The 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun Education) programs build great character, self-confidence, and self-discipline while developing marksmanship skills. Franklin County 4-H offers two shooting sports clubs: archery and shotgun. Both clubs meet at Cedar Hill Trap Range (4021 Highway 84, Russelleville) on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am.
Archery: Learn and practice archery safety and skills using a compound or recurve bow. Bring your own bow, at least 6 arrows, and an arm guard; wear closed-toe shoes. A finger glove is required for archers that do not shoot with a release. New to the sport or don’t have your own equipment? 4-H has some Genesis bows, arrows, finger guards, and arm guards that you can use; please call ahead. State Competition: April 28, Alabama 4-H Center
Shotgun: Learn firearm safety & responsibility with the shotgun sports of skeet & trap. Participants need to bring a .12 or .20 gauge shotgun, target load ammo (at least 2 boxes of 25), safety glasses or sunglasses and hearing protection. The cost is $5 per round and is paid directly to the shooting club. Please bring cash and correct change! State Competition: April 13-14, Childersburg
For more on 4-H S.A.F.E. programs in Alabama, go to http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/resources/nature/recreation/safe/index.php or call the Franklin County 4-H Office (256-332-8880).