4-H Shooting Sports
- 2022 Results
- Youth Hunter Education Challenge
- New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
- 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Summit
- New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports Certification
- The National Shooting Sports Foundation
The goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, young men and women are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens.
4-H Shooting Sports is a national program with over 300,000 young people taking part, thus making it one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports involves of kids and continues to grow annually.
New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports Certification
Location: Tucumcari Fairgrounds
Date: February 19-20, 2022
Certifications: Archery, Shotgun, and Rifle
Registration Contact your county extension office to register.
We will continue to use the online modules that participants will need to complete prior to attending. Leaders can go to: 4-H Shooting Sports College to complete this portion, if they have already completed the online module this year they are good to go. The online modules will cover history, introduction to 4-H shooting sports, creating high quality programs, and risk management. Modules are available through Zing-books at a cost of $20.00. The in-person training will begin Saturday at 8:00 am, February 19th, and conclude at noon on February 20th. (We will not have a Friday evening session).
4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Summit
When: March 18-20
Where: NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico
Registration Deadline: February 18, 2022
Forms Due: Application Form, COVID-19 Vaccine Youth Attestation Form
What: Shooting Sports Youth Summit will be held on March 18-20, 2022, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. The event will be open to Senior Age 4-H Youth from New Mexico enrolled in a 4-H Shooting Sports Project. The Summit will be limited to thirty (30) youth and each county will get representation if an application is submitted and it meets the criteria. Applications will be due by February 18th in the State 4-H Office and the cost will be $180.00 per participant and will include housing and meals at the Whittington Center.
The activities throughout the weekend will be a “hands-on” approach. Each individual will have an opportunity to be exposed to all the shooting sports disciplines offered in the New Mexico 4-H Program and will learn safety and techniques to teach and help other youth in those areas. Leadership activities throughout the weekend will allow youth to become spokespersons and ambassadors for the New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports Program and take what they have learned back to their County to be an asset to the program.
This is not an event to develop better shooters, but is a leadership event based around the 4-H shooting sports projects and to develop state-wide ambassadors for the program. The application process will give more weight to leadership activities than shooting sports activities.
New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
When: May 5-8, 2022
Where: Whittington Center, Raton, NM
Youth Hunter Education Challenge