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  • September 27, 2020 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The rifle range is closed on Saturdays and Mondays during hunting season (starting October 17) and extending into January.  

    Tuesday through Friday it is open from noon to a half hour before sunset.  

    Sundays it is open from 9 am to a half hour before sunset unless a sporting clays event is being held and then the range opens at 1 pm.

    Please remember that each member is limited to a single guest during this time.

    Trap Your Own mirrors the range hours except for Sundays when Trap Your Own starts at noon.

  • July 01, 2020 8:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wed evening and Sunday morning Trap

    These events will open to the public as of today but the same procedures that were put in place for members only trap will remain. 

    Just as a reminder current procedures include:

    • No one on the porch except to purchase tickets or sign up to shoot. 
    • All transactions occur through the window to the right of the door
    • One person at a time at the window. 
    • No one is allowed in the trap house except for the team that is working that night.  
    • Only one person in the bunkers at a time.  Other folks can help load the machines from outside the bunker

    Masks are encouraged if you are closer than 6 feet from each other.  If it rains please wait in your car.  Please help educate any non-members on these procedures so everyone can enjoy shooting safely.   Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Trap Chairmen.


  • May 28, 2020 5:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Trap Field Update

    Starting on May 27 we will open the upper Trap Field for Wednesday evening (6-9) and Sunday morning trap (9-noon) for members only (no guests).  In order to open safely and protect our trappers there are some modifications to our usual procedure.

         The trap house and porch are closed to shooters.

         Only the trap team that is working is allowed in the trap house and on the porch.

         Shooters are allowed on the porch, one at a time, to buy trap tickets or sign up for a line.  

         Shooters will transact business with the trapper using the right hand window (our takeout” window).  

         All gun racks will be on the grass.  We will not be using the gun racks on the porch.

         If there is rain there will not be any trap.

    There will be tables on the grass for members sit at while they wait to shoot.  You are welcome to bring your own chair if that is more comfortable.    

    There will be gloves, masks and sanitizer for the trap team.  If you are within 6 feet of another person while waiting we encourage you to wear a mask but they are not mandatory. Masks are not required on the line.

    If participants are not following the rules we will be forced to close.


  • May 28, 2020 5:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 7th – Sporting Clays Course Reopening for members only for Trap your own.

    We are excited to let you know that we plan to re-open for Trap Your Own only on June 7th 2020. Here are some updates members should be aware of:

     

    ·        Shooting will be open to club members only until further announcements are made.

    ·        Members using the course must have a Valid Trapper safety card and shall adhere to all of the Trap your own rules as laid out in our bylaws

    ·        All Participants must use appropriate social distancing protocols while on the course (wear a mask if less than 6 feet from each other)

    ·        Please use gloves when using the controller and the manual machines on the course. (Gloves can be shooting gloves of some sort)

    ·        If you see any problem on the course please notify the sporting clays chairman so corrections can be made.

    ·        Anyone who puts others at risk at this time will be asked to leave.

    If participants are not adhering to these guidelines the course will be shut down.

    Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and your fellow club members healthy while we all do our best to provide you safe access to the sport you love.


  • March 21, 2020 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After consideration of recent events and ongoing developments the officers and member reps have decided to cancel all events in April and May.  This includes Sporting Clays, rentals, meetings (executive board and membership), Easter Egg hunt, Tag Sale, Game Dinner, and Opening Day breakfast.  As previously communicated Wednesday noon, Wednesday evening and Sunday Trap are also canceled until further notice.  The DEEP has also canceled the Hunter Safety class that was scheduled in April.

    The ranges and Trap Your Own remain open but are now limited to members only effective immediately.  When using the ranges please continue to use social distancing protocols and be considerate of your fellow members.  If reasonable precautions are not being followed we will have to consider closing the ranges out of a concern for the safety of our members and our community.  Please remember that the rifle range is closed Saturday March 21 and will remain closed until 1 pm on Sunday March 22.

    Fishing remains open for members only but again, please observe social distancing.  Please do not come to the club if you are ill or have been exposed to the virus.  Slowing the spread of the virus is the responsibility of all of us.  The sooner we, as a community, slow the spread of the virus the sooner we can start to return to normal.

    The officers, in consultation with the member reps and other members of the executive board, will continue to monitor events and make further decisions as needed based on the best interests of the club.


  • March 18, 2020 5:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the ongoing virus situation and in accordance with the governor’s executive order, ALL regularly scheduled trap is canceled. This means Sunday morning, Wednesday afternoon member shoots, and Wednesday night.  We hope to see you on the trap field when these events have passed.  Stay safe and stay healthy.

  • January 06, 2020 4:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The dinner menu for Thursday is:

    Frank Sorrentino's Famous Lasagna with Meatballs and Sausage

    Salad

    Bread

    Coffee and Dessert 

    The cost is $9 and dinner starts at 6 pm.


  • November 21, 2019 11:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CHRISTMAS TREE SALES

    Christmas tree sales started Friday November 29 and we're had a great year.  The remaining dates and times are as follows:

    December 14 9-4 (may be canceled due to rain - we're watching the forecast)

     

    Trees are $25 for members and $35 for non-members for cut your own.  Pre cut trees are $25 for members and $40 for non-members.  Tree tags are available in the clubhouse if you would like to tag your tree in advance.


  • November 08, 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good shooting with a shotgun and a camera!  Look closely and you'll see the targets breaking in the distance.  Photo credits to Steve Handley!

  • June 22, 2017 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have seen some pretty good shooting at the Trap Field this month.  In the month of June we have been running a High Line Challenge and tracking the combined score of each squad (or line) of shooters.  On Sunday (Father's Day) we had a squad of shooters attain a combined score of 117.  That means that they, as a group, missed only 8 clay targets out of 125.  The squad consisted of Teymur Kazakov, Randy Whitehouse, John Cristini, Fred Scimone and Todd Jackson.  On Wednesday, June 21 we witnessed Dave Guandalini shoot 100 straight clay targets.  That's the first 100 patch issued in recent memory.  We also had our first female shooter, Tori Williams, earn a 25 patch.  Congratulations everyone!  

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