2017 Video video credit: John Plaza
2017 Youth Day at the Range. Video credit: John Plaza
Natalie Jirkovsky of Rice Lake, center, won a .22-caliber rifle when the drawing was made for the Barron County Youth Shooting Sports Foundation raffle. The raffle was held in conjunction with the group's family field day in September., with raffle funds going towards promoting shooting sports for area youths. Jirkovsky served as a mentor at the archery station during the field day. In the photo, from left, are Department of Natural Resources Warden Lieutenant Russ Fell, John Tully of Barron County youth Shooting Sports, Jirkovsky, Jim Crotteau of Barron County Youth Shooting Sports, and Roy Polichnia, general manager of Fire Line shooting and training center in Rice Lake.
Youth turkey hunters who participated in Barron County's Learn to Hunt turkeys program were very successful this past weekend as 16 out of 21 hunters harvested birds. Pictured, in front, from left to right, are Jesse Slayton, Jackson Fiamoncini, Garrett Givens, Trent Raven, Trevor Fiamoncini, Drake Doyle, Wyatt Halverson, Ryker Ebert, J.J. Martinson, Carter Cherney, Zach Folz, Colton Gillett, Will Huppert, Hayden Huth, Aiden Lund, and Nathanial Gardner. In the back row are Shyanne Duxbury, Jay Cornell, Steve Gronski, Brady Gronski, Nathan Roberts, Joey Edstrom, Russ Smith, Travis Ebner, Gavin Gifford, Ryan Ebner, Snuffy Gifford, Alex Kempf, Brian Erickson, Riley Kummet, Tony Paulson, Rob Buehler, Tim Ebner, Ryan Crotteau, Bowen Ludwig, Jeff Ladd, Kim Odden, Mark Dackel, Mark Beise and Ricky Paulette.