Like the Mail-In Tournaments, the Annual Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports State Contest offers 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.
The State Contest consists of four divisions: Firearms and Archery, Hunting Skills, and Western Heritage Project. The Contest consists of courses of fire that test marksmanship skills as well as the opportunity for youth to be recognized for sportsmanship through an onsite nomination process.
Youth, ages 9 – 19, qualify for the Firearms and Archery divisions through the Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Mail-in Tournament. The 2019 State Contest Hunting Skills Division will be open to 4-H members who qualify in ANY of the 2019 Mail-In Tournament disciplines. For the 2019 State Contest, youth wishing to participate in Western Heritage divisions are not required to pre-qualify.
The Firearms and Archery division is divided into two tracks: Entry Level (EL) Track and the National Championship (NC) Track. Intermediate and Senior youth competing in the National Championship Track may qualify to attend the next year’s National Championships.
The Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Mail-In Tournament offers 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. This is done through shooting sports disciplines such as archery, hunting skills, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Both marksmanship and sportsmanship are recognized.
The Mail-In Tournament is 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.
NOTE: You will need to know the Track in which the youth is shooting - Entry Level or National Championship. This is determined by equipment type, NOT by how long a youth has been shooting. Please contact your leader if you are uncertain. Details about the different options can be found in the most recent State Contest Guide.
Submitting Tournament Scores - please remember to keep names in the same order each month to facilitate data transfer. Add new members to the bottom of the score sheet. And don't forget to include your safety and sportsmanship points (up to 100) each month. Please send your scores to: Todd Williver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hunting Skills Rules and Regulations - The Hunting Skills Discipline at State Contest will be open to any 4-H member who qualifies in ANY 2018 Mail-In Tournament discipline. No other pre-qualification will be required (i.e. there is no specific Hunting Skills Mail-In Tournament). Hunting Skills is a unique competition that combines Map and Compass, Archery, Shotgun, Rifle, and a knowledge of Hunting Skills. Participants will be required to provide their own equipment at State Contest. More information about this event will be provided as soon as it is available. Please contact Todd Williver with questions.