Our board meetings are are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the clubhouse.
LADIES DAY/WOMEN ON TARGET – June 10th we will be hosting a Ladies Day/Women on Target clinic.
Fee is $20 and includes targets, ammunition (12 or 20 gauge), gun rent, hearing/eye protection, and instruction.
This clinic is designed for ladies with little or no shotgun experience. Members and non-members are welcome
to sign up. Registration starts at 8:30am and the clinic will run until about noon. Participants can shoot up to
100 targets. Please give the club a call to reserve your spot.
5 STAND FUN SHOOT – Saturday, May 20th, the club will host a 5-stand fund shoot. This will be a 100 bird event using two 5 stand fields. Cost is $45 with the proceeds going to the Hayden Longshots. Registration begins at 9am and the event will begin at 9:30. Participants can sign up and shoot anytime between 9:30 and 3:00. All ability levels are welcome! Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 shooters, and all participants will have a chance to win door prizes. Come on out and have some fun!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cal Booth, winner of the CZ shotgun. The hard work of the Hayden Longshots over the past 9 months selling raffle tickets paid off with a total of 742 sold. The top three ticket sellers were: Tara Walkden (120), Shane Walkden (115), and Brayden Booth (70). Congratulations to the whole team, and good luck at the 2017 Idaho State Youth Shoot!
SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE:
Safety and etiquette for the 5 stand field:
1) Shooters may fire two shells at the single target. If the target is hit with the first shell, the shooter must open the action on their firearm before
2) Shooters may not close the action on their firearm until it is their turn to shoot.
3) Gun barrels are to remain between the upright poles of each shooting cage when loaded.
4) Shooters must remain in the shooting cage until all shooters have completed their round.
5) Empty hulls should be picked up once the round is complete but before leaving the field.
6) As a curtesy to fellow shooters and the trapper, please refrain from carrying on a conversation on both the firing line and near the trapper hut while the
round is in progress.
May 6th – Friends of NRA fundraiser at Double Barrel Ranch
May 20th – 5 Stand Fun Shoot
June 10th – Ladies Day / Women On Target
Remember first that safety is of paramount concern to all in handling firearms, so never let your barrel point at anyone, even if the action is open and apparently empty! It will offend! Load your gun only when on the shooting station. Follow all the safety rules in the rule book carefully and don’t be offended if you are corrected about one of them. Remember also that both eye and ear protection are required for everyone on a field.
Almost all will welcome you to shoot with them on a squad. Introduce yourself if you are new to the club or squad and conversely to a newcomer. If you are new to the sport, tell your squad mates that this is the case. If you are an experienced shooter, help welcome newcomers and explain rules and perhaps suggestions regarding conduct without being rude or obnoxious. Don’t coach new shooters unless requested, and almost always do separately and not at all in registered matches.
If shooting is occurring on the field, remember that your behavior in the background, clubhouse porch or parking lot can be very distracting to those trying to concentrate on their shooting. In the clubhouse never handle other people’s guns without asking permission. Be sure your gun’s action is open or if an over-under, closed only when in the rack. Open it immediately upon picking it up!
On the field, be ready to step up and shoot when it is your turn, not chatting in the background. While shooting, be very careful what you do with your gun and shells. Don’t eject your shells into the puller, referee or squad mates. If on the field, stay back where you are not in the shooter’s peripheral vision. While shooting, turn off your cell phone and be quiet when a shooter is on the pad. Refrain from smoking dur¬ing the round. During shooting, remember that other shooters on the squad are working hard so no matter how badly you may be shooting, don’t let your pique become a distraction to them.
Safety and Etiquette – With the start of winter league around the corner, it seemed like a great time to remind everyone of the club’s safety rules and etiquette.
With the start of winter league around the corner, it seemed like a great time to remind everyone of the club's safety rules and etiquette.
1. No alcoholic beverages allowed before shooting or on club premises during regular shooting hours. Individuals under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to shoot.
2. Eye and ear protection is mandatory for the shooters and all other individuals on shooting fields.
3. When not on a shooting station, you must have all actions open and double barrel guns broken at all times.
4. Do not load shells until positioned on a proper shooting station and it is your turn to shoot. Shoot at authorized targets only.
5. Never come off of a shooting station with a loaded gun. If a live shell becomes jammed in a guns action, do not take the gun into clubhouse to clear without staff permission.
6. Use only 71/2 shot or smaller with a MAXIMUM 3 DRAM equivalent powder charge. Use only target load shells, high base hunting type loads ARE NOT allowed.
7. Never allow the muzzle to point at anyone or in an unsafe direction. Open all actions and unload all firearms when anyone is downrange.
8. Do not enter an active field until shooting has concluded. Always be aware of flying targets and target fragments.
9. When using an automatic shotgun for trap, use shell catcher or rubber band to restrict flying hulls from hitting others.
10. 5-stand participants may fire two shells at the single target. If the target is hit with the first shell, the shooter must unload their firearm before shooting proceeds. Gun barrels are to remain between the upright poles of each shooting cage when loaded. Shooters must remain in the shooting cage until all shooters have completed their round.