Shooting Sports

Mission:  The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and environmental stewardship.


Disciplines Supported in Clackamas County 4-H:

  • Archery
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Muzzle loaders

Available to youth ages 9 and up only.




Master Shooting Sports Volunteer Training 

The 4-H Shooting Sports program is only successful when adults volunteer to work with youth in this project and when youth are given the opportunity to develop safe shooting skills. To serve as a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader, individuals must complete the Clackamas County 4-H Leader application and orientation process, be at least 21 years old, and successfully complete at least one state-level 4-H Leader Training SHOOTING SPORTS CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP in the discipline in which they are providing supervision.

If an adult leader is not certified, he or she cannot provide hands-on or safety instruction without a certified leader being present. A leader may obtain certification in an additional discipline (archery, pistol, coordinator, muzzleloading, rifle, shotgun, and Western Heritage) by completing a certification workshop provided by 4-H certified state training team members. Certifications Workshops are not designed to teach volunteers how to use archery equipment or shoot a firearm, but are designed to teach adults how to conduct safe, supervised, shooting experiences for 4-H members enrolled in the project. Therefore, interested adults who have experience in safely handling archery equipment and/or firearms are encouraged to enroll in these certification workshops.

Upcoming Training:

Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Master Leader Training,                                     November 13-14, 2015 - Oregon 4-H Center, Salem



4-H Certified Shooting Sports Leader Resources

460-200A Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Plan
460-200B County 4-H Shooting Sports Program Management Guide
460-200I Firearms Buyer Authorization Form
460-200G Oregon 4-H Transfer of Firearms Form

460-200H Firearms and Archery Equipment Log

 Target and Supplies Resource list

Reporting is required to maintain active Shooting Sports Leader certification.      The following forms must be submitted or updated each year: 

460-200C Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Information Form
460-200F Oregon 4-H Club Shooting Sports Activity Planning and Reporting Form

Club forms that are required to be submitted yearly include:

460-200D 4-H Shooting Sports Club risk Management Plan
460-200E Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Participation Record

2014 Oregon 4-H State Shooting Sports Contest Guide