National 4-H Shooting Sports


The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and conservation ethics.


Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to about 500,000 boys and girls each year. Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters, especially those who aren’t athletes. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.

Shooting Sports

California 4-H Shooting Sports Program

The California 4-H Shooting Sports Program instructs 4-H youth on the skills and discipline of shooting sports. Participants learn about the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment while developing self-confidence and leadership abilities.

The 4-H Shooting Sports Program follows a standardized format, lists program components, and identifies clearly intended learning outcomes. For more information, please see the complete California 4-H Shooting Sports Program Policies and Procedures (PDF).

Learn more about shooting sports in 4-H at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Website.

Meets on the first Saturday of the month.

Point of contact Walter Kirklin (530) 310-4641.