On April 1-3, 2011, 4-H’ers from around south Louisiana gathered in Lake Charles, La. to participate in the 4-H Southern Regional Shoot. Junior and senior 4-H’ers competed in shotgun (trap, skeet, 5-stand and modified trap), modified shotgun, BB gun, air rifle, modified Fita archery, national archery and smallbore pistol. Some of these included team competition as well. All contests followed strict guidelines and safety rules.
Modified Fita archery, BB gun, and air rifle contests were held at Burton Coliseum, three to four miles from the Lake Charles Gun Club, a multi-acre facility where the other contests were held. In all of the contests, 4-H’ers could qualify for the state competition which will be held April 29 - May 1, 2011.
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 participants and results are in the attached file.
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