Extension News

4-H to Host State Shooting Sports Qualifying Match

10/6/2006

AMES, Iowa-- Iowa 4-H shooting sports enthusiasts will meet Saturday, Oct. 14 at Sigourney, Iowa, as 22 4-H’ers attempt to qualify for the state team. Qualifiers will attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in June 2007.

Event participants are 4-H’ers who are at least age 14 on or before Jan. 1, 2007, and who have participated in state recognized 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) programs. Youth and adult visitors may attend the Iowa event. 

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. at the Keokuk County Izaak Walton League, located approximately 2 miles east of Sigourney on Highway 92.

Iowa is allowed to send up to four youth in each of four disciplines — riflery, shotgun, archery (recurve and compound) and muzzle loading.

 For more information about the event, contact Al Keninger, aken@iastate.edu or call (641) 792-6433, or Andy Hill, hiland@myclearwave.net or call (641) 430-2012.

For information about 4-H SESS contact Judy Levings, Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development specialist, jlevings@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4764, or Gary Bickmeier, ISU Extension education director for Keokuk County, gary@iastate.edu or call (641) 622-2680. 
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Contacts :

Judy Levings, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-4764,  jlevings@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu