In order for 4-H members to participate in the Shooting Sports project, they need an adult volunteer who is trained to be a Shooting Sports leader. Missouri 4-H offers trainings for people to become said leaders, with trainings that certify them to being general leaders to Hunting and Outdoor Skills leaders. Located under the volunteer heading to the left, you will find the different trainings and the information that goes along with them.

** Please note that you must be a recognized 4-H volunteer in order to register for any of the 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification workshops.

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    Western Heritage and Cowboy Action Shooting Volunteer Training

    April 21-23, 2023 at Dysart Memorial Range in Marshall

    Registration fee: $50
    Registration: Feb 1 – April 1 (or until full) in 4-H Online

    This is not mounted cowboy shooting; no horses allowed! We do not anticipate it ever being a mounted shooting program.

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    Hunting and Outdoor Skills Leader Certification Workshop

    April 21-23, 2023 at Dysart Memorial Range in Marshall

    Registration fee: $50
    Registration: Feb 1 – April 1 (or until full) in 4-H Online

    The workshop begins 7:30 p.m. on Friday with a "hands-on" specimen preservation session.

    Here is your chance to become certified to teach the 4-H Hunting and Outdoor Skills project of the Shooting Sports program. Participate in active learning as you become acquainted with this challenging, yet FUN project. Learn firsthand from the state instructors on how to lead a local/county Hunting Skills program. Experience various teaching activities that have proven effective for youth. Receive answers to your questions. And become part of a network of other Hunting Skills volunteer instructors.

    The workshop will cover topics such as:

    • Wildlife Identification — hides, skulls, scat, tracks, wings
    • Firearm selection — matched to game hunted
    • Map and compass skills
    • Plaster casts of animal tracks
    • Contest event information and tips
    • Dutch-oven cooking
    • Hunting Skills State Team insights
    • Simulated hunting and shooting activities
    • Carmelita Hunt
    • Ballistics
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    Shooting Sports Leader Certification

    Leader Certification will be held in a two part format.

    Part 1

    This is an online training provided by the National Shooting Sports Committee that MUST be completed BEFORE the in-person portion of the training. The cost is $20 per person, and you can complete the training at https://4-hshootingsportscollege.com. This is a ONE-TIME training.

    Part 2

    October 13-15, 2023 at LifeChange Camp in Clinton, MO

    Registration Fee: $135
    Registration: July 15 – August 31 (or until full) in 4-H Online

    Friday night session begins at 6 p.m. and is mandatory for all participants. The workshop will end on Sunday afternoon. Both portions (part 1 & 2) MUST be completed before certification will be granted. Registration fee includes on-site camp housing, if you prefer other lodging arrangements, those are on your own. All meals on Saturday and Sunday are included. Friday will only include an evening snack.