Overall range availability is at the discretion of the Board.
Normally live fire recreational shooting for all members and their guests takes place daily. The Range is open from 8:00 a.m. to ½ hour before sunset Monday thru Friday, and from 9.00 a.m. to ½ hour prior to sunset on Saturday and Sunday. End shooting time for each day is posted at the entry gate.
The Range is under the control of the Board of the East End Rod and Gun Club.
All decisions as to Range operation and safety are at the discretion of the Board, but must follow the guidelines put forth in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
The Board, or the club President has the authority to shut down the range if it is deemed necessary.
In extreme cases, such as an accident or an unruly person as defined in Chapter 6, of the SOPs, the Range should be closed down and the proper authorities (Fire & Rescue Squad and/or County Sheriff) notified. The President, Chief Range Safety Officer, and the Board should also be notified as soon as possible.
Any club member using this facility on there own must have attended a Range Orientation and have had a New Member Assessment done. A major change in orientation policy was approved at the February meeting to be effective on April 1st.
Summarized, the policy is that members who have attended more than three (3) consecutive orientations do not need to attend in-person orientations annually. They must pay dues AND sign the liability waiver annually, of course.
Current members who have attended less than three (3) consecutive orientations must continue to attend in person orientations until they have 3. All new members will attend three (3) consecutive orientations. After those three (3) sessions, they need only pay dues and sign the liability waiver. This will be spelled out in more detail with the next SOP revision.
Due to the dangers of lead exposure, no person is allowed to pick up used lead from the range without the knowledge of and permission by the Board.
We would like to remind everyone to please clean up after yourselves when you are using the range. There have been reports that someone has been shooting glass bottles and obviously that is not something we want to see. It creates a huge mess and a hazard for other people who are using the range. Use the existing target stands to affix your targets and if you bring out plastic bottles or something like that, please clean up the mess and take it home with you. We appreciate your “packing it out, if you pack it in.”
The calendar of scheduled events is linked above, please refer to that before you go out to the range. If you are at the range when one of these events is taking place, contact the person in charge to see if arrangements can be made for you to shoot. Those events do take precedence but most of the time something can be arranged so you can utilize the range also.
Most importantly, when you are at the range, respect the other shooters who may be out there at the same time.
Remember the tenant at the house is a member of the club and looking out for our interests, remember this if they should come out and ask you about being out there. If you get the opportunity tell them thanks for watching out for things.
Range Rules Click on Range Rules for a PDF of the rules (Version 3.21).
Range SOP Click on Range SOP for a PDF of the SOP.
Range User Hold Harmless Click on Range User Hold Harmless for a PDF of it.
Guest Hold Harmless Click on Guest Hold Harmless for a PDF of it.
Range Orientation Policy Click for PDF.