RCRPC August Newsletter
10853 N. Milton Road, Milton, Wi
August became a very busy month for the club and for me personally. I have had two eye surgeries this month and will be having cataract surgery at the end of the month on the right eye. Look out bullseye guys, I will be able to see once again. Might not shoot any better but at least I will be able to see what I shoot towards. Might even try the Action Pistol again.
In late July we stumbled over some free railroad bridge timbers which are waiting to be unloaded from a member’s donated SEMI flatbed trailer. Each of these timbers, weigh about 800 pounds each. These are not railroad ties, guys. The trailer has 50 timbers stored for now. We may be able to obtain another 400 of these timbers if we can work out the transportation. Thank you Bill K for donating the transportation and use of the semi-trailer for the first fifty timbers.
We had our wetlands determination completed in July, but are still awaiting the final report from the consultant. Once we receive the final report then we go to the DNR to deal with their permitting processes and then the county.
Luckily Jeff Nass agreed to come to the Milton range on August 13 to present WiForce’s NRA range development seminar. Jeff provided the design for the current Janesville range so I look forward to his input on the Milton range. If we are able to collect the rest of the railroad timbers, we will be well on our way to establishing an outdoor rifle and pistol range.
Thanks to the members who stepped up we expect to have the Janesville range step rebuilt on Saturday August 8. Thanks Mike and Kirk.
August 12, 2015 Monthly Meeting Milton Range 7-10 PM
August 13, 2015 NRA Range Development Seminar, Milton Range 5– 10 PM
Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015
Gerry Dorsey graciously donates his time to run trap every Thursday afternoon and evening from 2pm until 8pm. Gerry reports that we have had our first pefecet 25 score. Congrats to the shooter!. Frank and Don will run trap this week in preparation for running and scoring trap on the weekend.
If you have never shot trap, come on out. Gerry provides instruction prior to dumping you out onto the trap range. Cost for members is $5 a round, the public a $7 guest fee, plus $5 a round.
A round of trap consists of 25 opportunities to break birds or shoot at the air as one of our shooters described his efforts last month. That is my level of trap shooting consistency too.
Soon we hope to have Saturday morning trap running….watch the calendar for events and changes of schedules.
NRA RANGE DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR 5 PM to 10 PM August 13, 2015
Please pencil in this date and plan on attending so that you can provide informed comments on range development plans. Your ideas and skills will make this work move forward smoothly in the coming months. The meeting room at the Milton range will be the location for this informative seminar.
Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015 5:00 PM:
Join your fellow club members at the Friends of NRA banquet on August 14. We still have seats available at our club tables for $50 each. Tickets are going fast so please contact Joe LeBeau at (see newsletter) to arrange to purchase a seat. Tickets will be available at the August 12 monthly meeting for pickup and payment. We will attempt to put together a group buy on early bird tickets.
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Thanks to the members who have been mowing on Thursdays. Joe will be at the range from 10 am til 2 pm to accommodate mowers. The mower blades are probably ready to be sharpened again. The mowers have been tuned up. The Simplicity mower runs again!!!!!! Thanks to Lee S, Bob W, Kyle, and Ron H.
Please check the calendar at www.rcrpc.com in case I can’t make the 10 am time due to doctor appointments. Even if the day is rainy you can stop by and share a cup of coffee and learn about the plans for the range and permit issues with the DNR.
Thank you to Bob W, Charlie and Ron who have put mowing on their Thursday schedules.
Our next monthly meeting takes place on August 12 so plan on attending to learn how you can help move the new range forward. Joe says, “One bite at a time.”
The front fence is complete, the trap range is running, people are learning to operate the trap and we have new trap shooters. Trap rules are posted on our website.
We have learned through trial and error that we need heavy equipment to move railroad timbers, plow snow, and generally construct items at the range. We are scouring the state auctions and Craig’s list for items that we can use, but we have a severe limitation in that the board may only spend up to $1000 without approval of the membership.This will be discussed at the monthly meeting.
We may have someone who wants our trailer… Learn about our state of negotiations with them at the meeting.
“One bite at a time.”
If you have extras of any of the items below please arrange to get them to our Milton Range.
For items 6.7 and 8, 9 10 please contact Gary Johnson (608-741-0991) to help him schedule edging, power washing and repainting of trap range walks and numbers and other carpentry projects.