Posts tagged Outdoor Skills
Record Book and Fair Project Workshops
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You are invited to attend the Shooting Sports Project and Record Book Workshops to help prepare you for County Fair. We encourage you to attend if you are new to 4-H shooting sports, do not have a shooting sports project leader in your club, or would like to kickstart your preparation for the Fair.

Our goal is to make sure you know how to complete your record book, to understand project boards and stand-alone projects, and what to expect on Interview Day.

If you haven’t already downloaded the e-Record document, click here to get the Word document file.

Here are the details:

  • June 19, 6:00 p.m. at the McKee Building in the Estes Park Room: We’ll be going through the e-Record book page by page to understand how to fill it out, go through guidelines for project boards and stand-alone projects. There will also be an assortment of older members’ project boards and stand-alone projects to examine. If you have started your record book, bring that for review and help.

  • July 17, 6:00 p.m. at the McKee Building in the Estes Park Room: Bring your in-progress record books (or computers) and project boards (with supplies) for a hands-on work night. Get them polished and ready to turn in at Fair! We'll also talk about Interview Judging Day!

Questions? Please feel free to contact Sam Webb at sammyjwebb@gmail.com.
 

New Certified Shooting Sports Leaders for 2019
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Trainings for Shooting Sports certification were held over four weekends this Spring. The following 4-H leaders and senior 4-H members spent their time attending a training for the individual disciplines listed:

  • Pat Algers — Rifle

  • David Dyer — Rifle

  • Nick Freeland — Rifle (Junior)

  • Kim Gillespie — Archery (Junior)

  • Scott Gillespie — Rifle

  • Charlie Mick — Pistol (Junior)

  • Justin Mick — Rifle

  • Rob Noyer — Archery

  • Dennis Rinebarger — Western Heritage

  • Nate Rogers — Rifle (Junior)

  • Rex Rogers — Shotgun

  • Katie Webb — Outdoor Skills

  • Samantha Webb — Program Coordinator Training

Congratulations on your new certifications! Thank you for volunteering to coach our Shooting Sports members and keep our program running strong!

If you are not a certified leader, you can still complete enrollment to be a 4-H activity leader this year. You can be of help at Shooting Sports practices, even if you aren’t certified to help on the line. Then next year, you’ll be enrolled and ready to attend a certification when they are scheduled. Click here to learn about the steps to becoming a Larimer County 4-H leader.

Orion Scoring System Training
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Larimer County is now using a computerized scoring system for all our county shoots. To help this run smoothly, we would like to create a team of volunteers to help.  We have scheduled training for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the McKee Building to teach volunteers how to use the system and to begin planning for our county shoots in July.

If you are interested in attending this training, please RSVP by clicking this link and filling out the form:

https://goo.gl/forms/S0j6ZlTDB8XxZmEz2

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call Samantha Webb at sammyjwebb@gmail.com or 970-214-5646.

Hunter Safety Class / March 23-24, 2019
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Hunters education is not required to compete at the county shoots. However, to be eligible to compete at the state competition, participants must submit their hunter education card on 4honline before the July 1 deadline. If you don’t have your hunter safety, we’re offering this opportunity to get it!

Hunters education will be offered on March 23–24, 2019. The class is online only. Cost of the online class is $24.50, and the 4-hour class and live shooting costs an additional $10. www.hunter-ed.com. The online registration will be at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site www.cpw.state.co.us.

We will meet at the McKee Building on March 23 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Then we will continue at Front Range Gun Club on March 24 at 7:00 a.m.

Please contact Cindy Buckardt at 970-481-7993 if you have any questions.

Colorado 4-H Hunting/Outdoor Skills Invitational 2019

Outdoor Skills members: Read about this upcoming event and get with Jackie if you have questions about participating!

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The Colorado 4-H Hunting/Outdoor Skills Invitational will serve as the qualifying event to create the Colorado team competing at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships this June 2019.

When: March 23, 2019

Where: Colorado Cameo Shooting Complex, Palisade, Colorado

Registration: 4HOnline (https://co.4honline.com)

Questions: Kristina Teal at 970-210-5351 or mesacounty4Hshootingsports@gmail.com

Test your knowledge or learn new skills: Wildlife Identification, Orienteering (map and compass reading), Outdoor Safety Knowledge, Outdoor Decision Making, Hunter Ethics, Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, and Shotgun events.

Courses of Fire:

  • Muzzleloading – Shooting muzzleloaders at targets from a variety of unknown distances.

  • Light Rifle – Shooting .22 rifles at targets from a variety of unknown distances.

  • Shotgun – Shooting at clay targets in a variety of ways singles and doubles.

  • Archery – Shooting at 3D wildlife targets from a variety of hunter challenging positions.

  • Hunter's Safety Trail – Do I shoot or not? These are some of the real life hunting scenarios that will challenge you.

  • Orienteering – Can you find your way using a compass? Can you read a topographic map? If you hunt…you should know how.

  • Wildlife ID – What animal left that track? What did that feather come from? As a hunter, you need to be aware of game signs…this will challenge your knowledge.

  • Outdoor Decision Making/Hunter Ethics Exam – As hunters we are all obligated to take care of our environment. Test your knowledge of hunting and our responsibilities.

Sponsored by the Mesa County 4-H Shooting Sports Program in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

View the event flyer with all of the details.

Shooting Sports Booth at 4-H Carnival 2019
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Our Shooting Sports program will be hosting a game booth at the 4-H Carnival on Saturday, March 2. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds we raise will be used to help Larimer County members go to Nationals. The Skeeball booth is popular and a lot of fun to work!

Please volunteer to work a shift by visiting the SignUpGenius here.

Finalized 2019 National Shooting Sports Teams Named
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The finalized Colorado team members for the 2019 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska from June 23–28 have been posted here. Congratulations to the Larimer County 4-H members who qualified to represent Colorado:

  • Clint Jordan – Muzzleloading

  • James Rudd – Recurve Archery

  • Tavis Bensley – Shotgun

  • Emma Litchford – .22 Pistol

The qualification for the Outdoor Skills national team will be held at the Colorado 4-H Hunting/Outdoor Skills Invitational on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Palisade, Colorado. Find details about this event here.

Volunteer to Help at Antique Sale

We have a great fundraising opportunity to help our Shooting Sports program!

Rebel Junk Market will be at the First National Bank Building at the Ranch on February 22–23, 2019 and they need our help. We will be helping at the door or at the holding tables.

Fundraising dollars are used to help with such things as equipment, targets, range-time fees, and help for seniors who are traveling to compete at Nationals.

This is a great opportunity to log some Community Service time that you can include in your record book.

Please click here to volunteer for a time slot on the SignUpGenius.

No Early County Shoots

A major change this year is that there will no early county shoots. Participants wishing to take part in the County Shoot and qualify for State must do so on the date scheduled for each discipline, no exceptions. Please make note of the dates of the county shoots now to attempt to avoid conflicts.

Air Pistol and Air Rifle

Sunday, July 21

Archery

Saturday, July 13

.22 Pistol

Tuesday, July 16

.22 Rifle

Saturday, July 20

Muzzleloading

Saturday, July 20

Shotgun

Tuesday, July 2: Skeet and 5-Stand
Tuesday, July 9: Trap

You can find this change in the updated Larimer County Shooting Sports Handbook for 2019.