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​​​​​​​​​​​​2024 LEARN TO SHOOT ​FREE EVENT

Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an exclusive introduction to shooting sports! Experience personalized instruction with 1-on-1 instructors, covering marksmanship, firearm safety, archery and much more. Discover the thrill of hitting your target in a supportive and professional environment. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.​​

Location Icon 2.png LOCATION: State Game Lands​ 205 - 6320 Warden Road New Tripoli, PA 18066​

Calendar.pngDATE & TIME: July 20, 2024 from 9am – 1pm​

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There will be prizes, raffles and handouts all day! 



​Archery - At the archery station, attendees will shoot NASP genesis bows at 10 and 15 yards. Also, there will be a novelty shoot with the NASP bows where it will be a challenge to hit the target at an unknown distance to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. NASP basic archery instructors will be running the range and be able to help with any questions you might have about archery.

Shotgun - At the shotgun shooting station, attendees will have a chance to take aim at flying clay targets. ​20 gauge shotguns will be available for use based off comfort level for attendees. 20 gauges have less recoil than 12 gauge shotguns. Clay targets will be thrown from a stationary thrower. Instruction will be available on how to load, aim, and hit more targets using a shotgun.

Rifle - Bolt action 22 long rifles will be used during the rifle station. NRA basic rifle instruction will be available at this station. Attendees will get to shoot at 50 feet ​replicating NRA sporter smallbore competition. Paper targets will used so attendees will be able to see what score they shot.

Air rifle - Student Air Rifle (SAR) break action pellet rifles will be used. This is a great introduction station for someone looking to take their first shot. Air rifles have no recoil and are quiet so noise is not a factor. The station will be located on the new pistol range at State Game Land 205. Targets will be at 10 yards.

Shooting Simulation ( Laser shot) - PGC hunter education instructors will have the agency laser shot trailer at the learn to shoo​t event. In the laser shot trailer, attendees will learn basic firearm safety while being able to practice basic shooting skills in a controlled environment.

Gun Cleaning - At the gun cleaning station, attendees will be able to watch demonstrations on rifle and shotgun cleaning. During the demonstrations, attendees will learn how to use solvents, cleaning rods, and pull through brushes to ensure firearms are properly cleaned for storage. 


To ensure a smooth and efficient check-in process, we kindly ask all participants to complete the waiver form prior to the event. Please follow these steps:

  1. Download the Waiver: [Click here to download the waiver form​]
  2. Print and Fill Out the Waiver: Complete all required fields and sign the form.
  3. Bring the Completed Waiver to the Event: Present your signed waiver at the check-in desk upon arrival.

If you are unable to print and complete the waiver in advance, don't worry! We will have waiver forms available on-site for you to fill out.


By participating in this shooting event, attendees acknowledge and agree t​o adhere to the following rules:

  • Age Policy: Participation in live fire shooting activities at this event is restricted to individuals 12 years or older. Attendees under the age of 12 will not be permitted to engage in live fire shooting activities. However, attendees 6 and older will have the opportunity to participate in a simulated firearms station, air rifles and a compound bow archery station.​
  • Wristband Policy: Upon entry, attendees will receive one of two colored wristbands based on their age: one color for 12 and over, and another color for 11 and under​. Wristbands must be worn visibly throughout the event.
  • Safety First: All participants are required to follow safety protocols and instructions provided by event staff at all times.

By participating in the shooting event, attendees acknowledge that they have read and understood this disclaimer and agree to abide by all rules and regulations outlined.

  • Ear plugs and shooting glasses will be provided.
  • Water bottles will be provided.​

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