The Bryan County 4-H Shotgun Team placed first at state competition this past week.
Georgia 4-H Project SAFE uses shooting sports to teach many valuable life skills. Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) provides youth a place to develop a sense of belonging, learn teamwork in a safe environment and increase concentration skills, according to a press release. Safety and the responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is a primary goal. Trained volunteers lead clubs in BB, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, 22 Rifle, Shotgun and Archery in over 110 counties.
The Bryan County 4-H winning team consisted of Colton Gunter, Carter Tapley, Carlin Covington and Ethan Edwards. The team shot a 98 out of a possible 100. Two of the team members shot perfect scores. Together, they practiced a combined total of 112 hours to hone their skills. After qualifying at the district match, the team competed at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton Georgia.
Bryan County 4-H Project SAFE is under the supervision of the 4-H and Youth Development Office by a team of certified coaches and volunteers. This year’s Modified Trap coaches were Glenn Christian, Shannon Kroymann, and Don Poythress. Bryan County 4-H had a total of three teams advance to state competition.
Bryan County 4-H presently has SAFE teams in three different disciplines: BB, Modified Trap, and Trap and Skeet. For more information on these programs and volunteering, call the Bryan County 4-H Office at 912-653-2231.