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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

La Salle County 4-H Shooting Sports Kicks off enrollment!

If you love being outdoors, you’ll love the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Get ready because this project is hands on. Pick one or all of the disciplines 4-H offers: archery, shotgun, rifle ( 22 and air).  What makes our program different? 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs are founded on the principles of Positive Youth Development ... and that means our goal is on the youth first to ensure they feel welcome in our program, they grow in leadership independence and they are inspired to be generous in service to others, as they master skills in the shooting project. Don't get us wrong; the skills of shooting matter, it's just, the young person matters more.

4-H Shooting Sports clubs are made up of young people and trained adults who share an interest in shooting sports. The club meets at least six times during the 4-H year, but many meet several more times. Because safety is important, the 4-H Shooting Sports project is only available to members enrolled in an organized 4-H Shooting Sports Club and cannot be taken as an individual project.


University of Illinois Extension- LaSalle County 4-H Shooting Sports program offers shooting disciplines of archery, rifle (.22 and air) and shotgun. Each local program is guided by a Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator. The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program is part of the National 4-H Shooting program.


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.


If you would like more information about this program, contact the University of Illinois Extension, La Salle County Office at 815-433-0707.

Local Contact: Toni Pienta, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,