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MS Scholastic Shooting Program

2022 - 2023 Season Dates:

  • McIvor Qualifiers: 
    • November 8-12, 2022
    • December 6-10, 2022
  • McHenry Qualifiers:
    • November 1-5, 2022
    • November 29-December 3, 2022
  • State Tournament at McHenry Shooting Facility (April 21 & 22, 2023)

 

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 898 students.

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

 

2021 MSSP State Championship School

East Rankin Academy 

MDWFP is pleased to announce the winners of the MSSP State Championship, which took place at Capitol Gun Club and Turcotte Shooting Facility on April 30 & May 1. Winners of the tournament received a total of $10,000 in college scholarships provided by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

 List of 2021 MSSP State Tournament Winners

Additional Resources 

       2022-2023 YPI Guidelines 

 

 

Registration & Login

 

 Instructional Videos for the new MSSP Database

 

Download the Instructional PDF for Coach Registration

 

1.) Registration Instructions for a Head Coach or Assistant Coach that has an Hunter Education Instructor Number (Completed a MSSP Coach Class)

 


2.) Registration Instructions for an Assistant Coach or Volunteer that does not have an Hunter Education Instructors Number (Has not completed a MSSP Coach Class)

 


 Download the Instructional PDF for Student Registration

 

3.) Registration Instructions for Student Participants

 


Coaching Training Classes for 2022-2023 Season

To register for a class email request to michelle.carter@wfp.ms.gov AND go to "Education/Outreach," "Hunter Education Classes," click "search for a Hunter Education class," click on "Enter Reserved Class Code."  Codes are located below in bold:

 

       Coaches Training Dates (Administrative/Instructor Class)                                                                       June 3, 2022 @ Turcotte                                                                                                                             June 17, 2022 @ McHenry 

 

         July 1, 2022 @ McIvor Reserved Code: MSSPJuly1

         July 16, 2022 @ Turcotte Reserved Code: MSSPJuly16

         July 30, 2022 @ McHenry Reserved Code: MSSPJuly30

         August 13, 2022 @ McIvor Reserved Code: MSSPAugust13

 

       Coaches Training Dates (Optional Range Training) 

       June 4, 2022 @ Turcotte 

       June 18, 2022 @ McHenry 

       July 2, 2022 @ McIvor Reserved Code: MSSPJuly2

       For Additional Information  on MSSP Contact:

    Gary Holcomb (Gary.Holcomb@wfp.ms.gov) or call (662) 487-1946

 

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