4-H Shooting Sports in Ravalli County

To enroll in 4-H shooting sports, youth must be nine years old on Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year.

Shooting Sports is a safe, fun and challenging activity that can become a lifelong passion to be shared with the entire family. The safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is the primary focus of the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Members will improve their marksmanship skills, have the opportunity to compete, and learn self-discipline and personal responsibility. All 4-H shooting sports leaders must attend a state training workshop and become certified in their shooting discipline before serving as project leaders.

All 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum is only to be used by a 4-H member enrolled in County Shooting Sports programs led by a 4-H certified Shooting Sports leader. No Shooting Sports projects that involve firearms, airguns or archery equipment may be taken independently without a certified leader.


4-H ARCHERY - Bitterroot 4-H Archers

Season: November-end of February on Monday nights

Registration: Closed for the season

Cost: $45 (2017-2018 year)

Includes: Supplies and equipment



Season: December-end of February on Thursday nights

Registration: Closed for the season

Cost: $45 (2017-2018 year)

Includes: Supplies and equipment



Season: Starts Saturday, April 6 for 10 weeks

Registration: due by April 14 or until full

Cost: $100 (2017-2018 year)

Includes: Supplies and equipment



Ravalli County is forming its first Western Heritage Project Posse !!

What is the the 4H Western Heritage Project?

If you could travel back to Montana's Colorful Frontier of the 1860's - 1900, what would it be like? Skills, Manner of Dress, Customs, Food, Occupations, and...Old West Firearms !!

All of the aspects that make us unique as a culture and truly American will be taught to youth in a very personal, hands-on experience and through Living History.

This is a 4H Shooting Sports discipline using single action revolvers, lever action rifles and double barrel shotguns. Open to youth aged 12 - 18.

In order to participate in the Cowboy Action Shooting Portion of this project, members must:

  1. Be 12 years of age by October 1st of the current 4-H year.  (4-H age 13 between October 1 and September 30 of the current 4-H year)
  2. Have taken Hunters Education or had at least one (1) year of 4-H shooting sports range experience or have taken an equivalent firearms educational course and/or pass the safe firearm assessment test administered by a trained 4-H Cowboy Action Shooting instructor.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to safely handle firearms throughout the course of the project in the judgment of the 4-H instructor and fellow 4-H members and parents.
  1. Have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate in of this project in compliance with the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1994.

Contact:  Dan "Badwater Dan" Fison, 406-381-4963 



Are you interested in: 4-H Small Bore Pistol, Small Bore Rifle, BB Gun Safety, Muzzleloading and Hunting/Wildlife?

We need adults to become certified at a 4-H Shooting Sports training and become a 4-H Leader to offer these additional opportunities in 4-H. Contact your MSU Extension Office for details!


April 6-7, 2018 - Billings, Montana

Confidence Grows Here

Upcoming Events: 

a complete schedule of events can be found on the Montana State 4-H website.