2012 4-H Shooting Sport Matches

Hope Guidry  |  7/4/2012 12:32:44 AM

Youth attending Crying Eagle

St. Martin Parish had 14 participants that attended the 4th Annual Crying Eagle 4-H Invitational Competition in Lake Charles on Saturday, February 25th. This is the first competition of the year 2012. This competition offered Shotgun and Archery. Despite the cold weather and windy situation all of our 4-H members did very well. The results from the shoot can be found at the link below.

St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the 9th Annual Southeastern District Shooting Sports Competition held in Gonzales on March 12, 2012. The shoot was sponsored by the East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish 4-H Shooting Sports clubs which offered the following disciplines: BB, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Smallbore Rifle, Shotgun and Archery. The annual competition is a way of getting the participants ready for the upcoming Southern Regional Competition being held on March 29 – April 1st in Lake Charles. The 4-H Members from St Martin Parish showed up and took full advantage of the opportunity by sweeping the medals in some of the divisions. The results from the shoot can be found at the link below.

Forty-four members of the St. Martin 4-H Shooting Sports Team traveled with their parents and coaches to Lake Charles, La. to participate in the State 4-H Shooting Sports State Match on April 27-29, 2012. These participants qualified for the state event by attaining high scores at the southern regional competition held in Lake Charles, La. at the end of March. The state competition involved shooters from all over Louisiana. The results from the shoot can be found at the link below.

The 2011-2012 St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Team is comprised of boys and girls from across the parish. They practice throughout the year to improve their skills. In order to compete at regional or state competitions, the participants must first attend a safety class. If they are older than 10 years old, they must acquire a Hunter’s Safety Card and have a minimum of eight practice hours on the range. The majority of these youth had more than the eight hours required.

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