Rabbit Creek Youth Rimfire League

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The purpose of the Youth Rimfire League at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park is to provide new or inexperienced shooters a safe and supervised program to develop consistency and accuracy in rifle marksmanship. The focus is on individual improvement and discipline. The League will follow the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, specifically the Rimfire Rifle Qualification.

  • The League is open to 10 participants, ages 10 to 15 years-old.
  • Youth Rimfire League consists of a ten-week program held in the spring (February–May).
  • Participants will shoot on Monday nights from 6:00–7:30pm.
  • Participants must come dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • Participants have a weekly ammunition allowance, will shoot with coaching and will score their own targets.
  • Coaches are trained and certified by the NRA and the Department of Fish and Game
  • League .22's are available, so participants do not need to have their own rifle. League participants may use their own .22 if approved in advance by their coaches.
  • The cost for the 10-week League is $150 which covers the use of .22 rifles, ammo, targets, certificates, and range fees.
  • Basic eye and ear protection will also be provided and must be worn at all times when on the range.
  • Each week the participants will be working towards completing a Course of Fire.

Rating

Number of Courses

Minimum Score Per Course/Possible Scout

Basic Practical

This rating is achieved by completing the practical exercise conducted during an NRA Basic Rifle Course

Pro-Marksman

2

100/200

Marksman

2

125/200

Marksman 1st Class

3

150/200

Sharpshooter

4

165/200

Expert

6

180/200

Distinguished Expert

191/200 or better 10 times or 191/200 4 times at Rimfire Rifle NRA Postal Match

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Rules of Behavior

  • League members represent the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, their families, and themselves. Therefore, each league member agrees to conduct himself or herself in accordance with a no-tolerance "no-horseplay" standard of behavior while involved in league activities.
  • Safe and enjoyable recreation is the ultimate objective. Therefore each league member agrees to a no-tolerance rule regarding safe firearm handling practices. If any league member violates any cardinal rule of firearm safety they will be immediately removed from the squad rotation.
  • No league member or parent shall "coach" or advise any other league member on shooting. Coaches certified by the NRA and the Department of Fish and Game will provide all shooting instruction.
  • No league member shall make disparaging remarks about other league members' shooting ability or performance.
  • Each league member will support and encourage all other members of the league.
  • Each league member must dedicate themselves to each other and commit to shooting each week if at all possible.
  • We encourage family members to attend practice. Be aware that all non-participants are required to follow the same safety and behavioral rules as participants. Non-participants will be asked to leave the shooting area if they do not comply.

Registration for the 2018 Rimfire League will be available online shortly. League will start February 26th and will run through May 7th (we will take a week off for Spring Break).

Important Information

  • All participants must have a Basic Hunter Education Certification Card. Please visit www.huntereducation.alaska.gov for more information about getting your Basic Hunter Education Certification.
  • Shooter Orientation will be held Tuesday February 20th at 6:00pm. Additional information will be provided upon registration.
  • Shooters must be 10 years old by February 26, 2018.
  • For questions, please contact dfg.dwc.hitprogram@alaska.gov or (907) 267-2196.