The experts at Fletcher Arms always have something new to show their customers?or, in many cases, something old. Their store houses an ever-changing selection of new, used, and vintage firearms, including a Colt revolver that is more than 100 years old. Fletcher's staff helps customers navigate this inventory as well as its stock of hunting accessories. The staff also includes instructor Robert Llanas, who teaches basic pistol technique and other skills by appointment.
Along with his dogs Hazel and Gus, Wisconsin Adventures LLC's owner Rodrigo Camacho leads hunting groups in search of quail, pheasants, grouse, and other upland birds. Their quests take them across south-central Wisconsin's scenic countryside, which is a mixture of sprawling cropland, open fields, and densely wooded terrain. Because most hunts take place on privately owned farms, they don't require licenses or permits, which allows Mr. Camacho to accommodate everyone from first-timers to reincarnations of Davy Crockett. Mr. Camacho can also set up clay-shooting targets and train dogs in the arts of pointing and flushing.
Gander Mountain Academy's simulators render virtual targets at varying distances and with real-world precision, including accurate bullet holes. The simulators' technology delivers an array of training benefits, such as making the experience less intimidating for novices and letting advanced students choose more sophisticated target scenarios. Gander Mountain's ownership developed this training technology upon recognizing that with over 130 stores, it was among the nation's largest retailer of firearms. This led to Gander Mountain Academy, a place where technology meets elite-training resources previously available only to the military and law enforcement.
The team at Deerfield Pistol & Archery Center builds lasting relationships with their customers. Their certified instructors teach classes for all levels, including a one-on-one beginner shooters course and concealed-carry classes. From there, students might move on to one of the center's many shooting leagues, during which they can take aim at traditional targets?or in the case of the Cowboy Action Shoot?even fire towards bowling pins.
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All of the hours spent at Milford Hills' shooting lanes and sporting-clays courses pay off as soon as you venture out onto the members-only hunting grounds. Five-hundred acres encompass forests, open fields, and water. Here, guides and dogs lead members through 12 fields, where the skies and trees brim with game birds including quail, ducks, and pheasants. It's not just hunters who can appreciate this setting, however. Milford Hills also plays host to corporate events and weddings, and an onsite pub serves a unique Friday fish fry.