The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers raised $15,595 for the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture during the 2023 YF&R Shotgun Shoot Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 27, at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports near Guthrie.
More than 34 teams with 136 shooters participated in the sporting-clays-style tournament across 12 stations that tested their skills mimicking real-world hunting scenarios.
Awards were given to top shooters in high school and open divisions. The Western Oklahoma State College shooting sports team won the open competition, with team member Dillon Lopez earning the competition’s top shooter award. The Sand Springs competitive shooting team won the high school division.
The winning team in the open division received $400 for each shooter, a shotgun shell pouch and OKFB hats. The winning high school division team won a shotgun shell pouch and ammunition.
Proceeds from the event were donated to the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture, which supports Oklahoma’s farming and ranching community through philanthropic efforts while providing educational resources and opportunities to increase awareness and knowledge of Oklahoma agriculture.
Title sponsors for the event were Beck’s Farm Equipment, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Jackson County Farm Bureau, John Vance Fleet Services, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance and Vermeer.