Hoeper represents Otter Tail County in National contest [UPDATED]Published 4:19am Monday, July 8, 2013 Updated 6:25am Monday, July 8, 2013
Thirty-five Minnesota 4-H youth and 12 adults represented 15 Minnesota counties at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., June 24-28. Among those people, was Devin Hoeper of Fergus Falls, who represented West Otter Tail County and the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
These young people were selected to represent Minnesota through an application process following their participation in the 2012 Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational.
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife Program began in the 1980’s and has grown to 4,000 4-H members and 500 adult leaders.
4-H members may become involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program in the following disciplines: Air Rifle & Air Pistol, Archery, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Shotgun and Wildlife. Adults can become certified discipline instructors by attending a weekend workshop and instructing youth in their county.
To learn more about the Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program, go to http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/shooting-sports/shooting-sports/index.html