Perkinsville--On March 14 the Green Mountain 4-H Club of Springfield hosted the 4-H Invitational .22 Rifle Shoot at the Precision Valley Fish and Game Association's indoor range in Perkinsville. Twelve 4-H'ers from three clubs participated.
Competitors were permitted to use any safe .22 LR rifle with any sight (peep, iron/open) or a scope. Although each youth shot from three positions--prone, sitting or kneeling and offhand (standing)--they were able to choose their own target size based on their ability level and competed against others in their age group shooting at the same target (designated as the A or B group depending on target size).
Winners in the senior division (ages 14-18), in order of placement, were Brady Roy, Springfield (Green Mountain 4-H Club); Hunter Smith, Westminster (Green Mountain 4-H Club); Jayden Mead, Poultney (Oxbow Mountain 4-H Shooting Sports Club); and Sammie Beaupre, Orford, New Hampshire (Upper Valley Bullseyes 4-H Club).
In the Junior Division (ages 12-13) David Lefler of Bath, New Hampshire, and the Upper Valley Bullseyes 4-H Club, placed first in the A group. In the B group, the first-place competitor was Isaac Osinchuk, Springfield. Second place went to Owen Lawler, Springfield; third to Julian Roberson, Chester; and fourth to Justin Roy, Springfield. All four are members of the Green Mountain 4-H Club.
Newbury 4-H'er Maggie Williams (Upper Valley Bullseyes 4-H Club) took first in the A group in the Novice Division (ages 8-10). Ivan Osinchuk and Kien Priestley, both from Springfield and the Green Mountain 4-H Club, placed first and second, respectively, in the B group in this division.
Adult volunteers assisting with this University of Vermont Extension 4-H-sponsored event were Ginger Goings and Joe Roy, both from Springfield, and Paul Muzzey, Chester.
To learn more about the Vermont 4-H Shooting Sports Program, contact Lisa Muzzey, UVM Extension 4-H educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.