Project Appleseed comes to Mid-Columbia

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 4, 2012 

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Anyone who wants to learn traditional rifle marksmanship and the role it played in America's founding can register for an upcoming Project Appleseed event.

Project Appleseed events offer safe, enjoyable, low-cost, hands-on activities that require no special rifles or equipment. Youth learn safe firearm handling and the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, while adults improve and refine their marksmanship skills.

Participants will learn how to shoot rifles from practical field positions such as the prone, sitting and standing positions. They will learn the techniques that will improve their accuracy.

The upcoming Project Appleseed event in Walla Walla will be held at the Waitsburg Gun Club on 85 Bramleit Road about 60 miles east of Tri-Cities. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20-21.

Another Project Appleseed event will be held on the same weekend and time in Yakima at the Sun Valley Shooting Park on 1452 Suntargets Road in Moxee about 80 miles northwest of Tri-Cities.

Preregistration fees are very affordable: free for active duty military, Guard, and Reservists; free for peace officers, elected officials and individuals with disabilities; $5 for youth (under 21); $10 for women; and $70 for all others.

Participants supply their own rifles and ammunition.

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