Red Deer Fish & Game has supported the youth in our community and surrounding areas with our Junior Shooting Program for several years. Once a week youth are invited to participate in either air pistol or air rifle programs. Some take part in both. On occasion and depending on the interest of the youth we also work with .22 long rifles. Fish and Game has invested in equipment for all disciplines so children can experience target shooting with minimal investment with either your family membership or a youth membership.
For the youth that want to go beyond the recreational level of the sport there are lots of opportunities to compete across the province and/or Canada with Red Deer Fish & Game supporting and cheering them on.
The club has produced Provincial Champions in both disciplines (for several years) and these young shooters have been invited to the National Junior Development teams. Target shooting is an Olympic sport that our youth have access to because of all the hard work our members do. Red Deer Fish and Game have coached and supports 3 out of 8 members on the Alberta Teams at the last two Canada Winter Games.