Youth Day at the club will be held on Sept. 8. The kids can shoot .22 rifle, shoot clay pigeons on the trap range, shoot muzzleloader, and shoot bow and arrow at 3-D animal targets, and throw knives and hatchets at targets. Kids between the ages of 10 and 17 can participate. No experience is necessary, as each station has experienced instructors to introduce and help each kid with that activity. A lunch will be served at noon. We supply the guns and ammunition and there is no charge for any of this. Many thanks to all the volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to make this event a success again this year. Below are pictures from past years event. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Appleseed Rifle Shoot Event – September 28 & 29
The next Appleseed shoot will be held at our club on September 28 & 29. This is a marksmanship clinic, and is designed to make anyone (especially the young and beginner shooters) a better rifle shot through enhanced shooting techniques. And for the experienced shooters, this is a chance for you to earn your Rifleman’s Patch. It’s a lot harder to qualify for the rifleman patch than you might think! Instruction is provided by trained range officers. Shooting will occur from the 3 common shooting positions, prone, sitting and free hand. Expect to shoot more than 300 rounds over two days, so the .22 long rifle is the preferred cartridge. During breaks in the action, they will tell you the true story of the earliest days of our nation, including the events of April 19, 1775, “the shot heard around the world.” You may be surprised by some of the details you may not have learned in your history class at school.
For more information about the event and costs, please go to their website, appleseedinfo.org. Or you can contact club member and event organizer Dan Dretske at (608) 317-1933.