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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014

4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Wanted

For years now, we have been trying to get Mason 4-H’s shooting sports program going. The first step in this process is to have leaders/coaches trained through a 4-H Shooting Sports training. In order to do that, an interested person must first sign up as a 4-H leader and pass a background check. We are hoping to send a few people to the West Region Shooting Sports Coach’s Training, scheduled September 27-28, 2014 in San Angelo.

The disciplines offered include rifle, pistol, archery, and shotgun. You can only get trained in one discipline at a time, and we must have at least 1 leader who has been through the training at each activity we do.

The Mason 4-H club will be glad to share in the cost of the $120 training, and lodging is not included, but meals are. The deadline for interested volunteers to fill out the volunteer form is September 8th, so we can have the background check completed in time to register you for the training.

If you are trained, you will not be expected to lead the project by yourself. We are hoping to get a good number of leaders trained so we can all share the responsibilities! Contact our Ag agent, Cody Bridges, at the Extension office at 347-6459 or cody.bridges@agnet.tamu.edu for more information.

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District 7 4-H Hunter Safety Camp

This fun activity will be held on October 17-19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-3 p.m. Sun. at the Game Warden Training Center, 4363 FM 1047 Hamilton, TX 76531. Activities include Rifle, Skills Trail, Muzzleloader, Wilderness Survival/1st Aid, Archery, Wildlife ID, Shotgun, Pistol & More! This is a way we can participate in the Shooting Sports project before we have ours up and running!

Who: 4-H members, ages 12 and up (there is a $20 enrollment fee to join 4-H for 3rd grade and up- so contact Kristy Powell or Cody Bridges at the Mason County Extension office, 347-6459 to enroll in 4-H first)

Cost: $25 What a deal! This includes food and lodging!!

To Register: Contact Brown County 4-H Agent, Nick Gonzales, at nigonzales@ag.tamu.edu or 325-646-0386.

For Questions: Contact Shooting Sports Committee Chairman Sierra Gordon (former Mason 4-H member!), at 257sierra@gmail.com or 325-203-1462

Check out the YouTube video! “D7 4-H Hunter Safety Camp at GWTC”

Registration Deadline: 4:00pm Sept. 30th

Only 35 spots available so sign up now!!!

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