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Register Sept. 16 for Council Grove youth shooting clinic

From Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

-- Council Grove area youth are invited to a free shotgun, pellet rifle and archery shooting and safety clinic Sept. 24, at Council Grove Reservoir.

Participants must pre-register by Sept. 16. Students are not required to have completed a hunter education course, but prior completion is preferred. The clinic will provide participants with the opportunity to enhance firearm and archery shooting and safety skills.

Youngsters participating will be provided safety and shooting instruction by certified firearm and archery skills instructors. All gear and supplies, including shotguns, pellet rifles, shells, bows, arrows, targets and eye and ear protection will be provided by through the Pass It On and Hunter Education programs.

Anyone age 11 through 16 may participate. The event will begin at noon at the Corps of Engineers-managed area between Marina Cove and Neosho Park with a free lunch during check-in. Instruction begins at 12:30 and ends at 4 p.m.

The clinic is sponsored by Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Flint Hills Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation and Morris County hunter education instructors.

The Pass It On program is designed to increase the number of Kansans who hunt. To register or learn more about this event, call, Council Grove Wildlife Area manager Brent Konen at (620)767-5900.

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