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Friends of NRA Auction Wagon – August 2018

Pictured below is the Janesville Wagon the RCRPC donated to be auctioned off at the Friends of the NRA Banquet on August 10th at the Holiday Inn Janesville. This is a great event that helps the FNRA support Clubs like the RCRPC with grants for projects like our Milton Range build.

This is a one-of-a-kind Black Walnut wagon and trailer. The wood for this wagon and trailer came from Kirk Patterson’s in-laws farm near Truman WI. His Father-in-law and brother-in-law (Larry & Steve McDonald) removed this tree thinking it was a White Oak. To their surprise it was actually a Black Walnut. His brother-in-law had the tree milled into lumber. The boards were stored in their shed for the past 15 years until now. The crew at Wisconsin Wagon took great pride in building this wagon. Kirk, Nate, Bob, Chelsea and Barney from Janesville Wagon all had a hand in creating this fine wagon. Barney took the time to hand apply 4 coats of Velveteen Oil to each piece prior to assembly with a final coat of oil being hand wet sanded into the wood. The end product was this beautiful family heirloom.

At the FNRA Banquet this wagon brought $1,100.00 at the auction.

New Milton Flag

On Saturday March 3rd Mark Johnson replaced the Flag at the Milton Range that was in terrible condition with his Father’s flag. The flag was from his father’s funeral a year ago December. It was provided by the Veterans Administration for him. He was an Air Force Veteran. Mark said his Father would be very pleased to know that it is flying at the club instead of sitting in a closet somewhere. His name was Eugene Iver Johnson Senior.

The RCRPC would like to thank Mark Johnson for this very special and personal donation to our Milton Range.

Renew Letter – 2018

Hello members it’s that time of year again.  I will make it even easier for you to renew your membership.  I have preprinted your membership form; all you have to do is correct any incorrect data.  Then sign and date membership application. 

Annual Dues are $160.00  If you have any work hours to get credit, you must have your membership card with the work hours filled out on the back no exception.  You get $10.00 for each hour worked up to 8 hrs max discount is $80.00. 

I will have the forms available PRIOR to the Annual Meeting in April.  If you wish to eliminate the long lines at our annual meeting come to our

Gun Show March 3rd & 4th


Frank J. Monestero

Rock County Rifle & Pistol Club

Membership Director/Security

We are seeking more involvement from our membership in order to increase club activities. Many of us have great ideas, abilities and some are able to donate time to better our membership. We would like to hear from anyone willing to help out in the following areas or if you have ideas on other areas that could be considered:

These can be with any type of firearm or archery-
Youth shooting
Woman’s shooting
New shooter
New leagues
School team shooting (middle, high and college)

CCW techniques
Holster exchange
Youth education, think young kids under 10 years old perhaps, at the Milton range without ammo but handling firearms in a safe manner. Dry fire in position might be interesting. Firearm education on calibers, types and uses.

Introduction to ________ ?? (Hunting of any type, shooting sports, outdoor survival, fire starting, camping, ect. )

Social gatherings at the Milton range.
Non-firearm oriented fundraising.

I can’t even begin to imagine the group’s we could have if someone is willing to start it.

I’d like to use the following committee format for any category when possible to limit the burden on any particular member –

  • Chair- leads with ideas, the glue of the thought or group.
  • Organizer- contacts others to make the idea happen.
  • Host- the person that has time to run the event.

Contact me if you are interested in joining or helping in any way with the above groups or if you have any suggestions on other interests, questions or comments!

All the best,

Tony Parsons

Range Progress 11-22-2017

Matting behind the 25′ berm

Hydro mulching the backside of the 25′ berm

Laying matting down on the Northside berm

Lower Northside berm matting

Hydro mulching over the matting on the Northside berm

Matting covered with hydro mulch on the corner berm

Hydro mulch over matting on berm behind CFL

Milton Range Progress!

Range pics from recent work, lots of progress being seen!

Starting the project, digging the common firing line to lay in the gravel base.


50 yard berm almost completed.


First layer of gravel installed for the common firing line.


Standing on the top of the 50 yard berm looking at the common firing line.


Cutting and compacting the area for the 8′ berm behind the common firing line after the top soil was removed.


Completed block wall behind the common firing line.


Setting the block for the north wall of the 25′ pistol bay.


Completed 50 yard berm.


Another angle of the north wall of the pistol bay.