Sunday, July 16, 2006
This is a busy week for us with 4-H shooting sports competitions. We had target archery on Saturday. 3-D archery is Wednesday and muzzle loading this coming Saturday. Then we'll have the 4-H county fair and after that we'll be off to the 4-H state shoot. That's not the end of it. There will be MYHEC competition a couple of weeks after that. I guess I've turned into the 4-H / NRA version of a soccer mom.
MYHEC is the Michigan chapter of YHEC: Youth Hunter Education Challenge. It's a great program through the NRA. The kids need to learn how to shoot shotgun, .22, muzzle loader, and archery. They also have to walk a hunter safety trail, tested on animal identification and orienteering. In fact, they learn so much about animal identification and orienteering that you could count it as nature science on a portfolio.