Jim Tier, using his expansive hot rod building skills, is one of the team members that keep birds flying out of the machines. In January, we barely had enough good machines to do a full five stand and a five station course. But, with Jim’s repair skills and frugal expenditures, we are assured that there are always over 20 machines on the courses, 7 on five stand and a reserve fleet for changes in look or repair. He volunteers tens of hours each month so that all of us can enjoy machines that throw a huge number of targets very well. And, even when he is up to his ankles in machine repairs, he always has that wide grin.
When you are on the range please thank Jim for his efforts. Better yet, bring your shotgun out and enjoy the courses with him. There is always room for volunteers like Jim that want to keep our site moving forward.
Two reasons Redmond Sporting Clays is gaining traction in the Oregon State Sporting Clays Association (ORNSCA) are Phil Mitchell and Darryl Williams. Phil and Darryl are masters at finding the perfect slot between the sage and junipers to set a station. They know the balance of the presentations required and never fail to challenge shooters of all levels. As volunteers several days each week, they provide what many say is “an incredible adventure.”
Join Phil and Darryl for their course presentations Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm. Also, special “shotgun start shoots” are the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10am sharp, and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6pm sharp.
NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for kids 18 and under to improve their hunting, marksmanship and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits.
From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants can get hands-on training in eight skill areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game. Information provided by yhec.nra.org
16 shooters from around the NW came to our site this past week and enjoyed the entire club. Thank you to the volunteers who created a wonderful experience for this three day family event.