The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a great opportunity for aspiring young hunters to attend a free wing-shooting clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Edgefield County.

Participants with skill levels from beginner to advanced learn how to safely handle and shoot a shotgun. The clinic, which will run from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will introduce all the basic wing-shooting skills needed for a successful hunt.

Target presentations will resemble actual hunting situations, and youth in attendance will have the opportunity to clean, cook and sample quail they have prepared. A wildlife enforcement officer will cover basic regulations and safety afield, and some of the newest bird-hunting gear will be on site.

There is no charge for the clinic, and lunch will be provided. SCDNR welcomes parents and guardians to stay while their students participate. To register, youth must be at least 10 years old and complete a clinic application. For more information or an application, contact Sgt. Steve Simpson at or 803-609-6807.