Cornell Cooperative Extension provides eight-week 4H shooting sports programs
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 11:24 am

The Cornell Cooperative Extension is providing eight-week 4H shooting sports programs for youth 12-19 years old during April and May.

Under the supervision of certified shooting sports instructors, youth will gain practical experience in firearm safety while participating on ranges with .22 caliber rifles, shotguns and archery equipment.

Instruction will include firearm safety, basic marksmanship, range procedures, and care of firearms. Students will also be introduced to archery, map and compass, GPS and basic outdoor skills.

The programs will take place at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club and the Extension Learning Farm in Canton.

The cost is $45, which includes all membership fees, equipment and supplies.

Participants will use firearms and bows provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Parents are encouraged to participate.

The schedule of programs is: Intro to firearm safety and rifle range, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club.

Intro to shotgun shooting and rifle continued: April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club.

Outdoor skill training: May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Learning Farm in Canton.

Intro to archery and shotgun continued: May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club.

Wildlife identification and game calling: May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Learning Farm in Canton.

Shooter’s choice: May 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club

Shooter’s choice: May 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Norwood Rod and Gun Club.

Call 379-9192 to make a reservation.