Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Program
Welcome to the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Web Site! Check here for information on 4-H leader certification opportunities, schedules of events and other information about one of the fastest growing 4-H Projects in Colorado!
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Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports News & Events
Shooting Sports Contest
The tentative schedule for the 2014 Shooting Sports contest is now available on our Contest page.
2014 Shooting Sports Leader Training Workshops
Adult and Teen 4-H Leaders: Registration for the 2014 Shooting Sports Winter/Spring Workshop series will be held online this year. Please visit our Workshops page for more information about workshops and online registration.
This is just a save-the-date message for those of you who have Outdoor Skills/YHEC projects. Fremont County will be hosting a contest (not the state qualifier) on Saturday, April 12. It will be held at the Florence Law Enforcement range. More information will come out in the near future
2014 Flagler YHEC Event (May 3-4, 2014)
The Flagler YHEC Event will also be the state qualifier event for the State 4-H HOS project. While 4-H'ers are welcome both days, those senior 4-H members interested in qualifying for the National 4-H Hunting Contest will need to participate on Saturday May 3, 2014. Please visit the Colorado NRA website for more information:
Weld County 4-H Shotgun Invitational Trap/Skeet/5-Stand
(May 10, 2014)
The event will be held at the Weld County Fish & Wildlife in Galeton, CO. For more information, view the event flyer.
Weld County 4-H Shooting Sports Contest (June 7, 2014)
This event is being held at the South Platte Historical Society Range in Ft. Lupton, CO. Disciplines offered:
- Archery - Compound & Recurve
- .22 Rifle - Hunt, Sporter & International
- Air Pistol
- Air Rifle - Utility, Sporter, 3-Postion, Olympic & Silhouettes (Natl. event) Junior & Senior Division
View the event flyer for more information.
27th Annual 4-H Shooting Sports Family Campout
(June 13-15, 2014)
The campout is held in rustic Victor, Colorado for 4-H members, families, leaders and staff interested in 4-H Shooting Sports. For registration and event information, please view the flyer/registration form: http://www.co4hshooting.org/misc/2014-campout-reg-form.pdf
Youth Spotlight Article
Please take a moment to check out the Youth Spotlight article by Luke Hull, which originally printed in the fall 2013 issue of the Hunter & Shooting Sports Education Journal. In this article, Luke talks about his love for hunting and how it was made possible through the 4-H hunter education and training that he went through as a youth.
Article courtesy of Hunter & Shooting Sports Education Journal.
2014 Colorado National Invitational Shoot Teams
The 2014 Colorado National Invitational Shoot Teams list has been posted and is now available!
To Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Team and those with SS responsibilities:
This spring we will have an opportunity to add members to the State Team. New Team members will be selected based on program needs of discipline and geography. An individual must have 2 years of experience at the local level, and the recommendation of the local extension office. The National Training is April 28 through May1 at The NRA Whittington Center at Raton New Mexico. If you know someone who is interested in joining the State Team please have them download an application from the link provided below:
3rd Annual Shooting Sports Raffle
This year's 4H Shooting Sports Raffle was a huge success over 19,000 dollars raised for Colorado's 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Yuma County led the way by selling over 3,000 dollars worth of tickets. Several clubs had over 1500 dollars of sales. Thanks to all to participated!
4-H Shooting Sports Contest Rule Book Available!
News & Events
The understanding of science and scientific principles is extremely important to the education of today's youth! A well rounded education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) is critical for youth as they enter college and workforce settings. 4-H uses its projects and programs to help youth understand just how important an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is to advancing our society's competiveness in a global market place.
What happens to a bullet fired on the moon?
First, we know that the bullet has the same initial velocity on the moon as it does on the Earth - that is, it exits the gun at the same speed. But as soon as it leaves the gun, it's a different story. First, the moon bullet doesn't have to contend with air resistance - with so little friction, it can maintain its speed longer than the Earth bullet can (it's analogous to shooting a hockey puck across ice, which has very little friction, and shooting a puck across sand, which has a lot of friction. The puck will travel a lot farther on the ice!)
Now, there is the issue of gravity. Assuming your bullet doesn't hit anything (a pretty safe bet on the moon, but don't try this on Earth!) and forgetting about air resistance, the time it takes for the bullet to fall to the ground depends on its initial velocity, the angle at which you shoot it, and the force of gravity.
There are several formulas to calculate how long it would take for the moon's gravity to bring a bullet to the ground (and we may visit them in a later 4-H Shooting Sports Science Blast!). The simple answer is... Neglecting air resistance, the bullet will go about 6 times farther on the moon than on Earth!
You might also ask, if the bullet were fired straight up, could it actually escape the moon's gravitational pull and fly off into space? To answer this, we have to compare the moon's "escape velocity" (the minimum velocity (speed) an object needs to escape the moon's gravity) to the bullet's initial velocity. The moon's escape velocity is about 2.38 km/s (about 5300 miles per hour), but a bullet typically travels at only 1 km/s (about 2200 miles per hour). So take cover - even in this case, what goes up must come down!
Something to think about!!