Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club  News - March, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


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:

Our Treasurer Lowell Bennett reports that we are currently at 753 members. If you haven’t renewed,  please do so ASAP. Remember that after March 1 there is a $20 late penalty


Raffle Activities:

The winner of the Springfield XDM 45 ACP pistol as part of the Dean Martin memorial raffle is John Nebgen. The winning ticket was drawn at the Marshal Putnam 4H shoot on February 7. Congratulations John.

Here are two more opportunities:

Contact Bob Bjerke at 309-691-1800

There is also an opportunity to purchase a chance on a Springfield Armory M14. 200 tickets will be sold at $10 each and the proceeds will go to Easter Seals, a very worthy cause. You can purchase tickets at Dry Creek Firearms in Chillicothe, or call Steve Lewis at 274-5118.

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Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:

Indoor Range And Clubhouse Cleaning

Saturday March 9, 2013


Contact Bob Bjerke @ 309-692-1800

Outdoor Work Party

Saturday March 2, 2013

Contact Steve Schneckenburger at 309-692-7807

If you have any spare plywood or particle board it would be greatly appreciated


NRA Approved High Power Rifle Matches (HPR/CMP/DCM) for 2013

March 23, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, 2013 (check your calander0.

There will be a work party on March 2, 2013 at 9:00AM to repair targets and prepare for the 2013 season. Meet at the range house on range 1.



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


Editor’s Comments:

As one of our members aptly pointed out at the last board of directors meeting, “we do not work for the government, our government is supposed to work for us”. Constantly make your voice heard on the issue of gun control. A good source where a legislator letter can be found is

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Event:

April 6 at the Stony  Creek Inn, East Peoria, IL., raffles, silent auctions etc. Contact Chuck Gabbert at 698-2207.

Concealed Carry

We have received many phone calls regarding the opportunity for concealed carry classes. Wolf Hollow Archery is considering conducting the Utah class provided there is enough interest. This is a classroom only program.  If you would like to participate contact Larry Polloack at 274-9653


 The 13th Annual YSSI Weekend is set for April 19 & 20, 2013.  Help will be needed on Saturday, the 20th, 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.


Lake Maintenance

The CSC board approved treatment of the lake as well as stocking with catfish and crappie. This will be done as schedules permit.

And Finally:

                                                               USPA Range Officer Class

                                                                Ray Hirst, Chuck Varnold, 19                          

  Marshall Putnam 4H Shooters       Participants


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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