National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Brings Youth to Grand Island

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May 10, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is host to the 2013 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Match June 23-28 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park and Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

"This is the top event in the country for 4-H Shooting Sports," said Steve Pritchard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator and coordinator of Nebraska's 4-H shooting sports program.

This event will involve 4-H youth, ages 14-18, from across the nation competing in one of the nine disciplines offered.

The 27 events in the nine discipline areas include: small bore rifle, small bore pistol, muzzleloading, shotgun, air pistol, air rifle, hunting skills, recurve archery and compound archery.

States can send up to nine teams to compete in this event, which would be a maximum of 36 youth representing their state 4-H shooting sports program.

"Nebraska looks forward to hosting this competition.  More than 530 youth from 32 states competed in this event last June in Grand Island. It’s a great opportunity for 4-H youth to meet and interact with other 4-H youth from across the country who have a similar interest,” Pritchard said.

The free event is open to the public.

For more information, visit the website at

Steve Pritchard
Extension Educator
Boone Nance County Extension

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service

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