Chillicothe Sportsmenís

Club News May 2012




With the 2012 season in full swing, more members than ever are enjoying the tremendous variety of events offered by our club. Perched upon the wings of this enjoyment rests a heightened sense of responsibility to insure that our rules governing safety and general range use are faithfully adhered to.  Board members and match directors will be randomly spot-checking the ranges in order to help educate members should the need arise. Please take a few moments to review our rules and remember that you are required to have your membership credentials on your person while on club property and must present them to any club official if asked to do so. Also please remember to properly dispose of your trash by placing it into one of the many barrels throughout the facility or simply take it back home with you.  We have one of the nicest and most diverse clubs in the state, so please respect it and your fellow enthusiasts by doing your part to keep it clean. We are anticipating one of the best years ever, so come out and support your favorite activity.


Please Be Careful:


It is our club rule that eye and ear protection be utilized on all of our shooting ranges. Infractions have recently been reported. This is for your own protection. It has also been reported that rocks and other non-approved targets have been found on Range 7. Please cooperate with us on this.


Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:


A work party is scheduled for May 5 from 8:00-12:00. This will include cleaning of all the ranges and the club roads. Contact Steve Schneckenburger @ 309-692-7807. All ranges (with the exception of 1) will be closed during that period. At the same time an indoor work party will take place in the club house to de-lead and paint. Contact Bob Bjerke @ 309-692-1800


Events (From Our Event Directors):

June: 1911 Pistol Match


To celebrate over 100 years of John M. Browning's legendary 1911 pistol, there will be a competitive match held exclusively for these firearms on Saturday June 2nd from 9:00am until 3:00pm. If the weather is nice, the match will be held on Range 1.  If it's raining, we will use our indoor range in the lower level of the club house.  The goal of this event is simply to have some fun with the world's finest pistols. The course of fire is simple and somewhat challenging, but not overly so.  You do not have to be a highly experienced competitor to take part.  All you need to join the fun is a single-action 1911 style pistol in a centerfire caliber, hearing and eye protection, a couple of magazines, a belt holster, and 50 rounds of ammunition (bring more ammo if you want to shoot the course more than once). The entry fee is only $3. Each re-shoot is equally cheap, $3.  Prizes will be awarded.  To receive an informational bulletin on the match, contact Kevin Hutchison at 




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


Membership/Publications††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Web-Master

††††††††††† Cliff Wilcox††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tim Vik

††††††††††† (309) 579-2793†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (309) 274-4018

Events (From Our Event Directors) Continued:



CMP high powered rifle is offering a special prize this year, a Konus 20X80X80 spotting scope. All shooters, range safety officers, and match callers will have their name entered for each match participated. The prize will be awarded at the October Banquet. Call Steve Schneckenburger for more info (309-692-7807/657-0170).


On league nights one trap house will be reserved for open practice from 5:00PM until 9:00PM


Bullseye Pistol

Bullseye pistol will be moving outdoor on May 10. Shooting will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00PM. The last outdoor shoots will be on September 13 and 27. Contact Scott Kirchner 309-274-8407


Buffalo Shoot (Center Fire)

A reminder to participants: lead bullets only. Contact Kyle Mustain @ 309-255-6339.


Club Dues For 2013

Per the recommendation of our Planning Committee, and approved by the Board of Directors, 2013 Annual Member Dues will be set at $100. The Work Hour structure and Land Fund Fee will remain the same.

As our membership approaches 1000, the Planning Committee feels that capital improvements are necessary to better serve our members. This will mean more shooting ranges, improvements to our roads, and existing facilities.


Members: Try This On Ranges 1 And 7.

The 24 inch model will fit in your car better



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 Ė 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 Ė Club Affiliation Number#00282

WTPS†††††††††††††† Womenís 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