Hannibal area shooter’s education youth BB gun league registration set for Tuesday at Admiral Coontz

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The youth BB gun league will begin Nov. 2 and continue through February. | Photo courtesy of pexels.com

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Registration night for the Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Youngsters and parents are encouraged to attend.

Travis Moore, program coordinator, said the program has two main goals:

  • Teach area youths how to safely handle firearms. This helps protect these youngsters while on the range, in their homes or in the field.
  • Help each person improve individually. While working to improve their shooting ability, it builds confidence in each participant.

The free class is a firearm safety awareness program for children ages 8-18. Topics include ethics, sportsmanship, fundamentals for firing a gun, ammunition knowledge and safe gun handling, wildlife management and animal identification. This is not a hunter certification course. Participants can earn awards for improvement in target practice.

The first class will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Sessions will be Thursday nights at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center as long as school is in session through Feb. 22.

Registration information is available by contacting Moore at 573-231-2859 or by emailing old3toes@hotmail.com.

Volunteers are needed and can sign up by contacting Moore.

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