4-H Shooting Sports

WHY SHOOTING SPORTS?

About 2/3 of the homes in the US have firearms.  Exposure to safe and responsible handling is vital to preventing accidents in or out of the home. 

Shootng is the second most popular international sport behind track and field.  It is nearly unique in being a lifetime sport. 

Shooting Sports attracts new audiences to 4-H and creates adult-youth bonds.

WE BELIEVE.....

Human growth and development is the primary goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Introducing safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment opens valuable vocational and life-long recreational education.

 

CAN PARENTS BE INVOLVED?

YES!  4-H is family oriented and parents are encouraged to come to the meetings.  They may act as Range Safety Officers, Assistant Instructors, or Club Leaders.

 

PROGRAM GOALS:

1.  To teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self disipline, and concentration.

2.  To enhance development of participant's self concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in a shooting activity.

3.  To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

4.  To encourage understanding of natural resource concepts through participant's interests in shooting and hunting.

5.  To expose participants to the braod array of vocation and lifelong advocational activities related to shooting sports.

6.  To strengthen families through life-long recreational activities.

7.  To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety and hunter education programs.

 

SHOOTING SPORTS INCLUDES:

  • Archery
  • Muzzle Loading
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Living History
  • Reloading
  • And much, much more!

Each discipline teaches safety, concentration, self-discipline, self-confidence, goal setting, decision making, and courtesy as the young people learn basic skills and build toward more advanced activities.  Both cooperative and competitive skills are included.  Participants are exposed to local policies, regulations, laws, and ethical behavior both by repeated demonstration and through personal practice.

 

PARTICIPANT GAIN:

  • Lifetime Sport
  • Useful Knowledge and Leadership Skills
  • Safe Habits
  • Self-discipline and Self-esteem
  • Respect
  • Personal Responsibility, Confidence, Concentration, and Poise
  • Opportunities to Set and Achieve Goals
  • Sportsmanship
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Ethical Standards
  • Friendship
  • Opportunities to Compete in Matches
  • Exposure to Careers
  • Opportunities to Earn Awards

 

4-H Shooting Sports - Find out more!

 

WANNA GET INVOLVED?

Contact:

Lloyd G. Saylor

County Extension Agent

4-H Youth Development

113 E GL Smith Street

Morgantown, KY  42261

(270) 526-3767

lsaylor@uky.edu

 

Don't forget that each year, all 4-H Shooting Sports participants will compete at the Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports State Competition!  This event is being held September, so check back for details.