4-H Shooting Sports Project

Goals of the Project

  • To teach the safe use of firearms on the shooting range, in field hunting and to instill home firearms responsibility
  • To develop the skills to properly handle and fire various types of firearms


  • Learn to handle a firearm or bow safely and properly
  • Learn the Indiana laws concerning firearms and archery as they relate to hunting
  • Learn the guidelines of “Safety on the Rifle Range” and “Safety on the Archery Range"
  • Learn to identify various kinds of arms and ammunition
  • Learn to aim and fire a firearm on the target range. Learn to aim and fire archery equipment on the archery range
  • Be able to demonstrate some phase of gun safety or gun handling before your club
  • Be able to demonstrate some phase of archery safety or archery equipment handling before your club

Link to Project Guidelines and Exhibit Class Guidelines