February 21, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hooley Hall @ Washington County Fairgrounds
All individuals in grades 3 and up who want to participate in the Shooting Sports/Wildlife Program will need to fill out an registration form and return it to the Extension Office with proper payment. Anyone who is interested and would like to ask questions about Shooting Sports is welcome to come to the Washington County Government Center on January 19th between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. to sign up. You are invited to come anytime during the scheduled hours to sign up and ask questions. There is a cost of $30 per person with a $60 family cap to help cover cost of supplies. All equipment is supplied except eye and hearing protection. The goal is to prepare 4-H members to compete in the State Shoot in September. To accomplish this, we offer 15 hours of training time on the firing line for each area and 8 hours of Wildlife training. This is the state requirement. Winter sessions are held at Hooley Hall on the Washington County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning February 7 (beginners only). Feb. 14, 21,28, March 7, 14, 21.
Explore firearms safety and the importance of conserving Minnesota's natural resources. Learn the safe use of air pistols, air rifles, .22 cal. rifles, shotguns, black-powder guns and archery. Wildlife education may include environmental awareness talks, a trip to forest resource centers, floods and natural disaster clean-up, or canoe trips to explore topography changes. There are age requirements for DNR training (Age 11 by the first day of class and attend the first 2 winter session classes). Also 4-Hers must be in 7th grade or above to participate in .22 Rifle, Trapshooting and Black Powder.
Spring sessions are also held at Hooley Hall. This is the DNR Firearm Safety Class that runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9 and 16. Field day is tentatively set for Saturday May 20. All classes are mandatory to complete certification.
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 4-Hers who have their DNR gun safety certificate and have completed 7th grade. Training starts at 6pm and is held weekly June, July and August.
State Shoot is held in September.