Whitetails Unlimited recently provided a $1,000 grant to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program in support of their Championship Tournament. Since the beginning of this partnership WTU has granted more than $750,000 to 4-H. The program held their tournament June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska. WTU has supported the 4-H Shooting Sports Program nationwide for nearly three decades. In addition to the national championships, WTU also contributes to the 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor’s Workshops. These workshops educate instructors on how to certify 4-H coaches in their state.
The 4-H Shooting Sports Program offers a wide variety of disciplines including rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzleloader, and archery. It is estimated that the program has reached more than 475,000 youth in 47 states. Over 3 million individuals have been introduced to hunting and shooting sports through the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The championships were attended by close to 900 youth and instructors in Nebraska..
“4-H has done a tremendous job introducing youth to the shooting sports,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Services Director Russ Austad. “The skills learned by the great instructors at 4-H make for an easy transition into hunting activities.”
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $109.9 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
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Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102