MEXICO CITY, NY – Oswego County 4-H is now accepting applications for its summer shooting sports program.
The program, run by volunteers trained in the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program and their community volunteers, is open to all boys and girls ages 12-19.
This summer program offers two options: rifle or muzzleloading shotgun sampler. Both take place on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. The rifle will begin on July 13 and will be held at the North Sportsman’s Club in West Monroe.
The Shotgun and Muzzleloader Summer Sampler begins July 20. His first three sessions are at the Leatherstocking Rod and Gun Club in Scriba and the last two classes are at Lock, Stock and Barrel in Volney.
The 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle program provides a positive experience for youth and promotes gun safety. The program is also useful in helping young people develop self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship. The Oswego County Sport Shooting Program is not a hunter safety education program.
Previous experience or possession of a firearm is not necessary for youth to participate in this hands-on learning experience. The Oswego County 4-H program and its instructors, certified by the New York State 4-H Sport Shooting Program, will provide all necessary firearms and equipment. The monitors are volunteers chosen for their ability to teach and their ability to relate to young people.
A nominal fee of $30 will be charged for this program, which covers materials, safety equipment. Partial scholarships are provided through a donation from the Oswego County Federation of Athletic Clubs.
Space is limited so registration is required, and parental or guardian permission is required. COVID protocols will be followed and modified as needed. Youth can register to participate by completing the online registration at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Summer20224HShootSports_235
If you need assistance or more information, please contact the Oswego County 4-H office at 963-7286. ext. 400 or by email at [email protected] Cornell Cooperative Extension is a recognized employer and educator that values AA/EEO, protected veterans, and people with disabilities and provides equal employment programs and opportunities.
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