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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 or 336-877-6811 or contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension Center. To view COVID-19 protocols, click here.

NC 4-H Shooting Sports Program Resources

Introduction of NC 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Club Development

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

Starting a Shooting Sports 4-H Club

Minimum Standards of a Shooting Sports 4-H Club

Best Management Practices of a Shooting Sports 4-H Club

4-H Club Development Resources

Volunteer Development

Instructor Training Information

Instructor Training for 4-H Volunteers is held twice a year, provided by the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator.

Save the dates for Spring 2024 training! Registration links below.

Online training modules for 4-H Shooting Sports

This training is for instructor candidates that have not previously completed this National based training. Cost is $20.

Volunteer Instructor Training

Volunteer Job Descriptions

NC 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Committee

Risk Management

4-H Tournaments

NC 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament Rules and Regulations 2024

Tournament Dates

West Regional- August 10, 2024  Polk Co Gun Club

Central Region- August 17, 2024 Millstone 4-H Camp/Lentz Center

Eastern Region- August 24, 2024 Eastern 4-H Center

State Tournament- September 14, Millstone 4-H Camp/Lentz Center

NC 4-H 2024 Hunting Skills Rules and Format

National 4-H Shooting Sports

Tournament Results

Educational 4-H Shooting Sports Resources