4-H Shooting Sports

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The goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, young men and women are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens.

4-H Shooting Sports is a national program with over 300,000 young people taking part, thus making it one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports involves of kids and continues to grow annually.

NM 4-H Shooting Sports Policy and Procedures

New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports Certification

Location: Tucumcari Fairgrounds

Date: February 19-20, 2022

Certifications: Archery, Shotgun, and Rifle

Cost: $60

Registration Contact your county extension office to register.


We will continue to use the online modules that participants will need to complete prior to attending. Leaders can go to: 4-H Shooting Sports College to complete this portion, if they have already completed the online module this year they are good to go. The online modules will cover history, introduction to 4-H shooting sports, creating high quality programs, and risk management. Modules are available through Zing-books at a cost of $20.00. The in-person training will begin Saturday at 8:00 am, February 19th, and conclude at noon on February 20th. (We will not have a Friday evening session).

4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Summit

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When: March 18-20

Where: NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico

Registration Deadline: February 18, 2022

Forms Due: Application Form, COVID-19 Vaccine Youth Attestation Form

What: Shooting Sports Youth Summit will be held on March 18-20, 2022, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. The event will be open to Senior Age 4-H Youth from New Mexico enrolled in a 4-H Shooting Sports Project. The Summit will be limited to thirty (30) youth and each county will get representation if an application is submitted and it meets the criteria. Applications will be due by February 18th in the State 4-H Office and the cost will be $180.00 per participant and will include housing and meals at the Whittington Center.

The activities throughout the weekend will be a “hands-on” approach. Each individual will have an opportunity to be exposed to all the shooting sports disciplines offered in the New Mexico 4-H Program and will learn safety and techniques to teach and help other youth in those areas. Leadership activities throughout the weekend will allow youth to become spokespersons and ambassadors for the New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports Program and take what they have learned back to their County to be an asset to the program.

This is not an event to develop better shooters, but is a leadership event based around the 4-H shooting sports projects and to develop state-wide ambassadors for the program. The application process will give more weight to leadership activities than shooting sports activities.

New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

When: May 5-8, 2022

Where: Whittington Center, Raton, NM

2022 Results

Youth Hunter Education Challenge

When: TBA



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