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4-H... More than cows, pigs, and chickens! Texas 4-H Natural Resources is the home of projects and programs such as shooting sports, sportfishing, WHEP, wildlife, and more outdoor and natural resources related activities and events!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Registration Closing for the 2017 4-H WHEP State Contest

Registration for the 2017 4-H WHEP State Contest will close on April 16th at midnight.  Registration is currently open on 4-H Connect.  This contest will be held on April 29-30 on the McClellan Creek National Grasslands in Gray County.  Complete information can be found by clicking HERE (Contest Information) and HERE (Contest Rules and Procedures).

USA Shooting State Junior Olympics Skeet Championship

The USA Shooting State Junior Olympics Skeet Championship will be sponsored by the Brazos 4-H Sportsman Club and will be held at their range (Boswell Porter 4-H Shotgun Range) in Snook on May 6, 2017.  Complete details and entry information can be found by clicking HERE.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2017 Cherokee County 4-H Shooting Sports Light Rifle Match

This annual .22 light rifle Sweetheart Match will be held February 18, 2017 at the Dogwood Hills Gun Club in Flint, Texas.  Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.  Entries are limited to the first 100 shooters at $25/entry.  Registration is online.  For more details click HERE.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 Ellis County 4-H Open Invitational Archery Tournament

 The 8th Annual Ellis County 4-H Open Invitational Archery Tournament will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Ellis County Youth Expo Building.  The address is 2300 West Highway 287 By-Pass, Waxahachie, 75165.

The registration fee is $20 per 4-H member ($30 per non 4-H member).  Registration deadline is  February15, 2017.   Registration forms, rules, and all other details are available by clicking https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzVRTVQGAc1hWUVsNThKV3pMaEU/view?usp=sharing.

Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project State Contest

The 2017 State Contest for the Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) will be held April 29-30 at the McClellan Creek National Grassland in Gray County outside of Pampa.  This contest will focus on the Great Plains Grassland - Shortgrass Prairie region found in the WHEP Manual.  This is the region of study for youth preparing for the contest.  The McClellan Creek National Grassland is operated by the USDA Forest Service and offers a wild land managed for wildlife and recreation and more can be learned about this area by visiting this site,  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cibola/recarea/?recid=64104.
More details about the 4-H WHEP State Contest can be found by clicking here..

Practice Wildlife Contest to be held in Red Oak, Ellis County

A Practice Wildlife Contest will be held February 11th in Red Oak (Ellis County) to help 4-H members and adults working in a 4-H Wildlife Project and interested in learning more about the various associated contests.  This one day Practice Contest will take youth and adult participants through activities within the various contests and provide explanation following each so that participants better understand how the rules and procedures and how to prepare.
Registration for this Practice Contest is open on 4-H Connect for youth and adults.  Lunch will be served as part of registration.  More details are available by clicking here.

Fort Worth Stock Show Wildlife Contest

Forty two 4-H members from across the state participated in the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show Wildlife Contest.  This is the second year of the contest sponsored by the Fort Worth Stock Show providing our youth with another opportunity to study and learn more about their Wildlife Project.  The contest is hosted by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) located across the street from the Stock Show.  The staff of BRIT open their building and grounds to the contest.  Their grounds and the associated Fort Worth Botanical Gardens will provide many years of diverse wildlife habitat to use in this contest.  All contestants and their coaches and parents, who worked with the youth to learn about wildlife and their habitats, should be congratulated on participating well and putting forth their best efforts that day.  The real goal in events such as these is to get the youth to learn about the subject matter and enrich their basic knowledge base.  Any information learned in a 4-H wildlife project will enhance an individual's understanding and appreciation of our natural world creating a life long steward of that resource.  In that end, we are all successful and richer.  To read more and view some good photos see the Fort Worth Star Telegram coverage.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training - Wichita County


FOR: District 3 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Certification Training

TO BE HELD: November 12-13, 2016 in Wichita County

NEW DEADLINE:  Sunday, November 6, 2016 at midnight

REGISTER AT:  https://texas.4honline.comLook for “2016 District 3 Shooting Sports Coaches Training”

********Note that volunteers must first have completed online training, have be screened, and payment cleared before their enrollment is complete on 4-H Connect. They will not be able to start the event registration process until enrollment approval and payment have been made. To insure enrollment payments are processed quicker, volunteers should pay with the credit / debit card payment. Checks at this point will only hold up your process.  Any registrations incomplete at the time registrations closes on the 6th will not be processed.

Please pass along to any agents, volunteers and or coaches needing to be certified.

Kelli Lehman
Extension Program Specialist – 4-H Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
PO Box 2159 | Vernon, TX  76385-2159
p: (940) 552-9941  ext 223

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2017 Shooting Sports Texas Teams Application

The application for 2017 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Teams to represent Texas at the Shooting Sports National Invitational summer 2017 will be open on 4-H Connect August 15-October 11.

Youth must re-enroll and be approved as an active 4-H member on 4-H Connect for the 2016-17 4-H year to be able to access the application.

Details regarding the application process can be found HERE

Please direct any questions to the State Office

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bowhunter Education Class

Wilson County Archery Project is hosting a Bowhunter Education Class August 19 and 20, 9am-4pm.

For detailed information and registration form, click HERE