OBJECTIVE: To encourage participation in natural resources and related natural science programs by exposing participants to the content through shooting, hunting and related activities. To enhance development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activity. To teach safe and responsible use of firearms, including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration. To promote the highest standard of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior. To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and life long avocational activities related to shooting sports. To strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities. To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety, shooting and hunter education programs using experimental methods and progressive development of skills and abilities.
This project is designed to give 4-H’ers an opportunity to learn about muzzleloading, using hands on experiences. It is highly recommended that participants complete the Hunter Education/Safety Course.
This project will start after the Fair. Members will be notified of when and where.
No State Fair Exhibit.
Any boy or girl in grades 3 through 12 is eligible for this project.
Division will be broken down into:
Beginner - grades 3, 4 and 5
Intermediate - grades 6, 7 and 8
Advanced - grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Members should be interested in learning about the safe operation of a muzzleloading rifle. Members will use rifles provided by Noble County 4-H.
Workshops will be offered. Safety will be stressed at all the meetings.
Members may be required to take a safety/knowledge quiz to be able to compete for awards.
Members are encouraged to display a 22” x 28” poster at the Noble County Community Fair, showing what they learned/accomplished in the 4-H Muzzleloading project. Refer to 4-H Poster Construction Rules on page 24 of your handbook for correct procedure on how to construct your 4-H poster.