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Youth Invited to Try The Shotgun Shooting Sports For Free


September 10, 2020

Coach Adam Clark instructs one of his Scholastic Clay Target students on how to direct her gun.

Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) invites 4th through 12th graders from Lewis County a recruiting day to come learn about the shotgun shooting sports and try hitting a few targets on their own.

The free Recruiting Days will be held on September 19 at Maury County Gun Club 2879 Parsons Bend Rd - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; at Dickson Clay Commanders Home Range 2950 South Hwy 48 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range Skeet Range Rd - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On September 26, the event will take place Nashville Gun Club 1100 County Hospital Rd - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Recruiting Days will introduce youth to teams in their area.

The safety of Recruiting Day attendees is the top priority. In addition to firearm safety best practices, all participants, coaches, parents and volunteers will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

"As one of the biggest and best shooting programs in the nation, we're excited to welcome and introduce new athletes to the sport. Whether you've handled a firearm before or not, with our experienced coaches Recruiting Day is a safe and fun way to try the shotgun sports for the first time," said Andrew Peercy, Tennessee SCTP manager.

No previous experience is needed. Beginners will be guided through proper firearm safety and receive instruction from a highly-trained coach before having the chance to hit a few practice targets of their own.

Interested youth must have a legal guardian present to participate. Safety equipment will be provided for each participant. Most locations will have firearms available attendees, but participants are encouraged to bring any equipment they do own.

Tennessee SCTP develops athletes who win national titles and provides students opportunities to earn college scholarships. The program is run by Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state's wildlife and natural resources, to introduce kids to the great outdoors.

To learn more about Tennessee SCTP Recruiting Day visit tnwf.org/explore.


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