Shooting Sports

Hillsdale County 4-H Shooting Sports

The Hillsdale County 4-H shooting sports project allows you to learn how to handle firearms or bows responsibly for target practice and hunting while gaining respect for the natural environment. Learn safe shooting techniques for shotgun, rifle, air pistol, muzzleloader and archery. While taking part in the project, you’ll develop decision-making, teamwork and problem-solving skills, and have fun at the same time.  To learn more about the 4-H shooting sports program visit

  • 0.22 Rifle
  • Air Pistol
  • Air Rifle/Pellet
  • Archery (3-D)
  • Archery (target)
  • BB
  • Hunter Safety
  • Hunting & Wildlife
  • Muzzleloader
  • Shotgun (trap & skeet)

Youth Safety Training

All youth involved in the 4-H shooting sports project area, and all youth who want to get involved in 4-H shooting sports this year must attend a safety training. You will learn important information about the Hillsdale County 4-H Shooting Sports project, as well as how to handle your shooting sports equipment safely.

The Hillsdale County 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to all youth aged 9 and up.  Eight-year-old youth may participate in one-on-one direct, adult supervised, basic instruction at the discretion of and authorization of a certified shooting sports instructor (BB gun and archery). Cloverbud-age youth, ages 5 -7 will not be allowed to participate in any 4-H shooting sports activities that include the handling of live-fire of any air guns, firearms, or archery equipment. 

You must register for the shooting sports program at one of the two safety trainings.  Register for this event at 4-H Online.


Forms and Information


Policies and Procedures for Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports

Leader Training and Tools

Instructor Certification


Range Options


Option One

Hillsdale County Conservation Club
3835 Bird Lake Road
Osseo, MI 49226
Contact: Phil Wines

Archery – Sundays at 5:00 PM starting on April 3, 2022

Rifle – Thursday at 6:00 PM watch for start date

Shotgun – To Be Determined

Muzzleloader – Starting in June

Air Pistol – Tuesdays at 6:00 PM starting on March 15 with the exception of April 5

Option Two

2000 West Montgomery Road
Reading, MI 49274
Contact:  Jeannie Peter

All Modalities – Sundays at 4:00 PM  starting in April
Call the Hillsdale County MSU Extension office for further details.