The Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held in Alexandria on Sept. 6-8, with over 700 youth from 53 counties participating in the following events: BB gun, Standard Air Rifle 3 Position Air Rifle Air Pistol, .22 Rifle Muzzleloading, Trap Silhouette, Wildlife Calling, and Skillathon Conservation/Wildlife Displays.
Youth from Chisago County 4-H included Alicia Sandberg competing in Senior Trap, and Hannah Minicucci competing in Senior Trap.
Youth had the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned throughout the past year, having spent a minimum of 15 hours working with a trained instructor in their discipline of interest.
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program began in the 1980s and has grown to more than 4,000 youth members and 500 adult leaders.
Adults can become certified discipline instructors by attending a weekend workshop and instructing youth in their local community.
To learn more about the Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program, visit online at z.umn.edu/4h-ssw.