Hunter Education is mandatory for Oregon hunters under the age of 18 unless they are hunting on land owned by their parents or legal guardian or are participating in the Mentored Youth Hunter Program.
However, hunter education is not just for kids and not just for hunters. The program is for all folks who enjoy the outdoors and have an interest in conservation. The course can also be an excellent refresher for veteran hunters.
The Oregon Hunter Education course requires a $10 application fee and generally last between 14-16 hours. All students are required to participate in a live fire exercise. At the end of the course,
students are evaluated in three areas:
A written test consisting of 60 multiple choice and true/false questions (passing grade 80 percent)
A practical test of safe firearms handling
An evaluation of the students attitude and sense of responsibility as demonstrated throughout the class
Many parents choose to go through the course with their child, which is encouraged. Parents who participate and who pass the test will receive their certificate as well. Even parents who choose not to take the tests usually find the course both informative and enjoyable.
Improve hunting skills.
Expand knowlegde of Antelope, Mule Deer, Bear, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mtn. Goat, Moose, Whitetail Deer, and Wild Turkey.
Increase awareness of safe, ethical, and responsible attitudes necessary.
Range time will be available on the second day for: Shotgun patterning, Rifle zeroing, and Bow Zeroing
Winchester/NRA Qualification Program:
From a young shooter's first BB gun to sophisticated air rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, pistols, and rifles, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program offers family fun and enjoyment that can last a lifetime.
Qualification shooting can be conducted anywhere -- on public ranges, at your favorite club range, even on your own home range. BB and pellet gun shooters will find air gun qualification courses especially suited for informal home air gun ranges and family learning environments.
Qualification shooting is an informal, year-round recreational activity that provides incentive awards for developing and improving marksmanship skills. It's a drill. We set the standards; you meet the challenge! Progression is self-paced and scores are challenging but attainable. Performance is measured against established par scores and any shooter who meets or exceeds those scores is entitled to the corresponding recognition awards for that rating.