S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
Monroe County 4-H offers a Shotgun Team for youth in 6th-12th grade. Registration for Shotgun is Friday, December 2nd. Spots are limited. Membership cost is $235. This cost can be broken down into two payments, $117.50 at time of registration and the remainder $117.50 at the mandatory parent meeting on January 9th or 10th. Only one meeting must be attended. Our first practice is Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00pm . Practices are held every Sunday at the Meadows Gun Club in Forsyth, 2-4pm. If you have interest in becoming a part of the Shotgun Team please contact Rachel Frisbie at email@example.com.
What is Project S.A.F.E.?
Project S.A.F.E. Objectives
- Enhance youth development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities.
- To involve youth in a life skills program that teaches safe and responsible use of firearms including sound decision-making, self-discipline and concentration.
- To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
- To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and life-long avocation activities related to shooting sports.
- To strengthen families through participation in life-long recreational activities.
- To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety, shooting and hunter education programs using experiential (hands on) educational methods and progressive development of skills and abilities.
Shotgun Club Safety Policy
1. All parents and members will be provided a copy of this policy for their information. Each parent and member must sign the Participant and Parent Contract stating they have read the document and agree to follow this policy.
2. A 4‐H Certified Coach and Screened Volunteer must be present on the range when shooting is taking place to ensure safety.
3. Members must always be respectful of their leaders, parents, and fellow members. Treat them as you expect to be treated.
4. At least one parent/guardian responsible for the member must be present during practice.
5. Participation in 4‐H Club activities is strongly recommended.
6. Good sportsmanship is not only desired, it is expected!!
7. Closed toed shoes must be worn at all times in the practice and competition areas.
8. Misuse of equipment or reckless behavior that endangers others will result in immediate suspension from practice; after 2 violations, 4‐H Member will be dismissed from the club.
Monroe County 4‐H Shotgun Club members and coaches are provided limited insurance coverage by the Monroe County 4‐H Club through American Income Life. The insurance is usable for any injuries that occur at a scheduled Monroe County 4‐H Shotgun Club practice and any competitions.
The Shotgun Team Coordinator will have claim forms in event an accident does occur. Any accident must be reported immediately to the Monroe County 4‐H Agent.
Equipment and Ammunition
Any 12 or smaller gauge shotgun is allowed. 4‐H’ers will supply their own shotgun and shotgun shells. Shotgun shells must meet the following specifications:
• 1 1/8 oz. cannot exceed 1290 FPS
• 1 oz. cannot exceed 1325 FPS
• 7/8 oz. cannot exceed 1350 FPS
• Shot size must be 7 ½ or smaller (#8 or #9) and not exceed 1 1/8 oz. Shells will be factory loads. NO RELOADS WILL BE ALLOWED.