The Acadia Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Club is very excited to begin this year’s activities. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter Office (157 Cherokee Drive, Crowley, LA). All guardians and members are encouraged to attend. All participants must be a member of an Acadia Parish 4-H school club or join as a Member at Large.
Joining shooting sports is as easy as it is to join online. To join this community club, you must first be enrolled as a 4-H member through 4H Online. Once the 4-H Office has approved your online 4-H enrollment, you will get an email with step-by-step instructions on how to register to join a Community Club through your 4H Online account. These clubs can be easily located under the events tab by selecting register for a new event.
Fees:Fees must be submitted at the same time with registration and will be used to purchase awards, targets, ammunition, arrows for archery, and range fees. All registration fees are non-refundable.
For more information about the Lousiana Shooting Sports Program please see last year's handbook below. The current year's handbook will be added as soon as it is available.
All shooting sports members/parents are Required to join the shooting sports remind text. Sign up for Remind Texts
Parents must assist at all practices, so please come prepared. Parents are required to enroll as a volunteer for Acadia Parish through the online enrollment system. This is something that the state office is requiring for all shooting sports parents.
Fees must be submitted at the same time with registration and will be used to purchase awards, targets, ammunition, arrows for archery, and range fees. All registration fees are non-refundable.
Shooting Sports is 4-H's fastest-growing program area. The mission of the Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes so that they may become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.
Disciplines offered in Acadia Parish are pistol, rifle (.22), archery, and shotgun at the following locations:
A copy of each youth's hunter safety card is required to be turned in with the registration. It is very important that your child receives Hunter Safety Education Training. Members who do not obtain hunter safety certification by December 31, 2022, will no longer be allowed to practice/ compete until certification is obtained. A Hunter Safety class will be held on October 15-16th and January 6-7th. Members who are only 9 years of age are required to attend the course and obtain a temporary certificate. They will be required by Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries to take the course again to get their permanent card. The Hunter Safety Education Certification is required for all members who are 10 years and older as of January 1, 2022.
The Hunter Safety class scheduled for October is currently full. We are taking pre-registrations for the January 6-7th hunter Safety class. This class is ONLY being offered for youth who are participating in shooting sports in Acadia Parish this year. Seating is limited. Please visit the link below to register.
In order to compete at Shooting Sports Matches, 4-H members must complete at least 8 hours of training/practice in their respective discipline. If a child is participating in more than one discipline, understand the 4-H'er must complete 8 hours of practice for each discipline. Please see the attachment below for this years practice schedule.
The schedules below are considered tentative schedules.
Shooting Sports Camp: December 16-18, 2022 - Grant Parish
Southern Regional Match: March 11-19, 2023– Ascension Parish/West Baton Rouge
State Match: April 15-23, 2023– DeSoto Parish/Caddo Parish
National Championships: June 25-30, 2023 – Grand Island, Nebraska
Volunteers play a critical part in the entire 4-H Program and Shooting Sports is no different. Volunteers become positive role models for youth while teaching about environmental ethics, outdoor recreation, wildlife, and personal safety. In order to become a certified Shooting Sports Instructor, you must complete required training in the respective discipline. Contact Megan Sarver or Kayla Segura, 4-H Agents, for more information about becoming a volunteer