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Bear Activity at the Range

Bears have been observed at the range over the past few weeks and while they do appear friendly and cuddly, they are still wild animals and unpredictable when stressed. There has even been a mother and cubs who visit the various range areas.

Members are again reminded of the Range Rules which state that all wildlife at the shooting range is protected. Primarily, this means that they are given the right of way when observed moving in and around the various shooting venues and people should not be shooting near them in an attempt to scare them away. Call a cease-fire and wait for them to move away before you resume your shooting activity.

Please put any food waste directly into the dumpster so as to not attract these characters onto the firing line areas. Take your time and scan the line before you start to shoot.

Should you have concerns, you can always call the TIPP line (1-800-661-0525) to report a bear sighting.

 

Shooting Basics – for members only

Get back to the basics. Shotgun, rifle and handgun. Fundamentals of shooting can be improved by participating in the core shooting disciplines of Trap, Metallic Silhouette, Bench Rest and PPC.

Participating in the regular shooting matches that are scheduled throughout the season is beneficial to you as an active member and to the purpose of the club. Shooting is a social activity. Learn the rules of each match event.            Shooting Basics

Sunday May 14th, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm the ranges will be reserved for club members to participate in a shooting match , or two, or more, of their choice. Whether you are knocking clays out of the air, metal silhouettes off the rails or punching holes in paper, you will be challenged to improve yourself. Bring your gear.

 

 

 

 

 

Lever Action/Cast Bullet Match

First shooting match of the season is Sunday April 30th. Monthly cast bullet/lever action matches are scheduled May through September. Check the web calendar for specific dates.

Registration 11:30 am. Entry fee $2.00.

Lever Action with Iron Sights – 30 shots for score. Targets at 100 to 200 yards, shot off-hand and over a rest.

Cast Bullet with Iron sights – 30 shots for score. Silhouette & Bullseye targets at 150 & 200 yards.  Must use a single- shot or lever action rifle.

5 point bonus on aggregate score for black powder cartridge shooters.

 

Range Clean Up Day

With luck the snow should be gone by the end of the month and the ugly bits that accumulated over the winter will surface, ready for picking. Picking up, that is.

Saturday April 29th is Range Clean up Day.

All those spent cartridges you left behind will be there for you to collect. Those paper targets that blew away will be lying in the bush for you to retrieve and place into the dumpster.

Come on out and help clean up the range.  There will be a Cease Fire on the entire range from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Firing Line Etiquette

Range time is important for all members of the Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club. There is one member who is testing some new loads for his hunting rifle. There are a couple of friends who have been on the bench rest area for some target practice for an hour or more. Most of the benches are currently occupied. You arrive and while the range area is active take your firearm to a bench and get ready to shoot. You wait patiently for a few minutes watching the other shooters to gauge when they might take a little break so that you can go and set up a target. They seem to be pretty intent on their shooting and don’t seem to even notice your arrival. How long do you wait for a cease-fire?

Do you have good manners on the firing line? Are you aware that other shooters have arrived and would like an opportunity to set up a target? If you have been shooting for a while and all the benches are occupied, do you offer your space to the member who just arrived?

Introduce yourself. Welcome the new member. Share the firing line.