The first night of the Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, is Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

Registration for Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

All students and parents are encouraged to attend. After registration there will be an introduction of the program and question-and-answer period. Volunteer coaches are needed to help and are encouraged to attend Registration Night to learn more information.

The first night of the Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, is Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

The class is Thursdays through Feb. 22. There will be no class during school holidays or weather-related closings. Something new this year is earlier times for the younger participants:

• Ages 8-13 attend 6-8:15 p.m.

• Ages 14-18 attend 6-9 p.m.

The free class is a firearm safety awareness program for children ages 8-18. Participants are required to bring safety glasses.

Topics include ethics, sportsmanship, fundamentals for firing a gun, ammunition knowledge and safe gun handling, wildlife management and animal identification. This is not a hunter certification course.

Participants can earn awards for improvement in target practice.                                                        

More information is available from Travis Moore, program coordinator, 573-221-2859; old3toes@hotmail.com; or Aron Lee, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, 573-221-0154,alee@hannibal-mo.gov.