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Kara Boozer
4-H Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891
karacox2@illinois.edu

Alishia Winkler
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891
awinkler@illinois.edu

4-H in Marion County

4-H in Marion County

Shooting Sports

Welcome to the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program. Marion County offers shooting disciplines of archery, rifle, and shotgun. Youth aged 8-18 can enroll in archery and air rifle, while .22 rifle and shotgun require youth to be at least 10 years of age to enroll. Each discipline is taught by an adult National or State Certified Instructor who has attended an extensive training program.

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 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.