Shooting Sports

Welcome to the Lafayette County Shooting Sports Page

Lafayette County Shooting Sports Disciplines: Archery, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, .22 Pistol, Shotgun

**IF you are interested in participating, please update your 4-H projects in 4-H Online or reach out to the Extension Office to be placed on the rosters to receive the email notifications for practices.


Shotgun/Trap Clinics started JUNE 2024!!

June 5, 2024               June 12, 2024                  June 26, 2024                       TBD

***Pre-registrations for each clinic are emailed to enrolled participants.

Shotgun/Trap – June 5, 2024 ~ Argyle Rod & Gun Club

4-H youth demonstrating shotgun/trap shooting stances

Shotgun/Trap – June 12, 2024 ~ Argyle Rod & Gun Club

3 4-H Youth Shooting Trap


.22 Rifle/.22 Pistol Clinics will start in MAY 2024!!

May 3, 2024                 May 17, 2024                    May 24, 2024                    May 31, 2024

***Pre-registrations for each clinic are emailed to enrolled participants.

.22 Rifle – May 3, 2024

.22 Rifle/.22 Pistol – May 17, 2024

.22 Rifle/.22 Pistol – May 24, 2024

Youth practice shooting .22 rifle and .22 pistol

.22 Rifle/.22 Pistol – May 31, 2024

Youth practicing .22 rife and .22 pistol



Air PISTOL Clinics will start in MARCH 2024!!

March 22, 2024                 March 29, 2024                March 30, 2024                April 5, 2024                 April 6, 2024

April 12, 2024                   April 26, 2024 

***Pre-registrations for each clinic will be emailed to enrolled participants.

Air Pistol – March 22, 2024

Air Pistol – March 30, 2024

Air Pistol – April 26, 2024

Air Pistol – May 3, 2024



Gun Clinic Dates: Air Rifle Clinics will start on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024!!
Gun Clinic Location – Darlington Gun Club ~ 148 Gun Club Rd. Darlington

February 9, 2024          February 16, 2024                February 17, 2024                February 24, 2024                March 1, 2024              March 2, 2024                     March 15, 2024

***Pre-registrations for each clinic will be emailed to enrolled participants.

Air Rifle – Beginning

Air Rifle – Prone Position

Air Rifle – March 1, 2024 – Beginning

Air Rifle – March 1, 2024 – Prone

Air Rifle – March 1, 2024 – Kneeling

Air Rifle – March 2, 2024 – Kneeling

Air Rifle – March 15, 2024 – Prone


Air Rifle – March 15, 2024 – Kneeling

Air Rifle – March 15, 2024 – Standing




We would love to deeply express our gratitude and appreciation to Darlington American Legion Post 214!
The Post for this upcoming year will be lending out the Post Air Rifles for the Lafayette County Shooting Sports Program to use! They also gave a very generous donation of targets and ammunition for the Lafayette County 4-H to use in their trainings and practices.
Left to Right ( 4-H Leader/Shooting Sports coordinator, Ryan Kammerud. American Legion Post 214 member Dave Heins, and Post 214 Commander Ron Lumaye.)
Words from the Darlington American Legion Post 214 “Darlington American Legion Post 214 believes in aiding the Children and Youth in any way we can.”


Archery Clinic Dates have been set for 2024!!           

Archery Clinic Location – Belmont School District ~ 646 E. Liberty St. Belmont  (Upper Gym – Starting at 1:00 p.m.)

January 7, 2024                 January 28, 2024                  February 18, 2024                  March 17, 2024 

January 21, 2024               February 4, 2024                  March 10, 2024                       April 21, 2024 

May 5, 2024 **FAIR SHOOT**

May 5, 2024 at Belmont High School gym at 1:00pm

FAIR SHOOT!!  We will be shooting the 150-round with paper targets for our last practice.  The 4-H Archery Coordinator will keep the paper targets to display in the floral hall during the fair. 4-H members will be able to take them home with their floral hall exhibits when they are released at the end of the fair.  A group picture will be taken! 😊

  Congratulations to the 4-H Archery participants who successfully competed in the Fair Shoot on Sunday, May 4, 2024.



July 7, 2024 at the Shullsburg Conservation Club, (in the morning)

Start time and information will be coming for this section. This section is shooting 3-D targets in the woods in small groups (2-4 members). A practice schedule is being worked on and will be emailed out when it’s finalized.

***We will have the club bows and arrows at both events. Members do not need to shoot both events, but it is encouraged!***


January 7, 2024 – (Candids)

January 28, 2024 – (Candids)


Shooting Sports Expectations, Emergency, and Release & Consent Forms

Lafayette County Shooting Sports Member & Family Expectations

Agreement for Indemnification Release & Consent for Emergency Treatment – Shooting Sports

Emergency Contact Form


 Whistle Commands

**Follow the whistle commands given by the range commander. If you are not familiar with the whistle commands
ask the range commander to give verbal commands with the whistle blasts until you are familiar with them.

VERBAL: “Archers to the shooting line.”
(Meaning: Pick up the bow and move into position on the shooting line. Do not pick up the arrows.)

VERBAL: “Begin Shooting”
(Meaning: Archers may take the arrows out of the quivers and begin shooting.)

VERBAL: “Walk forward and get your arrows,”
(Meaning: Archers have completed shooting. All archers have set their bows down and are standing
behind the waiting line. They may now go forward to the target line and pull their arrows.)


WHISTLE: FIVE OR MORE BLASTS (series of blasts)
(Meaning: Immediately let down and put arrows back in the quiver, and step tack behind the
waiting line. There is an emergency on the range.)


                                                                       Parts of a Bow



                                                                      Parts of an Arrow




2024 Competitive Shoot Information

National Qualifying Events Shooting Sports




2023 Lafayette County Fair Shot Participants (partial)


Interviews with Bob Middendorf of QueenB Radio:



National 4-H Shooting Sports & Archery qualifier – Zach Daly

A BIG congratulations Zach Daly on the qualification to the National 4-H Shooting Sports & Archery Competition! 🥳



2022-2023 Air Rifle Candids




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