The MN 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held in Martin County September 7-9. 634 youth from 52 counties participated in the event throughout the weekend. Youth had the opportunity to showcase their skills that have been learned throughout the past year, as they spent 15 or more hours working with a trained instructor in their discipline of interest.
Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational participants Caleb Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Thomas O’Malley, Susannah Wamstad, Daniel Bartels, Nina Buchanan, Katherine O’Malley, Stephanie Bartels, Josh Johnson and Jesse Wamstad, of Chippewa County participated in Silhouette, Trap, Archery, .22 Rifle and 3-Position Air.
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program began in the 1980’s and has grown to 4,000 4-H members and 500 adult leaders. 4-H members may become involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program in the following disciplines: Air Rifle & Air Pistol, Archery, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Shotgun and Wildlife. Adults can become certified discipline instructors by attending a weekend workshop and instructing youth in their county. To learn more about the Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program, go to http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/shooting-sports/shooting-sports/index.html