Welcome To The
Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association
The Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association (STCSA) is a non-profit organization promoting wildlife habitat and conservation since 1943.
We are a National Rifle Association (NRA) and California Rifle and Pistol Association affiliated club and have been in existence since 1943 when ranchers and other sportsman gathered together to help conserve our wildlife resources
The Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association originated in 1943. The club had grown from a handful of people in 1943 to 2,500 in the 1950s. The club had banquets and anyone attending was considered a member. Today the association is made up of a group of men and women who are interested in conservation and the continued presence of wildlife and productive fisheries in our local area. The membership of record today is currently 30 and is comprised of men, women, and young adults.
The Pheasant Release Program
The Pheasant Release Program stated in 1972 with 600 birds. We now receive 1,000 eight-week old pheasant chicks from the Department of Fish and Game, Game Bird Heritage Program. These chicks are raised to adult and released on public land, belonging to the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers randomly during the hunting season that is accessible to public hunters at no cost. The Tulare County Fish and Game Commission provides some funds collected from Tulare County Courts Fish and Game violations for the pheasant release program. At least two-thirds of the funds utilized to promote the program comes from the club.
Junior Pheasant Hunt
The Junior Pheasant Hunt was initiated in 1984, we used 100 birds per 50 hunters. Due to an increase in hunter interest, the club now releases 400 birds per 200 hunters. The Junior Pheasant Hunt has expanded to two days and the area is closed to the public, exclusively for the junior hunters. This enables the young hunters, under the age of 16, to hunt under supervised conditions. The club has two certified emergency medical persons in the field both days of the hunt. The hunter must posses a valid hunting license and must be accompanied by an adult. Since 2001, the pheasants for the Junior Hunt have been purchased utilizing a grant from The NRA Foundation.
Rollin' For RingNecks
The Rollin' for Ringnecks is a special wheelchair accessible hunt. Each year the club sponsors a special hunt at no cost to the hunter, but is limited to the first 12 hunters who require the use of wheelchairs in order to participate.
Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC)
The Youth Hunter Education Challenge is an extension of the Hunter Education Safety Class. The youth participate in the disciplines of Air Rifles, Archery, Sporting Clays, Orienteering, Safety Trail, Wildlife Identification, Tracking, and more.