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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!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Expands Shooting Sports Opportunities

Join the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo as they expand their shooting sports event beyond the Shotgun Junior Shoot-Out. This year, San Angelo is adding an Archery Tournament to their list of events. Event details below:

  • August 4&5, 2017
  • Optional Whiz Bang on Friday "Under the Lights"
  • Saturday: Whiz Bang, Sporting Clays (100), and Parent Sporting
  • ***Discount for participating in all three youth events***
  • July 31st registration deadline on iclays.com
Archery *NEW*
  • August 5, 2017
  • Mod-600 round and 30 target 3D round
  • Adult fun shoot of 30 target 3D round
  • 15 HOA Belt Buckles
  • Prize Packages through 5th place
  •  July 28th registration deadline on iclays.com
Click HERE for more information. 

2017 State WHEP and Wildlife Challenge Results

Below you will find the result links to the 2017 State WHEP contest that was held at McClellan Creek National Grassland in Gray County and the 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Wildlife Challenge.

Congratulations to all participants!

2017 State WHEP Results

2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Wildlife Challenge Results

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Outdoor Challenge Update and Results

Since this events conception in 2009, it has grown into a 132 participant weekend, filled with outdoor education, skills, and challenges. On June 16th of 2017, Texas 4-H members arrived in Seguin, Texas to participate in the Outdoor Challenge. Each participant competed in ten events as a member of a two-person team. Teams were divided into age division and team type: Co-Ed, Male, or Female. Events were conducted throughout the weekend, which included Kayaking, Shotgun, Fishing, Archery, Biking, Climbing, Biologist Skills, Safety, Outdoor Skills, and Gear Judging. Each event was scored out of 20 points and every team was able to drop their lowest scoring event. The high placing team of the Outdoor Challenge was a Co-Ed Intermediate team from Grimes and Montgomery County with a score of 164.5 out of a possible 180.  

Even though this event involves competition, participants from the across the state were able to gather and share a love for the outdoors. This event is meant to showcase many outdoor and wildlife project areas that are offered through Texas 4-H. The hope is that students will be pushed to learn something new while preparing for the Outdoor Challenge, and then go home after the event looking for ways to become more involved. 

Below you will find the link to the Outdoor Education & Living Skills page, where you can learn more about this event, and see the 2017 Results page off the contest tab.

Congratulations to all participants! We hope to see you next year.

*Photos provided by Regina Sugg

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Application Open

The application is open on 4-H Connect for 4-H members interested in becoming Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors.  This is open to 4-H members going into the 9th - 12th grades this September and who have been members of a county 4-H Shooting Sports project coached by a certified 4-H Coach during this current 4-H year.  Applications will remain open June 6th - July 6th.  Applicants will be notified of selection shortly after registration closes.

Details on Basic Requirements and Expectations for Ambassador applicants can be found by clicking HERE to open the information document.

Last Week for 4-H Shotgun Camp Registration

This is the last week for registration to the 4-H Shotgun Camp.  Registration will close on Sunday, June 11th.  Space is still available for limited positions.  This camp will be held June 25-28, 2017 in Brazos/Burleson County.

Click HERE for additional details.  Please pass this information along to those who may have interest.

Friday, May 19, 2017

4-H Shotgun Camp

Registration opened today for the 4-H Shotgun Camp to be held June 25-28 in Brazos County.  Registration is limited to the first 60 youth and the first 10 adult coaches.  More details can be found by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer Blast 17 - Callahan County Achery Open Invitational

All 4-H Archers across the state are invited to the Callahan County Archery on June 3, 2017.  Registration will take place on the day of the event.  All event details, necessary paperwork, and a map to the event are found by clicking HERE.

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.