Newsletter

United Sportsmen’s Club

THE PURPOSE OF OUR CLUB

It shall be the primary purpose of the United Sportsmen’s Club to provide recreational facilities for its members and their families, to sponsor and promote good sportsmanship through proficiency in marksmanship of all forms and kinds, and to advocate and instruct safety in the practice of the same. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are essential of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.

The Shooting Schedule for 2017

Skeet & Trap – Open 9:00-2:00, Wednesday and Saturdays all year, Sundays March – September.  Skeet Derby Monday nights, shooting starts at 6:00pm. See Website for details.

Sporting Clays –Spring/summer hours begin April 19; open 5:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday nights, 11:00am – 3:00pm the first and last Sundays of the month. Winter hours start October 4 no Wednesday nights but open every Sunday.  Closed March 19 May 21, June 25, August 13 for Archery Tournaments.

Action Pistol – USPSA matches second Saturday every month Registration starts at 12:00 noon.  Matches run April to October. See our club website for additional details.

Archery3D Matches, Registration 7:00-11:00am –  January 22, February 19, March 19,  May 21, June 25 (individual or team shoot, range finders allowed), August 13 (sponsored shoot).

Rifle – Check our club website for any upcoming matches.

Other Events

June 9-11  – Missouri YHEC (All Ranges)

Check the bulletin board at the club entrance for events held and range closing’s during the year.

 Visit our club web site at jeffcityusc.com

Club News

ANNUAL MEETING

The USC annual meeting will be at the Runge Nature Center on April 20, 2017, starting at 7:00pm. All members and their families are welcome to attend. Door prizes will be given out. We use this meeting to elect club officers.

APPLICATIONS FOR RANGE USE

Each of the club ranges has a Range Chairman assigned to ensure the facilities are appropriately maintained and to coordinate group activities that take place on them. When planning any group activity (involving more than five participants) at these ranges please coordinate your efforts with the Range Chairman. All group activities, including those which use the main clubhouse, must be approved by the Board of Directors. The reason for this review is to ensure communication of coordinator responsibilities regarding oversight, safety and insurance requirements, posting of the event, and meets the purpose of our club. An Application for Range Use form can be found on our Website.

NOTICE ABOUT GATE KEY

The gate and clubhouse card readers will be changed on April 15, 2017. The new gate key (RED card key) will work with the existing card readers and will also work with the new card readers for the gate and clubhouse. The GREEN gate key will no longer work after April 15 and may be discarded.

When using your gate key make sure it is inserted all the way in. You may even have to wiggle it side to side to get it to work. We have found out that when it rains the gate readers do not operate very well and you may have to move your card around in the reader to get it to open the gate.

TRAP AND SKEET FACILITIES

The range is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays for all members and invited guests. From Aril through September the range will be open on Sundays also. Fees remain at $3.00 per round for members and $4.50 per round for guests. The Monday night skeet DERBY begins at 6 p.m. with shooting under the lights. The Tuesday night trap DERBY will resume in April. For more information please visit our Web site, jeffcityusc.com. New shooters are always welcome.

SPORTING CLAYS

CLUB SHOOTS – The following dates have scheduled events: March 26 (10-2) Club 5 stand championship, May 21 (9-2) Spring Super sporting Clays event, July 2 (9-3) Independence Day 2 person Scramble, September 4 Third Annual Iron Man Shoot (50 each trap, skeet, sporting clays), September 27 (5-8) Club sporting Clays Championship, November 10 (10-12) Veteran’s Day Shoot, November 24 (10-2) Black Friday shoot.

FIVE STAND – The club has installed a new five stand at the sporting clays range. Birds are thrown from 8 different traps. The shooter calls for a single, a following pair, and a true pair from each of 5 shooting stations. Cost is $5 for 25 birds.

For more information, contact Jeff Cockerham at 573-291-4145.

RIFLE RANGE CLOSED.

I hope this got your attention. If we continue to have rounds leaving the rifle range we will have to close it down. Make sure your bullets are passing through your targets and going into the hill side or berm. Do not shoot into the air for any reason. If you see this happening please stop it and bring it to the attention of a club officer.

ARCHERY NEWSLETTER.

The Capital City Bowbenders side of USC continues to have good attendance in all areas of archery – indoor, outdoor, youth leagues, and 3D leagues. The indoor archery range sees a lot of use during the winter months starting with Friday Night Youth leagues which usually start around the first Friday in December. The 2017 schedule for outdoor 3D shoots are Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, May 21, Jun. 25, and Aug. 13.

YOUTH ARCHERY

Indoor archery youth league is Fridays of each week starting with two lines, one at 6:00pm, the other starting at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in getting their young ones in shooting archery please contact Larry Wilson – 573-338-4523 for more information.

YOUR RIGHTS AS A CLUB MEMBER

As a member of the club, you and your immediate family have the use of the club facilities to fish, shoot archery, and shoot firearms and in the designated areas of our property. Your membership does not give you the right to violate the club rules, destroy property, shoot any time any place where you desire. We have designated where it is safe to shoot and we do not allow shooting after dark on ranges that do not have permanently installed lighting. If an eligible family member uses the club without you, you need to make sure they understand our rules. We do not want anyone hurt or damage to club property to occur.

SUPPORT OUR SECOND AMENDMENT

As a club member and firearms owner, we encourage you to join the National Rifle Association. By doing this you help support all the work they do in defense of our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The NRA-ILA tracks the issues and alerts members about legislation involving firearms and hunting at the federal, state and local levels of government. Successful legislative action begins with you, the individual member.  Membership has other benefits as well. If you do not belong to the NRA please check it out. Their website is http://www.NRA.org.

EAR AND EYE PROTECTION REQUIRED

Just a reminder, ear and eye protection is required when shooting firearms on club grounds. Spectators are also required to wear ear and eye protection.

NEW TARGETS AT RIFLE RANGE

Thanks to the work of the rifle range chairman, Lawrence Jenkins, the club members now have a variety of metal targets to shoot at on the rifle range.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP

Thanks to the work of workers on range committees and their chairpersons, our club is being taken care of by too many to name here. You know who you are. Thanks for all you do to clean up, pick up, fix up, and run our ranges.