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.
Every month hundreds of volunteer hours are logged by a very dedicated team. Jim, Phil, Sarah, Eric, Bill, Darryl, Mike, Steve and Jeff are the core team for Sporting Clays. They provide a discipline for all of us to enjoy with course set ups, good working machines, instruction, lodge operations, site cleaning, project management and long list of accomplishments.
Each week I meet several people who are amazed at the progress that has been made since early spring. New traps, deck, storage area, expanded course, updated five stand, clean grounds, parking lots, gates and tens of items linked together. Each project completed is directly linked to club members who have donated time, materials, equipment and funding.
The success of Sporting Clays is dependent on the continued generosity of our members. I thank you all so much for encouraging the team to look to the future with enthusiasm. Be well – David