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Shooting Sports Orientation

January 17, 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm

14949 62nd St N. Stillwater, MN 55082

All NEW 4-H members in grades 3 and up who want to participate in the Shooting Sports/Wildlife Program will need to have a parent/guardian come to Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St N. Stillwater, on January 17TH You are invited to come anytime between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to sign up and ask questions.  Sign up will include the winter, spring and summer sessions. The training areas are as follows: BB gun (winter session) Pellet Rifle/Pistol(winter session), DNR Safety Class (Spring session) .22 Rifle, Trap, Black Powder and Archery (summer session). Families who have participated in the Shooting Sports program in previous years will need to send your forms into our office PRIOR to the first training to participate. If you are only doing summer session, especially trap, we ask you to commit in January so we can purchase ammo at discounted prices. Once ammo runs out in the summer, members must purchase their own. The forms can be found HERE Remember you MUST be enrolled/re-enrolled in 4-H prior to signing up for this program.

 

The price is $30 per person with a $60 dollar family cap to help cover costs of the supplies and equipment. All equipment and ammo is supplied except eye and hearing protection.
The winter training sessions for BB and pellet will be held at Hooley Hall. The dates are: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Beginners only on Feb 6.

 

DNR Firearm Safety class is spring session and this session is offered to 4-H families only. 4-Hers must be at least 11 years old by the first class.  All 6 classes are mandatory to complete the certification. Classes will be held on: Tuesday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, and 15. The trainings are scheduled from. 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hooley Hall.  Field day is tentatively set for Saturday, May 19 and is mandatory.

 

*In addition - this year DNR safety class participants are required to attend the first 2 winter session classes.
Summer sessions will start in June. Archery will be Monday nights at the Fairgrounds for grades 3 and up.  Trap, black powder and .22 will be Tuesday nights at Oakdale gun club for 4Hers who have their DNR gun safety certificate and have completed 7th grade.   Training starts at 6 pm and is held weekly in June, July and August.

 

The goal of the Shooting Sports program will be to prepare 4-H members to compete in the State Shoot in September (weekend after Labor Day). Members do not have to participate in the state shoot if they do not wish but there will be time focused on preparing for competition as well as learning shooting skills. To accomplish this, we will offer 15 hours of training time on the firing line for each area and 8 hours of Wildlife training. This is a state requirement. For more details, contact Tim Warmka at warmka@comcast.net, (651) 501- 9757 (evenings only) or Greg Eian at; 651-773-5473.

 

As the Shooting Sports Program continues to grow, we are in need of additional volunteers. To learn more about becoming a 4-H Certified Instructor go to; http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/events/shooting-sports-certification/index.html

Looking forward to a great season!

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Shooting Sports Sign Up and Orientation
All NEW 4-H members in grades 3 and up who want to participate in the Shooting Sports/Wildlife Program will need to have a parent/guardian come to Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St N. Stillwater, on January 17TH You are invited to come anytime between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to sign up and ask questions.

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