Shooting Sports Activities and Events

Shooting Sports Activities and Events

The Iowa 4-H Shooting Sports Program provides activities at all levels throughout the state to meet our overall goal to “empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with a caring adult through a shooting sports related activity.”  4-H members participate in their county or regional programs to develop as shooters and individuals and get the opportunity to participate on a larger scale as they become more proficient.  Currently, many counties and regions collaborate to offer fun shoots and competition for these individuals.  Contact your county Extension office for further details. 

SPRING LEADERS TRAINING.    Friday, April 7  through Saturday April 8, 2017, Winterset, Iowa.  Training in disciplines Coordinator, Archery, Rifle, Shotgun and Muzzleloader will be offered. Registration is $150 which includes meals and training materials.  This does not include lodging.  You must make your own lodging arrangements.  Online registration will open soon. Email if you want to be notified when registration opens.  Agenda and information.

SESS WINTER POSTAL MATCH  runs November 1st through March 31st. Registration is now closed.  One score shot for record per month must be submitted to by their leader. To be considered for award the shooter must post 3 scores.  Rules for Winter Postal.  Registered participants as of 2.16.17.  

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS SENIOR MATCH AND NATIONAL QUALIFIER was held Saturday, October 22nd at the Big Springs Range.  Fifteen 4-H SESS youth competed and will move on to the 2017 National SESS Competition in Omaha.  Results of the Qualifier Match. 

Shooting Sports State Rifle Match

SHOOTING SPORTS CAMP  was held September 23-25, 2016 at the 4-H Center.  Thirty-eight 4-H youth attended participating in archery, air rifle, muzzleloader, shotgun, wildlife skills and hunters safety. Camp photos are available on  2017 Shooting Sports camp is scheduled for June 9-11 at the 4-H Center.   Hold the date.  Additional information will be available soon.

4-H YOUTH STATE MATCH was held August 27, 2016 at Brownell's Big Springs Range near Montezuma.  There were 134 registered 4-Hers from 31 Counties that participated in 215 Divisions that included Air Rifle, Archery, Rifle, Shotgun Trap and Muzzleloader. Weather was great for this fun day of competition.  Final Scores.

If counties sponsor SESS events that are open to youth in other counties and want these events included, send the information to Patty Gibler (

Upcoming SESS events – hold the dates.
  • April 6th, SESS Steering Committee (for National Leaders only), Madison County Extension, Winterset
  • April 7-8 – Spring Training, Madison County
  • June 9-10-11 – SESS Camp at 4-H Center (4th – 8th Grade)
  • August 26th State Match – Brownells
  • Sept. 15-16 – Northeast location
Event Results
State Match Rules 
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