A free Shooting Sports 101 clinic is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education at the North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus in Raliegh.

"This free clinic is ideal for anyone wanting to take up sporting clay competition or hunters who want to improve their skills," said Kelsey Obernuefemann, a wildlife education specialist with the Wildlife Commission. "While participants will not be firing live rounds, the educational and safety components of the clinic will benefit everyone who attends."

The event is being hosted by NCWRC in partnership with the Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School, and will Deep River instructors.

Topics will include instruction on safety, equipment, ammo and firearms, as well as the various types of shooting sports, including trap, skeet and sporting clays.

The school, located in Sanford, is rated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a four-star range.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive in Raleigh.