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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, 2021). The youth must enroll in 4-H as a member of the 4-H Shooting Sports Club.


Beginning in June - September:
Shotgun (Trap):
  • Practices are Mondays @ 6:00pm 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.
  • Youth will need to provide their own ammunition.  A limited amount may be supplied by the club.
    • 12 gauge shells available for purchase: $6.00 per box
    • Payments accepted: check (preferred) made to Pulaski County 4-H Council
  • Each week, youth will need to pay for their clay targets.
    • The cost is $10 total.
    • Payments: cash or check made to Pulaski County Outdoorsmen Club

 Archery:

  • 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)


Shooting Sports & COVID-19 Guidelines 

(these guidelines are in effect as of 5/4/21)
  • Due to the nature of shooting sports, and the inherent safety risks, you can not guarantee proper socially distancing at all times. Because of this everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask at all times. The only exception would be if the mask poses a safety risk such as when the youth is on the firing line actively practicing. During this time the mask may be pulled down or removed but should be put back into place as soon as possible.  
  • It is expected that all participants and volunteers wear a mask over their mouth and nose unless doing so would represent a serious risk to their health or safety (or the health or safety of the participant). During this time, the mask may be pulled down or removed but should be put back in place as soon as possible. (ie: wear mask to line, remove mask while shooting, put mask back on after shooting) Think of "you move, you mask."
  • When not engaged in the program, and when staying at least 6-feet away from other individuals outside their family, masks may be removed by participants and volunteers.
  • There will be no "community" snacks.
  • In an effort to keep attendance numbers low and lower unnecessary contact, only the 4-H Youth Shooting Sports participant and ONE parent/guardian should attend practice.  All others should remain in their vehicle, the parent/guardian may wait in the vehicle if needed to watch younger children.

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.