SHOOTING SPORTS - 2024 season 

Get kids on target through the 4-H shooting sports project!   Sanborn County has had an active 4-H Shooting Sports program for many years. Shooters must be at 8 years old as of January 1st.

Members can learn safety and shooting techniques for BB gun, air rifle, air pistol, and archery, as well as 22 rifle and shotgun.
They'll learn how to handle firearms responsibly for target practice and hunting and learn respect for the natural environment. 

Our certified shooting instructors are Art and Audrey Kneen, Robert Kneen, Daniel Kneen, Henry and Paula Linke, Brian Pauly, Jeff Hagman, Eric Kneen, Kate Schelske, Mark Schelske, Sarah Burkel, Scott Senska, Andy Ettswold, Peggy Hinker, Eldon Broer, Birgit Aviles, and Harley Kneen.

We are extremely thankful to have been the recipient of grants from NRA Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and National Wild Turkey Federation, that has allowed us to purchase quality equipment and supplies for our program.  Scroll down for information and pictures about the grants.

 

We completed Safety Training on October 15th  a second one on December 28th and a third one on January 5.  If you completed the training, but have not taken the safety test yet, please plan to do this at one of the first shooting sports practices.  Cost for registration is $15 per shooter.


We kick off our 2024 Shooting Sports practice season on Sunday, January 7th.  We offer practice on Sundays and Tuesdays from January-April, with guns practice at the 4-H Building and archery practice across the road at the Sand Creek Archery building.  See below for a schedule.


All disciplines and all ages are required to complete safety training.

Click here for Shooting Sports information - to be updated soon for 2024 
  Shooting_Sports_Information2023.pdf

Click here for the shooting sports safety test study guide for guns - BB gun, air rifle, air pistol, and 22 Rifle.

Click here for the Archery Beginners level Study guide.

Click here for the Archery Jr-Sr level Study Guide.

            Here is the list of 4-H Shooters who have passed the 2024 Safety Test.

Click here to see who has qualified for the 2024 State 4-H Shoot in Pierre in April!


Tentative schedule - subject to change!   
 
We have practice options on Sunday and Tuesday from January through April.
     *Match shoot days are indicated on schedule - on these days the scores qualify you for State Shoot and State Match score competition, as well as for County Shoot competition and records.
     *Note that Match Shoot dates are subject to change

Sunday Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tuesday Guns 6-8:30 pm, Archery 6-8:30 pm but not every Tuesday

       Archery schedule for Tuesdays will be updated once we know which Tuesdays will be available


Sun, January 7  Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm
       
Archery - Note dedicated time for new shooters ONLY from 12-1:30. From 1:30-4 is open to all

Tues, January 9 - Guns 6-8:30, Archery 6-8:30

Sun, January 14  Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm - Cancelled due to weather
       
Archery Note
dedicated time for new shooters ONLY from 12-1:30. The rest of the time is open to all

Tues, January 16 - Guns 6-8:30
Sun, January 21  Match 1 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, January 23 - Match 1 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30 - Cancelled

Sun, January 28  Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, January 30  Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, February 4 - Match 1 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm
Tues, February 6 - Match 1 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, February 11 - Match 1 Shoot  Guns 1-4 pm, Archery 12-4 pm
          Super Bowl Sunday

Tues, February 13 Match 1 Shoot - Guns & Archery 6-8:30

          February 15 - Match 1 Deadline to submit to state

Sun, February 18 Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, February 20 Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, February 25 Match 2 Shoot - Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, February 27 Match 3 Shoot - Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, March 3 Match 2 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, March 5 Match 2 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30
Sun, March 10 Match 2 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, March 12 Match 2 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

March 15 - Match 2 Deadline to submit to state

          State Shoot registration will open on March 16th

Sun, March 17 Match 3 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm
Tues, March 19 Match 3 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, March 24  Match 3 Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, March 26  Match 3 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, March 31 Easter No Shooting Sports

Tues, April 2 Match 3 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, April 7 Match 3 ShootGuns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, April 9 Match 3 Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

Sun, April 14 Match 3 Shoot;Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

          April 15 - Match 3 Deadline to submit to state

Tues, April 16 Guns & Archery 

Sun, April 21 Local Match Shoot Guns 1-6 pm, Archery 12-4 pm

Tues, April 23 Local Match Shoot Guns & Archery 6-8:30

April 26-28: State Shoot, Ft. Pierre/Pierre




State Shoot Qualifying Scores

 Archery      
 Division Beginner  Junior  Senior
 CWOS

 70

 70

70 

 CWS

 85

 85

 85

 CWS-R

 110

 110

 110

 RWOS

 60

 60

 60

 RWS

 70

 70

 70

 Open Compound

 135

 135

 135

 Open Recurve

 125

 125

 125

 
 Guns      
 Division  Beginner  Junior  Senior
 BB Gun

 250

 300

 325 

 Air Pistol

 100

 100

110

 Air Rifle

 110

 150

175

 .22 Rifle

 N/A

 100

150

 CMP Rifle

 N/A

 100

 150 

 .22 Pistol

 N/A

 50

 50

 Muzzleloading

 N/A

 50

 50

 Shotgun

 10

 12

 15

BB Gun   Beginner  Junior  Senior
 Boys  Levi Hinker (2023) - 365.13  Alex Schelske (2019) 377.15  Alex Schelske (2022) 377.14
 Girls  Baylee Rostyne (2023) - 353.07  Ellie Evans (2018) 367.11  Dilyn Brooks (2022) 384.20
       
 Air Rifle      
 Boys  Toby Kneen (2014) - 224  Devyn Brooks (2020) 233.02  Jonathan Linke (2015) 263
 Girls  Ellie Evans (2016) - 165  Ellie Evans (2018) 238.03  Dana Schelske (2021) 262.07
       
 Air Pistol      
 Boys  Bryce Larson (2018) 184.01  Lane Burkel (2019) 170.02  Harley Kneen (2021) 180.03
 Girls  Emily Ohlrogge (2015) 178.01  Ellie Evans (2019) 179.01  Kenzee Schafer (2020) 185.03
       
 22 Precision      
 Rifle-Boys  N/A  Jonathan Linke (2010) - 245  Alex Schelske (2023) - 270.11
 Rifle-Girls  N/A  Megan Linke (2016) - 235  Dana Schelske (2023) 273.05
       
 22 Rifle CMP      
 Scope - Boys  N/A  Elliott Ohlrogge (2009) - 548.07  Elliott Ohlrogge (2014) - 581.18
 Scope - Girls  N/A  Dana Schelske (2018) 546.08  Dana Schelske (2022) 580.22
 No Scope - Boys  N/A  Elliott Ohlrogge (2010) - 474.04  Austin Ball (2014) - 497.03
 No Scope - Girls  N/A  Kenzee Schafer (20210 - 480.02
       
22 Pistol      
22 Pistol - Boys N/A Elliott Ohlrogge (2009)   Alex Schelske (2022) 251.02
22 Pistol - Girls N/A Dana Schelske (2018) 254.02   Dana Schelske (2022) - 248.03
Shotgun
 Shotgun - Boys  N/A  N/A  Evan Ohlrogge (2019) - 19
 Archery (County)      
 CWOS  Tyson Eddy (2017) - 125.07  Westin Hagman (2017) - 142.09  Carter Christian (2022) - 96.04
 CWOS-R  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 135.06  Tyler Eddy (2017) - 124.07  Riley Kneen (2023) - 129.06
 CWS  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 134.08  Carter Christian (2020) - 119.04  Carter Christian (2022) - 95.01
 CWS-R  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 149.19  Toby Kneen (2018) 150.13  Toby Kneen (2023) - 150.18
 RWOS  Toby Kneen (2015) - 125.06   Tanse Moody (2023) 123.09  Toby Kneen (2022) - 119.03
 RWS  Carter Christian (2017) - 105  Tanse Moody (2023) - 133.08  Toby Kneen (2023) - 131.05
 C-Open     Hayden Mees (2023) - 149.17  Westin Hagman (2023) - 150.20
       
 Archery (State)      
 CWOS  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 119.01  Carter Christian (2018) 90.01   Austin Ball (2015) - 77 
 CWOS-R  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 121.02  Waverley Hagman (2022) - 118.03  Westin Hagman (2023) - 115.02
 CWS  Rylan Grassel (2017) - 125.07     Ashleigh Fry (2015) - 71.01 
 CWS-R  Devyn Brooks (2017) - 146.16  Toby Kneen (2018) 148.13, Hayden Mees (2023) 148.13  Westin Hagman (2021) - 148.12
 C-Open    Hayden Mees (2023) - 147.16  Westin Hagman (2023) - 147.17
 RWOS  Toby Kneen (2015) - 115.05   Carter Christian (2019) - 107.02  Shania Cornelius (2018) 96
 RWS  Carter Christian (2017) - 113.04  Kenzee Schafer (2017) - 130.03  Toby Kneen (2023) - 113.01
 

Our Program Received a Grant from Rocky Mountain Elks Foundation in 2023!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2023 through Rocky Mountain Elks Foundation. The grant allowed us to buy a Morrell M48 Commercial Range Archery Target for 4-H Shooting Sports, for a grant amount total of $950.


Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2023!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2023 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant allowed us to buy a Steyr EVO air pistol with a Left-Handed Grip, targets and pellets, for a total grant amount of over $3000. The grant allows us to have the needed supplies and only charge a minimal amount to our shooters so that we don't inhibit their ability to participate because of cost. We were not able to purchase/receive the Steyr Air Pistol until this summer because it was on back order, so missed being able to use it for our spring shooting sports season. We are looking forward to kicking off the new season in January with this pistol available. We have a number of left-handed shooters but have not been able to offer them a high quality pistol for shooting with a left-handed grip. We are very excited to have this option available as we go into the next season.

Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2022!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2022 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant gave us air pistol and air rifle paper targets, silhouette targets, pellets and a 3D archery target for a grant amount total of $900. In addition we were able to raise another $1000 to support the program through the Mitchell Friends of NRA raffle fundraiser.

Our Program Received a Grant from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 2021!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2021 through the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. 
We received grant funds of $3027 which paid for new HATA slings for air rifle and BB guns, additional lighting in the 4-H building, 6 pairs of binoculars, three offhand stands, a large LED timer clock, arrows, replacement limbs for recurve bows, replacement nocks and field points for bows, and archery butt replacement pads.  In the pictures below are beginner level shooters using the new HATA slings with BB gun.

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Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2021!

The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2021 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant 
gave us three Smith & Wesson 22 pistols, air pistol and air rifle targets, pellets and a spotting scope for a grant amount total of $2000.

Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2020!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2020 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant allowed us to buy four AirForce Edge Air Rifles, targets and pellets, for a total grant amount of over $3300.

          Air Force Edge Gun shot by Junior           Air Force Edge Gun shot by Junior
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Our Program Received a Grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation in 2020!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2020 from the National Wild Turkey Federation. The grant allowed us to buy an Archery Bow press and archery supplies with a grant amount of $750.


Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2019!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2019 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant allowed us to buy two Crosman 1701P Silhouette PCP Air Pistols, two Crossman Challenger Air Rifle bundles, and pellets, for a total grant amount of over $2000.


Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2018!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2018 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant allowed us to buy two Crosman 1701P Silhouette PCP Air Pistols, two T200 Air Rifles, and a gun safe, for a total grant amount of $2695.


Our Program Received a Grant from NRA in 2017!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a grant in 2017 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA. The grant allowed us to buy one Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistols, a T200 Air Rifle, and compressed air cylinder for the air rifle, for a total grant amount of $1294.

Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistol shot by senior at state shoot Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistol shot by beginner and junior State Shoot
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T200 Air Rifle - junior and senior shooters at State Shoot T200 Air Rifle - junior and beginner shooters at State Shoot
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Our Program Received a Grant from NRA!
The Sanborn County Shooting Sports program was the recipient of a $2924 grant in 2016 through Mitchell Friends of the NRA.  The grant allowed us to buy two Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistols, a T200 Air Rifle, kneeling rolls, a sighting bench rest, offhand stands, targets and ammunition.   


 

Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistol shot by senior at state shoot
Alfa Proj Competition PCP Air Pistol shot by beginner at state shoot
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T200 Air Rifle - junior and senior shooters at state shoot,
also using off-hand stands
Beginner BB gun shooter using kneeling roll
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Objectives
The goal of all 4-H Youth Development programs is youth development. All the project areas work toward developing the skills youth need to be productive and positive adults in our society. Decision making, teamwork, problem solving, being responsible and having high self-esteem are just a few of the many skills 4-H helps to develop. 


Specific objectives for the 4-H Shooting Sports program are:
  • To encourage participation in environmental and outdoor education programs by exposing youth to shooting, hunting and other related activities.
  • To support youth in developing valuable conservation and natural resources related knowledge, skills and stewardship.
  • To enhance development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting.
  • To teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment.
  • To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and conservation.
  • To strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities.
  • To provide hands-on learning experiences.

 

 

Audra Scheel, 4-H/Youth Advisor
Sherryl Rankin, Secretary
 

 Phone: (605) 796-4380
Email: Sanborn.County@sdstate.edu

PO Box 397
Woonsocket SD  57385-0397


 

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