History and marksmanship come to Lewiston | Community Spirit
If you're interested in learning about traditional rifle marksmanship and how it played a role in America's founding, then look no further than Project Appleseed.
The group is dedicated to bringing Americans closer to their heritage and passing on the tradition of rifle marksmanship in a fun, safe setting.
Nearby Lapwai will be holding a Project Appleseed event at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club at 27007 South Tom Beall Road on November 3 and 4, 2012.
According to Project Appleseed, they 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 so they can place 10 rounds in a postage stamp sized target posted at 25 yards without using extra support such as a bench or sandbags. Participants will also learn how civilian marksmanship played a pivotal role in the founding of our nation.
Project Appleseed welcomes attendance by all, regardless of experience level or political affiliation. Instructors have received specific training through an Adaptive Appleseed program to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Participants supply their own rifles and ammunition.
Preregistration fees are very affordable: free for Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve. It is also free for peace officers, elected officials and the disabled. It is $5.00 for youth (under 21), $10.00 for women and $70.00 for all others. There is an additional $10.00 per person per day range fee payable at the event.
To learn more about the group, visit their website.