Carter County Shooting Stars Invitational

Fallon County Shooting Sports: Back Row L-R: Mekenzie Lee, Rachael Lowery, Cristyl Green, Cristofer Green. Front Row L-R: Samantha Griffith, Anthony Rios, Aspen Stiff, Daley Crawford.
Fallon County Shooting Sports: Back Row L-R: Mekenzie Lee, Rachael Lowery, Cristyl Green, Cristofer Green. Front Row L-R: Samantha Griffith, Anthony Rios, Aspen Stiff, Daley Crawford.

   The Carter County Shooting Stars hosted their third annual Invitational Shoot Feb. 20, 2016 at the Fallon County Indoor Shooting Range. There were 64 4-H youth from Carter, Custer, Fallon, Garfield, Prairie, Powder River, Rosebud/Treasure and Wibaux Counties who participated. Numerous individuals and businesses in Carter and Fallon County offered their support to the youth involved in the Shooting Sports Program. Additionally, Fallon County 4-H Shooting Sports offered their time and knowledge to help with this event. This year was the first year the shoot was held at the Fallon County Indoor Shooting Range. It is an impressive facility and was a great experience for the youth and adults. The late Deb Kirschten was a major contributor to this facility as she volunteered her time to write grants that brought in a total of $43,578.81. A plaque will be hung at the Shooting Range in memory of all her efforts. The event would not have been possible without all the volunteers and community support.

The Carter County 4-H Shooting Sports leaders started this invitational three years ago because all the 4-H Shooting Sports competitions were on the western side of the state. They thought there would be an interest and so they hosted one on the eastern side of the state. It turned out there was tremendous support from other 4-H Shooting Sports programs and from the 4-H Center in Bozeman. The Invitational is a great opportunity for 4-H members to practice in a competitive setting before the State Shoot in Bozeman which will be held Mar. 4-6. All youth who competed are a part of their local 4-H Shooting Sports program and have been practicing and learning proper safety procedures throughout the fall and winter. Youth competed in air pistol, air rifle, and archery. The majority of the youth were between 9 and 12 years old, but  there were also some very competitive shooters in the older age divisions.

   Rocky Maraz with Real-Time Targets came from Story, Wyoming to demonstrate the huckleberry target system that he developed. The youth and adults had a great time shooting at the target and getting advice from Rocky.

  Carter County Shooting Stars are looking forward to next year’s invitational and growing and improving the 4-H Shooting Sports program in southeastern Montana.

   For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports or the local 4-H program, contact your Fallon/Carter County Extension Office at 406-778-7110.

   Winners at the Invitational were as follows.

Air Rifle:

9-12 Year Old Division

  1. Levi Stanton (Garfield) 229 pts

  2. Nyla Reeding (Rosebud/ Treasure) 199 pts

  3. Walker Colvin (Garfield) 194 pts

13-14 Year Old Division

  1. Shelby Colvin (Garfield) 222 pts

  2. Faye Stanton (Garfield) 208 pts

   3. Rebekah Longacre (Rosebud/Treasure)

15-19 Year Old Division

   1. Garren Todoroff (Custer) 193

   2. Grace Harrington (Powder River) 159

   3. Bo Rost (Fallon) 131

   Top Rifle Team: Garfield

  Top Overall Rifle Shooter: Levi Stanton (Garfield)

Air Pistol:

9-12 Year Old Division

   1. Brennen Bonsell (Carter) 265

   2. Cristyl Green (Fallon) 190

13-14 Year Old Division

   1. Jolyn Rost (Fallon) 143

  2. MekKnzie Lee (Fallon) 110

15-19 Year Old Division

   1. Naccona Birnel (Wibaux) 176

   2. Kyleigh Bonsell (Carter) 125

   3. Cristofer Green (Fallon) 124

Top Pistol Team: Carter/ Wibaux 566 pts

  Top Overall Pistol Shooter: Brennen Bonsell (Carter) 265 pts

Archery:

Bare Bow 9-10 Year Old Division

   1. Oliveah Schaffer (Powder River) 120 pts

   2. Ethan Weinmeister (Rosebud/ Treasure) 89 pts

   3. Zeason Schaffer (Powder River) 86 pts

Bare Bow 11-12 Year Old

Division

   1. Lea Aye (Powder River) 203 pts and 1 X

Bare Bow 13-14 Year Old Division

   1. Skylar Birnel (Wibaux) 119 pts

Bare Bow 15-19 Year Old Division

  1. Payton Gotfredson (Powder River) 150 pts 1 X

Bow Hunter 9-10 Year Old Division

  1. Sean Wolenetz (Carter) 271 pts 4 X

2. Aidan McKinney (Wibaux) 247 pts 1 X

  3. Cardell Laughery (Carter) 246 7 X

Bow Hunter 11-12 Year Old Division

   1. Garrett Johnson (Wibaux) 283 pts 6 X

2. Kyle Minow (Powder River) 267 pts 2 X

3. Kaydin Trent (Powder River) 228 pts 2 X

Bow Hunter 13-14 Year Old Division

  1. Grafton Bonsell (Carter) 282 pts 8 X

Bow Hunter 15-19 Year Old Division

   1. Grace Harrington (Powder River) 277 pts 8 X

  2. Kyleigh Bonsell (Carter) 272 pts 7 X

  3. Naconna Birnel (Wibaux) 252 pts 1 X

Limited 9-10 Year Old

Division

   1. Aspen Stitt (Fallon) 147 pts

  2. Taylor Hanson (Powder River) 125 pts 1 X

Limited 11-12 Year Old

Division

   1. Cristyl Green (Fallon) 170 pts

  2. Tytan Hanson (Powder River) 112 pts

  3. Daley Crawford (Fallon) 84 pts

Limited 13-14 Year Old Division

  1. MeKenzie Lee (Fallon) 125 pts 1X

Limited 15-19 Year Old Division

  1. Cristofer Green (Fallon) 205 pts 2 X

Primitive 9-10 Year Old Division

  1. Cole Rost (Fallon) 113 pts

  2. Samantha Griffith (Fallon) 43 pts

Primitive 11-12 Year Old Division

  1. Kortny Cathey (Powder River) 162 pts

  2. Zoie Rost (Fallon) 134 pts 2 X

Primitive 13-14 Year Old Division

  1. Grafton Bonsell (Carter) 140 pts

Primitive 15-19 Year Old Division

  1. Rachael Lowery (Fallon) 182 pts

  Top Archery Teams: Carter and Wibaux

  Top Overall Archery Shooter: Garrett Johnson (Wibaux)

      



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