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4-H Shooting Sports Program



The Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a volunteer-led program that teaches life skills through shooting sports. Youth learn safety and shooting techniques in the disciplines of air pistol, archery, hunting, muzzleloader, rifle, and shotgun. This program is affiliated with National 4-H Shooting Sports. Contact your County Extension Office for more information on joining 4-H, and the opportunities in your county. 


Volunteer Instructors


Be a Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor. "4-H Certified" means that you are versed in the areas of youth development AND shooting sports. If you want to lead a group of young people in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, you must become certified through a Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop. Click here to see a job description.


The schedule for the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshops is below.

Date Location Registration
​January 20-21, 2017 ​Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia Click Here for Registration Form
​August 11-12, 2017 ​York 4-H Center, Crossville ​Check Back for Form


 

Click Here for the Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Official Guidelines


Click Here for the State 4-H Competitions Website


The schedule for 4-H competitions are below:
​Event ​Date ​Location
4-H Archery Jamboree - Archery qualifying for the State 4-H Invitational in October 2017 March 25, 2017 Rutherford County Extension Office Murfreesboro, TN
4-H Air Rifle, Air Pistol, and BB Jamboree - Air Rifle and Air Pistol qualifying for the State 4-H Invitational in October 2017 and BB qualifying for the Daisy National in summer 2017 ​April 8, 2017
Dickson County High School, Dickson, TN
4-H Shotgun Jamboree - Shotgun qualifying for the State 4-H Invitational in October 2017 ​May 6, 2017
Nashville Gun Club, Nashville, TN
National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships ​June 25 - 30, 2017
​Grand Island, Nebraska
State 4-H Invitational - this will be a qualifying competition for the 2018 National 4-H Championships. Qualifying for this event will take place at the jamborees in Spring 2017.
​October 14, 2017 Ridley 4-H Center (Air Rifle and Archery) and Maury County Gun Club (Shotgun),Columbia, TN
 

For rules and more information, see the 4-H Competitions website.

 


 

4-H Target Smart Camp


4-H Target Smart Camp is a program of Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports. It is for youth who are enrolled in grades 5-9 on January 1 of the current calendar year. This resident camp is located at the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee. At camp youth learn appropriate skills to succeed in a variety of shooting sports and related areas such as archery, riflery, shotgun use, muzzleloading, and outdoor skills. Programs emphasize safety, correct form, and responsible use. Campers should receive prior training before attending this camp.


Dates - July 4 - 7, 2017
Location - W.P. Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia, TN
Cost - $275.00, $290.00 with a credit card*
Click here to pay with a credit card

* Transportation is the responsibility of individual participants.
Download a camp brochure.

 




Other Links

 

Annual County 4-H Shooting Sports Reporting Forms

4-H Shooting Sports Bulletin Board

Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Official Guidelines

2016 State 4-H Invitational Winners

2016 Tennessee National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships Delegation


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