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Archers, marksmen sought for 4-H shooting sports program

OREGON – The Ogle County 4-H Shooting Sports Program registration is open for archery and air rifle.

Both programs provide a supportive, adult-supervised environment in which those ages 8 to 18, by Sept. 1, can learn archery, and youth ages 10 to 18, by Sept. 1, can learn air rifle use.

The 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle program offers a chance to learn safe rifle shooting.

Youth will be instructed in the basic knowledge and skills needed for the sport.

The sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ogle County Fairgrounds, 1440 N. Limekiln Road.

All equipment except safety eyewear will be provided.

The cost for 4-H members ranges from $10 to $14; nonmembers pay that cost plus $20.

Beginner sessions start June 3 and advanced sessions start April 15.

Archery sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ogle County Fairgrounds.

All equipment will be provided except arm guards and finger guards.

Through these programs, youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, and the principles of archery.

The cost is $25 for 4-H members and $45 for nonmembers for archery. Sessions begin April 17.

To register, download an application form at or call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191.

Limited spots are available. Registration is due by April 1 and will be taken first come, first served.

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