KEYSER - Fall is the time to think about being outdoors and shooting sports.

KEYSER - Fall is the time to think about being outdoors and shooting sports.
The Mineral County 4-H and Archery and Wildlife club will meet on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. at the Camp Minco archery range. Youths will shoot, complete enrollment forms and discuss the schedule for the year.
4-H Archery is open to all youths who are in at least the third grade and/or are 9 years old. Youths who would like to be a part of the Archery program will need to enroll with the 4-H Archery and Wildlife Club. Youths enrolled with another 4-H club can participate.
One of three disciplines in the West Virginia 4-H Shooting Sports Program, Archery is designed to teach young people between the ages of 9-21 the safe and responsible use of archery equipment.
The program develops life-long skills in the sport of archery through team and competitive shooting events.
Instruction is provided by Frankie Quesenberry, a certified instructors with the WVU State 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Interested volunteers can become certified instructors once they complete the training. In recent years WVU has added wild life instruction to the program.
Quesenberry says, “Youths benefit by learning proper shooting techniques, responsible use of equipment and important safety measures. Kids have fun and learn safe teamwork.”
Youths gain many skills from developing leadership abilities, to archery safety in a personal and group setting and the importance of wildlife conservation.
Contact Frankie Quesenberry at  toniquesenberry@yahoo.com to join the club or to find out more.
For more information about the Mineral County 4-H program contact the WVU Mineral County Extension Office at 304-788-3621 or email m.miltenberger@mail.wvu.edu.