The 4-H Shooting Sports program is only successful when adults volunteer to work with youth in this project and when youth are given the opportunity to develop safe shooting skills and develop a better understanding of wildlife ecology. To serve as a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader, individuals must complete the Youth Protection process, be at least 18 years old and successfully complete at least one state-level 4-H Leader Training SHOOTING SPORTS CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP in the discipline in which they are providing supervision.
If an adult leader is not certified, he or she cannot provide hands-on or safety instruction without a certified leader being present. A leader may obtain certification in an additional discipline (archery, pistol [.177 pellet and .22], coordinator, hunting/wildlife ecology, muzzleloading, rifle [.177 pellet,. 177 BB, and .22], and shotgun) by completing a certification workshop provided by 4-H certified state training team members.
The next workshop (2018 Central Workshop, Marshfield Area) is scheduled for September 7-8, 2018 and is open state-wide. The registration deadline is August 24, 2018. Please visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hshootingsports/certification-workshops/ for more information and for the link to the online registration site.
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader in Lincoln County, contact Debbie at (715)-539-1077. Funding may be available to cover expenditures to attend training.