A day of fun for friends and family! Come out and learn about the USFS/NWFA Target Shooter Information Program, enjoy a Barbeque Lunch, try to hit a target or two and take home a couple freebee goodies! Sat, Aug 1st, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm. (BBQ from 12 -1 pm, at the booth, for members & guests). Mt Hood National Forest, Hwy 224 at Pit 36, just past Memaloose Rd. Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ANND0 GPS Concordance: 45°11'47.5"N 122°10'46.6"W We are looking to recruit volunteers for staffing the information booth. This program is designed to help save our forest from shooting closures and stop the trash at shooting locations. We have a great working partnership with USFS Mt Hood National Forest who really have high hopes of this program being effective. They have gone out of their way to help us get this program designed, supplied and implemented. It's time we step up to the plate and provide our volunteer service to make it happen. Ed Guinn, NWFA Volunteer Booth Staff Team said... "When talking to the many people who stopped by, common threads developed that seemed to unite everyone: a love of the activity and the area, the importance of education, and encouragement to "do the right thing". Maybe most memorable, and important, was the fact that folks gained the awareness that they were no longer alone; organizations were now united to make a positive difference." ZigZagZeek, NWFA Volunteer Booth Staff Team said... "I hope you'll be able to find some time to participate in this program. It's worthwhile. It's good public relations both ways. The public sees the USFS as a partner and helper, and the USFS gets to see that there are concerned, responsible members of the shooting public that want to do things right. It should give our voices a little more weight when coordinating multiple uses of the forest is considered." Trash and trees being shot up in the forest is a serious problem that needs our immediate attention. This information program could be the best thing that's ever been done so far. It could be very effective but we need to do more of it. It is awareness through education and information, one-on-one with gun owners. It's time to ramp up our efforts and start making an impact. The booth is set up at the 36 Pit parking area. It's a short range pit that is best for handgun shooting. Easy walk to/from the booth to the pit. If you plan on shooting, bring some legal targets. We will also have some paper targets and cardboard boxes to hand out. It's not an organized shooting event, but if you're planning on doing some target shooting, just simply pick an area, set up your targets and 'Fire at Will' (poor Will). Obviously, be safe, be aware and shoot at your own risk. Don't forget your fire safety equipment, such as, shovel, axe and at least 1 gallon of water or 2.5# fire extinguisher. Hang around for a free lunch! We'll be barbecuing some hot dogs and hamburgers from 12 to 1 pm. Family and friends are welcome! Our hope is that you will see this program as real value to us, as gun owners, real value to the natural resources in our forest and real value to our rights to shoot on public land. We need your help to make this program more effective! Please bring, at least, an extra gallon (or two) of water! Save your used milk jugs and fill them with tap water (we will label them with a Sharpie; "Not for drinking" or "Fire Water"). Drop it off at the booth. We will hand them out to shooters who forgot to bring their fire safety gear. This will be a good way to communicate the fire dangers and encourage them to come better prepared next time. Thank you! More info on the booth program can be found in the Volunteer Section... https://www.northwestfirearms.com/t...fa-target-shooter-information-program.193318/ Rules for Target Shooting on Mt Hood National Forest can be found here... https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/target-shooting-in-mt-hood-national-forest.188932/ See you in the Hood! Cogs and the Target Shooter Information Program Leaders Group.