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What are Shooting Sports?

The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a youth development education program which uses a prevention education model that strongly emphasizes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership. It uses skills and disciplines of safe shooting and wildlife management to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills. The program can enhance family communications and quality time together. It creates an environment for a caring relationship between a young person and a significant adult, whether this is a family member, other adult, or teen volunteer. These activities provide the opportunity for immediate gratification to the youth and satisfaction and self-worth to the adult/teen volunteer who acts as teacher and role model for younger 4-H youth members.

Who can participate?

4-H Shooting Sports Programs are open to all youth 8 to 18 years of age (as of Jan. 1 of the current year) without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, religion, age or national origin.

How can a 4-H member enroll?
Enrollment will be through the 4-H shooting sports Youth Development Extension Agent for your county.

Archery Competition at the Delaware State Fair


Upcoming Shooting Sports Workshop- May 4-6, 2018

4-H Hunter Safety Education Course with the Division of Fish and Wildlife

Location : Wilmington Trap Shooting Site at 2836 Pulaski Highway (Rt. 40), Newark, DE
Announcement:  There will be a 4-H Hunter Safety Education Program for youth 10-years-old and above.
When:  September 12 and 14 from 6-9 p.m.; and September 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (must attend all three days)
  Wilmington Trap Association (2836 Pulaski Highway, Glasgow, Delaware)
Certification by:  Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Conducted by:  4-H Shooting Sports Instructors
Must have this waiver signed:  http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/HunterEd/Documents/Waiver.pdf
Register here:  http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/HunterEd/Pages/Calendar.aspx (or call Julie at 302-735-3600)

National 4-H Shooting Sports Leadership Institute

Resources for Leaders and Members

Recreational Shooting Sites With Certified 4-H Instructors:
Wilmington Trap Association (outside range). Telephone: 302-834-9320. www.wiltrapshoot.org
Shooter’s Choice (inside range). Telephone: 302-736-5166
5105 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
Bridgeville Rifle and Pistor Club, Rifle Range Road, Bridgeville, DE

Great News for the Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports!

The Easton Foundation has provided a $42,000 gift to the Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports Program.  This gift will provide equipment to accommodate all the necessary equipment to facilitate the safe and enjoyable recreational activity of archery.  Approximately $2800 of equipment per club will be provided.  It will also provide for a 6×12 closed-body trailer for Kent County to provide outreach activities.  Whenever an archery program is conducted, club or outreach, please mention the generous support by the Easton Foundation.

The NRA Foundation has provided equipment and funding for 4-H Shooting Sports to support youth and family air rifle and small bore .22 activites that are safe, well structured and recreational. Without the support of the NRA Foundation and the Friends of the NRA fund raising banquets, programs like this would not be possible.

2013 – The NRA Foundation has again provided equipment for 4-H Shooting Sports to support our trap, skeet and wildlife, conservation and hunting programs. The donation of six shotguns, cleaning centers/kits, hearing protection, eye protection and four cases of steel shot shotgun ammunition will provide safe family oriented shooting opportunities. This equipment will be utilized to support the 4-H hunter safety program, the youth waterfowl, deer, smallgame programs, and a multitude of county and state outreach partner events. Without the support of the NRA Foundation and the Friends of the NRA we would not be able to provide well structured , safe recreational opportunities for these family oriented events.

Contact Information

For information and questions regarding Delaware 4-H’s Shooting Sports program, please contact your county point-of-contact below:

  • Kaitlin Klair, New Castle County, kklair@udel.edu
  • Kristin Cook, Kent County, kristin@udel.edu
  • Jill Jackson, Sussex County, jackson@udel.edu