Shooting Sports Includes:

  • Archery
  • Hunting & Wildlife
  • Living History
  • Muzzle Loading
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Reloading
  • And Much More!

Each Discipline teaches safety, concentration, self-discipline, self-confidence, goal setting, decision making, and courtesy as the young people learn basic skills and build toward more advanced activities. Both cooperative and competitive skills are included. Participants are exposed to local policies, regulation, laws, and ethical behavior both by repeated demonstration and through personal practice.

The Pickaway County 4-H Shooting Sports Club...

  • Is made up of 4-H members ages 9 to 18 and twelve trained adult volunteers. Youth can remain members of their original club and take all other 4-H projects through their original club.
  • Meets every other week in the winter and weekly in the spring and summer.
  • Has meetings that may consist of and hour of supervised shooting and a short program.
  • Is taught by adult volunteers who have completed a minimum of a weekend training workshop to learn techniques necessary to teach youngsters the basic fundamentals of a shooting discipline.

At Club Meetings 4-H'ers...

  • Practice safety techniques and response to range commands
  • Learn basic shooting fundamentals
  • Clean and maintain firearms and equipment
  • Learn about eye and ear protection
  • Develop shooting skills
  • Explore wildlife conservation
  • Take field trips

Why Shooting Sports?

About 2/3 of the homes in the United States have firearms. Exposure to safe and responsible handling is vital to preventing accidents in or out of the home.

Shooting is the second most popular international sport behind track and filed. Its is nearly unique in being a lifetime sport.

Shooting Sports attracts new audiences to 4-H and creates adult-youth bonds.


For More Information Contact:
OSU Extension Pickaway County
Phone: 740-474-7534

Or Visit the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports website