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4-H SAFETY Shooting Sports Workshop - Yalobusha County

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 4:15pm

MSU Extension- Yalobusha County
18025 Highway 7
Coffeeville, Mississippi 38922

Mississippi 4-H Instructor Certification Workshop Participation Procedures

Participants must be at least 21 years of age AND currently enrolled as a registered volunteer in your county before they can attend the certification workshop.  View instructions on how to become a volunteer.

Step 1
Prior to hands on training each participant must complete the online youth development module (Moodle) Pre AND Post Test.  Participants must score at least 80% on the Post test in order to attend the hands on portion of the training. The registration link and online youth development module will open Nov. 12th at 12:01 am and close Dec 3rd at 8:00am.

Instructions on how to set up username and password to access the youth development module can be found at the end of this document. 

Step 2
Extension agent will register participants online at the 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Registration

Step 3
Participants are required to attend the one day hands on workshop that is in relation to the discipline in which they enrolled. (See agenda below)

Each county may bring one or more agents or registered volunteers in each of the seven disciplines that will be offered; however, at this training session each person can complete certification in only one of the following disciplines*:

Pistol, Rifle, Muzzleloader, Archery, Shotgun, Hunting, and Coordinator

ARCHERY involves a fascinating group of sports for people of all ages.  The fundamentals are simple.  The requirements are few.  A new archer can be shooting well within a short time, if he or she has the benefit of a planned approach to developing the basics of form.

MUZZLELOADING provides participants with the basics of muzzleloading history while developing familiarity with muzzleloading arms.  Trainees will learn the use of black powder and Pyrodex as well as other muzzleloading accessories.

PISTOL participants will learn to understand the fundamentals of safety while getting hands-on experience with both.22 and air pistols.  Trainees will learn to recognize and identify the parts of pistols and their functions, understand sight alignment and trigger control, and learn basic range commands and shooting procedures.

SHOTGUN trainees will learn to understand shotgun parts and their function as well as learn how to identify action types.  Participants will learn the differences between shotguns and rifles and understand choke basics and shotgun uses.  Additionally, classroom and hands-on training will provide individuals with an understanding of shotgun safety and basic functions of ammunition components.

RIFLE explores .22 and air rifle parts and their function.  Participants will learn how to use different types of sights, determine eye dominance, and understand range etiquette through both classroom and hands-on range experiences.

HUNTING is introduced from the ground up.  How to plan for a trip, hunting techniques, proper choice of camo and other items needed for a given situation, orienteering, and game calls are just a few of the many exciting things that participants will learn in this discipline.

COORDINATOR provides participants with the necessary tools to organize their club.  It also provides information on how to safely and legally conduct a range exercise.  Tips will be given on fundraising and volunteer recruitment.

Registration fee is $100 per participant and should be made payable to: Southeast District 4-H Shooting Sports

Payment of fees should be remitted to the Marion Co. Extension Office* (see address below) no later than January 4th.


TRAINING SCHEDULE:  The following agenda is for the hands on instruction* portion for all instructor certification workshops.

Face to Face Instruction - All activities will be at the Yalobusha Extension Office*

  • 7:30-8:00- Check In and Orientation
  • 8:00am- 12:30pm Classroom Instruction
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00am Hands On Training
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Classroom Instruction
  • 4:00-5:30pm Testing/Final Remarks

*Yalobusha Co. Extension Office 
18025 Highway 7
Coffeeville , Mississippi 38922


What to Bring

You will need to bring personal items, comfortable footwear, clothing suitable for outdoor conditions including rain wear apparel, insect repellent, note taking equipment such as pen/pencil, notepad etc.


How to Register for the for the Instructor Certification Youth Development Component

  1. Go to the registration page.
  2. Enter information in the required fields and click Submit.
  3. Check the email address that you entered in the registration form. You will have a link and temporary password in your inbox to log in to the course.
  4. Once logged into the training, you will be prompted to reset your password for the course.
  5. You are now ready to begin the online course.

HInt: If you need further assistance please call (662) 325-0758


Department: Ctr 4-H Youth Development, MSU Extension- Yalobusha County
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