Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club News – March 2014

Our Policy on concealed carry weapons classes:

We do not conduct public CCW classes. If any of our members (of two years or more) would like to use our range(s) for shooting qualification, it must be approved by the board of directors, and the required paper work completed. A breach of these rules will result in immediate expulsion.

Indoor Range Safety And Concerns:

Indoor Shooters: The club has recently experienced an increased amount of ceiling tile and florescent light damage due to errant rounds. Please remember to keep the muzzle pointed at or below the target when acquiring your sight picture. Bring the muzzle up from  low ready to the target, and not from above the target. After firing, please remove your finger from trigger to eliminate the chance of accidental discharge (this is an NRA safety rule). The ceiling tiles and light lenses are expensive to replace, but safety is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: We are currently at 809 members – renew your membership

Welcome New Members:

Steve Beckom, Thomas Brown, Rick Dorsey,Arthur Doubet, Michael Evansik, Chadrick Evans, Ronald Hawkins, Bill Emel, Kenneth Kocon, Terry Koser, Gregory Leitner, Benedict Mattus, Ronald Millard, Andy Moon, James Pesch, Robert Probst, Ralph Robb, John Stankowian, Samuel Symmonds, Gene Walker

It is great to have you on board and on our team.

Spring Gun Show Report:

The spring gun show will be held on April 5-6 at the club house.

Setup will be on Friday  April 4 at 9:30AM

Show hours are Saturday 8:30-4:00 and Sunday 8:30 – 3:00

Cleanup will be at 3:00PM on Sunday

Please contact Steve Risinger 309-449-6268 or Gordon Young 309-633-0143

Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:

Outdoor Work Party:

The next work party will be on March 1, 2014 at 8:00Am. We will need large screwdrivers, flat bars, hammers, pliers or vice grips to remove liners in the concrete target holders. We will need screw guns, saws, and hammers to make target frames. Please note: All ranges are closed to shooting until after the work party is complete at approximately 1:00PM.

 Contact Steve Schneckenburger at 309-692-7807 or 657-0170 for more information.

Indoor Work Party:

Saturday March 8 at 9:00AM.  Clubhouse Cleaning And Maintenance

Contact Bob Bjerke at 309-692-1800 for more information

High Power Rifle Work Party:

March 15 at 9:00AM at the range house. Rebuilding target frames and other things as needed. Contact Chris Bach at 309-256-1712

Trap News:

Starting in March trap shooting will be open on Wednesdays starting at 6:00PM weather permitting. On March 29 there is a trap range cleanup work party from 8:00-11:00AM. At 11:00AM there will be a trap league meeting in the range house.


Buy a chance on a Remington 1911 R1 .45 ACP for $20. 100 tickets will be sold. Contact Bob Bjerke at 309-692-1800

We are also offering an opportunity to win a 1903A4 Springfield rifle. 150 tickets will be sold at $20 each. Call Chris Bach 309-256-1712 or Bob Griffith 309-274-2068


NRA Convention:

We are planning a bus trip to the convention in Indianapolis on Saturday April 26. This will be a one day event leaving at 6:00AM from the former Shopko parking lot at Allen Road and Pioneer Parkway and returning around 9:00PM. The cost will be $35. If you are interested please e-mail Terry Beachler at  or Jim Martin at

YSSI Weekend:

The Youth Sports Shooting Invitational is scheduled for April 25-27. Help is needed for trap, high power rifle, muzzle loader, archery, cowboy action pistol, buffalo rifle, uspsa, and in the kitchen and clubhouse. Work hour credits will be given to all volunteers who assist. We expect approximately 100 scouts and their leaders. If you would like to volunteer, contact the event director for that discipline or call Bob Bjerke at 309-692-1800.

Club Officers:

President: Kevin Hutchison (309) 657-1518

Vice President: Derek Howald (309) 258-3116

Secretary: Donald Clemens (309) 274-6870

Treasurer: Lowell Bennett (309) 274-5586

And Finally:

                            We are not detered by weather

                      (member Dave Hale at the Mauser Match)



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