The Alaska 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses the positive youth development model to provide instruction in the safe handling of firearms, air guns and archery equipment. Using the eight essential elements of positive youth development identified in the Targeting Life-Skills Model, Alaska 4-H Shooting Sports Program assists young people and their adult volunteers in attaining knowledge, develops self-confidence and leadership abilities, and instills an appreciation for conservation, wildlife, and service. The program follows a standardized format, lists program components and identifies clearly intended learning outcomes.
Some groups focus on competitive events, and others practice basic shooting programs. Contact your local district to see what's available in your area.
In the Shooting Sports project, you'll learn:
Your shooting sports leader will have copies of these rules for each discipline.
4-H Member Resources
As with all of the 4-H projects, volunteers provide the mentoring and backbone for our youth to learn and grow. If you are interested in finding out how YOU can be a Shooting Sports project instructor and/or volunteer, please fill out the contact form at the bottom right of this page.
Volunteering in the Shooting Sports project requires a bit more training than volunteering for other projects. A committed and caring adult should be enrolled as a volunteer in Alaska 4-H, and then complete these steps:
2020 Alaska Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Postal Competition
Event guidelines and registration
Alaska Postal League Program
“Postal League” got its name because participants mailed their targets in for scoring via the U.S. Postal Service. It’s a state-wide shooting match where you compete on your own schedule. Keep record of your shots from November to March, and submit your scores to the district leader indicated on the form.
2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship
2018 4-H Alaska State Archery eCompetition
Upcoming shooting sports leader training:
Level 1 Instructor Training for Pistol and Shotgun, January 25-26, 2020
Out of State
2020 National 4-H Shooting Sports Level II Instructor Training
Alaska 4-H Shooting Sports Level 2 Instructors:
4-H Shooting Sports Disciplines
4-H Shooting Sports Partner Links
4-H Shooting Sports News and Opportunities
Alaska 4-H Shooting Sports Program Objectives