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Compete with the best shooter in the state for prizes and a chance to advance to national competition at the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition in Grand Island, Nebraska. More than 50 teens will compete in the full-day event. Competition includes both air rifle and .22 smallbore rifle. 

2019 Event

Date: October 12 & 13 at Central Illinois Precision Shooters, Bloomington, IL

Cost: $20 due at time of registration; $20 range fee due the day of the event


  • 8 to 9 AM – Registration
  • 9 to 9:15 AM – General Safety Program and Pledges
  • 9:15 to 9:30 AM – Shooting Begins
  • Noon – Lunch
  • Shooting Resumes
  • Shooting ends around 4 to 5 PM
  • Awards program will be at the end of Day 2 unless matches have been completed on Day 1.

The schedule may change if participant numbers require changes.

CLICK HERE to register after July 15.


The state shoot is open to youth who will be 4-H members during the 2019-20 4-H year and are members of a certified 4-H Shooting Sports 4-H Club in their county in the discipline they are competing. Youth must be at least 14 years of age by Jan. 1, 2020. Maximum Age for State Contest: Youth cannot be 19 years of age or older by Sept. 1, 2019. Maximum Age for National Team: Youth cannot be 19 years of age by Jan. 1, 2020. Youth in their last year of 4-H who were 18 on Sept. 1, 2019, but who turn 19 in September, October, November, or December of 2019 may participate in the state contest but cannot be selected for the national contest.

Contact for More Information:

4-H Shooting Sports Specialist
Curt Sinclair
Photo of boy shooting rifle

Event Information

Oct 12, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019
Central Illinois Precision Shooters
6125 County Rd 1175 N

Registration Deadline:

September 20, 2019