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State Shooting Sports

Updated May 17, 2022
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John Keimig

SDSU Extension Youth Safety Field Specialist

Important Dates

  • June 4-5: Summer Outdoor Archery Match in Yankton
  • July 15: End of Match 4/Safety Scores Due/New Member Registration for Summer Program Due
  • August 31: End of Match 5
  • September 1: Fall Match Entries Due
  • September 10-11: Fall State Shoot in Mitchell

Rules and Resources

View rule books, qualifying scores, ribbon requirements and additional resources for all South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports contests. 

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Records and Past Results

View state match records and an archive of past results for the South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports program.

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2021 Shooting Sports Hall of Fame Honorees

SDSU Extension Director Karla Trautman, 2021 Inductees Audrey and Art Kneen, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Safety Field Specialist John Keimig and South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner.
From Left: SDSU Extension Director Karla Trautman, 2021 Inductees Audrey and Art Kneen, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Safety Field Specialist John Keimig and South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner.

Art and Audrey Kneen

Art and Audrey Kneen have devoted more than 25 years to the Sanborn County and South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports program. Long after their children completed their 4-H careers, the couple’s devotion to the shooting sports projects continues, inspiring many 4-H members. Art has served as a coach for BB gun, air rifle and air pistol, while Audrey is responsible for paperwork and scoring. Art is always seeking out knowledge and tips to help kids improve their shooting skills, and he often offers little challenges or contests to push them one step further. Since 2012, he has also served as a national shoot coach. Audrey works to keep everyone organized by ensuring coaches and members have everything they need. She has manually scored hundreds of targets and manages required paperwork, recordkeeping, supplies and research on the best equipment.

Tom Smith

For more than 15 years, Tom Smith has served as the head shooting sports instructor for Lawrence County. In his time, he has helped 4-H members with BB gun, air pistol, air rifle, Precision 22 and CMP rifle in addition to being the volunteer range officer at local 4-H competitions and junior high rodeo shoots. Smith has served as a National 4-H shooting sports coach and has given time and money to the promotion of 4-H shooting sports in Lawrence, as well as surrounding counties. He has had a profound impact on numerous 4-H members, and he takes teaching safety and the basic principles of shooting seriously.

Past Shooting Sports Hall of Fame Honorees

2019

View pictures from the recognition ceremony

  • Doug Kittelson (Hamlin County), Dale Foiles (Brookings, Clark and Beadle Counties), Dean Balsiger (Brookings County), Bruce Eldridge (Tripp County), Mark Rowen (Turner, Lincoln, Stanley, Hughes and Sully Counties) and Mike Kraft (Marshall County)

2018

  • Kathryn Reeves (Pennington County), Don and Nina Fromm (Hughes County), Tim and Tammy Withers (Hughes County),  Larry Kerr (Hyde County) and Harlan Hilleson (Marshall County)

2016

  • Don Guthmiller (Hamlin County), Marlin Davis (Faulk County) and Jerry Opbroek (Davison County)

2015

  • Kenneth Nelson (Brookings County), Bob Fillingsness, Jr (Lincoln County), Dennis Hardy (Lincoln County), Dan Jones (Stanley County), Michelle Scarborough Julian (Hughes County), Marlin Scarborough (Hughes County) and Bill Shattuck (Hughes County)

Upcoming Events

a man standing in outdoor field shooting archery
Jun 04

4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament

SDSU Extension 4-H will host the 2022 4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center on June 4-5.

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4-H Shooting Sports