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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: 4-H Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Health, Horticulture, and Small Acreage Management.

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In our Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports program, we go beyond hitting targets – we cultivate skills in decision-making, teamwork, self-discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, and problem-solving. The program places a strong emphasis on the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment.
Rest assured, safety is our paramount concern. We are committed to providing a safe and responsible shooting experience that results in confident and responsible firearm handlers.
Ready to participate? For comprehensive information on the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Program, including details on the state shoot, results, and registration, please visit www.co4hshooting.org.
Here are the disciplines we support:
Archery
.22 Rifle & .22 Pistol
Air Rifle & Air Pistol
Shotgun & Muzzleloading

MEET OUR TEAM!

We are ready to help and support you in your 4-H journey.

Nicole McGee (Volunteer)
Shooting Sports Council President

Lisa Wallace 
4-H Project Assistant
 (303) 678-6384

Faith Kroschel
4-H Youth Development/ Outreach County Specialist
(303) 678-6387


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What is a Shootoffs/Shoots

A shooting sports shoot-off typically refers to a competitive event where participants from a 4-H shooting sports program showcase their marksmanship skills.

The shoot-off can involve various rounds of shooting, possibly with different challenges or targets, and the participants may be scored based on accuracy, precision, and sometimes speed.

The goal of a shoot-off is not only to recognize the skills of the participants but also to provide a competitive and educational experience, encouraging sportsmanship, discipline, and improvement in shooting abilities. It’s a way for 4-H members to showcase what they’ve learned and accomplished in the realm of shooting sports.


Requirements to participate at County/State Shootoffs:

Safety Class Requirements for 4-H Shooting Disciplines
Before you can shoot ANY discipline, you must attend a safety class given by a 4-H certified instructor per discipline. A 2024 4-H shooting card will then be provided with the instructor’s signature and date. Then to complete the card you will need at least 5 safe shooting practices with signatures/dates from a certified 4-H shooting instructor per discipline before the BCF shoot to compete.

To qualify for a state shoot you must participate in a county shoot. Both county and state shoots must be in the same disciplines.


SHOOTING SPORTS COUNCIL EVENTS

Information coming soon!


BOULDER COUNTY FAIR


USEFUL INFORMATION

COUNTY AND STATE SHOOT-OFF UPDATES

County and State Shoot-Off Updates

County Shoot-Off:

State Shoot Off Dates are:

  • August 19-20 in Pueblo and surrounding areas – .22 Rifle, Air Rifle, Muzzleloader, Air Pistol, Archery
  • September 2-3 in Colorado Springs – Shotgun, .22 Pistol

HUNTER SAFETY REQUIREMENT

Hunter Safety Requirement
In order to compete at county or State shoots you will also need to have proof that you completed the CO Hunter Safety Course (copy of Hunters Safety Card needs to be on file). You may practice without completing the CO Hunter Safety Course, but you must have completed the CO Hunter Safety Course to compete in shooting competitions. This portion is NOT provided by 4-H.

All Boulder County 4-H Shooting Sports members must have a Colorado Hunter Safety Education Card and bring the card to the county shoot-off. This rule is stated in the Boulder County Shooting Sports Addenda to Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports State Rule Book 2020-2021 item #7. The current Boulder County Shooting Sports Addendum can be found on the Shooting Sports page of the Boulder County 4-H website. Here is a link to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife page where Hunter Safety Classes can be found.

CO Hunter Safety Course: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HE-Traditional-Classes.aspx

Click the link to Register for Traditional Classes to find a list of available Hunter Safety Trainings near you.

For more information, you can contact Lisa Wallace via email: lwallace@bouldercounty.org

RULE BOOKS

YOUTH HANDGUN SAFETY ACT RESOURCES

Colorado 4-H Natural Resource Project Details – Colorado 4-H Youth Development is part of CSU Extension

MANUFACTURER RECALL INFORMATION

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS LEADER CERTIFICATE & HUNTER SAFETY UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS