New 4-H Shooting Sports Club in Chatham County

Posted 8/9/19

Chatham County has a new 4-H Club to teach kids ages 8 to 18 how to safely use and become competitive in the shooting sports of archery, rifle, shotgun, and hunter skills.

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New 4-H Shooting Sports Club in Chatham County

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Chatham County has a new 4-H Club to teach kids ages 8 to 18 how to safely use and become competitive in the shooting sports of archery, rifle, shotgun, and hunter skills.

The Chatham County Shooting Sports 4-H Club began in April of this year and currently has 23 children on its roster. Club member practice is on Saturday mornings, and emphasizes learning safe gun and bow handling procedures, equipment maintenance and proper techniques for accurate shooting.

Parents attend all practices and it is a very family-oriented club.

On July 13 the club hosted a parent versus kid scrimmage to prepare the 4-H members for the 4-H Central District Competition to be held on August 17 in Ellerbe. Club coaches wanted families to participate in the shooting sport together and for the parents to teach the kids or vice versa.

Even though it was a scorching day, everyone showed up and gave all they had. The parents won the overall competition as their years of experience proved to their benefit. Many kids posted their best scores to date, however, showing the progress the event created. First, second, and third place awards were given out at the end of the rifle, shotgun, and archery competitions.

This is the first event the club has hosted and there are plans for more as many families were brought together to share some beautiful experiences.

For more information about this new shooting sports 4-H club, contact Robbie Walters at 919-548-0400 and check out http://www.nc4-hshootingsports.org/.

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