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Shooting Sports is a rapidly growing project in Antelope County and more volunteers are needed to help these ambitious youth, according to Tessa Hain, 4-H Extension Assistant.
To be a Shooting Sports leader, volunteers must take a 4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshop.
Two Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshops are scheduled next month: Oct. 11-12 in Seward and Oct. 25-26 at Auburn. Both workshops will be held at the fairgrounds in the respective locations. Registration deadline for Seward is October 1 and the deadline to register for the Auburn session is October 15.
Volunteers have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or as an apprentice (14-20 years old) leader, Hain said. Four project areas will be offered at the Seward Workshop - shotgun, rifle, hunting skills, and archery. Three project areas will be available at Auburn - pistol rifle and archery. Participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Training Team.
The registration fee is $100 per person for initial certification, and $90 per person that are adding an additional discipline. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements.
For more information and registration materials, contact Hain at the Antelope County Extension Office at (402) 887-5414 or firstname.lastname@example.org .