Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News September 2002




Vandals be warned!

This letter is directed to the person or persons that left all the shot up detergent bottles all over the last shooting bay for other members to clean up.  This letter is directed to the person or persons that likes to shoot up the cable spools.  This letter is directed to the person or persons that shot up the dresser that was behind the cowboy shooters town wall.  Other members are not there to clean up after you.  The spools are there to use as tables. Not for you to shoot up. I‘m the one that takes the time and energy to haul those in for our use. Not to be shot to pieces and left sitting for others to dispose of.  The dresser was there for a prop for the monthly competitions. Not for you to shoot up and leave for others to dispose of.  If you can’t afford target stands and targets, then you probably can’t afford to shoot. If you can afford to shoot and don’t have these items, please contact the club, they will be more than glad to tell you where to get these items. We have club members who make target stands and there are local business’s that you can get targets from.

If club property continues to be destroyed (this includes spools, littering…) you will be found and kicked out of the club.


Paul Brenkman, Life Member                                Jerry R Oglesby, Life Member

Assistant Match Director for Cowboy Shoots                 Match Director for Cowboy Shoots

Bowling Pin Shoot by Kevin Monk

Just a reminder to all members, there are 2 shoots left.  I can use timers and scorers if you need work hours.  Our .22 Auto class was topped by Jeff Saraff with an accumulative time of 9.44 seconds and Don Dansby was 2nd.  In the .22 revolver, Jim Risher posted a total time of 13.06 seconds, followed by Paul Gagarin.  In a crowded minor auto class, Don Dansby came out on top with 12.38 seconds, followed by Bryan Collett.  In minor revolver, again Don Dansby won 1st with 13.82 seconds, followed by Paul Gagarin.  After the smoke cleared in major auto, Ron Harris sat atop the field with an accumulative 14.82 seconds followed closely by Phil Newman.  In major revolver, Jim Risher came out on top with 21.33 seconds with Phil Newman in 2nd.  Because of a scheduling conflict with the hunter's safety class, I was unable to run the shoot.  Many thanks to Roger and Jimmy for helping with setup, Don Dansby for running the shoot and Bob Branan for running the line.  Thanks to all who attended.  See you all next shoot, September 14th.  Hope to see more club members there.

Sister Club News by Paul Bishop

Our club's Fourth Annual Koenigsschiessen (King's Shoot) will take place on October 13th from noon to 3PM at Range #1.  All club members are invited to participate.  The match will be hosted by last year's Schuetzenkoenig, Doug Kann, and the format will be identical to last year's match.  Shooters will take 10 shots standing on the biathlon targets from 50 meters.  The ten shooters with the best scores on the steel biathlon targets will then each take one shot on the wooden target, provided by King Kann.  The winner wins the Ehrenscheibe and becomes the Schuetzenkoenig for the next year.  Any .22LR rimfire rifle is allowed on the steel targets.  All shooters will shoot the same rifle provided by the King, when shooting on the wooden "Ehrenscheibe."  Plan on coming even if you don't have a .22 sighted in for 50 meters.  You are welcome to shoot my rifle.  A nominal entry fee will be charged to cover expenses.  Call Paul Bishop at 579-2914 if you have any questions.

Sporting Rifle News by Max Koehl

Sporting Rifle has added a benchrest category for each class of rifle in the regular Sporting Rifle competition.  As of 12 August high shooters in each bench rest class are:  NRA Sporting Rifle-still open; Rimfire Sporting Rifle-Doug Kann .6615";  Centerfire Open Sights-Paul Bishop 1.882";  Any Rifle/Any Sights Class-Cliff Wilcox 1.3490".  

 Attention: Sporting Rifle End of Season Cookout and Speed Shoot - 3PM, Sunday October 13th on Range #1 immediately following the Koenigsschiessen (See article in Sister Club News)  Contact Max Koehl at 385-1033 for details.


A Zogby poll finds 75% of Americans agree with Attorney General John Ashcroft that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Only 22% disagree. What’s bad news for anti-gun forces is that 65% of Democrats and 60% of Easterners agreed. (Peoria Journal Star, June 9, 2002)

Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg counsels clients to forget the gun control issue, in the belief that it cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000. (Peoria Journal Star, June 2, 2002)

Now that he’s a candidate for governor, Rod Blagojevich says he’s opposed to raising the FOID Card fee. Has he changed his mind? What about his statements that indicate his antagonism toward gun owners? Is he posturing because his views are too extreme?*

Blagojevich authored one of the most sweeping anti-sportsmen measures (HB-183) in state history in 1993 proposing to raise the FOID Card fee from $5 to $500 (over). When he wrote the Proposal, He made the following statements:*

“In Illinois there is a real sanctity in regards to guns that, frankly, I don’t understand.” (Chicago Sun-Times, April 3, 1993)

“If the cost of owning a firearm is raised, he said, people will put more thought into the Decision to buy one.” (Chicago Sun-Times, February 15, 1993)

Blagojevich defended the increase, saying $100 per year is “not a signficant burden”. “People Interested in buying guns for the right reasons would certainly (pay) that.” (Chicago Sun- Times, February 15, 1993)

“Blagojevich said the price was set high to make people think twice about buying a gun.”  (Chicago Sun-Times, February 15, 1993)

Join with us. Be informed, research the facts, and most importantly, REGISTER AND VOTE!  We can’t afford to hope the best candidate will win without our help.


           *Jim Ryan for Governor: News Releases                                                              

Work hours

We are now closer to fall and the opportunity to put in work hours has never been better.  I’ve included the list of all event directors at our Club.  Find an event that you think you would be interested in learning about and give them a call to see how you can help out in order to get your work hours.  They’re a real friendly bunch and who knows, you might learn something.

Western Action . . . . . . . Jerry Oglesby . . .  309-579-2443

DCM/CMP. . . . . . . . . . .  Mahmood Julazadeh .  309-274-2779

Trap . . . . . . . . . . . .  Dale Schroeder. . .  309-274-3082

Buffalo Shoots . . . . . . . Mike James. . . . .  309-274-6473

Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Witherbee. . .  815-463-2641

Sporting Rifle League. . . .  Max Koehl . . . . .  309-385-1033

Small Bore Rifle Gallery . .  Gary Singley. . . .  309-364-3420

Practical Pistol/USPSA . . .  Chuck Hoelscher . .  309-745-5021

PPC. . . . . . . . . . . . .  Chuck Varnold . . .  309-697-6766

Hunter Ed. . . . . . . . . .  Lowell Bennett. . .  309-274-5586

Bowling Pin Shoot. . . . . .  Kevin Monk. . . . .  309-443-5339

Bullseye Pistol. . . . . . .  Art Beer. . . . . .  309-691-4253

Club House . . . . . . . . .  Cally Morgan. . . .  309-691-3427

Archery. . . . . . . . . . .  Fred Anderson . . .  309-579-3250

Legislative Action Chairman.  Joe Wassi . . . . .  309-448-2606

IDPA Pistol. . . . . . . . .  Chuck Hoelscher . .  309-745-5021


If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.


President                              Vice-President                                    Secretary                             Treasurer

Cally Morgan      Paul Aaron              Tim Vik           Dale Schroeder

(309) 691-3427               (309) 274-2370                           (309) 274-4018               (309) 274-3082

Proof is in the Pudding! The Demagogue Blagojevich.

"Final Legislative Synopsis and Digest of the 1993 Session of the 88th General Assembly /Illinois"


430 ILCS 65/5                 from Ch.38.par.83-5

430 ILCS 65/7                 from Ch. 38. par. 83-7

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to change the duration of the Card from 5 years to one year. Increases fee for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card from $5 to $100. Increases from $1 to $79 the amount of the fee deposited in GRF and from $3 to $20 the amount of the fee deposited in the Wildlife and Fish Fund. Retains $1 deposited in the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund.  Effective immediately.


Deletes reference to:

430 ILCS 65/7         fromCh.33.par.83-7

Changes from $100 to $25 the fee for applying for a Firearm Owner's Identifica­tion Card. Reduces from $79 to $19 the amount of the fee deposited in GRF and from $20 to $5 the amount of the fee deposited in the Wildlife and Fish Fund. Re­tains currents law that provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card is valid for 5 years.

note(s) that may apply: Fiscal

Feb 02,1993   First reading            Rfrd to Comm on Assignment

Feb 08                                 Assigned to Judiciary II

Apr 02          Amendment No.Ol        JUDICIARY II H     Adopted

                                           Motion Do Pass Amended-Lost

                                                007.008-000 HJUB

                        Remains in Commi Judiciary II

                        Ref to Rules/Rul 27D

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