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    Grand Island, Nebraska
    June 23-28, 2019

  • hand-drawn gavel

    Grand Island, Nebraska
    June 23-28, 2019

  • hand-drawn gavel

    Grand Island, Nebraska
    June 23-28, 2019

  • hand-drawn gavel

    Grand Island, Nebraska
    June 23-28, 2019

  • hand-drawn gavel

    Grand Island, Nebraska
    June 23-28, 2019


The 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships will be held June 23-28 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.

2019 Welcome Packet

Grand Island Chamber Survey

Your comments and input are valued about your stay in Grand Island during the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships. Please take a moment to complete the following survey. Thank you!

2019 Community Impact Survey


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 services@visitgrandisland.com.

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 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.

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, 2019 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. Violation of this rule is grounds for disqualification for any individual or team involved.  No golf carts, ATV’s, club cars or similar vehicles will be allowed on the 3D and Field Archery ranges during competition except designated Range Officials.

Equipment Repair

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Gun Repair

  • 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)

Gun Stores

  • 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)

Silent Auction

The popular silent auction will be held on Wednesday evening, June 26. 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 24. Or items can be shipped to arrive in Grand Island after June 16th 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.

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 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday (June 24-27). 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 Adriana Halm (308-382-1390 ext. 290) directly to make a reservation or if you have any questions. 

Additional Resources

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Steve Pritchard
EMAIL: spritchard1@unl.edu
PHONE: 402-395-2158