SOUTHEAST GUILFORD FFA HUNTER SAFETY TEAM
The Southeast Guilford FFA Hunter Safety Team is compiled of students from SE High School and SE Middle School who have an interest in promoting the safe sport of hunting and shooting. The team practices for competitions.A team is composed of 5 players in4 events to create 20 positions.The 4 events are Hunter skills, Archery, .22 Rifle & Shotgun (Trap). The Middle school and High School team will practice and compete separately.
Hunter safety skills is the most important aspect of the Hunter Safety Team. You must be able to identify game animals, know how to hunt them and hunt safely.Hunter safety also teaches survival skills, first aid and wildlife conservation. All team members are required to take written tests on hunter safety skills. Material for these tests is taken directly from Today’s Hunter certification course book.
Available events for tryout evaluations are: shotgun, .22 rifle & archery. Students can try out for 1, 2 or 3 events. Evaluation fee is $10.00, PER EVENT. Thefee guarantees four scores per event. Two scores are posted per evaluation date, so you need to attend 2 evaluation dates to be eligible.
Parent and Student Orientation meeting Sunday Nov 17th, 2019 2-4pm, SEHS Cafe
Tune-up & Equipment Set-up Nov 23rd, 2019 9am – 1pm at range
Evaluations are Dec 7th, Dec 14th& Dec 21st, 2019 Start time 9 am
At Team Range - 6308 Company Mill Road
(Must complete 4 evaluation scores – bring equipment sighted and ready to shoot)
Team Member - Requirements:
•Have a Hunter Education Certification number OR complete a Hunter Ed Certification course by November23rd, 2019
Hunter Education Certification course scheduled on 9/21/19 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 evaluation fee for EACH EVENT you wish to participate. Need four scores to determine team eligibility. (can only post 2 per evaluation date) •Have evaluation fees, permission form, code of conduct and release & indemnity agreements completed, signed and turned in before orientation meeting. Turn in completed forms &evaluation fees to Rm 1132 at SE High (G. Newell) or Front Office at SE Middle (A. Willard). 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 your event(s). We have team equipment and eye/ear protection, if you donot have your own.) •Be a member of SEHS or SEMS FFA by 11/23/19.
Head Coach Contact: Ed Lawless: (336) 382-7961
Text or Call if you must miss a practice
DO NOT BRING ANY RIFLE AMMO – EVER!
* 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 2019 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!
* 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 (no range finders or broad heads)
•MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 6 ARROWS
DO NOT BRING ANY SHOTGUN AMMO – EVER!
* 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 – Set-up Day Nov 23rd, 2019 9am – 1pm
Nov 17thOrientation MtgSE High School Café 2 – 4pm Nov23rdTune-up - Set-upHelp you check equipment and recommend changes. Dec 7thEvaluationHunter Skills Events Dec 14thEvaluationHunter Skills Events Dec 21stEvaluationHunter Skills Events Jan 4thPracticeHunter Skills Events Jan 11thPracticeHunter Skills Events Jan 18thPracticeHunter Skills Events Jan 25thPracticeHunter Skills Events Feb 1stPracticeHunter Skills Events Feb 8thPracticeHunter Skills Events Feb 15thFederation Tournament Hunter Skills Events including Test on Todays Hunter book & Ducks at a Distance Feb 22ndPracticeHunter Skills Events Feb 29thPracticeHunter Skills Events March 1stDistrict TestingALL team members, including Alternates, must take test March 7thDistrict TournamentHunter Skills Events including Test on Todays Hunter book & Ducks at a Distance March/AprilPractices IF eligible for StateMust place high enough at District to be eligible for StateTournament – Hunter Skills Events including Tests in preparation for State Tournament March 14thCook OutHunter Skills Events/Fun Shoot March 21stPracticeHunter Skills Events if qualified for State March 28thPracticeHunter Skills Events if qualified for State April 4thPracticeHunter Skills Events if qualified for State April 11thPracticeHunter Skills Events if qualified for State April 18thPracticeHunter Skills Events if qualified for State April 25thState TournamentHunter 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 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 team decisions are made by the coaches and are final.
Scoring Guidelines & Competition Team Selection:
Demonstration of range/hunter safety rules, team work and good attitude Practice scores are kept, averaged and emailed after each practice. 2 scores per event can be posted at each practice, “TIME PERMITTING”. 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.
Extenuating circumstances may alter minimum participation requirements. These circumstances will be reviewed by the coaching staff and parents/legal guardians of student. Examples: injuries, eligible new student, or weather. All team decisions are made by the coaches and are final. If a team member misses 2 practices, without contacting the coaching staff, the member is suspended. 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 number of teams for competition will be determined by the amount of coaching staff, facilities, funding and number of students for each event.