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February 2, 2009

Shooting sports field day set for Feb. 7 near Garnett

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina 4-H program and the Salkehatchie Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will be conducting an introduction to shooting sports field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Palachucola Shooting Range adjacent to the Webb Wildlife Center near Garnett.

The event, conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the SC 4-H Shooting Sports Program with support from the Salkehatchie Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will consist of instruction and a variety of archery and firearm shooting stations designed for those interested in learning about shooting sports.

For more information on the shooting sports event, call the DNR Webb Wildlife Center, at (803) 625-3569; or call Karissa Ulmer, Hampton County 4-H agent, at (803) 943-3621, extension 112.
The field day is ideal for the novice shooter, both youth and adult, interested in learning about hunting, shooting and how to get begin participating in these outdoor pursuits. Shooting experts will provide firearms safety training and individual shooting instruction with shotguns, .22-caliber rifles, air rifles and archery equipment.

Firearms, ammunition, targets and bows will be provided free of charge at all of the shooting stations. Participants may bring their own firearms and bows if available, but should not bring ammunition. No centerfire (high-powered) rifles will be allowed at the range on this day. All firearms and bows must be unloaded and cased at all times at the event except when on the ranges.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.


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