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Kids Sport Shooting Class

WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Kids don't have to love pigs or cows to be in 4-H.  There are a few aspects that aren't rural based.

At Hawkeye Community College, a group of 4-H kids learned how to safely use rifles for a monthly class on sport shooting Saturday.

According to organizers, sport shooting is the third largest family participation sport, and the class itself is family oriented because kids can not come with out an adult.

"What we're trying to do is to get youth in good solid activities like 4H has been doing for over 100 years," said Black Hawk County 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator Randy Herod

"Fire arm safety! That's number one. Number two that goes right along with it is what is a fire arm and how do you use a fire arm," said Herod.

After a few lessons, the group mailed in their paper targets into a competition with the National Rifle Association.

The 4-H C meets once a month, usually on Saturday mornings.  All instructors are screened volunteers that have completed a mandatory training program. Many also have military and/or police experience.

Pre-registration is required. To sign-up for this event and/or learn more about 4-H and the 4-H Shooting Sports program, contact Meridith Sandlin at the Black Hawk County Extension Office, meridith@iastate.ed or (319) 234-6811.

Online Reporter: Jackie Manternach

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