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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EVENTS, CONTESTS, & SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES

2015 STATE SHOOTING SPORTS CONTEST - GENERAL INFORMATION - State Shoot (Colorado State Fair)

State Shoot - Contest Dates:
August 22 & 23 - Weekend 1:State Shoot Results
Weekend 2: September 5-7
Download the 2015 State 4-H Shoot Contest Rule Book

Squadding Lists - Shotgun


  1. Junior Skeet - Saturday (September 5th)
  2. Senior Skeet - Sunday (September 6th)
  3. Sporting Clays Senior - Saturday (September 5th)
  4. Sporting Clays Junior - Sunday (September 6th)
  5. Trap Juniors - Monday (September 7th)
  6. Trap Seniors - Monday (September 7th)

2015 Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Information

Members: Contest and Event Information Page
Coaches/Leaders: Contest Entry Packet

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE EVENT
Volunteer Registration
View a list of volunteer job descriptions/opportunities

2016 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
Grand Island, Nebraska

If you wish to have an event posted, contact Sam Lowry at sam.lowry@colostate.edu.

NEWS & GENERAL INFORMATION

4H Mountaineers 4-H Club Receives Donation

La Plata County Guaholotes and the 4H Mountaineers have an excellent working relationship. The Mountaineers have helped the NWTF chapter with the Heritage Banquet, Jake's Day, WITO shoot and chapter raffles for the past 10 years. It's with great pleasure that the La Plata County Guaholotes presents a donation in the amount of $2,027.00 to the La Plata County 4H Mountaineers.

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.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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?

Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports STEM ConnectionsFirst, 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!!