Chapter Meeting Info
Covid Update: Due to scheduling changes at the range and covid restrictions, please see the calendar tab for information regarding online and in-person meetings for the Seattle chapter
Where: Kenmore Shotgun Range 1031 228th St SW, Bothell, WA 98021
When: 4th Monday of the Month. Trap from 5p to 7p. Business meeting/speaker starts at 7p. (January - October)
Description: Members usually shoot trap and 5-stand for a couple hours before the meeting. At 7 we serve pizza and start a short business meeting, typically followed by a program or speaker. Check out the calendar for monthly details on speakers and programs. Please bring $5 to help cover the cost of pizza and the meeting space.
Our chapter services King County and South Snohomish County. While many of our members hunt outside of our chapter area, we develop a community of hunters that is centered in more urban areas, and believe it or not, there is public access hunting grounds in our area.
The Seattle chapter strives to protect and improve the hunting areas in our counties and conserve waterfowl habitat within our growing urban centers. It is also very important to us to introduce and educate those who do live in urban areas about the wildlife opportunities nearby and around the state.
You can find some of our past and upcoming projects on the programs tab, as well as our goals for the year listed below. We are always looking for new ideas, so join today and let's get to work.
Chapter Chair Description
If you are interested in the newly vacant chapter chair position, please reach out to James Ono at Ohnoitsono2009@hotmail.com or 425-233-5936
Here is a brief description of the duties of the Chapter Chair - Chapter Chair Job Description
Whistling Wings Hunt Retriever Club Presentation
At last month's meeting, Doug Burt, the president of the Whistling Wings Hunt Retriever Club spoke to us about dog training. The link below is to the recorded meeting. The recording starts with our business meeting and then progresses into his presentation and finishes with his live demo. When we moved outside the wifi reception was not as good, so the quality suffered.Link: https://jamesono.my.webex.com/jamesono.my/ldr.php?RCID=a2e0bf8efb294a34a56f0c9909019e7b
Business Items and Decoy Strategy
- Opportunities with state/corporate organization for leadership positions as well as mentorship and promotion team. Please contact officers or board members if interested.
- Chapter leadership opportunities. If your interested in joining the leadership team for the Seattle chapter, please contact the chapter chair.
- Duck box builds. If you would like to volunteer to help organize a build party, please contact the chapter chair.
- Union River blind builds - This project is now fully funded and the first work party is 5/16. If you are interested or would like to receive updates please contact Kurt Snyder 360-485-9353.
- Drayton Harbor Non-Shooting Ordinance. Please contact Whatcom City Council and join the zoom meeting to voice your opinion regarding this baseless proposal.
Decoy Strategy Whiteboard Session:
We had a great session where people shared their decoy strategies in different applications. None of us are experts, but interesting information for how others set their spreads. This could be a great resource for new hunters. It could also be helpful for veteran hunters that want new ideas or are hunting new situations. A recording of our session can be found below.
Recording link: https://jamesono.my.webex.com/jamesono.my/ldr.php?RCID=16a3c4669cfb4c9ab3a4a94bc4396e50
Turkey Talk with Matt Stevens
We attempted our first hybrid meeting by live-streaming an in-person presentation by Matt Stevens. Since this was our first time doing a hybrid meeting, we welcome any feedback on how we can make it better. We recorded the live session which you can watch here:
Swan & Snow Goose Presentation
For those of you who missed Martha Jordan's presentation about this year's swan and snow goose migration, the recording of the presentation can be found below.
Webex meeting recording: Martha Jordan Swan/Snow Goose Presentation
Recording link: https://jamesono.my.webex.com/jamesono.my/ldr.php?RCID=0e2e42d009bb4bbb9074451775710be8
Our goal this year is to complete the projects listed below. Many of them are in limbo due to Covid. If you are interested in getting involved in any of these projects, please let us know!
Smith Island Cleanup and Tour
Ebey Island/Spencer Island Tour
Duck Boxes (Snoqualmie Valley/Issaquah/Bellevue)
Install New Nesting Boxes & Tubes
Stillwater Access Improvement
Partner with Other Chapters for Union River Area Blind Build
Waterfowl Habitat and Access Program Blind Maintenance
Annual Youth Shoot
Willipa Youth Hunt
Waterfowl 101 Course
Ferd Nist Shooting Competition
Family Day BBQ
Corporate Gun Raffle