Date. Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Location. Maxey Rifleman’s Gun Club – Paris, TX; From Northwest Loop 286, follow Highway 79 Northwest approximately 2 miles to County Road 32500, turn right and the range will be on right. View District IV 4-H Shooting Sports Match Locations map.
Schedule. Contestants need to check-in with contest officials at least 30 minutes prior to his/her scheduled match time. Members will be assigned to a specific round once the registration deadline is over. That schedule will be distributed to team members and agents prior to the match. Seniors and shotgun shooters will be given first priority on scheduling. Those that are also shooting shotgun on this day must shoot rifle first.
7:30 am Check-in for 1st round of shooters
8:00 am 1st Heat
9:00 am 2nd Heat
10:00 am 3rd Heat
11:00 am 4th Heat
12:00 noon 5th Heat
1:00 pm Shooting complete / finish scoring and tabulations
2:00 pm Awards Ceremony
*Times and the number of heats noted are approximate and may change depending on registration numbers or weather/contest conditions.
Registration. Each participating member is required to register on 4-H Connect and pay the $10.00 registration fee. Registration will open on April 6, 2017 and close at midnight on April 28, 2017. Agents, please ensure all team members have registered before certifying on the county level. When registering, contestants must designate if he/she is entering as an individual or as member of a member of a team. Each member must also complete and submit the waiver and release forms attached to be turned in at check-in. If the member has a shooting order preference, please note that at the time of registering online. Also note if any special arrangements must be made for your team (Example: Only two can shoot at a time because of the number of rifles, etc.) at the time of registering for match scheduling.
Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV. Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest.
Novice competitors are welcome, but all shooters must be actively involved in a county 4-H shooting sports program prior to competing. Shooters must have received instruction/training on safe firearm handling, safety protocols, and general rules of play from a certified 4-H shooting sports coach.
Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1 of the current 4-H year. Age divisions for this contest are:
Entries per county. Each county may enter unlimited teams/individuals per age division listed above. The top 3 placed senior teams and top 3 individuals (no matter if on a team or not) qualify for state.
Members per team. Teams consist of 3 or 4 members of the same age. Junior members are allowed to move up to the intermediate age division in order to complete a team, but will compete solely in that age division. Juniors and intermediates are not allowed to move up to the senior age division.
Awards. 1st through 5th place individual and team awards in each age category will be presented.
Participants with disabilities. If you need any type of accommodation to participate in this program or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Derrick Bruton at 972-952-9264 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to the program or note such needs when registering on 4-H Connect.
Shooting Classifications and Options
Challenges – Only the shooter will be allowed to review targets and challenge a score. The shooter will have 15 minutes following the completion of scoring of their relay to review and challenge any scores. The shooter must put up a $1 per hole being challenged. If score is upheld, the shooter donates his/her $1 to District IV 4-H shooting sports and will be given a receipt for the donation; if score is corrected, the shooter will get his/her money back. See state rules for scoring procedures.
Safety. There will be safety officers on the range. Their instructions must be followed. Spectators must be kept away from shooters, behind the roped off area, and behind the firing line at all times. Parents are asked to help monitor and police this throughout the day.
* Shooters must turn in the signed waivers at check-in.
* Safe and respectful behavior is expected of Shooters, Coaches and Spectators at all times.
* Shooters, coaches, and spectators are required to provide their own eye and ear protection.
* Shooters are expected to wear appropriate clothing for the day. No open-toed shoes will be allowed.
* Disorderly, unsafe or abusive conduct has no place on the Shooting Sports Range and will not be permitted. Individuals who exhibit such conduct may be immediately disqualified and/or dismissed from the grounds. The match director, 4-H Specialist, and/or District Extension Administrator will have final say in all disputes.
Rules and Resources. The Texas 4-H 3-position small bore rifle rules and scoring can be found at: