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Summer Opportunities to Introduce Kids to Hunting and Firearms



Parents, there are several events coming up in the next few weeks that you should be aware of.  

Looking to sign your kid up for a weeklong camp which fosters awareness and passion for hunting and sport shooting? 

>Sign up now for summer camp at Beau Turner

The Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center in Jefferson County is offering weekly day-camp sessions this summer for youth ages 10-15 who are interested in hunting and related outdoor activities.

During “hunt camp,” participants will learn about Florida's great hunting heritage and be taught such skills as wildlife identification, survival, first aid and tree-stand safety.  Campers also will learn conservation, land stewardship and about hunting laws and ethics.

Participants will spend extensive time on several gun ranges, shooting shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders, and have the option of earning their hunter safety certification while they're at camp, if they choose to do so.

There will be four weeks of camp, all during the month of June, and the sessions are June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22 and June 25-29.  Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays.

The cost for each weekly session is $175, and parents may register their children at BTYCC.org.  For more information, contact Kelly Langston at Kelly.Langston@MyFWC.com.

 

Want to spend a day at the range with your daughter, or celebrate Father's Day? 

>Okeechobee Shooting Sports honors National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, and Father's Day



Saturday, June 9th has been marked as National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day. Okeechobee Shooting Sports will be honoring this day and encourages all our fathers and daughters in our community to join in.





For this event, daughters of all ages who come to the range with their father will shoot for free on  rifle and pistol ranges. Fathers who bring their daughter will shoot for only $10 on rifle and pistol ranges.

This will be a  great opportunity to familiarize young women with firearms and most importantly, firearm safety. No registration is necessary.  Just come out and have a great time shooting together.

Also, on Father's Day, June 17, Dads will receive a discount on the Trap and Skeet Fields. If you buy 2 rounds of Trap or Skeet, you will receive a full round for free. Click Here to see the details.

Contact Okeechobee Shooting Sports by calling  863-357-3006 or visit www.okshooting.com



 

Your child already an expert handgunner and wants to take the next step? 

>Advance registration deadline approaching for NRA Junior Pistol Camp

Some of America's top shooters will be in the news this summer as they compete in the 2012 Olympic Games inLondon.

And Junior shooters with their own Olympic dreams should sign up now for NRA's annual Junior Pistol Camp, to be held July 10-15, 2012, at Camp Perry, Ohio, in conjunction with NRA's National Rifle and Pistol Championships. This camp is without doubt one of the single most effective training sessions in competitive pistol shooting a Junior can find.

The advance registration deadline is June 15, 2012.

Camp students will receive expert coaching in the fundamental principles and techniques of conventional and international pistol shooting. “This is a great opportunity for any youngster who wants to improve his or her pistol skills and advance to national or international levels,” said Head Coach Richard Pearson. “All instruction and coaching will be conducted by outstanding NRA Certified Coaches.”

The camp is primarily designed for intermediate and advanced shooters, but beginners will be accepted on a space-available basis. Shooters need to be at least 12 years old. Students who have not reached their 18th birthday by July 1, 2012, must be accompanied toCampPerryby an adult sponsor (age 21 or older). An adult may not sponsor more than three junior students.

Enrollment will be limited to 50 students.

The pistol camp activities will not conflict with the .22 cal. stage of the National Pistol Championships, and students enrolled at the pistol camp will be able to also participate in the .22 cal. matches. Entry fees for the National Championships are not included in the camp registration fees.

Registration forms and fees for the camp will be accepted at NRA Headquarters on a first-come, first-served basis. For all mailed entries, the earliest postmarks will be used to determine order of acceptance. Registration fees cover all administrative costs and training materials. (The registration fees do not cover other costs such as travel and room and board.)

·         Travel Expense Reimbursement: First-time campers are eligible for tuition and travel reimbursements up to $500.00 per individual, up to a total of $5000.00 for the entire camp. You must provide receipts and or vehicle mileage. The Ohio Gun Collectors Association generously provides this support.

·         Advance Registration: The fee for advance registration is $200.00 per student, and must be received by the NRA no later than June 15, 2012.

·         Standard Registration: The fee for standard registration is $225.00 per student. This fee will be charged for students whose registration materials are received after June 15, 2012 (postmarks will determine acceptance of all mailed materials), or for students who register directly atCampPerry.

·         In the case of cancellation, refunds will be issued less a 20 percent administrative fee.

For registration forms and additional information, call or write:

National Rifle Association

Training Department

Education and Training Division

11250 Waples Mill Road

Fairfax,VA22030

(703) 267-1411

cnewcomb@nrahq.org

For more information about the NRA Junior Pistol Camp, as well as the NRA Smallbore Rifle Camp, visit: www.nrahq.org/education/training/coaching/jr_shooting_camps.asp.

For more information on NRA's National Rifle and Pistol Championships, visit:

www.nrahq.org/compete/nm_campperry.asp.




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