Shotgun shooting is exciting to many young people. Proper preparation, organization and orientation are the keys to successful shotgun instruction. Since youth development is the foundation of the program, the instructor must keep the young people in mind at all times. Safety is always a primary consideration. The instructor must maintain the highest standards of safety at all times for participants, other instructors and all assistants. The methods used here introduce the fundamentals of firing a shotgun, some of the informal games that can be used to increase shotgun shooting skill and the fundamentals of the formal target games with shotguns.