4-H 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.

Enrollment will be through the 4-H shooting sports Youth Development Extension Agent for your county. See the "Contact Information" section to locate your county Agent.


2020 Delaware 4-H Indoor Archery State Championship


Resources for Leaders and Members


Recreational Shooting Sites With Certified 4-H Instructors


Great News for the Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports!

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.

Targets lined up for an archery competition.

Competitive and Non-Competitive Events in Shooting Sports


  • Archery Competition at the Delaware State Fair
  • Upcoming 4-H State Archery Match
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Leadership Institute


Learn more

Contact information


For information and questions regarding Delaware 4-H’s Shooting Sports program, please contact: