Jr Shooting Sports Team Brings Home Hardware

— Written By Sarah Delap

For most of us we enjoy reading, watching movies, or sleeping on rain filled days, but for the Pamlico County 4-H Junior Shooting Sports team you will find them at the range. On March 14, the team under the direction of Jeff Davis shot at the Eastern Region NC Wildlife Hunter Safety Tournament at the Pitt County Wildlife Club.

The juniors were split into two teams, Black Ducks and Hooded Mergansers. Members of each team participated in Hunter Skills (written test and orienteering), Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery. The Black Ducks consisted of Andrew Baker, Cole Caroon, Trey Hudson, Landen Mitchell, Hunter Potter, Brody Spain, and Jackson Willis. While the Hooded Merganser consisted of Todd Davis, Nicholas Harrell, Christian Hudson, Britton Mathews, Spencer Peed, Dylan Potter, Landin Salmons, Caleb Toler, and Kendall Spain.

The Black Ducks placed first in hunter skills, third in rifle, and third overall. Landen Mitchell also posted a score of 190 in shotgun missing only one clay for the day, while Jackson Willis and Hunter Potter posted scores of 180 and 166 respectively in rifle. Brody Spain and Jackson Willis also shot 175 in archery, and Cole Caroon scored 173.

Although the Hooded Mergansers did not bring home any hardware they were only two points behind third place in Hunter Skills and 16 points behind the first place Black Ducks. Other notable scores include Spencer Peed 158 in rifle. Dylan Potter 180, & Landin Salmons 170 in shotgun. Landin Salmons 174, Todd Davis 171 (personal best), and Britton Mathews 166 in Archery.

Each of the participants did an amazing job. A huge thanks to Jeff Davis, Clay Caroon, and all of the parents for making this event possible for the Junior Shooting Sports Team. We would also like to thank Terry’s Archery of Aurora and P&H for letting the team use their indoor range.

If you would like more information Pamlico County 4-H, please contact Sarah Delap, 4-H agent at 745-4121 or Sarah_Delap@ncsu.edu