Shooting Sports Club completes first year

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Buena Vista Shooting Sports Club has almost completed its first year, and what a great year it has been. Ten club members have learned the safe and proper way to handle a firearm. The club recently received a NRA Grant of $1,320 for the purchase of air and .22 rifles. "This is a great program, and we are thankful to our local NRA chapter for this grant" said Buena Vista County Extension, County Youth Coordinator Tammi Green. "We hope this will help encourage more participation and a better understanding of firearm safety". The club owns all of its own firearms and the members use these firearms during club meetings. 4-H members are not allowed to bring their own firearms to the club meetings. "We hope to have new instructors trained this year so we can open up two new disciplines, shotgun and archery to the members" said Green. Coordinator for the Buena Vista County Shooting Sports 4-H Club is Preston Jacobs, Newell. Shawn Jesse, Newell, serves as the trainer for the air rifle discipline.

The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host a "family find out meeting" on Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. in the Extension meeting room. Youth 4th - 12th grade are invited to attend the find-out meeting to learn how to become involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports Club. For more information, contact the ISU Extension Office in Buena Vista County at 732-5056 or

The NRA Grant check was presented by Chris Persoon to Preston Jacobs, Buena Vista Shooting Sports Club Leader, at the Buena Vista County Fair in July.

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