Kanabec County 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife project is filled with dedicated and passionate leaders, coaches and youth. Every week you will find devoted volunteers coaching enthusiastic 4-H youth in various disciplines, depending on the time of year, including BB gun, air rifle, archery, .22 rifle, black powder and trap.
Throughout the year, youth participate in weekly practices before competing at a County Shoot. From there, youth may compete at the State Shoot in up to four disciplines if they have the necessary eight to 15 hours of online training required to advance in their chosen discipline(s) and eight required hours in wildlife education.
At the state level, youth may secure a spot to advance to Nationals by placing in the top four of their discipline. The National Championships will take place this year on June 25-30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Minnesota State Shoot has been extremely well-attended in the last several years, with as many as 600 to 800 participants competing across all disciplines.
Of the total participants at last year’s shoot, 29 athletes advanced to Nationals this year, with five of those athletes coming from the Kanabec County 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife Project. Of the five youth from Kanabec County, three of those are State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Ambassadors and one is a National Shooting Sports and Wildlife Ambassador. This is a major feat and we are so proud of our entire program for producing such talented individuals.
Burger Bash at Crystal Bar
To offset some of the expenses of traveling and competing at Nationals, the Kanabec County 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife team is hosting a fundraiser Burger Bash at the Crystal Bar & Grill in Mora on Thursday, May 18. Burger and fry baskets will be sold for $6/basket with $2 from every basket sold going to the Kanabec Nationals Team.
Come on out and meet the Kanabec County Shooting Sports and Wildlife project members along with our Kanabec National’s Team:
Becca Anderson — State Shootings Sports and Wildlife Ambassador, second year at Nationals competing in smallbore .22 pistol.
Tucker Sanders — First year at Nationals competing in shotgun (trap, skeet, and sporting clays).
Jaime Pouliot — National Shooting Sports and Wildlife Ambassador, State Shooting Sports Ambassador, first year at Nationals competing in muzzleloader.
Isabelle Keehr — State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Ambassador, first year at Nationals competing in air pistol (rapid and slow fire).
Jade Kunz — First year at Nationals competing in air pistol (rapid and slow fire).
Dan Porter — Selected to coach the Statewide Minnesota air rifle team.
Wear any Kanabec County 4-H shirt and be put in a drawing for 4-H swag throughout the night. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Shooting Sports project this year including local chapter of Pheasants Forever, local chapter Snake River MDHA, Knife Lake Sportsmen’s Club, Kanabec County Shooting Sports and Wildlife PDC, Pheasants Ridge Shooting Preserve, Kanabec Conservation Club and Ogilvie Lions for your generous donations in making this trip possible.
A special thank you to the Kanabec Conservation Club and Almost Yours Gun ‘N Pawn for the use of their ranges throughout the year for our youth to learn and train responsibly.
Local Up-coming Events/Deadlines
Thursdays, March 2-May 25- Beginner Training BB Gun for grades 3-9 / Weekly Thursday nights 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Almost Yours Gun ‘N Pawn
Thursdays, March 2-May 25 - Beginner Training Air Rifle/Pistol for grades 4+ / Weekly Thursdays nights 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Almost Yours Gun ‘N Pawn
Mondays, April 3- July 17 - Dog Practices 6 p.m. fairgrounds
May 5 - 6 - Fundraiser Garage Sale hosted by the Kanabec North Stars 1828 253rd Ave, Mora
May 13 - Beginner Training for Trap (required for 1st year participants) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kanabec Conservation Club
Tuesdays May 16- Sept. 5 - Summer Training for Trap (grades 7+) 6:30-8 p.m. at the Kanabec Conservation Club
May 20 - Beginner Training for Black Powder (required for 1st year participants) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kanabec Conservation Club
May 11 - After School Showcase - 4-H booth. Mora Elementary 3:30 p.m.
May 18 - Burger Bash for Shooting Sports youth heading to Nationals. Crystal Bar & Grill 4-8:30 p.m.
May 21 - South Fork Eagles Service Project, Ditch Clean up 4 p.m.
May 24 - Kindergarten Day on the Farm, hosted by Ginny Anderson
Local Up-coming Meetings:
Every Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. the After School Club meets at the Mora Library
May 14 - Grasston Go-Getters club meeting
May 16 - Quamba Crusaders meeting 6 p.m. Quamba Baptist Church
May 22 - Leader’s Council meeting
Nicole Priebe is the Kanabec County Extension Educator for 4-H Youth Development. She can be reached at 320-515-0680 or email@example.com.
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