Western Region 4-H wildlife judging
By: Ricky R. Mathenia
(Lower) McNairy County 4-H’ers (L to R) James Kiser, Dylan Riggs, Preston Shackelford and Bryce Moore won the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Championship. Bryce Moore was the High Scoring Individual at the contest. (TOP) (L to R) Rachel Mullins, Paige Wiles and Heather McCormick made up the McNairy County 4-H Wildlife Team that finished third in the Senior Division of the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Competition. (MIDDLE) Junior High 4-H’ers (L to R) Alayna Ward, McKenzie Mathenia and Wesley Moore made up the McNairy County 4-H Wildlife Team that finished fourth in the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Competition.
McNairy County 4-H Wildlife Judging Teams brought back the Western Region Championship and a third place finish in the Senior High Division and a fourth place finish in the Junior High Division after participating in the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Competition held Wednesday, May 11, at Parker’s Crossroads, Tennessee.
Bryce Moore, Preston Shackelford, James Kiser and Dylan Riggs made up the team of Senior High McNairy County 4-H’ers who outpaced twelve other Western Region 4-H teams to win the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Championship.
The 4-H Wildlife team comprised of Heather McCormick, Paige Wiles and Rachel Mullins placed third in the contest, less than one point behind a team from Shelby County 4-H.
Bryce Moore received the High Scoring Individual award in this year’s contest.
Junior High 4-H’ers McKenzie Mathenia, Wesley More and Alayna Ward earned a fourth place finish in the Junior High division.
Wildlife Habitat Evaluation is one of many 4-H activities in which McNairy County 4-H’ers can participate. In this event 4-H’ers learn wildlife identification, wildlife concepts and wildlife management of property. This wildlife activity is open to all eligible 4-H’ers on an equal opportunity basis.
The McNairy County 4-H Senior Teams have now earned their invitation to the Tennessee 4-H Wildlife State Championship competition to be held June 16, 2011.