County 4-H Wildlife team places 10th in state

11:13 am | July 8, 2013

The Carter County 4-H Wildlife judging team placed 10th in state competition at Natchez Trace State Park in Wildersville.
Team members were Savannah Agan, James Cates, Jacob Hill and Matthew Whitehead. This team was coached by Josh Armentrout, Richie Winters and Camille Jessee and were also accompanied to the state contest by Gary Keith. The team won the opportunity to compete on the state level by winning third place at the Eastern Region 4-H competition in May.

State 4-H Wildlife competition consists of an entire day of competition in various aspects of wildlife and wildlife management subjects. Team members identify 20 wildlife species, take a written test on general wildlife information, evaluate a designated land area and recommend wildlife management practices for various wildlife species, develop a written wildlife management plan for a specific area and species and defend their plan with oral reasons. They also develop life skills in areas such as teamwork, communication and ethical decision making.

The trip to the state contest was provided by a donation from the East Tennessee Nursery Association and the contest was sponsored in part by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Carter County 4-H Wildlife team members Savannah Agan, James Cates, Jacob Hill and Matthew Whitehead.

Carter County 4-H Wildlife team members Savannah Agan, James Cates, Jacob Hill and Matthew Whitehead.

For more information on 4-H and 4-H activities, call 542-1842 or email cjessee@utk.edu. Like Carter County 4-H on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utextcartercounty.

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