Shooting Sports

Youth development is the primary goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program.

Muzzleloading

The program provides an outstanding way of providing human growth and development in the life skills identified by the National 4-H Program. We strive to teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment at home, on the shooting range, or in the field, including sound decision making, self discipline, and concentration.

The 4-H Youth Development Shooting Sports Program involves kids who have an interest in shooting sports and welcomes them into an accepting, caring group(who without appropriate intervention may be at risk for inappropriate use of firearms) and removes them from the profile above by taking their interest and turning it into an opportunity to help them develop into competent, caring and concerned citizens. The first thing they learn is safety. Next they learn discipline, followed by respect (respect for firearms as well as respect for people). They are not permitted to use the firearm until they prove they can handle those three prerequisites.

NJ 4-H Shooting Sports

4-H Shooting Sports Club members learn what it means to be a good citizen, to help others, and to respect others. They develop the skills necessary for success in the workplace as well as interpersonal relationships (life skills). 4-H Adult Volunteer Leaders are positive role models and mentors for kids. They model and teach the kids character while they teach the kids the proper use of and respect for firearms and respect for other people. 4-H Shooting sports programs offer youth who have an interest in shooting sports and firearms to develop into competent, caring and concerned citizens!

Upcoming Events

State 4-H Shooting Sports Shotgun Match

November 8, 2014

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Match is give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to qualify to be a part of the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participants in this event are members in good standing in 8th - 13th grade by January 1 and have completed a postal match at the county level, qualifying them to participate in the state Match. [more info...]

Past Events

State 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Air Rifle Match

April 5, 2014

The NJ State Jr. Air Rifle match allows registered 4-H members in 4th 8th grade in shooting sports who carry the air rifle discipline to test their shooting and sportsmanship skills. This event is solely an individual competition. [more info...]

Leader Training

April 25-27, 2014

New Jersey 4-H Shooting Sports Program is hosting a state workshop to certify or re-certify volunteer leaders as 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors. This workshop will feature training in Archery, Shotgun, Muzzle Loader, Rifle and Pistol. Disciplines may be canceled due to low enrollment. [more info...]

State 4-H Shooting Sports Awards Banquet and Auction

May 10, 2014

The State 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Council is proud to sponsor the 10th Annual NJ 4-H Shooting Sports Award Banquet and Auction [more info...]

State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Small Bore Match

September 20, 2014

The purpose of the NJ Qualifying Match is give participants across the state a chance to qualify to be a part of the New State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. This event is solely an Individual Competition. [more info...]

State 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle Match

September 21, 2014

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Match is give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to qualify to be a part of the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participants in this event are members in good standing in 8th - 13th grade by January 1 and have completed a postal match at the county level, qualifying them to participate in the state Match. [more info...]

State 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification

September 26-28, 2014

New Jersey 4-H Shooting Sports Program is hosting a state workshop to certify or re-certify volunteer leaders as 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors. This workshop will feature training in: Archery, Shotgun, Muzzle Loader, Rifle and pistol. Disciplines may be canceled due to low enrollment. [more info...]

State 4-H Shooting Sports Muzzleloader Match

October 18, 2014

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Match is give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to qualify to be a part of the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participants in this event are members in good standing in 8th - 13th grade by January 1 and have completed a postal match at the county level, qualifying them to participate in the state Match.

State 4-H Archery Match

October 25, 2014

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Match is give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to qualify to be a part of the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participants in this event are members in good standing in 8th - 13th grade by January 1 and have completed a postal match at the county level, qualifying them to participate in the state Match. [more info...]

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