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Note: This page is being updated, please check back for new changes. Last updated: 7/21/2021

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

  • March 27: All Parents & Member Shooting Sports Meeting
  • April 15: Deadline to upload Hunter Safety Certifications, .22 Pistol and Western Heritage Permission Forms to 4-H Online
  • June TBA: FairEntry Period – Registration window for 2023 County Shoot (Late registrations will not be accepted) *Tentative*
  • TBA: Western Heritage
  • July TBA: County Shoot
  • July 20: Exhibit Day

Shooting Sports Member reference book: 4-H Shooting Sports Member Reference 2023

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
    • Hoof Over Heels, Ponderosa Pines
  • Sedalia
    • Cowboys, DC Aggies, Running Rovers, 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
      • 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!

Member Announcements:

  • Congratulations to all who qualified for the 2021 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships! Results are here

2022-2023 Shooting Sports Advisory Committee:


  • Chairman: Shawn Meyers
  • Vice Chairman: Eric Harper
  • Treasurer: Oscar Ridgeway
  • Secretary: Tyler Summervill
  • Shooting Sports Advisory Committee Youth Representatives: Jacob Lori 

2021 County Shoot Results:

This year, due to COVID-19, County Shoot results are 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.

  • Click HERE for the Top Placings at 2021 County Shoot.
    • Top 6 in each division are eligible for State; except for Shotgun ~ only top 5 are eligible.
      • 3D Archery is not included in 2021 State Championships Alternate Format
      • Sporting Clays is not included in 2021 State Championships Alternate Format
    • Must pay $20 per member to Nicole by Friday, July 30th at 5pm in order to have your score entered at State this year.
  • Click HERE for All Placings at 2021 County Shoot. 

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.

  • March 1-3, Morgan County – Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun
    • Registration Opens: 1/19/2024 Closes: 2/16/2024
  • March 8-10, Pueblo County – Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Hunting & Outdoor Skills, Western Heritage)
    • Registration Opens: 1/26/2024 Closes: 2/23/2024
  • March 15-17, Weld County – Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun
    • Registration Opens: 2/2/2024 Closes: 3/1/2024
  • March 22-24, Garfield County – Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Western Heritage
    • Registration Opens: 2/9/2024 Closes: 3/8/2024

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

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, 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