UGA Extension Office

Shooting Sports

General Information

Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a life skills program that teaches character and personal growth as well as safe and responsible use of firearms. The program promotes high standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

Troup County 4-H offers programs in BB and Shotgun.

BB Team

(9 years-8th grade)

Participants will learn safe and proper firearm use and how to shoot from four positions. Matches follow Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. Program Guidelines and NRA 5m BB Rules. Members are not required to have their own gun but it is strongly encouraged. Practices begin in the fall and continue through the state match in April.

Shotgun Team

(7th grade-12th grade)

Participants will learn safe and proper firearm use while participating in modified trap. District qualifying match is held in April and the state match is held in May. Practices begin late fall, early winter. Students are required to bring any 12 or smaller gauge shotgun, shotshells, hearing protection, safety glasses and a hunter safety card (a class is held for anyone who does not have one).

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