The Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held in Martin County Sept. 9-11.
A total of 651 youth from 51 counties participated in the following events: BB gun, Standard Air Rifle, 3 Position Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Trap, Silhouette, Wildlife Calling, Skillathon and Conservation/Wildlife Displays throughout the weekend. Youth had the opportunity to showcase the 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.
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program began in the 1980s 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.
Jeremiah Engst competed in Archery Junior Class B with a score of 162, 3 Position Air Rifle Junior with a score of 35, Archery Jr. Class B with a score of 162.
Samara Dodds competed in Archery Intermediate Class B with a score of 15, Air Rifle Intermediate with a score of 8, Archery Jr. Class B with a score of 15.
Joseph Engst competed in Archery Intermediate Class C with a score of 165, Air Rifle Intermediate with a score of 29.
Jesse Engst competed in Archery Senior Class C with a score of 248, Air Rifle Senior with a score of 31, 3 Position Air Rifle Senior with a score of 58.
Jacob Engst competed in 3 Position Air Rifle Intermediate with a score of 38.