Shooting Sports


National 4-H Shooting Sports

According to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Office:

The Shooting Sports Project is a comprehensive introduction to shooting sports safety and the fundamentals of shooting disciplines including: archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting. Youth may participate in one or more of the listed disciplines, however, all disciplines may not be offered in every county. The project concentrates on a strong youth development approach based upon long-term mentorship. Also offered are district and state-wide family involvement activities, events, and programs for youth of all ages and adults.

For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports at the state level, visit:


Gillespie County Shooting Sports

4-H members gain skills in safety, marksmanship, accuracy, and self-confidence.  All Shooting Sports Volunteer Leaders must attend a state-wide certification training to be a leader.

Orientation meeting held in January of each year to set up practice scheduled.  All participants must enroll in 4-H online through 4-H Connect. Click here to access 4-H Connect.


BB Gun Project:

  • Orientation held in January
  • Meet once a week for 6 weeks
  • County Match held end of February/beginning of March
  • State Match held in March or April
  • National Match held in June or July
  • BB guns are provided by 4-H or you may purchase your own
  • Contests include a test, shooting from prone, sitting, kneeling and standing positions
  • Must participate in all practices to be eligible
  • County contest age:  1st grade-15 yrs. of age
  • State & National contest age:  9-15 years
  • All participants are taught fun safety rules; these rules are strictly enforced
  • Eye protection will need to be purchased


  • Fredericksburg  – Sammy Segner, Neal & Davene Nebgen, Shea Nebgen
  • Harper – Steve Inmon


Archery Project

  • Sign up: January 30th—March 17th, 2017
  • Practices will start the week of April 3rd and will end the week of May 11th
  • April 29th – 4H Outdoor Day @ Bow Pro’s – special event for youth participating in the archery project with a 3D competition and clout
  • May 13th – County Match
  • Cost: $50.00/person with personal bow; $100.00/person if borrowing a bow (only cash and check payments can be accepted)
  • Cost will be a $100.00 flat flee if registering after March 17th
  • Location:  Sign up at Gillespie County Extension Office
  • Ages: 3rd grade (9 yrs. old) through 12th grade

Fredericksburg practices will be held at Bow Pros (10046 Hwy. 290 towards Stonewall) and there will be 15 spots for a practice in Harper.  Participants will learn safety, stance & posture, hand-grip, how to place the arrow, aim, draw, and release the arrow.  Enrollment in  4-H is a requirement to participate.


Available Practice Sessions

*will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis and each session is limited to 15 youth

Fredericksburg Area – Bow Pros 10046 Hwy. 290 towards Stonewall

Mondays 6-7pm Coach – James Neutze

  • *Advanced Level Archers Only (must be 13yrs+)

Mondays 7-8pm Coach – Sonya Neutze

  • *Beginner Level Archers Only

Tuesdays 6-7pm Coach – Steven Nelson and Doug Gray

  • *Beginner Level Archers Only

Tuesdays 7-8pm Coach Jody Geistweidt

  • *Intermediate Level Archers Only

Wednesdays 6-7pm Coach Matthew Schumann

  • *Advanced Level Archers Only (must be 13 yrs+)

Wednesdays 7-8pm Coach Bradley Nielsen

  • *Intermediate Level Archers Only


Harper Area

Thursdays 6-7pm in Harper (location will be announced closer to the start date)


If you have questions about what type of bows will be used, how practices will be conducted, or what will be taught, please contact the project leaders Mr. James Neutze at  830-456-2725 or Jody Geistweidt at  830-329-4743.


It should also be noted that participants in the 4-H archery project will receive discounts when registering for events through the Fredericksburg Archery Club.  To see the upcoming events that the Fredericksburg Archery Club is putting on, please visit their website at or visit their Facebook page “Fredericksburg Archery Club”.



4-H Archery Contests Outside of Gillespie County

   Glen Rose 4-H Shooting Sports Club 3-D Indoor Archery Invitational Tournament


Cooke County 4-H 3-D Archery Tournament

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