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. Available to youth ages 9 and up only.

Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports promotional flyer

 Disciplines Supported in Clackamas County 4-H:

  • Archery
  • Muzzleloading
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Western Heritage

Clackamas 4-H Master Shooting Sports Leader Meetings

Next meeting: February 2017 (TBA), Elmer's Restaurant, Clackamas

Introductory/Organizational Meeting held Feb. 22, 2016 - Agenda
County Event Planning Meeting - April 11, 7:00pm, Elmer's Restaurant, Clackamas

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 Master 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 4-H Master Shooting Sports Leader Training:   

October 27-29, 2017 - Canby

March 2-4, 2018 - Grants Pass

April 13-15, 2018 - Central Oregon, Location TBD

Registration Information 

4-H Master 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

Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Mail-in Tournament

The Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Mail-in Tournaments offer youth the opportunity to compete in an environment where they can safely interact with peers; learn to follow rules and rise to expectations; support and encourage other club members; engage in something that sparks their interest; develop and value morals and ethics; set and achieve goals; build life skills; and involve the entire family. Both marksmanship and sportsmanship are recognized.

The Mail-in Tournaments are also the qualifying mechanism for the Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports State Contest held each year in June, which in turn qualifies youth for the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held the following year.

2017-18 Mail-in Tournaments Welcome Letter

Link to Online Registration for Mail-in Tournament - Both youth AND leaders must register.

Oregon 4-H State Shooting Sports Contest

The State Contest is designed to offer qualified youth fun, safe, educational, and competitive experiences. Youth only qualify for the State Contest through combined achievement scores from participating in the Mail-in Tournaments. The State Contest offers classes that are divided into two competitive tracks. One is the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships Qualification track (NC) and the other is the Entry Level track (EL).

Scoring is based on the Danish Merit System. Participants will know prior to the contest what standard score or percentage of total possible points will be necessary to achieve a certain level of recognition.

2018 Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports State Contest Guide - Coming Soon!

2018 Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports State Contest Schedule - Coming Soon!

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