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Friday, May 16, 2014

Young New Mexico Shooters Get a Boost from RMEF

Young shooters in central New Mexico got a leg up on the competition thanks to some help from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The RMEF Sierra Blanca Chapter recently presented a $2,500 grant to the Lincoln County 4-H shooting Sports program in Capitan.

“This year we took six individuals to the State 4-H shooting competition in Raton for the shotgun and archery categories,” said Audra Lyon of the Lincoln County Extension services. “This group is very interested in becoming more competitive and with these extra funds, can purchase the proper equipment to help the local club be more useful and productive.”

Lincoln County 4-H shooting Sports is open to boys and girls ages 9-19 with a goal of youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, young men and women receive the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens.

Standing (left to right): Slick Graham, Audra Lyon, Jean Cunningham and David Cunningham.
Kneeling: Clay Stearns, Wade Stearns and Tyler Jobe
(Courtesy Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press)

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