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National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Brings Youth to Grand Island 

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska is host to the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Match June 24-29 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park and Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. 

"This is the top event in the country for 4-H Shooting Sports," said Steve Pritchard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator and coordinator of Nebraska's 4-H shooting sports program. It will involve 4-H youth, ages 14-18, from across the nation competing in one of the nine disciplines offered. 

The 27 events in the nine discipline areas include: small bore rifle, small bore pistol, muzzleloading, shotgun, air pistol, air rifle, hunting skills, recurve archery and compound archery. 

States can send nine teams to compete in this event which would be a maximum of 36 youth representing their state 4-H shooting sports program. Nebraska will be represented in this year's competition.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit

Grand Island also is host to the 2015 match.