Osage County 4-H Shooting Sports member excels in multiple disciplines

Dylon Harris aims at a target at the TARC benefit shoot. Photo by Tiff Photography.

Dylon Harris, of the North Osage 4-H Club, has had a great year in the Osage County Shooting Sports program. He participates in all disciplines at the county level, which includes small bore rifle, small bore pistol, shotgun (trap, skeet and sporting clays), air rifle, air pistol, and archery. At the year end 4-H fun shoot Dylon placed first in junior compound bow, air rifle and air pistol. He placed second in shotgun, small bore rifle and small bore pistol. Harris participated in the Osage County 4-H Shooting Sports Benefit Trap Shoot at Locust Point Gun Club in April; he shot and also assisted the Shooting Sports program with obtaining event sponsors and by selling raffle tickets. This was the last benefit shoot for the program to be held at Locust Point Gun Club since the club was sold in July.

Dylon participated in many other shooting sports events including the Lyon County Archery Match where he placed first; Sunflower State Games Archery competition where he also placed first, and Sunflower State Games Sporting Clays shoot were he placed second. In May, he shot at the Rinehart R100 National Archery Tour in Tipton, Kan. During this 3D target course, sponsored by Rinehart hunting targets, he scored 493 for a fourth place finish in the youth division. In June he participated in the Johnson County trap and skeet shoot and came away with sixth and second place finishes, respectively. Harris also participated in the Lyon County trap and skeet shoot and qualified for state with his first place score of 47 in trap and second place score of 38 in skeet. 

Most recently he participated in two sporting clays benefit shoots; one for TARC, where he shot a 40/50, and the second for the Justin Corbett Memorial Shooting Sports Foundation, where he shot a 43/50 and tied for first with fellow Osage County Shooting Sports teammate Bobby Quaney, of Bulingame 4-H Club.

Harris is also a member of the Arrows In Flight Junior Olympic Archery Development Club, which shoots weekly at The Archery Club in Carbondale. Harris represented Osage County at the State 4-H Archery March on Sept. 22, 2018; and was part of the Frontier District Shotgun team at State 4-H Trap and Skeet Oct. 6 and State Sporting Clays on Oct. 7.

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