4-Gers compete at State Shoot

Two Teton County 4-H members competed in the Montana 4-H Western Heritage State Shoot Aug. 23-24 at the Manhattan Wildlife Association in Logan.

Marty Larson and Bryce Bedord represented Teton County exceptionally well. The competition requires members to dress in period costume and take on the persona of an historical character, real or fictional. Bedord’s character was “Elliot Parker,” one of the first game wardens in Montana in the 1890s. Larson’s persona was “Emmett Arlow Lee,” a camp cook famed for his cowboy coffee.

The championship event includes 4-H members shooting for time and accuracy, a history exam and persona knowledge, including costume. It isn’t always the fastest shooter who wins. However, both Larson and Bedord placed first in the shooting aspect of the competition. Both are members of the Rocky Mountain Top Shot club and hone their shooting skills under the tutelage of the very dedicated certified 4-H shooting


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