A Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports Leader may be certified in archery, coordinator, muzzleloader, pistol, rifle and shotgun disciplines. Leaders may only teach in the discipline in which they are certified. An adult leader cannot provide hands-on or safety instruction without a certified leader supervising the range.
All leaders must first complete one 12-hour workshop to be certified. After that, you may be eligible to attend a Saturday, eight-hour range workshop to receive an additional discipline certification. If three years lapse before adding an additional certification, the full 12-hour certification must be repeated. Only one certification may be obtained at any one certification workshop.
2017 Certification Workshops
Date: March 31-April 1, 2017
Location: Ellsworth, WI
Disciplines: Archery, Muzzleloader, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun
Date: April 7 – 8, 2017
Location: Lodi, WI
Disciplines: Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, Pistol, Rifle (Must have 4 in each class to offer a discipline)
Date: May 5-6, 2017
Location: Phillips, WI
Disciplines: Archery, Shotgun, Rifle (Must have 4 in each class to offer a discipline)
Date: June 9-10, 2017
Location: New Franken Sportsmen’s Club, New Franken, WI
Disciplines: Archery, Rifle and Shotgun.
Date: September 15 – 16, 2017
Location: Marshfield, WI
Disciplines: Archery, Coordinator, Muzzleloader, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun (Must have 4 in each class to offer a discipline)
For questions and concerns please contact Doug Thompson at 920-391-4657, Thompson_DA@co.brown.wi.us or Lejia Dongzhu at 608-262-5020, Lejia.Dongzhu@ces.uwex.edu. If you are registering after the deadline please call Doug or Lejia to confirm your registration.
Special thanks are extended to the Wisconsin Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation, MidwayUSA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Federal Cartridge, Friends of the NRA, and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation for making these certification training sessions possible.