In Oregon youth hunters under the age of 18 are required to have passed a Hunter Education (HE) course taught by certified Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) instructors. Currently HE instructors teaching courses in Redmond and Sisters use the Redmond Rod and Gun Club's (RR&GC) for the outdoor field activities portion of their HE courses.
RR&GC has been providing a location for HE activities since at least 1992. This continued in 2018, with an estimated 150 future young hunters attending field days at RR&GC in April, May, August and September. In addition to sponsoring field days, RR&GC members volunteer their time directly to this program. This includes 10 members that are active HE instructors, and another 7 that volunteer as mentors and coaches.
If you are interested in helping with this program or would like more information about HE courses, contact me at 541-923-3136.
RR&GC Youth Program Director
ODFW HE Instructor