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Shooting Sports and Wildlife Management - February 2010

CROW WING COUNTY 4-H Shooting Sports/Wildlife Project Info
February 2010 11th Edition

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Hot Shot Shooting Sports/Wildlife (SS/W) Project Club will meet at Gander Mountain February 15 from 6:30-8:00. Each meeting has ½ hour of wildlife training that can be used for State qualifications. All project members are welcome to come.

NOTE DATE CHANGE
Shooting Sports/Wildlife Project Development Committee (PDC) will meet at Gander Mountain March 29 from 6:30-8:30.This is for all project members. Be part of conversations that deal with project training, practices, wildlife, fundraising, etc and how the Minnesota State Shoot operates.

LEADER CERTIFICATION
Shooting Sports & Wildlife Leader Certification
In order to run a county or multi-county Shooting Sports & Wildlife program, instructors must be certified by MN 4-H Youth Development. The Shooting Sports & Wildlife Leaders Training is a weekend training designed to cover the needed knowledge and rules to become a Certified 4-H County Instructor.
The following trainings are being offered this year:
• March 27-28, 2010 - Fergus, Falls (West Otter Tail County)
• April 10-11, 2010 - Scott County SCALE Facility (Jordan, MN)
All information and registration materials can be found at: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/events/shooting-sports-certification.html.

WILDLIFE OPPORTUNITIES
(qualifies for State Shoot wildlife hours)
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 PM at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. "Frogs and Toads of Minnesota: the DNR's Anuran Monitoring Program" presented by Krista Larson, DNR Nongame Research Biologist. This program is sponsored by the Brainerd lakes Area Audubon Society. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information contact Pam Perry at pkperry@brainerd.net


SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES
We have scheduled archery practice sessions for:
February 28th, March 7th and March 21st at the Trailside Park Baptist Church in Pequot Lakes, practice will be from 1:30-3:30

This is a great opportunity to start getting in your practice time, both for you and also for hours to go to the state shoot. If you have any questions or need directions feel free to call or email us. mnext-crowwing@umn.edu attn: Roger and Nancy Schroeder

STATE SHOOTING INFO
Minnesota State 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational
4-H youth in grades 3 - one year past high school who have completed 15 hours of shooting with a certified instructor and eight hours of wildlife education may participate in the following areas: Archery, Muzzleloading, Shotgun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, Silhouette Fun Shoot and a Skill-a-thon. More Info
• September 10 - 12, 2010 - Location TBD
• July 26, 2010 - Registrations are due to county offices