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4-H Shooting Sports lets area youth experience several different types of shooting disciplines.

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Jessica Sanders

Breaking clays, punching paper and flying arrows are all part of the 4-H Shooting Sports project. If you enjoy the outdoors and hunting, you should join the fun that Texas 4-H Shooting Sports has to offer. Through the Shooting Sports project, you can learn self-discipline, self-confidence, firearm safety and sportsmanship.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization that uses the “learn by doing” approach. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering.

In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

In Denton County, you can experience several types of shooting disciplines: pistol, rifle, shotgun and archery. This project covers firearm safety and teaches responsible handling and use.

You will learn how to load and shoot a variety of firearms and how to properly maintain them.

Before starting, you will be required to attend a safety training course for your desired discipline. This course will be led by one of Denton County’s 4-H certified coaches.

All practices will be conducted under the supervision of a certified coach.

For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports, contact me at 940-349-2890 or jessica.sanders@ag.tamu.edu.

Do you already have a passion for shooting and would like to tell others about what the program has to offer? Then you should consider becoming a Texas 4-H Shooting Sports ambassador. You will be part of a leadership program that is designed for you to give back to the project in a variety of ways. For more information, visit the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports website at https://bit.ly/2JebXSv or contact me at jessica.sanders@ag.tamu.edu.

JESSICA SANDERS is the 4-H and Youth Development county extension agent with Texas AgriLife Extension. She can be reached at 940-349-2884 or via email at jessica.sanders@ag.tamu.edu.

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