For Greene County News
XENIA — The Greene County Fish and Game Association recently held two youth events for local outdoorsmen.
Despite the rain, nine youth competed in an archery event held on May 16. The inaugural youth archery event was almost canceled after some thunder was heard in the area, but there were no lightning strikes seen nearby and the participants voted to continue despite the rain. Every competitor earned a trophy in the event. Participating archers who shot in the rain were Ethan Williams, Lilly Vanover, Nick Williams, Danielle Price, Alek Srade, Chas Jaynes, Angelica Heggem, Christiana Price, Kyle Peterson, Kaleb Stilabower, and D’Shawn Ford.
A youth .22-caliber Rifle/BB gun shoot competition was held on Memorial weekend. Sixteen local kids shot in the holiday weekend event, marking the second rifle/BB gun competition of the season. Participating and winning either a trophy or ribbon were Grace Dresher, Romain Braun, Kyle Miller, Alexis McAninch, John Rosenberger, Danielle Price, Caleb Miller, Nathan Braun, Emma Dresher, Gage Connolly, Paul Rosenberger Ryan Miller, Cristiana Price, Kyle Peterson, Angelica Heggem.
The next scheduled youth event is an archery competition set for Saturday, June 6, on the Greene County Fish & Game grounds.
All youth events are open to area kids. For more information, visit gcfng.com.
UPCOMING FISH AND GAME EVENTS
Fishing/Casting Competition — 5 p.m. June 13
Junior Outdoor Training Day — Sign-up 8 a.m. June 20
22 Rifle/BB gun — June 27
Fishing/Casting Competition — 5 p.m. July 11
Archery — July 25
22 Rifle/BB gun — Aug. 1
Fishing/Casting Competition — 8 a.m. Aug. 15
Trap Camp Signup — 10 a.m. Oct. 3
Trap Camp is available for children grades 5-12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of Trapshooting. There are 35 spots available and equipment is available. Shells and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dave Schock at (937) 427-5814. A responsible adult must be with the youth at all events.