GRAY — Certified firearm and archery safety instructors for the Maine Deptartment of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond will host a hands-on practice for the safe sport of archery and laser rifle target shooting from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26.

Kids age 9 and older will have a chance to try their hand at archery, shoot a bow, and learn basic safety and shooting skills with 4-H shooting sports instructors from 10 a.m. to noon.

Kids age 6 and older will have a chance to learn basic gun handling and shooting skills, while using laser rifles, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Archery has had a long history in recreational sports, and participants range from grade-school age children to senior citizens. Archery is an extremely safe sport, easily learned, a great hobby, and becoming increasingly popular in Maine.

Staff from the UMaine 4-H camp will set up targets, showcase a variety of bows and provide instruction so kids and adults can try their hands at archery. This is an activity that appeals to families, all genders, and all age groups.

For several years, there has been a constant stream of excited kids (and their parents) waiting to try their hand at hitting their targets.

FMI: www.Umaine.edu/bryantpond, 4-h-shootingsports

A student attending the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond practices archery. Instructors from the camp and the Maine Deptartment of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and University will offer an archery and laser rifle classes for children Saturday, May 13, at the Maine Wildlife Park. 


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