Catawba River Basin

CTO Catawba River Basin is a youth hunting and fishing club for boys and young men age 7-20. We are "Guiding the next generation to Christ through the outdoors."  Go with us on real hunting and fishing trips and other exciting outings - including the coolest Summer Camps in the world! Cross Trail Outfitters is a really cool Christian group that you can plug into. We also meet regularly for bible studies

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Jason Mitchell


Upcoming Events

    • March 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • July 03, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Gaston County, North Carolina

    Support a great cause and get a chance to win a gun! We will draw for the winners of these 25 guns once all tickets are sold or by July 3, 2021, and you need not be present to win.

    Tickets are $20 each. Buy 5 and get 1 free.To get your tickets, purchase here online by selecting the "Register" button or contact Jason Mitchell,(phone) 704-913-8413, (email)

    1. Kimber1911 LW Stainless 9MM

    2. Thompson Center Compass II .243

    3. Radikal P3 12 Gauge Pistol Grip Pump

    4. Savage MK II Bolt Action .22

    5. NGGS AR 15

    6. Ruger 10/22 Wood Stock

    7. Ruger Mark IV 22/45

    8. Rock Island 12 Gauge Pump

    9.Stevens 301T .410

    10. Taurus G2C

    11. Glock 42

    12. Stevens 320 Turkey

    13. Kimber 1911 LW Stainless 45 ACP

    14. Bond Arms .45LC/.410 Rowdy

    15. Ruger Security 9

    16.Taurus Judge 6”Barrel

    17. Pioneer Arms AK47

    18.Rossi Gallery Gun Pump 22LR

    19. Rossi Bravo .22LR Lever Action

    20. Kimber Micro 9

    21. Ruger LC9S

    22. Ruger 57

    23. Taurus TX22

    24. Thompson Center Compass II 30-06

    25. NGGS AR 15

    Proceeds benefit Cross Trail Outfitters Catawba River Basin Chapter, a 501c3 Nonprofit.

    Every winning ticket will be entered back into the raffle.No more than 1,500 tickets will be sold,and you need not be present to win.

    Guns must be transferred through an FFL (Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer) within 15 business day’s notice of winning.

    The drawing will take place once all tickets are sold or by July 3, 2021. The drawing will be published on Facebook Live @CTOCatawbaRiverBasin.

    Winners not at the drawing will be notified by phone and announced on the CTO Catawba River Basin website and Facebook page.

    Read complete rules here.

    Winner must be able to legally possess a firearm and pass required background check, otherwise entry is void. Also, the person's name on the winning ticket stub must be the one that picks up the gun from the FFL.

    Proceeds benefit Cross Trail Outfitters Catawba River Basin Chapter, a 501c3 Nonprofit Public Charity.

    • August 02, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • August 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gateway Retreat Center - Whittier, NC
    • 16

    Gateway Retreat Center
    Boys ages 9-16

    Cost: $750.00

    Deposit: $250

    Location: Whittier, NC

    Come along for a 5 day adventure in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. We will be escaping the hot summer temperatures to head for the high country and enjoying fun activities like whitewater rafting, extreme zip lining, trout fishing, tubing, hiking, paintball, and so much more. 

    After wearing ourselves out each day we will come together around the campfire for a time of devotion and diving into what God has for each of us on this fun week in his creation.

    Our amenities include nice bunk houses with air conditioning, bathrooms, and a nice area to prepare our meals and eat together. We will also be enjoying an onsite paintball course, trout fishing, and clay target shooting.

    Parents are asked to drop off and pick up boys at The Gateway Retreat Center 87 Vinewood Circle, Whittier, NC 28789  

    Outing spots are filled on a first-paid deposit basis and tend to fill up quickly. So please, make your outing reservations early. Packing list and other details like pickup and dropoff times will be sent to you prior to the outing.

    Please note, if you opt to pay the $250 deposit by check, it is due in the CTO office within 10 days of signup. If the deposit is not received timely, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

    Remainder of outing fee is due by July 5th. If outing is not paid for by July 5th, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.  If your spot is lost, the $250 deposit will be forfeited.  Any money paid in excess of the $250 will be refunded. Financial assistance is available through our Catawba River Basin Big Gun Raffle. Participants can earn $5.00 for every ticket sold to be applied towards their outing fees.

    Questions? Contact: 

    Contact Jason Mitchell 704-913-8413 or email 

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