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.

 Disciplines Supported in Clackamas County 4-H:

  • Archery
  • Muzzleloading
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

Clackamas 4-H Master Shooting Sports Leader Meetings

Next meeting: September 26, 7:00pm, 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:     

Registration Information: November 11-13, 2016 - Oregon 4-H Center, Salem, OR

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 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

2016 Oregon 4-H State Shooting Sports Contest Guide 

2016 State Shooting Sports Contest Schedule


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