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Welcome to a new year! We have a great year planned, and are always trying to create opportunities to “Make the Best Better”. Our program is designed with youth in mind. In a group setting, members from 3rd to 12th grade, are under the guidance of trained instructors, will learn the safe and responsible use of archery equipment in a controlled environment. In addition, they develop positive self-concepts, decision-making skills, responsibility, and personal discipline.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, depending on how holidays fall, beginning at 2:00pm in the Archery/Rifle building located on the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens, TX. Each age division has their own shooting time: Juniors-2:00-3:00, Intermediates 3:00-4:00, Seniors 4:00-5:00. Shooting times may change depending on the amount of kids enrolled.
The HCOS club dues are $25 per child or $50 per family, which is completely separate from the 4-H enrollment fee. (This helps to purchase paper targets, arrow supplies and building supplies), unless otherwise noted. The club supplies targets for the year and has Genesis bows for rent, which are $60 per club year (Sept.-May). These rentals are on a first come first serve basis. Our club will gladly accept donations to help with the purchase of the big targets. With the generosity of individuals, we have been able to acquire three of them over the past two years. So if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation,please make your check payable to Henderson Outdoor Sports or HCOS.
Texas 4-H enrollment begins August 15, 2016 on 4-H Connect. The website address is: TEXAS 4-H look for the 4-H Connect widget on the top left hand corner. Youth members are required to pay a $20 participation fee if enrolled by October 31st, and a $25 fee from November 1st to the completion of the 4-H year. You must be enrolled in 4-H Connect before shooting any 4-H event. Adults are asked enroll as a volunteer, pay an enrollment fee, and agree to a background check in order to be involved with the club.
It’s going to be a GREAT year – and we know that you’ll all help to make it the best yet!!


Texas National 4-H Shooting Sports Teams



HCOS Member: Noah Newman-Compound Archery Team, Charles (Chuck)Smith-Alternate Compound Archery Team


HCOS Members: Noah Newman-Recurve Archery Team, John Newman-Coach, Charles (Chuck) Smith-Compound Archery Team, Amanda Cooper-Alternate Compound Archery Team


HCOS Member: Amanda Cooper-Compound Archery Team

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HCOS Member: Leo Varos-Compound Archery Team, Coach Billy Varos

4-H Archery Photos

Photos from over the years.

Archery State Games 2011-2012

Archery State Games 2012-2013

Archery State Games 2013-2014

Archery State Games 2014-2015

Archery State Games 2015-2016

State Indoor Graham 2012-2013

State Indoor Graham 2013-2014

State Indoor Graham 2014-2015

State Indoor 2012-2016 Graham & Madisonville

National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition 2014 & Commissioner’s Court

National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition 2015

First Archery Shoot-Callahan County

4-H Archery 2011-2012

4-H Archery 2012-2013

4-H Archery 2013-2014

4-H Archery 2014-2015

4-H Archery 2015-2016

4-H Halloween at the Hatchery 2012

4-H Halloween at the Hatchery 2013

4-H Halloween at the Hatchery 2014

4-H Halloween at the Hatchery 2015

Christmas Parade 2012

Christmas Parade 2014

Ellis County 3D 2013-2014

Ellis County 3D Spring 2014-2015

Ellis County 3D Fall 2014-2015

Ellis County Indoor 2012-2013

Ellis County Indoor 2013-2014

Ellis County Indoor 2014-2015

Ellis County Indoor 2015-2016

Cooke County Indoor 2013

Cooke County Indoor 2014

Cooke County 3D 2014 & 2015

Cooke County 3D 2016

Johnson County 3D 2012

Johnson County 3D 2013

Community Service Opportunities

Community Service Opportunities

Community Service Opportunities

Henderson Co. 4-H Banquet 2012-2013 Year

Henderson Co. 4-H Banquet 2013-2014 Year

Henderson Co. 4-H Banquet 2014-2015 Year

Limestone County 2013

Limestone County 2014

Limestone County 2015

State Round Up Archery Match

State Round Up Archery Match 2016

Seniors who have left us

Grant Photos

Anderson County 2016

Leon County 2016


More to come!!