Wanted: You Volunteering

It’s exciting to see shooters showing an ever-increasing interest in volunteering.  It’s wonderful to hear that you appreciate the time and energy it takes to produce a great course every week. Our core volunteer group spends over 40 hours per week setting machines, loading clays, cleaning the site, repairing machines, changing batteries, building racks, benches and machine coverings, writing grants, completing administrative tasks, and then staffing the lodge, which is our main necessity.  

There are always tasks and projects that can use your help; some can even be done at home.   We can use your expertise or, if you need training, we will help you gain the knowledge.  You don’t have to be a shooter to participate to help at your site.  We have families that help in the lodge and others that volunteer as a Boy Scout, student or spouse.  

David will be providing lodge shift training this Saturday, November 2, starting at 9 am.  Join him so you, too, can help fellow shooters by taking a much-needed lodge shift in the near future.  One person who opens the course and runs the lodge until closing will receive 100 sporting clays targets which can be shared with your partner volunteers.  It is easy to do and fun.

To help, send David G an email at redmondclaysdir@gmail.com (about any way you can help) or sign up for a lodge shift at SignUpGenius.

Take pride in your sporting clays range. Give back as a volunteer.  

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

If we build it they will come!

What started as a vision months ago with a small group of enthusiastic volunteers has become a reality. Thanks to the thousands of hard applied hours and generous donations we have been able to provide Central Oregon with a fabulous course for novice and tournament shooters.

This past weekend 63 shooters participated in our first registered shoot. They came from Arizona, California, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. I could write pages about the days of shooting and reflect on the smiles of each person that participated or observed. Why not just read the comments written to our team about the weekend.

“Very good shoot, good terrain, good presentations, nice host”, Jim Champion

“Darryl set some great targets and the terrain was unique”, Reggie Beck

“A fun course to shoot with great hospitality”, Kevin Tollefson

“Great shoot, excellent targets and awesome staff. We will here again for sure”, Ron Olson

“Everything was done to perfection. Great targets.”, R Snead

Everything was set up perfect! I recommend it to everyone!”, Tom McVay

“Loved the targets. The terrain made it really interesting. The free beverages at the end of the shoot was awesome! Great hospitality.”, Mike and Lisa Worley

Here are a few photos that you all can put into the memory books for your next travel to Central Oregon. Thanks again to the shooters who attended and all that worked so hard to keep our dream flourishing. Come and shoot each weekend and enjoy our site.

My personal thanks to the volunteers who have created an environment where everyone feels welcome. David Gilbertson, Director