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

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Small Bore Match

September 23, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Air Rifle Match

September 24, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Archery Match

October 14, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Air Pistol Match

October 21, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Muzzleloader Match

October 22, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Shotgun Match

November 5, 2017

The purpose of the NJ State 4-H Qualifying Matches is to give 4-H shooting sports members across the state a chance to earn a place on the New Jersey State Team which will compete on a National Level at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Participation requirements and match rules are outlined in the NJ General Rules and Synopsis. [more info...]

Past Events

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 Junior Small Bore Match

April 1, 2017

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 Air Rifle Match

April 8, 2017

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 Spring Instructor Certification

April 21-23, 2017

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 Junior Archery Match

April 29, 2017

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 Invitational

May 6, 2017

The 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational is open to all registered Members in Good Standing of the NJ 4-H Shooting Sports Program. This event is a fun way for your club members to meet 4-H members from across the state. [more info...]

NJ State 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet

May 13, 2017

The New Jersey 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet honors our youth for their accomplishments. Clubs will recognize outstanding members, volunteers and club supporters. There will be door prizes and a fun auction. The auction is held to support our New Jersey State 4-H Programs. [more info...]

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