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. 

To participate in the competition: all participants are required to attend two practices, and more are encouraged.
  • Seating is unavailable, so please bring your own. 
  • 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.   If you don't have safety gear, you will not be allowed to participate until you do. 
  • 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:   Monday night practices for Archery are June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26 held at the Bloomfield Airport.
  • 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 Practice/Certification Dates for 2021:   .22 Pistol and .22 Rifle practices will start  at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield on Tuesday night  June 29, July 6, July 13, 20, 27. All practices will end at 8:00 pm, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Shotgun Practice/Certification Dates for 2021: Tuesday night practices for Shotgun are from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, 20, 27 held at the Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.
  • 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)
    .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
    Monday night practices for BB Gun, Air Rifle & Air Pistol are 7:00 p.m. start June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 held at the Bloomfield Airport (54240 880 Rd).
  • 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