Cornell Cooperative Extension again offering shooting sports program
Isabella Perretta was among the youth ages 8-18 who participated in the 4-H Shooting Program last year. Registration has started for the program this spring to be held at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. Photo submitted by Maureen Ring.CANTON – A shooting sports program with archery, shotgun, rifle and pistol training for youth ages 8-18 is being offered again this spring through the 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The program is held at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club on Sundays 1-4 p.m. from April 30-June 11.
“Our shooting sports program is very popular,” said Maureen Ring, event coordinator.
“The 4-H motto is to learn by doing. Within the first 30 minutes, a bow and arrow or firearm is in each person’s hands,” said Ring.
Youth age 8 and 9 start with archery. Older youth can progress to air rifles and eventually pistols.
“The Norfolk Rod and Gun Club is a perfect place, with indoor and outdoor archery ranges, and shotgun, rifle and pistol ranges,” said Ring.
“Safety is the biggest concern. Our national program has never had a major incident in all the years of the program,” said Ring.
All instructors have had a 15-hour training program.
Orientation Night to learn safety rules and meet instructors will be April 26 from 6-8 p.m
Registration is now open through April 21.
There is a 30-member enrollment, and a waiting list if needed.
The cost to enroll is $55 for current 4-H members or $75 for non-members, which includes $20 membership fee to join 4-H.
To register, contact St. Lawrence Cornell Cooperative Extension or visit online at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?e...
For more information contact Maureen Ring, 4-H program coordinator, at 315-379-9192 ext 224 or [email protected]