Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Project Area

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, and wildlife skills.

  • Learn safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration
  • Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior
  • Encourage understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting, and related activities

Steps to a Successful Shooting Sports Program

Steps to a Successful Shooting Sports Program

  1. Identify a key leader or leaders in your county
  2. Identify a group of potentially interested persons, in cooperation with your leader or leaders
  3. Invite the large group of potential leaders to an initial meeting to discuss organizing a county shooting sports project
  4. Meet with the people that want to form a county team or teams that will be trained to implement the program
  5. Attend a training workshop
  6. Develop a county or multi-county plan
  7. Develop the necessary support for the program: human, financial, and material
  8. Set the county plan in motion by recruiting leaders and youth
  9. Let the volunteers run the program
  10. Draw advanced participants in the program into junior leadership and coaching roles

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