Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SCDNR Shooting Sports Field Day Report

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hosted the South Carolina 4-H program and the Salkehatchie Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association for an introduction to the shooting sports field day on February 7. The shooting fun ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palachucola WMA Shooting Range in Hampton County, adjacent to the Webb Center. The event offered instruction on archery and firearms for those interested in the shooting sports. SCDNR officers and other professionals provided the safety training and the individual shooting instruction with shotguns, 22.-caliber rifles and archery equipment. The firearms, ammunition, targets and bows were provided free of charge for those who did not want to bring their own. No high-powered rifles were allowed on the range during the event that focused on mentoring those who are new to the shooting sports. The event was well attended and kids of all ages enjoyed their time on the shooting range. Thanks to Jeff Hunt at for the photos. The photos depict an SCDNR officer offering expert advice to a young female shooter, a youth trying to break tandem targets on the gun range, and SCDNR technician David Tant helping with the youngest of bow shooters.

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