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Arapahoe County 4-H Shooting Sports Project

Welcome to Arapahoe County Shooting Sports! Here you will find current information and updates about the program, as well as required resources to complete your project. The following disciplines are available:

Air Rifle
Archery
.22 Pistol
.22 Rifle
Shotgun
Black Powder
Air Pistol
Outdoor Skills

2020 State 4-H Shoot – CANCELLED – Click here to read more.

New in 2020:
Thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the NRA, the clays for shotgun will be free to members at practices (2 rounds per practice) and more exciting things are on the way!

Scholarship Opportunity for graduating Shooting Sports Members

Jonathan Marr 4-H Memorial Scholarship Application Open!

-One $500.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to a 4-H Member who has been enrolled in Shooting Sports for a minimum of four years.

-This scholarship is intended to assist individuals entering a post-secondary vocational or technical field, such as welding, carpentry, mechanics, etc.

-Applicants will need to submit three letters of recommendation. One from their Extension 4-H Agent, one from their County 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator or Coach and one from a non-relative adult. Each applicant will also need to provide an essay on what they have done in 4-H, why they are applying and what they plan to do in the future.

Mail Application to Margaret Marr at 7108 Highway 34, Yuma, Colorado 80759.

Application due no later than April 1, 2020.

To sign-up for a 4-H project, each youth must join 4-H as a member in a community club. For more information about enrolling as a member, please call the 4-H office at 303-730-1920 or visit our Enrollment Page.

Visit the Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports website for more information on the program.

Learn more

Current Members

The following is required for your participation in the program:

Mandatory Safety Meeting February 1, 2020 @ Extravaganza

9:00 am – 10:30 am 4-H members and their parents must attend this meeting to participate in shooting sports practices and in the county shoot competition. Please make sure you are on time.

We will hold practice for Archery, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Hunting/Outdoor Skills immediately following the Extravaganza Safety meeting in the East Wing of the Fairgrounds. Everyone, ages 8-18 are welcome to shoot.

E-Records and Manuals

Requirements for Practices and Events

  • Members will be required to have their shooting sports project e-record at all meetings they attend.
  • Members will be required to show that their e-record activity logs are current for their discipline(s) prior to shooting. If record books are not current, members will not be allowed to shoot that meeting. Each discipline leader will check this.
  • Members will need to buy their own eye, ear protection, arm guards and finger tabs even if they are using the club’s firearms/bows.
  • Members will also have a green practice card they must bring to each meeting to get signed. It will be the members responsibility to ask their leader for a signature.

Hunter Safety Classes

A Hunter Safety certificate is mandatory to participate in the Arapahoe County 4-H Shooting Sports program. For hunter safety classes and fees, call the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 303-291-7530

Important Dates

February 1 – Mandatory Safety Meeting (Extravaganza)
March 14 – Friends of the NRA Banquet @ Douglas County Fairgrounds

We will need lots of participation for banquet set up during the day and help that evening. The Friends of the NRA is a huge supporter of Arapahoe County 4-H Shooting Sports due in part to our involvement with this banquet so we hope to have great turnout from our members and parents again this year! Info to sign up will be at Extravaganza.

County Shoot
July 11 – All Shotgun
July 12 – All other disciplines

Practice Schedule:
Download the 2020 Practice Schedule HERE

Practices this year will be a little different. ALL members must register for practice attendance in Signup Genius. In case of bad weather or if we do not have enough participants in a discipline, we will cancel that practice and be able to notify those who have registered. Please register early and get these dates in your calendar. Please follow this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4cada82aa57-practices

Trap, .22 Rifle, .22 Pistol, Archery, Muzzleloading
Sorbers at 1:30pm
March 7
March 15
April 19
May 2
May 17
June 6
June 21
June 28

Sporting Clays
Kiowa Creek-Saturdays at  10:30am
March 7
May 2
June 6

Skeet
Golden Gun Club- Sundays at 11:30am
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
June 28

Hunting and Outdoor Skills
***January 26- 1-3pm- Strasburg – email katydidklv@hotmail.com and you will get a reply with the address and what to bring.
Feb 1 at Extravaganza – 11am
February 9,, 1-3pm – TBD
March 7, 1-3pm – TBD
March 22, 1-3pm- TBD
Additional meetings will be added once we get going.

Leader Training

Are you interested in becoming a Shooting Sports Leader or are you a 4-H member ages 14-18 interested in becoming a Jr. Leader? Arapahoe County is host to the state training workshop on April 3-5 2020 and no experience is necessary. We are in need of help in our county and would love to have you join us! More information on this will be discussed at Extravaganza. You must be an approved 4-H volunteer prior to signing up and you will be required to attend all 3 days of the training. Disciplines offered will vary at each training so please let us know if you are interested!

Get the April 3-5, 2020 Leader Training Information Here

Shooting Sports Committee

The Shooting Sports Committee meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30pm at the fairgrounds. Parents, youth and prospective volunteers are welcome to attend to see how you can get involved in helping with this county program!

Fundraising

Arapahoe County 4-H Shooting Sports Club Community Rewards 

    

**Changes**

There are some exciting new changes coming to the program! We have moved to a new system of redeeming the shoppers rewards used on common grocery items we all buy every week at King Soopers and City Market. We will no longer have to remember to pre-load the cards before shopping and can receive the rewards by simply using your King Soopers or City Market Loyalty Card. This should make using the program easier for everybody as the loyalty card will link the community rewards automatically at the register.

We want to make sure everybody understands what to do, and how it works. Additionally, we want folks to know their balance on the pre-loaded cards are still usable but not re-loadable. Now’s the time to use them up and move over to the new system.

That process looks like this. Login to your King Soopers loyalty card account and go to the community rewards page. Once there, you need only to enter our special code (RY536) to link your King Soopers Loyalty Card to the 4H Arapahoe County Shooting Sports Program! Once connected you will start earning money for the Shooting Sports Program on your next purchase.

To link your existing account, or to open and link a new loyalty account, use these websites below.

  • For King Soopers Stores – go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
  • For City Market Stores – go to http://www.citymarket.com

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their loyalty card.
Participants must swipe their registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card or use the phone number that is related to their registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Thank you for your participation in the program. For help or to ask questions please reach out to Kevin Pflug: kevinkpflug@gmail.com

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.