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MS Scholastic Shooting Program

2020-2021 Season Dates:

  • First Fall Qualifier Shoot at McIvor Shooting Facility (November 11-14)
  • Second Fall Qualifier Shoot at Turcotte Shooting Facility (December 2-5)
  • State Tournament at Turcotte Shooting Facility and Capital Gun Club (April 30 - May 1) 

 

The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program (MSSP) is a team-based, youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence, and other life values.  The program utilizes these disciplines to teach hunting skills through the safe use of hunting equipment, including firearms, and their relationship to hunting situations.  Team members can participate in any or all three of the clay target disciplines: 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays.

MSSP began in 2015 as a pilot program with four (4) participating schools with approximately 30 students.  The annual growth is listed below:

  • 2016 – 2017, seven (7) schools with 110 students.
  • 2017 – 2018, eight (8) schools with 157 students.
  • 2018 – 2019, sixteen (16) schools with 294 students.
  • 2019 – 2020, twenty-nine (29) schools with 498 students.
  • 2020 – 2021, fifty-four (54) schools with 893 students.

The MSSP is not designed to compete with 4-H or other youth-based organizations, but should compliment them in schools.  The MSSP will provide youth an opportunity to compete for their school in a scholastic shooting sports program.

 

2020 MSSP State Championship Winners

MDWFP is pleased to announce the winners of the MSSP State Championship, which took place at McIvor Shooting Facility in June. Winners of the tournament received a total of $10,000 in college scholarships provided by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Additional Resources 

 

For Additional Information Contact:

 

Michelle Carter (Director of Outreach Programs)
michelle.carter@wfp.ms.gov
Office (601) 432-2276

Cell (601) 665-2788

Jad Touchton (Range Administrator)
jad.touchton@wfp.ms.gov
Office (601) 859-5164

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