Illinois 4-H State Shoots in rifle, pistol, archery, and shotgun are intended to provide an opportunity for teenage 4-H members to compete with those with like interests from throughout Illinois. 

First, we wish to provide a very safe environment and expect that all participants follow all rules and polices of the State Shooting events.  The events offered at State Shoots are not for intended for beginners as they are the same type of high skill level events that the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships offer.  It is for this reason youth need to be age 12 by Sept. 1st of that year to participate.   

By entry to this Illinois state shooting event the participant, parent and certified leader/instructor is verifying that the youth has demonstrated basic safety, and possess basic knowledge and skills required to participate in this State event.   State Shoots also serve as a basis to select State Teams that will compete at the National 4-H Shoot the following June.  

Click here for General Rules for All State Shoots

State Archery Contest - Register at:           Click here for 4-H Archery State Shoot Rules

State Shotgun Contest – Register at:        Click here for 4-H Shotgun State Shoot Rules

State Rifle Contest - Register at:                     Click here for 4-H Air Rifle or .22 Rifle State Shoot Rules

State Pistol Contest – Register at:                 Click here for Air Pistol State Shoot Rules



Contact for More Information:

Extension Specialist – 4-H Shooting Sports and Environmental Education
Curt Sinclair