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Cornell Cooperative Extension shooting sports program registrations open

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NORFOLK - 4-H Shooting Sports, like all 4-H programs, emphasizes positive youth development and acquisition of valuable life skills. Participants learn to work together while gaining self-confidence and communication skills. Once again this year, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County is providing an 8 week 4-H Shooting Sports Program during April and May for youth 12 to 19 to years of age. Under the supervision of certified 4-H 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 & Gun Club and the Extension Learning Farm in Canton.

The program is open to all youth, ages 12 to 19, but registrants will be enrolled in both 4-H and the Norfolk Rod & Gun Club. 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:

April 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Norfolk Rod & Gun Club - Intro to Fire Arm Safety and Rifle Range

April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Norfolk Rod & Gun Club - Intro to Shot Gun Shooting / Rifle Continued

May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Learning Farm - Outdoor Skill Training

May 10, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Norfolk Rod & Gun Club - Intro to Archery / Shot Gun Continued

May 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Extension Learning Farm - Wildlife Identification & Game Calling

May 24, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Norfolk Rod & Gun Club - Shooter’s Choice

May 31, 9 a.m. 12 noon Norfolk Rod & Gun Club - Shooter’s Choice

Call now at 379-9192 to reserve a space in this program. Registration forms will be sent to those calling to reserve a spot. You will be registered for the program when the registration form and the appropriate fees are received in the office. Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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