The State 4-H Shooting Sports contest will be held over three weekends and at four separate locations (see below). It will be important to note these locations and distances during your registration of each entry in the contest. Registrations are non-refundable.
State Shoot Awards Ceremony
When: October 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Mathewson Exhibition Center at Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MO
Who: Members and their families that participated in the state shoot
All disciplines will be awarded with up to 10 top individuals per age group per discipline and up to 5 top teams per age group per discipline This is a free event with no registration required
2023 State Shoot
|State Shoot: Skeet||Aug. 12||June 1||Aug. 1||Gateway Gun Club, Hazlewood|
|State Shoot: 3-D Archery||Aug. 19||June 1||Aug. 1||United Sportsmen’s Club, Jefferson City|
|State Shoot: Trap||Aug. 26||June 1||Aug. 1||Missouri Trapshooters Association, Linn Creek|
|State Shoot: Sporting Clays||Aug. 27||June 1||Aug. 1||Missouri Trapshooters Association, Linn Creek|
|State Shoot: Western Heritage||Sept. 9-10||July 15||Aug. 15||Dysart Memorial Shooting Complex, Marshall|
|State Shoot: All other events||Sept. 16-17||June 1||Sept. 1||Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports, Columbia|
4-H youth enrolled in the Shooting Sports project can participate in the State Shoot in any division. Registration must be done using your 4-H Online profile in FairEntry.com with the exception of Western Heritage, which takes place through the 4-HOnline site from July 15 – August 15. Registration opens on June 1, and the deadline for all August events is Aug. 1. The deadline for all September 16-17 events is Sept. 1.
4-H members will be considered eligible to participate in the Missouri 4-H State Shooting Sports State Match if they, and the county program, meet these requirements:
- Contestants must have completed the project that he or she is competing in as of the registration deadline for the event they are signing up for and must be enrolled in the discipline entered.
- Each youth must qualify for state competition for each individual event by participating in a contest with the same rules as the state contest (see qualifying requirements below).
- By their signature, the county youth specialist or youth program assistant is verifying that these requirements have been met.
Participation in an actual or simulated/mock contest under the instruction of an adult leader that is 4-H certified (certification current) is required for members to enter the state contest. The member must shoot the same course of fire, in the same event in the simulated contest as he or she will enter in the state contest. This may be an "official" county shoot, another county's shoot or simply a mock contest under the supervision of the certified leader. The same target, same distance, same rules, same range setup and same safety requirements as the state contest must be followed.
A full list of the rules and requirements for the 4-H State Shoot can be found in the supplemental materials below, as well as directions, ribbon standards and how youth recognition at the county level works.
Rules and resources