Montana 4-H Shooting Sports events provide 4-H Shooting Sports members with opportunities to participate in fun and educational competitive matches in archery, air rifle, air pistol, and small bore rifle.  The State Shoot is open to all 4-H members enrolled in these disciplines, and is also the qualifying event for teens (14+) hoping to compete at the National 4-H Tournament in air rifle, air pistol, or small bore.  Archery and other disciplines have separate qualifying matches.

Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Qualifying Events

The following events serve as the qualifier to participate in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in June.

Age Requirements - Participants must have passed their 14th birthday by January 1 of the current year and may not have passed their 19th birthday before January 1 of the current year in which the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships are held.

2019/2020 dates will be posted to the website as they are finalized

Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

March 6-8, 2020

The Montana 4-H State Shooting Sports competition is typically held in Bozeman the first weekend in March.  This is the qualifying event for Smallbore and AirGun disciplines.

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 2019 Squad List

Shotgun Qualifying Event 

October 12, 2019

Manhattan Wildlife Association and Gallatin Sporting Clays located in Logan, MT

2019/2020 Shotgun Qualifier registration form

Registration due Oct. 4, 2019

Archery Practicum and Qualifying Event


Montana 4-H Archery Qualifier Rules and Procedures
Archery Rules


Muzzle Loader Qualifying Event


Smallbore Qualifier


Hunting Qualifying Event 


For more information and details on qualifying events, contact Scott Francis at:

County Shooting Sports Events

 2019/2020 dates will be posted to the website as they are recieved by host counties.  

2018/2019 County Shooting Sports Events

The below dates are to reference possible 2020 dates- most events take place around similar times each year

Bitterroot Archers

The Bitterroot 4-H Archers Invitational was be held February 16, 2019,

Carbon County Archery

The Carbon County Archery 4-H Club hosted a 10-meter Indoor Archery Shoot on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. 

Cascade County Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

The Cascade County Shooting Sports Invitational was held January 12, 2019.  

Chouteau County Archery Shoot

The Chouteau County Archery Shoot was February 23, 2019

Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot

The Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot will was March 16, 2019.  

Ennis Archery Shoot

The Ennis Invitational Archery Shoot was January 25 & 26, 2019 

Fallon-Carter Counties Shooting Stars Invitational

The Carter County and Fallon County Shooting Sports Program was February 1-2, 2019

Flathead Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery

The Flathead County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational was January 26, 2019.  

Lake County Air Rifle & Air Pistol Shoulder Match

Lake County 4-H Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition was be held February 16

Lewis & Clark Invitational

The Lewis & Clark Shooting Sports Invitational was January 19, 2019 

Marias Fair Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

The Marias Fair Shooting Sports Archery Invitational was held February 9-10, 2019. 

Sweetgrass County Archery Shoot

This event was held February 09, 2019.  

National 4-H Invitational

The National 4-H Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament usually occurs in mid to late June. Participants must qualify at the Montana Shooting Sports Tournament in early March, or at specific events for archery, muzzle loading, shotgun, and hunting.