Frequently Asked Questions
Important: Eye and ear protection is required while on the range. This includes spectators. Membership Card must be displayed at all times while on Club Property.
Q. How do I become a member?
A. In 2022 we decided to try an online application process. Click Membership on the top banner to link to that page. If you DO NOT have internet access or a way to pay online download a paper application. Click here for the application form.
Q. How do I know what events are at the club?
A. Keep watching the club calendar as it is constantly updated. Calendar
Q. Are there any regular scheduled events?
A. Yes, 2nd Saturday is Cowboy Action Shooting, 3rd Saturday is IDPA, 2nd Sunday is Sporting Clays. We are not conducting any USPSA events at this time. Keep checking the calendar for new events!
Q. Is there a map of the grounds?
A. Yes, Click here
Q. When is the indoor range open?
A. The indoor range is only used for club events and class trainings. If you'd like to rent the indoor range for training please contact our club president. Watch the calendar for events.
Q. Can I shoot sporting clays whenever I want?
A. No. Sporting clays is the 2nd Sunday of each month. (The various Sporting Clays traps located throughout the grounds are very dangerous to use if you are not properly trained on their operation and serious injury is possible. Also, if not operated correctly they can be easily damaged from improper use and operation.)
Q. Can I use the skeet and trap fields as an active member?
A. Yes, if you know the correct operation of machines supporting the fields. Training is available from a club officer or B.O.D. members. Keys to access skeet and trap house are kept on the front porch of the clubhouse. They must be returned immediately upon unlocking the skeet door so that they don't get lost.
Q. Can I use the training pit range across from the Indoor Range?
A. Yes. It is open to general membership for training.
Q. Can I bring a guest to shoot?
A. No. Due to the consistent abuse of some members bringing the same non-members to use the facilities on a regular basis, bringing a guest is no longer permitted without a “Guest” card. If you would like to bring a “Guest” to use the facilities or shoot on the grounds under the standard membership categories and would NOT fall under a family membership guidelines, you will need to buy an annual guest card. As of '22 a guest pass is $50/yr.. This card will allow you to bring one extra person with you at any time.
Note: Non-members (guests) are still required to be accompanied and supervised by the active member that purchased the Guest Card. The sponsoring active member is responsible for that guest complying with all HSCA rules and safety guidelines.
Non–members are permitted to participate in club sanctioned events ONLY i.e., Sporting Clays, IDPA, Cowboy Action shooting or other sanctioned events.
Q. Does the club offer beginner handgun, shotgun and rifle training?
A. Yes. We have members who are trained Firearm Instructors and offer classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced shooters. However, the appropriate fees will need to be paid to them. Watch the club calendar for listed events or contact a board member.
Q. I want to volunteer my time or talents. Who do I speak to about that?
A. Absolutely, there's always a ton to do! Either join us at a monthly board meeting, contact a board member or our Work Day Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-695-1129.
Q. When are the monthly meetings and do I need to do anything to attend?
A.The monthly meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6:30 PM.
All members are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Q. Do you have food/snacks available at the club or range house?
A. Sometimes, but not always. Some events like Sporting Clays offer a meal but most do not. You would want to check with the event coordinator to make sure. There is usually some type of snack on the table you can purchase and drinks in fridge. We work on the honor system. Just put your money in the cup. If you don’t have with you this time add a little extra next time.
Q. Can I hunt on club grounds?
A. The only hunting allowed is during the 2 weeks of rifled deer season that normally starts the 1st Monday after Thanksgiving.
Q. Why is regular range use closed during the 2 weeks of rifled deer season?
A. For the safety of our hunters. You are welcome to come out Sundays during that time frame since hunting is not allowed on Sundays.
Q. Can I hunt deer during Archery season?
A. No. Due to safety concerns Archery hunting is not allowed.
*Remember we ask that you act responsibly while at the club. Please pick up empty shotgun hulls, take down and throw away used targets, clean up trash, reload skeet and trap machines, etc.
Above all else, SAFETY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN.
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