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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)

January 22-23, 2021 at Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, TN
August 6-7, 2021 at Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville

4-H Competitions


  • April 10, 2021 – 4-H BB, Air Pistol, and Air Rifle JamboreeAir Rifle and Air Pistol qualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Oct. 23, 2021; BB qualifying for the Daisy BB Nationals in Summer 2021Dickson County High School
  • April 16-17, 2021 – 4-H Archery JamboreeQualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Oct. 23, 2021TTU Hyder-Burks Pavilion
  • May 1, 2021 – 4-H Shotgun JamboreeQualifying for the 4-H Invitational, Oct. 23, 2021Nashville Gun Club, Nashville, TN
  • June 20-25, 2021National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships – Grand Island, Nebraska
  • October 23, 2021 – 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational – Columbia, TN

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 five through nine as of the date of the camp. This resident camp is located at Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, 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 12-16, 2021
Location – Clyde Austin 4-H Center, Greeneville, TN
Cost – TBD

* Transportation is the responsibility of individual participants.

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