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Wright County to Introduce 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Seeking Adult Volunteers and Youth Participants

The shooting sports project includes many options for 4-H members. Youth learn safe gun handling skills and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers. A 4-H member may only be enrolled in a 4-H shooting sports project if it is led by a certified 4-H shooting sports volunteer. Potential shooting sports volunteers work with regional youth development specialist, Janice Emery, to become a volunteer and attend the shooting sports certification workshop. The focus of the Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports program is the total development of the young person. The shooting sports and related natural resource activities are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The Shooting Sports program attracts new audiences as well as enhances the traditional 4-H club program. As with all Missouri 4-H projects, Shooting Sports is open to any youth from ages of 8 through 18. Wright County 4-H Shooting Sports is seeking adult leaders and youth members for the following disciplines: • Archery • Air Rifle/BB Gun • Smallbore Rifle – .22 caliber • Air Pistol • Shotgun (11 years of age and older) • Smallbore Pistol (14 and older) • Muzzle Loading (11 years of age and older) • Hunting & Outdoor Skills • Western Heritage For more information on Wright County 4-H Shooting Sports, contact Janice Emery, Regional Youth Development Specialist, at the University of Missouri Extension office at (417) 967-4545 or by email at emeryjd @missouri.edu.