Through the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, you will learn the safe and correct way to use handguns. Steady hands and a keen eye will help you “keep on target.”
The air pistol discipline consists of pistols that are charged by pneumatic means, where the projectile’s propellant consists solely from air. This discipline is divided into several other sub categories that are dependent on equipment being used. The discipline is further broken down by age, with those youth having a 4-H age from 8-13 being allowed to compete in 5 and/or 10 meter events. Those 4-Her’s of in the senior age level (14-18) are only allowed to participate in the 10 meter events.
The .22 pistol discipline is for small bore .22 caliber pistols only. The discipline is broken into several sub categories dependent on the type of equipment used. Only those youth that are of the 4-H age of 14-18 are allowed to participate in this discipline.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Brandy Barnes’ excitement is building, but she keeps a cool head at the firing range.
In the summer of 2015, the 17-year-old Hinds County 4-H member scored among the top five .22-caliber rifle participants at the state shooting sports competition. The accomplishment earned her a spot at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship set for June 26 to July1, 2016, in Grand Island, Nebraska.
“It’s really starting to hit me now,” said Barnes. “I’m very excited.”
By Mary Grace Eppes
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many Mississippi bow hunters eagerly await the first hunt of the season and each year, more of those hunters are women.
Katie Pepper of Canton, a former Mississippi State University student and an ardent hunter, is proof that bow hunting is no longer just a male sport.
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- When Labor Day rolls around each year, friends and family throughout Mississippi head to the fields early in the morning to get the first flights of doves over the fields they planted in the spring.
John Long, 4-H youth development specialist and shooting sports state program leader with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said opening day of dove season is the big kick-off to hunting season and is considered a Southern tradition.
By Karen Templeton
MSU Office of Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Focusing on safety, developing life skills and teaching good sportsmanship have made Mississippi’s 4-H Shooting Sports program popular with youth.
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Responsible gun ownership begins with education, and a donation from one Mississippi agency to another will help enable the state's youngest residents to learn safety and skill when handling firearms.
The Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports Program just received a donation of 120 firearms from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The firearms, mostly .22 caliber rimfire rifles, previously were used in hunter education classes.