I am having so much fun in 4-H. I never knew there was so much I could do. My project is wildlife management. I was able to go to classes to learn more about wildlife and even go to a competition.
We got to go out into the woods and ponds to learn about wildlife.
I also took meat judging classes and was able to enter that competition also.
The Henry County team won second place. I have so much fun learning new things and going with my friends to competitions.
The best thing I did in 4-H this year was go to the district Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Lake Graham in Jackson. That day was amazing. I got to tour the facility and spend the day with the TWRA agents as they worked.
I learned about the fishery department and how they help control the fish population. They also maintain many of Tennessee’s lakes and waterways. I asked them many questions and learned what it takes to become a TWRA agent.
The best part of the day was going out with them on a boat. I helped them set out fish traps. The traps provide a food source for big fish and a safe place to hide for smaller fish. This is one way the fish population is controlled.