St. Landry 4-H Shooting Sports General Rules

4-H Membership

All 4-H Shooting Sports members must be enrolled in St. Landry 4-H and have paid enrollment dues.

4-H Online Enrollment

Shooting Sports members must have a completed a current Shooting Sports Registration form on file with the 4-H Office and have paid the Shooting Sports membership fee by the deadline date October 23, 2020.

Shooting Sports Member Fee: $20

Age Requirement

4-H Club members must be 9 years of age before January 1 of the current club year and must not have passed their 19th birthday on January 1. Juniors will be shooters ages 9 –13 as of January 1st of the current year. Seniors will be shooters ages 14—19 as of January 1st of the current year.

Safety and Conduct

Safety is the highest priority for range staff, participants, coaches, and spectators. Standard accepted safety rules will be followed at all times, special safety considerations will be announced at each venue. The Program Coordinator, Instructors, or other staff may dismiss anyone from the range for unsafe behavior. In the event of a competition, the score may be forfeited, participant disqualified, or spectators barred at the discretion of the Shooting Sport staff. All shooting sports members will be required to sign and turn in a Code of Conduct form before participation in the Shooting Sports program.

All participants, coaches, and spectators are expected to demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship, supporting the objectives and ideals promoted by the 4-H program in general and the 4-H Shooting Sports Program in particular. All participants, coaches, and observers are expected to conform to appropriate state 4-H Code of Conduct expectations or volunteer agreements, not only to the letter, but to the intent.

Dress Code

Members are expected to follow the 4-H dress code rules and dress appropriately for the events in which they will participate. Fully enclosed shoes must be worn for all shooters in all events. Sandals, crocs, or any shoe that does not fully enclose the foot is not acceptable. Members who are dressed inappropriately or are wearing improper footwear will be asked to change or they will not be able to participate.

Equipment Requirement

For 2020 - 2021, members will be expected to provide their own shooting and protective equipment. The only exception will be shotgun shells and BBs. For information regarding what equipment is allowed/ required please refer to the 2021 State Match Handbook.

Discipline Opportunities

Parents and youth are asked to review each discipline as to the participant’s responsibility for appropriate supplies in the 2021 State Match Handbook. Classes are taught by certified instructors and volunteers. It is up to the participant to attend practice and pay for any additional expenses that may occur.

Disciplines offered:

  • Shotgun
  • Archery
  • BB Gun

Updates and Reminders

Announcements and updates are sent out using various media to our members. Practice reminders, cancellations, etc. are sent out through mail, e-mail, Remind App, and our St. Landry 4-H Facebook page. Although we do send reminders out through regular mail, sometimes cancellations happen last minute due to weather, therefore it is strongly advised you also provide an e-mail, join our Remind group, or follow our Facebook page.

Information regarding benefit matches, and the regional and state match are sent out through e-mail. If you would like to be on the e-mail list to receive information please email mrobnett@agcenter.lsu.edu, or contact the 4-H Office at 337-948-0561.

To join our Remind group, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Text @stlandry to the number 81010
  2. You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind
  3. If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @stlandry to (928) 251-0424
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