The 2017 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska and it was a blast!! 22 teams across the country competed in .22 rifle and 26 team competed in air rifle. The competition was fierce!
The Air Rifle Team (Gabe Doherty, Racine Eavenson, Camron Martinez, and Bethany Parks) didn’t make it to the podium but there was some personal best scores shot!
The .22 team (Rashel Korte, Michaela Langlitz, Amoret McCartney, and Jeana Dolan) came in 4th in the Silhouette event with Michaela Langlitz coming 10th as an individual.In the CMP Rimfire event the team came in 4th and Michaela Langlitz came in 7th as an individual.In the 3P event the team placed 3rd with Amoret McCartney placing 9th with her individual score.For the overall team award the San Juan County .22 team ranked 4th in the Nation with Rashel Korte ranking 9th overall.
Wow, what a week! Very proud of our teams and very blessed to be part of the event and experience it with the families that we were with. Great Memories, Thanks! Thank you again for all donations and support to make it possible for these 4-H families to go experience an event like this.
Category Archives: Supporting Youth
We are pleased to continue our support of the Legacy Project, a program to help and encourage youth in conservation, hunting, and education. The project helps youngsters not only get outdoors but stay out, enjoy it and then pass it on to others, thus establishing a Legacy. Each year, at our annual banquet/fundraiser we present one local youth with a new rifle.
We need your help. We’re asking for nominations of boys or girls, who live in the Four Corners area, want to hunt but are unable to afford a gun or must share one with a sibling. If you know of, and would like to nominate a local youth, please send the information to us.
Please include the name, age and parental contact information for any nomination. In your short nomination letter, please list why this youth is a good candidate to receive this rifle.
Turn in your nomination by April 1st, 2016 to have it considered by the board. The Board members will make a final decision on the recipient of this award, and the winner announced the night of the banquet.
Submit your nominations to:
Four Corners SCI
attn: Legacy Project
PO Box 1401
Bayfield, CO 81122
A piece of our mission here at Four Corners SCI is To educate youth, sportsmen, and the public in conservation of our wildlife and our forest, which is our natural heritage. A large piece of that is educating the youth. For that reason, we would like to share youth specific Hunter Education schedules we are aware of in the area with you.
Pagosa Springs – Hunter’s Safety at the Ross Aragon Community Center. March 17, 19 and 21 from 6-9 pm; and Saturday, March 22 from 8-10 am. The shooting portion of this safety course is set to take place Saturday, March 29th.
Durango, (sent via Colorado Parks & Wildlife) – Youngsters in the Durango area can get a jump on the big game season through an internet-based Hunter Education Course now being offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The internet course is a convenient way for prospective hunters to earn their hunter education cards. The class is open to anyone 18 years and younger.
The on-line section of the course can be studied at home but must be completed by March 14. Those who complete the on-line course must then participate in a day-long skills class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Street in Durango. A parent or guardian must accompany any participants 12 or younger. Parents and guardians of all participants are welcome to attend the skills day course.
The skills class will include: firearms safety, shooting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities. To obtain a safety card, students must pass a written exam and complete the live-fire exercises at the skills class. Rifles and ammunition will be provided. No personal firearms allowed.
Anyone in Colorado born after Jan. 1, 1949, who wishes to hunt must earn a hunter education card.
To register for the class go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/HunterEducation/CourseCalendar/Pages/HECalendar.aspx. Forward the calendar to March, click on “Durango” on the adjoining list on 3/15, then follow the instructions.
For more information, please contact the Durango Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at 970-247-0855.
If you are aware of youth education courses in the Four Corners area, please let us know and we will be happy to share them so others can get their children involved.