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January 30, 2015Palachucola Shooting Range to conduct shooting sports field day on Feb. 7

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina 4-H program will be conducting a shooting sports field day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Palachucola Shooting Range adjacent to the Webb Wildlife Center near Garnett in Hampton County.

The 2015 Shooting Sports Field Day is designed for those interested in learning about shooting sports and will consist of instruction and supervision with a variety of archery and firearm shooting stations. The field day is ideal for the novice shooter, both youth and adult, interested in learning about shooting and hunting. Shooting experts will provide firearms safety training and individual shooting instruction with shotguns, .22-caliber rifles and archery equipment.

Firearms, ammunition, targets and archery equipment will be provided for use 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.

For more information on the shooting sports event, call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Webb Wildlife Center, at (803) 625-3569 or email April Atkinson at atkinsona@dnr.sc.gov.

Note the Palachucola Shooting Range will be closed Feb. 2-6, 2015 for maintenance.

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