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Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun, & Education) is one of our programs completely run by volunteers. Our shooting sports program gives 4-H'ers an opportunity to learn about proper shooting techniques and safety in a competitive, yet fun and family-friendly environment. Pulaski County rotates hosting the Southwest District B.B. Match in March as one of the qualifying matches for the State BB Competition held in April at Rock Eagle. In addition to our long-standing BB program, we currently offer the disciplines of Archery and Shotgun.
Practice for each discipline takes place once a week and will be supervised by one of our certified volunteer coaches. Parents are always welcome at S.A.F.E. practice! District qualification matches for Archery and Shotgun also take place in the Spring, with the state contests at various locations. Winning the state contest will give 4-H'ers the opportunity to compete at national contests and, for Seniors, will make them eligible for Master 4-H'er status.
Our 5-meter BB shoots are scored in four positions: Standing, Sitting, Prone, and Kneeling. Shooters MUST use the 4-H approved BB gun, the Daisy Champion 499, available for purchase at a discount from the County Extension Office. A parent or guardian must be present at practice and competition to load the gun for the shooter. Archery matches are shot in rounds of varying distance, indoor and outdoor, in novice, recurve, or compound classes. Shotgun teams shoot modified trap, trap and skeet, and sporting clays. Shooters may use any shotgun 12-gauge or smaller.
Eligibility guidelines for S.A.F.E. disciplines
- BB - 4th through 8th grades
- Archery - 4th through 12th grades
- Shotgun - 7th through 12th grades
Registration fees are required for each discipline and will vary from year to year. You can find out more about fees and other eligibility guidelines by contacting the County Extension Office.
Any volunteer interested in becoming a certified S.A.F.E. Coach in any discipline must be screened and attend a three-day coaches training event held in the fall and winter at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
As always, sponsorship/donor opportunities are available for Project S.A.F.E.