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Ramona Girtman
Program Coordinator, 4-H
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
girtman@illinois.edu

Joan Tate
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
joantate@illinois.edu

4-H in Jefferson County

4-H in Jefferson County

Shooting Sports

Welcome to the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program. Jefferson County offers the shooting discipline of archery. Youth aged 8-18 can enroll in archery. Archery is taught by an adult National or State Certified Instructor who has attended an extensive training program. In the near future, we hope to add air rifle, .22 rifle, and shotgun.  Participants in these disciplines must be at least 10 years of age to enroll. 
The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program relies heavily on adult volunteers taking the lead in the shooting disciplines and management of the local county programs. County Extension 4-H staff members provide assistance with a number of items, but it is the volunteer who ultimately makes the county program successful. The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible, productive citizens.
The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of shooting and archery and much more. The activities of the program and support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth and conservation ethics.
Whether you're an adult who would like to become involved in the program as a volunteer or a youth who has interest in learning the safe aspects of shooting, the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program is the place for you! Get involved today.