Conservation Education / 4-H Shooting Sports
Focusing on Youth Development
The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and conservation ethics.
The most successful youth programs are ones that are directed at the local level by volunteers. 4-H brings people together and promotes a spirit of cooperation. The Shooting Sports program fosters responsibility and helps youth acquire knowledge, skills, abilities and to develop social skills, leadership techniques, and gives opportunities for community service. Anyone can be a successful shooter! There are no limitations imposed by age, sex, or physical abilities, and shooting activities can last a lifetime.
University of Maine 4-H Shooting Sports partners with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.