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!

Past Events

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Air Rifle Match

April 9, 2016

The Junior Air Rifle Match is a way to give our Junior members a chance to compete on a state level as well as give them a chance to learn about precision and target shooting. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Small Bore Match

April 10, 2016

The Junior Small Bore match is a way to give our Junior members a chance to compete on a state level as well as give them a chance to learn about precision and target shooting. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Archery Match

April 16, 2016

The purpose of the NJ Junior Archery Match is to give junior participants across the state a chance to learn, participate and compete. This event is solely an Individual Competition. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Spring Instructor Certification

April 22-24, 2016

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...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

May 7, 2016

The 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational is open to all registered members in the NJ 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Mixed county teams will be formed with 2 junior and 2 senior members per team. Teams will rotate to the different stations including rifle games, archery games, 3D archery, shotgun and educational game. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Small Bore Match

September 17, 2016

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...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle Match

September 18, 2016

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. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Fall Instructor Certification

September 24-25, 2016

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, Rifle and pistol. Disciplines may be canceled due to low enrollment. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Archery Match

October 1, 2016

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...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Muzzleloader Match

October 15, 2016

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. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Air Pistol Match

October 29, 2016

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. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Shotgun Match

November 6, 2016

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. [more info...]

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