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Shooting Sports

Steuben County 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Archery & Air Rifle/Air Pistol Courses Offered

Youth ages 8-18 (Archery) or 12 & up (Air Rifle/Air Pistol) are welcome to sign up!. The cost for these courses is $10.00 for 4-H members to cover the cost of materials. Non-4-H members are eligible to take these courses but will need to complete a 4-H enrollment form as an independent member found on our website and pay the $10.00 4-H enrollment fee.

Registration is due by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (Archery) and Friday, May 10, 2019 (Air Rifle/Air Pistol). Each course is limited to the first twelve paid participants who register. You will be notified if you are put on a waiting list. In addition to the registration form an Acknowledgement of Risk form, a permission and medical release form, and the Code of Conduct form found at will also need to be completed. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 or for more information.

The Archery I Course will occur from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following Mondays: May 6, 13, 20. An Air Rifle/Air Pistol Course will be offered May 18 & 19, 1-4 p.m. at the Bath Rod and Gun Club, 7771 County Road 16 (Telegraph Road), Bath.

Youth must attend all sessions for their class.Archery Course will use the outdoor shooting range across the road from the club. Air Rifle/Air Pistol will be using the indoor range located by the club house. All necessary equipment will be furnished, DO NOT bring equipment from home. Adults are welcome to stay the duration of the classes but not required (after double checking all paperwork is in order). For directions or more information about the Bath Rod and Gun Club visit them on the web at

The NYS 4-H Shooting Sports project fosters responsibility and helps youth acquire knowledge, skills, abilities and to develop social skills, leadership techniques and gives opportunities for community service. The lessons taught in these courses cover the basics and provide the beginning sportsman/sportswoman with a broad, sound foundation for learning the disciplines and enjoying them over a lifetime.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact Jenny 607-664-2576 at the CCE Office.

4-H Shooting Sports
Safety, Knowledge, Understanding, & Skills

Certified volunteer instructors supervise each 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Safety is always a primary concern. Youth and adults are trained to know and adhere to the Ten Commandments of firearm safety.

Knowledge about firearms and the natural environment is featured as volunteers share years of experience.

Skills are developed under the watchful eyes of the instructors. For some youth, these are new. Others improve and practice their techniques.

Understanding is the most important component of the 4-H Shooting Sports Project. It is developed as youth and adults become aware of their rights, responsibilities, and their role in the natural environment


Jenny Groen
4-H/Youth Program Leader
(607) 664-2576

Last updated March 22, 2019