Charlottetown Trap & Skeet Club

Successful Applicant:
Charlottetown Trap & Skeet Club

Award:
$2,412

Project Title:
Introduction to Skeet Shooting and Basic Firearm Safety


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Project Summary:

Our project gave individuals who have never handled a firearm before in their life an opportunity to be given safe instruction and introductory education into basic firearm safety by both verbal and practical presentation (actually shooting clays). Sessions gave attendees confidence in the safe use of a firearm (long gun, shotgun) and marksmanship and how it relates to safe hunting practices.

We have supplied information for attendees on contacts to obtain their PAL and Hunter Safety Certification. A follow-up with Fish and Wildlife was done to see how many attendees perused the path to PAL and hunter safety certification as a measure of success; however new students obtaining their PAL have not made any indication that the clinics were a method of motivation.

However, our projects overall value to wildlife is to ensure that these future hunters are given the foundation skills to ensure that they do not prolong suffering to the wildlife that they hunt with instruction to better marksmanship thus leading to better kill shots.

We achieved our goal of reaching out to 71 participants attending our clinics. We also did achieve a goal of attracting a significantly higher number of females, youth and families to our clinics this year. We had one clinic exclusively for the Women Shooters of PEI group.