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Rod, Gun Club’s youth day draws crowd

Youth Day organizers were Pat, left, and Jim Knorn. They are standing by the many trophies awarded Saturday. With them is their grandson, Dominick Zeimetz. Hudson Star-Observer photos by Doug Stohlberg1 / 11
Participating in the opening ceremonies at the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club Youth Day were DNR Warden Paul Sickman, left, and North Hudson Police Officer Kyle Knepler.2 / 11
Assisting youths with the .22 gun activity were, from left, Carol Lowe, Dave Lowe, Jane George, Michelle Jensen, Jim Jensen and Willard Keopple.3 / 11
Assisting youths with the archery activity were, from left, Dan Kirkpatrick, Tom Coulter, Mike Herron and Bruce Rhyner.4 / 11
Youth Day participant Garrett Roettger receives shooting instructions from Dave Lowe.5 / 11
Youth Day participant Gabe Siebold receives shotgun instructions from Mike Wallace.6 / 11
Youth Day participant Vincent Fink receives shooting instructions from Michelle Jensen.7 / 11
Youth Day participant Anna Stauffer receives archery instructions from Bruce Rhyner.8 / 11
Youth Day participant Taylor Aschenbrenner receives archery instructions from Dan Kirkpatrick.9 / 11
Assisting youths with the shotgun activity were, front from left, Dave Olson, Jeff Prescott and Digger Johnson; back, Tom Mitchell and Mike Wallace.10 / 11
The Twin Cities Muzzle Loaders Club gave demonstrations at the Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club’s annual Youth Day. Club members also helped any youths who were interested in shooting the rifles. Among those involved were, from left, club members Jim Wagner of Bayport, and Mike Scozzari of Minneapolis. 11 / 11

The Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club had its 65th annual Youth Day at the club grounds in North Hudson Saturday.

The three main events were archery, .22 rifle and shotgun. The club provided archery equipment, firearms, ammunition and safety equipment. There were groups of 9- and 10-year-olds, 11- and 12-year-olds, and 13- and 14-year-olds. Trophies were awarded for high scorers in each of the three events/age groups. In addition, 48 prizes were awarded and each participant received a grab bag with various prizes.

Youth Day began with a flag-raising by Boy Scout Troop 168 and informational talks by Department of Natural Resources wardens, hunter safety instructors and members of the North Hudson Police Department.

Doug Stohlberg

Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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