Nemaha County 4-H Shooting Sports

Contests

Youth must be enrolled in the project and complete the BLUE Shooting Sports Contest Entry Form (Fillable PDF, 1 pg, 105 KB) by June 15 if you wish to participate in any of the 4-H Shooting Sports Contests listed below.

Nemaha County 4-H Shooting Sports Participant Guide 2022 (PDF, 6 pgs, 511 KB) contains important information like contest and practice dates, explanations and requirements for each discipline, overall guidelines, and goals and objectives for the Nemaha County 4-H Shooting Sports Program.

4-H Air Firearm Contests 

(Rifle & Pistol)

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Location:  Nemaha County 4-H Building

All participants must be enrolled in 4-H at v2.4honline.com with the air pistol and air rifle project selected if they want to participate in both or just choose one or the other. Enrollment includes a waiver for parents to sign that must be completed before participation is allowed. This year again we will be shooting in the 4-H building. How many flights we have will depend on how many kids sign-up. We can have 10 kids on the firing line at a time, but we only have so many firearms. If you have your own air rifle or air pistol and eye protection, please bring them. Participation in 3 practices is required to be able to compete in the competition. These practices will also transfer if you want to compete in the .22 and BB Gun competitions later in the year.

PRACTICES:

Practice Flight Sign-Up Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a9ac29a1fec34-airpistol1#/

  • Saturday, January 7th from 1:30-4:30 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 4:30-6:00 will be added if needed)
  • Sunday, January 29th from 12:30-2:00 pm & 4:30-6:00 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 6:00-7:30 pm will be added if needed)
  • Sunday, February 5th from 1:30-4:30 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 4:30-6:00 will be added if needed)
  • Sunday, February 19th from 1:30-4:30 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 4:30-6:00 will be added if needed)
  • Sunday, March 5th from 1:30-4:30 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 4:30-6:00 will be added if needed)
  • Sunday, March 19th ffrom 1:30-4:30 pm (2 flights/3rd flight from 4:30-6:00 will be added if needed)

Participants are required to wear ear and eye protection.

  • Rifle:   Prone - Standing - Kneeling - 10 shots in each position  10 meters:  Target used - AR 5/10     5 meters:  Target used - AR 4/10
  • Pistol:  10 meters – 10 shots at 4 targets/40 shots total  Target used: B-40
4-H Archery Contest

Date:  Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time:  9:00 am
Location:  Open Area on the Fairgrounds

Watch for details on signing up for flights for the contest.

PRACTICES: (Must be enrolled in 4-H and carrying Archery project to participate.) (Practice times may need to change if there are weather conflicts.)

Participants must provide their own bow, arrows and release aids. 

Explanation of Archery Classes

  • Freestyle Limited - Arrows must be drawn and released by hand.  No limit on sights or stabilizers. Release aids limited to gloves, tabs and fingers.        
  • Freestyle - Same as limited; also allows use of mechanical release
  • Traditional - Recurve or longbows, arrows drawn by hand, no sights or marks on bow or string.  No mechanical devices, stabilizers or counter balances are allowed. Only glove, tabs or fingers.

County Archery Contest will consist of:
            Junior (8-11 years old)       20 arrows at 30 yards                                       
                                                       20 arrows at 20 yards                                                   
                                                       20 arrows at 10 yards                         
Intermediate (12-14 years old)      20 arrows at 40 yards                                       
                                                       20 arrows at 30 yards                                                   
                                                       20 arrows at 20 yards
           Senior (15-18 years old)      20 arrows at 50 yards                                       
                                                       20 arrows at 40 yards                                                   
                                                       20 arrows at 30 yards  

4-H BB Gun Contest

Date:  Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Time:  10:00 am
Location:  Open Area on the Fairgrounds

Watch for details on signing up for flights.

Participants must provide their own gun, BBs and safety glasses.  Participants are required to wear eye protection.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to assist youth with loading and cocking rifles on the firing line.  Each participant must have an appropriate supervisor on the firing line.  Air rifles used for the BB Gun Contest will use BB ammunition and will be limited to 2 pumps.  Participants will take 10 shots from 5 mteres in each position Prone, Kneeling, Standing and Sitting.  Target used:  AR-4/10  

Explanation of Sights
Open Iron – Rear sight is adjustable with a notch of variable shapes, typically a “v” notch.
Peep – Rear sight is adjustable, is a round disc with a small hole (peep) in the center.

4-H Shotgun Contests

Date:  TBA
Time:  TBA
Location:  TBA

DIRECTIONS:

  • TBA

Participants are required to wear eye and ear protection.  Participants must provide their own firearm and ammunition.  Participants must have a copy of their Hunter Safety Card on file at the County 4-H Office to compete.

4-H Smallbore (.22 caliber) Contests 

Date:  TBA
Time:  TBA
Location:  TBA

Participants are required to wear eye and ear protection.  Participants must provide their own firearm and ammunition.  Participants must have a copy of their Hunter Safety Card on file at the County 4-H Office to compete.

  • Rifle:  Prone - Standing - Kneeling - 50 feet, 10 shots in each position  Target used: A-17
  • Rifle Silhouette:  Standing – Hunter Pistol Steel Targets - 1 shot each target/40 shots total
    10 Chickens at 40 meters/10 Pigs at 60 meters/10 Turkeys at 77 meters/10 Rams at 100 meters
  • Pistol:  Standing – 50 feet, 10 shots each at 4 targets/40 shots total   Target used: B-8