Shooting Sports Activities and Events


June 8-11, 2018 - Shooting Sports Youth Camp at Pictured Rocks Camp, Monticello.   At camp youth will explore the Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) program by trying new skills, meeting new friends and making connections with County Shooting Sports Clubs. Opportunities to develop skills in Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore, Shotgun, Muzzleloader and Wildlife Skills. This camp is for youth completing 4th through 8th grade 2017-2018 school year. An Official Iowa Hunter Safety Course Class Day will be provided by DNR at camp. You must be 11 or older to complete the Iowa hunter education requirements and pass the online portions of the hunter education course prior to coming to camp. The On-line Hunter Safety Education course is available at DNR IA Hunter Ed Course.  Campers will arrive Friday, June 8th at 10 a.m. Camp concludes Sunday, June 10th at 4 p.m. Registration is $250.  Register online at


Time frame: November, December, January, February, March.  Everyone must read and follow the Winter Postal Match Rules 17-18.pdf.  Registration is closed. Current Winter Postal Registration List.pdf Send monthly scores to


SESS STATE YOUTH MATCH - National Qualifier 2017

National 4-H SESS Qualifiers.pdf-- The top four competitors in Qualifier for Divisions Air Rifle, Archery Compound, Archery Recurve, Muzzleloader, Smallbore Rifle, Shotgun Trap and Wildlife Skills. In some divisions an alternate is listed.  

2017 State Match Scores.pdf

The Iowa 4-H Shooting Sports State Youth Match was held Saturday, August 26th at the Brownell’s Big Springs Range near Searsboro, Iowa.  There were 162 Youth competing from 32 Counties.  The many volunteers, county staff and family assisting at the Match helped youth participate in 228 individual events including Archery, Air Rifle, Muzzleloader, Shotgun Trap, Smallbore Rifle and Wild Life Skills.  This annual event brings family and friends together for a fun day.

Additional State Match pictures at:

National 4-H SESS Championship

Sixteen youth, five coaches and Coordinator Jacki Luckstead participated in the National Championship, June 25-30 in Grand Island, NE. Iowa Team attending National Championship. Read about the sixteen Iowa 4-H Youth qualified to compete in this event.  Eric Keller took 6th place at Nationals in Muzzleloader.


Upcoming SESS Events - Hold the dates

  • May 6-11, 2018 -- National 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop, Madrid, IA
  • July 24-29, 2018 -- National 4-H SESS Championship, Grand Island, NE
  • August 25th - State Youth Match/National Qualifiers, Big Springs Range, Searsboro

Event Results