Friday, August 28, 2015

VT F&W Acoustic and Noise Management Workshop for Shooting Range Operators

Press Release
For Immediate Release:  August 25, 2015
Media Contacts: Daneil Pieterse; 802-272-6923
                              Chris Saunders; 802-343-5487
Acoustic and Noise Management Workshop
Available for Shooting Range Operators
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting a special seminar on shooting range acoustics and noise management on Saturday, September 12, at the Agency of Natural Resources Annex, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, Vermont.
The department and several sporting organizations have been working to enhance shooting range opportunities for hunters and shooters throughout Vermont. At the seminar participants will learn practical information on acoustics and how it relates to shooting ranges in particular. The presentation will include background on acoustics materials, measurements and noise mitigation. Discussion will follow on local, county and state noise codes, ordinances and laws.
Leading the seminar is Bill Bergiadis, founder of Troy Acoustics Corporation and designer of a highly rated sound-wall system. A nationally recognized expert on acoustic materials, Bergiadis regularly does presentations at NRA range seminars and for government agencies.
The seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided.  Anyone interested in attending needs to pre-register.
"For current and potential range operators, this is a must-attend workshop," says Daneil Pieterse, Vermont Fish & Wildlife's shooting range technician.  "Clubs and organizations should consider sending members so they can be equipped with the knowledge and tools to bring back to their organizations.  Well-run shooting ranges provide safe and educational resources for beginning hunters and established firearm users. Our department is committed to fostering responsible range management in the state and we look forward to helping clubs and organizations in this effort."
For more information or to register for this event, please see:
John Hall, Outreach Division
[phone]       802-828-1000      [fax]      802-828-1250
My email address will change August 1
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier VT 05620

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Woman On Target at Camp Kehoe

> Clint Gray is conducting a NRA Women On Target event at the Kehoe Camp in Bomoseen, VT on Sunday, August 23.
> Clint will have done six NRA WOT events in 2015, this will be his seventh, bringing his 2015 NRA WOT season to a close.
> The NRA WOT program is an introductory training course for women to receive safe firearm instruction by qualified
> firearm instructors on a safe facility.  Clint conducts this course for the students receiving firearm safety training, range
> safety and instruction on various type of firearms and crossbow.
> The course will start at 8 A.M. and continue into the afternoon.  All of the training materials necessary for the NRA WOT
> will be provided.  Lunch will also be provided.
> To register for the course please contact Clint at:  802-535-7111 or,
> This NRA Women On Target event is funded by a grant from the profits of Vermont's six Friends of NRA banquets.