Enrollment Open for 2019–2020
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Enrollment for the upcoming 4-H year is open now! Returning members, go to 4HOnline.com and log in using your existing family account. If you have any questions, you can find more info by visiting this link: https://larimer.extension.colostate.edu/programs/…/join-4-h/.

Update: You can also pay enrollment online this year! Visit the Larimer County Extension website, choose Join 4-H, then click the button that reads “Pay for 4-H Enrollment.” Easy!

Shooting Sports Leader Meeting / September 2019
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The Larimer County Shooting Sports Leaders will meet at the McKee Building at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23.

We will recap the 2019 year and look forward with planning for 2020.

If you have any additional items for discussion, please contact Cindy Buckardt at csh@frii.com or 970-481-7993.

Matthew Delehoy Wins Top Hand at National Western Heritage

Congratulations to Matthew Delehoy on his outstanding finish at National Western Heritage! The competition took place July 31–August 1 in Winton, California.

The competition has three components: a history quiz, period clothing and character evaluation (persona), and a shooting competition. The history quiz is based on information in the Western Heritage book along with extra information provided by the state that is hosting the competition. The character that the competitor chooses to portray needs to be someone who could have lived in the Old West in the time period of 1860–1900. They need to wear period-accurate clothing and be able to support their choices with research and give their references. The shooting portion has 6–10 stages (10 this year) which have a variety of targets to be shot in a specific order. The targets, their positions, and the shooting order is different for each stage. The seniors use a shotgun, a rifle, and two revolvers. Shooting scores are based on the time taken to complete the stage with time penalties added for misses, procedural errors, and safety violations.

Placement in the competition is based on the following.

“Every competitor is expected to participate in all three sections. Competitors will be ranked in each section and appropriate recognition given for each. The 4-H Western Heritage Champion (Top Hand) will be decided by an aggregate score of all three sections:

Shooting = 50%
Western Heritage Knowledge = 25%
Period Clothing = 25%.”

Matthew came in 4th for the history test, 4th in the persona interview, and 1st in the senior rimfire shooting portion, making him the overall Senior Rimfire Western Heritage National Champion (Top Hand)!

4th place in the history exam, 4th place in the persona interview, 1st place in the Senior Rimfire Shooting competition and 1st place Senior Rimfire “Top Hand,” making him the overall Senior Rimfire 4H Western Heritage National Champion.

He received ribbons for 4th place in the test and persona, a medal and a powder horn for 1st place in shooting, and a medal, presidential friendship coin, and a pocket watch for Champion (Top Hand).

As overall Top Hand, he received the honor of firing the cannon at the closing ceremony.

Larimer County is so proud of you, Matthew! Congratulations again!

Sharel CameronWestern Heritage
Shooting Sports Ambassador Applications Due October 15, 2019

Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events such as donor/supporter functions and with the general public, peer groups, 4-H groups, community service groups, schools, and media contacts. They serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports program, helping to make 4-H and the 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible. The ambassadors further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations, and team building.

You can find more information in the application packet. Download it by clicking here.

Applications are due by October 15, 2019. Mail the completed packet to:

Sam Lowry
Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports Specialist
4040 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-4040

Outdoor Skills Field Trip to RMNP on October 5

Outdoor Skills is planning a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday October 5, 2019. The meeting place and time will be determined. We can rent a van to go to the park for the day, hike, drive to the top of Trail Ridge Road to look at the different habitat zones and wildlife, and end the day listening to the elk bugle. Families are welcome to come along in the van also, room permitting. Please contact Jackie by Friday, September 13, 2019 so plans can be finalized.

Sharel CameronOutdoor Skills
Colorado State Shoot Weekend Two

The .22 Pistol Junior Team took 3rd place, even with only 3 members contributing to the team score! Members pictured are Daiton Crego, Walker Cameron, and Coach Ian Webb; member not pictured is Brayden Rinebarger.

The State Shoots for Shotgun and .22 Pistol wrapped up in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

Following are the Larimer County members who brought home ribbons. (Individual ribbons are awarded through 10th place, and team ribbons through 3rd place.)


.22 Pistol:

Walker Cameron, 2nd place with 385
Daiton Crego, 4th place with 346
Larimer County Team, 3rd place

Shotgun / Trap:

Emily Richardson, 2nd place with 48


.22 Pistol:

Charlote Mick, 7th place with 356
Nate Rogers, 8th place with 344
Larimer County Team, 3rd place

Shotgun / Skeet:

Tristian Stout, 9th place with 45

Shotgun / Sporting Clays:

Brody Sheldon, 2nd place with 47
Larimer County Team, 3rd place

Results for Larimer County participants from the first weekend of state competition are available on the Results page, and the second weekend results will be added soon. All results are available at the Orion Results website.

Sharel Cameron.22 Pistol, Shotgun
Outdoor Skills State Shoot in September 2019
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Moving forward, the State organizers are changing the timing for the Outdoor Skills State Shoot. There will be another shoot next month to get it aligned with the other competitions, so the National Team qualifiers have more time to prepare for the competition next June.

State Shoot will be on September 28, 2019 in Palisade, Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex. The registration deadline is September 13. No late or walk-up registrations will be accepted.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Please alert Jackie Easthouse if you would like to go and compete so shooting practices can be scheduled and rooms can be reserved soon. Call or text Jackie at 303-548-6433 or email her.

The Fall trip to Rocky Mountain National Park to hike and listen to elk bugle will be scheduled once we have figured out whether anyone wants to go to the State Shoot.