Montana State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition
2023 State Shoot is Complete!
The 2023 Montana State Shoot was completed on March 3-5, 2023.
2023 State Shoot Results
We look forward to hosting the 2024 – 29th Annual Montana State 4-H Shooting & Archery Sports Competition!
For specific shooting and archery rules, please carefully review the
2024 Competition Dates: To be determined
Competition Location: Bozeman, MT
(Gallatin County Fairgrounds and Big Sky Archery, see below for specifics)
2024 Registration Dates:
To be determined.
View your entries and payment only.
New entries/changes will not be accepted.
4-H Membership – All 4-H Shooting Sports members in good standing and meeting with the criteria below are eligible to complete in 4-H shooting sports events, subject to limitations imposed by the specific event and the rules for active membership instituted by their state. Official 4-H enrollment is required.
Age Requirements – All Participants must be 9-19 years old as of October 1, 2023 and registered members of Montana’s 4-H Program to receive ribbons or other awards.
To attend the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, participants must have passed their 14th birthday by January 1, 2024 of the current year and may not have passed their 19th birthday before January 1 of the current year in which the championships are held.
Note: Participants must be 4-H members to compete in this event.Participants must be enrolled in High School or lower at the time of the event. This is a directive from the Montana State 4-H Council to insure liability coverage.
All registration will be completed online on the FairEntry website. See registration button above.
See right side bar for FairEntry help sheets.
Registration is organized by selecting from the following disciplines, events and classes:
- Target Archery
- 3D Archery
- Air Pistol: Supported 9-12 or Unsupported 9-15+
- Air Rifle: 3P: Precision or Sporter
- Air Rifle: Prone: Sporter
- Air Rifle: Standing: Precision or Sporter
- Silhouette:Air Rifle or Air Pistol
- Smallbore: Rifle or Pistol:
Competitor MUST be 10 as of October 1, 2023
You will be prompted to select a timeslot for each event entry. With online registration you will be given the timeslot you select. Once a timeslot is filled they will no longer be avaialble. Please keep the location of each event in mind when selecting your timeslot. The cost of each event entry is $14.00. Firing points will be automatically assigned for all disciplines.
Payment can be made by check or credit card. Make checks Payable to Montana 4-H Shooting Sports. Please be sure to include the name of all participants the check is paying for, to properly match up money to registrations.
Send check payments to:
Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development
Attn: Scott Francis
201 Taylor Hall
PO Box 173580
Bozeman, MT 59717
This registration WORKSHEET is available to help plan and complete registration online. THE WORKSHEET IS NOT A REGISTRATION FORM.
*NOTE* REQUIREMENT FOR ALL AIRGUN EVENTS:
We plan to use targets which will be scored with an Orion scoring machine.
Competitors will need to have a CMP NUMBER for identification.
If you have competed before you do have a CMP number already assigned.
There is no cost for this number and it will be used in other competitions. If you are unable to obtain this number, we will do so upon receiving your entry form.
Refunds are offered on a limited basis for those who contact us in writing by e-mail: [email protected] before February 28, 2024.
To receive a refund, you must include all details regarding your child’s name, address, county, phone number, etc. to identify the cancellation and refund.
Refunds will be honored through the Montana 4-H Center and will be mailed after the weekend event has been concluded.
Certain refunds will be approved through March 10, 2024 ONLY for circumstances out
of participant’s control (excessive weather hindering travel, death, or physical injury
that restrict participation). Approval and requests for these refunds need to be sent
to 4-H office with supporting documentation.
Please, carefully review the General Rules for specific shooting and archery rules.
If you still have questions, please contact:
Squadding and other Questions:
To Be Determined
Lisa Strauch, [email protected] 406-388-8315
Lee Nelson, [email protected] 406-579-0612
Scott Francis, [email protected] 406-581-845
Tom Everett, 406-570-8878
Lee Nelson, [email protected] 406-579-0612
Leave message on voice mail machines – calls will be returned during evenings or on weekends.
Please remember that volunteers are not usually available during daytime hours, so please be patient when waiting for responses.
Visit the Shooting Sports event page for a complete list of discipline rule books.
4-H Individual Awards:
Awards will be given to the top shooter in each event, as well as to the top three shooters in each event by the age group entered. Age groups for airgun and archery events are: 9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs, 13-14 yrs, and 15+ yrs old. The smallbore rifle event will present awards to the top shooter, as well as to the top three shooters in age groups as follows: 10-12 yrs, 13-14 yrs, & 15+ yrs old.
Sanctioning of 4-H Competition:
Our competition is intended to provide a friendly learning atmosphere and to promote the 4-H spirit through fun, friendly, constructive experiences. The 4- H events are not officially sanctioned events by the NRA, JOAD, ATA, NMLRA, IBO, etc. Such organizations offer their own highly competitive events. For more information on events sanction by these groups, please contact those organizations directly.
The 4-H National Competition:
Participants must be ages 14 & up as of 01/01/2022, but cannot turn 19 before January 1 of the current year.
The event will be held on June 25 – June 30, 2023 in Grand Island, NE.
Selection of the Air Rifle Team to represent Montana will be done by combining the Sporter scores (3 position & standing) – the 4 top scoring individuals will make up the air rifle team.
The 4 top scoring individuals in each of the Air Pistol and Smallbore Events will be invited to represent Montana on their respective teams.
Airgun Events – Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman
Smallbore Events – Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman
Silhouette Events – Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman
Archery Events – Big Sky Archery, 77 Laura Louise Lane, Bozeman (approximately 20 min from fairgrounds)
Directions and Addresses
Big Sky Archery – 77 Laura Louise Lane, Bozeman
From I-90, exit at Belgrade and head south on Jackrabbbit Lane toward Baxter Lane and Four Corners. Turn west (right) on Baxter Lane, take the first right (north) onto Laura Louise Lane.
From Bozeman, go west on Huffine Lane to Four Corners. At the intersection, turn right onto Jackrabbit (north) and proceed about 2 miles to Baxter Lane. Turn West (left) onto Baxter, take the first right (north) onto Laura Louise Lane.
Gallatin County Fairgrounds – 901 North Black, Bozeman – Greenway Range and Indoor Arena
From I-90, exit at North 7th Ave. Proceed south on North 7th Avenue to Tamarack, go east (left) to North Black. Turn left into parking lot.