Shooting Sports

La Crosse County 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Click the pic to see the new Shooting Sports flyer!

Holmen Archery Program

When: Mondays, May 13th & 20th, June 3rd & 17th and July 1st & 8th, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Arrows in the Square (N7681 Casberg Coulee Rd., Holmen, WI 54636)
Cost: $6 per 4-H member; $10 per community member


All 4-H and community youth are welcome to come participate in this new archery program! If you are unable to participate in the winter Archery & Pellet Gun Program (below), this is a great way to get your 2 sessions done in order to participate in the 2019 La Crosse Interstate Fair Archery Tournament. Or maybe you had so much fun this winter, you want to continue your archery studies this spring! Please contact the Extension La Crosse County office with questions at or 608-785-9593.

***Participants do not have to participate in the winter Archery & Pellet Gun Program (below) in order to participate in the Holmen Archery Program.

Registration is due by 4:30 p.m. to the Extension La Crosse County office on Thursday, May 2nd.

Holmen Archery Program Registration Form

Archery & Pellet Gun Program

The 4-H Archery & Pellet Gun program is typically held from January through March on alternating Saturday mornings.  The overall focus of the program is the development of youth as individuals AND as productive, responsible citizens. This program is taught by caring, certified adults in a positive, safe learning environment. Safety will be emphasized and all youth will participate in a safety session at the start of the first session. Classes are typically held at La Crosse Archery (1231 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska).

2020 Archery and Pellet Gun Program

The program will run the following Saturdays: January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 7, 21, 2020

Members must be in at least 3rd grade to sign up. Please note: you must be enrolled or re-enrolled in 4HOnline for the year in order to receive the 4-H member fee for this program!

 4-H Archery Invitational

The 2020 Invitational is set for April 3rd-4th, 2020 (participants only shoot 1 of the 2 days) at La Crosse Archery (1231 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska, WI 54650). Participants do not have to be 4-H members, nor do they have to live in La Crosse County. For youth that participated in the annual Archery & Pellet Gun Program in January through March, participation in this separate invitational is free. For all other participants, there is a $7 fee for the first event and an additional $5 fee for each even thereafter. Please contact the Extension La Crosse County office with questions at or 608-785-9593. 

2019 La Crosse County Archery Invitational RESULTS

Pistol Shooting Program

La Crosse County 4-H Shooting Sports Committee is offering a pistol shooting program for youth ages 12 and up. This session will be available to La Crosse County 4-H participants and participants in adjacent counties. Participants must have a Hunter’s Safety Certificate included with registration. The program will run as follows:

When: Tuesday, September 17th & Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: La Crosse Rifle Club (4844 North Chipmunk Rd, Stoddard, WI 54658)
Cost: $10.00

The program will include safety instruction, insurance, ear protection, use of Committee’s Browning Buck Mark .22 caliber pistols, all ammunition, targets and use of facility. This will be the 8th time the Committee has offered this fun, safe and effective program! A team of committed and certified instructors will be present at all times to insure safe and quality instruction. Registration is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with a class maximum of 12 (minimum of 4 to hold the program).

Registration is due with fee and a copy of the Hunter’s Safety Certificate by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13th to the Extension La Crosse County office. Please contact instructor Chuck Schleifer at with any questions.

Sept. 2019 Pistol Program Registration Form

All Star Summer Shootout

When: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Shawano Gun Club, N6695 Chic-a-watha Court, Shawano, WI 54166

Come join 4-H from all over the state as they show off their Shooting Sports skills in the following disciplines: Muzzleloading, Shotgun, Trap Shooting, Rifle, Hunt and Cover, and Wildlife Conservation. For more information and to register, visit Please contact Troy Edwards with any questions at or 715-304-6191.

Sporting Clays

The La Crosse Rifle Club is currently working on the introduction of a Junior Sporting Clays Program. Details are in the works and participation will be available to members of 4-H and the community. Because this won’t be a 4-H program, participants can be under the age of 12 and a Hunter’s Safety Certificate is not required. (However, always a good idea.)

When: Tentatively Sundays & Mondays starting in July (possibly sooner) – times TBD
Where: La Crosse Rifle Club, 4844 North Chipmunk Rd, Stoddard, WI 54658
Cost: TBD

Instructors/coaches will be present to make this a safe and fun experience for everyone. Parents will be welcome and encouraged to participate. As interest of our youth grows within this sport, a 4-H program could possibly be developed. Please contact Chuck Schleifer at with any questions.