Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association 2021 Yearly Newsletter
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at West Riverside Range.
All members are
encouraged to attend. Directors will be elected.
The Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association (HCSA) operates two range facilities. One in Deep Creek and one in
HCSA members and their spouse and children under 18 years of age may use our facilities
all seven days a week when accompanied by the card-carrying member.
All members must sign in at the sign in shed.
Remember that the main gate is locked on Tuesdays, Wednesdayse and Thursdays. Please relock the gate after entry and
Please be prepared to present your membership card and photo I.D. on both ranges, and please do not
be offended by this request as it is being done for your benefit.
The facility at Deep
Creek incorporates several "Members Only Ranges" and a non-member "Day-Use,
Public Range", which members may also use Fridays thru Mondays.
Public Range at Deep Creek is open from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM or dusk, whichever comes first, or by the
discretion of the caretaker. It is closed to everyone, including members, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
public range has twenty-four covered firing points with concrete benches. Target holders are at (25) twenty-five to
(200) two hundred yards. The fee for the public to use this range is $5.00 per day per person. Note: The caretaker
does not make change. members may always use the Day-Use range when the membership ranges are in use.
MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE A NON-MEMBER ON ANY "MEMBERS ONLY RANGE" FOR THE DAY-USE FEE. ...
Ranges" are open seven days a week and are for members only! Guests are not allowed on our "Members
Only Ranges" unless they are in possession of a Guest Pass. Gues passes are available for our out-of-area
guests only and must be accompanied by a card-carrying member. Please request these passes in advance. Guest passes
are limited to two adults per day. The name of the person/persons and the date of usage will be written on the stamped
pass. Contact the club secretary at 543-3075 to have a pass promptly mailed to you. For Deep Creek, the caretaker
is available to issue these passes.
The High Power Silhouette Range at Deep
Creek has plywood frames at 200,300, 385 and 500 meters; and at 300,400,500 and 600 yards. These target
frames are located on the right hand side by the range road. They are to be used for paper targets only. All shooting
must be done on the plywood at the above distances. The plywood must not be moved away from their backstops. No
vehicles are to leave the road. The only exception will be for the competitive shooters to set and retrieve their steel
targets. This is the only exception!
Reference: The 1000 yard Rifle
Range is available from January 1 to August 31 on Monday and Friday mornings
from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 noon. Shooting must start by 8:00 a.m. Authorization must be obtained from our range
caretaker before any live fire takes place on this range. (He has a special handout for new shooters.) Get it at least (1)
day before using this range. There are no exceptions!
Note: On 1000 yard
Match week-ends, the range will be in use for set up all day Friday before those week-end matches, and by the Black Powder
Cart. Long Range shooters on Friday August 27.
The 500 Meter Range
The 500 meter range will also
be open on the second Sunday of each month after 3:00 p.m. or upon the completion of the 1000 Yard Bench Rest competitions
until closing time.
The 500 meter range will
also be open after each scheduled High Power competition on Sunday after 5:00 p.m. until closing time.
Note: No targets other than paper targets pinned to
the target frames which are located on the right hand side of this range next to the road are authorized.
No uncased firearm may be brough to the firing line
or removed from the firing line when people are downrange. Firearms on our ranges may not be touched or otherwise handled
when people are down range. Actions will be open and empty at all times when not shooting. Muzzles will always
be pointed down range. Stand behind the shooting bench or the yellow safety line when people are down range.
Fully automatic firearms and .50 cal. BMG's are not allowed
at the west riverside range. They will only be allowed at the Members Ranges at the Deep Creek facility, and then only
with prior approval from the range caretaker. This will be strictly enforced. Violators will surrendertheir membership
authorized on the Shotgun Range at Deep Creek only. Not at the West Riverside Range. Members may
use the shotgun range at deep creek seven days a week.
The Small Bore Silhouette Range at Deep Creek is restricted to the use of .22 cal. rim fire ammunition
Note: Bump Guns and Echo
Triggers are not allowed on either range, ever.
Again, we value your membership. We hope you value your membership too. Please use common sense and follow
all posted rules. Think about safety before and while handling any firearm.
Deep Creek Road
below are the ranges used by each competition.
HIGH POWER, 1000 YARD, BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE and LONG RANGE SHOOTERS REQUIRE THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP RANGE WHEN SHOOTING.
Members may yse the Day Use Range when the member ranges are closed.
Cowboy Action Shooters do not interfere
with any other Member Only Range.
Shuetzen Shooters utilize the 200 yard Wilson Range.
Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette Shooters utilize the 500 meter range.
Rifle Silhouette Shooters utilize the .22 caliber silhouette range on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
The 500 meter range will be in use on Saturday afternoons and Sunday Mornings until 12:00 noon.
EXCEPTION June 4-6 and Sept 3-5. On these days the Rifle Silhouette shooters use the 500
Meter Range all 3 days.
Upon completion of the
1000 yard bench rest competitions on Sundays, the members ranges will be open.
Note: Directors of Black powder Cartridge Silhouette, Black powderCartridge
Long Range, Silhouette, High-Power Rifle and 1000 yard Bench Rest disciplines set up their ranges and conduct live fire from
12:00 noon until dusk on the Fridays preceding their weekend matches, plus the Thursdays preceding a three day match.
Their respoective ranges will be closed for any other usage on those Friday afternoons. The Cowboy Action Shooters require
the entire day on Fridays to set upbefore their matches. Subsequently 1000 yard practice is not available on those 1st
Creek Caretaker: Dan Kurzenbaum
Deep Creek Range Scheduled Events Calendar
|Mar 6-7||Rifle Silhouette ||June 26-27*|| High Power Rifle|
|Mar 27-28*||1000 Yd. Bench Rest ||July 3||Cowboy
|April 3||Cowboy Action Shooting ||July 4||Rifle Schuetzen |
3-4||Rifle Silhouette ||July 3-4||Rifle Silhouette|
Schuetzen ||July 10-11*||1000 Yd. Bench Rest |
|April 10-11*||1000 Yd. Bench Rest ||July
17||Black Powder Cart Silo|
|April 17-18||Black Powder Cart Silo ||July 18*||Black
Powder Cart Long Rng|
|April 24||Work Day (Deep Creek)||Aug 1||Rifle Schuetzen|
|May 1-2||Rifle Silhouette ||Aug 7||Cowboy Action Shooting |
|May 1||Cowboy Action
Shooting ||Aug 7-8||Rifle Silhouette |
|May 2||Rifle Schuetzen ||Aug 13-15*||1000 Yd. Bench Rest |
Yd. Bench Rest ||Aug 21-22||Black
Powder Cart Silo |
|May 15-16 ||Black
Powder Cart Silo ||Aug 28-29*||Black
Powder Cart Long Rng|
|May 29-31*||High Power Rifle||Sept 3-5||Rifle Silhouette |
|June 4-6||Rifle Silhouette ||Sept
4-5||Cowboy Action Shooting|
|June 5||Cowboy Action Shooting||Sept 5||Rifle Schuetzen |
|June 6||Rifle Schuetzen||Sept 10-12*||High Power Rifle|
|June 12-13*||1000 Yd. Bench Rest ||Sept
16-19||Black Powder Cart Silo|
|June 19||Black Powder Cart Silo||Sept 24-26*||High Power Rifle |
|June 20*||Black Powder Cart
Long Rng||Oct 2||Cowboy Action Shooting |
* Denotes long range is in use. All other "Member Only" ranges
|Members may always use the Day-Use
range when the "Members Only" ranges are closed. |
West Riverside Range
7350 Zaugg Dr.
The facility in West Riverside is a "Members Only Range" with covered
firing points and target stands at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. or Dusk. It
also incorporates an indoor range for competition shooters for their scheduled events.
to lock the entry gate after entry and exit.
placed targets must be shot on bays #1 and #2 only. See Rule #6. Failure to follow this rule or any range rule
can result in loss of membership privileges.
2021 West Riverside Scheduled Events Calendar
indoor range is not a plinking range. It is for competition only. .22 standard velocity ammo only.
|Jan 16|| Indoor
|Mar 20-21|| Senior Sectional|
|April 10-11|| State Indoor SB Rifle|
22|| Work Day|
|May 28-29|| Paul
Crawford Memorial 2700 Pistol|
|June 19|| SB Rifle
|August 21-22|| State Open SB Rifle
2nd Sundays of each month. Please call ahead. (Fred Beyer 258-6526)
3rd Sundays of each month 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. (Walt Briggs 728-9155)
targets at West Riverside must be shot on bays #1 and #2 only. See Rule #6. Failure to follow this rule
or any range rule can result in loss of membership privleges. The concrete foundation on the 25 yard line is for connecting
and turning target frames and no targets shall be placed so that any bullts impact this foundation, its hardware, or the underground
State Law: The shooting of breakable targets, glass, cinder blocks,
clay pigeons, bowling pins or other objects that cause a mess and left behind on this range is "littering" under
|Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette ||John
King ||755-5352 |
|Black Powder Cartridge Long Range||Dave Eichenlaub ||363-4250 |
Pistol||James Poelstra ||646-6154 |
|Cowboy Action Shooting||Eric Reiber ||370-1777 |
Power Rifle||Jamey Williams ||868-4181 |
|1000 Yard Bench Rest||Lonnie Anderson ||491-1824 |
Loading||Fred Beyer ||258-6526 |
|Schuetzen||Walt Briggs ||728-9155 |
Rifle||Gary Schwartz ||542-1978 |
|Junior Program||Gary Schwartz||542-1978 |
Rifle||Terry Kien||543-7412 |
For questions about any particular discipline, please call the director in charge.
your convenience, you may renew your membership and the Deep Creek facility Friday through Mondays or by mail only
with the Secretary/Treasurer, Roger Hinther, 3840 Spurgin Rd.,Missoula, MT, 59804. (406) 543-3075
Yearly Membership $40.00