre-register for this class. With successful completion of this class you will earn your MDNR Safety Certificate. There will be a pre-class assignment, pre-testing, class room instruction, hands on shooting instruction, final test and MUST ATTEND Friday 4-9 and Saturday 9:45-Noon. See description below for more info. (Class held in large classroom in Clubhouse)
For those not in the hunter safety class:
- Registration and Set Up Camp:
- Tomahawk and Knife throwing: (near Muzzleloading range)
- Air Rifle & Pistols: Shooting - Clubhouse, behind registration
- Planning for a Hunt: This would be a class mostly about hunting on public land, but the content would also be helpful for private land hunting, cover how to find and decipher the laws and regulations around a particular game species, season and region, suggestions about how to learn the most about your chose game species, beginning scouting basics (both by internet & on the ground), choosing the right gun (or bow) and ammo (caliber/gauge), selecting gear, how to pack for the day, etc… limited to 12 preregistration required
- Pot Luck for Dinner: We will provide the open fire roasted beef, you bring a dish to share 7:00 pm Clubhouse
- Raptors: Meet and greet Friday evening with live birds of prey and Michigan Avian Experience! Get acquainted with the hunters that rule the sky.
- Bird Suet Cakes: This class is on a walk in bases [plan approximately 30 minutes] and will provided technique, tools, ingredients and a recipe to make 2 suet cakes per person. You'll take the cakes, a cake form, and the recipe home!
- Campfire & Camaraderie: Enjoy a nice fire under the stars, good company, women with outdoor enthusiasm, sharing stories, concerns, ideas, creating friendships, maybe even a song or two. (Between Clubhouse and shotgun range)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Learn about equipment . Learn and practice shooting fundamentals.
Experienced with conventional compound bows? Interested in challenging yourself to shoot instinctively without sights, with a stick string and bow.? Experienced traditional archers will help you learn to shoot instinctively with our bows or yours. Practice, practice, practice.
MUST PROVIDE OWN EQUIPMENT. (If you borrow a bow make sure it "fits" YOU, don't bring a 60 lb bow that you can't pull back with ease) Some experience required. Tips and practicing techniques to improve your skills. Practice shooting at 3-D targets along oue wooded course.
Bird Houses 101 [2nd or 3rd sessions only]
Assemble a simple wooden chickadee nesting box. Learn safe use of hand and power tools and some simple methods for building your outdoor projects - 5 spaces available
Learn different techniques of Canning, water bath and pressure canning. Vegetables, maybe even meat.
Edibles Wild and Medicinals:
cover safety and ethics when foraging, how to find reliable information, common edibles and medicinals in our region at various seasons, and then take a walk on club grounds to collect a few edibles to eat and/or make tea with.
Falconry [1st session only]
The Sport of Kings (and Queens) Falconry the art of hunting wild game with a trained raptor, is thousands of years old and still practiced today. Falconer, Julianna Armijo will introduce you to this art, her hunting birds, falconry equipment, and guide you though the process of becoming a falconer in the state of Michigan. We will also show a video of falconry in action.
Learn the art of Fly Tying for fly fishing or maybe a nice pendent. You get to take home your masterpieces!
This class will involve seeing, smelling and tasting herbs. Many uses and types: oils, salve, teas and essential oils. We will work with wild and cultivated herbs and growing them at home. We will be eating and tasting our way through a very hands on type of class.
Hunter Safety Course [Friday night AND 1st session Saturday]
Opportunity to EARN your MDNR Safety Certificate - for the first 12 participants that sign up for it. Mandatory attendance at class times and pre-course assignment. You may want to go hunting for the first time or maybe out-of-state hunting. You will need a Hunter Safety Certificate, if you were born after January 1, 1960, to purchase a Michigan Hunting License. This is sure to be an enjoyable class to earn your hunter safety certificate and enjoy WWOW. This Hunter Safety Class will be one of your WWOW sessions. There will be a pre-course assignment mailed to your home before the WWOW weekend. This assignment must be completed before the start of class, 4pm on Friday. Attendance to all class sessions is required, Friday 4pm-9pm, with a break for dinner, and Saturday 8:30am-Noon. You must attend all sessions & pass a written evaluation & safe firearms handling exercise, to successfully complete this course.
Hunting the Wild Turkey [3rd session only]
Whether hunting with a camera, shotgun or bow, this class will teach you all you need to start hunting the magnificent wild turkey! Class will include discussion of both spring and fall seasons, rules and regulations, bird identification, scouting, reading signs and equipment needed. Learn the language of the wild turkey and how they communicate with each other. You will have an opportunity during the class to try different turkey calls and visualize shot placement a turkey. We will take a short walk at the end of the class and practice our calling and sign reading. Since spring is the wild turkey's mating time, we may even be lucky enough to hear real birds gobble, yelp, cut or purr!
Ever wanted to learn how to tie Knots that you can use for everyday use? This class will show you how to tie the overhand, square, two half hitches, taut-line hitch, bowline knot and the clove hitch. These knots will help you with your camping and boating experiences. 1 space available
Map and Compass
Afraid of getting lost? Not knowing where you are or how to find your way? Have fun learning to use a map and compass to find your way into the woods and back out again. 1 space available
Muzzle loading Shooting
Learn to load and shoot historic firearms from the revolutionary through the civil war periods from instructors in period dress. Also shoot modern-day muzzleloaders with instructors in jeans... This is truly a social sport.
200-yard Balloon Shoot. Learn to shoot long distance using small-caliber rifles with very little recoil.
Shotgun Skeet Shooting
Learn the basics of shooting flying clay "birds" Most of the targets are crossing shots: "Clay-birds" coming out of High and Low houses. Very little recoil. - 1 space available
Shotgun Trap Shooting
Learn the basics of shooting flying clay "bird" targets mostly away shots. We'll just have to think of a way to cook them. Very little recoil. Shotguns are Fun.!
Small Bore Pistols & Rifles
Learn basics of safe and responsible handgun handling and shooting. Learn to shoot .22 caliber rifles and pistols. - 2 spaces available
ss Intermediate pistol class. [2nd or 3rd Sessions]:
Prerequisite: prior pistol experience
Course: A step above the standard pistol target practice. We will incorporate movement while shooting, shooting from cover, malfunction clearing, tactical reloading, and more.
We have 22 caliber pistols to use, or bring your own (pending our safety inspection). All you'll need is your firearm, at least two magazines or speed loaders, and about 100 rounds of ammo
All session's feature hands-on learning
Experienced volunteer instructors, shooters, and outdoors persons who love their sport and want to share it with others will conduct each session.
Schedule of Events
Sorry, No camping Saturday night.
For More Information, Contact:
P.O. Box 260
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
Number for day of Event: (734) 434-6177 clubhouse or (734) 417-5793 mobile
Traveling east on I-94, take Exit 181 to US 12 West (Michigan Avenue).
Traveling west on I-94, take Exit 181A to US 12 West.
Ellis Road is the first road left off Michigan Ave.. It makes two sharp turns before heading directly south about a mile to the WSC. As the pavement ends, turn left to the WSC entrance, 5095 Ellis Road. Follow road 1/4 mile to main clubhouse on the left.
Map Of Grounds