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The AHSRA offers Shooting at some regular season rodeos as well as our Provincial Finals. This shooting competition offers the top 4 qualifiers from the Junior High and High School Divisions, spots on the National Team. This event is an optional event and doesn’t count for the Alberta High School Rodeo High Point, but allows those with an interest in shooting to be a part of the AHSRA. There are multiple opportunities to qualify for prizes and scholarships through your participation in this event. 



Read the NHSRA Shooting Sports Guide. 



All shooters must purchase a student membership from the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR). 

All shooters will also need the following equipment to enter the shooting competition: 

  • Safety glasses and ear protection  
  • .22 caliber rimfire rifle. .22 short, .22 caliber long or long rifle with iron sights or scope up to 10 power.  If you have a scope over 10 power you will be required to adjust it to a setting of 10 or lower.
  • Target ammunition. A minimum of 50 rounds will be needed. No hollow point ammunition is allowed.
  • Shooting mat. If you do not have one a yoga mat will be sufficient. 



The competition will consist of shooting from 3 positions. Prone, kneeling and standing. One target for each position.  

The A-23/5 target has one “sighter” and 4 bullseye. You will be allowed to shoot 5 rounds from the  prone position into the sighter prior to the competition starting. 

Once the competition starts you will shoot 3 rounds into each of the 4 bullseye for a total of 12 shots per position. So a total of 41 rounds will be required for one competition. 

rules & other information

At the NHSRA Finals, there is also an added component of Trap shooting or Skeet shooting. These options are not yet available in the AHSRA but we are working towards including them. 

These are the basics of what is needed, more detailed information will follow. Please refer to the following documents for specifics regarding shooting: 

The following links will help you with preparation for attending the NHSRA Finals as a Shooting Contestant. 

If you have any questions please reach out to your shooting director.  


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Junior High and High School contestants - if you're headed to the Alberta finals, please go in and update your biography. We will be providing this to our finals announcers. 
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The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association will be held on May 30th at 12:00 Noon at the Stettler & District Ag Society Pavillion, 4516 52 Street, Stettler, AB.

Members who are unable to attend the AGM in person will be able to join via Zoom – the Agenda and Zoom link will be shared out prior to the meeting and posted on the Executive Meetings page.

The Executive Meeting of the Board will follow the AGM.
Reminder to Grade 12 members - please fill out the Cowboy Prom form before tomorrow's deadline. The form will close Monday, May 6th at 10pm. Even if you aren't planning to attend, please send in the form to let our organizers know. The form was sent by email on April 18th to all Grade 12 members. If you cannot find the form, contact your district secretary.