Polk County Shooting Club earns middle school, high school awards at district competition

Members of Polk County Shooting Club's high school and middle school teams earned awards at the recent district competition at Polk County Gun Club (photo courtesy Lisa Moser).
Polk County Middle School student Freedom Moser earned first place in the Hunter Skills competition.

A lot of hardware given out at the 2017 Western North Carolina Wildlife District 9 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament remained in Polk County.

When the event held March 18 at Polk County Gun Club ended, Polk County Middle School’s entry had captured first place in Hunter Skills/Orienteering, with Polk County High School taking third in the same event.

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Polk County Middle School’s Freedom Moser also took top individual honors in Hunter Skills and will attend the state tournament on April 29 in Ellerbe, N.C.

North Carolina’s Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament is a statewide competition for middle and high-school-age youth. Participants compete in multiple events including shotgun, archery, rifle, orienteering and a written hunting skills exam.