Archery

A shooting sport participant aims his bow and arrow while sitting in his specially designed wheel chair.


The bow and arrow have helped shape the history of the world, and the challenge and fun of archery continue today. This competitive sport teaches patience, skill, repetition, and attention to detail.

The archery disciplines are split into two main categories compound and recurve. These categories may/may not be split into other sub categories, depending on type of equipment used.  Archers may begin this discipline at the 4-H age of 8 and continue through their entire 4-H career. 

 

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A 4-H’er wearing sunglasses tallies arrows in a colorful paper archery target.
Filed Under: 4-H, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math June 13, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold the North Mississippi 4-H Summer Camp Explore July 23-26 in Winston County.

The camp will be at Lake Tiak O’Khata, located at 1290 Smyth Lake Road in Louisville.

Participants will enjoy the outdoors, expressive arts, and STEM and S.A.F.E.T.Y. activities. Archery, canoeing, drama, air rifle, survival skills, first aid, robotics and a service project are among the camp’s offerings. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will conduct a heritage activity with the campers.

Brandy Barnes, a member of the Mississippi State University Extension Service Hinds County 4-H, prepares for shooting sports practice in Byram on Feb. 29, 2016. She earned one of four spots on the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship team and will compete in the .22-caliber rifle division in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 26-July 1, 2016. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth April 5, 2016

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Brandy Barnes’ excitement is building, but she keeps a cool head at the firing range.

In the summer of 2015, the 17-year-old Hinds County 4-H member scored among the top five .22-caliber rifle participants at the state shooting sports competition. The accomplishment earned her a spot at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship set for June 26 to July1, 2016, in Grand Island, Nebraska.

“It’s really starting to hit me now,” said Barnes. “I’m very excited.”

Filed Under: SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, Environment, Wildlife September 16, 2013

By Mary Grace Eppes
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many Mississippi bow hunters eagerly await the first hunt of the season and each year, more of those hunters are women.

Katie Pepper of Canton, a former Mississippi State University student and an ardent hunter, is proof that bow hunting is no longer just a male sport.

Ashley Ward with Ducks Unlimited and John Long with the Mississippi State University Extension Service model proper eye and ear protection for dove hunting. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications /Kat Lawrence)
Filed Under: 4-H, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth August 22, 2013

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- When Labor Day rolls around each year, friends and family throughout Mississippi head to the fields early in the morning to get the first flights of doves over the fields they planted in the spring.

John Long, 4-H youth development specialist and shooting sports state program leader with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said opening day of dove season is the big kick-off to hunting season and is considered a Southern tradition.

Luke South of Tishomingo County receives instruction from Coach William Baldwin at the Mississippi 4-H National Shooting Sports team practice held at the Starkville Gun Club. (Photo by Scott Corey)
Filed Under: 4-H, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth July 22, 2010

By Karen Templeton
MSU Office of Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Focusing on safety, developing life skills and teaching good sportsmanship have made Mississippi’s 4-H Shooting Sports program popular with youth.

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