2014 Calhoun County - Jamie Buenting

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2014 Calhoun County - Jamie Buenting


Jamie Buenting loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. Therefore, when the opportunity to get trained to help educate youth in Calhoun County’s 4-H shooting sports program came along; Jamie jumped on it.  Jamie assisted youth in the rifle discipline and during that time he had a positive impact on several youth.

Brighton Mims, U.S. Navy Corpsman, credits Jamie and the training he received through the 4-H shooting sports program when he received the Sharpshooter level marksmanship ribbon during boot camp.  “Jamie taught me to be aware of what was going on around me while shooting.  Know what the wind is doing, where the sun is at, and be aware not only of the pathway to your target but what is beyond it, as well as any obstacles that may enter those areas. He had said to be calm, keep your breathing steady, and visualize your shot. I had not shot a handgun until I went into the Navy, but I was able to transfer the basic shooting skills Jamie taught me with success.”

Unfortunately, Jamie was killed the fall of 2013. Because of him and by the thoughtful memorials his family has provided, support of the youth in Calhoun County continues with funds donated for a new livestock barn on the fairgrounds. 

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