Shooting Sports Program

Knox County 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Knox County 4-H Enrollment -
To participate in the Knox County Shooting Sports Program, 4-H members must be enrolled in the 4-H Online Program at this site https://ne.4honline.com  by the deadline of June 15. Membership dues also need to be paid by June 15. Youth can enroll anytime during the year, but all youth must be enrolled with the UNL Extension 4-H Office in Knox County by June 15 and membership dues paid to exhibit at the Knox County Fair or before any competitive 4-H events that year. Competitive events include all Shooting Sports Practices and Contests. 

NEW - Update on Shooting Sports Practices and Contests:

With the added restrictions we are facing due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, here are the following guidelines we are implementing for the 2020 Shooting Sports Program. Parents/Guardians understand you have the option to have your youth attend practices and competitions and understand there are potential risks for exposure to Covid-19.  We also ask parents/guardians please attend to make sure adults and participants are distancing appropriately.  We are seeking help to make this a positive and most importantly, safe environment for our shooting sports community.  All of these guidelines are subject to change, please frequently check your e-mail and the ‘Knox County Shooting Sports 4-H Club’ Facebook page for the most recent updates. 

  • To participate in the competition: all participants are required to attend one practice, and more are encouraged.
  • Restrooms will be unavailable.
  • Seating is unavailable, so please bring your own.  (Please practice social distancing)
  • We encourage you to bring firearm cases, racks will not be available. Also please bring your own shell holders and belts.
  • Make sure you show up with your firearm ready to operate and all of your safety gear.
  • SAFETY GLASSES AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED.  Please do not share safety gear. There will be no extra safety gear available to borrow! If you don't have safety gear, you will not be allowed to participate until you do. 
  • Masks will be encouraged (please bring your own) at the sign-in/ammo purchasing table. 
  • Tuesday night practices for Shotgun are from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. starting June 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th held at the Fairgrounds
    • Contact: Keith Byerly at: 402-360-4187 or Larry Kotrous at: 402-394-7747
  • Monday night practices for BB Gun, Air Rifle & Air Pistol are 7:00 p.m. starting July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3 held at the Bloomfield Airport
    • Contact: Eric Fuchtman at: 402-394-8201 or Chase Ruzicka at: 402-358-0844
  • The Archery, .22 Rifle & .22 Pistol Practices and Contests have been cancelled for 2020.  We encourage participants in any shooting sports discipline to participate in the Shooting Sports Exhibits, such as the Educational Display.   For example: ‘The 11 Steps to Archery Success’.

ARCHERY PROGRAM

  • Archery Practice/Certification Dates:   
  • All shooters must attend at least two (2) certification practices with a Knox County 4-H certified leader during the current competition year.
  • Official Contest - Sunday, August 8, 2021, Knox County Fairgrounds, Bloomfield 
  • For more information, contact the Knox County Extension (402-288-5611) or the following certified leaders: Kevin Millikan (402-640-3322), Randy Ohlfest (402-373-4734) or Bret Ketelsen (402-360-0427).
     

.22 RIFLE, .22 PISTOL and SHOTGUN PROGRAM

  • .22 Rifle, .22 Pistol & Shotgun Practice/Certification Dates for 2021:   Shotgun practices will start at 6:00 pm; .22 Pistol and .22 Rifle practices will start  at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.  All practices will end at 8:30 pm, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All shooters must attend at least two (2) certification practices with a Knox County 4-H certified leader during the current competition year.
  • .22 Pistol Contest - Saturday, August 7, 2021, time TBA, Knox County Fairgrounds, Bloomfield
  • .22 Rifle & Shotgun Official Contests -   Saturday, August 7, 202, Knox County Fairgrounds, Bloomfield
  • Shotgun Shells - Shells will again be available for a charge.
  • .22 Shells -.22 LR rifle shells will be available for purchase.
  • Ear & Eye Protection - All .22 and shotgun shooters will be reponsible for their own ear and eye protection. No shooter will be allowed to shoot without ear & eye protection. This is for the health and safety of the shooter.
  • For more information, contact the Knox County Extension (402-288-5611) or the following certified leaders:
    .22 Rifle - Steve Barney (402-373-4494/402-373-2452), Bob Thiele (402-238-4636)
    .22 Pistol - Steve Barney (402-373-4494/373-2452), Don Henery (402-288-4250)
    Shotgun - Larry Kotrous (402-394-7747), Keith Byerly (402-360-4187), Jerry Goldfuss (402-493-8520)
     
BB GUN, AIR RIFLE & AIR PISTOL PROGRAM
  • Practice/Certification Dates for 2021
    All practices start at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Bloomfield Airport (54240 880 Rd)  in conjunction with archery practices. 
  • All shooters must attend at least two (2) certification practices with a Knox County 4-H certified leader during the current competition year.
  • BB Gun, Air Rifle & Air Pistol Official Contests - Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Knox County Fairgrounds, Bloomfield
  • Eye Protection for BB Gun & Air Rifle - All shooters will be responsible for  their eye protection.
  • For more information, contact the Knox County Extension (402-288-5611) or the following certified leaders:
    BB Gun & Air Rifle - Eric Fuchtman (402-394-8201), Chase Ruzicka (402-358-0844)
    Air Pistol - Chase Ruzicka (402-358-0844)


Knox County Fairbook Guidelines on Shooting Sports Contests

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Program