2023 Information will be released in the Spring of 2023!



Pulaski County 4-H Shooting Sports Program

The shooting disciplines that are available include shotgun (trap) and archery.

What are the objectives of 4-H Shooting Sports?  The  4-H Shooting Sports Program strives to enable young people, their parents and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society.

What do 4-H youth learn in Shooting Sports?  The program teaches young people the safe and responsible use and the fundamentals of shooting firearms, as well as the care of equipment. Shooting sports promote responsibility, decision making and identifying realistic personal goals.

What are the expectations of shooting sports coaches? To teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration. And to promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

Who is eligible to join 4-H Shooting Sports? The program is open to youth ages 9 - 18 years old (as of January 1, 2023). The youth must enroll in 4-H as a member of the 4-H Shooting Sports Club.



2022 Season Information:

Beginning in May/June - September:
Shotgun (Trap):
  • MANDATORY SAFETY MEETING: June 6th @ 6pm (All youth, new & returning must attend. There will be no makeup safety meetings this year.)
  • Practices are Mondays @ 6:00pm
  • Practices will at the Pulaski County Outdoorsmen Club located at 127 Rattlesnake Rd, Somerset, KY 42501
  • Shotguns must be 12 gauge or smaller.
  • Owning a shotgun is NOT required.  We currently have 3 club guns that we can let participants use.  However, sharing will be limited and sanitizing will need to be enforced if using a club gun.
  • Weekly Range Fee: $30 (includes clay targets & 12 gauge shells) | $12 (clay targets only)
    • Payments: cash or check made to Pulaski County Outdoorsmen Club

 Archery:

  • MANDATORY SAFETY MEETING: May 26th @ 6pm (All youth, new & returning must attend. There will be no makeup safety meetings this year.)
  • Practices are Thursdays @ 6:00pm
  • Practices will be at the Pulaski County Extension Office Demo House (located across the parking lot from the office).
  • We use the Matthew Genesis bows that are used in schools.
  • Owning a bow is NOT required.  We currently have 6 club bows (left & right) that we can let participants use.  However, sharing will be limited and sanitizing will need to be enforced if using a club bow.

Pulaski County Shooting Sports Safety Rules & Guidelines

(All youth & a parent/guardian will sign this at their respective safety meeting)


Online Shooting Sports Resources

During this time we have some online and downloadable shooting sports resources you can use at home till we can get back to face to face meetings.  If you practice at home, please make sure to follow all safety rules.

Shooting Sports Quiz- This is a Qualtrics quiz that should give you a score at the end.  Similar to the quiz given at State 4-H Shooting Sports Camp.

Three Rules for Safe Gun Handling

10 Commandments of Shooting Safety

Archery Shooting Guide

Archery Parts Handout- Includes Answer Sheets.

11 Steps To Archery Success- A NASP archery video on proper shooting techniques.  There may be some differences between NASP & 4-H.  Be sure to always follow 4-H Rules.  Thanks to NASP for agreeing to allow us to share their educational videos.

Bow String Training Aid- A NASP archery Video on making & using a bowstring training aid.Thanks to NASP for agreeing to allow us to share their educational videos.  There may be some differences between NASP & 4-H.  Be sure to always follow 4-H Rules.

Determining Eye Dominance- A NASP archery Video on determining eye dominance. Thanks to NASP for agreeing to allow us to share their educational videos.  There may be some differences between NASP & 4-H.  Be sure to always follow 4-H Rules.

Ammo Handout- Includes Answer Sheets.

Shotgun Handout- includes parts, ammo, etc.