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: Albuquerque Shooting Range Park, 16001 Shooting Range Access NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, ABQ Shooting Range Park Link  

Date: February 17-18, 2024 

Certifications: Archery, Hunting Skills, Muzzloading, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun

Cost: $100

Registration: Contact your county extension office to register.

Information:

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 the page comes up with "Your connection is not private", go to the "Advanced" setting towards the bottom of the page, click on it and then click on "Continue to Site"), 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. For any questions and information about registration contact the State 4-H Department.

Shooting Sports Certification Training Schedule:

Lodging Information: 

Hampton Inn University Midtown

2300 Carlisle N.E./Albuquerque New Mexico 87110

Hotel Phone: 505-837-9300

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4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Summit

When: March 22-24, 2024 

Where: NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico

Registration Deadline: Feb. 16, 2024

Forms Due: Application Form, Medical/Liability Release Form (submitted through your County Extension Office) 

What: Shooting Sports Youth Summit will be held on March 22-24, 2024, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico (tentative). 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. Applications and Medical/Liability Release Form will be due by Feb. 16 in the State 4-H Office and the cost will be $250.00 per participant and will include housing and meals at the Whittington Center (tentative).

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.

2023 NM State 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Summit Ambassadors

Students at Whittington Center

New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

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When: May 2-5, 2024

Where: Whittington Center, Raton, NM

2023 Results

Youth Hunter Education Challenge

When: TBA

Where:

Resources

The National Shooting Sports Foundation