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Note: This page is being updated, please check back for new changes. Last updated: 03-27-2024

2024 Schedule of Douglas County 4-H Shooting Sports Events:

  • March 27: All Parents & Member Shooting Sports Meeting At the Douglas County Event Center at 5:30 PM
  • April 15: Deadline to upload Hunter Safety Certifications, .22 Pistol and Western Heritage Permission Forms to 4-H Online
  • May 29-June 14: FairEntry Period – Registration window for 2024 County Shoot (Late registrations will not be accepted)
  • Practice Cards due to the Extension Office:  June 28, 2024
  •  July 6 Western Heritage contest at the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Center
  •  July 11-14: County Shoot
  • July 20: Exhibit Day

Save the Date for the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

More information regarding the 4-H Shooting Sports State Championships will be sent in the coming months.

  • August 17-18:
    • .22 Rifle
    • Air Pistol
    • Air Rifle
    • Archery
    • Muzzleloading 
  • August 31-September 1:
    • .22 Pistol
    • Shotgun

Shooting Sports Member reference book: 4-H Shooting Sports Member Reference 2024

All shooting sports members meeting presentation: SS Family Meeting Overview: 

National 4-H Shooting Sports Promo Video:

Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Page & Resources: 

I am interested in joining 4-H in Douglas County that specializes in Shooting Sports. Which clubs should I reach out to?

  • Castle Rock 
    • Clover Clan, Sedalia Saddle Club, Oakland Ok’s
  • Franktown
    • Cherry Valley Ag, Clay Busters, Franktown Farmers
  • Highlands Ranch
    • Bighorn Sheep
  • Parker
    • Cherry Valley Renegades
  • Sedalia
    • Cowboys, DC Aggies, Sedalia Mountaineers

Contact the Extension Office for further information. Please note that you do not need to join a club based off the city you live in, as Colorado 4-H is based on “community clubs”. 

Helpful Information and Links:

What are the steps to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Member?

    • [Step 1] Choose a club that best fits your interests and schedule.
      • See above recommendations and reach out to the Extension Office.
    • [Step 2] Get your Hunter Safety Card (links below).
    • [Step 3] Determine your discipline(s).
      • Archery
      • Air Rifle
      • Air Pistol
      • .22 Rifle
      • .22 Pistol (must be at least a 2nd year for this discipline)
      • Shotgun
      • Muzzleloading
      • Western Heritage (must be at least a 2nd year for this discipline
      • Outdoor Skills
      • Decorative Item (NEW!)
    •  [Step 4] Determine your budget for purchasing equipment. 
    • [Step 5] You need to complete three 4-H certified leader-run practices per discipline. 
      • Make sure these are documented and signed!
      • Document your practices on this Practice Card here.
    • [Step 6] Determine which type of project you want to complete for Exhibit Day (held each year in July):
      • Tri-fold display board
      • Stand Alone project
      • Decorative Item
      • Keep in mind, you must turn in a project AND completed record book at Exhibit Day in order to maintain a “member in good standing”. 
    • [Step 7] You are well on your way to becoming a 4-H Shooter!

Shooting Sports Project Details:

Examples of Shooting Sports Projects:

Within the Shooting Sports Project, you can choose to complete:

  • Tri-fold display board
  • Stand alone
  • Decorative Item

Find Examples-of-Shooting-Sports-Project-Types here!

2023-2024 Shooting Sports Advisory Committee:


  • Chairman: Shawn Meyers
  • Vice Chairman: Jeff Barron
  • Treasurer: Oscar Ridgeway
  • Secretary: Tyler Summervill
  • Shooting Sports Advisory Committee Youth Representatives: Elijah Robinson-Koller

2023-2024 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training Dates

Tentative 2024 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training dates, locations, and discipline offerings. Registrations will be through 4HOnline. Volunteers must be fully enrolled and active in 4HOnline prior to registering for a training.

  • These dates have passed for 2024.

Shooting Sports Training Workshop Dates Training details and registration will open via 4-HOnline tentatively in mid-January. 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders and Volunteers, please remember that Volunteers must be approved and enrolled 4-H Volunteers, have completed all State and County Volunteer requirements and be active in 4HOnline prior to registering for the trainings. Please plan accordingly in terms of the Volunteer application process. Do not delay!

*Please note: All workshops are tentative and may be cancelled or adjusted to meet current Colorado State Government, CSU and or County restrictions & requirements. Additional trainings may be added to the schedule tentatively, should circumstances allow.

County Shooting Sports Information and Forms

County Shoot Rules

Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Waiver

State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships Rulebook

Attention All .22 Pistol and Western Heritage Project Members

Any member participating in .22 pistol and Western Heritage Project must complete a 4-H Youth Handgun Consent Form. Members are to keep a signed copy with them while participating in the live fire portions of the .22 Pistol and Western Heritage projects.  This includes transport to and from 4-H Shooting Sports practices, contests and events.

A copy of the signed and completed form will need to be on file at the Extension Office. We would also encourage club and county project leaders who are responsible for live fire practices in the .22 Pistol and Western Heritage projects to also maintain copies of the signed member forms and have a file with them on hand during practices, contests and events.

Youth Handgun Safety Form

Colorado 4-H Western Heritage Invitational Contest Supplemental Rules

To upload your hunter safety card (front of card only is needed) and the completed signed .22 Pistol/Western Heritage form onto, see instructions below:

If you have any questions about Douglas County’s Shooting Sports program, please email