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Welcome the Mississippi's premier youth shooting sports program. Mississippi Youth Education in Shooting Sports (MSYESS) is a part of a nationwide community and recognized by the MidwayUSA Foundation and USAYESS. By being a part of this community the state will be able to share ideas with other YESS states to help start, support  and introduce individual youth and youth teams to firearm safety in a fun filled environment under certified adult supervision. 

MSSP Qualifying Round #1 - Sporting Clays


McIvor Shooting Facility November 11-14, 2020

2020-2021 Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will kick off its qualifying rounds for the annual MSSP State Shotgun Championship at McIvor Shooting Facility near Sardis, MS over a four-day period from November 11-14.  The number of competition days for the first of two sporting clays qualifying rounds has doubled for good reason- the number of youth competitors has doubled since last year to almost 900!

School and club-based youth shotgun teams are eligible to compete in MSSP.  This includes youth in public schools, private schools, and home school.   Youth who attend a school that has a shotgun team that competes in MSSP must participate on their school team.  Home school families may organize teams and shooting clubs may organize teams for youth who attend schools that do not have programs.   

If you are interested in organizing a youth shotgun team for MSSP and/or other competitive shotgun programs or activities, or a team for other shooting sports disciplines, MSYESS will assist you.  We’ll also assist you with establishing a Midway USA Foundation Endowment Account for long-term funding and we’ll start you off with a donation to your account. 

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2020-2021 MSSP Season Kicks-Off

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has officially kicked off its 2020-2021 season for the Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Sports Program.  MSSP is a statewide youth development program that uses shotgun shooting sports as a tool to help youth in grades 7-12 develop good character by teaching sportsmanship, teamwork, ethics, good decision-making, safety, and individual responsibility, among other positive attributes.

Adults interested in organizing a team can contact MDWFP and find a very enthusiastic and friendly group of folks who'll help.  All the staff involved with MSSP are very dedicated to providing this opportunity to Mississippi's youth.  There are no fees involved and there is training available.  Public, private, and home school youth are eligible.  Schools and clubs may host teams, practice locally, and participate in the annual qualifying matches and state championship held at Turcotte Shooting Facility near Canton and McIvor Shooting Facility near Sardis.  Thus far, the Foundation for Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has made $10,000 in scholarships available for winners at the annual championships.  Michelle Carter is a program coordinator and may be reached at

There are lots of other shooting opportunities for your MSSP team once you get started, also.  Clubs and organizations are hosting local matches and competitions for youth throughout our state and region year 'round.

East Rankin Academy Wins 2020 MSSP Title

East Rankin Academy

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the winners of the MSSP State Championship which took place in June at McIvor Shooting Facility near Sardis, MS.  East Rankin Academy took home the MSSP State Title for schools with a score of 560/600.  

The State Championship welcomed the top 150 sporting clay, skeet, and trap shooters between 7th and 12th grades from throughout the state.  Winners of the tournament received a total of $10,000 in college scholarships provided by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

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Teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment balance may apply to receive 5% of their endowment balance once per year, in either June or December. Grant funds can be used for team expenses, such as, ammunition, travel, uniforms, range and entry fees and more.

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Please check the College Shooting Sports Recruiting's website to learn how high school athletes interested in continuing their shooting sport in college can be seen and reviewed by over ACUI 125 colleges.

This is the best way to get in front of college coaches looking to recruit good academic students and good shooters

For more in depth information and or to set up an athlete's profile, please contact Robbi Vincent at (817) 437-3014.


To learn sign up  or to receive more details about this national promotion below click here 


As an organization or team, you serve a critical role in the continued growth of gun ownership and shooting sports participation. We urge you to join us this August for National Shooting Sports Month. Here are some ways to get involved:

•             Become an OFFICIAL SPONSOR of this month-long celebration to help strengthen your company’s brand loyalty while building brand awareness throughout the shooting sports community.

•             Become an OFFICIAL PARTNER. Serve as an industry partner to help ensure the success of this celebration. Ways your company can partner with National Shooting Sports Month include:

•             Display the National Shooting Sports Month logo on your website, in your promotions and on social media.

•             Roll out National Shooting Sports Month themed product specials or rebates for consumers and/or range-retailers who are offering promotions or hosting events this August.

•             Consider raffling prizes in recognition of the month via your social media outlets.

•             Host a FREE USAYESS Family Outdoor Experience/Open House event at your home club and invite the community.

•             Help spread the word to friends/other companies in the industry while encouraging your consumer base to go shooting during the month.

•             Get out to the range with family and friends!

Visit SHOOTINGSPORTSMONTH.ORG to sign on today!