The 4-H shotgun and rifle/pistol groups met for their final competitions, and their results were on display at the pavilion during last week’s Grant County Fair.
Mark Bagett, who is one of the leaders for shotgun, said all 23 kids did well at their Aug. 12 shotgun event at the Seneca Gun Range.
He said in shotgun, the youths start with points, 50 for safety, 50 for sportsmanship and 50 for eye and ear protection, and then shoot 25 trap targets and 25 skeet targets for score.
“We had no infractions, and they all kept their 150 points, then whatever they shot on the trap and skeet fields contributed to their total score.
“These kids do really well, not only with gun safety and responsibility, but they learn respect and good sportsmanship as well,” Bagett said. “They’re all terrific kids.”
There are three shotgun groups: Monument Shotguns led by Andy Day, Grant County Grinders led by Mark Bagett and Prairie City Shotguns led by Carroll Walton.
A competition for rifle and pistol was held Aug.5, and all five participants received blue ribbons. Scores were based on a percentage of the overall possible points.
June Wolf, Champion
Talon VanCleave, Reserve Champion
Lucas Wolf, Champion
Trevor Gabbard, Reserve Champion
Drew Wilburn, Champion
Wesley Adams, Reserve Champion
Talon VanCleave, Champion Rifle – Champion Pistol
Trevor Gabbard, Champion Rifle
Logan Namitz, Champion Pistol
Cody Bowden, Champion Rifle – Champion Pistol
Gavin Lopez also participated.