News for Members
Is your RFID card not working? Have you completed the safety briefing recently? Per the BOD, all members are required to retake the safety briefing. If you joined the club on January of 2014, or later, you are good to go and do not need to retake the safety briefing. If you joined earlier, and you have not recently completed this briefing, you may find that your RFID card has been deactivated. Please come to the next General meeting and stay for the safety briefing after the meeting to get your card turned back on. Thank you, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. At the October 4th General Meeting a motion was passed for a $30 assessment for every member on the roster to pay for range improvements. This is due by April 1st. This can be paid at the General Meeting or thru the mail when you renew your dues also. If paying with your dues please put a note on your renewal form that you are also paying this.
PER THE BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S, “RECREATIONAL” SHOOTING IS LIMITED TO THE BOW, TRAP, 50 METER, AND 300 METER RANGES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL BOARD APPROVED AND SCHEDULED EVENTS WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL IRREGUARDLESS OF RANGE USED. April 2016
RANGE POLICY DURING RENTALS
We have recently updated our range policy dealing with club rentals. The 5PM cease fire rule will only apply to the Trap, 100 yard, and 70 yard ranges; all other ranges will remain open until dusk as normal. This will provide an extra 3-4 hours of shooting on days that the clubhouse is rented. Club house rentals only apply to the club house, the immediate grounds and parking lots. Club house renters are not allowed in the woods.
New member orientation
All new members are required to attend the new members orientation program. Please contact Kate D. at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not already go through this class after the General Meeting on the night that you joined.
DO NOT SHOOT AT THE RANGES WHILE THE FLAG IS UP!
General Range Rules
- Know and obey all range commands. “CEASE
FIRE” range command means to stop firing immediately until the cause of
the cease fire has been determined and resolved. Anyone can call a cease fire
whenever an unsafe condition is observed.
- Be aware that specific events will have their own
additional range commands.
- During scheduled shoots various ranges may be closed
to recreational shooting, Please check the calendar before coming out to shoot
so you don’t get disappointed.
- No alcohol or illegal drugs allowed on the ranges at
any time. This also means that you should not come to the ranges impaired.
- Ranges may be used after 8am seven days a week during
daylight hours only, some scheduled events may start earlier
- When the clubhouse is rented, ranges are closed after
5pm, check the newsletter for rental dates.
- All ranges are closed when the club hosts a Gun Show,
dates and times will be posted in the newsletter.
- Ranges are Closed all day during youth deer season,
shotgun deer season, and primitive weapon deer season.
- Your membership card should always be with you on the
range, and you should be ready to show it upon request in a friendly and
- House cleaning, leaving the ranges cleaner than you
found them, trash as well as brass
- Don’t bring junk out to the ranges to shoot at, and
don’t shoot at target stands and props. Please refrain from shooting at rocks.
- Explosive targets shall not be used on the property
Site Specific Rules
- Trap fields # one
may be used for hand throwers, need to coordinate with any 100 yard range shooters.
- 100 yard range is open to recreational shooting, must
coordinate with 50
meter range when setting or retrieving
- 50 meter range. Fire only from behind the red marked
firing line. Place your targets at the different distances you wish to shoot
at, and make sure that your bullet will impact the backstop when you place your
target. Shooters must coordinate with
the 100 yard range and the 500 yard range before shooters on any of the three ranges can
adjust targets. Because of the concrete floor on the 50 meter covered range.
Down is not a safe direction for your muzzle. The Red line is the firing line
and the Orange line is the ready line. It is recommended that spectators stay
behind this line. This range is equipped with a buzzer and lights warning
system. It is to be used to initiate a cease fire along with a verbal cease
fire. One long blast of the buzzer = cease fire. Two short blasts of buzzer = range is hot.
This range is also equipped with a trauma kit and fire extinguisher located on
the West wall.
- 500 yard range. Shooting may be done only from the 500
yard position, targets must be placed at the base of the backstop, an all range
cease fire must be called before setting targets on this range.
- 300 meter range, targets may be placed no closer than 100
yards on this range, a cease fire must be called on the 500 yard range and the
Cowboy range to post targets on this range
- Cowboy range is open to recreational shooting, when
using this range make sure that your target placement ensures that your bullets
will impact the berm you can also use targets that deflect the bullets into the
ground targets placed beyond to 300 meter firing line requires a cease fire on
that range and the cowboy range, please be careful and considerate of the stage
props when using the cowboy range, don’t shoot up the props or the walls
between the stages.