Lander Valley Sportsmen’s Association (LVSA) is hosting a two-day event in July to promote civic responsibility. To accomplish this LVSA is bringing the nationally recognized Project Appleseed program to leverage the tradition of rifle marksmanship as a tool for teaching colonial history and the timeless values our culture has embraced.

Connecting with our heritage
Project Appleseed’s site shares it’s goal like this: “In today’s world of 24-hour news cycles, changing technologies, and push-button gratification, it’s a challenge to stay connected to the values that our great country was built on. Ideals like integrity, commitment, and personal responsibility are what our founding fathers relied on to win our independence and to then make America a great nation. We use rifle marksmanship instruction as a gateway to help bring our nation’s history to life and to show that many of the values that our forefathers relied on to win our independence are still very much in demand today.”

Their events are typically two-days of marksmanship instruction to help attendees hone skills that were once commonly practiced in America. “This distance is known as the traditional ‘Rifleman’s Quarter Mile’ and has been part of America’s marksmanship repertoire since our country’s earliest days.

We’ll tell you the true story of the earliest days of our nation, including the detailed events of April 19, 1775. You may be surprised by what you hear.

Instructors are highly qualified (>200 hours of training) and will share the tips needed to allow a rifleman to be accurate to 500 yards.

How you can take part?
The Lander event is one of fourteen scheduled in Wyoming this year. It’s set to take place on July 27 – 28, 2019 at the LVSA gun range. Located approximately 3 miles NE of Lander on Hwy 789. Turn right off 789 on Rifle Range Road. This is a standard two day Appleseed event.

To learn more and register for the event online, click here.

“Whether you’ve never fired a rifle before or you’re already a competitive shooter, no one who comes to a Project Appleseed event ever leaves the same. The new skills, history, and friendships are inspiring and life-changing. Our goal is to create a nation of Riflemen. We’d love for you to join us.”