At this time the planned events for the Durham Rod and Gun Club that will effect the Ranges are posted:
Check the Calendar before going the range to make sure the ranges are open.
Maine Traditional Archers dates are:
Feb. 16 with th storm date of Feb. 23
Jul 10th from 3pm to July 13 until 6m
LL Bean's Youth Fishing Day
June 7th 8a - 1pm
Thank you in advance for respect and unstanding.
Don't forget the Annual Meeting on December 3, that's Tuesday at 6pm in the new club house. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Christina (if you have not yet): 319-0362 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a side dish or desert if you can.
Yankee swap will be optional. To participate bring a wrapped gift 8 to 10 dollars maximum and sports related if possible. Gently used is ok as well.
The dinner portion will be from 6 to approx. 6:45 when a brief meeting and election will take place.
Before the Club meeting last night we walked the ranges; the sign posted on the 25 yard range was damaged by someone that has little or no respect for club property. If anyone knows of who damaged the sign by shooting it up; please contact a club officer. This is not only unsafe and disrespectful, but very costly to the club. While on the same note; the shed for the carboard has been cleaned up and the cardboard placed overhead, new cardboard has been cut for use and placed within reach. Please keep the shed clean and when done shooting; pickup ALL brass, shotgun shells and cardboard and place them in the locations for debris. Cardboard goes in the dumpster, and brass in the brass cans, if you do not take your shotgun shells they go in the dumpster as well. WE are not your mothers, Clean up after your done on the range. Keep the grounds clean and presentable to all memebers. Thank you in advance for your help.
The steel targets on the 100/200 yard range are available for use. They were made by a steel target manufacturer and are rated for rifle and pistols. Here are some guidlines to follow when using these targets.
The targets are rated for 3200 feet per second at the point of impact.
Do not use steel core or armor piercing ammo.
Full metal jackets are ok.
Minimum distance for rifle rounds is 100 yards.
Handgun (handgun calibers) can be shot at 15 yards or more. (If you feel splatter, move back)
Safety glasses are required on active ranges and are critical when shooting steel.
Discontinue using the targets if there are signs or cracking or cratering, they will be replaced.
You can use paint to cover impacts so you can see your hits.
If you use stick on targets, clean it up after shooting.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask the Range Officer
Thanks, Nelson Frost, Range Officer
The Durham Rod and Gun Club is an annual supporter of the MEIFW Sponsored program of Becoming an Outdoor's Woman (BOW).We donate 400.00 annually to the program; with that being said, Any members, members, spouse, or female family member that wished to take a BOW Weekend program held in September at Camp Caribou in Winslow would recieve a 200.00 grant to attend; leaving only a small personal exspense to go. If none of the Durham members attend the money goes to the BOW general fund to assist 4 people with grants of 100.00 annually to attend. The program is a great program for women to learn about outdoor recreational activities and feel comfortable about the learning in an atmoshere of all women. The instructors both women and men are very professional, well verused in the field and passionate about the sports they teach. All and all it is a great learning weekend.