Shooting Sports

The Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a volunteer-led program that teaches life skills and STEM principles 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. 

To understand more about 4-H Shooting Sports, watch this video.

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.

Next certification workshops (register with your County Extension Office):

November 4, 2023 – York 4-H Center, Crossville
January 27, 2024 – Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia

4-H Competitions


  • March 25, 2023 – 4-H BB, Air Pistol, and Air Rifle Jamboree – Murfreesboro –Air Rifle and Air Pistol qualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Sept. 16, 2023; BB qualifying for the Daisy BB Nationals in Summer 2023
  • March 31- April 1, 2023 – 4-H Archery JamboreeTTU Hyder-Burks Pavilion, Cookeville – Qualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Sept. 16, 2023
  • May 6, 2023 – 4-H Shotgun JamboreeNashville Gun Club, Nashville, TN – Qualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Sept. 16, 2023
  • June 25- 30, 2023 – National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships – Grand Island, Nebraska
  • September 16, 2023 4-H InvitationalLone Oaks Farm, Middleton

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 six through nine. 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.

Dates – May 29 – June 2, 2023
Location – Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville
Cost – TBD

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* Transportation is the responsibility of individual participants.

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