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2018 Range Update

The new “shootin’ shed” is built and almost ready to use.  The range is now open for members to use as long as you are careful around the construction material still laying around.  There are two new shooting stations in the new structure, however, the old shooting platforms are still, momentarily, in the way.  We will be moving those out shortly.

Still to be constructed are the pistol bench on the right hand end of the “shootin’ shed” and one or two more rifle stations.

The former shooting structures are slated to become a rifle target storage shed, an archery storage shed, and a new cook shack, respectively.

RANGE ETIQUETTE : Please place your targets so rounds go into the sand and please pick up and remove your casings and all other trash. The range is for members and guests. The member must be present with the guest.  The club’s insurance cost for the range for members and accompanying guests is a hefty portion of our $3,000 a year premium.  Range rules will be posted in the spring.  In general, stay safe by observing the four basic NRA Safety Rules.

For paid-up members, the pedestrian access gate on the right side of the range gate is secured with the same combination as the club gate.     There are four tall target stands at 50 and “100” yards and a shorter “experimental” pistol target stand at 25 yards with a “tire stack” for use as target backing.   You can staple your targets directly to the tires.    Feel free, within the limits of safe shooting, to utilize any of them for either purpose.   The black rubber backings are there to allow you to center your targets away from the wood supports.    Please DO NOT tack targets directly to (or near) the wood, if possible.  This will help us keep them up there longer, with less frequent maintenance/replacement.  Also, please avoid needlessly hitting two target stands (e.g. one at 25 yards and one directly behind it at 100 yards.)     Please do not use the target stands for shotguns.  If you wish to practice with a shotgun, please bring your own stand or fire directly into the berm (or better yet, use the skeet range up on the hill.)

Also, the range is now carry-in, carry-out.  Please pick up your brass and remove any trash (e. g. used targets, empty ammo boxes, food, etc.) when you leave.  Take a quick look around and grab any other loose trash you see.  It all helps to keep the range looking good and after all, it’s your club.

What we don’t want to find when we go to the range to shoot:

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ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

President, Scott Farnham; Vice President,Vicki Dill; Secretary, Nancy Weeks; Treasurer, Paul Okerholm; Sergeant-at-Arms, Scott Treworgy

Board of Directors –

John Smith and Paul Okerholm . . . . . . . .      Through 12/2019                                                    Scott Treworgy and George Decker  . . .       Through 12/2018                                                Nyle Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Through 12/2020

HALL USE: Ann Crocker handles the calendar for all hall use and she should be contacted for availability before any activities are planned.  During January, February and March, the hall will be reserved for archery and will only be rented on a very limited basis. Ann can be reached  at 724-3784

HUNTER SAFETY CLASS:  Archery, firearm and crossbow safety classes will be offered again this year.

 

Participation in these classes is limited so call Nancy Weeks 557-3302 to reserve a spot which will be held until 15 minutes prior to the first class in each category.

CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR is as follows:

 

Sept 18th  to 22nd firearm safety class (contact Nancy Weeks 557-3302)

Sept 2oth-23rd  archery safety class (contact Nancy Weeks 557-3302)

Sept 23rd crossbow safety class (contact Nancy Weeks 557-3302)

Oct 27th  4-9AM hunter’s breakfast (1 breakfast)

As always, your participation and support is appreciated.

MEETINGS:  Held the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30.  A pot luck supper is served at 6:30 prior to the first meeting of the month. The schedule is posted on Facebook and is emailed to those who provide an email address.

DUES: The calendar year dues are payable by April 1st .  The combination to the range will be changed April 1st. Your paid membership card will have the new combination on it.

CLUBHOUSE ROOF: the roof over the kitchen has to be shoveled off after every storm. Scott Farnham has asked for help with this task each year.  You can tackle it on your own or call 933-2472.