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4-H club holds first Fun Shoot

4-H Fun ShootPulaski County 4-H Shooting Education Club held its first Fun Shoot Thursday for 4-H Shooting Education Clubs in the New River Valley.

Eight 4-H members from Pulaski, Floyd and Montgomery counties participated in the BB Gun Competition using Daisy 499B’s.

Allen Meek, Pulaski County 4-H education coach and State 4-H certified riflery instructor, coached Pulaski County club members Corie Craig and Walker Tabor. Pulaski County 4-H Extension Agent Chris Lichty, a national and state 4-H certified trainer, instructor and coach, served as range officer for the event.

The BB gun contest consisted of 40 shots for record, fired at five meters (16 feet, 4.75 inches) in four stages with a 10-minute time limit for each stage. Stage 1 consisted of 10 rounds from the standing position; Stage 2 required 10 rounds from the sitting position; Stage 3 involved 10 rounds from the kneeling position, and Stage 4, 10 rounds from the prone position.

All participants received a Certificate of Participation and some received Certificates of Achievement for first, second and third place individuals in each shooting position, as well as first, second and third place for overall scores.

The next Fun Shoot is the Sept. 13-15 State 4-H Shoot held at Holiday Lake 4-H Education Conference Center in Appomattox.

For more information on Pulaski County 4-H Shooting Education Club, contact Lichty at 980-7761, or email clichty@vt.edu.  The club is open to youth ages 9-18.

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