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.

Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

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.

2019 Squad List

March 1-3, 2019 Visit page for complete information. 

Archery Practicum and Qualifying Event

Park County Rod and Gun Club, Livingston MT

Practicum: April 14, 2019
Qualifier: May 5, 2019


Montana 4-H Archery Qualifier Rules and Procedures
Archery Rules


Muzzle Loader Qualifying Event

Park County Rod and Gun club, Livingston, MT

April 28, 2019


Smallbore Qualifier

Manhattan Wildlife Association, Logan, MT

Saturday, October 13, 2018

      *Cancelled.  The Smallbore Qualifier will be held at the state shoot in

        Bozeman, March 1-3.

Hunting Qualifying Event TBD

Shotgun Qualifying Event 

Manhattan Wildlife Association, Logan, MT


       Registration Form

County Shooting Sports Events

Check the MT 4-H calendar for event-specific contact information and details on qualifying events, or contact Scott Francis at:

*Registration information and dates for county shoots and invitationals are posted as they are made available.

Bitterroot Archers

The Bitterroot 4-H Archers Invitational will be held February 16, 2019, in Stevensville, MT.  Registration is due February 1st, 2019.

Carbon County Archery

The Carbon County Archery 4-H Club will host a 10-meter Indoor Archery Shoot on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.  Registration is due Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Cascade County Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

The Cascade County Shooting Sports Invitational will be held January 12, 2019.  Registration must be post marked by January 4, 2019. 

Registration for the 2018-2019 Cascade County 4-H Archery Shooting Sports POSTAL Tournament must be received by January 11, 2019.

Chouteau County Archery Shoot

The Chouteau County Archery Shoot will be February 23, 2019, in Fort Benton, MT.  Registration needs to be received by February 16.

Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot

The Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot will be held March 16, 2019.  Registration is due March 5th.

Ennis Archery Shoot

The Ennis Invitational Archery Shoot will be January 25 & 26, 2019 in Ennis, MT.  Registration is due by January 22.

Fallon-Carter Counties Shooting Stars Invitational

The Carter County and Fallon County Shooting Sports Program would like to invite you to the 6th Annual 4-H Shooting Stars Invitational.  February 1-2, 2019 in Baker, MT.  Registration is due by January 25. 

Flathead Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery

The Flathead County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational is January 26, 2019.  Entry forms need to be postmarked by january 16, 2019.  There will be a $2.00 late fee for entries postmarked after this date.

Lake County Air Rifle & Air Pistol Shoulder Match

Lake County 4-H Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition will be held February 16, 2019, in Ronan.  Registration is due by February 8th. 

Lewis & Clark Invitational

The Lewis & Clark Shooting Sports Invitational will be January 19, 2019 in Helena. This year registration is online.  For more information, call the L&C County office at 406-447-8346 or visit the Lewis & Clark County website.

Marias Fair Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

February 9-10, 2019 in Shelby, MT.  Youth in the four counties of the Marias Fair (Blackfeet, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Toole) need to sign up by January 25th.  Registration fees must be in the Glacier Extension office by January 25th.

Youth from other counties need to register by February 1st.  Registrations will be taken up the day of the tournament, but time slots will be given as available on a first come basis.

Go to the website,  and create a login with e-mail address, name, and a password.  One login for an entire family is fine. 

Sweetgrass County Archery Shoot

This event will be held February 09, 2019.  Registration is due by Februaty 5th.

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.