Defensive Specialties Outdoor Gun Clubs in N Georgia

  Cherokee Gun Club is a private shooting facility located on 115

  scenic acres near Gainesville, Georgia. 


  Visitors are welcome at membership meetings, open events and

  competitions.  Non-members may participate & shoot at all “open”

  matches and competitions but may not shoot on any other ranges

  except as a guest of a member.


Click 
here to see a Match Calendar and links to the various disciplines.

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Outdoor Area Gun Clubs


                                                               South River Gun Club has been at their present location for 47 years.  They are

                                                               both a membership club for rifle & pistol and a public shooting facility for trap and

                                                               skeet.  They offer 11 trap and 5 skeet fields, 22 action shooting pits, 25/50 yard

                                                               bullseye range, and 50/100/200/300 yard rifle range.    


  They are open 3 days a week for the clay target sports:  Wednesday, 2P-8P; Saturday, 10A-6P; Sunday, 12-6P. The

  general public is welcome to shoot trap or skeet with us on these days. The rates for non-members for a round of

  trap/skeet is $7.00 per round.

  They have a full slate of tournaments for those interested in competitive shooting.  They have held the Georgia State

  Trapshoot for 14 years running; the Annual Glock Shoot for the last 22 years; and the Georgia State IDPA Championship

  for the last 7 years.


  (This information was copied from their website.)


Please click here for their Calendar of Events.

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  Defensive Specialties, LLC is proud to be Firearms

    Volunteers and Gunsmiths for:


  The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the

  Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and

  programs. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful

  wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from

  Atlanta, Athens and Macon. 


  In addition to Astronomy Fields, Primitive Group Camping, Fishing, Archery (including a 3-D archery range), Hiking,

  Bird Watching, Horseback Riding (and much more), they have two pistol & rifle ranges and shotgun facilities. 


  Shooting programs available at CEWC include:


  Family Day at the Range

        The Family Day at the Range series offers introduction training courses for individuals that wish to learn basic

        firearm safety and have the opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms.

        Introduction to Rifle:  Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for rifle. These classes focus on firearm safety,

        hunter education and give participants an opportunity to shoot. All classes begin in the Visitor Center with a firearm

        orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

        Introduction to Handgun:  Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for handgun. This course is for individuals

        age 10 and up. These classes focus on firearm safety, hunter education and give participants an opportunity to

        shoot. All classes begin in the Visitor Center with a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training

        course begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

        Introduction to Shotgun:  Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for shotgun. This course is for individuals

        age 10 and up. Participants will be able to shoot varies gauges. Participants will learn firearm safety, proper shooting

        technique, hunter education and have the opportunity to shoot clay targets. All classes begin in the Visitor Center

        for a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 4 p.m.

        Introduction to Muzzleloading:  Learn and practice safe shooting techniques for muzzleloading. This course is for

        individuals age 10 and up. Participants will learn firearm safety, hunter education and have the opportunity to shoot.

        All classes begin in the Visitor Center for a firearm orientation before participants go to the range. Training course

        begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 4 p.m.


Click 
here to see the latest FDR calendar and information.


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  Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult

  women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience

  is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels.

  The "Original BOW" workshop format  is a 3-day, multi-course event with more than 20 classes to choose from including

  fly fishing, archery, shotgun and rifle shooting, wildlife habitat, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, nature photography,

  basic fishing, boat and trailer and more.

  Several states also offer "Beyond BOW" opportunities which might include 1-3 day events with a single topic like a day

  at the shooting range, charter fishing, kayaking on a local lake, a weekend of camping, or an archery clinic.

  "BOW Destinations" are specialty trips to special destinations.


  Developed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division and hosted at Charlie

  Elliott Wildlife Center, the Georgia BOW Workshops allow participants to develop hunting, fishing, boating and other

  outdoor recreation skills through sessions led by outdoors professionals. These sessions provide novices and more

  experienced participants enough knowledge and experience to pursue their outdoors interests when the workshop is

  over.  No experience is necessary!


Please click here to see information on our upcoming BOW programs.


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  Tree Climbing - Tree Top Excursions are about safely having fun, exploring our natural environment and learning about

  ourselves in the process. Experience Canopy-Adventure-Research-Educational Technical Tree Climbing (CARE TTC),

  the rope assisted technical tree climbing offered at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Come experience this unique

  program on Charlie Elliott's featured climbing tree, "Charlie," a Willow Oak topping out around 90 feet! 


  Click here for more information on Tree Climbing activities at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

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  Hunt and Learn Programs - Click here to see more information on the GA DNR Hunt and Learn Programs.

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  Please click here to see River Bend's Calendar of Events.