WANTED - 5TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENTS!
The Saginaw Field and Stream Conservation Club sponsors a youth shotgun program each year at the Saginaw Field and Stream Club grounds located at 1296 N Gleaner Rd.
In this program students will learn:
The sport of trap and/or skeet
Shotgun shooting techniques
We will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. beginning in May. Students will be permitted to shoot two rounds of either trap or skeet, or one round of each.
Each student is asked to furnish his or her own shotgun. (preferably 12 gauge or 20 gauge as we only have 12 or 20 gauge ammunition), however the club does have a few shotguns available for use by those students who do not have their own.
Students will need eye and ear protection and these items are available at the club for those who don't have their own. There will be a $7.00 charge for targets and ammunition per week and students have to be 10 or older.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn to handle a gun safely or improve their target and/or hunting skills. Our participants have always enjoyed themselves and made new friends. Some have gone on to compete at state and national levels, winning trophies and even scholarships. Follow this link to see some photos and read about past participants.
J.O.A.D. / Youth Archery
J.O.A.D. archery Junior Olympic Archery Development is a program where young people between the ages of 11 and 20 can learn the fundamentals of archery from Certified Archery Coaches from USA Archery. Saginaw Field and Stream offers a 12 week winter program that is held inside our CEC archery building. To join JOAD it is suggested that you should be able to consistently shoot a 3 shot group inside a paper plate at 20 yds. Shooters are required to bring their own equipment. The cost for the J.O.A.D. program is $60.00. If you want to shoot for pins the shooter will also need a USA membership for $40.
For more information please contact Scott Schrank at 989.860.4441
Saginaw Field and Stream also offers a more informal youth league held on Saturday mornings that start the first week of January and runs through March, this league is open to any youngster looking to shoot archery at no cost. Equipment is not needed for this league. The lessons start at 8:30 AM with a pancake breakfast being served around 8. The schedule is flexible to work around other events that the club hosts, this year there will not be classes on Jan 13 and Feb 3 due to competitive shoots.
For more information contact Mike Juen at 989.245.3940 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Township also hosts multiple archery classes during the winter at the CEC archery building on Thursday nights. They offer classes for beginners up to Advanced Archery. They also have other classes during the summer. For more information visit Thomas Township’s Parks and Recreation website.