4-H members from Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties compete in the small-bore rifle state qualifier at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Last Sunday. Photo by Lena Zielie
Shooting prone during the small-bore rifle state qualifier. Photo by Lena Zielie
Target shooting with small-bore rifles Sunday afternoon at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club. Photo by Lena Zielie
BY LENA ZIELIE
Los Alamos County 4-H
Los Alamos and Rio Arriba County 4-H members competed in the Northern Counties Shooting Sports Qualifier small-bore pistol and small-bore rifle match earlier this month at the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club. There are 3 age groups within 4-H for small-bore rifle, Novice (3rd-5th Grade), Junior (6th & 7th Grade) and Senior (8th -12th Grade), and only the Senior age group for small-bore pistol.
For small-bore rifle we had 1 Novice, Maliyah Vigil of Los Alamos and 1 Junior from Rio Arriba County qualify for the Northeastern District Contest this June in Raton. This contest consists of 3-position precision shooting. Each member must shoot a given number of shots at given targets from each of the three positions, prone, kneeling and standing.
We also had six Senior members from Rio Arriba County qualify for the New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Championship this May held in Raton. This contests consists of a 3 position precision shooting at 50yrds stage, and a steel silhouette stage. The silhouette targets range in difficultly from a 2 inch chicken at 40 meters to a 6 inch Ram at 100 meters.
There were also 2 Senior members from Rio Arriba County in the small-bore pistol division that qualified for the New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Championship. This contest consists of one handed precision shooting at 25 yrds and a steel silhouette contest.
All the kids did very well and we wish them all the best luck as they advance to their next contests.