BACKYARD HAPPENINGS

2021 Libby Scatterguns
Winter Trap & Skeet Results

Trap Winners:

1st Place – Lance Shoeman

2nd Place  – Mike Cirian

3rd Place – Scott Hanson

Class A winner:
Kurt Spencer

Class A Runner-Up:
Korbyn Dub

Class B Winner:
David Deshazer

Class B Runner-up:
Al Kelly

Lady Champion:
Sammi Newton

Most Improved Shooter: 
Brock Foulke

Youth Champion: 
Maverick Owens

Youth Runner-up:
Isaac O’Rourke

Youth 3rd Place:
Sammi Newton

 

 

 

Skeet Winners:

1st Place- Tom Bailey

2nd Place – Lance Shoeman

3rd Place – Mike Cirian

Youth Champion:
Isaac O’Rourke

Youth Runner-up:
Lucky Martin

Youth 3rd Place:
Maverick Owens

Brock Foulke was deemed the Most Improved Shooter of the 2021  Winter League, taking down  72 more targets than he had shot down the previous year

 

Top Shooters of the 2021 Season: Kurt Spencer, Rick Morrill, Isaac O’Rourke, Maverick Owens, Mike Cirian, Samantha Newton, Lance Schoeman, Scott Hanson, Korbyn Dub, Al Kelly, Brock Foulk.
Not pictured: Dave Deshazer

Isaac O’Rourke and Maverick Owens were each awarded a $1,000 Scholarship from the
Scatterguns Scholastic Clay  Target Program.
The first scholarship of its type to be awarded through the Libby sportsmen program.

Following the Winter League Banquet on Saturday, March 13, seasoned Scatterguns members bid on a few auction items to continue making the sport they love accessible to the up and coming generations.

 

As is tradition, all 2021 Winter League members gathered for a ceremonial shot at Scott Hanson’s hat.
Hanson had closed out a perfect round (25 consecutive hits) in-league earlier in the season and was due to be properly saluted.

Great America Outdoor Act Authorized Projects – Kootenai National  Forest

Submitted by U.S. Forest Service – Kootenai National Forest

 

LIBBY, Mont. March 10, 2021 – The USDA Forest Service on March 8, 2021,
announced investment funding for Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) projects that will address critical deferred maintenance and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure on national forests in the Northern Region.

The investment will impact visitors by leveraging National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Funds provided by Congress.

Authorized projects on the Kootenai National Forest include:

Ross Creek Ancient Cedar Grove Boardwalk construction

Kootenai Boat Launches and Dock Replacements – repair of Rexford Bench, and replacement of docks at Koocanusa Marina, Dorr Skeels, and Bad Medicine Boat Launches.

Rexford Bench Recreation Complex Water and Wastewater System         Reconstruction – design

Recreation Sites Campfire Ring Replacement –planned this year at Yaak River, Bad Medicine, Rocky Gorge, and Peck Gulch Campgrounds.

Kootenai Access Improvement & Trails Deferred Maintenance – up to
sixty miles of maintenance projects planned this year.

Recreation Site Picnic Tables and Bench Replacement – planned this year at Yaak River and Peck Gulch Campgrounds.

Kootenai Recreation Site Toilet Replacement – planned this year at
Tobacco Plains Boat Launch and Gateway Campground.

Northwest Montana Recreation Sites, Cabins, Lookouts Deferred
Maintenance Reduction MT
– this year will focus on painting and repair of rental cabins and lookouts; replacing lookout roof, and upgrading electrical components.

Kootenai Campground Reconstruction MT – planning and design this year of Howard Lake Campground, Timberlane Campground, and North Dickey Campground reconstruction.

These investments are made possible by the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, established in 2020 by the Great American Outdoors Act. These funds will allow the Forest Service to implement infrastructure improvement projects essential to the continued use and enjoyment of
national forests lands.

“The GAOA projects will allow the Kootenai National Forest to accomplish much needed maintenance work at some of our recreation sites on the forest,” Kootenai Forest Supervisor Chad Benson said. “We look forward to implementing these projects.”

The projects will also serve as a catalyst for economic development and
employment opportunities in rural communities. These new investments will strengthen shared stewardship of national forests and grasslands by expanding the Forest Service work with public and private partners.

For more information on these projects in the Northern Region visit: www.fs.usda.gov. For more information on the Great American Outdoors Act and related projects visit: www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/gaoa.