The construction of the handgun range has started. Our good neighbors at the landfill have started to build up the berms on three sides of the range. Once this has been completed, we will start to build the shooting bench which is currently being designed along with the target pulley system and the metal targets. The range safety rules have been finalized and will be published in the near future. Also we are developing a handgun orientation course that all members will have to take before using the range. Pistols and 22 rim fire rifles are the only guns allowed on the range. Therefore, no center fire rifles or center fire rifle cartridges in any firearm configuration will be allowed. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him email@example.com.
I would like to give thanks to the members that helped out during our Spring Cleanup Day which was held on May 4. The club looks great.
The 5 stand has been converted into a sporting clays course with six shooting stations, which includes one station in the trap tower and one in the woods. I’m really excited about this venue and encourage all of you to give it a try. Thanks to Greg Baylander and the members of his crew for putting this course in place.
Also thanks to Jaclyn Baylander for cleaning up the garden and for agreeing to maintain it this year.
All of the skeet remote control receivers were damaged during an electrical storm and had to be removed and sent to the manufacturer for repair. As a result, the pull cords will have to be used until the receivers are returned to us.
- Handgun range
- Second coat of paint on 3 of the skeet houses (one painted last year) – approved
- Electrical power and cameras for the 5 stand and handgun range – under consideration
2013 Club Events
- Open House – August 17
- Land Fill Lunch – September 10
- Braggin Rights Shoot – October 5
President, Rockford Skeet Club