Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News April 2012







I am saddened to announce that Cliff Wilcox, a Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club Life Member of many years, passed away on Wednesday 7 March.  I, along with many of our members, have enjoyed knowing him for a long time.  Cliff loved his country, his military service (along with all those who have served), and our organization. In spite of the fact that his health has not been good the past few years, he was always willing to help in any way he could.  He took over the production of our newsletter a couple months ago, making a number of tremendous improvements. To his family, we extend our thoughts and prayers. We shall miss him greatly.  America has lost another patriot, his family has lost a father and husband, his friends have lost a brother, but the angels have gained an ally. 


Jim Martin, one of our board members, will be taking charge of our newsletter.  I am confident that Jim's keen eye for detail and his well-honed organizational skills will be a tremendous asset. Please help Jim and our club by submitting news and information to him in a timely basis. His contact information can be found further in this letter.  


"What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat."
Marcus Aurelius                 Kevin Hutchison


Gun Show Information

Do you desire to join or need to renew your NRA and/or ISRA membership?

You can join and/or renew either or both memberships at the Spring CSC Gun Show on 3/31 or 4/1 and usually obtain a better deal than the mailed notices offer you.

Come see us at the CSC Gun Show!


We will also have a voter registration table at the CSC gun show. If you have changed your address since you last voted and you haven’t re-registered, or if you have an unregistered family member who will be at least 18 years old by the November elections, stop by our table and we’ll get the registration done.  The registrant must have TWO forms of Identification, at least one of which MUST show the applicants Current home address.  Your vote is important......make sure you are registered and then, make sure you vote! is not a’s your duty!



ALL MEMBERS: It is your responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. Be aware that bulk mail is never forwarded!

Newsletters which are returned to us as undeliverable will cause your name to be deleted from

the mail list. You will not receive any further Newsletters until you contact us with your new address.



If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member (see web site for current board members).


            President                     V-President                  Secretary                     Treasurer

Kevin Hutchison Cally Morgan                 Donald Clemens            Lowell Bennett

            (309) 657-1518               (309) 691-3427               (309) 274-6870               (309) 274-5586


Publications                                                                                         Web-Master

            James Martin                                                                                         Tim Vik

            (309) 274-2480                                                                                       (309) 274-4018



INDOOR: -- Indoor Range and Clubhouse Cleanup – 9AM, 14APR2012


                      Indoor Gun Show set-up – 9AM, 30MAR2012


                       Indoor Gun Show clean up—2:30PM, 1APR2012

OUTDOOR: --Next work party on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 8:00AM to clean up down trees from railroad cutting. Please bring chain saws, trucks or trailers, rakes, etc . Range 7 will be closed. Contact Steven C. Schneckenburger at (309) 692-7807 or 657-0170for more information.

                 --Trap Range Cleanup – 8AM-11AM, 31MAR2012 (Cleaning up wads and rocks).    

                   Bring rakes, flat shovels, and wheelbarrows.


                         YSSI WEEKEND WORK HOUR CREDITS: 


The 12th Annual YSSI Weekend is set for April 20 & 21, 2012.  Help will be needed on Saturday, the 21st, on all ranges (Indoor Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, High-Power Rifle, Muzzleloading Rifle, Cowboy Action Pistol, Buffalo Rifle, USPSA) and in the Clubhouse Kitchen.  WORK HOUR CREDITS will be given to all volunteers who assist.  Questions – call the appropriate Range Director to volunteer for that Range or Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.



There will be a Trap League Captain’s meeting at 11AM till Noon on March 31st. Trap will start shooting on Wednesday evenings. For information, call Jerry Oglesby at 309 360-6152, or by

e-mail at



Centerfire Buffalo Shoots will be held at 9:00AM on Range 7 on the following dates; April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, & October 7. Warm-ups start at 8:30. For information, please contact Kyle Mustain at 309 255-6339.



Rimfire Buffalo Shoots will be held at 9:00AM on Range 7 on the following dates; April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, & November 18. Come early to sight in. The range us usually open at 7:00AM. Additional information about these shoots can be found at FACEBOOK.COM/EASTSIDEWELLNESSCHIRO, or call 309-258-2355 for more information. Check it out!



March 10, 2012

A Little Breezy, But All- In- All A Nice Sunny day


High Raw Score: Paul Bishop 194-4X, 1st  Terry Beachler  199-3X

2nd  Cody Killion  199-0X, 3rd  Ray Ellington  198-1X

The Korean War Challenge Match:

We Are Pleased That The Chinese And The North Koreans Were  Halted At The 38th Parallel

1st Terry Beachler  197-1X  M1 Garand, 2nd Paul Bishop  195-1X  1903 Springfield

3rd Chris Bach  194-2X  M1 Garand, 4th Marty Lehman  193-3X  Mosin Nagant

5th Justin Howeler  190=3X  SKS

Thanks To Sponsors Chris Bach And Marty Lehman

Thanks To Chris For The Great Chilli (He Is A Pretty Good Cook)

April Mauser Match:  14April2012, RANGE 1, 9AM

April Challenge Match: In Remembrance Of Our Good Friend Cliff Wilcox

Rifle: Any Mauser Match Type Rile That Was Acquired Through Cliff’s Rod And Gun Shop

Course Of Fire: 20 Rounds On Standard Mauser Match Targets

Food: Bratwurst, German Potato Salad, Chips

A Toast To Cliff Will Be Held For Those Who Wish To Participate

Awards: River Beach Pub Gift Certificate, German Beer Stein, Range Tool


Rules for the use of each range are posted. The CSC Ground Rules are also posted on our web

site. Please take the time to read and be aware of these rules! If you fail to comply with these

stated rules, you will be asked to surrender your club ID. Your ID will not be returned to you until

the board decides what further action is necessary.


When sending an e-mail to our president, Kevin Hutchinson, please use the e-mail address published on the website ( as this is the only address he checks on a regular basis. Thanks.


Remember, if you are receiving a paper copy and an e-mail copy of this newsletter, and the

e-mail is sufficient for you, let us know, and we will stop sending the paper copy. That will save your club some postage. Every little bit helps!



  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Always keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use.


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.



The following are the new range numbers:


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