UGA Extension Office

Shooting Sports

General Information

Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a life skills program that teaches character and personal growth, as well as safe and responsible use of firearms. The program promotes high standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

Troup County 4-H offers S.A.F.E. programs in BB and Shotgun.

BB Team

(4th-8th grade)

Competition guidelines, safety guide, and more

Participants will learn safe and proper firearm use and how to shoot from four positions. Matches follow Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. Program Guidelines and NRA 5m BB Rules. Members are not required to have their own gun but it is strongly encouraged. Practices begin in the fall and continue through the state match in April.

***SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 State Match is canceled.***

Shotgun Team

(7th grade-12th grade)

Competition guidelines, trap machine safety, and more

Participants will learn safe and proper firearm use while participating in modified trap. District qualifying match is held in April and the state match is held in May. Practices begin late fall, early winter. Students are required to bring any 12-gauge (or smaller) shotgun, shot shells, hearing protection, safety glasses and a hunter safety card (a class is held for anyone who does not have one).

**SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all state-level shotgun competitions are currently on hold.***