Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts, and Youth Groups
What is the program? Through the generosity of grants from the Friends of the NRA and local benefactors, Sequoia Council, BSA now has 5 shotguns; .20 gauge autoloaders secured in gun safes at two local shotgun ranges. These guns are available to any Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Team, Venture Crew, or Explorer Post – free of charge. The only cost to groups is for shells and birds. Bring your own shells and birds are purchased at the ranges. We have disposable ear protection and eye protection. You may also bring your own protection.
Supervision: We completed our first NRA Shotgun Instructor Training and trained a number of local Scout leaders and other shooting sports leaders in our area. It is important that each Scout or youth group have qualified adult supervision – adults trained in shot gunning. Safety first! As we continue to have Shotgun Shooting courses offered, we hope to have at least one adult in every Scout and youth group trained. There may be opportunities for your Scout or youth group to arrange with club members at one of the ranges to be available to supervise your group. This is possible but must be arranged well in advance. We do not want to rely on this method alone. Scout safety rules require that we do not mix different shotgun gauges on the range.
How do we arrange a shoot? Simply call or contact either of our partners below and schedule a date and time. Each Club has the combination to the gun safe. This program is ideal for orientation shoots, recreational shoots, and for working on the Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge. If you need to contact a certified NRA Shotgun Shooting Instructor, contact Sequoia Council, BSA. The Clubs may also have contacts.
Fresno Trap and Skeet Club www.fresnotrapandskeet.com
5195 North Humboldt Avenue Kerman, CA 93630-9535; 559-846-8750
Email Randy Krbechek firstname.lastname@example.org or John Martin email@example.com for quickest response.
Overnight camping arrangements possible with advance notification.
Cost for one round of birds (25) is $4. Club is open Wednesday evenings 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find the club member in charge for that day and let them know what’s going on.
No rifle or pistol shooting. Contact John Richers 559-709-7929 in the event further assistance is needed.
Sun Mountain Gun Club www.sunmountaingunclub.com
32868 Shotgun Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614; Richard Iverson firstname.lastname@example.org 559-683-3669
Cost for one round of birds (25) is $6. Club is open Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and earlier/later hours by appointment only (must call during open hours).
Our thanks to both Clubs for helping support local youth and shooting sports!