The Smith County 4-H Senior High Wildlife Judging Team competed on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the State 4-H Wildlife Judging Contest held at Camp Tanasi in Andersonville, Tennessee. Representing Smith County were Senior High members Gabe Harville, Kynlee Davis, and Carson Meeks.
These 4-H members qualified to compete at the state level by placing 3rd in the regional contest in May. They not only had to individually be able to identify birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish common in our area, but also know about their food and habitat needs. They worked together to create a management plan to improve a specific area for wildlife habitat based on a given scenario. Additionally, at the state contest 4-H’ers had to defend their wildlife management plan with a set of oral reasons.
Smith County placed 5th in the state with team member Gabe Harville placing 3rd individually.
We are so proud of this team’s hard work and dedication to compete at such a high level.
A special thank you to Smith County 4-H alum Spencer Meeks for coaching this team.
For further information relating to any of the many 4-H activities, events, and projects, please contact Katie Martin in the Smith County office of the University of Tennessee Extension at 615-735-2900.