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Milam youth participate in state shooting sports

Local 4-H group hosts ‘water camp’

Twenty-six Milam County 4-Hers competed with 4-Hers across the State at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Games in San Antonio in July. Congratulations to the 4-Hers fora greatshowingatthe games.

Also thanks to the coaches and club managers for their dedication to the shooting spor ts program: Tiny and Susan Dean, Chris and Kelly Cooper, Joe and Stacey Pedroza, Jerry Vinton and Jack Bastow.

Winners included:

Juniors

Jaxon Hayles—Small bore Pistol Junior B Class, second; Compound Unaided Modified 600, first; Compound Unaided 3-D Archery, third; Compound Unaided Wand, first; Compound Unaided Clout, third; Compound Unaided Field Archery, second; Jr. Compound Unaided High Overall Winner.

Kyrene Jackson—Recurve Team Relay, third.

Nathan Newlin—Class A in Hunting: Hunter Decision Making, fourth; Barebow Modified 600, second; Barebow 3-D Archery, first; Barebow Wand, fourth; Barebow Clout, fourth; Barebow Field Archery, second; High Overall Runner Up Junior Barebow.


Members of the Milam County Shooting Sports group attended the state meet last Pruesse, Bethany Pruesse, Jimmy Penick, (back row) Kellie Foster, Patrick Dean, month. They also enjoyed a swimming party on July 29. Club members are (front Seth Vinton, Corey Pruesse, Danielle Pedroza,William Dean, Kendall Lee, Connelly row, l-r) Jason Penick, Dawson Warren, Garrett Jordan, Jaxon Hayles, Dustyn Prazak, Cooper, Calla Vinton, Cameron Cooper, Jacob Pedroza, Jake Penick. Not pictured Paxton Reisner, Nathan Newlin, Jude Penick, Jaedon Warren, Addie Reisner, Corbin Cheyenne Lee, Kaylee Jackson, Kyrene Jackson, Patrick Cobb. Members of the Milam County Shooting Sports group attended the state meet last Pruesse, Bethany Pruesse, Jimmy Penick, (back row) Kellie Foster, Patrick Dean, month. They also enjoyed a swimming party on July 29. Club members are (front Seth Vinton, Corey Pruesse, Danielle Pedroza,William Dean, Kendall Lee, Connelly row, l-r) Jason Penick, Dawson Warren, Garrett Jordan, Jaxon Hayles, Dustyn Prazak, Cooper, Calla Vinton, Cameron Cooper, Jacob Pedroza, Jake Penick. Not pictured Paxton Reisner, Nathan Newlin, Jude Penick, Jaedon Warren, Addie Reisner, Corbin Cheyenne Lee, Kaylee Jackson, Kyrene Jackson, Patrick Cobb. Jake Penick— Running Target Junior B Class, second; Smallbore Rifle CMP Iron Sight Jr. A Class, third.

Jacob Pedroza—Barebow Modified 600, fourth; Barebow Clout, second; Barebow Field Archery, fourth.


On July 26, twenty-six 4-Hers and leaders participated in the Water Camp at Apache Pass near Rockdale. They learned a lot about water, environment and related topics. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Jimmy Penick, Robert Miller, Taylor Jester, Cameron Green, Jude Penick, Tyler Martin, (middle row) Dawson Warren, Jacob Pedroza, Seth Williams, Jaden Warren, James Jester, Abby Miller, Neeraj Bhakta (back row) Julianna Byrd, Jason Penick, Houston Harris, Jake Penick, Brayden Byrd, Colby Green, Danielle Pedroza. On July 26, twenty-six 4-Hers and leaders participated in the Water Camp at Apache Pass near Rockdale. They learned a lot about water, environment and related topics. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Jimmy Penick, Robert Miller, Taylor Jester, Cameron Green, Jude Penick, Tyler Martin, (middle row) Dawson Warren, Jacob Pedroza, Seth Williams, Jaden Warren, James Jester, Abby Miller, Neeraj Bhakta (back row) Julianna Byrd, Jason Penick, Houston Harris, Jake Penick, Brayden Byrd, Colby Green, Danielle Pedroza. Corbin Preusse—D Class Running Target, first; A Class Small Bore Pistol Iron Sights, third; C Class Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Open Sight, third.

Corey Preusse—A Class Hunter Pistol Silhouette, third; Compound Aided Archery Modified 600, fourth; Compound Aided Archery Wand, fourth. Addie Reisner—A class small bore pistol silhouette\ scope (open sight), first; B class small bore pistol\scope (open sight), third; B Class Air Pistol Silhouette Iron Sight, first.

Paxton Reisner­— A Class Small bore pistol silhouette iron sights, second; A class Small bore CMP rifle scope, third; A class Hunter pistol silhouette iron sights, fourth; B Class Small bore Rifle Silhouette Open Sight, third; Pistol Silhouette Iron Sights Junior High Overall Winner.

Calla Vinton— C Class Air Pistol Bullseye, first; C Class Air Pistol Silhouette, third.

Jaedon Warren— Compound Aided Modified 600, third; Compound Aided Wand, third; Compound Aided Clout, second; Compound Aided Field Archery, third; Junior Compound Aided High Overall Runner Up.

Intermediates

Patrick Cobb— C Class Running Target, first.

Cameron Cooper—Air Rifle Silhouette Iron Sight Intermediate B Class, first; Wildlife I.D. and Management Intermediate Team, second.

Kellie Foster—A Class Air Pistol Bullseye, first; C Class Precision Air Rifle, first; A Class Rapid Fire Air Pistol CO2, second; A Class Air Pistol Silhouette Iron Sight, third; Silhouette Iron Man Overall Runner Up Iron Sights.

Kendall Lee—B Class Pistol Silhouette Iron Sights, first; D Class Running Target, first; B Class Hunting Wildlife I.D. and Management, third; Wildlife I.D. and Management Intermediate Team, second.

Danielle Pedroza—Barebow wand, second; barebow clout, second.

Seth Vinton— D Class Air Pistol Bullseye, third; Wildlife I.D. and Management Intermediate Team, second.

Seniors

William Dean—A Class Centerfire Pistol with Iron Sights, second; A Class .45 Pistol with Iron Sights, third.

Cheyenne Lee—Barebow modified 600, first; Barebow wand, third; Barebow field archery, third. Other participants included junior Kaylee Jackson, Garrett Jordan, Jason Penick, Dustyn Prazak, Dawson Warren, intermediate Patrick Dean and senior Connelly Cooper.

RECOGNITION FORMS DUE—Milam County 4-Hers have two more chances to be recognized at the Celebration Event in October. You can submit a record book for county recognition and/or submit a county recognition form by Sept. 14.

Forms for the record book and recognition forms are available on t he c ounty w ebsite, h ttp:// milam.agrilife.org/, or at the Milam County Extension Office.

The County Recognition forms can be completed each year the guidelines are met, so you can receive the award several years. Here is a listing of the forms available to 4-Hers:

• 4-H Clover Award—Beginner ages (5-8 years old and not in the 3rd grade).

• 4-H Honor Award—Junior (ages 8 and in the 3rd grade through age 10).

• 4-H All Star Award—Intermediate (ages 11-13).

• 4-H L et terman Award— Seniors (ages 14-18).

MAJOR SHOW DEADLINES— Deadline is Aug. 15 if you plan on entering livestock at the Heart O’ Texas Fair, livestock at the State Fair of Texas, the State Fair of Texas Plant ID contest or the Agricultural Public Speaking contest at the State Fair of Texas you must complete entry forms at the Extension Office by Aug. 15.

If you are t hink ing about showing a lamb or goat at the Spring 2013 major shows, you must order tags by Aug. 15 at the Milam County Extension Office.

All lambs and goats for the Spring 2013 Major Shows must order tags now and then bring them to validation at a later date. Cost of tags is $12 each, payment must be received by the deadline.


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