Firearms Safety


A Firearms Safety class is held at the club every spring.  The Firearm Safety course is now required by the State of Minnesota.  The club has offered this course since 1955.  The course is based on gun safety and handling of a firearm, hunter responsibility, ethics and game identification, plus many other areas.  The club has a group of certified volunteer instructors, but we are always looking for interested volunteers to assist and offer new ideas.


Location: Delano Sportsman’s Club

Course is 4 weeks in length – held Tuesday and Thursday evenings except for March 29th which is on a Monday.

Class Dates and Times are as follows: 7-9pm  March 16, 18 , 23 , 25, 29,               7-9pm  April  1 , 6 , 8 . April 10 Field Day     7am- 12 noon

Students must be 11 years old by class start date.  Adults are welcome and encouraged to take this course.

A parent or guardian is required to attend the first class on March 16th.

There is no course fee.

No firearms or ammunition are to be brought to classes by students.  A firearm of some type (i.e., rifle, shotgun, BB gun, etc.… but not pistol) will be needed for the Field Day and each student is encouraged to bring their own. If student cannot bring a firearm, one will be provided to use on Field Day.  Do not bring ammunition to Field Day, the instructors will provide ammunition for students .22 rifles.             Only .22 caliber will be permitted for firing on Field Day.

Field Day will be held rain or shine. Students should dress accordingly.

This Firearms Safety Training Course will cover hunter responsibility, firearm handling, marksmanship, wildlife identification, game management, conservation, game care, outdoor survival, water safety, and first aid awareness.

With any questions and to register for the course, contact Garret Sarkinen at 612.716.4614 or email  Email registration is preferred.

The class size will be limited due to COVID restrictions so all students must register prior to start of class.