One-day shooting camp set for April 18 in Hartfield
|Under the direct supervision of certified firearms instructors, participants will learn to safely handle and fire rifles, pistols, shotguns and muzzleloaders.|
The event is targeted to expose young shooters and their families to the fun of participating in the various shooting sports, while teaching about the safe handling of firearms on the range, in the home, and while hunting.
Increased interest by gun owners in the fun of organized shooting sports such as skeet, trap, and sporting clays for shotgun enthusiasts, and target shooting with pistols, rifles and air rifles, is on the rise. Here on the Middle Peninsula the Middlesex Sportsman’s Hunt Club operates a shooting facility for local members and the club sponsors educational activities for new shooters, including 4-H Club shoots and National Rifle Association (NRA) events that promote safe handling of firearms and increased participation in the various shooting sports.
The April 18 NRA Shooting Sports Camp is an all-day event. Under the direct supervision of certified firearms instructors, participants will learn to safely handle and fire rifles, pistols, shotguns and muzzleloaders. It is the club’s belief that “hands on” experience in a safe and educational environment promotes safety. Participants will learn skills and practices that will help keep them safe throughout their life.
“Many people who have attended the camp in the past have discovered that target shooting is a safe and enjoyable hobby that they can participate in for the rest of their life,” said a camp spokesperson.
As participants will arrive on April 18, teams of several attendees will move “round-robin” style through each of the events so everyone will get plenty of experience in each of the types of firearms. The camp lasts about three hours and all firearms, safety glasses, ear protection, ammunition and targets are provided by the club.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Call (776-9861) or email () club secretary Macey White to register and to receive a starting time.
The cost for the event is $10 per person. Lunch will be available (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.).
“The camp will be a fun-filled and educational event for families with hunters and shooters here on the Middle Peninsula,” said the spokesperson.
The club is easy to find. There will be signs to guide participants to the event on Route 3 (Twiggs Ferry Road) between the Piankatank River bridge and Route 33 in Hartfield.
“All are welcome, but please leave your own guns at home,” said the spokesperson.