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Bows & Bullets members compete at state shoot

Sep 30, 2013
Photo by: Washington County 4-H Washington County 4-H members who traveled to Montezuma for the Iowa 4-H State Shoot Match include from left to right: Back Row: Richard Dunbar, Jacob Van Zante, Joseph Dunbar. Front Row: Jeffery Taylor, Jacob Leonard, Cody Mellinger, Hunter Mast, Noah Altenhofen, Joseph Van Zante.

Nine Bows & Bullets 4-H Club members competed at the State Shoot Match in Montezuma on Saturday, Sept. 28. This event serves as the final competition for the 2012-13 shooting year. It is a time for them to showcase their skills against other 4-H members from around the state. Twenty-eight counties were represented with 132 4-H members participating.

It was a challenging day with 30 mph winds and rain sprinkles throughout the day, explained club leader Don Pfeiffer. He said, “I am very pleased with the shooting skills of the Bows and Bullets 4-H Club.”

Individual results include:

Juniors: Joseph Dunbar - first in Junior Air Rifle and first in Junior Small Bore (.22); Jacob Van Zante - fourth in Junior Archery Genesis bow; Jeffery Taylor - fifth in Junior Archery Compound Bow; Jacob Leonard - seventh in Junior Archery Compound Bow

Intermediates: Richard Dunbar - first in Intermediate Air Rifle and first in Intermediate Muzzleloader; Joseph Van Zante - third in Intermediate Archery Recurve Bow and third in Intermediate muzzleloader; Cody Mellinger - fourth in Intermediate Archery Recurve Bow

Seniors: Hunter Mast - fifth in Senior Shotgun Trap; Noah Altenhofen - eighth in Senior Shotgun Trap

Bows and Bullets 4-H Club is one of Washington County 4-H’s special-interest clubs. Youth participate in the traditional 4-H experience with monthly meetings, county events and fair. However, they mostly focus on outdoor education through wildlife skills and shooting. They have monthly range times for youth to participate in disciplines of their choice including archery, muzzle loader and shotgun.

For more information on Bows & Bullets 4-H Club or Washington County 4-H, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.


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