Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its Shooting Sports Program.
The program will be conducted as a five-week course concluding with a field day.
Each discipline meets once a week at an Oswego County sportsman club. Archery will be held on Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Deerslayers Bowmen Association on Route 104 in southwest Oswego.
Shotgun will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Sportsmans Club in West Monroe.
Air rifle will meet Wednesdays at North Sportsmans Club from 6 to 8 p.m.
The last discipline, muzzleloading rifle, will be held Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lock Stock and Barrel Club in Volney.
Youth do not need to have previous experience or own firearms to participate in this hands-on learning experience.
The Oswego County 4-H Program and instructors, certified New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program, will provide all firearms and necessary equipment.
The instructors are volunteers who are chosen for their ability to teach and their skill at relating to youth.
The 4-H Shooting Sports’ courses will meet a minimum of five times beginning the first week of May and end with a field day in early June.
A program fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials and eye and ear protection.
The 4-H Shooting Sports Program aims to help youth develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship.
The program also provides a positive experience for youth and promotes firearm safety. The Oswego County Shooting Sports program is not a hunter safety education program.
Those interested may the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.