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4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y. Shooting Sports Workshop Announcement - DREC

Saturday, November 9, 2019 (All day)

Delta Research and Extension Center
82 Stoneville Road
Stoneville, Mississippi 38776

Mississippi 4-H Instructor Certification Workshop Participation Procedures

Participants must be at least 21 years of age and a registered volunteer. The 4-H Volunteer web page provides instructions on how to become a volunteer.

Anyone who is not a registered volunteer by the close of the online registration period will not be allowed to attend the training.

Anyone who has not passed the online youth development Moodle course by the close of the online registration period will not be allowed to attend the training.


Step 1

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

Step 2

  1. 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 October 1st at 8:00am and close November 4th at 5:00pm.
  2. Moodle scores from previous trainings are not transferable.
  3. Register for the Moodle Youth Development Course.
  4. Then once the above registration is completed you may take the Moodle Youth Development Component.
  5. Instructions on how to set up username and password to access the youth development module can be downloaded above.

Step 3

Participants are required to attend the one day hands on workshop that is in relation to the discipline in which they enrolled.

Each county may bring one or more agents or registered volunteers in each of 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, Hunting, Shotgun, or 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.

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.

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.

Registration fee is $100 per participant. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: MSU Extension. Payment of workshop fees will be taken at the registration table the day of the hands on training.

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


*Face to Face Instruction*

All hands on activities will be at or near the Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, MS**

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*

*Delta Research and Extension Center
82 Stoneville Road
Stoneville, Mississippi 38776

** To be announced during the training at the Delta Research and Extension Center


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.

Department: Ctr 4-H Youth Development
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