4-H members compete in trap shotgun competition

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Pictured from left are Gary Schweer; Dale Todt, the shotgun project leader; Spencer Lorenz; Emily Todt; and Paul Lichtenegger. (Submitted photo)

Members of Cape Girardeau County's 4-H programs recently competed in a statewide trap shotgun competition in Linn Creek, Mo.

Those in the competition were Gary Schweer; Dale Todt, the shotgun project leader; Spencer Lorenz; Emily Todt; and Paul Lichtenegger.

Shooting sports are among youth development educational programs offered by 4-H and use skills and disciplines of shooting to assist youth in obtaining knowledge and developing skills, according to the organization.

The programs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Project choices for all ages include shooting sports safety, archery, air rifle/BB gun, small-bore .22-caliber rifle, air pistol and hunting and outdoor skills. Projects for ages 11 and up include shotgun and muzzle-loading; and for 14 years and up, small-bore pistol.

Cape Girardeau County has 15 4-H clubs in local communities.

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