Shooting Sports

    Shooting Sports

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    4-H Shooting Sports gives opportunities to youth and volunteers. Youth can be involved through 4-H State Contests or the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Volunteers can become an instructor to reach more youth in their area.

    New Shooting Sports Ambassador Program

    The State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program is designed to promote 4-H and 4-H Shooting Sports. Youth selected to serve as Ambassadors will receive training that will allow them to return to their homes and advocate for the program at the county, and state level. Some Ambassadors may be asked to support national events as well. Ambassadors provide public relations support at special events such as donor/sponsor functions and also serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, helping to make 4-H and the 4-H Shooting Sports Programs more visible. The Ambassador’s further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.

    4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors will:

    1. Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/sponsor functions and with the general public, 4-H groups, community service organizations, schools and media contacts.
    2. Serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports program at their respective levels of participation – national,  state, county - helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible.
    3. Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
    4. Assist in maintaining relations with 4-H Faculty and Extension Administrators as well as past, present and future program donors and supporters.
    5. Continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive events.
    6. Stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.

    Applications are Due March 30, 2018

    Application Form

    4-H Shooting Sports Contests

    Most counties in Utah have an activie Shooting Sports program. County Shooting Sports contests are held to determine eligible youth who will then compete at State Contests held in July. This year State Contests will be held July 9-11 in Logan, UT.

    To get involved in 4-H Shooting Sports Contact your local County Extension Office to find out what is available in your area. If your county does not hold a shooting sports contest, contact a neighboring county to attend their contest to qualify for State Contests.


    NEW! 4-H State 22 Rifle Competition

    New this year, Utah 4-H will be holding a State 22 Rifle Competition as a qualifier to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition. In order to compete in the State 4-H Rifle compeition you must attend one of the following Practice Qualifying Shoots.

    Practice Qualifying Shoots 

    • St. George - November, 2017
    • Kanab - Marc 17, 2018
    • Springville - March 24, 2018

    State 22 Rifle Competition- National Qualifier

    April 21, 2018
    Cache County Public Shooting Range
    2851 W 200 N
    Logan, UT 84321


    National 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop 

    May 6-10, 2018 - Madrid, Iowa

    For more information Contact: or 435-797-0112

    Sign up to become a certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor by contacting Kevin Kesler - Please look at your calendar and have some dates picked out. Training lasts about 8-10 hours and a range will need to be reserved for our use.

    Subjects covered: How to be a 4-H Leader, how to manage a range safely, and a brief overview of all the different disciplines. 

    In order to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor volunteers need to be Hunter Certified. To find out more about certification click here: Utah Hunter Education.

    We recommend the following guides available at various stores throughout the state.
    The Hunter Education Manual
    The Hunter's Guide

    Contact your County Extension Office to find out more about Shooting Sports in your area!