Range News !
At the January Membership meeting, the Range Committee reported that the monthly pin shoots are doing very well with some shoots last year having 20+ shooters in attendance. Because of the success of the current Pin Shoots, the Range Committee would like to expand the current schedule to include 2 scheduled club shoots per month. These shoots could be any combination of Pin shoots, pistol or rifle shoots, centerfire or rimfire, and potentially sporting clay and or trap in the future. A motion was put on the floor to allow the Range Committee to schedule 2 club shoots per month, with the additional option to reschedule any shoot due to weather cancellation. The motion passed unanimously. Dates and formats for these shoots are still to be determined, and will be posted on the Club website and Facebook pages as soon as they are scheduled.
The club next discussed scheduled shoots that take place during hunting season. With the current range hours of 10:00am to 2:00pm, this gives the range committee only 4 hours to conduct a shoot. This may not give the Rage Committee enough time to safely and successfully conduct a shoot, especially with 20+ shooters in attendance. The Range Committee asked for an extension of the range hours only on the days of a scheduled shoot. After a lengthy discussion that included input from both shooters and hunters, with compromises on both sides, the following recommendation was made: During hunting season in the months of September and October, during scheduled shoots only (2 in Sep, and 2 in Oct), the range will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm. If a shoot in Sep, or Oct is rescheduled due to bad weather, the rescheduled shoot will conform to the 10:00am to 2:00pm range hours. There will be no extended range hours in the months of November, December or January, and no shoots will be scheduled during Muzzleloader/shotgun season. A motion was put on the floor to allow the Range Committee to operate the 2 shoots in September, and 2 shoots in October from 9:00am to 3:00pm with the understanding that any rescheduled shoots will conform to the 10:00am to 2:00pm range hours, and additionally no scheduled shoots will take place during Muzzleloader/shotgun season. Motion Passed with 16 in favor, 3 opposed, and 2 abstained.
From the Range Director,
The Range Committee would like to remind all members to help keep the Range Areas clean. When using the range facilities, please remove all shot up targets from back stops and target stands. Also, please pick up all trash and if possible take your trash and spent targets home with you. Thank you for your help keeping our club clean!
Also, the range committee would like to remind all members that when placing your targets on target stands and backstops, please be sure that the targets are high enough so that all rounds travel through your target and directly impact a berm.