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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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Extravaganza 2014 Was Another Success

This year's 4-H Shooting Sports Extravaganza marked the 30th anniversary of the event and proved to be a success.  4-H Shooting Sports project members, coaches, and parents from across the state converged on the Texas 4-H Center on Lake Brownwood.  The event is designed for beginning shooters and coaches in the various discipline competitive events offered in 4-H; archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun.  The event allows those beginners an opportunity to experience a competitive event in a more relaxed, training environment without the stress and intimidation of an actual competition.  Additional plans are being made for next year's event to make it better and even more fun and educational.  A sneak preview spoiler is the addition of beginning coach events.  Check out the information for the 2015 event that will be posted in the next 4-H year.
Results of the 2014 Extravaganza listed by event, age division and individual are available by clicking here or  by selecting '2014 Results' under 'Extravaganza' on the 4-H Shooting Sports Project Webpage.

Thanks goes out to all volunteers who helped in organizing, setting up, and running this event.  It could not be accomplished with that help.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Advanced Shotgun Coaching Techniques Course

An Advanced Shotgun Coaching Techniques Course will be held August 8-10, 2014 in San Angelo. The course cost will be $225 and is limited to the first 24 shooters. This is a full two and a half day course. The course starts Friday evening at 6:00, runs all day Saturday, and most of the day Sunday. The plan is to bring local 4-H shooters to the range on Sunday to give the training participants hands on experience with their newly learned techniques.  Participants in this course must have been certified 4-H Shotgun Coaches for at least one year and must be currently active with a 4-H Shooting Sports project.  Interested individuals who qualify for the training must contact Russ Arnold to register; 817/690-6194, rga@ss-consulting.org.  Click here for more training details.

Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 State 4-H Roundup Indoor Rifle Match

The State 4-H Roundup Indoor Rifle Match is the only qualifying competitive event that the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Project offers.  Senior age 4-H rifle shooters around the state compete in their respective District 4-H rifle match to earn a qualifying position for the State Match.  District matches are currently ongoing across the state through May.
Registration for the State Match will open on 4-H Connect on April 17th.  This registration is separate from other State 4-H Roundup participation and events.  Counties must be sure that their qualified shooters follow through with this registration to be able to participate in the State Match.
Information on the State 4-H Roundup Indoor Rifle Match can be found on the 4-H Shooting Sports Project webpage (http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/shootingsports) under the title State Roundup Indoor Rifle Match.