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4-H shooting competitions are a success

Kids compete in rifle, pistol and shotgun.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on August 21, 2018 4:53PM

The 4-H shotgun competitors gather Aug. 12 at the Seneca Range for their season-end shoot.

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The 4-H shotgun competitors gather Aug. 12 at the Seneca Range for their season-end shoot.

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.

Shotgun results

Junior Division

June Wolf, Champion

Talon VanCleave, Reserve Champion

Intermediate Division

Lucas Wolf, Champion

Trevor Gabbard, Reserve Champion

Senior Division

Drew Wilburn, Champion

Wesley Adams, Reserve Champion

Rifle/pistol results


Talon VanCleave, Champion Rifle – Champion Pistol


Trevor Gabbard, Champion Rifle

Logan Namitz, Champion Pistol


Cody Bowden, Champion Rifle – Champion Pistol

Gavin Lopez also participated.


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