At the present time, there are six classes offered every year, one class each month. The first class is in starts in April and the last one offered is in September. The course takes 18 hours to complete and is taught on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 to 9.
Things to know
The students are required to shoot as a part of the course and will be shooting .22 rifles and pistols.
- Firearms and ammunition are furnished by the club.
- Hearing and eye protection are required while on the range and are also furnished by the club.
Prior to range night the students will receive instruction on the following:
- Different types of firearms
- Their safety features
- How to properly load and unload them.
In addition to shooting and safe gun handling practices, students will receive instruction in
- Responsibilities and ethics
- Types and causes of gun accidents
- Game management principles
Also, one night will be devoted to archery and black powder firearms and another night will deal with survival skills.
When available an OSP Game Warden will attend one of the sessions and talk to the students.
The final night is the review and test. Upon successful completion of the test the students will be awarded their Hunter Education Certificate and blaze orange hunting cap. For those under 18 they will also receive a free certificate to sight in a firearm at our annual sight in service in September
Information and sign up for Hunter Ed classes is through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife web site at www.dfw.state.or.us.