The WVU Extension Service maintains a 4-H youth in agriculture program to strengthen the capacity of families and youth to achieve life-long learning and productivity.
4-H Shooting Sports
West Virginia 4-H Shooting Sports. West Virginia has produced some of the best rifle shooters in the world.
What is Shooting Sports?
The West Virginia 4-H Shooting Sports (SS) Program encompasses the goals of volunteer leadership, capacity building for youth and families, and environmental stewardship. The program is designed to:
- give youth thorough safe instruction and training in the use of firearms (muzzleloading, air pistol, air rifle including small bore, and shotgun), archery equipment, and wildlife conservation;
- enhance self-confidence, personal development, responsibility, and sportsmanship;
- create an appreciation and understanding of natural resources; and
- provide volunteer instructors safe and proper instructional techniques and information on how to plan and manage shooting and conservation clubs.
The West Virginia 4-H Shooting Sports Program teaches young people between the ages of 9 and 21 the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, in addition to instruction in wildlife conservation. 4-H Adult Volunteer Leaders are trained and certified to be positive role models and mentors for youth in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program.
Should you, or maybe someone you know, in Youth Agriculture or 4-H Shooting Sports, or be interested in participating as a volunteer instructor, please give call Matthew Schmuck, West Virginia 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator at (304) 406-7014.