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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program|University of Wyoming Extension

Wyoming 4-H Email Shooting Match
Shotgun Guidelines

Information for Youth Participants

The contest will take place over five weeks - May 6 to June 3

Age divisions will be Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.
     Juniors will shoot 25 clays from 16 yards.
     Intermediates and seniors will shoot 50 clays from 16 yards.

We will follow the same guidelines as the state shotgun match but only use the scores from the singles round.

One score per week will be tallied. Participants will have all week to shoot and their score to be verified by a certified shooting sports leader.

A score can be submitted for each week (i.e. a maximum of five scores can be recorded).  The top three scores will count towards the participant's final total.

The top 10 shooters in each age division will receive a pin in recognition of their accomplishment.  The pins will be sent to the County Extension Office after the final scores have been tallied and posted to the website.

Information for Extension Staff & Shooting Sports Volunteers

Use this file to report final scores to the State 4-H Office via email.  You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader.

Final scores (do not send individual score sheets) are due to the State 4-H Office on the dates listed below:

  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 10


Match Rules & Course of Fire


Shotgun 12 gauge and smaller will be accepted.

Only factory loads will be allowed. (NO RELOADS WILL BE ALLOWED.)


Scoring will be done at the range by an official of the range. Any challenges will be settled at the range.


Singles round will be from 16 yards (Trap singles)

  1. Junior 8, 9 & 10 – 25 clays
  2. Intermediate 11, 12 & 13 – 50 clays
  3. Senior 14 & older – 50 clays



At the beginning of each relay, the squad leader calls for the clay. If the squad members feel that the clay is not at legal height, the trap will be tested and the machine adjusted.

Fault Rule will be used. Only 1 fault per 25 clays will be permitted.

Any competitor deemed by the range commander to be incapable of handling the shotgun may be dismissed from the event.

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