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4-H Smart Shooters dominate at Brewer

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By Cathy Toole

The Henry County 4-H Smart Shooters attended the Brewer Invitational Youth Hunter Educational Challenge held in Harrodsburg on April 28.

The YHEC event covers many aspects of hunting including:  shotgun, muzzleloader, archery, wildlife ID, orienteering, hunter safety course and a written exam.

The 4-H’ers from Henry County began preparing for the challenge in October. The members’ hard work paid off when the winners were announced. Henry County placed first in the senior team composed of Jordan Campbell, Jacob Yount, Colt McGuire, Blake Jones and Steven Parsons. The individual winners among the senior team members were:  Jordan Campbell - first in muzzleloader and first in archery, Jacob Yount – first in shotgun.  Jordan Campbell received the highest overall score in the senior division and Colt McGuire received third place overall.

The junior team also did well at the competition with the team placing second.

Team members included:  Justin Yount, Jared Yount, Matthew Sharp, Devin Hagan, and Dylan Rankin.  In individual awards Devin Hagan placed first in archery.  Justin Yount placed third in the highest overall score for the junior aged participates.

Congratulations to all of the participants and to the coaches that work with the teams.