Shooter's Ed press release

Registration for Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the American Legion building, 3819 Route MM. The registration had been scheduled at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, but has been moved due to floodwater in the Rec Center.

All students and parents are encouraged to attend. After registration there will be an introduction of the program and question-and-answer period. Volunteer coaches are needed to help and are encouraged to attend Registration Night to learn more information.

The first night of the Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, is Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

The class is Thursdays through Feb. 28. There will be no class during school holidays or weather-related closings.

• Ages 8-13 attend 6-8:15 p.m.

• Ages 14-18 attend 6-9 p.m.

The free class is a firearm safety awareness program for children ages 8-18. Participants are required to bring safety glasses.

Topics include ethics, sportsmanship, fundamentals for firing a gun, ammunition knowledge and safe gun handling, wildlife management and animal identification. This is not a hunter certification course.

Participants can earn awards for improvement in target practice.             

More information is available from Travis Moore, program coordinator, 573-231-2859; old3toes@hotmail.com; or Aron Lee, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, 573-221-0154, alee@hannibal-mo.gov.

October 12th, 2018