Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association Yearly Newsletter

Annual Meeting: Saturday February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Fish Wildlife and Parks, 
3201 Spurgin Rd.  All members are encouraged to attend. 

The Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association (HCSA) operates two range facilities.  One in Deep Creek and one in West Riverside.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The 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 Thursdays.
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.
 
MEMBERS ARE 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.
 
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!
 
The 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! 
 
Reference:  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 weekends. 
 
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. 
 
The 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.
 
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.
 
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 only. 
 
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.
 
 

Deep Creek
 
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.
  On Sunday, 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.
 
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 weekend Fridays.
 
2019 Deep Creek Range Scheduled Events Calendar
 
Mar 23-24*  1000 Yard Bench Rest  July 6  Rifle Silhouette
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 
June 8-9* 1000 Yard Bench Rest  Sept 7-8  Cowboy Action Shooting 
June 15 Blk Powder Cart Silhouette Sept 13-15*  High Power Rifle 
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".

 

 Deep 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)
Schuetzen Shooting:  3rd Sundays of each month 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.  (Walt Briggs 728-9155)
 
 
2019 West Riverside Scheduled Events Calendar 
 
 
The indoor range is not a plinking range.  It is for competition only.  .22 standard velocity ammo only. 
 
Jan 12  Indoor SB Rifle
Feb 9-10  Senior Sectional
Feb 23 Indoor Pistol State
Mar 16  Sectional Pistol
May 12  Muzzle Loading Public Day
May 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.

 

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 state law.

 

 

HCSA DIRECTORS 

 

Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette John King 755-5352 
Black Powder Cartridge Long RangeDave Eichenlaub 363-4250 
Bullseye PistolJames Poelstra 646-6154 
Cowboy Action ShootingEric Reiber 370-1777 
High Power RifleJamey Williams 868-4181 
1000 Yard Bench RestLonnie Anderson 491-1824 
Muzzle LoadingFred Beyer 258-6526 
SchuetzenWalt Briggs 728-9155 
Small-bore RifleGary Schwartz 542-1978 
Junior ProgramGary Schwartz542-1978 
Silhouette RifleTerry Kien543-7412 
Silhouette RifleMike Cassidy240-5591 

 

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 firearm.

 

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 

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