Montana 4-H Shooting Sports events provide 4-H Shooting Sports members with opportunities to participate in fun and educational competitive matches in archery, air rifle, air pistol, and small bore rifle.  The State Shoot is open to all 4-H members enrolled in these disciplines, and is also the qualifying event for teens (14+) hoping to compete at the National 4-H Tournament in air rifle, air pistol, or small bore.  Archery and other disciplines have separate qualifying matches.

Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Qualifying Events

The following events serve as the qualifier to participate in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in June.

Age Requirements - Participants must have passed their 14th birthday by January 1 of the current year and may not have passed their 19th birthday before January 1 of the current year in which the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships are held.

Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational (STATE EVENT)

The Montana 4-H State Shooting Sports competition is held in Bozeman the first weekend in March.  This is the qualifying event for Smallbore and AirGun disciplines. 

Event Date: March 6-8, 2020

State Shoot Event Page 

Archery, Muzzle Loader, Smallbore, and Hunting

2020 qualifying registration materials are being finalized. They will be posted here when available

Shotgun Qualifying Event 

October 12, 2019- CLOSED

Manhattan Wildlife Association and Gallatin Sporting Clays located in Logan, MT

2019/2020 Shotgun Qualifier registration form


Archery Pre-Qualifier 

Location: Livingston
Date: 4/19/2020    

Muzzle-Loader Qualifier 

Location: Livingston
Date: 5/3/2020 

Archery Qualifier  

Location: Livingston 
Date: 5/17/2020 

Shotgun Qualifier 

Location: Logan
Date: 9/19/2020 

For more information and details on qualifying events, contact Scott Francis at:


2019-2020 County Shooting Sports Events


Lewis & Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

Event Date: January 18
Registrations Due: January 11

Click here for Registration Instructions

We are using a different online registration program this year called Bow Score.  This program will allow you register a group or an individual.  You’ll have the option to pay online.  If you choose to pay by check, please include a copy of your registration with the check and mail before the deadline to avoid the late fee. 

Click discipline below to register:
Air Rifle


We have added a 3-D event this year which will be shot in the Bill Hamilton Building which is kitty corner to the Exhibit Hall. Target archery will be shot in the top/bottom format with 4 shooters per bale.  You will notice the time blocks are 2 hours for shooting in this format.  Hopefully this will eliminate getting behind on the line times.  

The Adult Fun Shoot fundraiser will take place at the same time as the tournament.  There will be one dedicated bale each line time for the adults.  Four adults per line time.  If interest is high enough from the adults, we may add an additional bale each line time.

Air Rifle event times will remain the same.
T-shirts made on site this year for $15.00.  This is like the way t-shirts are sold at the State Tournament.  Sweatshirts may be available too.

Vanessa (Lewis and Clark County Shooting Sports Coordinator)

Calls will not be answered between 8 am - 5 pm M-F, but messages will be returned in the evenings after work.

Or, Contact the Lewis and Clark County Extension office at (406) 447-8346

Cascade County 4-H Archery Shooting Sports POSTAL Tournament

Registrations Due: January 13, 2020 

Targets will need to be shot and scored by February 28, 2020

Please note that this is not an in-person tournament- see registration from for more information on POSTAL Tournament procedures.

Click here for Registration Form

Requirements: This tournament is open to any participant of a current 4-H archery shooting sports program. 4-H membership is required to participate and receive awards. Please note that this is not an in-person tournament- see registration from for more information on POSTAL Tournament procedures.
Age classifications :
9-10 year old, 11-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-19 year old

Registration: Please register the name and age of each shooter on the form attached by BY January 13, 2020. Please email your counties participants registration list to

See registration form for more information on final scores 

Entry Fees: $10.00 per shooter, per discipline. Each shooter may register for no more than 3 disciplines

Tournament coordinator: Jeremy, at (406)868-4776 

Cascade County Extension Office: (406) 454-6980

Marias Fair 4‐H Archery Tournament

Event Date: January 25-26, 2020
Registrations Due: January 17, 2020 

Click here for Registration Instructions

Click here to register 

Registration: See the attached directions for the Bow Score webpage.  We ask that Marias Fair youth check their county.  Youth outside of Glacier, Liberty, Pondera and Toole counties just need to select other county.

Entry Fees: $10 per discipline per child. Starting January 18th, the registration fee is $15 per discipline per child
Fee(s) can be paid online or paid by a check
Send Enteries to:
Pondera Co. Extension Office
20 SW 4th Ave, Conrad, MT 59425.

Please contact the Pondera County. Extension office at 271-4054 with any questions 

The Flathead County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational 

Disciplines: Archery, Rifle, Pistol
Event Date: January 25, 2020
Registrations Due: January 18, 2020

Click Here for Registration Form

Registration: Shooting times will be assigned in the order in which they are received. Coaches, please schedule accordingly for children who share equipment. Please do not schedule multiple events in the same time period. If you have special scheduling needs, have physical limitations or are traveling LONG distances, please attach a note specifying your needs. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Entry Fees: $10.00 per Discipline if Entry Form Postmarked by January 18, 2020
$2.00 late fee for entries postmarked after this date

Send Entries to: Flathead County 4-H Shooting Sports (FC4HSS)
P.O. Box 5026 Kalispell, MT 59901


More specific rules are located on the registration form

Juanita Nelson: 885-7708 (text messages work best) or

Don Anderson: 253-6979 or 

Flathead County Extension Office: 758-5553 Do NOT send entries to the office

Carbon County 10 Meter Indoor 4-H Archery Shoot

Event Date:  January 25, 2020
Registration due:  January 16, 2020

 Click Here for Registration Form

Registration: Due by January 16th at 4:00 PM

No registration accepted after January 20th.
Submit separate registrations if shooting multiple divisions

Entry Fees:
$10 per Bow Division. $20 after January 16th

Send Entries to: 
Roxy Reed 
PO Box 357 
Joliet, MT 59041

Roxy Reed: 

Doug Whitney:

Cascade County Shooting Sports Archery LIVE Invitational

Event Date: February 1, 2020 
Registrations Due: January 22, 2020 

 Click Here for Entry Form


Entries to be Postmarked by January 22, 2020, after that, call for shooting time availability; we will also take entries by phone. But remember, first come (paid), first served. 

After completed registration is received, shooting times will be confirmed by phone or e-mail

Entry Fees: $12 per event

Carter County Shooting Stars Invitational

Event Date: January 31-February 1, 2020
Registrations Due: January 22, 2020

Click Here for Registration form

The Carter County 4-H Shooting Sports Program would like to invite you to the 7th Annual Shooting Stars Invitational
January 31st & February 1st, 2020
Baker, Montana
Air Pistol ۰ Archery ۰ Air Rifle ۰ Adult Archery & Rifle
Our competition is intended to provide a friendly learning atmosphere and to promote the 4-H spirit through fun, friendly, constructive experiences.

Requirements: All participants must be 9-19 yrs. old as of Oct. 1st, 2019 and registered members of a 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Participants must be enrolled in High School or lower at the time of the event.

Registration: Registration forms and entry fees are due to the Fallon/Carter County Extension Office no later than January 22nd. Time slots for shooting will be given in order entries and payments are received. Make checks payable to CARTER COUNTY SHOOTING SPORTS.

Entry Fees: (PREPAID entries for all events are due January 22nd)
• There will be a $15.00 for each discipline a member competes in.
• $2.50 for each member of a 4 member team ($10 total for a team)
• $2.00 late fee will be charged for entries received after January 23rd.
• Adult Archery and Rifle Fun Shoot will be $5.00 an adult

4-H Awards: Honors will be given to the top overall individual in each discipline and the top individuals in discipline each event by age division. Team Awards will also be given for each discipline.

Adult Archery and Rifle Event: Parents, alumni and coaches will be able to shoot in a fun competition after the youth compete. Montana 4-H Archery & Rifle Rules must be followed including maximum draw weight of 60 pounds for Archery. Please fill out registration form. Cost will be $5.00 with “bragging rights” certificates and prizes being awarded to the top three.

Other Info: The shooting roster and event details will be emailed to all entrants who provide an email address or participants will be called no later than January 29th.

Youth will be responsible for bringing their own shooting equipment, safety gear, ear plugs and pellets.

Shooting Schedule will also be posted on our Website:

Friday, January 31st
Shooting Open in the afternoon.
Raffle Tickets will be sold

Saturday, February 1st
Shooting Open all day
Morning Concessions will be available.
Raffle Tickets will be sold
Saturday Meal tickets will be given to participants.

Agenda is subject to change based on the number of youth registered.

Updates will be posted on Facebook on the Fallon/Carter County Extension-Event Page
“4-H Shooting Stars Invitational”

Fallon/Carter Extension Office 
(406) 778-7110

Madison County Archery Shoot

Event Date: January 31- February 1, 2020
Registrations Due: January 27, 2020

Click Here for Registration Form

Registration: Due by January 27. Late entries will be taken by phone until January 29. 

Shooting slots are first come first serve

Entry Fees: $12 per event

Send Entries to:
4-H Archery c/o
Tanya Engle PO Box 365
Virginia City, MT 59755

Other Information: Registrations and shooting times will be confirmed by e-mail or phone.

There will be an adult shoot on Saturday evening while scores are being tabulated

Tanya Engle
Call/Text: 406-660-1559

Sweet Grass County 4-H Archery Shoot

Event Date: February 8, 2020
Registrations due: February 4, 2020 

Click Here for Registration Form

Registration:  Due by February 4, 2020 

Entry Fees: $12 per event

Send Entries to:
Sweet Grass County 4-H Archery
C/O Shawn Lannen
PO Box 640
Big Timber, MT 5901

Other Info: Arrive half an hour early for equipment check

See registration form for team registration information 

Questions Contact: Shawn Lannen (406) 321-0944 

Shooting times Contact: Colleen Conner (406) 930-0793 

Bitteroot 4-H Archers Invitational

Event Date: February 15, 2020 
Registrations Due: February, 1 2020

 Registration Form 

Tournament Rules

Registration: Due February 1

Entry Fees: $10.00/class before Feb.1
$15/class After Feb. 1

Send Enteries to:
Bitterroot 4-H Archers
c/o Hope Earp
1851 Sutherland Lane
Corvallis, MT 59828

Other Info: 
Please read the tournament rules document (see above)

Hope Earp
Call or text: 406-961-4615

Choteau County Archery Invitational 

Event Date: February 29. 2020

Click Here to Register


Beaverhead Beaverhead County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

Event date: March 14, 2020
Registrations due: March 1st

Click here for Registration Form 


2019/2020 registration materials will be posted to the website as they are received by host counties.  

2018/2019 County Shooting Sports Events

The below dates are to reference possible 2020 dates- most events take place around similar times each year

Bitterroot Archers

The Bitterroot 4-H Archers Invitational was be held February 16, 2019,

Carbon County Archery

The Carbon County Archery 4-H Club hosted a 10-meter Indoor Archery Shoot on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. 

Cascade County Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

The Cascade County Shooting Sports Invitational was held January 12, 2019.  

Chouteau County Archery Shoot

The Chouteau County Archery Shoot was February 23, 2019

Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot

The Dillon Archery and Air Rifle Shoot will was March 16, 2019.  

Ennis Archery Shoot

The Ennis Invitational Archery Shoot was January 25 & 26, 2019 

Fallon-Carter Counties Shooting Stars Invitational

The Carter County and Fallon County Shooting Sports Program was February 1-2, 2019

Flathead Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery

The Flathead County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational was January 26, 2019.  

Lake County Air Rifle & Air Pistol Shoulder Match

Lake County 4-H Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition was be held February 16

Lewis & Clark Invitational

The Lewis & Clark Shooting Sports Invitational was January 19, 2019 

Marias Fair Shooting Sports Archery Invitational

The Marias Fair Shooting Sports Archery Invitational was held February 9-10, 2019. 

Sweetgrass County Archery Shoot

This event was held February 09, 2019.  


National 4-H Invitational

The National 4-H Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament usually occurs in mid to late June. Participants must qualify at the Montana Shooting Sports Tournament in early March, or at specific events for archery, muzzle loading, shotgun, and hunting.