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Shooting Sports/Wildlife Class Registration Process

The Anoka County 4-H Shooting Sports/Wildlife Committee offers a variety of shooting and wildlife activities for 4-H youth in grades 3 and up.  These classes offer 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn about wildlife and develop shooting skills.  Some of these activities involve 16 hours of training and are taught by volunteer 4-H leaders who have gone through certification and extensive training.  All activities are both educational and fun.

Registration: Will be done online and opens on Tuesday, November 6.  Classes fill quickly and are on a first come, first serve basis for 4-H members who have completed their 2018-2019 4-H online enrollment on 4Honline and have paid membership dues.  Register ASAP, as most classes fill early.  Final deadline to register will be Monday, December 10.

Classes Offered:

Air Gun – Held at the Bunker Hills Archery Building.  Learn about safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, and range commands.  Join in air rifle shooting, wildlife programs & recreational shooting.  Classes typically offered in January and February on Wednesdays or Fridays. 

Air Pistol – Held at the Bunker Hills Archery Building.  Learn about safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, and range commands.  Must have completed 2 year of Air/BB gun.  Classes typically offered in April on Mondays. 

Archery – Held at the Bunker Hills Archery Building.  Learn proper techniques for shooting the bow and arrow.  Classes typically offered in February - May on Mondays or Wednesdays. 

.22 Rifle – Requirement:  Must be in at least 7th grade and have completed one year of air gun.  Learn to shoot target rifles, pistols, scope rifles, and silhouettes.  Shooters will be required to provide their own ammunition.  Training is eight weeks typically in May on Wednesday evenings.

Shotgun – Requirement:  Must be in at least 7th grade and have completed one year of air gun.  Learn basics of shotgun and trap shooting.  Shotgun Shooters will be required to provide their own shells and the cost of clay targets will be extra.   Training for nine consecutive Wednesdays typically July thru August.

Black Powder - Requirement:  Must be in at least 7th grade and have completed one year of air gun.  Learn basics of muzzleloader rifles and pistols and throwing tomahawks.  Classes meet April thru August on Saturdays.

Firearm (Hunter) Safety - Receive a Firearm Safety Certificate upon completion of the course and passing the state test.  To be eligible to receive your Firearm Safety Certificate, you must be 11 years of age or older.  Training typically held in March and April on Thursday.

Trapping Class - Shooting Sports/Wildlife committee and the Minnesota Trappers Association have teamed up to provide an outdoor training and learning session on Trapping.  Training for 4 weks typically held in April.

Wildlife Activities - A variety of wildlife sessions will be offered as part of the 4-H shooting sports/wildlife project.  Non-shooting sports members can attend.  This year’s wildlife offerings include:

  • Wild Game Cooking - Learn to cook wild game – February, Project Workshop Day
  • Wildlife Event, Pheasants Forever tree planting – Date TBD
  • Wildlife Event, Pheasants Forever youth day 4-H Booth – Date TBD

If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office at 763-324-3495.

Fee’s - plus a one-time $10 family fee.

  • Air Gun – $20.00                            
  • Air Pistol - $20.00
  • Archery – $20.00                            
  • Shotgun – $10.00 (plus ammunition & targets)
  • .22 Rifle – $20.00 (plus ammunition)
  • Firearm Safety – $10.00
  • Black Powder – $25.00
  • Trapping – $5.00

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Contacts

Kimberly Ferguson
Program Support Secretary
(763) 324-3499
fergu029@umn.edu
Anna Gilbertson
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(763) 324-3497
annag@umn.edu

Related Events

4-H Shooting Sports - Registration Opens

November 6, 2018

Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover

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