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Below you can find our scheduled upcoming classes, adventures, trips and treks.  If you are interested in a particular activity, click on the "More Info" button following the short description to open a file that will give you full information including, dates, times, places, cost, registration information and how to get even more information.  There is also a link to the registration form and payment online through our "Shop" button at the bottom of this page.  Thanks for visiting and checking us out.


Sept 1, 2017
10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm


Orientation to Outdoor Digital Photography

This is a two-hour (with additional live shoot time) course for beginning outdoor digital photography that is conducted in the classroom with a shoot component. Students are taught how to get started, including types of cameras; camera equipment; using a digital camera; what do all those settings and terms mean; basic composition; creative photography; and basic image editing.  These classes are designed for those that have used digital cameras very little or not at all and want to become more comfortable with their use and improve your photo quality.
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Sept 4, 2017 9am-12pm




Orientation to Handguns I
OR
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Part 1

Orientation to Handguns I
This is a three-hour course for safe handgun handling and shooting that is conducted in the classroom.  Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of handgun accidents; handgun parts; how to safely unload certain action types; ammunition components and types; and safe storage options of handguns in the home and elsewhere.
 
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Part 1
Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, and pistol selection and storage. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor after completing both Part1 and Part 2.
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Sept 4, 2017 6pm-9pm





Orientation to Handguns II
OR
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Part 2

Orientation to Handguns II
This is a three-hour (with additional live fire time) course for safe handgun handling and shooting that is conducted in the classroom with a shooting component. Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; how to safely unload certain action types; basic cleaning and care; range protocol; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions and presentation; basic principles of concealed carry; and live fire.
 
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Part 2
Course topics include: shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor after completing both Part1 and Part 2.
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Sept 5, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm


Basic Emergency Preparedness I

This is a three-hour course for basic disaster preparedness that will cover subjects such as your first move in emergency or disaster preparation, tools and equipment, your plan, sheltering and defense in different locations, water storage and disinfection, food, energy, hygiene and first aid, communication and special considerations.
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Sept 7, 2017 9am-12pm


Home Firearm Safety

This is a three-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.
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Sept 7, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm







A Girl And A Gun:
Girls' Night Out

Announcing the next meeting of A Girl & A Gun. Come join us for fun evening with the girls in a comfortable, safe environment and maybe learn something new or make some friends along the way. Our chapters provide opportunities for ladies to get together for a time out of the house and have some fun shooting guns and making new friends. New shooters are always welcome and experience shooters are always appreciated. Each event there will be some target practice and/or a fun activity. It is the perfect time to get together for some girl bonding! 
 
We will start at the classroom of Mountain Girl Outdoors for some educational time, then move to one of our new shooting sites.  We will also go to Southern Porch after for a late night snack, dinner and/or dessert.  So bring a couple of bucks for at least a Coke.  Stay tuned for further details.
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Sept 11, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm





Orientation to Shotguns I
OR
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Part 1

Orientation to Shotguns I
This is a three-hour course for safe shotgun handling and shooting that is conducted in the classroom with a shooting component.  Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of shotgun accidents; shotgun parts; how to safely unload certain action types; ammunition components and types; basic cleaning and care; and safe storage options of shotguns in the home.
 
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Part 1
This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate once all portions are successfully completed.
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Sept 12, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm





Orientation to Shotguns II
OR
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Part 2

Orientation to Shotguns II
This is a three-hour course for safe shotgun handling and shooting that is conducted in the classroom with a shooting component.  Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of shotgun accidents; shotgun parts; how to safely unload certain action types; ammunition components and types; basic cleaning and care; and safe storage options of shotguns in the home.
 
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Part 2
This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate once all portions are successfully completed.
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Sept 13, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm


Orientation to Clay Shooting

This is a three-hour course for beginning clay shooters that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught how to get started, including types of clay shooting; safety; common equipment for different types of clay shooting; use and purpose of common equipment; shooting etiquette; how to get more involved; and where to participate.
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Sept 14, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm



Orientation to Rifle Shooting

This is a three-hour (with additional live fire time) course for safe rifle handling and shooting that is conducted in the classroom with a shooting component.  Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of rifle accidents; rifle parts; how to safely unload certain action types; ammunition components and types; basic cleaning and care; and safe storage options of rifles in the home.  These classes are designed for those that have handled rifles very little or not at all and want to become more comfortable around them at home or in your environment.
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Sept 15, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm



Orientation to Camping

This is a three-hour course for beginning camper that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught how to get started, including types of camping; common equipment for different types of camping; use and set-up of common equipment; camping etiquette; camping activities; how to handle emergencies; and sanitation.  These classes are designed for those that have camped very little or not at all and want to become more comfortable with the possibility of solo camping or camping with the family or friends without the need to depend on someone else to prep, make arrangements and/or set-up.
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Sept 16, 2017 8:30am-6:00pm


NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit

This class will meet the NC DOJ requirements for students to apply to their local sheriff’s department for their NC Concealed Handgun Permit.  It will include 8 hours of classroom instruction plus legal exam and handgun shooting qualification.  The shooting qualification portion will be held after the classroom portion is concluded or by appointment within seven (7) days of the last day of class.
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Sept 18,19 & 20, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm


NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit

This class will meet the NC DOJ requirements for students to apply to their local sheriff’s department for their NC Concealed Handgun Permit.  It will include 8 hours of classroom instruction plus legal exam and handgun shooting qualification. The shooting qualification portion will be held after the classroom portion is concluded or will be held by appointment within seven (7) days of the last day of class. 
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Sept 21, 2017 9am-12pm


Home Firearm Safety

This is a three-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught the rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.
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Sept 21, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm







A Girl And A Gun:
Girls' Night Out

Announcing the next meeting of A Girl & A Gun. Come join us for fun evening with the girls in a comfortable, safe environment and maybe learn something new or make some friends along the way. Our chapters provide opportunities for ladies to get together for a time out of the house and have some fun shooting guns and making new friends. New shooters are always welcome and experience shooters are always appreciated. Each event there will be some target practice and/or a fun activity. It is the perfect time to get together for some girl bonding! 
 
We will start at the classroom of Mountain Girl Outdoors for some educational time, then move to one of our new shooting sites.  We will also go to Southern Porch after for a late night snack, dinner and/or dessert.  So bring a couple of bucks for at least a Coke.  Stay tuned for further details.
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Sept 25, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm


Orientation to Land Navigation & GPS Use

This is a three-hour course for those that are interested in learning basic land navigation skill and GPS use that is conducted in the classroom with an outdoor skills component. Students are taught how to use and read a map; use a compass for navigation; use a GPS for navigation; learn what geocaching is and how to get started; and put it to practice.
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Sept 26 & 27, 2017 9:30am-
12pm or 6pm-8:30pm



NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar

This is a four-hour course that teaches common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. Includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense.
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Sept 28, 2017 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm


Orientation to Fly Fishing

This is a three-hour (with additional live practice time) course for fly fishing that is conducted in the classroom with a live practice component.  Students are taught the safety aspects of fly fishing; gear for fly fishing; uses of gear; fly types; fly uses; casting; and where to go for fly fishing.
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Sept 30, 2017 8:30am-2:00pm




Charity Fun Shoot for the Cold Mountain Strutters Chapter of the NWTF

Yearly, graduating high school seniors submit applications for the scholarship program to their local chapter of the NWTF.  WNC local chapter, the Cold Mountain Strutters Chapter out of Canton selects one deserving student’s application from those submitted for a local scholarship and submits that application on to the NC State Chapter for consideration for the state and national scholarships.  In 2017, their local scholarship recipient was Taten Collier from Burnsville, NC.
 
Students may use their scholarship at any accredited institution of higher and must be used for tuition, books, fees and housing. This is a onetime award. Most State/Provincial Scholarship Winners will receive a minimum of $1,000.  The National Scholarship Winner will receive up to $10,000.  The chapter Local Scholarship Winner is awarded $500 and the chapter would like to increase that amount.  With your support they can do that.  Help support this worthwhile event by joining the fun.
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