Orientation Overview

General

  • First aid kits are inside the clubhouse and in the archery barn. Email us if supplies are used so that we may restock them. In case of emergency, call 911.
  • Eye and ear protection are required at all times for all shooters and spectators.
  • The premises are under video surveillance, but we do depend on members to report anything that could be unsafe, rule violations, or in need of repair.
  • The gate will usually be locked during the week. Pull up to the gate, unlock it, and close it behind you. When leaving, ensure the gate is locked behind you as well unless the club is clearly open for an event.
  • When using items from the archery barn, please replace anything removed and help keep the barn organized.
  • All members are subject to the club by-laws which can be found on our website.
  • The club is run entirely by volunteers so please help us keep the club maintained. If you’d like to be more involved, we hold monthly meetings the first Thursday of every month at 7pm.

Rifle Range

  • Keep firearms pointed downrange AT ALL TIMES, especially when moving between shooting stations.
  • In order to cross the firing line, all firearms must be unloaded with actions open and no firearms may be handled while anyone is downrange. The safety lights must also be turned on, no exceptions.
  • Members are required to coordinate a cease-fire with other shooters. Ensure that all shooters have returned and equipped their eye and ear protection before turning the safety lights off.
  • Do not use bird shot or buck shot on the orange nets because this creates large holes that require constant maintenance. If you want to pattern your shotgun, bring your own target (must be 3′ off the ground).
  • Do not place targets on or near wooden posts to keep them from being destroyed.
  • Be mindful of the rules relating to steel targets (see the Range Rules page for details).
  • The EPA Lead Report must be filled out after shooting.
  • Deposit bad/unfired rounds into the concrete “bad round” tube. Do not throw these in the trash or brass containers.
  • Steel cases and .22lr brass should be thrown in the trash.

Shotgun Range

  • Trap, Skeet, and Five Stand/Sporting Clays are run on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm, and as noted on the club website calendar. To shoot, approach the counter and pay the $4 or $5 fee.
  • Do not use shot larger than #7 1/2 due to the longer distance that it travels.
  • When transitioning stations, actions must be open with no rounds in the chamber.
  • As with any firearm, do not let your muzzle cover or “sweep” someone.
  • When using the single-clay thrower, be sure to push the lever forward while cocking the arm to avoid the arm from swinging through. Similarly, avoid standing in the path of the arm while cocking it.
  • You may use unbroken clays from the yard in the single-clay thrower if available.
  • Be mindful not to point firearms toward the road even if unloaded.
  • Pick up all shells when finished shooting.

Archery Range

  • The bags are crossbow rated.
  • Use a harness when shooting from the upper platform.
  • Do not shoot at a target if you are not confident you can hit it to avoid damaging the frames or yardage signs.

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