Enrollment and orientation meetings will be held in Columbia County this month for the Clay Pigeon Target Sporting Program, which is open to students in seventh through 12th grades.
The team is sponsored by the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, with volunteers and coaches trained by Georgia 4-H and Project SAFE, or Shooting Awareness Fun and Education.
Meetings for new and returning members will be held Jan. 24 and Jan. 29 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m. and all interested team members must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The yearly club fee of $135 includes shells, clays, trophies and competition fees to attend district and state matches.
Practices are held Thursdays and will begin in February at a closed section of the Columbia County Landfill off Columbia Road. Although participants are expected to provide their own 12 or 20 gauge shotgun, new members can arrange to borrow a shotgun.
The program’s county competition is held in late March or early April, followed by district and state competitions. All members must have a hunter safety card.
For more details, visit the program’s Web site, www.columbia4htrap.org.