4-H completion shoot scheduled for Saturday

Patrick Kelly

Northwest Colorado’s young sharpshooters will compete for their spot on Moffat County’s 4-H state shooting team at Saturday’s completion shoot.

Jody Lee, one of the 4-H coaches, said on Saturday they will only be shooting .22 rifles and muzzleloaders but will have another day at the range for air rifles, air pistols and .22 pistols.

The event is being held at Bears Ears Sportsman Club.

There are four divisions in .22 rifle, each with their own team of four people and two alternates, the shooters can try to qualify in. Shooters age 8 to 13 compete as juniors and shooters age 14 to 18 compete as seniors.

Seniors can attempt to qualify for all four divisions — hunt class, scope class, 4-P target class and 3-P international class, Lee said.

Boys and girls are not separated and all shoot together.

“The girls outshoot the boys all the time,” Lee said.

Qualifying shooters from the county shoot will make up the state team, which will compete against other counties in Colorado.

Shooters are scored as individuals in addition to the team’s overall score.

Lee said the Saturday shoot at Bears Ears Sportsman Club starts around 7 a.m., before the midday heat sets in, and concludes at 2 p.m.

After the shoot, the team has a barbecue potluck dinner planned.

Bears Ears Range is located approximately 4.5 miles north of Craig on County Road 7, near Cedar Mountain on the right.

Also on Saturday, there will be an archery completion shoot at the Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 East Highway 40, as well as a shotgun event July 25 at Craig Trap Club.

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