Discover Your Child’s New Favorite Sport at Recruiting Day

Oct 27, 2023

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) invites Tennessee’s youth to an educational day of shotgun sports on November 4 and 11.
The statewide Recruiting Day provides an opportunity for children, ranging from nine years old through 12th grade, to learn and engage in shotgun sports for free. 

“Trying a new sport can be intimidating for children and their parents, but Recruiting Day is designed to eliminate those worries and replace them with excitement and confidence,” said J.W. Worthen, director of programs. “Accessibility is important to the program. We want anyone that’s interested in participating to enjoy this experience so all necessary equipment will be provided to them for Recruiting Day.”

No previous experience is needed. Beginners will be guided through proper firearm safety and receive instruction from a highly-trained coach before having the chance to hit practice targets of their own. Interested youth must have a legal guardian present to participate.

Watch below to learn from Tennessee SCTP parents and participants on the significance of the program in their lives.

“Parents have the opportunity to involve their youth in a sport that teaches safe firearm handling, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork all while participating in an environment of healthy competition,” said Ashley Tone, Tennessee SCTP manager. “We encourage parents to bring their children to one of our 15 Recruiting Day locations and let them discover a new passion for shotgun sports.”

Tennessee SCTP develops athletes who win national titles and provides students with opportunities to earn college scholarships. The program operates under Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the state’s leading policy, engagement and stewardship nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources. Shooting sports play an essential role in supporting and introducing youth to conservation.

November 4 Recruiting Day Locations and Times

Nashville, Tenn. at Nashville Gun Club 1100 County Hospital Rd. — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT)

November 11 Recruiting Day Locations and Times

Brighton, Tenn. at Tipton County Clay Busters Range 9049 US 51 S. — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)

Brownsville, Tenn. at Brownsville Young Guns Trap & Skeet 1945 Beech Grove Rd. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)

College Grove, Tenn. at Harpeth Scholastic Shooting Complex 8460 Horton Hwy. — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT)

Crossville, Tenn. at Crossville Shooting Sports Park 772 Albert Frye Rd. — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT)

Greeneville, Tenn. at Greene County Firing Range 1435 Hal Henard Rd. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET)

Huntingdon, Tenn. at Carroll County Shooting Sports Park 680 McAdoo Cemetery Rd. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)

Johnson City, Tenn. at Unaka Rod & Gun Club 90 Furnace Rd. — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)

Kingsport, Tenn. at Cherokee Rod and Gun Club 4280 Reservoir Rd. — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)

Lebanon, Tenn. at Cedar City Gun Club 921 Whippoorwill Rd. — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT)

Memphis, Tenn. at Shelby Farms Trap Range 6791 Walnut Grove Rd. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)

Middleton, Tenn. at The Clays at Lone Oaks Farm 8875 Sain Rd. — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT)

Moscow, Tenn. at Moscow Shooting Range 105 Owens Dr. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)

Southside, Tenn. at Montgomery Co. Shooting Complex 4201 Southside Rd. — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT)

White Pine, Tenn. at Hog Heaven Gun Club 560 HWY 113 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET)

To learn more and sign up for Tennessee SCTP Recruiting Day, visit

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