Mt Hood National Forest & NWFA Target Shooter Information Program

Discussion in 'Community Outreach' started by Cogs, Mar 21, 2015.

We need your help with this program!

  1. Yes! I will help operate this program.

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  2. I'd like to help in the future.

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  1. Cogs

    Cogs
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    I sent you an invitation to the TSIP Leaders group. Check you message box.
     
  2. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition
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    Bill, you should know already I'll help if I can and it's local. Keep it in mind.

    Rick
     
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  3. bookem

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    Great program, I want to help where needed.
     
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  4. Cogs

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    Appreciate it, bookem. Thank you.
     
  5. PDXShooter20

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    This is so awesome. We've needed a program like this for a long time. I definitely want to be a part of this. How do I sign up to volunteer?
     
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  6. Ed Guinn

    Ed Guinn
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    Thank you PDXShooter20
    Ron Hackett said:
    What location for the 8th and a start/stop time for the booth
    Thanks for your interest Ron.
    This one will be at the 36 pit again this time.
    Booth will be open 10AM - 2 PM

    36 pit is on hwy 224 past Lazy Bend campground. This is the location for this date.
    Future dates/locations TBD, but the goal is every Saturday.

    Please contact Cogs for more volunteer information if you can't make it to this one
     
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  7. Cogs

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    Hey PDX! Appreciate your show of interest. Yes, we'd love to have you join in and help. I'll send you an invitation to join our TSIP Booth Leaders Group. Join that group and you'll see the organizing behind the scenes. Read at least the first post, then you could skip to the last page to see what the latest schedule is. To read all the other pages, you may need a few extra beers ready and iced down! (It'll take a while!)

    Thanks again!

    Bill
     
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  8. Cogs

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    We've recently add a few new members to our Target Shooter Information Program (TSIP) Booth Leaders Group. Below is a list of our whole team. Give them a shout-out and a like or two when you can!

    The TSIP Booth Leaders Group is a 'Private Conversation' group who communicates behind the scenes to coordinate the logistics of the information booth program. We work out the schedule dates and fine tune the program to help make it as effective as possible.

    To date, these are the NWFA members who put their 'boots on the ground' and are 'digging the trenches' to help save your right to Recreational Sport Shooting on public land. They communicate one-on-one with shooters in the woods to encourage them to join our efforts and help us to keep that right alive and well. In return, we get a cleaner forest, a better reputation, more cooperation from forestry agencies and a more solid definition of Recreational Sport Shooting.

    While we currently have a good team assembled, we are still needing more volunteers to join in. We have a lot of ground to cover and want to expand this program to other forests and public lands. Not everyone has to do the field work. We can use help from people who can contribute in other ways, such as, public relations, info distribution to local businesses, adopt and implement this program in other areas, and so forth...

    This is a unique effort, designed by NWFA and USFS Mt Hood Nat Forest, only found here at Northwest Firearms. We are actively involved in doing something that has lasting value to gun owners. If you can help, we'd love to have you on board!

    This is what 'partnership' and 'volunteering' is all about. Thanks to our NWFA team!!!

     
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  9. BobbySue

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    I am highly interested in volunteering. Please add me to the list. I am free the next two weekends.
     
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  10. Cogs

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    You got it Bobby! Sending you an invite to the Leaders Group!
     
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  11. Who The F R U

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    Nice safety yellow helmet,Is that because she might fall and smash her brain out?
    ( wishful thinking on my part)
     
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  12. Cogs

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    It's part of her costume to help make her point... How dangerous it is out there! Especially when you're a news reporter with an agenda! "You never know where a bullet may end up"!

    Still, it's what we have to deal with. Just too bad they won't report on our efforts to raise awareness and promote good/safe shooting. They'd much rather stir the pot and exaggerate how bad things are. (Makes for better ratings!)
     
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    Who The F R U
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    I'm glad you guy's have a decent group of Forest service people to work with.
    We don't have as bad a problem out here as you guy's do.
    BUT we still get disrespectful jerks from Portland and Vancouver ( and a few from here) out here making big messes in places that are open to shooting.

    Every time we shoot we end up taking home more than we brought.
    85% of the time its 12 gauge shells all over. I just don't get why these people cant pick up after them selves?

    It gets really old when we go to the same spot every 3-4 day's picking up other peoples $heet......:s0013:
     
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  14. Ed Guinn

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    These places now join others in displaying the target shooters information flyer for public access:

    Welcome, Bi-Mart/ SE 172nd and Powell (now selling handguns!) + The Gun Room/SE 56th and Foster.

    Confirmed today, added: Bi-Mart Damascus and Fishermans' Marine in Clackamas.
     
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  15. Alik

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    Is the booth (current location) on 224 past lazy bend campground operating today?
     
  16. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX
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    I don't know for certain but i think if it's the same one, today's booth setup is cancelled.
     
  17. Cogs

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    Yes, cancelled. Because of the potential problems of the storm.
     
  18. Ed Guinn

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    Do you want to know where to go shooting?:D
    Get the latest information and maps to local spots.

    Another TSIP booth presentation is planned for this Saturday, Sept. 19.

    Where?
    Past Estacada, up the Clackamas River, along Hwy 224.

    The program still needs more volunteers to help staff the booth for this and future set ups.

    No experience is needed, but the ability to work outdoors all day, with desire for public contact is essential.

    :)If you have sales, trade show, merchandising, display, or other experience in public information - you are especially welcome!

    :)If you have access to, or experience with, flyer or brochure development and printing - or have media or IT experience - you are needed!

    :)Do you have a pickup or suv that you can haul booth materials for the setups in?

    :)Do you like the idea of continued access to public lands for recreational target shooting?

    :eek:Are you disgusted with trashed out shooting spots?:mad:

    :)Do you have an interest in meeting the public in an outdoor setting and sharing your knowledge of safe, ethical target shooting practices?

    :DGet in touch with Cogs, and let him know that you're willing and able to help with this effort.

    Please volunteer:rolleyes: to join and work with your fellow NWFA members and local LEO's in this public outreach, and help preserve our 2A rights.:D
     
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  19. Cogs

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    The USFS has donated a few choice items that we will use as gifts of appreciation to those who volunteer to help run the Target Shooter Information Booth! Those items are; Otis gun cleaning kits ($50 items each), Ammo cans, and some fun "Splatter Targets".

    Here's what we'll do with them...

    If you help run the Target Shooter Information Booth;
    • 1 time, = A Free Splatter Target
    • 2 times = A Free Ammo can
    • 4 times = A Free Otis gun cleaning kit.
    "While supplies last". We have several of each but they will be gone before you know it.

    There is room for 3-4 people at each booth set up. You don't have to be a member of the TSIP Booth Leaders Group. Our next booth runs Sat, Sept 19th, 2015, however, let us know ASAP so we can schedule properly. Send a message to me, Cogs, or Ed Guinn. We will get you the details about where and when to meet.

    We appreciate your help and look forward to working with you! Thank you!

    Cogs
     
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  20. Ed Guinn

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    Despite a late morning start, and ending at 2 PM - the booth set up Saturday 9/19 welcomed over 30 people.

    25 information packets were handed out, with free earplugs and box, or paper targets.

    It was the first time that the big new pavilion canopy was used, along with new tables, target displays and storage bins. (Thanks rangerlars and the USFS!)

    This may be the last one for the season though, considering weather and lack of volunteer availability. (Fall is busy!)

    Recruiting committed volunteers will continue to be a challenge for Cogs and rangerlars. Want to help out?

    The fall and winter months provide opportunities to define and produce protocol and procedures, along with developing and sourcing promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, banners and signs.

    It's been fun helping keep this thing going over the last few months, and the best part was learning from all the great volunteers and people who stopped by the booth. :)

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