Chiara Tadina Memorial Hunter Safety Class: May 11 – 13


In June of 2013, the community of Siskiyou County, as well as the hunting and fishing world experienced a tragedy. Chiara Tadina passed away leaving behind her family, friends and a hunting and fishing legacy that her family refuse to let fade. CDA Mount Shasta was contacted by the Tadina family and asked us if we could help them come up with an idea to let Chiara’s sprit and enthusiasm live on in our community. The passion she had for hunting and fishing helped us come up with the Chiara Tadina Memorial Hunter Safety Course.

We asked Chaira Tadina’s family to write something about Chaira and her love for hunting. Chiara’s father, Larry Tadina, wrote the following: “Chiara’s passion for the outdoors was easy to see whether sitting on a mountain top glassing for deer, fishing wherever she could find water or on her horse with her dog in the woods. It was Chiara’s own prompting that she complete hunter safety so she could hunt. At 16 she drew the Siskiyou hunt elk tag and with the guidance of Jess Martin, her father and grandfather on the fifth day of the hunt we watched as she harvested a great bull, it was hard to say who was more excited. The following year Chiara drew an X1 tag and got her first mule deer, again with a great shot. Invited by her uncle Gerry to go pig hunting she again showed her marksmanship to us and dropped the pig.

While in high school, on career day, Chiara spent the day with a Lieutenant of the California Department of Fish and Game and subsequently was taking classes at COS for her administration of justice degree to work to become a CDFW officer. On Chiara’s 21st birthday she got a compound bow and spent countless hours practicing in all kinds of weather that fall, winter and spring and drew an A3 tag. Chiara did not get to hunt with her bow but her passion for hunting and all things outdoors continues to touch so many people.”
This will be a three day course taught by Don Kirby. The Memorial is funded by the Chiara Tadina Outdoor Youth Program of Mount Shasta, c/o Scott Valley Bank and CDA Mount Shasta.


Mott Shooting Range

Dates and Times

  • Thursday May 11, 2017 Start time 6PM
  • Friday May 12, 2017 Start time 6PM
  • Saturday May 13, 2017 Start time 9AM
  • Lunch will be provided on Saturday May 13, 2017, all ammunition and firearms will be provided. This course is entirely paid for by the Chiara Tadina Memorial foundation.


Mike Burns – (530) 859-2899 or Trenton Willis (707) 338-7820


Interstate 5 exit 734, south of the CHP Dunsmuir Scale Facility, at exit 734 go 100 yards east to Mott Airport Road. Turn left and travel north ½ mile, turn right toward airport access. Continue straight past airport entrance 100 feet and turn left up dirt road toward iron gate.


  1. Go online to California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Click on the Hunting icon
  3. Go to Hunter Education
  4. Click option 1: Traditional Hunter Education Courses
  5. Click on Browse/ Register for a Traditional Class
  6. Make sure to read the requirements section. Youth or adults that do not have a California Go ID need to obtain one. Click the “Click Here” button to do so.
  7. Once you have a California Go ID then click the green “Register Now” button in the upper right corner.
  8. Also make sure to fill out the Student Consent Form in the Requirements section and bring it to class.
  9. All kids and parents taking the Hunter Safety course must register for the class prior to the start of the course.

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