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.

Gallatin Valley Shooting Sports Competition (State Shoot)

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.

March 3-5, 2017

Archery Practicum and Qualifying Event

Park County Rod and Gun Club, Livingston MT

Practicum: April 9, 2017
Qualifier: May 7, 2017

Registration Form
Montana 4-H Archery Qualifier Rules and Procedures
Montana 4-H Archery Rules

Muzzle Loader Qualifying Event

Park County Rod and Gun club, Livingston, MT

April 23, 2017

Registration Form

Hunting Qualifying Event TBD

Shotgun Qualifying Event 

Held each fall at a location to be determined.

County Shooting Sports Event

Check the MT 4-H calendar for event-specific contact information and details on qualifying events, or contact Todd Kesner at: tkesner@montana.edu

Bitterroot Archers

The Bitterroot archery tournament is traditionally held in mid to late February in Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot

This event is traditionally held in mid to late January in Dillon, MT.

Ennis Archery Shoot

This event is traditionally held in late January in Ennis, MT.

Flathead Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery

This invitational is traditionally held in mid to early February in Flathead County, MT.

Lewis & Clark Invitational

This event is usually held in mid-January at the Fairgrounds in Helena. For more information, call the L&C County office at 406-447-8346 or visit the Lewis & Clark County website and check the "Shooting Sports" tab on the left toolbar.

Sweetgrass Archery Shoot

This event is traditionally held in early February in Big Timber, MT.

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.