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Piatt County 4-H club finishes in top three at 4-H trap shoot

BUNKER HILL, Ill. — Sixty-four youth from across the state gathered at Brittany Shooting Park near Bunker Hill on Sept. 24 for the 4-H state trap shooting contest. Piatt County Mid-State Marksmen 4-H club finished second for the day in the county shotgun trap division, and club member, Jonathan Barbee, finished third for individual shotgun trap.

Counties combine up to four top individual scores to determine the county shotgun trap places. Mid-State Marksmen members who participated in the shoot included: Jonathan Barbee, Lane Burton, Will Greer, Kody Roberts, Tim Sikorski, and Lucas Walker

"This group is as dedicated a group of young folks as I have ever had the opportunity to work with," says Mid-State Marksmen 4-H volunteer Tom Bates. "They work hard, pay attention, and execute on the trap field." 

The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports Program is part of the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Youth learn marksmanship, safe and responsible use of firearms, principles of shooting, and more. To learn more about shooting sports in the Piatt county area, contact the local 4-H office at 217.762.2191.

WRITER: Maria Lightner, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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