Butler County 4-H News

Shooting Sports News

Hunter Education – The next Hunter Ed Course will be held on Saturday, September 10.  This is an internet assisted course.  In order to take this course, you will first have to log on to the KDWPT website, locate the internet course, and complete the course.  After completing it you may register at the Extension Office to take the Saturday field day.  The field day will be conducted from 7:30am  to about 3pm.


Rifle, Pistol and Archery projects – Basic Rifle, Pistol and Archery classes begin in September and will meet weekly through Thanksgiving.  Rifle and Pistol start on Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, and Archery starts on Thursday evening, Sept. 8.  Check-in is from 6:30 to 7pm and the classes run from 7 to 8pm.  All equipment and supplies are provided.  If Archery participants have their own bow that they prefer to shoot, they can bring it.  If it is suitable, they may use it.  All meetings are held at the 4-H Building.


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There is a $15 fee for Rifle and a $10 fee for Archery and Pistol.  Pre-registration is required by contacting the Extension Office and completing a Shooting Sports enrollment form.


Shotgun – A Saturday, October 22, basic shotgun course is being held at Michael Murphy Sporting Clays, 6400 SW Hunter Road.  Check in is from 8:30 to 9am.  The class starts at 9:00am, and will end at about 4pm.  Bring your own lunch and drinks.  Ice chests will be available for storing them.  If you are not currently enrolled in 4-H, your parent will need to complete a participation form before you can participate in the course.  This can be done Saturday morning at the range.   Your parent must be present to sign the form.  If not, you must bring the completed form with you.  You cannot participate without the signed form. 


Bring your own shotgun, either a 12 ga. or 20 ga.  No 410-s.  An improved cylinder choke is preferred.  If you do not have a suitable shotgun, a limited number of shotguns can be provided.  Ammunition is provided.  Contact Gene Maggard at 316-742-3746 to let him know if you have your own shotgun and its gauge, or if you have any questions.  Signup for this course must be completed by October 19.


For questions, call Gene Maggard at 316-742-3746.

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