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District IV Shooting Sports Competition

May 1, 2021

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Covid-19 Disclaimer: At this time we are posting tentative dates and times of the Contest. We are working diligently to try and host these contests, but due to the ever-changing Covid-19 conditions, we will not be able to solidify these details until closer to the contest. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate these circumstances.

Contest Date: May 1, 2021

Contest Location: Rocky Creek Outdoors, Texarkana, USA
4001 South State Line, Texarkana, AR

(Due to Covid-19 Guidelines the location, date, and time are subject to change)

ALL competitions will take place on ONE (1) day – A detailed schedule to be sent out to participants and agents following close of registration.

Eligibility: Participants MUST be currently enrolled in 4-H through 4-H Online and pay applicable entry fees for EACH discipline. Participants MUST be academically eligible according to UIL rules to compete on the day of the contest. Agents please verify 4-H members eligibility prior to approving entries.

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 Divisions: Junior – 8 years old & in the 3rd grade through 5th grade

Intermediate – 6th grade through 8th grade

Senior – 9th grade through 12th grade

Registration: Registration will open in 4H Online on March 16, 2021 and close at midnight April 17, 2021. NO late entries – NO exceptions.

Registration Options: participants may select one (1) or all four (4) events.

  • 1. Archery – $25 entry fee
    2. Rifle – $25 entry fee
    3. Trap – $25 entry fee
    4. Skeet – $25 entry fee

Entries Per County: Each county may enter unlimited participants per age division per discipline.

Release Forms: Each member must complete and submit the attached release forms at check-in.
(2020 District IV Shooting Sports Competition Medical WaiverRocky Creek Outdoors USA Release Form  and the COVID-19 Screening Form

Day of Competition:

  • 1. Bring all three (3) signed & completed release forms – 4-H members will NOT be allowed to compete if release forms are not turned in at check-in.
    2. Each participant must furnish their own equipment – firearm, ammunition, safety equipment, etc.
    3. The range is located in a rural area – you may want to bring lawn chairs, drinks, snacks, etc.
    4. SAFETY is paramount. IF a safety issues arises, anyone can call for a cease fire.
    5. Range officers will be at each range
    6. Coolers are welcome – no concession on site

Participants with Disabilities. Any competitor who requires auxiliary aids or special accommodations must contact the District Extension Office or Denita Young at djyoung@ag.tamu.edu. or note when registering on 4-H Online at least 2 weeks before the competition to request such needs.

Safety and Range Rules:
Disorderly, unsafe, and abusive conduct has no place at the 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.
Individual contest Safety and Range Rules may be included in the rules for each discipline.

  • 1. Safe and respectable behavior is expected of shooters, coaches, and spectators at all times.
    2. NO profanity from shooters, coaches, or spectators.
    3. NO yelling or running at any time on the range.
    4. Participants under the age of 13 must have an adult present at all times.
    5. Closed toe shoes, long pants, and shirts with sleeves (short or long – NO sleeveless) must be worn on the range.
    6. Long hair must be pulled back.
    7. In the event of a severe storm or severe storm waning, a horn will blow three (3) times to signal that all participants must leave the range immediately to take shelter.
    8. Have FUN!

Awards will be presented to top five (5) individuals in each discipline in each age division and top three (3) teams in each discipline in each age division.
Archery may also award a high overall age division in each class.
Shotgun may also award a high overall to participants that competed in BOTH skeet and trap.


  • 1. Country Inn & Suites – 1918 University Drive, Texarkana, TX 903-838-6955
    2. Residence Inn by Marriott – 3900 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, TX 430-200-0742
    3. Comfort Suites – 215 Richill Drive, Texarkana, TX 903-223-0951

This program will follow any directives by the local/county health officials, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service policies, and State requirements in effect at the time of the event as it relates to COVID-19. Participation in this event REQUIRES any attendee to follow those procedures to attend the event. This includes wearing face coverings, social distancing, any other preventative measures mandated or required by this program. Please bring a mask or appropriate face covering with you.


Please click this link 2020 District IV Shooting Sports Competition for more information including the rules pertaining to each of the four events as well as the Medical Waiver, Rocky Creek Outdoors Release Form, and the COVID-19 Screening Form which must be completed and submitted at check-in.


May 1, 2021


District IV 4-H