Practicing Patience

Photos by Marlena Sloss/The Herald
Practicing Patience
Mallory Lehmkuhler of St. Anthony, 15, listened to instructor Tim Lueken of Huntingburg as she held a muzzleloader rifle at a Dubois County 4-H Shooting Sports class at the 4-H fairgrounds in Bretzville on Thursday. Lehmkuhler has participated in Shooting Sports for six years, and killed her first deer with a muzzleloader rifle four years ago. Lehmkuhler said the shooting sports nights are “just like practice for the big game. A lot of people, they go (hunting) a few times a year and they might not get anything. My dad says, ‘Its all about patience.’”


Izak Meyer of St. Anthony, 8, right, raised his hand to answer the question "what kind of pistol is this?" during Thursday's class. Instructor Hannah Beck of St. Anthony showed the third-grade "Explorer Group" a .22-caliber double action revolver (pictured) and a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol during their pistol lesson.


Madelyn Miller of Birdseye, 10, shot a muzzleloader rifle during Thursday's class.


Shooting sports instructor Hannah Beck received a hug from participants after their pistol lesson. Beck has been an instructor for nine years. "I was a 10-year participant," Beck said. "I grew up with this's a sense of family. Teaching these kids is a passion."

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