Author Archives: Matt Lewin

August 2022 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) August 2022 Activities

Well, its August already and wow is it hot out there. We have a couple of updates for the club activities. The John Hofer Memorial 5-Stand was a big hit in July. Our last match held on the 24th was our biggest 5-Stand match to date. We had roughly 25 shooters with a lot of new participants and shot 15 full five person squads. We want to give a big THANKS to Barney and Bonnie Hofer for bringing lots of food for everyone, the brownies were spectacular.

We also want to remind everyone about the Custer Rod & Gun Club 2022 Clay League, which runs till the end of September. There is still time to get your League rounds in. The rules are posted below as well as on the club’s website and facebook page.

Hope to see folks out on the ranges.  

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every Second Thursday of each month. This month Steel Challenge is scheduled for the 11th at 6 pm at the Sunday Creek Range. This will be open to all club members and non-members, 22 rimfire and larger pistol calibers are allowed. The rules will be governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), however the club is not affiliated so no pre-registration is necessary.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated. There are 3 Stages and a Steel Challenge Stage. This is open to club and non-club members. Hope to see you all there.

USPSA Matches

There will be no USPSA Matches held by the Custer Rod & Gun Club for August. Be sure to check Practiscore for any matches held out of town.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and Skeet is held on Sunday at 3 p.m., unless a 5-Stand match is scheduled, out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. $4 for members & $5 for non-members.

Jon Hofer Memorial 5-Stand

Dates for the 5 Stand matches have been set through August. $5 for 25 targets. Volunteers are always needed to help set up and take down the 5-Stand. Setup begins at noon. Stay posted to any changes in the Dates.

  • August 14, 2022
  • August 28, 2022
  • September 11, 2022
  • September 25, 2022

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2022 Clay League

You must be a current Custer Rod and Gun Club Member to participate in the Clay League.

There will be three leagues in 2022. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2023. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from July 5th through September 30, 2022.

Trap League – $20

Skeet League – $20

Top Gun – $40

League fees must be paid before shooting a league round. Fees will be collected by Matt Lewin or Jeff Faycosh at the Spotted Eagle Range on range days.

Shooter must declare league score PRIOR to shooting the round. The score sheet will be retained by the range master and signed by the shooter.

In addition to the league fees, the shooter must pay the normal target fees.

Target ammunition must be used, 7.5, 8, or 9 shot, 1 1/8 ounce maximum weight.

No more than 2 League rounds will be shot per day.

League shoots will take place on regularly scheduled range days. Tuesday for Trap, Sunday for Skeet & 5 Stand.

Trap League – 8 League rounds must be fired to complete the league. Failure to shoot 8 rounds will cause you to forfeit your entry fees. At least 2 shooters must shoot the round with a 3rd person to pull and score. All rounds will be from the 16-yard position.

Skeet League – 8 League rounds must be fired to complete the league. Failure to shoot 8 rounds will cause you to forfeit your entry fees. At least 3 shooters must shoot the round. There will be no separate categories for sub-gauge. 12, 20, 28, or .410 may be used for league scoring.

Top Gun League – 10 League rounds must be fired. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be fired (Trap, Skeet, & 5 Stand) The rules for Trap and Skeet league applies. A 5 stand league round will require at least 3 shooters on the round in addition to range master/scorer.

Archery

For our archery shooters or anyone who is interested in getting into archery we have Archery shoots every Wednesday at 6 p.m., contact John Kuntz at 406-951-0241.

All club events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates. Please come out and enjoy YOUR club. Like any club the members are what make it great!

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2022 Clay League

You must be a current Custer Rod and Gun Club Member to participate in the Clay League.

There will be three leagues in 2022. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2023. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from July 5th through September 30, 2022.

Trap League – $20

Skeet League – $20

Top Gun – $40

League fees must be paid before shooting a league round. Fees will be collected by Matt Lewin or Jeff Faycosh at the Spotted Eagle Range on range days.

Shooter must declare league score PRIOR to shooting the round. The score sheet will be retained by the range master and signed by the shooter.

In addition to the league fees, the shooter must pay the normal target fees.

Target ammunition must be used, 7.5, 8, or 9 shot, 1 1/8 ounce maximum weight.

No more that 2 League rounds will be shot per day.

League shoots will take place on regularly scheduled range days. Tuesday for Trap, Sunday for Skeet & 5 Stand.

Trap League – 8 League rounds must be fired to complete the league. Failure to shoot 8 rounds will cause you to forfeit your entry fees. At least 2 shooters must shoot the round with a 3rd person to pull and score. All rounds will be from the 16-yard position.

Skeet League – 8 League rounds must be fired to complete the league. Failure to shoot 8 rounds will cause you to forfeit your entry fees. At least 3 shooters must shoot the round. There will be no separate categories for sub-gauge. 12, 20, 28, or .410 may be used for league scoring.

Top Gun League – 10 League rounds must be fired. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be fired (Trap, Skeet, & 5 Stand) The rules for Trap and Skeet league applies. A 5 stand league round will require at least 3 shooters on the round in addition to range master/scorer.

July 2022 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) July 2022 Activities

Well Summer is fully upon us and trucking right along with the 4th of July only a couple of days away. We have a couple of updates for the club activities. 5-stand for July will be held on the 10th and 31st at 1pm, setup is at noon and volunteers are needed to make this happen as it is a lot of work to get all of the throwers staged. On Sunday the 17th there will be no Skeet and on Sunday the 24th Skeet will be held at 4:30pm to allow the Hunter Education group to use the Spotted Eagle Range. We are still planning on having a shotgun league, stay tuned for more information on that. There are no USPSA Matches scheduled for July, however, be sure to check Practiscore for matches held in the surrounding area. Baker will be holding a Slot Match on the 9th and Billings usually always has something going on.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July, safe travels this summer, and looking forward to seeing folks out on the ranges.  

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every Second Thursday of each month. This month Steel Challenge is scheduled for the 14th at 6 pm at the Sunday Creek Range. This will be open to all club members and non-members, 22 rimfire and larger pistol calibers are allowed. The rules will be governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), however the club is not affiliated so no pre-registration is necessary.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated. There are 3 Stages and a Steel Challenge Stage. This is open to club and non-club members. Hope to see you all there.

USPSA Matches

There will be no USPSA Matches held by the Custer Rod & Gun Club for July. Be sure to check Practiscore for any matches held out of town.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. $4 for members & $5 for non-members.

We are still planning on having a shotgun league starting soon. Inexpensive league fee. Aggregate scores from all three disciplines for Top Gun League. Separate leagues for Trap and Skeet. Awards presented during the annual banquet. Stay posted for more information.

5-Stand

Dates for the 5 Stand matches have been set through August. $5 for 25 targets. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to help set up and take down the 5 stand this season. Setup begins at noon. Stay posted to any changes in the Dates.

  • July 10, 2022
  • July 31, 2022
  • August 14, 2022
  • August 28, 2022

Archery

For our archery shooters or anyone who is interested in getting into archery we have Archery shoots every Wednesday at 6 p.m., contact John Kuntz at 406-951-0241.

All club events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates. Please come out and enjoy YOUR club. Like any club the members are what make it great!

June 2022 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) June 2022 Activities

Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day

Once again, the Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day has been rescheduled to this coming Saturday June 4th at 9AM. At this point come rain or shine we will need as many volunteers as we can get and would like to put out a reminder that everyone who helps out the club by contributing at the workday or other volunteer needs, will be entered to win the Volunteer Incentive gun raffle to be dawn at the annual banquet in Feb.

Other supplies that are needed:

  • Garbage Bags
  • Shovels
  • Lawnmowers
  • Weedeaters
  • Smiling Attitude

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every Second Thursday of each month. This month Steel Challenge is scheduled for the 9th at 6 pm at the Sunday Creek Range. This will be open to all club members and non-members, 22 rimfire and larger pistol calibers are allowed. The rules will be governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), however the club is not affiliated so no pre-registration is necessary.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. Setup starts at 4 p.m. any and all help would be greatly appreciated. There are 3 Stages and a Steel Challenge Stage. This is open to club and non-club members. Hope to see you all there.

USPSA Matches

The CR&GC will be hosting a USPSA match on Saturday June 11th at the Sunday Creek Range. Register on Practiscore.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area.

We will be having shotgun league starting soon. Inexpensive league fee. Aggregate scores from all three disciplines for Top Gun League. Separate leagues for Trap and Skeet. Awards presented during the annual banquet.

Rules and divisions posted within a week. Leagues will start in June through September.

5-Stand

Dates for the 5 Stand matches have been set through August. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to help set up and take down the 5 stand this season. Stay posted to any changes in the Dates.

  • June 5, 2022
  • June 19, 2022
  • July 10, 2022
  • July 17, 2022
  • July 31, 2022
  • August 14, 2022
  • August 28, 2022

Archery

For our archery shooters or anyone who is interested in getting into archery we have Archery shoots every Wednesday at 6 p.m., contact John Kuntz at 406-951-0241.

Another 3D Archery Shoot has been tentatively set for the end of July. Stay tuned for exact dates, they will be posted to the club web page and Facebook page.

All club events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates. Please come out and enjoy YOUR club. Like any club the members are what make it great!

Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day

June 4, 2022 @ 9am

Ok everyone we have once again rescheduled the Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day for June 4th. We will need as many volunteers as we can get and would like to put out a reminder that everyone who helps out the club by contributing at the work day or other volunteer needs, will be entered to win the Volunteer Incentive gun raffle to be dawn at the annual banquet in Feb.

As always this is weather permitting.

Other supplies that are needed:

  • Garbage Bags
  • Shovels
  • Lawnmowers
  • Weedeaters
  • Smiling Attitude

May 2022 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) May 2022 Activities

With the recent weather that we’ve had and the upcoming weather the club has had to reschedule the April 5-Stand shoot as well as the Sunday Creek range clean-up day. As always events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates.

Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day

Due to the incoming storm, the workday scheduled for this weekend Saturday the 23rd at the Custer Rod and Gun Club shooting range has been postponed until NEXT Saturday, April 30th 9AM.

We still need volunteers and would like to put out a reminder that everyone who helps out the club by contributing at the work party or other volunteer need, will be entered to win the Volunteer Incentive gun raffle to be dawn at the annual banquet in Feb. Odds of winning in past years have been around 1 in 30. This is the best odds of winning a gun you’ll find, and it doesn’t cost anything to enter but a few hours at the range.

New for This Year – Steel Challenge

The date for the first Steel Challenge match has been set for May 12th out at the Sunday Creek range. This will be open to all club members and non-members, 22 rimfire and larger pistol calibers are allowed. The rules will be governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), however the club is not affiliated so no pre-registration is necessary.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. This is open to club and non-club members.

USPSA Matches

The CR&GC along with the Fallon County Gun Range also holds sanctioned USPSA matches throughout the year. To check for dates see the Custer Rod & Gun Club Action Pistol webpage and register on Practiscore.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area.

5-Stand

Dates for the 5 Stand matches have been set through August. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to help set up and take down the 5 stand this season.

  • April 17, 2022
  • May 8, 2023
  • May 15, 2022
  • June 5, 2022
  • June 19, 2022
  • July 10, 2022
  • July 17, 2022
  • July 31, 2022
  • August 14, 2022
  • August 28, 2022

Archery

For our archery shooters or anyone who is interested in getting into archery we have Archery shoots every Wednesday at 6 p.m., contact John Kuntz at 406-951-0241.

Another 3D Archery Shoot has been tentatively set for the end of July. Stay tuned for exact dates, they will be posted to the club web page and Facebook page.

All club events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates. Please come out and enjoy YOUR club. Like any club the members are what make it great!

Jon Hofer Memorial 5 Stand Dates

Dates for the 5 Stand matches have been set through August.

We are looking for volunteers to sign up to help set up and take down the 5 stand this season. Without this help it is hard to keep a good schedule. We will set up at noon and take down at 5 pm or sooner if we are done shooting. We need at least 3 people. You can sign up by commenting in the comments on the Custer Rod & Gun Club facebook page.

Dates so far:

  • April 17, 2022
  • May 8, 2023
  • May 15, 2022
  • June 5, 2022
  • June 19, 2022
  • July 10, 2022
  • July 17, 2022
  • July 31, 2022
  • August 14, 2022
  • August 28, 2022

We will have Fall dates later.

April 2022 Newsletter

Text

Description automatically generated

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) April 2022 Activities

Well spring is upon us and its time to dust off that rifle, shotgun, pistol, or bow and get out and do some shooting. The club has several activities open to members and non-member including Action Pistol, USPSA matches, Archery, Trap, Skeet, 5-Stand, and new for this year Steel Challenge.

Sunday Creek Range Clean-up Day

First off Saturday April 23rd at 9am has been scheduled for a clean-up day out at the Sunday Creek Range. Help is need with mowing, weed trimmers, target repairs, and general maintenance. Every volunteer that helps on range clean up days are entered into the Volunteer Incentive Raffle for a chance to win a gun that will be drawn at the annual club banquet. Hope to see you out there.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol shoots will get started April 7th at 6 p.m. with a New Shooters Night out at the Sunday Creek Rifle/Pistol Range. If your new to Action Pistol shooting and interested come on out and see what it’s all about. Action Pistol will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m.

USPSA Matches

The CR&GC along with the Fallon County Gun Range also holds sanctioned USPSA matches throughout the year. To check for dates see the Custer Rod & Gun Club Action Pistol facebook page and register on Practiscore.

Skeet – Trap

With the warmer weather we’ve already had a couple of Trap & Skeet shoots. Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area.

5-Stand

Last fall CR&GC introduced the Jon Hofer Memorial 5-Stand course which was a big hit, drawing in a lot of new shooters. This year the club will again hold the Jon Hofer Memorial 5-Stand course once a month. When dates are set they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Archery

For our archery shooters or anyone who is interested in getting into archery we have Archery shoots every Wednesday at 6 p.m., contact John Kuntz at 406-951-0241.

Last year John Kuntz and Theresa Williams hosted the two-day Miles City Rod & Gun 3D Archery Shoot at Woodruff Park. Even with the cool rainy weather they had a great turn out. Another 3D Archery Shoot is in the works for this year stay tuned for dates.

New for This Year – Steel Challenge

New for this year starting in April the club will hold a steel challenge shoot once a month on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. This will be open to all club members and non-members, 22 rimfire and larger pistol calibers are allowed. The rules will be governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), however the club is not affiliated so no pre-registration is necessary. Again when dates are set they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

All club events are dependent on the weather so keep an eye on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page for updates. Please come out and enjoy YOUR club. Like any club the members are what make it great!

Spotted Eagle Archery Range

2020 Sunday Creek Range Improvements

Construction of New Pistol Bays

Construction of New 100yd Rifle/Pistol Range

Road Improvement

Rifle Range