Arrowhead Gun Club hosts shotgun team

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Arrowhead Gun Club hosted the Virginia 4-H Shotgun Development Team Saturday, Jan. 26, for a competition to determine who will advance to national competition. The development team is comprised of the top 4-H shotgun shooters in Virginia. At this event, held at the Victoria shooting club team members shot 100 trap targets and 100 skeet targets. The group will compete at various locations throughout the state with the top four shooters from the team advancing to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, the last week in June. Local development team members include Mattison Russell from Mecklenburg, Sam Capps from Brunswick, Walker Coleman who shoots with the Nottoway Regional 4-H Shooting Club and Powhatan’s Grayson Melton, whose family recently joined Arrowhead Gun Club. The remaining team members are from Amherst, Campbell and King George counties. The team is coached by Jinx Baney, retired Brunswick 4-H Extension Agent. For additional information about the Virginia 4-H Shotgun Development Team contact Jinx at (434) 774-5338 or jinxbaney@

The 4-H is a youth program of Virginia Cooperative Extension and is administered through the two land grant universities – Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. The 4-H shooting education program is open to youth ages nine to 19 and uses the shooting sports as a vehicle to teach life skills and learn firearm safety and marksmanship skills. Certified 4-H volunteer leaders instruct youth in a variety of disciplines including archery, muzzleloading, pistol, rifle and shotgun. Youth can participate in these activities through 4-H shooting clubs and/or weeklong 4-H shooting camps.

Arrowhead Gun Club is a nonprofit organization which was started in 1973. This historic shooting facility was put in place to provide a safe and convenient place for the community to shoot skeet, rifles, pistols and trap. If you would like to learn more about the club or would like to become a member contact Stuart Bayne at (434) 210-0888 or