Last Updated: 4/25/16
The Concealed Carry class scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances with the instructors. Due to this change all ranges will be open as normal on April 30th.
Our annual Derby Day swap meet and pot luck will be held on Saturday, May 7th. Gates will open at 10am and there will be lots of hunting, fishing, and shooting items for sale and trade. The club will be furnishing chicken and everyone attending is asked to bring either a side dish or a dessert. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are planning to attend so that we can plan accordingly. All ranges will be closed for the duration of the event.
Our next registered shoot will be held on Saturday, May 14th with a second shoot aslo scheduled for May on Saturday the 28th. Gates will open at around 9:30am, the practice trap opens at 10am, and the shoot starts at 11am. The rifle, pistol, and archery ranges will be closed for the duration of the event.
Recently our club was approached by the coaches of a new high school trap shooting program in this area. As part of a larger nationwide program to introduce more students to trap shooting, and shooting in general, they had put together a group of 70-80 students who needed a place to shoot. Due to the large number of shooters it was determined that we would not be able to accommodate them all during our regular Wednesday trap shoots. After more than a month of debate and working out details the officers, board of directors, and coaches brought a proposal to the membership at the March business meeting. The proposal was to allow the student teams to use the trap ranges on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm until approximately 10pm. After many questions and much discussion the proposal was voted on and was passed by unanimous vote.
Beginning Tuesday, March 22nd and each Tuesday thereafter for a period of 9 weeks, from March 22nd until May 17th, all ranges will close beginning at 4:30pm to accommodate this program.
We know this is not a small change. While only running for 9 weeks, we are closing the ranges to members during these events. This is not something that was taken lightly and was the topic of some debate among the officers and board members. However we felt that we, not only as officers of a sportsmen's club, but also as shooters, had an obligation to do all that we can to bring in new shooters. These kids are not only the future of our club but of shooting sports as a whole. In many parts of our country guns and shooting sports are being demonized and kids with no other exposure to shooting sports and firearms will grow up believing what they hear in the media. By getting these kids involved now we can show them what shooting sports are truly about and preserve the future of our sport.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we feel this cause is important and hope that all of our members will agree.
Reminder - 7/14/15 - In the interest of safety all ranges will be closed while the club property is being mowed, bush hogged, sprayed for weed control, or having any other required maintenance done. To minimize the impact to members the mowing is usually, weather permitting, done on Monday mornings. All other maintenance is done only on an as needed basis and we will keep any necessary range closures as brief as possible.
E-Mail Reminders - As a new service to our members we have begun sending out emails regarding upcoming events and range closures. We understand that many of you drive quite
a distance to use our facilities and it can be frustrating to arrive at the range only to find it closed for an organized event. In an effort to reduce the times this happens
to our members we have begun sending out email reminders of club events. We currently have valid email addresses for only about 50% of our members. If you have received an email
from the club in the last few weeks, congratulations! You are already on our mailing list. If you did not receive an email from the club and would like to be added to the email
list, please send us a note HERE with your name and email address and we will get you added for future emails. This list will only be used for club business. If you are currently ON the list and wish to be taken off, please send us a note using the link above and we will remove you from the list.
In order to ensure that you receive emails from the club please be sure to set FranklinCountySC@gmail.com as a trusted address in your email settings.