Tama County Young Guns compete at State

Pictured are Tama County Young Guns 4-H members Wyatt Feisel, Wyatt Silhanek, Tyler Caraccio, Lauren Keller. Contributed photo

The Annual 4-H Youth State Shooting Match was held August 28 at Brownell’s Big Springs Range near Montezuma. Over 100 4-H members explored the sport of shooting, hunting and sportsmanship skills at the state level, which consisted of six different disciplines: air rifle, shotgun, smallbore rifle, muzzleloader, archery and wildlife.

Those representing Tama County Young Guns 4-H Club at this State Match were Tyler Caraccio, Lauren Keller, Wyatt Silhanek, Andrea Bolen, Isabelle Cobb, and Wyatt Feisel.

Congratulations to these members who placed at the State Match. In the Junior Division of Air Rifle, Wyatt Feisel 1st place. In the Intermediate Division of Air Rifle, Lauren Keller 1st place, Wyatt Silhanek 2nd place and Isabel Cobb 5th place. In the Senior Division of Freestyle Recurve Archery, Tyler Caraccio 1st place. In the Senior Division of Compound Archery Tyler Caraccio 13th place. In the Senior Division of Genesis Archery, Andrea Bolen in 1st place. In the Intermediate Division of Smallbore Rifle, Lauren Keller 5th place and Wyatt Silhanek 7th place.

The Iowa 4-H Shooting Sports Program provides activities at all levels through the state to meet our overall goal to “empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with a caring adult through a shooting sports related activity.” 4-H members participate in their county or regional programs to develop as shooters and individuals and then get the opportunity to participate on a larger scale as they become more proficient. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills.

In addition to competitions, the club includes activities such as meetings, guest speakers, community service projects, fundraisers, communication presentations and the Tama County Fair.

Their business meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month at the Tama County Extension Office (located at 203 West High Street in Toledo). They have many things planned for this upcoming year. Come and see what they are all about!

For more information on Tama County 4-H and Shooting Sports, contact Jenny Hulme, County Youth Coordinator, at jhulme@iastate.edu or 641-484-2703.