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Conservation and Education

Local Conservation Groups

High Desert Quail Forever meets at AVGC.  We host a monthly Trap Shoot at the Apple Valley Gun Club on the first Sunday of each month from 8 am to 11 am.   Business meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday in the Clubhouse at 6:00pm.

Society for the Conservation of Big Horn Sheep meets at Bass Pro Shops every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the small conference room behind the indoor range on the second floor.  Details can be found at https://www.sheepsociety.com

Hunter Education Program

The Apple Valley Gun Club hosts the California Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Program.  Classes are scheduled monthly, normally on the third Saturday of each month.  This course is an Internet supported, four hour class. In order to register you must complete the course prework at: https://homestudy.ihea.com/  The Internet pre-course is free. The instructors will also meet with you prior to the class to give you a Today’s Hunter in California workbook and some other study materials. Once you have completed the pre-work course, download your test results, complete your workbook, and attend our next four hour test session. The test session is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.  Children under 18 are free.   Also, contact the instructors for upcoming Department of Fish and Game Advanced Clinics.

Child Firearm Safety and Education

The NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program that for over 30 years has helped keep kids safe. The program was developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts. It began in 1988 with one mission: teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. In 2015 the NRA introduced a fresh, new Eddie and added some friends—his Wing Team. Though Eddie has evolved, his mission has not. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Eddie and his friends are still focused on telling children that if they see a gun, they need to Stop! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up.

You talk about stranger danger, Internet safety, fire drills and more with children…so why not include gun safety? The program makes no value judgments about firearms, no firearms are ever used, and it covers an important topic that needs to be addressed with kids. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets and matchbooks, firearms are simply treated as a part of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EDDIE EAGLE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN.

Links to Conservation and Education Programs and Groups:

The Apple Valley Gun Club also hosts numerous Conservation and Outdoor groups. If you are interested in learning more about outdoor opportunities in the High Desert, check out the following organizations and links:

High Desert Quail Forever
https://www.highdesertquailforever.net/

The Society for the Conservation of Big Horn Sheep
https://sheepsociety.com/

California Deer Association (So Cal Chapter)
https://www.caldeer.com/southern-ca.htm

Ducks Unlimited (Southern California)
https://www.ducks.org/Page2650.aspx

Water For Wildlife
www.waterforwildlife.us/contact.html

High Desert Predators
www.californiavarmintcallers.com/meeting.htm

County of San Bernardino Shooting Areas Map
https://www.specialdistricts.org/2/FishandGame/docs/2010_cnty_shooting_areas_final.pdf

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