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S.A.F.E Shooting Sports

S.A.F.E. Shooting Sports


Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun, & Education) is one of our programs completely run by volunteers. Our shooting sports program gives 4-H'ers an opportunity to learn about proper shooting techniques and safety in a competitive, yet fun and family-friendly environment.   

The program promotes responsibility, decision-making and identifying realistic, personal goals. Participants may elect to compete at a level appropriate for their abilities or pursue other objectives. Participants have shown high achievement in the field, shop or classroom and on target range, but personal development for young people and leaders is the real objective. The program strives to make "every kid a winner," and to "make the best better."


S.A.F.E. Discipline Handbooks


BB Rifle - 4th through 9th grades

Our 5-meter BB competitions are scored in four positions: Standing, Sitting, Prone, and Kneeling. Shooters MUST use the 4-H approved BB gun, the Daisy Champion 499, available for purchase at a discount from the County Extension Office. A parent or guardian must be present at practice and competition to load the gun for the shooter.

Shotgun Modified Trap - 7th through 12th grades

Shotgun teams shoot modified trap and sporting clays. Shooters may use any shotgun 12-gauge or smaller.  Youth must successfully complete the Georgia or another states Hunter Education course prior to enrolling. There are many course options. Free course options are listed below.

  • 10 hour classroom course
  • CD-ROM, then a scheduled 2-hour review to complete course certification. Hunter Education CD-ROM’s can be checked out from the Chattooga County Extension Office. To obtain more information and sign up, visit:   Georgia Hunter Ed Course

.22 Rimfire - 7th through 12th grades

.22 Rimfire teams shoot by CMP Rimfire Sporter rules.  Shooters can shoot any combination of "O" Class and "T" Class at 25 and 50 yards.  


Certified S.A.F.E. Coaches   

Any volunteer interested in becoming a certified S.A.F.E coach in any discipline must be screened and attend a three-day coaches training event held in the fall and winter at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.  Contact the Extension Office for more details.

As always, sponsorship/donor opportunities are available for Project S.A.F.E.