4-H Archery and BB/Air Rifle

The mission of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes so they may become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

Putnam County 4-H offers two shooting sports disciplines: archery and BB/air rifle. All youth are trained by state and national certified instructors.

**Archery signups will begin in December 2021. Contact Melissa Henry at mhenry1@utk.edu to have your child added to our list!
** BB signups will begin soon. Contact Trent Jones at jtjones@utk.edu to have your child added to our list!

Archery

Youth may participate in 3 different divisions: Genesis Compound, Open Compound, and Recurve. This program runs from January – April with weekly practice sessions and ending with the state shoot competition at the end of April. There is a participation fee for archery that covers the following: entry fees to state shoot, t-shirt, insurance, and maintenance of equipment. For more information contact Melissa Henry, 4-H Agent at mhenry1@utk.edu or 931-526-4561.

BB/Air Rifle

Youth learn to shoot from 4 different positions: prone, standing, kneeling and sitting. This program runs from January – April with weekly practice sessions and ending with the state shoot competition in April. There is a participation fee for archery that covers the following: entry fees to state shoot, t-shirt, insurance, and maintenance of equipment. For more information contact Trent Jones, 4-H Agent at jtjones@utk.edu​ or 931-526-4561.

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Two archery students lining up their shots on targets