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. 

WINTER LEADERS TRAINING.  DATE CHANGED.  Friday, February 10  through Sunday February 12, 2017, Midtown Family Community Center, Sioux City.  Training in disciplines Coordinator, Archery or Air Rifle will be provided. Registration is $150 which includes meals and training materials.  This does not include lodging.  You must make your own lodging arrangements.  Online registration and Directions.

SESS WINTER POSTAL MATCH  runs November 1st through March 31st. Registration is online:  $5.50 for each registrant.  Club/County can register and pay for the team or participants can register and pay individually. One score shot for record per month must be submitted by their leader. To be considered for award the shooter must post 3 scores.  Rules for Winter Postal.  Registered participants as of 1.19.17.  

SUMMER POSTAL MATCH 2016 for months May, June, July, August and September has ended.  Final Results for Summer Postal Match. 

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 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.

The calendar below lists details of these events as they become available.  If counties sponsor SESS events that are open to youth in other counties and want these events included in the calendar, send the information to Patty Gibler (

Upcoming Events

2016 Winter Postal Match.

Nov. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 DEADLINE JAN 31, 2017

All SESS Clubs throughout Iowa


Rules for Winter Postal.

Winter Leaders Training

Feb. 10-12, 2017 Sioux City, Iowa


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


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