The 2023 4-H Shooting Sports State Competition was held April 14 – April 23 at Long Range Alley Gun Club and David Means Memorial 4-H Center in Grand Cane and Shreveport Gun Club. Members of Webster Parish 4-H Shooting Sports competed against competitors from across the state in a variety of shooting sports competitions bringing home a total of 43 medals over the course of the week.
In Junior Air Rifle, Emmersyn Demmon placed 3rd in 3-Position.
In BB Gun, Mahailey Nail placed 2nd on the BB test. Madison McGraw placed 10th in Prone, 10th in Sitting, tied for 7th place on the BB test, and placed 8th Overall. Camryn Nail placed 10th in Kneeling and 6th in Prone. Madison Miller tied for 7th place on the BB test. Drake Puckett placed 3rd in Kneeling, 3rd on the BB test, and 7th Overall. Webster Parish also had the 2nd place BB team composed of Mahailey Nail, Camryn Nail, Madison Miller, Madison McGraw, and Drake Puckett. In July, they will compete at the Daisy National BB Gun Championship in Rogers, Arkansas.
In Smallbore Rifle, Mahailey Nail placed 1st in Junior CMP No Scope and 8th in Junior Silhouette. Danielle Collins placed 3rd, Cailey Nail placed 4th, and Madison McGraw placed 5th in Senior CMP No Scope. Brandon Bell placed 3rd in Smallbore Rifle NRA.
In Shotgun, Franklin Bridwell placed 2nd in Junior Modified Trap. Nolan Still placed 3rd and Brice Baker placed 6th in Senior Modified Trap.
In Advanced Shotgun, Alex Bailey placed 5th in Sporting Clays and 10th Overall.
In Archery, Modified FITA, Jackson Baker placed 1st in Junior Recurve Bare Bow. Brailyn Baker placed 3rd and Nia Lee placed 5th in Junior Genesis. Mary Jane Migues placed 10th in Junior (9-11) Compound Limited. Preston Winston placed 4th and Levi Bogdan placed 6th in Junior (12-13) Compound Limited. Danielle Collins placed 5th and Mallory Coleman placed 7th in Senior Genesis. Madelyn Smith placed 9th and Luke Butcher placed 10th in Senior Compound Open. Noah Kaffka placed 10th in Senior Limited.
In 3D Archery, Preston Winston tied for 1st and Levi Bogdan placed 6th in Junior (12-13) Compound Limited. Luke Butcher placed 2nd in Senior Compound Open.
In Field Archery, Luke Butcher placed 3rd in Senior Compound Open.
Two alternatives that will also go to Nationals with the BB Team – Landyn Goynes and Sadie Smith.
The Webster Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Program is under the leadership of coordinators Benjamin Gorman and Phyllis McGraw and coaches Danny Puckett, Benji Bell, Phyllis McGraw, Sutton Orenbaun, Brian Still, Jeri McCuen, Wade Butcher, Regina Butcher, and Benjamin Gorman. For information about participating in or supporting the Webster Parish 4-H Shooting Sports program, please contact the LSU AgCenter Extension Office at (318) 371-1371.