SOUTHEAST GUILFORD FFA HUNTER SAFETY TEAM
The Southeast Guilford FFA Hunter Safety Team is compiled of students from SE High & Middle School who have an interest in promoting the safe sport of hunting and shooting. The team practices for competition in shotgun, .22 rifle, archery and hunter skills/orienteering.
Hunter safety skills are the most important characteristic of the Hunter Safety Team. All team members are required to take written tests on hunter safety skills. Material for these tests comes from Today’s Hunter certification course book. It is highly recommended that all who are trying out review this material prior to the first try-out date, as passing a written test at tryouts is required to be eligible for the Hunter Safety Team. A score of 70 or greater on the written exam is required and you may take the test twice, if needed, to obtain required passing score.
Available events for tryouts are: shotgun, .22 rifle & archery. Students can try out for as many events as you like. Try-out fee is $10.00, PER EVENT. Fee is one time only per event. It guarantees 4 scores per event & helps to pay for tryout ammo and targets. Two scores are to be posted per try-out date, so you need to attend 2 tryout dates to be considered for the team.
Tryouts are Nov 3rd, Nov 17th& Dec 1st, 2018 - By 9:00am - At Team Range at 6308 Company Mill Rd
(Must come to 2 tryouts – bring equipment sighted and ready to shoot)
Tune-up Days for equipment Oct 13th& 20th, 2018 9am -11am at range
Parent and Student Orientation meeting Sunday Oct 28th, 2018 2-4pm, SEHS Cafe
•Have a Hunter Education Certification number OR complete a Hunter Ed Certification course by November 3rd, 2018
Hunter Education Certification course scheduled on 9/8/18 from 9:00-4:00 at Alamance Fire Dept on Alamance Ch Rd. Registration is required - contact Brian Newell 336-327-1948
•Attend practices on scheduled Saturdays until end of April (Detailed list of all dates is attached) •$10.00 tryout fee for EACH EVENT you wish to participate. Post four scores to determine team eligibility. (can only post 2 per try-out date) •Have tryout fees, permission form, code of conduct and release & indemnity agreements completed, signed and turned in before orientation. Turn in completed forms & tryout fees to Rm 1132 at SE High (G. Newell), Rm 213 at SE Middle (A. Brown) before orientation. If paying with check, make payable to Southeast FFA Alumni Affiliates. •Shooting equipment, as well as eye / ear protection are required. (shotgun, .22 rifle, bow & 6 arrows – depending on which event(s) you are trying out for. We have team equipment and eye/ear protection, if you don’t have your own.) •Be a member of SEHS or SEMS FFA by 11/3/18.
Head Coach Contact: Ed Lawless: (336) 382-7961
Text or Call if you must miss a practice
DO NOT BRING ANY RIFLE AMMO – EVER!
Rifle rules are as follows:
* ONLY standard .22 rifles primarily used for hunting purposes
* Safety on the rifle must work
* Open, peep, aperture or optical sights are allowed
Scopes must not have the capability of magnifying greater than nine (9) power
* Rifle weight cannot exceed 8 ½ pounds including sling
* Minimum trigger pull of 2 ½pounds
*No adjustable stocks, adjustable cheek pieces or hook butt plates.
*Must shoot from 4 positions - Sitting, kneeling, standing and prone (lying down)
*ALL .22 AMMUNITION IS PROVIDED
Refer to YHEST 2018 Official Rules and Regulations for more details
https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Before-the-Hunt/Hunter-Education-Courses/ Youth-Hunter-Education-Skills-Tournament/tag/smoke (rules and mission tab towards bottom of page, download official rules)
•BRING YOUR OWN EYE & EAR PROTECTION (if you have it)
DO NOT BRING ANY BROAD HEADS – EVER!
Bow and arrow rules are as follows:
* Hunting type bows, either compound, recurve or longbow are allowed
* Fixed, peep and slide bar sights are allowed – no magnification
* One stabilizer, not to exceed 12 inches, is allowed
* Only practice tips are allowed (no range finders or broad heads)
•MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 6 ARROWS
DO NOT BRING ANY SHOTGUN AMMO – EVER!
Shotgun rules are as follows:
* 12 or 20 gauge shotguns are allowed
* Capable of shooting 2 shells without reloading
* Safety must work on the shotgun
* ALL SHOTGUN AMMUNITION IS PROVIDED
•BRING YOUR OWN EYE & EAR PROTECTION (if you have it)
SOUTHEAST HUNTER SAFETY TEAM PRACTICE CALENDAR
BELOW IS A LIST OF ALL PRACTICE DATES AND TOURNAMENTS DATES.
THESE DATES ARE VITAL AND SHOULD BE PLACED ON YOUR CALENDAR IMMEDIATELY.
IF PRACTICE IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, A MAKE-UP DATE WILL BE EMAILED.
Tune-up Days Oct 13th& 20th, 2018 9am -11am
Oct 28thOrientation MtgSE High School Café 2:00-4:00pm Nov 3rdEvaluation TryoutsHunter Skills Events / All forms already turned in or will be unable to try out (No Exceptions) Nov 17thEvaluation TryoutsHunter Skills Events Dec 1stEvaluation TryoutsHunter Skills Events Dec 3rdCoaches meetingTeam Selections Dec 8thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Dec 15thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Jan 5thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Jan 12thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Jan 19thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Jan 26thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Feb 2ndPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Feb 9thFederation Tourn Hunter Skills Events including Test on Todays Hunter book & Ducks at Distance Feb 16thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events Feb 23rdPRACTICEHunter Skills Events March 2ndDistrict Tourn Hunter Skills Events including Test on Todays Hunter book & Ducks at a Distance March/AprilPractices IF eligible for StateIf place high enough at District and are eligible for StateTournament – Hunter Skills Events including Tests in preparation for State Tournament March 9thCook OutHunter Skills Events/Fun Shoot March 16thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events March 23rdPRACTICEHunter Skills Events March 30thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events April 6thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events April 13thPRACTICEHunter Skills Events April 27thState Tourn Hunter Skills Events including Test on Todays Hunter book & Ducks at a Distance
YOUR ATTENDANCE AFFECTS THE TEAM.
https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Before-the-Hunt/Hunter-Education-Courses/Youth-Hunter-Education-Skills-Tournament/tag/smoke (Rules and Mission tab towards bottom of page, download official rules)
Eligibility requirements to be a member of the SE Hunter Safety Team:
Regular attendance (coaching staff must be notified if you won’t be at practice) Attention to safety, positive attitude and respect towards other team members & coaches Receive a 70 or better on one written test, taken during try-outs. Post four scores per event in which trying out for. The lowest score will be dropped and the remaining three are averaged. This average must be greater than 150 for High School and 140 for Middle School, per event. If your average for the 2 evaluation try-out days is less than this requirement, you can post two additional scores on the 3rd evaluation day; however, all posted scores, minus one, will be averaged. Sponsorships are required by all team members. All final team decisions will be coaches’ discretion.
Scoring Guidelines & Competition Team Selection:
Demonstration of range/hunter safety rules/team work and good attitude Practice scores are kept, analyzed/averaged and emailed. 2 scores per event can be posted at each practice, “TIME PERMITTING”. Posting scores over a longer period promotes increased attendance, exposure to coaches and team, improved scores and opportunity to practice safety. Placement selection in the competition team is based on the member’s event practice score average. A minimum of 12 scores are required. These must be posted the week before District. If a member has more than 12 scores, the most recent 12 are averaged. Team members with the 5 highest averages are the candidates for tournament positions. Other team members may be alternates, if another team cannot be created. If there is a tie, YHESTD official rules 4.6 are followed to determine tournament positions.
•Minimum of a 70 average on written tests is required to be on the competition team. Extenuating circumstances may excuse the minimum participation. These circumstances will be reviewed by the coaching staff and parents/legal guardians of student. Examples: injuries, eligible new student, other personal interferences and weather. All final team decisions will be coaches’ discretion. •Attendance -2 missed practices, without contacting the coaching staff, results in team suspension -If suspended, a meeting between parent/legal guardian, coaching staff/coach and team member is required to be reinstated to the team.
COMPETITION TEAM IDENTIFICATION:
Brackets are High School or Middle School If a team has students from both brackets, it will compete as a High School team. The quantity of teams will be determined by the amount of coaching staff, facilities, funding and available number of students for each event.
Head Coach Contact: Ed Lawless (336) 382-7961