The South Dakota State Fair is the result of countless hours of dedication by 4-H members, parents, volunteers and staff. This page has been created as your go-to source for all of the information you need for 4-H exhibits at this year's fair.
The 2013 Black Hills Stock Show Youth Day offered youth in the horse project a way to show off their knowledge in a competitive setting with others from across the region. This year the Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology contests proved to be challenging and fun for youth as shown by strong participation in each.
Congratulations to 145 individuals and 43 teams that competed in this year’s Junior Livestock Judging Contest at the Sioux Empire Farm Show held on January 26th. This contest kicked off the 2013 judging year for 4-H and FFA teams from South Dakota and neighboring states to practice judging high quality livestock.
The 2013 Black Hills Stock Show Youth Day had something for every livestock youth to take part in. South Dakota 4-H and FFA participants along with many youth from neighboring states took part in a livestock judging contest, Livestockology Contest, Beef Cook-Off, and a Youth PQA Plus training.
This year twenty 4-H youth represented South Dakota at the 2013 Western National Roundup help in Denver, Colorado on January 9th through the 13th. The Western National Roundup hosts a variety of different contests where youth have the opportunity to meet other youth from across the nation and represent their state proudly. South Dakota’s presence was known throughout the event as every team in each of the contests ranging from horse, livestock, and consumer decision making was recognized.
The 30th South Dakota 4-H shoot took place April 26-28 in Pierre and Ft. Pierre, South Dakota. Over 1300 youth participated in events at ten different shooting ranges in the area.
The results for qualifying Match 2 events for the 2013 4-H State Shoot are listed below. Included in the results are 809 individual gun scores and 765 individual archery scores as well as team placings.
2013 marks the 30th State 4-H Shoot! This year over 1,500 youth are expected to participate in the festivities. An event of this size can be overwhelming to first time attendees, so here are a few tips to help ease the fear of the unknown.
4-H Hunting Skills is a fairly new shooting sports discipline in South Dakota. Volunteers and youth have been enthusiastic in their interest for the program. Hunting skills combines traditional target shooting with decision making and hunting scenarios, wildlife identification and management, and outdoor skills such as map and compass reading or a variety of other useful skills ranging from first aid to post harvest food safety.
4-H members in the 22 pistol discipline use NRA rulebooks with a few modifications. For all events, junior shooters may use two hands, while senior shooters may only use one. Because of the time limits involved, scopes are allowed for ALL 22 pistol events at state.
The results for qualifying Match 1 events held between January 1 and March 6 are listed below. Included in the results are 564 individual gun scores and 401 individual archery scores as well as team placings.
Local 4-H shooting programs and partners have expanded opportunities for youth to gain experience in a competitive setting. Throughout the spring, there are local matches that invite other 4-H participants to join them for a day of fun and networking as they practice life skills including focus, teamwork, problem solving, and managing nervousness.
4-H Hunting Skills is a fairly new shooting sports discipline in South Dakota. Volunteers and youth have been enthusiastic in their interest for the program. Hunting skills combine traditional target shooting with decision making and hunting scenarios, wildlife identification and management, and outdoor skills such as map and compass reading or a variety of other useful skills ranging from first aid to post harvest food safety.
South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports uses rulebooks from a variety of organizations. Links to these resources can now be found on iGrow inside this article. These resources have been made available through the assistance of the National Rifle Association, Civilian Marksmanship Program, and USA Shooting. Check inside for more information!