Sept. 21 -- 8-11 am
Practice and sign up for returning members
Oct. 19 -- 6-8 pm
New members open house @ Walker High Pape Johns
Oct. 23 -- 8 am 4th-6th grade
10 am 7th grade and up
Practice and sign up
Nov. 20 -- 8 am 4th-6th grade
10 am 7th grade and up
Practice **LAST DAY TO SIGN UP**
Dec. 11 -- 8 am 4th-6th grade
10 am 7th grade and up
Shooting Sports Camp @ 4-H Camp
Hunter Education Course
Jan. 22 -- 8 am
Feb. & Mar. Practice TBA
State Hunting Skills Competition
Southern Region Competition.
22 Pistol & Rifle
Mar. 28- Apr. 3
Southern Region Competition
Archery, Air Pistol & Rifle, Shotgun
Apr. 25- May 1
State Competition @ WBR/Ascension Parish
June 26- July 1
National Championship @ Grand Island, NE
EBR Invitational Shoot TBA
Ascension Invitational Shoot TBA
The Livingston Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Club is very excited to begin this year’s activities! This year’s activities will be tentatively held according to the attached calendar. All participants must be a member of a parish 4-H school club or a 4-H member-at-large. The last date to join Shooting Sports for this school year will be November 20th.
Shooting sports is the fastest growing project in 4-H. It is exciting and involves activities at many different levels; from the beginner to nationally competitive shooters. We will instruct your child in the discipline they most enjoy and let them try out others if they would like. Currently Livingston Parish 4-H offers the rifle (bb, air rifle, .22), pistol (air and .22), archery, and shotgun disciplines as well as hunting skills. In order for the parish to have a discipline, there must be a certified instructor on the range. We have instructors certified in the disciplines I have mentioned; however, sometimes we must work around their schedules. When certified instructors are unable to attend the shoots, we will not practice that discipline. If you are interested in training as an instructor, please let us know. The state has trainings periodically throughout the year that we are invited to participate in.
If you choose to sign up your child in our shooting sports program, please fill out and sign all the required forms and provide us with your child’s Hunter’s Safety Education number. Also, your child should have their hunter’s safety card with them at all shoots. Hunter’s safety certification is required for all members who are 10 on or before January 1, 2022. Those without hunter’s safety cards will have the opportunity to go to classes to get one. There will be a hunter’s safety course taught in the parish the last Thursday and Friday of Christmas break. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up, spots will fill up and your child cannot compete without certification! All pistol participants (air and .22) must carry written permission to possess and fire a handgun on their person or with their handgun at all times, (this is a Louisiana law). On the following pages you will find a sample permission card that you can cut and fill out.
Along with the shooting practices offered through our club, the state will offer regional and state competitions for students that are interested. You are not required to compete at any event. However, if you do choose to compete you need to be aware that those who are successful at competitions practice at home every day to get better in their chosen discipline.
Those participating in .22 and shotgun may be required to provide their own ammunition at the practice meetings (We will provide as funds allow). As instructors we feel it is very important that every 4-H member who wants to participate in shooting sports be allowed to do so. If the sign-up fee or equipment purchase would cause a financial burden that would keep your child from participating, please see Renette Seguin. Our club has basic equipment in each discipline we offer that your child can use while practicing and we will do our best to work with your family for other expenses. Our club is funded through organizations and individuals that make donations as well as fund-raisers and your sign-up fees. Participants will be required to participate in whole group fundraisers benefitting our program.
This year’s sign-up fee is $40. This fee includes a Livingston Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Program T-Shirt, equipment maintenance, and range set up for practice. This is a non-refundable fee.
Participants that plan to compete can to purchase a competition shirt at Sport-n-Center (hat is also available through the 4-H office). (This is different from the t-shirt you will be getting with your sign-up fee).
To attend advanced meetings such as competitions:
You must have completed 8 hours of 4-H shooting sports training in each discipline you plan to compete in.
You must have completed a Hunter’s Safety training and provided us with your Hunter’s Safety number or completion certificate. (N/A if under age 10 after January 1, 2022).
Your shooting sports leaders and parents must agree that you can safely handle a firearm.
Please remember that a parent/guardian must attend each meeting with the child. No drop-offs. As a safety precaution, only 4-H members, instructors and authorized adults (parents) are allowed on the shooting range. If you bring siblings, please make sure they are supervised off the range. We appreciate your understanding and helping us keep safety as our 1st priority.
You may want to bring chairs and pop-up shade to sit under as there is very little shade on the range. Also please bring water and snacks for your family while at the range.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 4-H office at 225-686-3020 or Renette Seguin at 225-939-3331. We are looking forward to a great year! Thank you in advance for all your help.
Livingston Parish Coordinator
We will utilize Sign-Up Genius for every practice at Kemp Farms. Mrs. Mikaela will email the link two weeks prior to each practice. You must sign-up and come at your designated time.
NO SMOKING, TOBACCO, OR ALCOHOL AT THE RANGE!
District matches will not be counted as practice hours. This is in accordance with district match rules. All members must attend at least 2 practices at Kemp Farms!
ATVs are not allowed at Kemps Farm.
You must be a member of Livingston Parish 4-H through your school or the parish before you can join shooting sports! Registration forms and dues must be turned in before you can enter the range!