Stuber competes at state shooting

Slope County 4H senior member Mitch Stuber recently represented the county it the state shooting competition, finishing essentially in the middle of the competitors.

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

Mitch Stuber shooting at the state competition. (Courtesy Photo)
Mitch Stuber shooting at the state competition. (Courtesy Photo)

Slope County 4H senior member Mitch Stuber recently represented the county it the state shooting competition, finishing essentially in the middle of the competitors.

“He shot fifty-some clays, which is about 50 percent,” Slope County Extension Agent Shelby Hewson said. “He was pretty much average, which is good.”

The competition was held at the Capitol City Gun Club in Bismarck on Saturday, Aug. 13, and kids from around the state gathered at the state capitol to compete in different categories of shooting disciplines. Seventy competitors in total attended the competition.

Stuber competed in the shotgun portion and utilized the standard 12 gauge firearm. He was in the Senior Age Division.

Hewson previously told The Herald that the club in Slope County is slowing gaining momentum, and that they have had as many as 20 kids at a given practice.

The program got a boost a few weeks ago when the club was awarded $7,500 by The More For Everyone program, which is sponsored by InVigor canola hybrids from Bayer.

Local producers Janelle and Doug Fitterer simply applied for the funds and the group was selected. The program offers $50,000 to local, non-profit organizations that operate in regions that produces canola.

With the donation the group reached their fundraising goal of $10,000 that will go towards purchasing more equipment to develop the shooting club. Instructors for the group include Kyle Frank, Doug Fitterer, Kent Maershbecker, Dixie Schulz, and Dana Stuber.

Though Mitch Stuber was the lone participant in the state competition for Slope County, Hewson said they hope to send more shooters to next year’s event.

Hewson also said that they will be starting the archery discipline in Slope County this fall.

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