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.

Colorado State Shoot Day Two

Reciting the pledges at the beginning of .22 Rifle day for Juniors on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

A great way to start day two at the State Shoot yesterday!⁣

⁣Here is a quick (long) list of Sunday’s accomplishments for Larimer County shooters.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Individual ribbons are awarded through 10th place, and team ribbons through 3rd place.⁣

⁣Juniors

⁣Air Pistol:⁣

⁣Martha Simpson, 7th place with score of 169.1⁣.
⁣Daiton Crego, 9th place with score of 164.7⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 2nd place⁣⁣⁣.

⁣Air Rifle / 3P:⁣

⁣Makenzie Larson, 4th place with score of 134.9⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 3rd place⁣.

⁣Air Rifle / Offhand:⁣

⁣Makenzie Larson, 3rd place with score of 176.1⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 3rd place⁣.

⁣Air Rifle / Utility:⁣

⁣Makenzie Larson, 5th place with score of 157.0.

.22 Rifle / 3P:⁣

⁣Walker Cameron, 4th place with score of 223.6⁣.
⁣Makenzie Larson, 6th place with score of 202.5⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 2nd place⁣.

⁣.22 Rifle / 4P:⁣

⁣Walker Cameron, 8th place with score of 293.6⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 3rd place⁣.

⁣⁣.22 Rifle / Hunt:⁣

⁣Walker Cameron, 3rd place with score of 311.8⁣.

⁣⁣.22 Rifle / Scope:⁣

⁣Walker Cameron, 2nd place with score of 348.8⁣.⁣⁣

⁣Muzzleloading:⁣

⁣Josh Ryan, 8th place with score of 78⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 2nd place⁣.

⁣⁣⁣Seniors

⁣⁣Air Rifle / Offhand:⁣

⁣Charlote Mick, 2nd place with score of 195.3⁣⁣⁣.

⁣Air Rifle / 3P:⁣

⁣Charlote Mick, 2nd place with score of 145.3⁣.

⁣Archery / Recurve Traditional:⁣

⁣Rachel Masters, 4th place with score of 227.⁣
⁣Dakota Squibb, 5th place with score of 217.⁣
⁣Carter Lyle, 9th place with score of 208⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 2nd place⁣.

⁣⁣Archery / Recurve Limited:⁣

⁣Josh Rudd, 1st place with score of 337⁣.
⁣James Rudd, 5th place with score of 286⁣.
⁣Heidi Acott, 8th place with score of 219⁣.
⁣Larimer County Team, 2nd place⁣.

⁣⁣Archery / Compound Traditional:⁣

⁣Walker Buckardt, 5th place with score of 163⁣.

⁣⁣All of the results from the weekend are available at the Orion Results website here. Larimer County’s results will be posted under results on this site soon. And there are more pictures to come as well!⁣

Colorado State Shoot Day One

Pictured are four members of the Archery Junior Recurve Traditional team. The team took 1st place! Members pictured are Tanner Squibb, Adam Beard, Tristen Noyer, Bridger Lyle; not pictured Garrett Starck and William Lancaster.

Great first day of shooting at State! You all represented Larimer County very well.

Here are our individuals and teams who brought home ribbons on day one. Individual ribbons are awarded through 10th place, and team ribbons through 3rd place.

Juniors

Archery / Recurve Traditional:

Tristen Noyer, 4th place with score of 89.
Tanner Squibb, 5th place with score of 87.
Adam Beard, 8th place with score of 77.
William Lancaster, 10th place with score of 76.
Larimer County Team, 1st place.

Archery / Compound Limited:

Truett Kitchen, 5th place with score of 179.
Savanna McGuire, 8th place with score of 177.

Archery / Compound Unlimited:

Walker Cameron, 2nd place with score of 198.

Seniors

.22 Rifle / Scope:

Nick Freeland, 7th place with score of 329.3.

Muzzleloading:

Clint Jordan, 8th place with score of 71.

Go out there and have a great day two!

Western Heritage County Shoot
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The Western Heritage County Shoot will be on Sunday August 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the action bays at Great Guns in Nunn. Once the shooting is complete and we have cleaned up the range we will have awards and a potluck dinner. (Please make sure you do not have peanuts, because one of our members is very allergic to them.)

Are you curious about the Western Heritage project?

Immediately following the County Shoot we will have a fun shoot for anyone interested in giving it a try!

If you have questions, email Jackie Easthouse.

See you at the range!

Jim and Jackie Easthouse

Archery State Shoot Parking Volunteers Needed
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Cindy Buckardt received a phone call from state asking for help from our county. They need 4–6 volunteers to run parking at the archery range on both Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. And $250 will go to shooting sports for each day.

Please get with Cindy via email (csh@frii.com) or phone (970-481-7993) if you can volunteer.

Sharel CameronArchery
Archery State Shoot Information

Fair is over and it's time to think about the Archery State Shoot coming up soon!

Dates

Saturday, August 17 for Juniors
Sunday, August 18 for Seniors

Location (New this Year)

5000 Cuerno Verde Blvd
Colorado City, Colorado
(Approximately 20 miles south of Pueblo, Colorado)

 

Shooting Times

The schedule of shooting times for archery is below. You can find a schedule with all disciplines posted here. (Please note that the times are considered tentative until State posts the official schedule early the week of August 12. We'll confirm and note any changes if necessary.)

 

Plan to arrive at the range 1–2 hours prior to your scheduled time and check in right away with Linda Squibb at the Larimer County canopies.

Borrowing Equipment

If you need to borrow county equipment for the state shoot, please come to practice on August 8 or August 15 and plan to transport it to the shoot. We will NOT be transporting the trailer and extra county equipment. If you have questions, please email Linda Squibb.

State Shoot Shirts

The Larimer County State Shoot shirts are in for those who ordered them. They were available to pick up at project check-out yesterday. If you were unable to pick yours up, we will have them at practices on August 8 and 15.

What to Bring

Before you leave home, double check that you have all of your archery equipment including safety equipment, bow, arrows (8–12 arrows are recommended).

Bring lots of water, lunch, and snacks for your group. Also bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, chairs, canopies. It will most likely be hot, so come prepared with whatever you need to stay cool.

The 4-H Dress Code will be enforced. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing or you will risk of having yourself and your team disqualified. You can review the dress code here: http://tinyurl.com/yyxb6mzv

When You Arrive

When you arrive at the archery range 1–2 hours early, check in with superintendent Linda Squibb first! If you're running late or have a question, you can call or text her at 970-215-5955. She will be at the canopies set up for Larimer County with our banner on the side. Our toolbox will be available, so see Linda if you need something.

The Competition

Juniors and Seniors will be scoring themselves just like at the County Shoot. If you disagree with a score, don't argue with fellow competitors. Call for a range officer to make the call. Be sure to understand the scoring rules, such as “Arrows touched before they are scored will count as a zero,” (State Rule Book pp.41 #13). The competitors cannot enforce these rules, but they can ask a range officer to enforce them. You can find the rule book here. You can also review the Scoring Tip Sheet and Scoring Key.

You will be allowed to bring extra arrows in your quiver up to the equipment check area. Before you step on to the range, place all except 5 of your arrows in the bucket if you are a senior, and 3 arrows if you are a junior. Your bucket will travel down the shooting line with you. Before you leave the range, pick up your extra arrows.

Parents, if you signal or talk to your child at all, they may be disqualified. Same thing goes if the participant signals or talks to you. They get very nasty about this because individuals have cheated by coaching during the competition in the past. No electronics, binoculars, or range finders are allowed on the range. If a participant has any type of equipment problem, contact a line judge/range officer. They will have a limited time to return to the Larimer County canopy area to try to resolve the problem. Then they will be worked back into the shooting line. Participants, do not hesitate to ask for assistance from a line judge/range officer if you have questions or problems.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE THE BEST GOOD SPORT POSSIBLE. This means waiting at the line until the archers beside you are no longer at full draw. It can be very distracting to have people moving on and off the line next to you. When the round is complete, congratulate and shake hands with fellow competitors, even if they score higher than you.

Parents of participants, please ask the range personnel if there is anything you can do to help. Larimer County has a great reputation for being one of the most helpful counties, and with your help I would like to maintain that tradition. Certified leaders, please sign up to help on the range. It makes for a long day if there are no subs to help on the range.

Awards

The awards presentation will be held following each day's competition. If you are unable to stay, let Linda know and your awards will be collected and distributed by someone from your club, or can be picked up at the Extension Office.

Contact for Questions

If you have any questions or concerns leading up to the competition or when you are there, you can contact Linda Squibb at 970-215-5955 (call or text) or linda@esquibb.com.

If you are well rested and focused, you will shoot well. Most importantly, remember to HAVE FUN! You should be proud that you made it to the state competition and are representing Larimer County well!

Sharel CameronArchery
Scheduled Shoot Times for State Competition 2019

The registration for State Shoot has been completed and the FINALIZED scheduled times for all Larimer County participants are now available.

(The only revision from the tentative schedule is Martha Simpson will shoot Air Rifle Utility at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday instead of 12:00 p.m. That change is incorporated into the schedule below.)

You can view the schedule below, or download it as a PDF. If you have any questions, please contact the superintendent for your discipline.

Pick Up Your Project
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Project pickup is Wednesday, August 7 between 7:00–10:00 a.m. If you’re unable to come during that time, please find someone who can pick up for you. Any projects NOT picked up by 10:00 a.m. will be available in the McKee Building until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9. Then they will be taken to the Extension Office in Fort Collins. PLEASE make every effort to pick up on Wednesday!

If your project received Champion and you wish to send it to the Colorado State Fair please be prepared to check it in Wednesday morning, unless it is a food item. Food items will be submitted on Tuesday, August 13 between 7:30–10:00 a.m.

If checking in your project for state fair this Wednesday, please bring materials to properly box the item for safe travel to Pueblo.

Please do NOT come to the McKee Building and simply gather up your project and leave. There is a check out procedure.

Labeling Projects for Fair

All eRecord books and projects including display boards, stand-alone projects, and other projects must be properly labeled.

Create a label in the following format with this information:

Larimer (636)
Participant Name, 4-H Age
Department, Class
Name of Project, Unit #

Place the label on the front of your eRecord binder or folder, in the upper-right-hand corner. Also place an identical label on the back of your display board in the upper-right-hand corner or on the bottom of your stand-alone project.

Your Name of Project is “Shooting Sports” and the Unit # is the discipline.

Stand-Alone Projects

It is requested that you write a brief description of your item and how it is used. Use an 8.5" x 11" page and include the name of the item as a title, and then how the item is used, and how it was made. Use a large font so it can by read from a distance. This is not required, but it helps the viewing public understand what they’re seeing when they come through to see projects on display.

Here’s an example:

ARROW QUIVER

In 4-H, a hip quiver is required. Bow quivers or ground quivers are not allowed. This quiver is made using PVC pipe to keep my arrows safe when shooting and when retrieving arrows from targets.