The major emphasis of 4-H Shooting Sports is safety while handling firearms. Respect, character building, and accuracy of shooting are also components.
Air Rifle is open to youth age 8-18 as of 9/1/22. Shotgun and Smallbore (.22) Rifle are open to youth age 10-18 as of 9/1/22. .22 Caliber Pistol is open to youth age 12-18 as of 9/1/22.
There is a program fee (once per 4-H year) of $20 due from each participant, and a supply fee ($10 for Air Rifle, $10 for .22 Caliber Pistol, $30 for Smallbore .22, the Shotgun supply fee is paid by the Dale Lascelles memorial).
Enrollment packets are available on our website, or you may call to have one mailed to you (547-3711), or pick one up in person at the U of I Extension office in Lewistown. Signed forms and payment are required. Additionally, youth will need to be enrolled in ZSuite at 4h.zsuite.org .
There is a Mandatory Safety Meeting on April 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the University of Illinois Extension Fulton County office. Those who attended a previous 4-H Shooting Sports Safety Meeting for the same discipline are not required to come. However, if they are enrolling in a new discipline this time, they must attend the safety meeting.