Here’s what’s going on at Black Ash Sportsman Club
News & Upcoming Events
HANDGUN RANGE – We were notified last week that we received a grant from the NRA Foundation to construct a roof over the shooting area on this range. If things go well we should have something in place by late summer. Also, please remember that the Handgun Range is closed during the Handgun Adventure Trail Matches – 4th Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. We are still asking that all shooters center their target on the backboards. The backboards will last longer and there is less likelihood of hitting either of the cables. PLEASE OBEY ALL RANGE AND SAFETY RULES
HANDGUN ADVENTURE TRAIL – The trail is now open for practice rounds (22 rifle, 22 handgun, centerfire handgun, and golf) for members and guests. Please remember that there is a $1 fee for ALL SHOOTERS FOR EACH PRACTICE ROUND SHOT. Also, please note that there the first practice targets for the centerfire pistol course are at station two. This is a safety precaution because of the proximity of the targets at station one to the handgun range. There are still 25 practice targets out on the trail.PLEASE OBEY ALL SAFETY RULES – NO LOADED FIREARMS INCLUDING LOADED MAGAZINES IN ANY FIREARM WHILE WALKING THE TRAIL, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR SHOOTING STATION TO LOAD!!
HUNTER-TRAPPER EDUCATION – The class at Black Ash is scheduled for June 10 from 6-9 p.m. and June 13 from 9 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Both sessions must be attended. Registration is now open on the Game Commission Website (www.pgc.state.pa.us)
HUNTER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS – We are in need of more instructors if we are going to continue holding the classes at Black Ash. Get in touch with me if you are interested in finding out more about this.
SKEET AND TRAP SHOOTERS – WE are trying to see if there is enough interest from our shooters tojoin one of the local leagues with a team. If interested please contact Gary Glunt for more details (email@example.com).
CRAWFORD COUNTY YOUTH FIELD DAYS – This event will be held at Pymatuning Sportsmen’s Club on Saturday, June 27. Black Ash members have always been responsible for running the 22 rifle station. We need to have at least 4 members to help with this. More would be better so people can have a break or possibly split into a morning and afternoon shift. Hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Contact me if you are willing to help.
NRA SILHOUETTE MATCHES – First match will be Saturday April 11. Shooting starts at 9 a.m. Bring out your 22 rifle or handgun and join in on this challenging shooting sport. We will be including centerfire pistol and rifle (using pistol cartridges) later this spring or summer – keep watching for details.
OTHER NEWS – We got the word that Titusville Sportsman’s Club will be starting their Woods Walk Shoots on May 3. For details contact Les Brown (814)967-3503. Looks like they plan to shoot again on the first Sunday of the month.
We have been experiencing some minor problems with shooters here and ask for cooperation. PLEASE DO NOT RAISE THE TARGETS ABOVE THE LEVEL WHERE THEY ARE SET BY THE RANGE MAINTENANCE CREW. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE CABLE PROTECTED FROM ERRANT SHOTS AND HAVE RAISED THE CABLE, WE DID NOT LOWER THE TARGETS. DO NOT HANG ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE CABLE AS A TARGET (ONLY PAPER TARGETS PERMITTED) AND PLEASE CENTER YOUR TARGET ON THE BACKBOARD, THIS WILL HELP THEM LAST LONGER.
RIFLE RANGE – Open as always to members and their guests. Please deposit guest range fees before shooting.
The schedules for the upcoming years events are posted on the Calendar. If see anything we missed or if you have any ideas for the Web site please drop us an email. firstname.lastname@example.org