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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 15, 2024

Spotted Eagle Range, 7 pm May 15, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Erin O’connor, Justin Hughes and Travis Helm.

Meeting Minutes for April 17, 2024, Board of Directors Meeting. Marty made a motion to accept minutes as written, Justin 2nd, passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $28,644.15. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Membership numbers are normal for years past.

Action pistol: two shoots with 19 and 12 participants. The last shoot being a steel challenge. The 2nd Thursday of each month will be a steel challenge.

Shotgun-After further discussion the community grants would not be a good idea on this cycle. The Ducks Unlimited shoot had 29 shooters, lots of fun. DU paid for the targets used @ $4 per 25.

Archery- We are seeing some degradation in the targets they need shade coverings. Chris, Jason and Jeff will work on a solution. Justin made a motion to fund $1,000 for materials, Chris 2nd, motion passed.

SASS-No Report nothing scheduled

USPSA-will not renew considered defunct.

Old Business:

New Business: Travis spoke with Barney and Bonnie Hofer. They would like to see the Jon Hofer Memorial shoot the weekend of August 11th. The would like to see the 5 stand course every 2nd Sunday through the summer. All were in favor if enough members show up to set up the course.

Meeting adjourned at 7:33 pm

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!

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 17, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm April 17, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Devan McGranahan, Robert Boager, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Robert Boager.

Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2024, Board of Directors Meeting. Matt made a motion to accept minutes as written, Travis 2nd, passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $33,957.23. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Need to coordinate emails to advise members, may be more than one.

Action pistol: 8 shooters last Thursday, 2nd Thursday of the month is steel challenge. Can use 22 rimfire on this course..

Shotgun-Ranges are up and running pretty well attended, we got 6 pallets of clay targets from Murdochs. Marty said they are all paid. Jeff is exploring the Community Investment Project Grants for replacing the Trap on the house closest to the skeet range.

Archery- There will be a 3 D shoot on May 4th.

SASS-No Report nothing scheduled

USPSA-will not renew considered defunct.

Old Business: Lee got a hold of Ben Beardsley to repair sign. He will work it into his schedule.

New Business: Lee wanted to get new Dueling Tree for rifle range, plate rack and Texas Start for pistol bays. He will get some estimates for next meeting

Meeting adjourned at 7:41 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 20, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm March 20, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Devan McGranahan, Robert Boager, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Meeting Minutes for February 3, 2024 Annual Meeting. Marty made a motion to accept minutes as written, Matt 2nd, passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $36,263.71. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: We are standing at 416 members so far this year. This is on pace with recent past years.

Action pistol: Free shooting on Thursday night during April.

Shotgun-Ranges are up and running, 4H and High School will be shooting at non-profit/member cost per $4 per round. Matt and Jeff deposited $235 with Marty. They will be on ranges Sunday from 1 to 3 ish. We will have a Welcome To Spotted Eagle day on May 4th from 10 to 3. Ducks Unlimited is hosting a trap shoot. Volunteers for 5 stand and Archery.

Archery- Chris said may run on Fridays

SASS-No Report nothing scheduled

USPSA-will not renew considered defunct.

Old Business: Marty got the final figures from the Annual Meeting we lost $848, but everyone feels it was a success, lots of members and other came out. Repair of sign at Spotted Eagle. Lee said he would contact Ben Beardsley to see if he could repair.

New Business: Jeff asked for signs indicating the archery range is closed during Hunter Ed field days. Approved by board. Devan stated the club laptop is a bit antiquated. Jeff made a motion to allow Devan to spend up to $800 for a new laptop, Pat 2nd motion passed. Jeff asked about applying to Grid United for a grant to repair the trap thrower in the house closest to the trap range. Justin made a motion to apply, Matt 2nd motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm

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!

Annual Meeting Minutes February 3, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 6 pm February 3, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Jim Keith, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Pat made a motion to accept the January minutes as published, 2nd by member, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $19,971.82. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated that the gate project at Sunday Creek Range is complete and extra Thank You to Marty for heading up that project. Total cost $15,162.78. We also shared the camera project with Walleyes Unlimited with costs for cameras and installation at $3,357.50. Membership are keeping pace with last numbers from last year.

Action pistol: Free shooting on Thursday night in April, activity through the season was steady with a few new shooters.

Shotgun-Ranges were running most all of last year, 5 stand didn’t get much action. This year will be better, 4H and Hunter Ed used the ranges. Matt Lewin ran the Trap and certainly helped out all year. Mike Bricco funded the Keith Hall Memorial Annie Oakley shoot by donating $1,000 plus trophies. Keith was past president of the Custer Rod and Gun Club as well as a respected Trap Shooter.

Archery- New range was busy looks good

SASS-There is a resurgence of interest, Randy Hart held a couple of shoots.

USPSA-It is languishing with the exit from the program by Jesse Blankenship.

New Business: Motion by Marty for the annual dues for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary to be waved. Dylan Clark 2nd. Jeff requested discussion about the implication that the board was receiving compensation could open a liability issue, also that these are volunteer positions. Questions from audience, motion failed upon vote.

Bylaw changes for Annual meeting

Membership (C) Renewals all year. Membership is for the calendar year regardless of when the membership is renewed.

Officers and Board Members add Membership Officer then 7 Directors which will still total 12 officers and Directors. Two versions: #1 Yearly dues are waived for Officer Positions. #2 Yearly dues are waived for Officers and Director positions.

Section 4 A- language as written for monthly meetings. Suggested change of date to 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Section 1 club management include Membership Officer and 7 directors.

Section 1 -Board of Directors include Membership Officer

Add Section 6 Membership Officer-Shall keep all membership records-issue membership and access cards upon payment-update Sunday Creek access gate and cards in a timely manner, Maintain list of current memberships.

Bylaw changes motion by Matt Beyer, 2nd Jesse Blankenship, all changes passed to Bylaws.

Jeff requested a motion to accommodate dates for Hunter Education to use Spotted Eagle range for their field days in 2024. John Kuntz moved, Jesse Blankenshop 2nd, Motion passed

Election of Officers and Directors: Mary Scheid-Treasurer until 2026, Membership Director Devan McGranahan until 2026, Director Robert Boager until 2026, Director Jason Sibble until 2026 and Director Pat Roos until 2026.

Trap League awards: Justin Hughes 1st place $100, Matt Lewin 2nd $40. Top Gun League entry fees were deposited as no one finished the league.

Prizes were then drawn:

50/50 drawing Scott Moore $815, Volunteer Incentive S&W SD9 VE 9mm Matt Lewin, Door prize 10-22 Jeremy Smith, Springfield 1911 Doug Wildish, Savage Axis Trey Boager, Sig Sauer 368 Christi Goodsell, Lander Bullpup Orion Wilson, Ruger 380 Angela Ponessa, Stoeger O/U Mike Bricco, Ruger Wrangler Penny Hart, Traditions Black Powder Rany Anderson, Sig Sauer AR15 Brock Erickson, Shadow 920 Elite 9mm Josh Huber.

Thank you to Sponsors: Red Rock Sporting Goods, Randy Hart, Lee Wankel, Todd Steadman, Murdoch’s, Reynolds

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January 16, 2024

Custer County Event Center 7 pm, January 16, 2024

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Matt made a motion to accept the December minutes as published, Travis 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $20,918.28. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is 200 paid for 2024.

Action pistol: No Report

Shotgun-No Report

Archery- No Report

SASS-No Report

USPSA-No Report

Old Business: Banquet set up on Feb 3, around noon

New Business: Bylaw changes for Annual meeting

Membership (C) Renewals all year. Membership is for the calendar year regardless of when the membership is renewed.

Officers and Board Members add Membership Officer then 7 Directors which will still total 12 officers and Directors. Two versions: #1 Yearly dues are waived for Officer Positions. #2 Yearly dues are waived for Officers and Director positions.

Section 4 A- language as written for monthly meetings. Suggested change of date to 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Section 1 club management include Membership Officer and 7 directors.

Section 1 -Board of Directors include Membership Officer

Add Section 6 Membership Officer-Shall keep all membership records-issue membership and access cards upon payment-update Sunday Creek access gate and cards in a timely manner, Maintain list of current memberships.

Marty and Jeff will arrange for storage of meat and supplies for the banquet on the week of the banquet at the event center.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes December 19, 2023

Custer County Event Center 7 pm, December 19, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm, Jim Keith and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the November minutes as published, Jim 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $14,567.02. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is 512 for 2023.

Action pistol: Nothing to report

Shotgun-Shooting is weather dependent. Hoping to get Ducks Unlimited in May for the Welcome to Spotted Eagle shoot.

Archery- no report

SASS-fun shoot on December 16th, $100 collected and turned over to Marty

USPSA-no report

Old Business: Need security cameras finished at Sunday Creek. Looking for Membership Director

New Business: Sign Damage at Spotted Eagle. Kid came forward to pay. Jesse B to put in a bid to repair. Banquet Marty is picking up the meat 150 lbs. Micki Jo lined up for the bar.

We will have meetings at the Custer County Event Center they will cost $20 per meeting during the winter months.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm

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. 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes November 21, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, 7 pm, November 21, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm, Jim Keith and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the October minutes as published, Matt 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $16,005.53. The CD balance is $6060.30. Guns were puchased for the raffle at the annual banquet. Envelope stuffing taking place at the December meeting.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is trending upward.

Action pistol: Nothing to report

Shotgun-The Keith Hall Annie Oakley shoot was great, 10 shooters. We gave away $1,000 in prize money donated by Mike Bricco and we took in $500 to be earmarked for prizes next year. Plaques were handed out. Trap and Skeet deposited an additional $1,468.

SAS-Deposit of $15

Archery- no report

SASS-No Report

USPSA-Slade Bentenhausen has stepped up to replace Jesse Blankenship with USPSA, he is an RO.

Old Business: Range gate almost finished, Thanks Marty for the hard work.

New Business: Matt made a motion to donate two memberships to the Miles City Fire Department Toy Dance. Jeff 2nd, motion passed.

We will have meetings at the Custer County Event Center they will cost $20 per meeting during the winter months.

Annual meeting we need to add another Board Member-Membership Board position to the bylaws.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 17, 2023

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm, October 17, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the August minutes as published, (no September meeting) Erin 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $37,086.82. The CD balance is $6030.07.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is approximately 514 members.

Action pistol: Nothing to report, Lee provided a deposit $175. Lee stated that there would be pistol shoot on October 26, 2023 mainly for James Goodsell wedding group.

Shotgun-We will need to order targets after the banquet. Money was received from FWP for targets on youth day.

SAS-Deposit of $15

Archery last organized shoots, deposit of $65

Old Business: Grant for the range gate was approved Marty is organizing. Locate is done MC Electric was awarded the bid.

New Business: Jeff made a motion to add up to 2 camera at Spotted Eagle, Travis 2nd, motion passed, Chris will coordinate with Walleyes and Holmlund Lock and key.

Banquet-gun committee formed with Marty to get the guns, Matt, Erin, Travis and Justin.

Jeff made a motion to allow 4H to use Spotted Eagle Range for Instructor training on December 9th, Jeff will open the range for them. Marty 2nd, motion passed.

Jeff made a motion to have the Jim Keith Memorial Annie Oakley shoot on November 4th. $1,000 in prizes. Mike Bricco provided the prize money and trophy plaques. Cash prize to 7th place. $500, $200, $100, 4th-7th $50. $20 buy in with 3 buy backs max for $10 each. Matt 2nd, motion passed.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes August 15, 2023

Spotted Eagle Range 7 pm, August 15, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Justin Hughes, Jesse Blankenship, and Jim Keith.

Matt made a motion to accept the minutes as published, Erin 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $40,140.60. The CD balance is $6030.07. Deposits provided during the meeting $1,275 from shotgun ranges to Marty and $180 from Action Pistol to Marty.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is approximately 488, the new normal for this time of year.

Committee Reports

Action pistol: Nothing to report, Lee provided a deposit $180.

Shotgun-all is well ranges are busy. provided a deposit of $1,225

USPSA: Jesse B is stepping away and focusing on quality of family time, we wish him well.

Archery: Chris stated that the last 3D shoot of the year will take place on August 18th. Only one incident Jason report to Chris of someone using broadheads on the new target butts. No further details.

Old Business: No confirmation on Grant award yet.

New Business: We are hoping to host a welcome to Spotted Eagle Day Open all the ranges for people to try, in conjunction DU who want to put on a shoot and give prizes. Jeff made the motion, Matt 2nd, passed.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes July 18, 2023

Sunday Creek Clubhouse 7 pm, July 18, 2023

Secretary Faycosh was absent minutes were taken by both Erin and Travis.

Custer Rod & Gun Club Meeting Minutes

7/18/2023

Members in attendance: Lee, Chris, Marty, Justin, Erin, Travis, Jason, Matt, Jim, & Pat

7pm: Meeting called to order by Lee.  Role Call conducted.

Treasurer’s Report (Marty)

Checks for the targets and mower have cleared.

About $1,000 in cash ready for deposit

Main account has $39,444.66

CD is at $6,030.07

Matt makes motion to accept minutes as posted.  Chris seconds the motion.  All in Favor. Motion passes.

7:04 President’s Report (Lee)

Lee did not get a chance to follow-up on the individual that reported not yet receiving membership.

Marty checked the individual’s name against the paid member list.  Did not find a match.  Will check again.

Erin reports two members are not receiving the newsletter.  Matt will add their email addresses to MailChimp.

7:06 USPSA Report (Lee)

No more shoots planned.  They may look for two more nights to add to the calendar.

7:07 Action Pistol (Lee)

Four shoots have been conducted.  Attendance was 13; 14; 12 & 8 shooters.  A total of $1,047.46 was banked from both USDSA and Action Pistol

7:08 Shotgun (Matt)

Shot the previous Sunday.

FWP wants to sponsor a Youth Trap Shot on Sept. 16th.  FWP will pay for shooters at the rate of $4/25 targets.  Matt reported that Jeff was willing to run the range.  This was identified as new business and will be addressed later.

7:09 Archery (Jason)

Seeing lots of individuals using the public range.  All report gratitude for the new targets.  Jason is interested in reviewing the list of members to see if users are actually members or if users become members after using the range.

Chris also reported hearing praise from Superior in Billings over the improvements and events being held.

Planning 3-4 more 3D shoots.

Targets are holding up and looking good.  Only one instance of a broadhead being used.

Jason may generate a stencil and paint markers on the targets to ensure the whole target gets use rather than a focus on the center.

3D shoots are held on BLM property, all proceeds are used for prizes and no profit is made, except from donations.

7:19 Old Business

None Reported

7:20 New Business

Matt makes motion to allow FWP to sponsor a Youth Trap shoot on the shotgun range on Sept 16th at $4 per round.

Jim seconds the motion.

All in Favor, motion passed.

Marty reports that there is not yet a scheduled date for working on the gate access controller.  Lee offered to help.  Marty reports he has 15-20 access cards activated and ready to issue to new members if needed.

No news on the grant to get power down to the gate.

US Bank is still expected to shut down.  Marty recommends switching banks at the time a new treasurer is elected.

Lee suggests getting the security cameras at Sunday Creek installed and working.  Four cameras and installation hardware are on site.  The system can support up to a total of eight cameras.  Will record 30 days on a DVR. They are not wireless.  The Spotted Eagle location has 5 cameras up and running and are able to record 35 days of footage.  Access to the storage device is controlled by Walleye’s Unlimited in the event that a range violation needs to be monitored.

7:34  Chris makes the motion to adjourn the meeting.

Justin seconds the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.  Meeting Adjourned.

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!

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 20, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

June 20, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officers- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’Connor, Jim Keith, Travis Helm, Justin Hughes, and Jason Sibble.

Treasurers report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $46,150.01, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting as written, by Chris, 2nd by Matt passed.

Presidents Report: Lee said that the transition between Jesse and him is complete. Marty is now doing the memberships. Lots of positive accolades for Jesse Smith for his hard work keeping the club running.

USPSA- Slot match 15 shooters. Jesse B is out of USPSA to focus on other things. Jesse gave Lee the cash box with $300.

Action Pistol-Lee said there were 4 shoots, 42 shooters they took in $220. Deposits were made to Marty. Marty stated there is $781.46 profit from the pistol shoots.

Shotgun: The leagues have started for Trap and Top Gun.

Archery- Jason Sibble said shoots on Friday and Saturday depending on everyones availability. Jason suggested that the archery range be posted with a sign Members only and shooting broadheads constitute vandalism. Chris made the motion, JIm 2nd, Passed. Draft language for sign will be texted. Jeff will order sign once the language is approved.

Old Business: Archery Range clean up Gregg Clark of Driven Repair donated equipment and time to clean up the old range and install new targets.

New Business: John Kuntz has to resign his directorship and he recommended Jason Sibble to finish his term. Chris made a motion to have Jason finish John’s term, Travis 2nd, motion passed.

Marty made a motion to establish another director position as Membership coordinator. This will require a by-law change at the annual meeting. Jeff 2nd, motion passed.

Marty brought up discussion to change the bank accounts out of US Bank. Matt made a motion to approve this change, Justin 2nd, passed.

Meeting Adjorned 7:45pm

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!

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 16, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

May 16, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’Connor, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $46,816,82, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the April meeting as written, by Matt, 2nd by Chris passed.

Presidents Report: Lee said that memberships are keeping with the usual pace.

USPSA- No match May 13 was canceled because of rain. June 10th shoot is still scheduled.

Action Pistol-Lee said there were 10 shooters good turnouts. Deposits were made to Marty.

Shotgun: Trap and Skeet made a deposit for $871. 4H shooting almost over, Jeff will bill 4H for targets.

Archery- Jason Sibble, Cole Price and Chris will get Archery range rebuilt and targets picked up in Billings. Marty made a motion to approve 10 targets at $6,250, Travis 2nd, passed. This is $1,250 more than the $5,000 previous allowed for 5 targets.

Old Business:Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty l ramrodded this event 13 volunteers showed up.

New Business: Walleyes Unlimited wanted to partner with us for camera system at Spotted Eagle. Chris made a motion to approve $2,500 toward this project, Travis 2nd, passed.

Discussion to get rid of DR pull behind Mower. Chris made a motion to trade it in on another zero turn to help at Spotted Eagle, Matt 2nd, Motion passed.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm

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!

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 18, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

April 18, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship, John Kuntz, Erin O’Connor, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Jim Keith Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $52,087.63, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the March meeting as written, by Jesse B, 2nd by Jim passed.

Past Presidents Report: Lee said that he spoke with Jesse Smith and memberships are keeping with the usual pace.

USPSA- Jesse Blankenship said Matt and Allen dodge will be going to RO training. the end of the month. shoots scheduled for May 13 and June 10th.

Action Pistol-Lee Wankel has the cash box with USPSA receipts Lee will do a deposit soon with Marty.

Shotgun: 2 pallets of targets purchased from Scheels. 90 count boxes, 44 on a pallet so there aren’t all that many targets. They equal out to about $14.30 a case. Jesse and Jeff picked them up in Billlings.

SASS Randy Hart stated he wanted a cowboy shoot on May 20th, 10 am for black powder and 1 pm for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Archery- There was a group from Walleyes Unlimited and others who offered to assist with the Archery Range. It was determined that the Archery targets made from carpet had been in place for 20 plus years. John Kuntz made a motion to purchase new outdoor targets with a limit of $5,000 for the purchase Justin 2nd Motion passed.

Most of the board agreed that the archery range was to be left open to the public with no membership required. The other discussion was to move the 3D targets and trailer to Spotted Eagle for the Wednesday night leagues. John Kuntz stated that Jason Sibble was willing to oversee the Wednesday night archery league. The directors agreed to have the 3D targets and the club trailer at Spotted Eagle. There was discussion on cleaning up the archery range. No date set for that and nothing was decided on the 3D shoots. More information will be discussed on the May 16th meeting.

Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty will ramrod this cleanup.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 21, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

March 21, 2023

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid Past President Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship, John Kuntz, Erin O’Connor, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $41,786.52, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the February meeting as written, by Marty, 2nd by John passed.

Past Presidents Report: Paypal have $10,600 for deposit Jesse will help transition membership to the membership committee. Lee Wankel then took over the meeting and president role.

USPSA- Jesse Blankenship turned over deposit to Marty for $320. There will be a Match on May 13th and another match on June 10. To participate you need to register on Practiscore. Jesse wanted to have a Sheriff’s Office training on May 12th to assist in the range setting, so the pistol range could be set up Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Jesse B made the motion, Lee seconded, motion passed.

Action Pistol-Lee Wankel will run the course this year. During the month of April each match on Thursday is free. Lee will have a steel challenge once a month. Lee wanted to explore additional steel targets Texas Star, Dueling Tree and more hangers. There will be some research into the best price.

Shotgun: With the time change we will open the trap range on Tuesday at 530 and Skeet on Sunday at 3 pm. Jeff requested motion to allow 4H Shotgun Shooting sports shooting every Sunday from Noon to 3pm starting April 2nd ending May 21. Marty moved, John 2nd, Motion passed.

Archery- There was much discussion about the condition of the Archery Range, selling 3D targets and trailers, closing the range, moving the range to Sunday Creek, purchasing a conex trailer to keep at the range. The discussion ended up getting additional input on the meeting of April 18th to find volunteers or better ideas.

Banquet update from Marty, we lost $166.89 this year. The donors this year included Paul Helland, Dale Tribby, Karen Taylor, Lee Wankel, Ace Hardware, Custom Auto and Accessories, NAPA, Carquest, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Jesse Smith and Randy Hart.

Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty will ramrod this cleanup.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm