Breaking clays, punching paper, and counting X's are all part of the 4-H Shelby County Shooting Sports project. Safety first - but lots of fun! The Shooting Sports project includes many options for 4-H members. You will learn safe gun handling skills, and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers.
4-H Shooting Sports is an educational program for youth ages 9 – 18 years, both male and female! It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.
The focus of the Shelby County 4-H Shooting Sports program is the total development of the young person. The shooting sports and related natural resource activities are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The shooting sports program attracts new audiences as well as enhances the traditional 4-H club program.
Want to join in the 4-H Shooting Sports fun? Shotgun practice will kick-off beginning the week of March 27, 2017. Contact Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent – Ag/NR at firstname.lastname@example.org or Daphne Lovell at 936-598-7744 for participation information by March 23rd.