Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) teaches youth many valuable life skills. It provides a place to learn teamwork. Safety and responsiblity while using firearms and archery equipment is our primary goal. We have trained volunteers to lead clubs in BB, Shotgun and Archery.
Youth may try out any of these programs without cost. We offer three (3) practices before a commitment to the programs are made.
The BB Program
Madison County 4-H offers a BB Shooting Sports Program that includes safety classes and shooting practices at Official NRA targets. This program is offered to boys and girls enrolled in 4-H. There are requirements to be a part of this program and a fee assessed for supplies, competition matches and other areas of the program.
Eligibility: students must be in the 4th-8th grades and enrolled in 4-H for the current year.
Participation Commitment: students must participate in their grad level Project Achievement; if this is not an option, a student may consider other activities/events.
The BB rifle that we use is the Daisy/Avanti Model 499 and is ordered from the Daisy Manufacturer. The 4-H'er does not have to own a BB rifle to begin the program. We have several available for use until the 4-H'er purchases one.
The Archery Program
Madison County 4-H offers an Archery Program that includes archery practices and fundamental training. Any youth, 4th-12th grades, may join. An informational meeting will be held to collect all members' information and to try out the program without any cost.
The student does not have to own a bow and arrows to begin the program; however, they are encouraged to borrow or purchase bow and arrows that meets their individual needs as soon as possible upon commitment to the program. The head coach will have suggestions of places to purchase from.
The Shotgun Program
This program is open to any youth, 7th-12th grades.
All shotgun shooters are required to attend a hunter safety education course BEFORE District/Are Competition.
Any 12 or smaller gauge shotgun will be allowed unless specified at any particular match and be supplied by the 4-H'er. Shot shells will be supplied by the 4-H'er and must meet the following specifications: 1 oz cannot exceed 1325 FPS; 7/8 oz cannot exceed 1350 FPS. Shot size must be 7 1/2 or smaller and not to exceed 1 oz. Shell will be factory loads. NO RELOADS WILL BE ALLOWED.