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 in 2017 is $50.00.  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.  Each practice that is attended there is a $5.00 fee collected for each child to help cover the cost of range fees.  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 for each practice of $5.00 per 25 clays shot given to BGSL.  Archery practice is held at Masterson Station Park in the Pavilion on the 1st and 3rd Monday's of each month, starting in April and ending in September.  There is a jar on the registration table to donate $1.00 to the broken arrow fund.  Please click the link to our calendar below for the specific dates for practices.


  • Enrollment for the 2017 Season has ended.  Please check back in January 2018 for enrollment information for next year.

  • 2017 District 4 Shooting Sports Invitational, Saturday, June 24th at Mercer County Fish & Game Club, White Lane, US 68W, Harrodsburg, KY.  22 Rifle, 22 Pistol, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Black Powder Rifle, Black Powder Pistol, BB Rifle, and Archery.  Saturday, July 8th at Central KY Wildlife Management Area, 630 Dreyfus Lane, Berea, KY  for TRAP ONLY.  Registration ends May 31st. 

  • 2017 State Shooting Competition September 9th & 10th.

  • Fall Coach/Coordinator Training: October 6th-8th, 2017.

  • Congratulations to our 9-11 year old Rifle team who won 2nd place in District competition in Mercer County! Way to go!! Matthew Samuelson, John Roberts, Charles Andrews and Anna Schooler

  • 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!!


Shooting Sports Coordinators are Melissa Schwarberg and Karin Dawson.  General Email:  If you have an archery specific question, email Karin Dawson at

2017 - 4-H Shooting Sports Calendar

4-H Volunteer Application