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2024 State Shoot

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
General Rules.

2024 Competition Dates: March 1-3, 2024

Competition Location: Bozeman, MT

(Gallatin County Fairgrounds and Big Sky Archery, see below for specifics) 

2024 registration opens January 12th.

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 available. 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. 


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.

If you need to locate your current CMP number or register for a new CMP number you may do so online.

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: b[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.

Event Rules: 

Please, carefully review the General Rules for specific shooting and archery rules.

If you still have questions, please contact:


Squadding and other Questions:

Randy Radke at [email protected] or (406)539-4903



Christy Todd at [email protected] or (406)813-1684

Other Airgun:

Lee Nelson at [email protected] or (406)579-0612


Scott Francis at [email protected] or (406)581-845

Tom Everett at 406-570-8878


Lee Nelson at [email protected] or (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. 


Two blocks of rooms have been established for the State Shoot for March 1 & 2, 2024. 

Lewis & Clark Motel

824 West Main Street

Bozeman, MT  59715

Phone: (406) 586-3341 or 1-800-332-7666

Please visit the online booking engine at to book.  The block is under State 4H Shoot.  Promo/Access Code is 4Hshoot24. This is case sensitive.  The range of dates is March 1-2, 2024.

25 Rooms – Double – 2 Queen Beds - $149.00/night plus tax. The price is based on 2 people per room.  An additional $20.00 per extra person.

Release Date is February 20, 2024


Quality Inn Belgrade

6261 Jackrabbit Lane

Belgrade, MT  59714

Phone: (406) 924-1628

Release date is February 12, 2024

The block is under Montana 4-H Shooting Sports.


20 – Singles – 1 Queen Bed - $99.00/night plus tax

15 – Doubles – 2 Queen Beds - $109.00/night plus tax

5 – King Suites - $109.00/night plus tax

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 years of age by January 1, 2024 and cannot turn 19 before January 1, 2024.

The event will be held on June 23-28, 2024 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. 

Event Locations:

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.

2023 State Shoot Results

View the 3D archery results.

View the target archery results.

View the airgun and smallbore results.