San Saba County 4-H is recruiting youth for its 4-H shooting sports project. The project will begin with a mandatory safety class on Saturday January 14th, 10 a.m. at Rylander Library. The class will last approximately one hour. In order to participate, interested youth need to fill out a 4-H enrollment form and pay $25.00 4-H dues. Beginning Saturday, January 28th youth will participate in practice sessions each Saturday at 10 a.m. till April 21st. The end of shooting sports project is a competition held at the Texas 4-H Center on Lake Brownwood April 21st. Any school aged youth is invited to participate.Why should youth be encouraged to participate in shooting sports? About two-thirds of the homes in the United States have firearms. Exposure to safe and responsible handling is vital to preventing accidents at home or next door.Shooting is the second most popular international sport behind track and field. It is nearly unique in being a lifetime sport.To sign up for the 4-H shooting sports project or for more information, call the San Saba County Extension Office at 325-372-5416 or email Carolyn McDowell at: email@example.com.