HUNTER'S ED at RR&GC

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.

Brian Ferry
RR&GC Youth Program Director
ODFW HE Instructor

Youth Program Director  Brian Ferry  541.923.3136  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ODFW Hunter Education  www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter
ODFW HE Coordinator James Reed  503.947.6016
ODFW HE N. Des. Co. Coordinator Brian Ferry 541.923.3136  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ODFW HE S. Des. Co. Coordinator  Dave Jarschke 541.388.4684
ODFW HE Crook Co. Coordinator  Stew Butts 541.480.7487
ODFW HE Jefferson Co. Coordinator Tim McCormick 541.604.9178
NRA YHEC Central Oregon Coordinator Carl Shaver 541.881.7991 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4H Shooting Programs State Coordinator  David White 541.548.6088
4H Shooting Programs Deschutes Co.  Karissa Dishon 541.548.6088
OREGON HS RODEO ASSOC.  Al Luttrell 503.550.4162

2019 YOUTH EVENTS

June 1  Hunter's Ed Field Day
June 28-30  NRA YHEC State Championships
July 20 Hunter's Ed Field Day
August 16  Boy Scout Fundraiser
September 21 Hunter's Ed Field Day

Please visit our Calendar for details.


RR&GC'S BEVERAGE CONTAINER REDEMPTION PROGRAM
After several years of watching pop and water containers accumulate in RR&GC's trash, I decided to start a program to collect redeemable beverage containers.  My goal was to see if the proceeds would off-set costs associated with youth shooting activities, generating funds for ammunition, firearms and other equipment.  At the end of 2017, 6900 beverage containers had been collected netting $332 for RR&GC.  The funds helped cover the sosts of day birds used by youth shooters in the hunter education and NRA YHEC programs.
The results have exceeded the expectations!  RR&GC range directors and staff have been a huge help.  Shooters have embraced the program and been generous about donating beverage containers.  Additionally, several members regularly leave their household beverage containers   The program is doing so well I am now asking for HELP.  If you are interested please contact me.  Thanks to all for your support!! Look for the red and blue containers.  Will keep the income posted for your viewing.   Brian Ferry~Director~Youth Programs 541.923.3136