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New York State 4-H Shooting Sports

2013 Archives

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The 14th Annual New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet & Auction
April 20, 2013
Towers Hall, Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Lake George, NY

Towers Hall, Fort William Henry
Towers Hall, Fort William Henry

We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped make the 2013 New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet & Auction fundraiser our most successful annual event to date. We are deeply grateful to all our donors, sponsors, attendees, volunteers and staff for their outstanding support, thank you!
Bill Schwerd
Director, NYS4-HSS
 
To view a photo slideshow of the 2013 Banquet & Auction event, please click here!

Please also visit our official 2013 NYS 4-H SS Banquet & Auction pages for highlights of our 2013 event. 

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2013 NYS4-HSS Featured Youth Artist - Molly P.

 
Congratulations to Molly P. for being chosen as the first New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Featured Youth Artist! Molly's artwork was featured at the 2013 Annual NYS4-HSS Banquet & Auction on April 20. Molly is a 4-H Shooting Sports member from Saratoga County and also the reining 2012-2013 Saratoga County Dairy Princess at the time of our banquet.
Molly helps auction her 
Three Bears, Oil Painting on Handsaw
Molly with the winning bidders of her
Steam Engine, Oil Painting on Coal Shovel

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2013 New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Shoot

The 2013 New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Shoot was held on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 in Steuben County, New York. The event was co-hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Steuben and Wyoming counties.   New York State 4-H Shooting Sports wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Bath Rod & Gun Club and Steuben Sporting Goods for allowing the program to use their facilities for this important event.

Thirty-two 4-H members representing seven New York State counties participated in fourteen shooting categories that included air rifle, air pistol, shotgun, archery, small-bore rifle, and muzzleloading.  Fifteen 4-H Volunteers also assisted with the 2013 Invitational Shoot.

The following is a list of results by class.

Air Pistol - Slow-Fire Bull’s Eye
Juniors
- 1st Ben S., 2nd Rebekah S. & 3rd Andrew P. - all of Wyoming County
Seniors - 1st Joshua S., 2nd Grace B. & 3rd Katie S. - all of Wyoming County

Air Pistol - Time Fire/Rapid Fire Combo:
Juniors -
1st Rebekah S. & 2nd Andrew P. - both of Wyoming County 
Seniors -
1st Grace B. & 2nd Joshua S. - both of Wyoming County

Air Pistol - Silhouette
Juniors -
1st Ben S. & 2nd Rebekah S. both of Wyoming County, 3rd Samantha T. of Steuben County 
Seniors - 1st Grace B., 2nd Joshua S. & 3rd Katie S. - all of Wyoming County

Air Rifle - Sporter Standing:
Juniors -
1st Laura S., 2nd Andrew P. & 3rd Rebekah S. - all of Wyoming County
Seniors - 1st Katie S., 2nd Grace B. & 3rd Joshua S. - all of Wyoming County

Air Rifle - Sporter 3-Position
Juniors -
1st Laura S., 2nd Andrew P. & 3rd Rebekah S. - all of Wyoming County
Seniors -
1st Katie S., 2nd Jeffery S., & 3rd Grace B. - all of Wyoming County

Air Rifle - NRA Sporter Silhouette
Juniors -
1st Laura S. & 2nd Andrew P. - both of Wyoming County, 3rd Blaise C. of Yates County
Seniors - 1st Grace B., 2nd Joshua S. & 3rd Jeffery S. - all of Wyoming County

Archery - FITA Compound
Juniors -
1st Andrew P. of Wyoming County, 2nd Matthew S. & 3rd Jesse P. - both of Steuben County
Seniors - 1st Jonathon G. of Steuben County

Muzzleloading - Hunting Rifle:
Seniors -
1st Lindsey D. & 2nd Bethany D. - both of Steuben County

Muzzleloading - Novelty
Senior -
1st Tyler C. of Madison County, 2nd Lindsey D. & 3rd Bethany D. - both of Steuben County

Muzzleloading - Bull’s Eye:
Seniors -
1st Bethany D. & 2nd Lindsey D. of Steuben County

Shotgun - Skeet:
Seniors -
1st Justin H. of Yates County & 2nd Tyler C. of Madison County

Small-Bore 3-Position:
Juniors -
1st Justine M. of Columbia County, 2nd Jesse P. & 3rd Matthew S. - both of Steuben County
Seniors - 1st Peter C. & 2nd Mason B. - both of Columbia County, 3rd Tyler C. of Madison County

Small-Bore CMP Sporter:
Juniors -
1st Matthew S. & 2nd Jesse P. - both of Steuben County, 3rd Blaise C. of Yates County
Seniors - 1st Tyler C. of Madison County, 2nd Jon P. of Steuben County & 3rd Justin H. of Yates County

Small-Bore Silhouette:
Juniors -
1st Jesse P. & 2nd Matthew S. - both of Steuben County, 3rd Blaise C. of Yates County
Seniors - 1st Tyler C. of Madison County, 2nd Bethany D. of Steuben County & 3rd Justin H. of Yates County

To view photos from this event, please visit: Wyoming County 4-H Shooting Sports on Facebook.

Special Thanks to Tanya Nickerson, Kim Randall, Rachael Draper and Jill Paddock!

 

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NYS 4-H Shooting Sports
On Target with Positive Youth Development!

In 2013, New York State firearms law and its corresponding regulations underwent significant revision.  The confusion and misinformation that followed these statutory changes prompted one pro-firearms blogger to state that youth firearms safety education and marksmanship programs were doomed - he even went on to say that 4-H Shooting Sports (among other programs) was dead.  He could not have been more wrong!   

The New York State 4-H Shooting Sports program entered a new era when it passed the 20,000 youth participant mark in 2010 and we have continued to grow in numbers now averaging over 28,500 youth state-wide participants for each of the past three years.  Steady growth, supported by two very successful annual Instructor Trainings that reached between 150-200 instructors per year, has reinforced important programs that continue to develop and expand.  Such trainings have also enabled new programs to become established in many New York counties that either did not previously have a program or whose program had once gone dormant.

In 2014, eight NYS 4-H Shooting Sports instructors attended a National 4-H Shooting Sports training in order to bring back the newest training information and curriculum outlines to the New York program. Also in 2014, NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Director, Bill Schwerd and Assistant Director, John Bowe, sat down for a pivotal meeting at Cornell University with Dr. Keith Tidball, our faculty-liaison at Cornell, Andy Turner, NYS 4-H Director, and Karen Ferris and Jamie Ferris of PW Wood Insurance to discuss how to make the NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Program both stronger and more compliant overall.  This meeting led to a staff driven re-write of the Financial Office Resource Management (FORM) Code applicable to the NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Program and has resulted in a much clearer and more specific outline that balances our program with the NYS Penal Code. 

As of early 2015, there are over one hundred instructors registered for the NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Winter Training.  In addition, three counties have already undergone refresher training and other counties are lining up to do the same.  Finally, in January 2015, John Bowe, NYS4-HSS Assistant Director, was elected to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee and assigned as the liaison for the Evaluation Sub-Committee.  

Brace yourself … we’re still growing!

 

 

 

 

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