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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Marksmanship clinics set in CdA

Project Appleseed helps you take your best shot

A two-day rifle marksmanship clinic will be held March 3-4 at the Fernan Rod & Gun Club.

This will be the first of six clinics to be held in the Coeur d’Alene area this year sponsored by Project Appleseed, an offshoot of the Revolutionary War Veteran’s Association.

A Project Appleseed clinic also is set for May 5 in Medical Lake.

Clinic instructors will teach three shooting positions, use of the sling, six steps to firing the shot, natural point of aim, how to zero a rifle and more.

The program also features a few true stories of the American Revolution surrounding the events of April 19, 1775, when marksmanship met history and American heritage was born.

“I first got involved because my dad wanted me to learn how to shoot a rifle the correct way,” said Dirk Seymour of Coeur d’Alene.

“After my first event, I didn’t shoot as high of scores on the target used as a benchmark as I wanted. I decided I wanted to come back. More than that, I wanted to become an instructor,” he said, noting that Project Appleseed promotes civic involvement.

“The most useful thing I have learned is natural point of aim. This is one of the lost secrets of shooting. Not even many competitive shooters use it correctly anymore.”

The clinic will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4.

The gun club is at 11600 E. Fernan Lake Rd.

Cost: Men $70, women $10, kids under 21 pay $5. Active military, law enforcement officers and elected officials with ID register free.

Info: (208) 819-0866, email