Shooting Sports

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  • Nebraska 4-HShooting Sports

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Breaking clays, punching paper, flinging arrows and counting X's are all part of the 4-H Shooting Sports project. Safety first - but lots of fun! The Shooting Sports project includes many options for 4-H members. You will learn safe gun handling skills, and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers.

4-H Shooting Sports is a youth development educational program. It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.

The focus of the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports program is the total development of the young person. The shooting sports and related natural resource activities are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The shooting sports program attracts new audiences as well as enhances the traditional 4-H club program. Project choices for youth include:

  • Archery
  • Shotgun (9+ years old)
  • Air Rifle/BB Gun
  • Smallbore Rifle - .22 caliber
  • Air Pistol
  • Smallbore Pistol - .22 caliber
  • Muzzleloading (9+ years old)
  • Hunting & Outdoor Skills
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The 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships will be held June 24 - June 29 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. The event is hosted by Nebraska 4-H. 4-H youth from across the country will compete in compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting skills.

4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Steve Pritchard
PHONE: 402-395-2158