Alamo’s 4-H Shooting Club held their benefit skeet shoot July 5-6 at the Steve Meldrum property south of Alamo.

Jason Wurtz calls Pull in the Alamo 4-H Skeet Shoot at the Meldrum property near Alamo as Culen Highbe looks on. (Dave Maxwell photo)

Alamo’s 4-H Shooting Club held their benefit skeet shoot July 5-6 at the Steve Meldrum property south of Alamo.

Meldrum said while all had a good time, “we didn’t really have as many participating as I had hoped, but we raised some money for the club.” The event was sponsored by Coyote Springs, S&K Livestock, Cal Ranch, and Great Basin Foods.

Participants rotated between five shooting stations with five shots at each station both days. Dave Highbe won the adult competition, Jason Wurtz the children’s winner, and Anika Meldrum the women’s event.

“The kids did great,” Meldrum said, “and we are grateful for the turnout we had.”

A plaque with the names of the winners is on display at Great Basin Foods, “near the donut case,” Meldrum said, “for all to see and bragging rights for the kids.”

He said the event is held with the intent of giving money to all the local 4-H clubs, not just the 4-H Shooting Club.

“What we also want to do,” he said, “is to get a trap thrower for the club of their own.”  For this event, they had to borrow one.

One of the goals of the shooting club is to advance the kids in their shooting skills that they can compete at the state level, and possibly even at 4-H Nationals.

“Done right,” Meldrum said, “Skeet shooting can be a lifetime recreational sport.”