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On March 22 Mississippi State students will begin a trap league for the first time. The college will not subsidize any costs but will sanction the program. Starkville Gun Club will host and manage the evnts. We are a volunteer club and will make no money off this program other than a target fee. Because of college restrictions most shooters will not have guns on campus. We have received a grant that will provide a safe for range guns to be checked out and used by the kids only.

We need five used 1100, 11/87's or comparable autos with 28" barrels and screw in chokes. This will cover trap, skeet and five stand. Would you be willing help us?

We have a CPA on board that will issue a tax free certificate (we are a 501-c-3) to anyone who will donate a gun or money.

Any support would be appreciated and if interested send me a private e-mail and we will discuss it further.
 

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Any one wishing to help please send checks to Jim Porter, 178 Sutphin Road, Mathiston Ms 39752 Make payable to Starkville Gun Club

Thanks so very much!
Jim Porter
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Jim, next year file a grant with the Friends of the NRA for ammo, targets, and other supplies. Well worth the effort! Free is good.
 

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We did. I have three grant proposals out and one has been approved. We will get $4,000 from the NSSA and that is tied directly to range approval. We will buy a safe and lights for one of our fields. The other two grants, one I feel pretty good about and one is a toss up, will be for unspecified spending. These will not be granted until later in the year. We will start shooting on Mar 22 and have a VERY limited fund pool to draw from. After we get started, we should be OK. I have range bags, ear and eye protection and targets covered. I need some ammo and a few range guns to be checked out by the shooters.

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Strange, we were notified by the Friends of the NRA of our grant approval for our youth team in January. Did you go through the Friends of the NRA website?

http://www.nrafoundation.org/grants/statefund.asp

They help us out every year with ammo, targets, vests, pouches, etc.

It is too late to apply for this year, but get on it for next!
 

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Go to the NSSF for help in funding. They have done a great job with their CSSI program. Grants to help with targets, ammo, guns, et. They will fund the school program, not you and your club.
 
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