4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Shooting Sports

The California 4-H shooting sports program provides instruction in the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment while developing self-confidence and leadership abilities in 4-H participants.  As a youth development education program, 4-H shooting sports uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills. The program follows a standardized format, lists program components, and identifies clearly intended learning outcomes. The complete California 4-H Shooting Sports Program Policies and Procedures can be found online here. Learn more at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Website. For more information, please see the Shooting Sports Advisory Committee.

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CA 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle/Pistol Shooting Match - Facilitator Best Practice Guide

Interested in hosting a shooting sports match? The California Shooting Sports Match Guide is intended as a tool to help shooting sports leaders plan and facilitate an event.

California 4-H Statewide Postal Shooting

31st Annual 4-H State Shooting Match

Sharpen up your shooting skills and participate in the 2015 State 4-H Shooting Sports Match, sponsored by Siskiyou County 4-H Leaders Council. 

Entries for the State 4-H Shooting Sports Match, must be postmarked by March 9, 2015.

2015 Shooting Match Registration
2015 Shooting Match Rules
2015 Cover Letter

3rd Annual State Archery Match

Calling all Archery Leaders, the 3rd annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Match is now open. The deadline for entering is March 16, 2015 Each leader MUST have the entry form signed by a 4-H staff person, who double checks that each youth is currently enrolled and submit a council check for their entries. The deadline for returning the entries is June 16, 2015.

Rules: http://cemendocino.ucanr.edu/files/204379.pdf 
Forms: http://cemendocino.ucanr.edu/files/204380.pdf

*A reminder only a currently enrolled approved archery leader can sign and send in the entries and score the cards as the member shoots. 
Any questions contact Linda Edgington at lgedgington@ucanr.edu or 707-463-4495.

Workshops & Events

Save the Date - National 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop

A once in a blue moon event is about to take place in California, a National 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop. This event will be held September 29 – October 3, 2015 at Camp San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo County). For those counties that want to strengthen their shooting sports programs or counties that want to start one, this is the event you need to attend. It is open to staff and volunteer leaders who are at least 21 years of age. This training allows the participants to become certified in one of six different disciplines: archery, hunting, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, or shotgun. A coordinator course will also be offered for those who want to learn more about administering a county program.

Please note, this is not for leaders who are interested in running a project or summer camp program. This is for leaders who want to become instructors to strengthen the county and state programs. Successful completion of this course allows these participants to hold certification workshops.

The projected cost for this event will be about $200 per person. This fee includes all course material and meals and housing for the duration of the course! The course will end on the evening of October 2nd and participants can spend the night and depart on the morning of the 3rd after breakfast.

Additional information will follow. If you have leaders who are interested, be sure they sign up for email updates by entering their names and email addresses at: http://ucanr.edu/maillists/joinlist.cfm?listnum=1926

They can also get updates by “liking” the California 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page at:



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