Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association Yearly Newsletter
Annual Meeting: Saturday February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Fish Wildlife and
3201 Spurgin Rd. All members are encouraged
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.
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.
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.
Day-Use, 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
This 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.
NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE A NON-MEMBER ON ANY "MEMBERS ONLY RANGE" FOR THE DAY-USE FEE. ... PERIOD.
"Members Only 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. Non-members,
without a guest pass, wishing to use the range must be directed to the day-use range.
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!
1000 yard Rifle Range is available from January 1 to August 31 on Monday and Friday
mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Shooting must start by 9:00 a.m. Authorization must be obtained
from our range caretaker before any live fire takes place on this range. ... NO EXCEPTIONS!
Rounds fired from the 1000-yard Range at Deep Creek travel over all Membership Ranges. Be sure to check
the schedule as all other "Member Only Ranges" are closed when the 1000 yard range is in use.
The 500 Meter Range
At Deep Creek is available for our members on the following match
The first Saturday of
each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and on the sunday of that weekend from 1:00 until closing time.
Except on the the 1st Saturday and Sunday in June and September as Rifle Silhouette will be shooting their three
day matches on those wekk-ends.
second sunday of each monthafter 3:00p.m. or upon the completion of the 1000 Yard Bench Rest competitions until closing time.
The fourth Sunday of each scheduled High Power competition
after 5:00 p.m. until closing time.
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.
All firearms must
be benched or cased and will not be touched or otherwise handled when people are downrange. No firearms may be taken
to or removed from the firing line unless they are cased 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.
Firearms: 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 lose their membership immediately.
Shotguns are authorized on the Shotgun Range
at Deep Creek only, but not at the West Riverside Range.
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 calue your membership too. Please use common sense and follow
all posted rules. Think about safety before and while handling any firearm.
The following Shooters close all "Member Only Ranges" for their
competitions on the scheduled dates.
The 1000 Yard Bench Rest Shooters, the HIght Power Rifle Shooters and the BPC Long-Range Shooters.
1st Weekend: On Saturday, the 500 meter Silhouette
Range is closed after 12:00 noon.
the 100 - 200 yard Wilson Range is closed.
2nd Sundays: All
ranges are closed until completion of the 1000 Yard Match (about 3:00).
3rd Weekend: All
ranges are closed until completion of Blk P.C. Long Range Matches.
4th Sunday: All ranges are closed until completion of High Power or BPCLR Matches.
Exceptions: 1st Weekends of June 1-2 and Sept 1-2.
All 5th Weekends.
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 weekend Fridays.
2019 Deep Creek Range Scheduled Events Calendar
|Mar 23-24* || 1000 Yard Bench Rest || July 6 || Rifle
|Apr 6|| Cowboy Action Shooting|| July 7|| Schuetzen |
|Apr 6|| Rifle Silhouette|| July 13-14*|| 1000 Yard
Bench Rest |
|Apr 7|| Schuetzen|| July 20|| Blk Powder Cart Silhouette |
|Apr 13-14*|| 1000 Yard Bench Rest|| July 21*|| Blk Powder Cart Long Range |
|Apr 20-21|| Blk
Powder Cart Silhouette || July 26 (am)*|| 1000 YD
Cooper Arms |
|Apr 27|| Work Day (Deep Creek) || July 26 (pm) || Cooper Arms Wilson Range|
|May 4|| Cowboy Action Shooting || July 27 || Cooper Arms Wilson Range |
|May 4|| Rifle
Silhouette|| Aug 3 || Cowboy Action Shooting |
|May 5|| Schuetzen|| Aug 3 || Rifle Silhouette |
|May 11-12*|| 1000
Yard Bench Rest|| Aug 4 || Schuetzen |
|May 18-19|| Blk Powder Cart Silhouette|| Aug
9-11* || 1000 Yard Bench Rest |
|May 25-27*|| High Power Rifle|| Aug 17-18 || Blk
Powder Cart Silhouette |
|5-31 to 6-2|| Rifle
Silhouette|| Aug 24-25*|| Blk Powder Cart Long Range|
|June 1|| Cowboy Action Shooting|| Sept 1 || Schuetzen |
|June 2|| Schuetzen|| Sept 6-8 || Rifle Silhouette |
8-9*|| 1000 Yard Bench Rest || Sept 7-8 || Cowboy Action Shooting |
|June 15|| Blk
Powder Cart Silhouette|| Sept 13-15* || High Power
|June 16*|| Blk Powder Cart Long Range || Sept 19-22 || Bld Powder Cart Silhouette |
|June 21-23*|| High Power Rifle|| Sept 27-29* || High Power Rifle |
|July 6|| Cowboy
Action Shooting|| Oct 5|| Cowboy Action Shooting |
(*) Denotes Long Range is in use. All other "Member Only Ranges" are closed. Members may always use
the Day-Use Range when the "Membership Only Ranges" are closed. Please be advised and be aware of the Red
Flag rule when using the "Day-Use Range".
Creek Caretaker: Dan Kurzenbaum
West Riverside Range
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.
Muzzle Loaders: 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)
2019 West Riverside Scheduled
The indoor range is not a plinking range. It is for competition only. .22 standard
velocity ammo only.
12 || Indoor SB Rifle|
|Feb 9-10 || Senior Sectional|
|Feb 23|| Indoor Pistol
|Mar 16 || Sectional Pistol|
|May 12 || Muzzle Loading Public Day|
18 || Work Day|
|May 24-25 || Paul Crawford Memorial 2700 Pistol|
|June 8 || SB Rifle Outdoor Prone|
|August 17-18 || State
Open SB Rifle Championship|
Ground placed 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 sprinkling system.
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 state law.
|Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette ||John King ||755-5352 |
Powder Cartridge Long Range||Dave Eichenlaub ||363-4250 |
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 |
|Silhouette Rifle||Mike Cassidy||240-5591 |
For questions about any particular discipline, please call
the director in charge.
We value your membership.
We hope you value your membership too. Please use common sense and think about safety before and while handling any
For your convenience, you may renew your membership
and the Deep Creek facility Friday through Mondays or by mail with the Secretary/Treasurer, Roger Hinther, 3840 Spurgin Rd.,Missoula,
MT, 59804. (543-3075)
Yearly Membership $40.00