N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Program
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Welcome to the NC 4-H Shooting Sports program! The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a youth development education program, which uses a prevention education model that strongly emphasizes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership. It uses skills and disciplines of safe shooting and conservation to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills. The program can enhance family communications and quality time together. It creates an environment for a caring relationship between a young person and a significant adult, whether this is a family member, other adult, or teen volunteer. These activities provide the opportunity for immediate gratification to the youth and satisfaction and self-worth to the adult/teen leader who acts as teacher and role model for younger 4-H youth members. The program relies on 4-H certified instructors to conduct classes in the various disciplines (archery, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, rifle, wildlife/hunting, and coordinator).
Each local program is guided under the administration of the 4-H County Extension Agent and must be guided and delivered by an instructor that has been certified by the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, registered in the 4-H Online system and endorsed as a volunteer through the N.C. Cooperative Extension background check process.
The primary focus of the North Carolina 4-H Shooting Sports program shall be the total development of the young person.
Below are several resources to help answer any questions you may have about the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Program. If you have questions about the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Program, contact Charles Young at email@example.com or 336-877-6811 or contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension Center. To view COVID-19 protocols, click here.
What is a 4-H Shooting Sports Club?
A 4-H Shooting Sports Club is a 4-H Club that offers programming in the Shooting Sports as one of its main functions. It should be a 4-H Club in all aspects, including charter, youth officers, regular business meetings, and participation in regular 4-H activities including county council, presentations, project records, community service and any other regular 4-H activity. To register, you must contact your local County 4-H Extension at your local County Extension Center.
4-H Club Development Resources
- NC 4-H Club Forms, Guidelines & Procedures
- NC 4HOnline
- Sample Bylaws
- NC 4-H Club Financial Guidelines
Instructor Training Information
Instructor Training’s for 4-H Volunteers are held twice a year and provided by the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator.
- COVID-19 guidelines
- National 4-H Shooting Sports Risk Management Plan
- Emergency Action Plan
- Equipment Guidelines
- Equipment Inventory Spreadsheet
- Injury Report Form
- Federal Pistol Waiver Form – Youth Handgun Safety Act
- West Shooting Sports Qualifying Tournament
- Central Shooting Sports Qualifying Tournament
- Eastern Shooting Sports Qualifying Tournament
- Hunter Skills Tournament Rules & Resources
2021 NC 4-H Shooting Sports State Tournament Registration
October 9, 2021
Millstone 4-H Camp and DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports
This year the State 4-H Tournament will be held at two locations in an effort to have enough ranges so the entire tournament can be completed in one day. Archery, rifle, and shotgun will be at DeWitt’s. Muzzle Loading, small bore pistol, air rifle and air pistol will be at Millstone.
We will send scheduling information to the coaches/agents closer to the tournament. Tournament costs this year is $10/participant.
Cabins at Millstone are available.
Registration deadline is September 25.
Before you register your youth for the NC 4-H State Shooting Sports Tournament, please read these instructions carefully. Thank you!
- There are 2 separate registration forms for Juniors and Seniors.
- When registering individuals, please make sure to fill out a separate form for each individual to make sure that we have them in the right events.
- When registering teams (3-5 members), make sure that each youth named on the form will be shooting in every discipline checked on the form. This may require multiple forms for a single team of five. For example:
- If all 5 team members are competing in Shotgun and Rifle, you can complete one form for the team and check both disciplines.
- If 5 of the team members are competing in Shotgun and only 4 of the team members are competing in Rifle, then fill out a separate form for each team roster and discipline.
- It is possible that a youth’s name will be entered on multiple registration forms for individual and team events. That is okay. On the payment form, you will list how many youth are registered and pay the $10/competitor fee once.
Educational 4-H Shooting Sports Resources
- Colorado STEM Connections Curriculum
- Penn State Shooting Sports Curriculum
- Hunter Skills Wildlife ID Study Guide
- Bill of Rights for Members
- 2021 State Tournament
- 2021 West Region Tournament
- 2021 Central Region Tournament
- 2020 Hunter Skills
- 2021 Eastern Regional Tournament