Yellow Jackets win titles at hunter safety tournament

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County’s hunter safety team won multiple team and individual titles at the District 5 Hunter Safety Tournament held by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission on March 2.

Lee County competed against 36 other schools in the senior division of District 5 (Central Piedmont region) and won overall first place to advance as a team to the NCWRC State Tournament on April 27 at the 4H Campground Milestone in Richmond County.

The Yellow Jackets won first place for rifle team and first place in archery team. They were second place for hunter skills team (hunter safety and orienteering) and third place for shotgun team.

Individually, Matthew Spartz won first place in overall hunter safety and Cody Whitehead won first place rifle.

The NCWRC holds hunter safety tournaments as opportunities for youth to showcase outdoor skills and demonstrate safety. Tournaments test teams and individuals in rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship as well as wildlife knowledge, hunter safety skills and an orienteering challenge.

The Lee County Wildlife Club sponsors and provides facilities and instructions for Lee County’s team.