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
APRIL 21ST THE 100 METER RANGE WILL REOPEN. APRIL 10,2017
APRIL 21ST COWBOY TOWN WILL REOPEN TO PISTOL CALIBER ONLY. APRIL 18, 2017
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 50 meter 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 email@example.com 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
- No broad heads may be used on club targets.
- For scheduled club events only.
- Trap houses are for scheduled club events.
- Trap Field #1 may be used for hand throwers. Coordinate with any 100-meter range shooters.
100 Meter Range
- Re-open for recreational shooting on April 21, 2017.
- ALL shooting must be done from the new firing line. (on the gravel)
- Targets shall not be placed closer than 50 meters from the firing line.
- Coordinate with the 50 meter range shooters before heading down range to post or check targets.
- .50 BMG firearms may only be fired on the 100 meter range for the purpose of sighting-in. The designated lane must be used.
50 Meter Range
- Fire only from behind the marked (red) firing line.
- Place your targets appropriately in order to fire from different positions and at different distances.
- When placing targets, be mindful of keeping bullet trajectory in line with the berm.
- The “red” line painted on the floor is the firing line from which shooters should fire.
- The “yellow” line is the ready line. It is recommended that spectators stand behind the yellow line.
- On all ranges shooters must coordinate with any other shooters on the range before going down range to post or check targets.
- Coordinate with the 100 meter and 500 yard range before going down range.
- NO 50 BMG firearms may be used on this range.
- Be aware that this range has a concrete floor.
- This range is equipped with a buzzer and lights warning system. It is to be used in conjunction with a verbal cease fire and two short blast to signal range is hot again.
500 Yard Range (Currently Closed)
- Shooting may only be done from the 500 yard position.
- Targets must be placed at the base of the backstop.
- To go down range and post targets, you must first ensure that all shooters on all ranges (except trap) cease fire before you proceed down range 300 Meter Range .
300 Meter Range
- Targets may be placed closer than 300 meters on this range, BUT NO CLOSER THAN 200 METERS. (STARTING APRIL 21ST).
- To go down range and post targets, you must first call a cease fire on the 500 yard range and on the Cowboy range.
- Use the road adjacent to the range to go down and post targets.
- Use the road adjacent to the range to go down and post targets.
Cowboy Town Range (4/21/2017)
- Shooters may use this range for recreational shooting.
- When placing targets at close distances, it is particularly important to pay attention to the trajectory of your bullets after they pass through your target, on this range. Be sure the bullets impact into the berm and you do not pass over it.
- You may also use steel targets that deflect bullets into the ground.
- Please respect the hard work the cowboy shooters put into building the range.
- If using the cowboy town props be sure your barrel is over any barricade you are shooting behind. Just because your sights are clear does not mean your barrel is above the cover (consider, the height of your sight over the bore).
- If you choose to place your targets forward of the 300 meter firing line, call a cease fire on the 300 meter range and the rest of the cowboy range before placing your target.
- Pistol caliber only.