My name is Ryan Johnson.
I am the Owner of Oregon Outfitters, LLC.
I was raised on my family's small farm in Redmond, OR and have always had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the Central Oregon way of life. My Dad gifted me a 10/22 one Christmas and appointed me Head of Varmint Control on our family ranch. My passion in firearms and hunting began there. I began reloading my own ammunition, building rifles and learning all I could about firearm ballistics and load development. Later, in high school, I took up fly fishing. I started chasing Rainbow Trout with my lone 5wt starter fly rod on the Middle Deschutes. It has since developed into pursuing dozens of species through different states (and countries) with an arsenal of gear.
I started Oregon Outfitters, LLC in 2018.
I am passionate about the outdoors and the lifestyle that goes along with it. Through selling firearms, I can share my knowledge of the industry and products, promote safe shooting and provide a comfortable, no pressure buying experience for recreational shooters and first time buyers in Central Oregon. For those more familiar with the sport like hunters and competitive shooters, I aim to offer specialized firearm/gear outfitting and firearm parts for assembling custom rifles. I am also a licensed hunting and fly fishing guide in Oregon which allows me to share my field knowledge and passion with my clients.
Organization: Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association (COSSA)
Affiliation: Working Member
Summary: COSSA is the premier Member-Only gun range in the Pacific Northwest. We are a not-for-profit organization built on grants, donations and the exemplary work and dedication of many wonderful volunteers. Your journey with us, and our community of firearms enthusiasts, begins now, with a vision and resolve to create and maintain COSSA Park for many generations to come.
Organization: Oregon Hunters Association (OHA)
Affiliation: Lifetime Member
Summary: OHA’s current focus is ensuring sound and scientific management of all huntable wildlife species. However, our financial resources are split between wildlife, habitat and a legislative agenda. OHA will strive to increase hunter access to private lands statewide.
Organization: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA)
Affiliation: Bend, OR Chapter Member
Summary: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.
Organization: The MayFly Project
Affiliation: Bend, OR Chapter Mentor
Summary: The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor children in foster care. Our mission is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, feel supported, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors.