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Shooting Sports


Upcoming Shooting Sports Outreach Events: 

Interested in seeing what this project is all about? Check back this winter for future events!

National 4-H Shooting Sports Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD-17ahEt90


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
  • Franktown
    • Cherry Valley Ag
    • Clay Busters
    • Franktown Farmers
  • Highlands Ranch
    • Bighorn Sheep
  • Parker
    • Hoof Over Heels
    • Ponderosa Pines
  • Sedalia
    • Cowboys
    • DC Aggies
    • Oakland Ok’s 
    • Running Rovers
    • Sedalia Mountaineers

Please contact the Extension Office for further contact information. Please note that you do not need to join a club based off the city you live in.


Helpful Information and Links:

  • What are the steps to becoming 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
      • Shotgun
      • Muzzleloading
      • Western Heritage
      • Outdoor Skills
    •  [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!
    • [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 project
      • 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!

Examples of Shooting Sports Projects:

Tri-fold display board: The display board topics should stay in close relationship with your discipline. Please do not use topics outside the scope of your 4-H project. (Example: .22 Rifle Project—should not use the topic of different types of military machine guns.). More information can be found on page 19: http://co4h.colostate.edu/statefair/StateFairExhibitReq.pdf

Stand Alone project: Stand-alone items are items that are made to enhance the discipline, such as a quiver, gun case, gun stand, etc. No display boards or decorative items are allowed in the Stand-Alone Classes. More information can be found on page 19: http://co4h.colostate.edu/statefair/StateFairExhibitReq.pdf 

Decorative Item project: Items to be exhibited in this class are items that are used to decorate a room, building, etc. Be sure to look at the classes to determine where your exhibit item goes. More information can be found on page 19: http://co4h.colostate.edu/statefair/StateFairExhibitReq.pdf


Member Announcements:

  • Congratulations to our 2020 County Shoot Buckle Winners! The buckles will be awarded at Achievement Night this year. 
    • Champion .22 Rifle Hunt: Shannon Draper
    • Champion .22 Rifle Scope: Lauren Averill
    • Champion .22 Rifle Sporter: Clara Griffith
    • Champion .22 Pistol: Kyle Rushing
    • Champion Air Rifle Target: Wyatt Ridgeway
    • Champion Air Pistol: Wyatt Ridgeway
    • Champion Air Rifle Sporter: Wyatt Ridgeway
    • Champion Muzzle Loading: Tyler Rushing
    • Champion Archery – Recurve Bow: Leaya McKinney
    • Champion Archery – Compound Bow: Alina Harper
    • Champion Shotgun – Trap: Drew Schindel
    • Champion Shotgun – Skeet: Makayla Dame
    • Champion Shotgun – Sporting Clays: Drew Schindel

2020-2021 Tentative Schedule:

Updated 9/16/2020

  • September 30, 2020: 4-H Online 1.0 Closes (SAVE ALL UPLOADS)

  • October 15, 2020: CSU 4-H Shooting Sports Application due to Sam Lowry >> http://co4h.colostate.edu/ss/forms/ambassador-application.pdf

  • November 1, 2020: 4-H Online 2.0 Opens – REGISTRATION OPENS

  • November 5, 2020: Shooting Sports Advisory Meeting (ZOOM) at 5:30 PM – All Shooting Sports Leaders are invited to attend!

  • July 15-July 18, 2021: Douglas County Shoot


2020-2021 Shooting Sports Advisory Committee Members:

  • Chairman: Shawn Meyers
  • Vice Chairman: Eric Harper
  • Treasurer: Brenda McKinney
  • Secretary: Tyler Summervill
  • Shooting Sports Advisory Committee Youth Representatives: TJ Surry and Ciara Moore

2020 County Shoot Results:

Results

This year, due to COVID-19, County Shoot results were sent to our State Office electronically and considered as the “State Championship” shooting scores. These scores will be compared amongst other counties and the National Shooting Sports Qualifiers will be determined later this Fall.


2021 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training Dates – Check back in January 2021 for dates!

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!


County Shooting Sports Information and Forms

2019 Annual 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors Report

4-H SS Member Overview Meeting

Emergency Plan

County Shoot Rules

Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Waiver

State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships Rulebook

2019-2020 DC Shooting Sports Cards


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 Act
Youth Handgun Safety Form

To upload your hunter safety card (front of card only is needed) and the completed signed .22 Pistol/Western Heritage form onto 4honline.com, see instructions below:

Shooting Sports Certification ID Information

Learn more about Western Heritage:

Western Heritage Article


If you have any questions about Douglas County’s Shooting Sports program, please email the 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, Nicole Speeding at nicole.speeding@colostate.edu