Dutchess County 4-H Shooting Sports Club: Welcome

Tuesday, April 22
About our Club

Anyone interested in joining us, look in the calendar or My Site News for upcoming Meetings or Shoots.  Show up at one of these events and we'll get you started.

About us:

We have regrettably seperated from 4-H, but Dutchess County Pistol Association has sponsered us as their new Junior Shooting Club.   NOTHING has changed except out name.


We are starting our fifth year, enrollment is ongoing and though we've expanded tenfold , NEW members are always Welcome.

Our Junior Shooting Club program allows us to start kids as young as 6 years old in shooting sports. Our intent, beyond what is stated below, is to grow the number of participants in our sport, and expand what we can offer for experiences to our children, perhaps creating lifelong participants.

 DCPA Junior Shooting include the following disciplines: Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, and Hunting & Wildlife.

We meet/shoot at the Dutchess County Pistol Association, 47 St. Nicholas Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY on the first Saturday from 2- 5 PM, and the fourth Sunday from 3 - 5 PM most months ( exceptions Nov., Dec., and May).  In May we shoot on the 3rd Sunday to give everyone the Memorial Day Holiday.


Contact us for more information or to join.

Club Adult Advisor Bob Bidwell - (845) 227-6286, or (914)475-0645 Cell

Objectives of DCPA Junior Shooting Club

Develop responsibility, sportsmanship, ethical behavior and respect for safe conduct of shooting sports activities and environmental stewardship.

Gain awareness and appreciation of the broad spectrum of shooting sports and related activities as life-long leisure and career opportunities for youth and families.

Develop life skills through shooting sports experiences and environmental education.

To promote the safe handling of firearms in the home, on the range, and in the field with the goal to reduce firearm accidents.

Provide career awareness and orientation experiences for youth and adults in outdoor education and the shooting sports.