Harrisburg Hunters' and Anglers' Association
BB Gun Riflemen Team
Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers has a strong commitment to youth and has demonstrated this through their support of numerous youth programs. We are pleased they continue to support the BB Gun Program for the ages of 8 to 15. (Shooters age out of this program on their 16th birthday.)
Daisy started this program in 1965. It has a very long tradition of teaching gun safety, creating self discipline, the spirit of competition and having fun while you are learning. This program is a mixture of both shooting and learning gun safety, as well as the operation of a BB Gun and all of it’s rules that encompass BB Gun competition. These skills translate into life skills and other shooting skills, such as competition shooting at the adult level and hunting.
Our 2019-20 season will begin Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The mandatory safety class will be held Wednesdays and Fridays beginning the 3rd Wednesday of October and running until the end of November (except Thanksgiving week), then every Wednesday through the end of December. All classes are from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., but we try to be finished each evening by 8:30 p.m. This program is open to the public and there are no fees for this course. Parents are encouraged to participate so they can assist their shooter with studying. Practice for the competition season will be held every Wednesday and Friday between January 2nd and the first Saturday of May. Practices are from 6:15 p.m. until 8:45 p.m., including setup/teardown. For more information or to register for the safety course, use the links in the navigation menu at the top of any page on this website.
Every year, there is a possibility of attending the National Competition in Rogers, Arkansas in July. Qualification depends on the team's placement at the State Competition in April. If they qualify, this would extend practices for a team of 5 to 7 through July 4th weekend, the typical weekend of the match.
Fundraising is necessary to keep this program free and open to the public.
In 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016, and 2017, the BB Gun Program benefited from a NRA Grant. The program was able to purchase equipment and supplies needed to expand the BB Gun Program. We would like to thank the NRA for their support of our program.
We appreciate any and all donations. Please make checks payable to Competitive Harrisburg Association of Marksmanship Program (CHAMPs). Their main site is www.hhachamps.org/champs.