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Outdoor Skills State Shoot in September 2019
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Moving forward, the State organizers are changing the timing for the Outdoor Skills State Shoot. There will be another shoot next month to get it aligned with the other competitions, so the National Team qualifiers have more time to prepare for the competition next June.

State Shoot will be on September 28, 2019 in Palisade, Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex. The registration deadline is September 13. No late or walk-up registrations will be accepted.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Please alert Jackie Easthouse if you would like to go and compete so shooting practices can be scheduled and rooms can be reserved soon. Call or text Jackie at 303-548-6433 or email her.

The Fall trip to Rocky Mountain National Park to hike and listen to elk bugle will be scheduled once we have figured out whether anyone wants to go to the State Shoot.

Pick Up Your Project
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Project pickup is Wednesday, August 7 between 7:00–10:00 a.m. If you’re unable to come during that time, please find someone who can pick up for you. Any projects NOT picked up by 10:00 a.m. will be available in the McKee Building until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9. Then they will be taken to the Extension Office in Fort Collins. PLEASE make every effort to pick up on Wednesday!

If your project received Champion and you wish to send it to the Colorado State Fair please be prepared to check it in Wednesday morning, unless it is a food item. Food items will be submitted on Tuesday, August 13 between 7:30–10:00 a.m.

If checking in your project for state fair this Wednesday, please bring materials to properly box the item for safe travel to Pueblo.

Please do NOT come to the McKee Building and simply gather up your project and leave. There is a check out procedure.

Labeling Projects for Fair

All eRecord books and projects including display boards, stand-alone projects, and other projects must be properly labeled.

Create a label in the following format with this information:

Larimer (636)
Participant Name, 4-H Age
Department, Class
Name of Project, Unit #

Place the label on the front of your eRecord binder or folder, in the upper-right-hand corner. Also place an identical label on the back of your display board in the upper-right-hand corner or on the bottom of your stand-alone project.

Your Name of Project is “Shooting Sports” and the Unit # is the discipline.

Stand-Alone Projects

It is requested that you write a brief description of your item and how it is used. Use an 8.5" x 11" page and include the name of the item as a title, and then how the item is used, and how it was made. Use a large font so it can by read from a distance. This is not required, but it helps the viewing public understand what they’re seeing when they come through to see projects on display.

Here’s an example:


In 4-H, a hip quiver is required. Bow quivers or ground quivers are not allowed. This quiver is made using PVC pipe to keep my arrows safe when shooting and when retrieving arrows from targets.

Judging Sheets for Projects

What are the judges looking for in your display board or stand-alone project? Here are the answers.

The judging sheets for Shooting Sports are available and you can use them as you’re putting the final touches on your project to make sure you fulfill the requirements.

4-H Judging Sheet – Shooting Sports Stand-Alone

4-H Judging Sheet – Shooting Sports Display Board

Volunteers Needed for Interview Judging and Project Setup
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As you all know the fair is quickly approaching and it takes many hands to help with our Shooting Sports program since it is so large. Cindy Buckardt is calling for volunteers on July 29, 30, and 31 to help with setup for interview judging day, interview judging day itself, and then setup of projects for fair.

July 29 / Set Up for Interview Judging

Set up the exhibit hall and classrooms for interview judging day. Start at 5:30 p.m. It should only take 1–2 hours maximum if we have a lot of hands to help. 

July 30 / Interview Judging Day

Start at 8:00 a.m. and get done about 8:00 p.m. It’s a LONG DAY! On interview judging day we need help checking 4-H members in, getting them to their judges, checking in their projects and attaching ribbons, putting projects in the exhibit hall, and then cleaning up the room. If can even come for part of the day, it is appreciated. Lunch will be provided. 

July 31 / Set Up Exhibit Hall with Projects for Fair

Set up the projects in the exhibit hall, check projects for correct ribbons, be sure those going to state have check-in information, and make the building look wonderful. Start at 9:00 a.m. and we’re usually done by mid-afternoon. If can come for part of the day, it is appreciated.  Lunch will be provided.

Please email Cindy if you are able to help!

State Shoot Shirt Order 2019

This year we are doing State Shoot shirt orders online. These shirts are NOT required. You can choose to pay online using a credit card when you place the order, or place your order and then pay in person at interview judging/project check-in on July 30 via cash or check.

All orders MUST be placed by Tuesday, July 23!

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Webb at or 970-214-5646.

Good luck to everyone as we continue our county shoot season!

Shooting Sports Program Awarding Pins
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This year, we will not be distributing the medals that we have used the past few years in the Shooting Sports program. Pins designed by 4-H members in Larimer County will be awarded to all members who participate in a county shoot, and qualifiers for the state competition will also receive a special pin that designates them as being a part of the state team. Pins can be displayed by attaching them to shooting vests, gun cases, bow cases, quivers, hats, or whatever you would like.

To save on funds, blue ribbons will not be handed out. The top six shooters in each discipline/class will receive a ribbon with their placing. The Champion and Reserve Champion winners will receive that ribbon as well. (We will have a few blue ribbons available if you want one.)

All members who qualify for the county shoot and compete will receive a Blue designation for fair premiums, local newspaper reports, and such. Members who take part in the County Shoot but do not have enough practices will receive a Red designation.

The new pins are paid for by the Larimer County 4-H Foundation. The ribbons are paid by the Larimer County Fair Budget.

REMINDER: Hunter Safety Deadline July 1
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Hunter safety is NOT required to take part in county shoot. But it IS required to be eligible for State.

Hunter safety cards must be uploaded to 4HOnline by July 1, 2019.

(Note: If you uploaded your hunter safety card last year, you do NOT have to do it again.)

Instructions for Uploading Hunter Safety Card

You will need a scan or photo of the hunter safety card. 4HOnline can be difficult to access on a phone, so a tablet, laptop, or desktop is recommended.

Log in to 4HOnline for your family, locate the 4-H member, and click the “Edit” button. Go to the second information screen for your 4-H member.  Scroll down to the section labeled “Certification ID Information.” There is a box to enter the hunter safety card number and the date the card was earned. There is also a box to upload the card. 

If you have questions or problems, please contact your superintendent, the check-in desk at practice, your club leader, or Sam Webb (970-214-5646 or