Hunter Education

Message To Youth

I am a senior attending the University of Oregon. I will graduate with a degree in Ethnic Studies in December of 2008. I am currently Co-Chair of the Black Student Union and I participate with in other multicultural forums and student group activities to make life on campus more inclusive.

I am really a hunter in student’s clothing. I love the feel of a shotgun. There’s nothing like knocking down a limit of seven ducks out of the sky on a cold morning. I’m pictured here with my dad and my brother Kenny when I was 12 years old. I also loved the Saturday afternoons I spent with my Dad at the Portland Gun Club shooting skeet. As a teenager we always began the fall by going out to the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area to a shotgun clinic for kids, sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. During the winter we hunted waterfowl with our friend Ryan Strong on North Sauvie Island. Ryan is one of the best callers in the world. We almost always got our limit.

I want to encourage young men and women to consider taking up the sport of hunting. If done safely it is a lot of fun. Please see the other information on this page regarding the state’s new Mentored Youth Hunting Program. I’m hoping adult hunters will step and take a kid hunting like my Dad took me. Also, you can now take the academic portion of the required Hunter Education Program for youth hunters between the ages of 12 and 18 online.

Hunters also get involved in conservation, which will help to preserve all the species of animals that we have now for generations to come and other civic activities.

Thank you for viewing our website.

Donnell Chocolate Adair

The mission of the African American Hunting Association, LLC (AAHA) is to increase the number of African Americans and urban residents living in the United States involved in hunting, game management, shooting sports and conservation.

The AAHA supports the rights of all Americans to hunt for food and for sport. The AAHA believes that hunting is a legitimate endeavor. The AAHA supports the rights of individuals to own and use firearms and other weapons in accordance with the Constitution of the United States and all applicable federal, state and local laws. The AAHA invites everyone who support the mission, goals and objectives of our organization to participate with us regardless of their individual race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. All are welcome to join AAHA.

The AAHA will work to promote better understanding and acceptance of the sport of hunting at the local, regional and national level. The AAHA will increase involvement of African American individuals and families in hunting and associated outdoor sports such as camping, hiking, fishing, biking, photography, etc. The AAHA will increase the opportunity for African American hunters to obtain state of the art or the best hunting equipment each hunter can afford. The AAHA will provide increased opportunities for African Americans to hunt locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.