REPUBLIC – A group of 35 children ages 9 to 19 attended the Washington State University Ferry County Extension 4-H shooting sports mini-invitational Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Republic Gun Club and Range.
The youth had the opportunity to shoot air rifles, air pistols and shotguns as an introductory experience to the 4-H shooting sports program, said Extension Administrative Assistant Tonia Jordan.
The event was designed to recruit new club members for three new 4-H clubs dedicated solely to shooting sports activities, she said.
Marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more will be the focus of the new clubs, Jordan said.
“The activities of the 4-H shooting sports program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth and conservation ethics,” she said.
Those helping put on the event included Ferry County 4-H volunteer leaders and the Republic Gun Club and Range.
“This activity was made possible by funds from Ferry County, Ferry County Title III, Ferry County 4-H Leaders’ Council, Leaders and Members,” Jordan said.