Leaders and Additional Resources

Shooting Sports Leaders

4-H Shooting Sports projects are successful when adults volunteer to work with youth and when youth are given the opportunity to develop safe shooting skills and a better understanding of wildlife ecology.

To serve as a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader, volunteers must be enrolled in 4-H, complete their county’s Youth Protection process, be at least 21 years old  and successfully complete at least one state-level 4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshop.

Certifications Workshops are designed to teach adults how to conduct safe, supervised, shooting experiences for 4-H members enrolled in the project. Adults who are looking for an opportunity to mentor youth and be a positive role model in safely handling archery equipment or firearms are encouraged to enroll in these certification workshops.

Starting a County Shooting Sports Program FAQs

Statewide Invitational Events

Guidelines for Wisconsin 4-H Competitive Shoots. Rules posted for specific shoots will supersede these rules.

Certified 4-H Instructor and Shooting Sports Adult Leader Annual Report

This report form is for all certified shooting sports leaders and adult leaders who coordinate 4-H Shooting Sports activities. Reporting volunteer hours and the number of youth/adult contacts are important for state and national reporting. The report is due December 1. Details are available on the form.  

County Equipment Record

This form is to be completed annually by March 15 to show possession and location of 4-H equipment owned by the county 4-H Shooting Sports Program.  Please upload your completed equipment record(s) here: https://forms.gle/EXW1Zwi92FgzfB596.

Additional Resources

WildlifWHEP-LOGO-WI-4-H-3-in1e WHEP Wisconsin 4-H

Hands-on learning activities

Wildlife/Conservation Activities for 4-H Shooting Sports

Series on how to appreciate and conserve our natural resources through the Shooting Sports project

Wisconsin Chapter–National Wild Turkey Federation

Information on the JAKES youth program designed to introduce youth to the outdoors, wildlife management on public and private land, wild turkey hunting and more.

National Wild Turkey Federation

The NWTF is a 521,000-member, grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada, and 15 other foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.

Daisy Shooting Safety and Education Programs

Site with safety tips and other shooting education information

Federal Cartridge

Resources on the role of hunter as a conservationist

National 4-H Shooting Sports

Excellent site for information on the National 4-H Shooting Sports program and the benefits provided to participants through positive youth development practices

National Rifle Association

Several youth program materials

National Shooting Sports Foundation

A variety of topics from being an ethical hunter to wildlife conservation, firearm safety and more

Today’s Hunter

Courses on hunter safety education

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Useful information on hunting, conservation, birds, habitat, education, endangered species, refuges and more


Special thanks are extended to the following for their continued support to Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports:

  • Wisconsin State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Midway USA
  • Wisconsin 4-H Foundation
  • Federal Cartridge
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Friends of the NRA

Please contact us if you or your organization would like to support Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports.

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