Recent Projects You Made Possible with Your Donations!
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JHSSF supports 4-H shooting programs: JHSSF continues to fulfill its mission of educating youth in the shooting sports. Over the last 2 years the JHSSF has supported the 4-H shooting and archery programs in Teton County by issuing numerous grants totaling over $10,000. These grants that have been used to buy new competition air rifles, targets and target traps for the rifle program and new compound bows, arrows and targets for the archery program. The 4-H members have used the equipment during the Teton County Fair and at the Wyoming State shoots. Our hope is that early exposure to these activities will produce lifelong participants of the people our grants have helped, 23 shotgun, 34 archery and 25 rifle youth participants.
JHSSF supports Wyoming Hunter Education in in Teton County and beyond: JHSSF has issued several grants in support of Hunter Education. The first grant was for a set of Mossberg training guns. This set includes all 5 basic actions in firearms manufactured by Mossberg. Each of the guns has a functioning, but non-firing, action as well as a blaze orange stock to indicate that it is for training purposes. These guns have been used by over 200 hunter education students in Teton County.
JHSSF also provided a grant to purchase hunter safety DVDs so that each instructor could have his own copy for classes they teach. This saves the instructor time when putting together materials for their courses.
Again, JHSSF reached beyond Teton County when they provided a grant to translate the Wyoming Hunter Education Exam into Spanish. This exam has been used in Teton County and as far away as Evanston and Wheatland. This translation has made it easier for our dual language students to be successful in the class and join the hunting cadre in Wyoming.
By State statute Hunter Education instructors are only allowed to charge a maximum of $10 per student for the 14 to 18 hour course. In an effort to increase classes in Teton county JHSSF is paying the instructors an additional stipend of $20 per student completing the class. JHSSF continues to fulfill its mission of education by being a strong supporter of Wyoming Hunter Education.
.22 Caliber Rifles for youth: In the spring of 2014 the JHSSF purchased three .22 caliber rifles for youth use. They were purchased and set up with scopes by firearms trainer Shepard Humphries, and are available for any organized youth shooting event in Jackson, whether public, private, for-profit or non-profit. We hope youth will wear these rifles out within three years and will learn proper safety and handling by doing so. They have been used at many youth shooting events. Email Shepard to borrow the rifles.
Youth Shooting Program: JHGC Board member and local philanthropist Shepard Humphries proposed, organized and implemented a youth leadership shooting program for the summer of 2014. Many thanks to the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience coaches for donating their time for these events!
Girls Actively Participating: by Lynn Sherwood
Ear Muffs for public use: In April 2014 the JHSSF purchased 25 pairs of passive ear protection muffs. A handful will be kept in the JHGC warming room, and as they are broken or lost will be replaced. This will save Rangemaster Dan from having to hand out pairs, and will make them available even during member-only hours. Help yourself everyone, please just leave them in the warming room when you are finished. A big thanks to Shepard Humphries with Jackson Hole Shooting Experience for suggesting this idea and for ordering the muffs!
2013 & 2014 .22 Caliber Turkey Shoot In the fall of 2013 Shepard Humphries requested a grant to organize a .22 Caliber Turkey Shoot. Numerous local shooters volunteered their time to help coach and 15 locals and tourists participated! The instructors worked hard and made the event a grand success while igniting a passion for shooting in the minds of many!
Tactical and Hunter First Aid Workshop by Dr. Will Smith of Wilderness and Emergency Medicine Consulting, LLC was organized by Shepard Humphries of the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience. This class offered hunters and range users valuable information about treating gunshot wounds. The JHSSF assisted by providing scholarships to JHGC frequent range users.
Camp Postcard: The Jackson Police Department would like to thank the Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation for their generous contribution to Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams). Five lucky 5th graders from Teton County accompanied other campers from across the state to participate in this year’s camp. Part of the camp was learning about gun safety and marksmanship. After learning the basics they competed on the target range and accomplished some tight groups with the .22 long rifles. Discipline, focus, and friendly competition was the lesson of the day. Thanks again! -Jackson Police Department, School Resource Officer
2012 .22 Caliber Turkey Shoot In the fall of 2012 Shepard Humphries requested a grant to organize a .22 Caliber Turkey Shoot. Numerous local shooters volunteered their time to help coach, and rather than the anticipated attendance of 10-15 people, close to 50 locals and tourists arrived! The instructors worked hard and made the event a grand success while igniting a passion for shooting in the minds of many!
Special targets were designed and ordered by Shepard Humphries for the event with the assistance of competitive shooter Randy Wilde, and they have since been shared with shooting ranges statewide including Casper, Dubois and Pinedale. Thanks to all the volunteers!
Marketing for Fund-raising: In an effort to raise more funds, we have ordered promotional materials including hats, banners, pens & scope lens cleaners. We also purchased a new website: supportjhshooting.org and are doing other marketing. We hope to educate local shooting enthusiasts about how they can become involved with JHSSF. (Summer 2013) A big thanks to Shepard Humphries for ordering these items and volunteering many hours of work!
Women’s Shotgunning Clinic This past summer 2012 Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) partnered with the Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation (JHSSF) to conduct a ladies shotgun clinic at the Jackson Hole Gun Club. The clinic was attended by 16 women of all skill levels, including some women who had never even touched a gun before.
Participants handled 12, 20, 28, and .410 gauge shotguns and ammo; learned safe firearms handling and storage; and practiced shooting, all under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. Participants received one-on-one instruction from experienced NSCA trained instructors Heather Shideman of Cody, Alan Brumsted of Jackson, WGFD Hunter Education Coordinator Jim Dawson and NRA Training Counselor & Shotgun Instructor Lynn Sherwood of Jackson Hole Shooting, LLC. Thanks to Alan Brumsted and Lynn Sherwood for volunteering their time for this clinic without pay!
“The ladies clinic offers a welcoming environment for ladies wanting to learn the skills necessary to be a successful shooter,” said Dawson. “The class is designed to be supportive, friendly, and non-competitive. For some, it’s just a matter of feeling more comfortable around a firearm; others become life-long shooters.”
The clinic was made possible by a generous donation from the JHSSF working in conjunction with the WGFD Hunter Education program and the time donated by Alan Brumsted & Lynn Sherwood. “Clearly this was a positive experience for everyone involved, especially the ladies,” said JHSSF board member and participating instructor Alan Brumsted. “We hope to make this an annual event for Jackson.”
“This is a great venue for introducing new shotgunners to the sport with wonderful support from the JHSSF board of directors and range manager Dan Dugan,” said Dawson. “I hope to be involved in future clinics with the JHSSF folks.”
JHGC Navigating Legal Minefields of CCW public class. In 2011 the JHSSF partnered with the JHGC and the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience to offer a class by attorney Ken Willis. Mr. Willis presented to a packed room for 3 hours and emphasized that shooting another person with a gun in defense should only be a last resort when no other options are possible.
Self Defense Primer – Local Options class. In 2011 the JHSSF partnered with the JHGC and the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience to offer a class by numerous instructors including representatives from local law enforcement, martial artists, shooting instruction providers, verbal de-escalation and other experts. This well-attended class offered attendees information on how to keep themselves, those they love and their property safer.
Cowboy Action League Target Stands. In 2012 the Cowboy Action shooters asked for $500 to go toward metal target stands for their matches. The JHSSF approved this request and along with a grant from the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience of $150, and a nice discount from WEDCO was able to purchase 10 new target stands. WEDCO has volunteered to cut fun targets from a piece of steel that is in storage at the JHGC. Together, these new targets and stands will make for an even more exciting SASS experience! A big thanks to Shepard Humphries for handling all the background work and for ordering these stands.
Star Valley Pony Club Event. The JHSSF approved a grant for up to $650 for the Star Valley Pony Club for eye protection and other related expenses for an air pistol event at the JH Gun Club on March 16, 2012. Each attending girl will be given a pair of protective glasses. Attending girls hail from many surrounding states. Local shooting Instructors Mark Roundtree, Lynn Sherwood, Michael Johnson, Larry Carrol, Steve Ashworth, Wes Womack, Chris Arasmith and Shepard Humphries donated their time for this event.
JHGC Rifle Bay berm. Description coming soon from JHGC President Jake Hanson (2011) Recent Projects You Made Possible with Your Donations!
JHGC 22 Bay. Description coming soon from JHGC President Jake Hanson (2011) Recent Projects You Made Possible with Your Donations!
JHGC SEB Classroom. Description coming soon from JHGC President Jake Hanson (2011) Recent Projects You Made Possible with Your Donations!
JH Gun Club Rangemaster Dan Dugan historically led most fund-raising efforts and subsequent infrastructure improvement projects. The JHSSF became a stronger organization with an active board of directors in 2011, but until then, Dan handled most aspects of most projects including the SEB classroom, pistol bays, rifle bay berm, .22 bay and his office. The JHSSF board of directors wishes to thank Dan for his many substantial contributions over the years and promises to step up and perform our duties as we should have been doing in the past. Many thanks for picking up our slack Dan!!!! (2012)