Enrollment ends Wednesday for a clay pigeon target-shooting program to teach teens accuracy and gun safety.
Slots remain open for the shooting club, which is sponsored by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension service, said county extension agent Shirley Williamson. Columbia County students in seventh through 12th grades are eligible.
The club is managed by volunteer coaches trained by Georgia 4-H and Project S.A.F.E., which stands for Shooting Awareness Fundamentals and Education.
"Safety is first and foremost with this club," said Williamson, adding that shooters are required to have a Hunter's Safety Card.
Members of the team will begin training in February, with weekly practices on Thursdays after school. The team competes in a countywide tournament in late March to prepare for district and state meets in early summer.
Yearly fees for the club are $125, which covers the cost of shells, clays, competition fees and trophies. Participants should provide their own 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotgun.
For more information or to request an application, contact Williamson at (706) 868-3413, or visit the cooperative extension Web site at www.caes.uga.edu/extension/columbia/4H.
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