Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News Dec. 2011


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013

Webmaster Tim




INDOOR: -- Indoor Range and Clubhouse Cleanup - 9AM, 10DEC2011. 

OUTDOOR: -- GROUNDS: Thanks for all the hard work to get the roof on the outhouse. We accomplished a lot more than I was expecting. We still have some tasks to perform before it is complete and ready for use. I found a BOSCH tool bag and a red and black 16-foot tape measure. Contact Steven Schneckenburger at (309) 692-7807 if these items are yours.


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO): You need to attend NMO to obtain your current year’s membership card & gate key.  Check the enclosed calendars for dates & times.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED OR NO INSTRUCTOR WILL BE AT THE CLUB FOR THE CLASS.  For reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Chuck Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at


ALL MEMBERS:  It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.  If you leave town, bulk mail is not forwarded.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS CURRENT—THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Mauser Match

The Italian Monte Casino Challenge winners were Jon Dewey 200-3X and Richard Bledsoe 200-2X, both with K98k’s

Mauser Match report for November 12th 2011

High Raw Score 196-4X Paul Bishop – M1903 Mark I Springfield

First 210-3X Jon Dewey – Mauser K98k

Second 207-3X Vince Stubbs - M1903 Springfield

                                                                 Third 204-1X George Keller - SKS 

Next match is December 10th.   Mauser Matches are informal centerfire rifle matches shot on the NRA SR-1 target from standing at 50 meters using rifles with open sights or unimproved pre-'64 military bolt-action repeaters. If you have any questions, contact Max Koehl at 309 385-1033.

A Word From Our President-Elect


As President-elect for 2012, I'd like to thank the membership for granting me the privilege of serving the club in this capacity.  This is a great honor and I will do my absolute best to help make ours a better organization for everyone.  I've been a club member for a number of years and am just now concluding a two-year occupancy as a board member.


I retired from the IL National Guard as a master sergeant with 22 years total service and presently work full-time for a charitable non-profit organization. During my time with the Guard, I held supervisory and managerial positions and served on our advanced marksmanship unit, helping earn several state and national-level championship titles. I'm an NRA Benefactor Life Member, pistol instructor, rifle instructor and range safety officer.  I also successfully completed the program for Illinois certified police firearms instructors.  


I've been involved in the shooting sports for 30-plus years, and at one time or another have participated in many of our organized activities.  I have no favorite organization; I like all our children so to speak and want to see them grow to achieve their fullest potential.  I've been to other clubs and ranges throughout the country and can state that ours is certainly one of the best.  The sum of our organizations and activities have made the CSC a tremendous body with equally tremendous potential.  We've got something for nearly everyone. 


I strongly urge anyone with ideas, observations and criticisms to contact either myself or any board member.  We want an open forum with active participation.  Additionally, please accept this as an open invitation to attend our monthly meetings. The club does not belong to the board: it belongs to each and every member.  Membership in the CSC is a privilege.


I would like to thank our present board for their tireless efforts in helping secure a positive future for us all.  Their hard work reflects well their extreme personal dedication and relentless desire to be of service.


I am excited to begin working with those who comprise our 2012 board.  We have great people with positive vision and we will do our best to propel our club into a bright and secure future.


Kevin Hutchison, President-elect 2012


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

President       V-President     Secretary      Treasurer

Charles Varnold      Jerry Oglesby   Donald Clemens  Lowell Bennett

(309) 697-6766      (309) 274-5413   (309)274-6870   (309) 274-5586


The following are the new range numbers:

    RANGE              LOCATION   

1  --         100 yard range

2  --         Trap range

3  --         Short lakeside range (NEW) (just north of Cowboy Town)

4  --         Cowboy Town

5  --         Practice Range

6  --         3-bays

7  --         300 yard range

8  --         Archery Range

Acronyms - What the heck do they mean!!???!!?!? 

Wonder what all the acronyms used out on the range and in this newsletter mean? This area of the newsletter is dedicated to helping explain these. If I forget some or misidentify them, please let me know.


SASS               Single Action Shooting Society

USPSA             United States Practical Shooting Association – Club Number #IL-08

DCM                 Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)

CMP                 Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation) - Club Number #52084

NMO                 New Member Orientation

NRA                 National Rifle Association - Club Affiliation Number  #R0570

ISRA                 Illinois State Rifle Association – Club Affiliation Number  #00282

WTPS               Women’s Target Pistol Shooting (new group at CSC)

ATA                  Amateur Trapshooting Association

WITO                     Women In The Outdoors

WOT                      Women On Target

Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.