Shooting Sports Project
Lewis & Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Project
Shooting Sports is a safe, fun and challenging activity that can become a lifelong passion to be shared with the family. The safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is the primary focus of the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Members will improve marksmanship skills, have the opportunity to compete, and learn self-discipline and personal responsibility.
All 4-H shooting sports leaders must attend a state training workshop and become certified in their shooting discipline before serving as project leaders. Some counties may have further requirements depending on shooting discipline. It is strongly encouraged, and required in some counties, that a parent, guardian or other responsible adult be willing to attend project meetings with the 4-H member. There is opportunity for practice under the watchful eye of trained leaders who have the final say in safety matters and the behavior of the youth enrolled. Keeping current record books is required of all members. Check with your county Extension office for further requirements.
To enroll in 4-H shooting sports, students must be 9 years old on October 1 of the current 4-H year. The only exception is 1) the BB Safety course which is open to those turning 8 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H year and 2) the Western Heritage Project.
Note: Western Heritage age divisions – Members who are 10-11 years old by Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year may shoot .22 rifle only. Members age 12-13 years old by Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year may shoot .22 rifle, .22 pistol and shotgun. Members age 14 and older by Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year may shoot pistol, rifle, shotgun and any allowable caliber.
Project Books Required? No
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
Project Superintendent Information
Overall Shooting Sports: Vanessa Olson, lc4hss(at)gmail.com or 406-431-1598
Air Rifle: Vanessa Olson, lc4hss(at)gmail.com or 406-431-1598
Archery: Jason Armstrong, jason.armstrong25(at)gmail.com or 406-438-6479
Muzzleloading: Les Gransbery, mlcagrans(at)earthlink.net or 406-431-6784
Shotgun: Sam Allen, sallen6(at)outlook.com or 406-461-8583
how will you be contacted? Newsletter and email
Lewis & Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational
Saturday, January 15th, 2022 8:00-5:00 p.m.
Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall and Bill Hamilton Building
The 3-D event will be shot in the Bill Hamilton Building
The Adult Fun Shoot fundraiser will take place at the same time as the tournament. There will be one dedicated bale each line for the adults. Two adults per line time. There will be a 5:00 p.m. line time for adults also. If interest is high enough from adults, we may add an additional bale each line time.
Payment- You have the option to pay online through Bow Score or you can pay by check, please include a copy of your registration with the check and mail before the deadline to avoid a late fee.
If you need help registering or have questions, please contact Vanessa Olson at 406-431-1598