Jeffco 4-H Shooting Sports
4-H Record Books are also called e-Records. They can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June/July, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Jeffco 4-H Fair.
General Project e-Records
- Natural Resources (Scroll down to see the Shooting Sports section)
If you are enrolling in a Shooting Sports project, we will need to know the Hunter Education Certificate number on your child’s Hunter Ed card if they have taken a class in order for them to participate in Shooting Sports contests. You will also need to upload a scanned PDF of the Hunter Education Card in 4honline.
2023 Mandatory Safety Meetings
- .22 Rifle (Rifle Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 9-11am
- Air Rifle (Rifle Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 9-11am
- Muzzleloader (Rifle Safety Meeting + Muzzleloader Addendum) – Feb 11 from 9-11am + 11-11:30am
- Air Pistol (Pistol Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 11:30-noon
- .22 Pistol (Pistol Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 11:30-noon
- Archery (Archery Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 1-3pm
- Shotgun (Shotgun Safety Meeting) – Feb 11 from 3-5pm
- Western Heritage Safety Meeting – Please attend the rifle and/or pistol safety meetings
All meetings will be held in the Green Mountain Conference Room at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (located in the lower level of the Exhibit Halls, entrance to the building is directly west of the ECMR; there will be signs).
Shooting sports safety and training meeting attendance requirement:
Each 4-H year every Jefferson County 4-H Shooting Sports member is required to attend one (1) official Jefferson County safety and training meeting (also known as ‘safety meeting’) for each discipline they shoot. While the safety meetings will be offered in May as well, please make all efforts to attend the February meetings! If you are unable to attend, please let Josey and the superintendent for your discipline know (listed at the bottom of this email).
Colorado 4-H requires members to have completed a Colorado Hunter’s Education course and have a valid Hunter’s Education card to be eligible to shoot in any contests. (The Hunter’s Education requirement is a separate requirement and not counted as a county safety meeting and not counted toward the minimum number of practices. If your Hunter’s Education card isn’t uploaded to the new 4HOnline, please send it to Kellen to upload for you!).
The purpose of the safety meeting is to teach, refresh and reinforce safe shooting and range rules and to provide training on the discipline to help advance shooting ability for the members as well as parents\guardians. The safety and training meetings are for parents\guardians just as much as it is for 4-H members. At least one guardian must attend any 4-H event with the member, including the safety meeting. It is highly encouraged that all parents\guardians attend the safety meeting to help everyone understand the project and the 4-H program. We require attendance each year the member is enrolled in a discipline. As members and their families grow each year in 4-H, they are able to gain new details from the safety and training that they may not have been able to grasp in the year(s) prior. The yearly meetings also allow us to share new rules or other changes from the year before. In order to receive credit for attending, you must be present and attentive through the entire meeting and complete the quiz at the end. More Information click here.
2023 Jeffco 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Dates:
- Contest 1
***MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2023: Deadline to Register***
Fri, June 2: Noon – Air Rifle and Air Pistol
Fri, June 2: 3pm – .22 Rifle (2pm check in and registration)
Sat, June 3: 9am – Archery (plan to be present until appx 2pm)
Sat, June 3: 4pm – .22 Pistol
Sun, June 3: 2pm – Trap
Sun, June 4: 5pm – Muzzleloader
Sun, June 4: TBD/late am: Rocket Fly Day
Sat, June 10 or Sun, June 11: TBD – Skeet and Sporting Clays at Colorado Clays
REGISTER AT: https://forms.gle/ubuiy6a9xkTwPcAv8
- Contest 2
***MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2023: Deadline to Register***
Tentatively the weekend of: July 18-19 – 9am – Skeet and Sporting Clays at Colorado Clays
Fri, July 21: 8am – Interview Judging Day at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Fri, July 21: 3pm – Trap
Sat, July 22: 9am – Archery
Sat, July 22: 2pm – .22 Pistol
Sat, July 22: 4pm – Muzzleloader
Sun, July 23: TBD – Rocket Fly Day
Sun, July 23: Noon – Air Rifle and Air Pistol
Sun, July 23: 3pm – .22 Rifle (check in at 2pm)
REGISTER AT: https://forms.gle/4ZaB1mVtRA17pCf87
Participation in contests is optional and not a shooting sports project requirement. You can participate in one or both contests and your best score will count. Members must have attended 3 county practices and the safety meeting for each discipline they shoot in, plus have a hunters education card on file on 4HOnline. Aside from skeet and sporting clays, contests will take place at Thyne Ranch.
2023 Shooting Sports Superintendents:
2023 – New This Year!
Interviews for shooting sports projects will be held with all other projects on Saturday, July 29 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (this is different from previous years where interviews were held with Contest 2). The interview is the formal conclusion to the 4-H project for the year, and is your chance to talk to a judge about what you’ve learned throughout the year, how you did on your goals and what you would have done differently. Each member also needs to create either a display board or a stand alone project (if you’re in multiple disciplines, choose just one discipline to focus on; you don’t need one project per discipline). In order for scores/placings to count in the contests (and to advance to the State Competition), you must complete your project and interview. If you have questions, please reach out to an experienced member, a leader or the extension office.
- Discipline Classifications – Short (click here for more information)
- Discipline Overall – Full (click here for more information)