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Ranch party, sporting clays shoot will benefit Kritters 4 Kids
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Wildlife in Focus, a nonprofit conservation organization (formerly known as the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest), has scheduled its annual Ranch Party and Sporting Clays Shoot for the afternoon of March 23.

This fundraiser will be hosted by Gus and Gail Cargile at their Lagarto Ranch near Sandia.

Proceeds will benefit the Kritters 4 Kids education program, which incorporates wildlife photo books into the science curriculum of elementary and middle school classrooms. The program is designed to teach students the importance of conserving wildlife and its habitat to preserve healthy ecosystems on private and public land.

Participating schools receive a classroom set of 30 Wildlife in Focus books and a professionally developed curriculum guide. The curriculum meets Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Guidelines (TEKS) and was developed by a teacher for teachers. 

Sporting Clays Shoot

The sporting clays shoot will feature a two-man flurry format, the newest sporting clays machine from Bryan Bracht of Rockport.

Sporting Clays entry fees are: 2-man entry – $250 pre-registered or $300 at gate;

Corporate entry – four teams + sponsorship of K4K*, $2,000; or two teams + sponsorship of K4K*, $1,500.

*Kritters 4 Kids Wildlife Educational Curriculum placed in a classroom of your choice

Ranch Party 

Activities before, after and during the skeet competition include silent auction, ongoing snacks, children’s scavenger/photo hunt, hay rides, washer competition and a barbecue dinner. Dinner fees: Non-shooters – $25 for adults pre-registered ($30 at gate); Kids 13 and younger – $10.

Wildlife In Focus

Known as one of the richest wildlife photo contest anywhere, they also pride themselves on having one of the most innovative programs in the state. They recruit top nature photographers from around the world while providing an economic incentive to participating landowners. Teams are made up of a photographer and a Texas landowner.

This year, the teams were given nine months to photograph. 

Three world-renowned judges select 259 winning images out of more than 3,400 digital photos submitted in the contest. Winning photographers and landowners share their prize money equally.

For more information, contact Patti Young at 361-881-9316.
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