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Join 4-H shooting sports to learn safety and precision

CLINTON, Ill. – 4-H programs provide youth with opportunities to develop life skills and learn by doing. One of these program areas is shooting sports, where youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of shooting, and much more.

“Dan and Kathryn Loveless are wonderful leaders of this club and really make sure the members are having fun while growing their skills and learning the importance of safety,” says Lindsey Burden, 4-H youth development Extension program coordinator. 

The Shotgun Club is open to 4-H members age 10 to 18 as of Sept. 1, 2021. Club meetings will take place at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, beginning Sept. 12, at the DeWitt Shooting Range. There is a $40 enrollment fee that includes 4-H membership and supplies. Fee waivers are available. Participants must attend a winter safety lesson at DeWitt County Extension office. To register, contact club leader Dan Loveless at 217-619-2755 or For additional details, please contact Lindsey Burden at or call 217-935-5764.

The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and 4-H is available at Find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Lindsey Burden, 4-H Youth Development Extension Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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