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Father's Day Blast/Cast/Raft

Dear Families,

Bring dad out to Red's Fly Shop for a unique day to remember.  Our Father's Day event involves river rafts, live country music, shotguns, fly rods, BBQ, and finally... locally brewed Whipsaw Beer.  Lets show our appreciation for all the old man has done over the years.  Like attending band concerts, ballet recitals, field trips, and every dad's favorite adventure... the dreaded parent teacher conference!  Need we go on?  It's the perfect formula to make a couple of great memories with dad.  He deserves this!

Your family will have two choices of fun adventures, followed by amazing country music and a BBQ at Canyon River Ranch.  Both options include shooting a round of sporting clays with personal instruction included from one of our professional staff members.  This is a fun, safe, and affordable way to learn basic wingshooting or simply shake off the rust. Everyone loves it.

June 18th Father's Day Blast n' Cast... or BLAST n' RAFT!

Two Options and Both Include FREE Admission to the Country Music Concert Afterward!

  • $99 Blast 'n Cast - per person
  • OR... $124 Blast 'n Raft - per person
  • *Dad is FREE, just enter promo code "DADCAST" OR "DADRAFT" upon online registration. With a minimum of 1 paid guest, dad gets to join us at no charge.

Can't make it on Father's Day? We do Cast 'n Blast Trips every Friday and Sunday!  

*Father's Day Promo not valid on other dates.  

$99 Blast 'n Cast OR... $125 Blast 'n RAFT

Or... Call and speak with a real live person at (509) 933-2300!

Father's Day Adventure Details

Shooters will be scheduled to start at 9 am, 10 am, or 11 am and our staff will contact you to confirm your start time prior to the trip. We'll provide everything you need, just dress appropriately for your chosen activity. Like water sandals for the Blast 'n Raft option for example.

All families will start with the 2 hour shooting adventure that is great for youth, beginners, or advanced sportsmen.  Groups will return from the shooting course to the resort for a short intermission where you can grab a beer, glass of wine, or lunch at Canyon River Grill which is conveniently located inside Red's Fly Shop!  After the break, groups will enjoy either fly casting lessons or river rafting. 

*there will be plenty of time for a great meal at Canyon River Grill!

The fly casting lessons will be fun and casual.  You can even bring a beverage from Canyon River Grill down to the lawn with you!  Participate for as long or short as you like. 

The river rafting will include transportation for your group upstream a few miles and you will float back down to the resort.  The rafting trip is unguided and this portion of the Yakima Canyon is Class 1 and easy to self navigate.  Captain Dad is in charge! Anyone with kids under 12 should bring their own life jackets to insure proper fit.

Offer Includes: 

  • 2 Hour Sporting Clays Shooting (Instruction Available and Included)
  • FREE Admission to the Wade Hayes Concert AT Canyon River Ranch  starting at 4 pm
  • 25 Rounds of Ammunition per shooter
  • Shotgun Rental Included
  • Hearing Protection
  • Choice of Fly Casting Lessons or River Rafting
  • Fly Rod Rental or Rafts Included
  • Float Trip is Self Guided
  • *food or drink not included

ONLINE Registration for 2 Hour Lessons

Make this a "CAST 'N BLAST Combination Lesson" for $99!

Come learn to shoot a shotgun at sporting clays for your very first time in a fun, safe, and picturesque setting with us.  Our range is located at Canyon River Ranch Lodge, Red's Fly Shop, and Canyon River Grill restaurant. This isn't just a class, it is an adventure to the Yakima River Canyon!  Finish off your day with a spectacular lunch or dinner to make it a "daycation" to remember.  

Shotgun Shooting Classes

Learn to Shoot Sporting Clays

We have professional instructors that will make learning to shoot sporting clays and handling firearms, fun, safe, and welcoming. Our 2 hour classes are taught directly to the shooter skill level and groups of mixed experience are no problem. We can teach experienced vets a few things about the various challenges on the course and take beginners through a short but effective lesson on how to handle firearms safely and the basics of shooting. Fun, friendly, and SAFE are the ingredients that we blend together.

Shooting Class Cost and Details:
  • $79 Per Person - Price Reduced for 2017!
  • RSVP Required
  • Payment in full required at the time of reservation.
  • If you have a gift certificate, please have it ready at the time of reservation.  This makes check-in super easy and will ensure that you have the best possible experience upon arrival.
  • Includes 25 Rounds of non-toxic steel shot ammunition
  • Includes Quality Shotguns
  • Includes eye protection and ear protection
  • Includes all clay targets

What If I Have Never Shot a Gun?

We embrace the opportunity to bring new shooters out on our course and teach sport shooting in a safe, fun, and simple format. Our first emphasis is on safe firearm handling and secondly on how to properly mount and site the gun, track, and shoot flying targets. Our group of professional instructors are dedicated to making sure your first shooting experience is safe and rewarding.

Just Need to Shake Off the Rust?

Maybe you are an experienced shooter and just need a tune-up, no problem! Our classes are designed to include some very technical shooting advice and the instructors will be happy to spend some time helping you take your shooting game to the next level. The instructors will quickly pick up on the fact that you have experience and cater your personal instruction on advancing your sporting clays game.

Post Class Lunch and a Beverage 

You are going to work up a serious thirst and an appetite up there on our shooting range!  Finish off this class with a gourmet lunch at our on-site restaurant and bar, Canyon River Grill.  They have a wonderful menu including Espresso, gourmet food, wine, and spirits.  Plan your day around having a nice lunch, dinner, and possibly a drink after your class.  

Future Opportunities

Pheasant Hunting is Next!

Our goal is not to just get you shooting for a day, it is to promote a lifelong passion for shooting sports. We offer guided Pheasant Hunting trips as well that are beginner friendly.  After learning to shoot clays, consider booking a guided Pheasant Hunting Trip with us in the fall.