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Post Rock District 4-H Shooting Sports

Want to learn proper and safe ways to shoot an air rifle, or bow and arrow? Check out the shooting sports project! Learn more about the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports project at https://www.kansas4-h.org/projects/natural-resources/shooting-sports/index.html

Enrolling in Post Rock District 4-H Shooting Sports
In the new year of 4-H, all youth 8 years old before January 1, 2024 can participate in 4-H Shooting Sports. You MUST be actively enrolled in Shooting Sports via 4-H Online to be able to attend any practice or activity. In Post Rock District, in addition to enrolling in 4-H Online, there is a Shooting Sports project participation fee of $10.00, due to your 4-H Council before you can attend any activity. You can only enroll in a discipline supported by Post Rock District. Tonia Underwood, tiunderw@ksu.edu, serves as our District's certified Shooting Sports Coordinator. Here are the adult volunteers that are certified by Kansas 4-H.

  • Archery Instructors: Tommie Berger / Stede Underwood
  • Shotgun Instructors: Dean Heise / Karen Panter
  • BB Gun/ Air Rifle Instructor: Jeff Cady

Shooting Sports Project Fee Due by December 14
If you enrolled in a Shooting Sports project, it is time to pay your County 4-H Council the $10.00 project participation fee. One amount is due regardless of number of disciplines enrolled in. The project fee supports the special requirements needed to maintain a 4-H Shooting Sports Program in the Post Rock District. If you do not submit your fee by December 14, you will be removed from Shooting Sports project enrollment. You will not be able to re-enroll in the project disciplines until the fee is paid.

Shooting Sports Advisory – Sign up to be involved!
The Post Rock District 4-H Shooting Sports program is growing! Our certified instructors and active youth have secured donations to help grow the program, and there is an increasing number of youth interested in getting involved. In order to make sure our program aligns with Kansas 4-H requirements, we plan to establish a Shooting Sports Advisory of committed youth and adults to help guide the program in collaboration with our certified instructors. If you are interested in being involved, please email Tonia at tiunderw@ksu.edu. We’re planning to have an in-person meeting this fall/winter.

Shooting Sports Instructor Training – Spring 2024
Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports will be having a Level 1 Shooting Sports Instructor training in the spring of 2024. The date has not been set yet, but reach out now if interested in learning about the details! New instructors must be screened and registered as a 4-H volunteer which includes enrolling in 4-H Online, completing a background check, completing an orientation, and being approved by the Post Rock District. You must also complete the National 4-H Shooting Sports online modules before attending the in-person Instructor Training. You can be trained in one discipline at the training - rifle, archery, pistol, hunting skills, shotgun, muzzleloader, or coordinator. You must be certified to be able to instruct youth in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. As our program grows, we are in great need of more certified instructors! Contact Tonia Underwood at tiunderw@ksu.edu ASAP so we can get the process started for you to become a certified instructor!

Upcoming 4-H Shooting Sports Discipline Practices

Contact Tonia Underwood, tiunderw@ksu.edu, our District's certified Shooting Sports Coordinator, to learn about practices with our certified instructors.

  • 2024 Winter Indoor Archery Practices: Indoor archery practices will be on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4, and 18 at the Jewell County Fairgrounds in Mankato. Stede Underwood, certified Kansas 4-H instructor, will facilitate the practices. He will run 2 groups this winter. Beginners practice will start at 2:00 p.m. More experienced archers (aka: youth that have been to a qualifier before) will practice at 3:00 p.m. For more information and to sign-up to attend, contact Tonia at tiunderw@ksu.edu or 785-378-3174.