Posts tagged Western Heritage
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

2nd Annual Ringing of the Steel Western Heritage Shooting Contest

Adams County is hosting the 2nd Annual Western Heritage Shooting Contest to be held in Briggsdale on June 15, 2019.

The cost is $20 per competitor.

Registration will open from 7:30–8:30 a.m., and the contest starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Find all of the details and register online at You can grab the PDF of the event flyer here.

If you would like to order lunch, please register online before Wednesday, June 12.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Oak Creek Martin (aka Jerry Van Riper) at 303-514-9328

This is a great opportunity to shoot with other members of the Western Heritage project from around the state and it’s a great practice competition before the State Shoot in July Please contact Jim and Jackie Easthouse if you are interested in participating and need to use our firearms. Arrangements will need to be made to get them to you.

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.

Western Heritage Camp 2019

A Western Heritage Camp will be held in Leadville, Colorado from June 24–27. It will include camping and history tours in and around Leadville, and the food will be authentic to the time period.

A chaperone is not required for 4-H ages 12+, but 4-H ages 11 and under will need to be chaperoned.

Registration opens on May 1 and closes on June 10 through 4HOnline. The cost is $145 per camper.

Contact the Kit Carson County Extension Office at 719-346-5571 for details.

Western Heritage Shooting Practices Begin
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Western Heritage outdoor shooting practices have been scheduled. They will be held on Mondays at Great Guns in Nunn starting at 6:00 p.m. Dates as follows are also noted on the calendar for Western Heritage.

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20

June 3, 10, 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22

We will have practice at the range, rain or shine. Please bring your books in case it is raining—we will go to the clubhouse and study.

See y’all at the range!

2019 National 4-H Western Heritage Conference & Invitational Shoot
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The National 4-H Western Heritage Conference & Invitational Shoot will be held from July 30–August 1, 2019 in Winton, California in Merced County, located in the center of the state.

The facility hosting the event is the Safety First Shooting Association/River Oaks Firearms Training Center. Visit this link to locate the facility:

Please find Information about transporting firearms in the State of California at this link:

Included in the registration fee is lunch and supper on Tuesday through Thursday (6 meals total), ammunition for competitions (.22 LR, .38 Special, .45 Long Colt, .410, 20 gauge shotshells, and 12 gauge shotshells) and access to activities. A light breakfast to grab & go will also be provided on Tuesday through Thursday.

Click here to find more detailed info and register.

Orion Scoring System Training

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:

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call Samantha Webb at 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. The online registration will be at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site

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.

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.