Cooperative Extension Announces Dates for Youth Shooting Sports Program

MEXICO, NY- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its Shooting Sports Program. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program provides a positive experience for youth and promotes firearm safety.

Participants in last year’s program take aim.

The program is also valuable for helping youth develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship.

The Oswego County Shooting Sports Program is not a hunter safety education program.

This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12 to 19 who are interested in rifle.

The programs will be conducted as a five-week course concluding with a countywide event in June. The Shooting Sports Rifle program will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. beginning May 16 at North Sportsman’s Club in West Monroe.

Previous experience or firearm ownership is not necessary for youth to participate in this hands-on learning experience. The Oswego County 4-H Program and its instructors, certified through the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program, will provide all firearms and necessary equipment.

The instructors are volunteers who are chosen for their ability to teach and their skill at relating to youth.

A program fee of $30 will be charged to cover the cost of materials and eye and ear protection.

Partial scholarships are available through a donation from the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. Space is limited therefore registration is necessary, and parental or guardian permission is mandatory.

If you are interested in the Oswego County Shooting Sports Program, please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program for more details and enrollment forms, 315-963-7286 or email at [email protected]

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