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4H shooting season ends successfully

By Staff | Jul 7, 2017

Submitted photo 4H shooters pose for a photo. 4H Shooting Sports recently wrapped up its third season.

Pierce County 4H Shooting Sports has successfully wrapped up its third season. The program is carried out by a group of dedicated volunteers and parents. One night a week from January through March, 30 registered 4H’ers and their instructors met at the armory to shoot archery and air rifle.

The program is open to all skill levels and youth are welcome to bring their own archery equipment. Youth do not have to be involved in traditional 4H to participate, but it is encouraged. The age requirements are 8-years-old as of January 1 through seniors in high school. Participants are encouraged to attend various competitions across the state but it is not required.

Several members did attend a number of competitions and were met with great success.

Top archer, Hudson Hooker, son of Todd Leier and Jessica Hooker, was recently awarded 5th place in the State indoor Archery tournament held at Edgeley. To receive this award, Hooker had to compete at three indoor competitions. At those competitions he also received a 4th place medal and two 5th place medals. Hooker also shot at a 3D shoot in Bismarck in May and at the State 4H 3D outdoor match in June at Washburn. He received a silver rank at the state outdoor 3D match and was awarded 6th place.

Zach Jaeger, son of Gerald and Christie Jaeger, also shot at three indoor matches and the 3D matches in Bismarck and Washburn. At the state outdoor match in Washburn, Jaeger received a bronze ranking.

Landyn Brossart, son of Stephanie and Jerrod Brossart also competed in two indoor matches. Ryleigh Keating, daughter of Renata and Shane Warner, competed in two indoor matches, and Rylee Geiszler, daughter of Cory and Sheri Geiszler also competed at an indoor match.

Carter Teigen, son of Dave and Jen Teigen, shot at an air rifle match in Devil’s Lake.

If you are interested in the program, please contact Yolanda Schmidt at the NDSU Extension Office in Rugby, located in the Pierce County Courthouse or at 776-6234.

Tribune Reporter Carissa Mavec contributed to this report.

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