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.


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!