4-H Shootings Sports National Championships
The 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships will be held June 24-29 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 Grand Island area offers many hotels and beautiful campgrounds. Explore Visit Grand Island Lodging for the latest available hotel and campground information. If needed, contact Tricia at Lodging Assistance at 308-382-4400 or email@example.com.
Fonner Park also has campgrounds available. Reserve a space by contacting Kathy Foley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 to be 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.
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 Grand Island's dining options.
There will be photographers on site capturing daily shooting events. Every attempt will be made to upload the photographs to the Images & Results page 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 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.<
The Heartland Public Shooting Park allows the 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, 2018, 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 are 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 except designated Range Officials.
- Wade Bentley – Cairo, NE – 308-379-6635
- Darlo Beasley – Grand Island, NE – 308-382-9573 (G.I. Loan Shop, Inc.)
- Boops Shooters – 1325 E Airport Rd, Grand Island, NE – 308-675-1745 OR 605-261-9322
Black Powder Gun Repair
- Bob Watts – Cedar Rapids, NE – 308-750-9000 (Repairs only made in Cedar Rapids)
- G.I. Loan Shop, Inc, 1004 W 2nd St., Grand Island, NE – 308-382-9573
- Old West Guns, 924 Central Ave., Kearney, NE – 308-237-7900
- Boops Shooters, 1325 E Airport Rd, Grand Island, NE – 308-675-1745
Arrows And Supplies
- Island View Archery, 312 North Elm, Grand Island, NE – 308-382-2679 (open 4-8pm M-F, 12-4pm Sat.)
- Split Arrow Archery, 1112 South Elm, Hastings, NE – 402-984-6698 (open 4-8pm M-F)
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 12th but before June 21st. Address shipping label to read – Fonner Park, Attn: National 4-H Shooting Sports/D. Willey, 700 E. Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, NE 68801.
CZ-USA Demo Stations
CZ-USA will have Firearm Demo Stations at 4-H Nationals this year. Their rimfire rifles will be at the Rifle A Range and the shotguns will be at the International Bunker Trap Range. Demo stations will be open Tuesday-Thursday 8 am-5 pm. They will provide the ammunition, targets, and firearms. Federal Ammunition is graciously providing all demo ammo used at the 4-H national event. CZ-USA offers a discount program for 4-H youth, coaches, clubs, and teams and they will have representatives on hand to answer any questions you might have. CZ-USA’s Dave Miller will be running the shotgun demo area. Dave set the world record for most clays broken in an hour at 3,653 in 2015. He is a strong advocate of youth shooting sports and would love to talk to any of the kids about what their future could look like in shooting sports.
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 quickly 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.