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May/June 2024 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) May/June 2024 Activities

The Club would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out and helped set up for the Spotted Eagle Day on May 4th as well as everyone who came out and partook in the activities. We had a great turn out and had alot of fun.

The Club will again hold a Trap League. The League will run from May 28th to October 1st. See below for rules.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every third Thursday of each month. 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.

3D Archery

Jason Sibble is planning on the 3D Archery shoots on Fridays & possibly some Saturdays at Spotted Eagle. Check the CR&GC Facebook page for times. Contact him on messenger for more information. Each week is a different setup. No class or division. Just laid back. Bow Hunter/Free Style. (Range finders welcome.) All Ages. Score cards and water provided. Bring Bug Spray. Not necessary to be a member to shoot Fridays.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons 5 – 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Check the CR&GC Facebook page for updates.

Jon Hofer Memorial 5-Stand

When we have the dates for the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Annual Keith Hall Annie Oakley Shoot

We had a great turn out for Keith Hall Annie Oakley Shoot last year and we are planning on holding it again. When we have the date figured out it will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2024 Trap League

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

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2025. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from May 28th through October 1st, 2024.

Trap League – $20

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 – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. Failure to shoot 11 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.

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!

April 2024 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) April 2024 Activities

Well folks its that time of year again to start working on spring projects. For those who might be getting an itchy trigger finger we want to remind everyone that the club has several activities open to members and non-member including Action Pistol, Archery, Trap, Skeet, and 5-Stand. Already we’ve shot a couple Trap and Skeet rounds. The Trap range is open on Tuesdays at 5pm, Skeet range on Sundays at 4pm, and Archery will be held on Fridays out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Action Pistol is held on Thursdays at 6pm out at the Sunday Creek Range.

As always matches and events are weather dependent and we do try to post updates to the Custer Rod and Gun Club facebook page.

Welcome to Spotted Eagle Day – May 4th

On Saturday May 4th the Custer Rod and Gun Club is planning on holding a Welcome to Spotted Eagle Day running from 10am to 3pm. We are planning on having the 5-Stand range set-up as well as the Archery range.

Ducks Unlimited is also planning on holding a Trap Shoot with prizes and a raffle (Flyer Below). The adult prize is a SKB HS300 20 gauge Shotgun, the kids prize is a Chiappa M1-22, and the raffle is for a Taurus TX22 Ducks Unlimited Edition. For more information on the prizes and the raffle contact Jeff Faycosh (406)-951-2987.

We are also trying to get a couple more things lined out for that day and as soon as we have them squared away we will post them to the Club facebook page and webpage.

Action Pistol

Action Pistol will be held every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Sunday Creek pistol bays. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated. Due to scheduling conflicts Thrusday April 4th has been canceled.

3D Archery

Jason Sibble is planning on the 3D Archery shoots on Fridays & possibly some Saturdays at Spotted Eagle. Check the CR&GC Facebook page for times. Contact him on messenger for more information. Each week is a different setup. No class or division. Just laid back. Bow Hunter/Free Style. (Range finders welcome.) All Ages. Score cards and water provided. Bring Bug Spray. Not necessary to be a member to shoot Fridays.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every second Thursday of each month. 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.

Skeet – Trap

Trap is held every Tuesday afternoons 5 – 5:30 p.m. and Skeet every Sunday at 3 p.m. out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Check the CR&GC Facebook page for updates.

Jon Hofer Memorial 5-Stand

When we have the dates for the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Annual Keith Hall Annie Oakley Shoot

We had a great turn out for Keith Hall Annie Oakley Shoot last year and we are planning on holding it again. When we have the date figured out it 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!

Custer Rod & Gun Club

Annual Banquet/Membership Meeting

Greetings, friends. We just wanted to remind you that you are invited to attend the Custer Rod and Gun Club’s Annual Meeting/Pot Luck.

This year’s meeting/banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD, at the EVENT CENTER at the Fairgrounds in Miles City. CR&GC will be providing a taco bar. Attendees with last names A thru M are asked to bring a main dish and N thru Z a salad or dessert. 

Please note this meeting will be held at the EVENT CENTER, where it was held last year.

This year we have several director’s positions to fill. If you have someone you would like to nominate for one of the vacant positions, nominations will be excepted at the meeting.

If you have already renewed your 2024 membership, please be sure to bring the membership card you received in the mail in order to be eligible to vote at teh meeting. Additionally, yourmembership card will make you eligible for a chance to win a door prize of a Ruger 10/22 rifle package w/scope. There will also be multiple other prizes and drawings available with several different firearms, including a Shadow Systems 920 and Sig Sauer TREAD 400 rifle. More prizes are accumulating as we speak and may include additional firearms. Eligible members must be present to win and legally eligible to own/possess a firearm if applicable. All prizes and raffle availability will be terminated at the conclusion of the annual club meeting.

Here is a list of prize guns for the Banquet and Raffles.
Ruger 10/22 Rifle Package w/scope – DOOR PRIZE
Smith and Wesson SD9VE Pistol 9mm – WORK DAY INCENTIVE PRIZE
Traditions .50 Cal Black Powder Rifle
Ruger Wrangler .22lr Revolver
Stoeger Condor 12ga o/u Shotgun
Savage Axis 2 XP Rifle .243 Hardwood
Ruger LCP .380acp Pistol
Landor BPX 902 12ga Bullpup Shotgun
Shadow Systems 920 9mm w/optic ready slide
Springfield Armory 1911 45acp Mil Spec
Sig Sauer P365 9mm Macro 17r
Sig Sauer M400 Tread Mlok Rifle 5.56mm
Sig Sauer AIR Pistol P365 BB Gun

If you have not already renewed your membership, you may renew it at the meeting. We will also be selling new memberships at the meeting, so this is a great time to bring a friend who is interested in joining the club. 

See you there!

P.S. If you have anything you wish to donate to the Banquet, please contact any of the Club Officers. 

August 2023 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) August 2023 Activities

Wow its August already and Archery season is just around the corner and Rifle season not far behind. With that we encourage folks to utilize the archery range at Spotted Eagle and the rifle ranges out at Sunday Creek and to do so safely and responsibly.

The archery targets at spotted eagle have been painted with 15 point of aim diamonds on each target, please utilize all the diamonds to help the targets last longer. We want to remind all of you to not shoot broadheads at these new targets it will ruin them. Also these targets are meant to be used by members only so we strongly encourage people to sign up for a membership before using them. Membership information can be found on the Custer Rod & Gun Club webpage.

We also want to remind everyone in the Clay leagues that they have till the end of September. There is still time to get your League rounds in.

We want to thank all of our volunteers who help keep our ranges clean and mowed.

Hope to see folks out on the ranges.  

Action Pistol

Lee has been holding Action Pistol matches every Thursday night at 6pm out at the Sunday Creek Range. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated.

3D Archery

Jason Sibble has been running the 3D Archery shoots on Fridays &/or Saturdays. 6pm on Fridays & 9am on Saturdays at Spotted Eagle. Saturdays check Facebook for times. Contact him on messenger for more information. Each week is a different setup. No class or division. Just laid back. Bow Hunter/Free Style. (Range finders welcome.) All Ages. Score cards and water provided. Bring Bug Spray. Not necessary to be a member to shoot Fridays.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every second Thursday of each month. 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.

USPSA Matches

No USPSA matches scheduled for August.

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. Check the CR&GC Facebook page for updates.

5-Stand

When we have the dates for the rest of the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2023 Clay League

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

There will be two leagues in 2023. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2024. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from April 25th through September 25th, 2023.

Trap 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 – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. Failure to shoot 11 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.

Top Gun League – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be shot (Trap Doubles, Skeet, & 5-Stand) and counted with the 10 scorable rounds. A round of Trap Doubles is 50 birds and counts as two rounds. The rules for Trap league applies. A 5 stand league round will require at least 3 shooters on the round in addition to range master/scorer.

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!

July 2023 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) July 2023 Activities

Exciting news for the archery range, the new targets are up and ready to use at Spotted Eagle. Thanks to the volunteers that helped out with the archery project so far, lots of fun things coming to the club. A big thanks to Gregg Clark at Driven Repair for the time and equipment that he has dontated to help put this together. We want to remind all of you to not shoot broadheads at these new targets it will ruin them and also use stickers not spray paint on them. Also these targets are meant to be used by members only so we strongly encourage people to sign up for a membership before using them. Membership information can be found on the Custer Rod & Gun Club webpage. If you see someone using broadheads ask them to stop immediately or charges of vandalism will be pressed as these targets were not cheap.

Action Pistol

Lee has been holding Action Pistol matches every Thursday night at 6pm out at the Sunday Creek Range. Setup starts at 4 p.m. ANY AND ALL HELP would be greatly appreciated.

3D Archery

Jason Sibble has been running the 3D Archery shoots on Fridays at 6pm at Spotted Eagle. Contact him on messenger for more information. Each week is a different setup. No class or division. Just laid back. Bow Hunter/Free Style. (Range finders welcome.) All Ages. Score cards and water provided. Bring Bug Spray. Not necessary to be a member to shoot Fridays.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every second Thursday of each month. 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.

USPSA Matches

No USPSA matches scheduled for July.

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

Possibly thinking of July 9th for a 5-Stand match. July is getting pretty busy already so stay tuned for possible changes. When we have the dates for the rest of the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2023 Clay League

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

There will be two leagues in 2023. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2024. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from April 25th through September 25th, 2023.

Trap 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 – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. Failure to shoot 11 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.

Top Gun League – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be shot (Trap Doubles, Skeet, & 5-Stand) and counted with the 10 scorable rounds. A round of Trap Doubles is 50 birds and counts as two rounds. The rules for Trap league applies. A 5 stand league round will require at least 3 shooters on the round in addition to range master/scorer.

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 2023 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) June 2023 Activities

We want to thank all of the volunteers who helped with the Sunday Creek Range Clean-up day. There was a great showing of folks and alot of work got done.

Lee has been holding Action Pistol matches every Thursday out at the Sunday Creek Range at 6pm. Reminder for those that can to show up early to help setup targets.

We’ve had good attendance for Trap and Skeet; Trap on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and the Skeet on Sundays at 3pm at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. A reminder that we are again holding Trap and Top Gun Leagues, information below.

For archery, new targets have been ordered to replace the old targets at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Jason Sibble has agreed to run the archery shoots, you can contact him for more information 406-868-0022.

For SASS Randy Hart ran a cowboy match on May 20th. A tentative date of June 17th has been set for holding another match depending on weather and interest.

As always matches and events are weather dependent and we do try to post updates to the Custer Rod and Gun Club facebook page.

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.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every second Thursday of each month. 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.

USPSA Matches

The CR&GC will be hosting a USPSA match on Saturday June 10th at 9:30am 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.

5-Stand

The next 5-Stand match is tentativly set for Sunday June 18th at 1pm out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. When we have the dates for the rest of the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2023 Clay League

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

There will be two leagues in 2023. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2024. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from April 25th through September 25th, 2023.

Trap 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 – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. Failure to shoot 11 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.

Top Gun League – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be shot (Trap Doubles, Skeet, & 5-Stand) and counted with the 10 scorable rounds. A round of Trap Doubles is 50 birds and counts as two rounds. The rules for Trap 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 Jason Sibble at 406-868-0022.

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!

April/May 2023 Newsletter

Custer Rod & Gun Club (CR&GC) April/May 2023 Activities

Well April is already half way over and with the warmer weather folks have been getting out to the ranges. The Club has been opening the Trap range on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and the Skeet range on Sundays at 3pm at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Archery every Wednesday at 6pm. Action Pistol is held on Thursdays at 6pm out at the Sunday Creek Range. The club has several activities open to members and non-member including Action Pistol, USPSA matches, Archery, Trap, Skeet, and 5-Stand.

The Club will again hold a Clay League. There will be a Trap League and a Top Gun League. The League will run from April 25th to September 26th. See below for rules.

Sunday Range Clean-up Day

Saturday May 6th 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. Bring gloves and if you can weed trimmers, shovels, rakes, lawnmowers, etc. Hope to see you out there.

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.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge matches are held every third Thursday of each month. 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.

USPSA Matches

The CR&GC will be hosting a USPSA match on Thursday May 11th at 6pm at the Sunday Creek Range. 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

The Clubs first 5-Stand match for the year will be this coming Sunday April 23rd at 2pm out at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. When we have the dates for the rest of the year pinned down they will be posted on the Custer Rod and Gun Club webpage and facebook page.

Custer Rod & Gun Club 2023 Clay League

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

There will be two leagues in 2023. Simple aggregate average for score.

Awards will be presented at the annual banquet in February 2024. The awards will be determined at a later date.

The league period will run from April 25th through September 25th, 2023.

Trap 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 – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. Failure to shoot 11 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.

Top Gun League – 11 League rounds must be fired to complete the league with only 10 rounds being scored, the lowest score will be dropped at the end of the league. At least 2 league rounds in each of the sports must be shot (Trap Doubles, Skeet, & 5-Stand) and counted with the 10 scorable rounds. A round of Trap Doubles is 50 birds and counts as two rounds. The rules for Trap 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!

Attention Archery Enthusiasts

An agenda item at the Board of Directors meeting on April 18 at 7 pm , at the Spotted Eagle Clubhouse will concern the future of the archery range at Spotted Eagle.

If you have interest in managing that portion of the range or have any ideas to preserve the archery range you should attend.

Continual vandalism by shooting broadheads into the target butts and damage has the board considering removing all targets from the archery range. One option is to have 3D targets available on certain days with a pay per round type scenario. This will require a dedicated volunteer to set up and take down targets and to collect fees.

Another option is to move the archery range to Sunday Creek. Then only members will use it. We believe both members and nonmembers are shooting broadheads and vandalizing the targets. Sunday Creek will restrict access and will be monitored by the cameras.

If you are dedicated to helping preserve the archery range at Spotted Eagle, step up at the board meeting on April 18 at 7 pm.

CR&GC Banquet Newsletter

Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club members,

Your presence is requested at the annual CR&GC membership meeting and banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 4th, 2023, in the new event center at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds followed by the Annual Club meeting at 7:00 pm. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide beef tri-tip prepared by Boogs BBQ, with the remainder of the meal being a potluck. Attendees with a last name starting with A-M are asked to bring a salad or dessert, and N-Z bring a main or side dish. As has been the case the last several years, this year’s banquet will be bigger and better than ever, with more guns and prizes then ever before. This year’s prizes will include: Sig Sauer P320 RXP Compact, Glock G42 .380, Ruger 10/22 Carbine, Sig Sauer P365XL 9mm, Ruger PC Carbine takedown Rifle 9mm, Rock Island Armory GI Standards 45acp 1911, Traditions .50 Cal black powder rifle, Sig Sauer P320 X10 10mm pistol, Ruger Wrangler .22lr Revolver, Sig Sauer P322 .22lr Pistol, Browning BPS 20ga field Shotgun, Franchi Momentum 6.5 Creedmore Varmint Rifle Henry H001 .22lr Lever Action Rifle and More!

This year’s banquet will be set up a little differently than last year, with more games, faster lines, drawings throughout the evening, and more meat! More prizes are accumulating as well! Bring plenty of money and keep in mind that the meeting space and food provided by the club is paid solely by the raffles held during the banquet. Also, if you have any items you would be willing to donate to the raffles, please contact us at email@custerrodandgun.com to arrange for them to be included in the raffles and picked up before the meeting if you can’t attend.

Membership renewals will be sold at the door (please have your membership number handy if you know it). If you renew online before the meeting please bring your membership card with you, as the attached stub is your entry for the door prize raffle, and the membership card is required to vote.

Also consider nominees for board positions that will be filled during the meeting. Please consider serving your club by serving on the Board of Directors. This year we will be electing the following Officer positions: President (1-year term) currently held by Jesse Smith, Vice-President (2-year term) currently held by Chris Schlepp, and Secretary (2-year term) currently held by Jeff Faycosh. We will be filling five Board of Director positions including: one 1-year postition currently held by Jesse Blankenship, and four 2-year positions currently held by Ben Beardsley, Matt Lewin, Vincent Muggli, and Lee Wankel. If you would be interested in serving on the Board but won’t be able to make the meeting, please contact the club at the email address above to have your nomination entered, or to suggest someone else who may be interested in accepting a nomination.

Members are encouraged to bring guests, preferably guests with wallets and who like raffle tickets! Seriously, many have worked hard the past few years to build this event into a fun and exciting night for our members. It’s the one social event of the year for the club, and your attendance is greatly appreciated. The Board, and more importantly, our fellow members look forward to seeing and mingling with you at our Annual Banquet.

Memberships All 2022 club memberships expire Dec. 31, 2022. You may renew your membership for 2023 anytime between Dec. 1, 2022 and Feb. 15, 2023. Renewals will not be sold after Feb. 15th, and new memberships will not be sold to those who did not renew on time. The cost for a 2023 membership is $50. Even if you didn’t renew in 2022 you can renew in 2023.

We are ending this year with approximately 505 members. Managing this volume of members and maintaining the range facilities has been a time consuming and costly task on part of the volunteers handling it. Please help them as much as you can by submitting your renewals on time and helping out at the range. Remember, this club is maintained by its members who volunteer their time, we do not have emplyees or a range custodian. Please remind people of this if they complain about our range, it’s their responsibility too. And THANK YOU everyone who does help out!

Please remember, new memberships are ONLY sold online, but to renew your membership you can simply mail a check for $50 to the address below or renew online via PayPal or credit/debit card at the clubs website www.custerrodandgun.com. You may also renew your membership at the annual meeting (see above). Please provide clearly printed, current mailing address, phone number, and email on new or renewed membership correspondence. If you do not wish to renew your membership, please mail the HID card to the address below before February 15th, 2023. If you have any questions regarding membership, plese email us at email@custerrodandgun.com.

Thank You

Board of Directors

Custer Rod and Gun Club – PO Box 303 – Miles City, MT 59301

September 2022 Newsletter

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

There will be a range clean up out at the Sunday Creek Range on Sunday the 11th at 9am. We’ll take as many volunteers as we can get. Come on out and help clean up the range and get entered to win a gun at the annual banquet in February.

We are in need of weed eaters, lawn mowers and leaf blowers. We will be fixing hanging targets, replacing back boards, picking up trash, dumping all garbage and removing as much weeds and grass as possible to avoid any chance of fires

A couple of the dates for the John Hofer Memorial 5-Stand were changed for September. The club will be setting up for the 5-stand matches on the 18th & 25th. Hope to see folks out there.

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.

Hope to see folks out on the ranges.  

USPSA Matches

On Thursday the 8th at 3pm set-up for Saturday the 10th USPSA match. Followed by short coarse USPSA match @ 6pm. Come out and shoot!! Help if you can. Register on Practiscore.

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.

  • September 18, 2022
  • September 25, 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.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge is done for the Year and will resume in May of 2023

Action Pistol

Action Pistol is done for the Year and will resume in May of 2023.

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

September 11, 2022 @ 9am

We are scheduling a Range Clean-up day @ the Sunday Creek Range ahead of rifle hunting season. 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 drawn at the annual banquet in Feb.

As always this is weather permitting.

Other supplies that are needed:

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

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

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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!