Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Shooting Sports Field Day at Palachucola

Jay Cantrell with SCDNR gives sighting advice

The new SCDNR shooting sports big rig

Youths learn archery during the 2013 range day

Ted Rainwater supervises target shooting
The S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources and the S.C. 4-H program conducted a shooting sports field day on Saturday February 9 at the SCDNR Palachucola Firing Range near Garnett.  The event was a great way to introduce novice shooters, both youth and adult, to shooting sports, firearm safety and hunting.  After registering, each person attended a short firearms safety briefing and then was free to move on to the different activities. The activity stations included: skeet shooting with shotguns, archery, .22 rifle target shooting, a pellet gun range and a virtual hunting simulator.  Each station offered a different experience and included one on one instruction and supervision from SCDNR staff and Certified 4-H Shooting Instructors. The day was considered to be a great success with a total of 116 participants, 63 of which were youth. This annual event is open to the public and has had participants from Georgia as well as S.C.

To view past blog entries about the Palachucola WMA shooting day click here.

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