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
  • National Match held 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, Jennifer Spies
  • Harper – Steve Inmon


Archery Project

  • Sign up: February of each year


4-H Archery Contests Outside of Gillespie County


Callahan County Archery Shoot



Bosque Bullsesyes 4H Indoor Archery Tournament

Air Rifle Project


When:  Tuesday nights – Range Setup at 6:15 PM – Practice begins 6:30 PM
Where: Gillespie County fairgrounds in the livestock barn
Space is limited – please RSVP to Chuck Schmidt 210 912 5344

12 years old, 2 years of BB, Must be a current 4H member

Necessary Equipment:
Kneel Roll, Shooting mat, Safety Glasses, Insect Repellent


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