If you enjoy the outdoors and hunting, you’ll love the shooting sports project! This project covers firearm safety and teaches responsible handling and use. Get ready because this project is hands on. You’ll learn about a variety of firearms – including pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloading, and even archery! Some groups focus on competitive events, and others practice basic shooting programs. Contact your local club to see what’s available in your area.
In the shooting sports project, you’ll learn:
- How to load and shoot a variety of firearms
- Proper maintenance of your firearms, parts, and accessories
- Proper safety procedures in handling and shooting
- Shooting sports competitions and how to participate
- Hunting procedures, laws and ethics related to shooting, hunting, and firearms use
- And careers related to firearms and shooting sports!
Due to the nature of this sport, there are quite a few rules that are detailed and important to follow. But remember, fun and safety are the primary goals. These rules should be applied to any activity and event within 4-H Shooting Sports project. These rules take precedence over those posted in governing bodies such as NRA, USA Archery, NSCA, etc.
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