Bulls Eye 4-H Shooting Sports Club has hits its targets by achieving two goals — the advancement of firearm safety and the instruction of shooting skills among youth in Haywood County.
The next opportunity to join the Bulls Eye Shooting Sports Club will be Saturday, March 21. The club will meet at 4 p.m. at the Haywood Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville.
Youth ages 9 to 18 as of Jan. 1 are invited to participate in the Bulls Eye 4-H Shooting Sports Club. The shooting sports program in Haywood County 4-H helps youth comfortable and confident in their ability to use and enjoy firearms as a family.
Annually, there are over 40 youth participants learning about firearms in the club in eight different disciplines including: air rifle, small bore rifle, small bore pistol, air pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, compound archery and recurve archery.
Club activities include: regular club meetings, range shooting training, and district, state, and national shooting competitions. The club has equipment purchased with a generous grant from the Friends of the NRA Foundation and there is no cost for youth to participate in the club.
To join Haywood County 4-H, visit 4Honline.com and create a new family account for each youth participant.
A parent must attend club meetings with the child. Club leaders will share information about the shooting sports program, safety, information about the 4-H program, and review the club calendar during the March 21 meeting. For more information, contact the Haywood Extension Center at 456-3575.