Nemaha County 4-H Shooting Sports

Contests

Youth must complete the BLUE Shooting Sports Contest Entry Form (Fillable PDF, 1 pg, 353 KB) by June 3rd if you wish to participate in any of the 4-H Shooting Sports Contests listed below.

4-H Air Firearm Contests

(Rifle & Pistol)

Date:  Sunday March 31, 2019 
Time:  1:30 pm 
Location:  Wellness Center (601 J St, Auburn)

Participants are required to wear ear and eye protection.

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

Date:  Friday, July 12, 2019 (during the County Fair)
Time:  9:00 am - Noon pm
Location:  Open Area on the Fairgrounds by Rotary Lake

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 us BB ammunition and will be limited to 2 pumps. Participants will Take 10 shots from 5 meters 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 Archery Contest

Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 (during the County Fair)
Time:  10:30 am
Location:  Open Area on the Fairgrounds

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 Shotgun Contests

(Trap, Five-Stand, Skeet & Sporting Clays)

Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2019 (Rain Date: September 28)
Time:  9:00 am (Lunch will be provided)
Location:  4-Star Shooting Range

DIRECTIONS to 4-Star Range from Auburn:  Go south on Hwy. 75 and proceed on 1 mile south of the Stella corner to 717th Rd—turn Right (west).    Go about 1 ¾ miles west, look for the sign on the right side (north) of the road where you will turn north and follow the road to the shooting range.

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

(Rifle   & Pistol only)  (Rifle Silhouette will not be part of the contest in 2019 but should return in 2020)

Date:  CANCELED
Time:
Location:  Russ Smith's (near Johnson)

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