2019 Wrap Up: A Message from the Director

What an amazing year.  The last 12 months have been a series of challenges, opportunities and good fortune for the sporting clays discipline at Redmond Rod and Gun Club.  We took a solid foundation and transformed it into a fabulous shooting venue thanks to the commitment of volunteers and generous donors.

Have you noticed how we’ve grown?

  • Twelve stations now where there were only five!  We had fourteen stations open for our first National Sporting Clays Association registered tournament when, in an early fall snowstorm, we had 34 participants on the first day and a returning 29 hardy souls for more chilly fun on the second.
  • A long-desired Long Range electronic card reader system is installed in each of those stations, controlling 26 machines, up from ten.
  • Dozens of batteries, solar chargers, and covers were purchased for the machines. Previously, every shooting day, even in snowstorms, volunteers were required to disarm and cover every machine plus swap out batteries and lug them all the way to the barn to be charged.
  • The lodge was finished with solar power, a TV, and a wraparound deck.  A disabled parking space was paved, the parking lot increased in size and covered with cinder, and steel gates installed.
  • For better storage capacity, we added a second Conex for specialty targets and more equipment. 
  • Our maintenance guys who work year-around on the target machines are benefiting from the recently installed and outfitted 12’ x 20’ maintenance building.
  • The 5-Stand area is cleared for better sightlines, equipped with 7 machines, and available as a training site. 
  • Volunteers setting the course, maintaining and loading machines, cleaning the course, or completing projects now have three gators for use.
  • And, of course, this blog which we hope you find useful for staying up to date on the activities and opportunities at Sporting Clays.

All in all, over $50,000 of improvements were generated through grants, from generous donors, and the labors of an incredible group of volunteers.  Look for another post where I’ll outline our exciting goals for 2020. 

See you out there.

David Gilbertson

Annual Membership Meeting

The Club will be closed Sunday December, 1, 2019 so that all members may attend the annual meeting.  Please join Sporting Clay shooters 1pm at Powell Butte Community Center to vote on officers, changes in bylaws and listen to club and discipline reports. The PBCC is located at 8404 SW Reif Road in Powell Butte.  Click on the following link for additional information.  

Magnificent Fall Shooting

Redmond Sporting Clays offers some fabulous fall shooting days. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm and the first and third Wednesdays at noon for shotgun starts.

It is easiest to look at our calendar and follow the schedule. Don’t forget that if you have a group that would to participate we can discuss accommodating your group with lessons and special shoots. Use the section of this site to contact us regarding group shoots.

We have had groups of boy scouts, wedding parties, police, visitors from as far as Texas, marine board, local businesses and many more enjoy sporting clays. So if you have an idea for your special gathering include us in the plan.

You also can volunteer or provide resources to our non-profit site ensuring the days to come will be memorable. Have equipment, materials, knowledge or time? We can use it all. Thanks