4-H Shooting Sports

4-H MOTTO—To Make the Best Better                              4-H SLOGAN—Learn By Doing


  • Lifetime sports
  • Useful knowledge & skills
  • Safe habits
  • Self-discipline
  • Respect
  • Personal responsibility
  • Confidence & concentration
  • Poise
  • Opportunities to set goals
  • Opportunities to achieve goals
  • Sportsmanship
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Ethical Standards
  • Friendship
  • Opportunities to compete locally & nationally
  • Exposure to careers
  • Opportunities to earn awards

Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18 years as of January 1st; and at least 14 years old to participate in the .22 Pistol discipline. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to more than 300,000 boys and girls.

Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters, especially those who aren't athletes. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.  This class is for beginners or kids who want to continue building their archery skills.


Karen Given is a certified 4H Shooting Sports Instructor.  All equipment that is necessary is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have it.  

If your child is between the ages 8 to 18 years as of January 1st, they can register with the 4-H Program.  If your child is between the ages 5 to 7 years as of January 1st they can participate WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN as a junior member.

Here is a list of programs offered this year.  Register below. 


Fall Archery

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.

Sept. 25th - Oct.30th (6 weeks) - $30

(class limit 12)  


Wildlife & Hunting

Learn through play and hands on experience about native Vermont and U.S. Wildlife, learn how to identify and locate animal tracks, learn about what the local wildlife eats and where they live.    Conservation!! What does it mean?     Go on pretend hunts and learn when to shoot and not to shoot.  

Nov. 6th - Dec. 11th (6 weeks) - $30

Jan. 8th - Feb. 12th (6 weeks) - $30

(no class limit)

2016 Hernando Sportsman 4H rifle - senior team - photo by Heather Francis.JPG

.22 Rifle

Learn how to safely handle and shoot air rifles and .22 rifles.  This will include how to use sights, shooting positions and more.

Apr. 2nd - May. 14th (6 weeks) - $30

(class limit 6)


Spring Archery

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.

May. 21st - Jun. 18th (5 weeks) - $25

(class limit 12)

Register Here

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Below is the statewide 4-H Calendar.  

University of Vermont Extension

  • Lisa Muzzey, 4-H Educator Windsor & Windham County
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator
  • 307 South Street Springfield, Vermont 05156
  • (800)278-5471
  • (802)885-8386
  • Lisa.Muzzey@uvm.edu
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