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MS Scholastic Shooting Program

2021 - 2022 Season Dates:

  • First Fall Qualifier Shoot at McIvor Shooting Facility (October 25 - 30, 2021)
  • Second Fall Qualifier Shoot at Turcotte Shooting Facility (November 29 - December 4, 2021)
  • State Tournament at Turcotte Shooting Facility and Capital Gun Club (April 29 & 30, 2022)


The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program (MSSP) is a team-based, youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence, and other life values.  The program utilizes these disciplines to teach hunting skills through the safe use of hunting equipment, including firearms, and their relationship to hunting situations.  Team members can participate in any or all three of the clay target disciplines: 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays.

MSSP began in 2015 as a pilot program with four (4) participating schools with approximately 30 students.  The annual growth is listed below:

  • 2016 – 2017, seven (7) schools with 110 students.
  • 2017 – 2018, eight (8) schools with 157 students.
  • 2018 – 2019, sixteen (16) schools with 294 students.
  • 2019 – 2020, twenty-nine (29) schools with 498 students.
  • 2020 – 2021, fifty-four (54) schools with 898 students.

The MSSP is not designed to compete with 4-H or other youth-based organizations but should complement them in schools.  The MSSP will provide youth an opportunity to compete for their school in a scholastic shooting sports program.


2021 MSSP State Championship School

East Rankin Academy 

MDWFP is pleased to announce the winners of the MSSP State Championship, which took place at Capitol Gun Club and Turcotte Shooting Facility on April 30 & May 1. Winners of the tournament received a total of $10,000 in college scholarships provided by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

 List of 2021 MSSP State Tournament Winners

Additional Resources 


Registration & Login


 Instructional Videos for the new MSSP Database


Download the Instructional PDF for Coach Registration


1.) Registration Instructions for a Head Coach or Assistant Coach that has an Hunter Education Instructor Number (Completed a MSSP Coach Class)


2.) Registration Instructions for an Assistant Coach or Volunteer that does not have an Hunter Education Instructors Number (Has not completed a MSSP Coach Class)


 Download the Instructional PDF for Student Registration


3.) Registration Instructions for Student Participants


Coaching Training Classes for 2021-2022 Season

To register for a class email request to AND go to "Education/Outreach," "Hunter Education Classes," click "search for a Hunter Education class," click on "Enter Reserved Class Code."  Codes are located below in bold:

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 - Turcotte Shooting Facility - MSSP52821
  • Friday, June 11, 2021 - McIvor Shooting Facility - MSSP61121
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 - McHenry Shooting Facility - MSSP62521
  • Friday, July 9, 2021 - Turcotte Shooting Facility - MSSP7921
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 - McIvor Shooting Facility - MSSP72321
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 - Turcotte Shooting Facility - MSSP82021


For Additional Information Contact:


Jad Touchton (Range Administrator)

Office (601) 859-5164





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