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Iowa 4-H State Shooting Sports Match

Pictured from left are Justin Ford, Shotgun Discipline leader; Jonathan Chalstrom; Jacob Geis; Jared Geis; Avah Licht; Jacob Miller; and Jed Licht, Shotgun Discipline instructor. Mike Miller is not pictured.

Webster County sent six 4-H members to compete in the Iowa 4-H State Shooting Sports Match in Searsboro on Aug. 24. Disciplines included air rifle, archery, muzzle loader, shotgun trap and wildlife/trapping.

The 4-H members did a great job:

Air Rifle: Mike Miller, Intermediate, second place

Archery: Avah Licht, Junior, Score of 147

Muzzleloader: Jacob Miller, Senior, 53; Mike Miller, Intermediate, third place

Shotgun Trap: Jacob Geis, Senior, fourth place; Jonathan Chalstrom, Senior, 48; Jared Geis, 63.

Wildlife/Hunting: Jacob Geis, Senior, first place.

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports uses skills and disciplines to assist youth and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills.

Participants learn safe and responsible use of equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration, promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior, and encourage an understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting and related activities.