On March 26-29, 2015, 4-H’ers from around south Louisiana gathered to participate in the 4-H Southern Regional Match. Junior and senior 4-H’ers competed in Shotgun (trap, skeet, sporting clays, and modified trap), BB gun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Modified FITA Archery, National Archery, and Smallbore .22 Rifle. Some of these included team competition as well. All contests followed strict guidelines and safety rules.
Competitions took place at Hunter’s Run Gun Club in Port Allen and at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range and the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. In all of the contests, 4-H’ers could qualify for the state competition which will be held April 23-26, 2015, in north Louisiana.
Trained volunteers were on hand to work as range masters, range officers, safety coaches, scorers, trappers, station leaders, test givers, and graders. Many thanks are given to these helpful and resourceful people. Without them, 4-H programs such as this event would not be possible.
Awards were given at the end of each day. Several winners are members of the St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The results can be found at the link below.
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