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
Project books can be purchased HERE
*** 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
Lewis & Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational
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: Scott Allen, scott59634(at)gmail.com or 406-202-0905
how will you be contacted? Newsletter and email
Lewis & Clark Shooting Sports Invitational
Due to COVID restrictions, the county commissioners have cancelled the use of the Exhibit Hall until sometime in March or April. This decision cancelled our archery and air rifle tournament for the year.
Additional Archery Opportunities
2021 Cascade County 4-H Archery Postal Tournament
Please coordinate with Jason if you plan on participating in the Cascade Archery Postal Tournament