Gunsite instructor Il Ling New uses a remote-controlled deer target to teach shooters the fundamentals of making a shot on a moving target in Paulden, Arizona.
Gunsite instructor Il Ling New uses a remote-controlled deer target to teach shooters the fundamentals of making a shot on a moving target in Paulden, Arizona.

Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona, is offering the ideal training for hunters, whether you’re an old pro tuning up for another adventure or a first-timer.

If you’re serious about your chances for success, gearing up for big game hunting season takes more than a few shots at the 100-yard range from a bench just a week or two before opening day.

The Gunsite Hunter Prep course can be tailored to individual and group needs and hunts, including dangerous game in Africa or elk in the Rocky Mountains.

Expert instructors Mario Marchman and Il Ling New, also a professional guide in the U.S., equip you with necessary skills like mastering field positions, shooting with sticks and slings, marksmanship training, proper trigger control and executing shots on moving or charging targets.

You’ll also have the opportunity to do plenty of shooting and live-fire drills at the range, including the walking simulator with one of the instructors as they guide you through different field scenarios. Replica game targets are placed in various locations along the course and have steel plates in the vital zones to help confirm hits.

Not only does the course force you to utilize shooting skills in a real world scenario, it also makes for an incredibly good time with friends. As for lodgings, the Little Thumb Butte Bed & Breakfast provides amazing views, close proximity to Gunsite and the best home-style food you’ll find in the area.

This news brief appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine. Click here to download the full issue.


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