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Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Offered At Creeks Edge Farm In McDonald Sept. 10-11

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on Sept. 10-11, 2022 at Creeks Edge Farm, 7841 Owl Hollow Trail in McDonald. 

Directions: Take exit 11 off I-75. Head East on Lee Hwy/US-64 E/US-11 N/TN-2, go 3.5 miles turn left onto White Oak Valley Circle (this is the second instance of White Oak Valley Circle), in 0.7 miles stay to the right onto White Oak Valley Road. White Oak Valley Road becomes Owl Hollow Trail. Destination is on the left approximately, 1.6 miles from White Oak Valley Circle.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.   The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. 

The cost for this two day clinic is $75 for adults and $30 for youth under 18. There are also discounts for law enforcement, active and retired military and guard and more. Additionally, there is a $15 per day range fee.
 
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards.  Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling and prone positions, sight alignment and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.
 
Participants should bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Only rimfire rifles are allowed. About 400 rounds of ammunition is needed.
  
To register online, go to www.appleseedinfo.org (this event is listed as “Chattanooga”). For more information, contact the shoot boss at cleveland1775@protonmail.com or 423-421-3078.

Officials said, "In today’s world of 24-hour news cycles, changing technologies and push-button gratification, it is a challenge to stay connected to the values that our great country was built on. Ideals such as integrity, commitment and personal responsibility are what founding fathers relied on to win our independence and to then make America a great nation. At Project Appleseed we are dedicated to keeping these timeless values alive. 

"Project Appleseed is a fast-growing, 501(c) (3) non-profit educational community of dedicated volunteers. We promote civic responsibility through the teaching of colonial history and the American traditions of rifle marksmanship. Even after all of these years, there is much to be learned from our forefathers’ examples of perseverance, commitment and civic virtue. With a full calendar of shooting clinics and events, Project Appleseed is here to make sure these timeless principles live on for generations to come."


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