Volunteer Duncan Hedges helps 9-year-old Nathan Koppenhaver line
up his practice shot during the second annual Prairie County Sportsman
Association BB Shoot for youth.
It was another good showing for the Prairie County Sportsman Association’s BB Gun Shoot, held at the county fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.
For the second year in a row, the local sportsmen volunteered their time and means to host the event for children, which drew in 15 youth participating and 25 adults on hand as well. A picnic followed the shoot.
Age group winners included: 5 to 6 — 1st Abby Eaton, 2nd Ben Huber, 3rd Dakota Ruggles; 7 to 8 — 1st Dalya Huber; 9 to 10 — 1st Kasidee Smith, 2nd Logan Sekora, 3rd Shawn Huber; 11 to 12 1st Dalton Helmuth, 2nd Carson Ruggles, 3rd Luke Sekora.
First place winner received a target stand donated by Huber Enterprises, while second place winners took home a container of BB’s donated by the PCSA and third place winners received a package of spatter targets, also donated by the PCSA.
The overall girls winner was Kasidee Smith, who received a NRA-ILA backpack, donated by Mark Dolatta.
Along with target practice the young shooters also reviewed gun safety rules. These included: 1) Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 2) Treat every gun as if it were loaded. 3) Only load or cock a gun when you are shooting. 4) Check your target and beyond your target. 5) Anyone shooting or near a shooter should wear glasses. 6) Never climb or jump with a gun. 7) Avoid ricochet. 8) Keep the muzzle clear. 9) Guns in use should always be unloaded. 10) Respect the property of others.
Published May 7, 2014