The Fayette County 4-H Shooting Sports  club is a program that is centered on youth development, under the direction of certified 4-H shooting sports trained instructors. Children ages 9-18 (as of January 1, 2017) are eligible to join our club.  Our members learn techniques in the areas of Shotgun, Archery, Rifle, and Pistol. They learn to handle the firearms in a proper way. Our members are instilled with a level of confidence and appreciation that will spill over into other areas of their life. We use a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world.


The registration fee to join the Shooting Sports Club for the 2018 Season is $55.00.  Our Rifle/Pistol practices are held together one Saturday a month at Bud's Gun Shop & Range at 9:30 am, beginning in February and ending in September. Our Shotgun practices are held at The Bluegrass Sportsman's League in Wilmore and are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 6:30 pm, beginning in April and ending in September.  For Shotgun there is a fee of $5.00 per 25 clays shot paid to BGSL.  You can give the fee to a coach or coordinator and they will give to the office when they leave.  Archery practice is held at Masterson Station Park in the Pavilion starting in April and ending in September.  The schedule is a little different this year due to some dates that the Pavilion wasn't available.  Please click the link to our calendar below for the specific dates for practices. 


  • Enrollment for the 2018 Season has begun.  The 2018 Information Night will be held on January 16th and the Safety Education Night for Shotgun/Rifle/Pistol will be held January 30th, both at 6:30 pm at the Extension Office at 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY.  The Safety Education Night is MANDATORY.  The Archery Safety Education will be held at the first practice. Please click on the link below to print paperwork to have it filled out when you arrive to the Information Night.  Checks are made payable to Fayette 4H Council.
  • 2018 Spring Coaches/Coordinators Training: March 2nd-4th.

  • 2018 Fall Coach/Coordinator Training: October 5th-7th.

  • Thank you to the Bluegrass Friends of the NRA for their very generous gift of equipment to our club this year.  They granted us new arrows, 3 rifles, and a gun cabinet and enough 22 ammo to get us through this season. We are very grateful for their support!!


4-H Shooting Sports Enrollment Forms

4-H Volunteer Application