4-H Air Rifle SPIN Club Program Takes Off With the Help of the Pepin Sportsman Club

Devin Fetzer preparing the air rifle for shooting.

4-H Air Rifle SPIN Club for Pepin and Buffalo Counties took aim as they participated in the first session in a series of air rifle trainings.   The objective of this program is to teach shooting skills, safety and ethics for youth interested in shooting sports.   It provides a safe, controlled environment for learning responsible use of firearms.

Jim Schonke, a certified Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports Leader, is the program coordinator, along with Nicole Schonke, a certified 4-H Leader. The program participants include Kennedy Carlson, Ava Caturia, Gabby Dusek, Devin Fetzer, Jacob Komisar, Cody Moline, Aspyn Pawlak, Scarlett Pawlak, Milan Pesic, Owen Post, Anders Seifert, Waylon Smith, and Kylie Vreeland.





Students checking out their targets.

Anders Seifert and Cody Moline taking aim with the air rifles.

Jim and Nicole Schonke instructors for the Air Rifle 4-H SPIN Club along with the students that attended the first night.

A 4-H SPIN Club (Special Interest) is a bit different from the traditional 4-H Club. It is a club where four or more young people ages 9-18 gather with a volunteer for at least six sessions, learn about a selected topic of interest. Topics can vary according to the volunteer’s expertise, and can include the natural sciences, science and technology, photography, music, gardening, shooting sports, and more.


The 4-H Air Rifle SPIN Club will continue through March of 2018, meeting every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 pm, it is open to all 3rd grade and older youth in Pepin and Buffalo Counties.

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