State awards earned by nine BV County 4-H shooting sports members

Friday, December 8, 2017
Abbie Watts. / Photos submitted

Evan Archer, Emily Arnts, Ethan Arnts, Matthew Arnts, Izzy Sievers, Graham Small, Greta Small, Glenn Small and Abbie Watts received state recognition for their target scores in the Iowa 4-H Shooting Sports Winter Postal March in the category of Small-bore Rifle. These nine individuals are members of the BV County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. The youth members submitted postal march target shots over five months with the top three recorded scores being compared with the scores of youth from across the State of Iowa.

Graham Small, Glenn Small and Greta Small. Not pictured are Evan Archer and Izzy Sievers.

BV County 4-H Shooting Sports Club focuses on safety and education in shooting sports, using the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. Skills taught include safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, concentration, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior. Understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic is another goal of the program.

Ethan Arnts, Emily Armts and Matthew Arnts.

BV County 4-H Shooting Sports club is currently accepting applications for new members. Youth in 4th through 12th grade are encouraged to apply by Friday, December 15. Applications are available on-line at or through the Extension Office at 824 Flindt Drive, Storm Lake. The club meets monthly on Monday evenings and the costs include a $50 ammunition fee and a $15 4-H enrollment fee; financial assistance is available. For more information contact Shooting Sports Club Leader, Preston Jacobs, at 712-272-3318 or Nichol Kleespies, 4-H Youth Educator, at 712-732-5056. Space is limited, register now.