Youth Programs

Central Oregon's Redmond Rod Gun Club (RRandGC) Youth Program Hunter Education Day Oct 21-

CONTACT INFORMATION

Brian Ferry, Youth Program Director and ODFW HE Instructor

 

If you are interested in helping with this program or would like more information about HE courses, contact me at 541-923-3136 or

bferry@bendbroadband.com

In Oregon, youth hunters under the age of 18 are required to have passed a Hunter Education (HE) course taught by a Certified Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) instructor.  

Redmond Rod & Gun Club (RRandGC) has been providing a location for HE activities since at least 1992.  Currently HE instructors teaching courses in Redmond and Sisters use RRandGc for the outdoor field activities portion of their HE courses, with an estimated 150 future young hunters attending field days at RRandGC. 

 

In addition to sponsoring field days, RRandGC 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.

 

YOUTH PROGRAM 2020 ANNUAL REPORT (pdf)

I am pleased and excited at the Redmond Rod & Gun Clubs Youth Programs accomplishments.  The number of formal youth events and participants increased with 161 youth participating in 15 events, compared to 151 youth in 10 events in 2019.  If you would like more details about the 2020 youth activities at the club during 2020 check out the annual report which is available on this webpage.  Positive developments to highlight include:

  • Increased Scout activities and shooters.

  • Increased youth opportunities with the expanded 22 Rimfire Challenge events.

  • Increased participation in the Hunter Education Program.

  • First ever regular use at Trap by the Mountain View High School Trap Club.

  • The First Annual John Melvillle Youth Shoot Day.

  • Substantial donations for youth programs were received.


RRandGC is committed to providing a quality setting where youth shooters can safely shoot.  The increase in participation and positive direction of the youth program are encouraging!  This occurred because of the support of our dedicated volunteers, the Board, Membership and the shooting Directors.  Thanks and stay tuned for future program announcements.

YOUTH SHOOTING PROGRAM INFORMATION SOURCES

RR&GC Youth Program Director:  Brian Ferry  Ph: 541.923.3136  Email: bferry@bendbroadband.com 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH (ODFW) & WILDLIFE HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

ODFW Hunter Education Program:  https://myodfw.com/articles/hunter-education-classes-field-field-days

ODFW Program Staff: Myrna Britton  Ph: 503.947.6028   Email: myrna.b.britton@state.or.us

ODFW Hunter Education Information Poster

CENTRAL OREGON CONTACTS:

North Deschutes County Coordinator:  Brian Ferry  Ph: 541.923.3136   Email: bferry@bendbroadband.com

South Deschutes County Coordinator:  Dave Jarschke  Ph: 541.388.4684

Crook County Coordinator:  Stew Butts  Ph: 541.480.7487

 Jefferson County Coordinator:  Tim McCormick  Ph: 541.604.9178

NRA

 

Youth Hunter Education Challenge:   https://yhec.nra.org

4H SHOOTING PROGRAMS


Deschutes4H.com  Ph: 541.548.6088

SCOUTING OF AMERICA

Kim Debroux  Ph:  541 727-6667   Email:  kdebroux@scouting.org        

YOUTH TRAP CLUB

Conducted out of Mountain View High School but open to 6th – 12th grade youth from Redmond, Bend, etc.

Contact: Kim Hurt   Ph: 541 419-0323    Email:  mvhstrapteam@gmail.com

 

OREGON HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION


https://www.ohsra.org