• Rifle Skills for Big Game Hunting
    July 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Phone: 803-543-2296

Rifle Skills for Big Game Hunting


This one-day course covers the fundamentals of rifle safety and marksmanship for big game hunting. Students will receive ~5 hours of quality coaching from OHA and ODFW instructors who are skilled in gun safety, marksmanship, ballistics, and big game hunting. The course begins with a 45-minute classroom session followed by several hours of no-nonsense, hands-on drills and practice. Students will shoot ~50 rounds of ammunition (combination of 22LR and centerfire). There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions, practice technique, and develop the skills and confidence needed to purchase a rifle and start shooting and rifle hunting on their own.

IMPORTANT:  We highly encourage students to bring a big game hunting rifle and ammunition. Don’t have a rifle? No problem. You can borrow one of ours. We are providing bolt action rifles chambered in .22LR and .243 Winchester and all ammunition required to complete the class.  

Topics covered:

  • Selecting a rifle, optics, and accessories for big game hunting
  • Firearm safety rules
  • Operation, function, and safe handling of modern hunting rifles
  • Mounting, zeroing, and truing rifle scopes
  • Marksmanship fundamentals from field positions
  • Big game anatomy, shot selection, and terminal ballistics of hunting bullets
  • Rifle cleaning and maintenance
  • Safe carry, transport and storage of firearms and ammunition

What Is Provided:

  • Bolt action rifles for student use, both .22LR and .243 Winchester
  • Ammunition
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Targets
  • Water

What You Should Bring:

  • Your own rifle! This class is a great opportunity to bond with your gun. If bringing your rifle, you must supply your own ammunition. Bring at least 20 rounds.
  • Lunch and extra drinks
  • Appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes
  • Sunscreen

Contact Information

Contact us at learntohunt@oregonhunters.org with any questions.

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Venue Website:

9020 S Hwy 97, Redmond, 97756, United States