Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Adams County 4-H’ers at least 9 years old by January 1 may enroll in one or more of the following Shooting Sports projects:

Project Name                    Number

Archery                                #751

Riflery                                   #750

Shotgun                                #752

Pistol                                     #753

Hunting & Wildlife          #754

Muzzleloader                     #755

Members taking one or more these projects must do so under the direction of a certified Shooing Sports instructor. They must be enrolled in a community based 4-H club and in a Shooting Sports project by the February 15 enrollment deadline.  Shooting Sports in Adams County is not a stand alone club.  Members will attend their regular club meetings and meet with the Shooting Sports group to do specific project work.

Shooting Sports project meetings are usually held at the Tactical Defense Institute in Blue Creek or at the Adams County Fairgrounds. I realize that the Tactical Defense Institute is out of the way but it is the safest place in Adams County to conduct our shoots. They have trained medical personnel on site.  These shoots include instruction, practice and book work.  Shooting Sports instructors are terrific in assisting members in book completion, poster presentation and interview skills.

Ohio 4-H rates Shooting Sports the second least dangerous project. The least dangerous are horse projects and most dangerous is sewing.  Annual orientation and safety meetings are held at the fairgrounds and a parent or guardian must accompany the member to the orientation.

ALL equipment for the Shooting Sports is provided. This includes bows, pistols, rifles and shotguns. All ammunition is provided. Also included is a member t-shirt and membership in the Quail Forever Organization. This program is made possible by a donation from the Adams Brown Sportsman’s Club, an affiliate of Quail Forever.

The only thing a member is responsible for is their book. Members may provide their own safety equipment, but it is not necessary as we have equipment available.

Adams County Certified Shooting Sports Instructors Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Shooting Sports program the first step is to become a screened and approved Adams County 4-H Volunteer.  Then you must attend a weekend Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Training at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp.  As more volunteers become certified instructors, more projects can be offered such as crossbow, steel target shooting, muzzle loading and living history.  Contact the Extension office, at 937-544-2339, for dates and more information or visit the Ohio Shooting Sports website at http://www.ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/ohio-4-hshooting-sports

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