4-H Shootings Sports National Championships

4-H Shooting Sports National Championship 2018

June 24-29, 2018
Grand Island, Nebraska

The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships will be held June 24 - June 29 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. The event is hosted by Nebraska 4-H. 4-H youth from across the country will compete in compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting skills.

The 2017 Welcome Packet - pdf | doc  -  Updated 5/1/2017


Hotels  & Campgrounds 

The Grand Island area offers many hotels and beautiful campgrounds. Use the link below to access the latest available hotel and campground information. If needed, call the Hotel Hotline at 1-888-985-5620 for assistance.


Fonner Park also has campgrounds available. Reserve a space by contacting Kathy Foley by email at kathryn.foley@aol.com or phone at 308-382-4515, ext. 213. The fee will be $30.00/night and must be made in advance. Space will be provided on a "reservation first" basis only. They will need to provide the nights they need reserved along with their permanent mailing address and phone number. A $5.00 per day cancellation fee applies. Payment will be made to Fonner Park and mailed to PO Box 490, Grand Island, NE 68802.

Places to Eat

Dine around the world in Grand Island, from meat and potatoes to international cuisine. You'll find stone oven pizza, gourmet burgers, Nebraska steaks, homemade pies and old-fashioned malts. Relax and enjoy award winning Nebraska wines and specialty coffees. Most of these food venues are within 10 minutes of the Heartland Events Center. Explore Dining Options.


Action Shots

There will be photographers on site capturing daily shooting events. Every attempt will be made to upload the photographs to the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships web site at http://4h.unl.edu/4hssnationalchamp/image-results on a nightly basis.

State Team Pictures

Each state team will have an opportunity to have their team photograph taken at the Heartland Events Center on Monday, June 25. The photographs will be available on the Image & Results web page. The schedule for team pictures is as follows:

  • 3:00-4:00 pm State team pictures for states beginning with letters A-M
  • 4:00-4:45 pm State team pictures for states beginning with letters N-S
  • 6:15-7:00 pm State team pictures for states beginning with letters T-W

Teams should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes before their appointed time.<

Range Accessibility

The Heartland Public Shooting Park allows use of golf carts, ATV's, club cars and similar vehicles on site. Individuals can rent two seat golf carts from the Heartland Public Shooting Park for a fee of $50 per day. There are no half day rentals. Contact the Heartland Public Shooting Park (308-385-5048) directly if you are interested in renting a golf cart. This request must be made by May 1, 2017 to guarantee availability. Operators of all vehicles at the Heartland Public Shooting Park must be 18 years of age or older and hold a valid driver's license. Violations of this rule is ground for disqualification for any individual or team involved. No golf carts, ATV's, club cars or similar vehicle will be allowed on the 3D and Field Archery ranges during competition.

Equipment Repair

Equipment Repair: PDF  | Doc 

Gun Repair

  • Wade Bentley - Cairo NE  (308) 379-6635 (cell)
  • Darlo Beasley - Grand Island (308) 382-9573 - GI Loan
  • Boops Shooters - Grand Island (308) 675-1745 or (605) 261-9322 (cell) - moved to 1325 E Airport Rd.

Black Powder Gun Repair

  • Bob Watts - Cedar Rapids NE (308) 750-9000 (cell) Repairs only made in Cedar Rapids

Gun Stores

  • Boops Shooters, 924 Concord Ave., Grand Island (308) 675-1745
  • G.I. Loan Shop, Inc, 1004 W 2nd St., Grand Island (308) 382-9573
  • Old Market Firearms, 713 West 1st St., Hastings (402) 461-4527
  • Old West Guns, 924 Central Ave., Kearney (308) 237-7900

Arrows And Supplies

  • Island View Archery, 312 North Elm, Grand Island (308) 382-2679
  • Split Arrow Archery, 1112 South Elm, Hastings (402) 984-6698

Silent Auction

The popular silent auction will be held on Wednesday evening, June 27. All states are invited to donate at least one item representing their state to put on the auction. This could be a gift basket, t-shirt, hat or any item that is appropriate for an auction. Please turn items into the Registration Desk by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Or items can be shipped to arrive in Grand Island after June 15th. Address shipping label to read – Fonner Park, Attn: National 4-H Shooting Sports/D. Willey, 700 E. Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, NE 68801.

Hornady Tours

Groups are invited to tour the Hornady plant while in Grand Island in June for the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.  Tours will be conducted at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday (June 25-28). Sorry, but no tours are available on Friday. Reservations are required, as these slots fill up quick and they only have a limited amount of guides available.

Contact Dannielle Garcia (308-382-1390 ext. 290) directly to make a reservation or if you have any questions. 

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