The Shooting Sports Education Program began in Kentucky in 1988, mirroring the same program in Texas. The program grew rapidly where now it involves approximately 7,000 youth and over 1000 volunteers statewide.

The program believes that:

  • Youth development is the number one goal of the Shooting Sports Education Program
  • It provides an effective tool for human growth and development for youth and adults
  • It is an introduction to the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment which is a valuable life skill.
  • It trains youth to handle and shoot firearms safely. It teaches leadership and responsibility in a non-formal environment while offering fun activities for youth and adults. While competition is not the main focus, the program does offer opportunities to participate in shooting events, competing in various disciplines and age groups.

The disciplines offered in Christian County are Shotgun, Air Rifle, and Archery. All clubs and events are coordinated and supervised by nationally and state trained volunteers.

Sharpshooters 4-H Club meets on Friday evenings March through September at the Quail Club. For more information contact Matt Futrell at 270-886-6328.

Shooting Sports will be kicking off Friday, March 10th at 6:00 pm.

See the link below for details.