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 19, 2024 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

2024 State Shoot

Opportunity Date Registration Location
Opens Closes
State Shoot: Skeet Aug. 3 June 1 July 25 Gateway Gun Club, Hazelwood
State Shoot: Trap Aug. 24 June 1 Aug. 1 Missouri Trapshooters Association, Linn Creek
State Shoot: Sporting Clays Aug. 25 June 1 Aug. 1 Missouri Trapshooters Association, Linn Creek
State Shoot: Archery 600 Sept. 7 June 1 Sept. 1 Prairie Grove Shooting Sports Complex, Columbia
State Shoot: 3-D Archery Sept. 8 June 1 Sept. 1 Prairie Grove Shooting Sports Complex, Columbia
State Shoot: Western Heritage Sept. 14-15 July 15 Aug. 15 Dysart Memorial Shooting Complex, Marshall
State Shoot: All other events Sept. 21-22 June 1 Sept. 1 Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports, Columbia

State Shoot Ribbon Standards (DOC)

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 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.