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Annual NRA Shooting Camp set for April 20

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NRA youth instructor Dan Price works with a new shooter on the shotgun field.

The Middlesex Sportsmen’s Hunt Club will sponsor a family-oriented shooting sports camp on Saturday, April 20, at the club’s shooting range on Route 3 (1860 Twiggs Ferry Road) in Hartfield. This will be the 14th year the club has sponsored this event.

The camp is designed 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.

The April 20 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 White.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact club secretary, Macey White at 776-9861 or 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 range is covered and the event will go forward on April 20, rain or shine.

The club is easy to find. There will be signs to guide motorists 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.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 04.10.2013

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