Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club  News - February, 2013

I Hope I Don’t See My Shadow!


Club Officers:

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

Kevin Hutchison    Derek Howald  Donald Clemens Lowell Bennett

(309)657-1518     (309)258-3116  (309)274-6870 (309) 274-5586

Membership Renewal:

We have had several comments regarding our dues structure for 2013, some con, but mostly pro. A good friend of mine recently joined a shooting club near St. Louis, MO with facilities similar to ours (although they don’t have a lake). Their annual dues are $250. I submit that we offer a bargain.

Comments From Our Treasurer:

A short report on how your "club" ended up for the year 2012. To start with, it is no longer the old "club" that some of you remember from days past, but has been a business for several years.

We ended the year with 966 members.

It cost $122,602.43 to operate in 2012, with $26,753.64 going for Capitol Improvements, $25,079.81 on the Grounds, $10,849.00 for Insurance, $1305.93 for Propane Gas, $6582.80 for Property Taxes, $9828.91 on the Building maintenance and supplies, $4065.71 to Ameren Illinois, $7059.05 on Printing and Office Supplies, $2153.99 on Postage and then a whole lot of smaller expenses.

Your Dues brought in $64,540.00, Work Hours brought in $32,762.00, the Farm $6691.20, initiation and late Fees $9190.00 and the rest being covered by the activities. The two Gun Shows brought in $2817.00, Action Pistol $2927.22, Trap $6070.06, Bullseye Pistol in various forms $2279.49, Bowling Pin, $1785.48, the Driving Range, $1370.24, Archery, $1021.14, Small Bore Gallery Rifle $518.00, Sporting Rifle, $685.00, with all activities but one showing a profit or at least paying their way for the year.


Raffle Activities:

There is still an opportunity to buy a chance on a Springfield XDM 45 ACP pistol as part of the Dean Martin memorial raffle. 100 chances will be sold.  Contact Bob Bjerke (309-692-1800) or Steve Risinger (309-449-6268)

Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:

Indoor Range And Clubhouse Cleaning

Saturday February 9, 2013


Contact Bob Bjerke @ 309-692-1800

Planning Committee Update:

Check out the improvements to the range house between range one and the trap range, new soffits, siding, and gutters. Much needed, and this will keep the hornets out.

2013 USRA Events at Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club

Intro to Defensive Handgun Range 5

Saturday April 27

Saturday May 25

Saturday June 22

Sunday September 1

Sunday October 6

American Rifle Marksmanship Range 1

Sunday May 26

Saturday August 31

847-920-USRA (8772) or Steve Schnurbusch 573-768-2450


You have an opportunity to continue your “Women on Target” instruction. You are invited to Chillicothe Sportsmen Club indoor range on most Tuesdays starting at 6:00 PM. We are going to shoot at 3 targets, 20 round each. Don’t have a pistol, you can use a club .22 cal. pistol.


Range safety officers will be present at all sessions.

Instructors will also be present to help any shooter.


Where:      Chillicothe Sportsmen Club indoor range

Cost:         $5.00/session     $2.00 for 60 rounds of .22 ammunition

When:       Every Tuesday (except the 2nd Tuesday due to CSC board meeting) at 6:00PM. Starting January 15, 2012.

More Info:  Steven/Patricia Schhneckenburger  

Home: 309-692-7807 Cell: 309-657-1170

6428 N. Devonshire Drive Peoria, Il 61615  

Greg/Cindy Brubaker  Home: 691-7727

                   Jim/Cheri McGann  Cell: 309-253-4128

20327 N. Hampton Chillicothe,Il 61523     

 Abbreviations - Event Director Contacts

NMO – New Member Orientation – Kevin Monk -


YSSI – Youth Shooting Sports Invitational – Bob Bjerke - 309-692-1800

WITO –Women In The Outdoors – Maria Geiger  274-6823

M/P 4H - Marshal Putnam Youth Group – Bob Bjerke - 309-692-1800

WTPS – Women’s Target Pistol Shooting – Kathy Beluschek  - 309-648-0085

CMP – Civilian Marksmanship Program – Steve Schneckenburger – 309-692-7807

ATA – Amateur Trap Association – Jerry Oglesby – 309-360-6152

USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association – Chuck Varnold – 309-697-6766

WOT – Women On Target – Kevin Monk – 309-443-5339

Pistol: Bullseye/Practice – Scott Kirchner – 309-274-8407

Buffalo Shoot (Silhouette)

          Center Fire – Kyle Mustain – 309-255-6339

          Rim Fire – Mark Zimmerman – 309-258-2355

Sporting Rifle – Ross Baer – 309-274-3273

Small Bore Gallery – Lynn Goble – 309-685-9226

Cowboy – Kory Rickett – 309-925-5085

Bowling Pin – Kevin Monk – 309-443-5339

Mauser Match – Max Koehl – 309-256-0835

.22 Steel – Chuck Varnold – 309-697-6766

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

NRA Counselors – Kevin Monk – 309-443-5339

                              Bob Bjerke – 309-692-1800

Editor’s Comments:

In light of current events it appears there is panic buying of firearms and ammunition. I noticed on the Cheaper Than Dirt web site that they had suspended firearm sales due to heavy demand. Our local dealer also tells me that he has gotten many “out of stock” responses from his suppliers on purchase requests. Be patient and write your congressperson.

Slide Fire Rifle Operation:

Our club officials recently observed a member operating a slide fire (or bump fire) rifle on one of the practice ranges. This device is not illegal, but mimics full auto operation. Our concern is rounds exiting the property due to muzzle climb, and the perception of our neighbors when the sound is heard. The board of directors voted to require approval of the use of these devices prior to operation. If you are planning to do so please attend a board meeting.

Information On Firearms Legislation:

We have had several members voice concerns about getting information to our members regarding pending legislation.

A good source is:

And Finally:

Mauser Match January 12                     Our Cowboys

A Full House

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The following are the range numbers:

    RANGE        LOCATION   

1  --      100 yard range

2  --      Trap range

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

4  --      Cowboy Town

5  --      Practice Range

6  --      3-bays

7  --      300 yard range

8  --      Archery Range