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Phone: (928) 753-8038
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Kingman, AZ 86402

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Welcome to the Mohave Sportsman Club


November 16, 2016

 Thanks mainly to Dave Vance, the two water leaks at the range were fixed on 11-09-16 and the water was back on that afternoon.  

A set of stairs was built today on the 500 meter silhouette range.  All that is left is the placing of handrails.  Thanks to Marshall Gilliam, David Coburn, George Yurish and Ron Hooper.  

Next projects to be completed are three shades on the unloading tables at the cowboy action range and a concrete pad on the 1000 yard range berm.  This pad is going to be approximately 16'x80'x5".  We are currently getting bids on the cost of delivered concrete.  Game and Fish is going to pay for this project.  In addition, we will be placing shades at the archery, cowboy, shotgun and sporting clays range over the next few months after all the bids have been obtained and a go ahead is given by Game and Fish.  These are Game and Fish funded projects as well.

The club is continuing to have a good year.  As reported at the recent board meeting, the club had, as of 10-31-16, $31,670.84 in the bank.  Current membership stands at 2066 with 27 renewals during the month and 65 new members.  There were a total of 1,572 shooters at the range in October.  Of these 1,425 were rifle/pistol and 147 were shotgun shooters.

Attendees at the recent board meeting were given ballots for officers as provided for in the bylaws.  These were voted and given to election chairman David Coburn.  David also received several bylaw change ballots.  Please don't forget to vote on the bylaw changes and mail them in or bring them to the December board meeting.  They will be opened and counted at the December meeting.

Other topics of interest included Game and Fish money earmarked for the range, NRA Grant Application, potential for grading of the road to the Clay Target Center, and preparation for the March 2017 Antelope Eaters event.  

Game and Fish has informed the club that they have earmarked $75,000 for 7-Mile Hill Range.  It is good for the club to have these funds.  We have gone through a long effort to get the archeological survey and environmental documentation in place so we could construct the projects.  New projects will be announced on these pages as they progress.  We have also applied to the NRA Foundation for a $20,800 grant for projects as well.  If we get it, this money will be used for improvements on the 500 meter and 1000 yard ranges. 

We have contacted the Walnut Creek water company regarding grading the road.  They did a quick look see and told us they would provide a bid shortly.

The board approved a motion to spend up to $2,000 for firearms for this year's Antelope Eaters raffle.  Vice President Bill McCune has already started looking for the best prices.  Terry Kirkum is working with Cabellas and BassPro Shop in the Phoenix area for donations.

November 7, 2016

 The water to the range will be shut off beginning Wednesday afternoon November 9, 2016.  This is happening so two water leaks can be fixed.  It could be off through Thursday.  Two additional porta-potties will be placed near the range office and one near the shotgun range.  The rest of the existing porta-potties will be available.  Drinking water and soda can be found at the range office.

November 6, 2016

Ballots for proposed changes in the Bylaws are late in being mailed.  Staff at the printers working on the package had a family emergency which slowed the process.  They should be mailed Monday 11-7-2016.  The date to return the ballots has been extended until 12-01-2016.  Mail the ballot in the enclosed self addressed envelope you received with the proposed bylaw changes.  

The only people to volunteer for officers were the following existing board members.  They are:  

    Ron Hooper-President;           Bill McCune-Vice President;

    Steve Zoelle-Treasurer;          Terry Kirkum-Government Liaison;

    Jim Jett-Director at Large:      Jim Merritt-Director at Large;

The Secretary and two Directors at Large did not receive any interest.  These vacancies will be filled as soon as possible in the new year.  If you have any interest in one of these jobs, please contact one of the current officers with your interest and a 150 word description of  why you would like the postion and your qualifications.  The board will then appoint you if you meet the qualifications.

According to the Bylaws, ballots for officers will not be mailed.  Instead the bylaws call for those in attendance at the November Board Meeting to vote on the above six people.  Again according to the bylaws, no other individuals can be added to the ballot because they did not apply to run at the October Board meeting.  

We encourage everyone to attend the Board Meeting and vote.

October 18, 2016

There will be a low-light 3-Gun clinic held the night of  11-16-16.  Registration begins at 4:30pm.  Shooting begins at 5pm.  More information can be found under the 3-Gun icon to the left of this page.

October 15, 2016

Roof repair on Bays 9 and 10 has been completed.  George Yurish, David Coburn, Richard Sprouse and Mike Thompson put rubberized coating to seal and protect the roofing from winds as happend to Bay 8.  Thanks guys for your efforts.

October 3, 3016

We have added a 3-Gun match to the activities at the range.  Participants will shoot a rifle, pistol and shotgun at a variety of steel and paper targets.  Typical round count is 50 pistol, 50 rifle, 25 shotgun and 1 slug.  Three matches have been scheduled this fall.  They are 10/29, 11/19 and 12/17.  Registration starts at 8am.  If you have any questions, contact Bruce at 541 604-4025.

October 1, 2016

Remember that winter hours have started.  The range is now open from 8am to 5pm.

September 2, 2016

The steel roof has been completed on Bay 8.   As you may recall, high winds in May ruined the rolled roofing.  The county corrections department removed the old roofing, club members then replaced the rotten wood and placed 150 feet of 18' 6" steel sheets.  A big thanks to Marshall Gilliam, David Coburn, Richard Sprouse, Mike Thompson, George Yurish and Ron Hooper for their efforts.  These folks saved the Club several hundred dollars that would have been paid to hire the job done. 

The latest club raffle will begin this Sunday September 4, 2016.  It is a two gun raffle for a full size Kimber 1911 or an STI 1911 in 9mm Luger.  The winner will be able to choose which of these fine firearms they prefer.  There are 100 tickets at $20 each.  The raffle will continue until the tickets are sold.  The club obtained both firearms at this spring's Friends of the NRA event.  The club had purchased a $1,911 table which came with the Kimber and a number of raffle tickets.  We won the STI on one of the tickets.

September 1, 2016

We are looking for folks that have skills and are willing to help with projects at the range.  Please contact the range office if you have skills in electrical, carpentry, welding, computer etc., you would be willing to share.  We will make a list of people we can contact as projects occur.

August 22, 2016

MSC and Bank Street Guns has entered into a membership agreement.  Banks Street will be selling memberships to their indoor range which will also include membership to Mohave Sportsman Club.  These memberships will be good for one year from the date of the sale.  Bank Street will be issuing plastic credit card-sized cards with an MSC membership  number.  They will be running a special for approximately 3 months for a cost of $99.  We and Bank Street encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.

We are always looking for volunteers to help.  There is much work to be done.  You can provide your help by contacting any range officer and making arrangements.  We need volunteer help to keep operation costs at the range low.  Our only other option is to raise membership and shooting fees to keep everything maintained.

August 15, 2016

The elections are just around the corner.  Individuals interested in running need to attend the October 13, 2016 Board Meeting to make their intentions know.  At that time, you will be required to provide a short narrative stating (in no more than 150 words) why you would like to run.  The election committee will determine if you are a member in good standing and have attended the required number of meetings.  The Club will then develop a ballot which includes all candidates and their statements of intent.  Elections will occur at the November meeting.

August 12, 2016

As of 7-31-2016, the club had a cash balance of $25,036.22.  Income for the month was $4,744.50.  Major sources were membership dues at $2,395, CTC at $930, non-member fees $720 and raffle sales at $235.  Expenses were $6,657.  Major expenses were wages $3,516,range upkeep $668, utilities $495 and telephone at $342.

We have repaired plumbing in the handicap bathroom, removed the leaking water heater in the range office, painted Bay 7, repaired the fridge in the club house and replaced the failed air conditioner in the range office.  


August 11, 2016

Home Depot generously donated building materials to the Club for the construction of Cowboy Range shade structures over the unloading tables.  Cowboy shooters Rooster, Carl Norman, Mike Thompson, Ron Hooper and Rad Green built and installed two structures this past week.  Range Officer David  painted the structures as well.  A big thanks to all involved for making these improvements.

August 4, 2016

It is time for members to review the bylaws and submit proposed changes or additions.  They can be found on this web page in the documents section to the left. These are due by September 1, 2016.  They can be sent to the Club email, turned in at the Range Office, or brought to the Board meeting on August 11, 2015.  Doc Orbloom is this year's Bylaw Chairman.  Rad Green has agreed to help Doc and of course you can submit your proposed changes to either fellow.

Bylaw changes will be reviewed by Doc and Rad, submitted to the Board by October 1, 2016.  They will be reviewed by the Board at the October meeting for approval or rejection.  Approved bylaw will be submitted to the membership with the election ballots.  Bylaws approved by a majority of member will become effective January 1, 2017.

July 5, 2016

The Club had on hand $34,216.35 at the last reporting period of May 31, 2016.  We have had a total income for the first five months of the year of $56,878.40 with total costs of  $43,556,64.  Membership dues and non-member fees provided 37.3%, CTC provided 18.5% and the Antelope Eaters event totaled 20.5% of income.  The remainder of income was derived from different shoots, raffles and rentals.  The majority of costs for the month and year to date are personnel and  range supplies and upkeep.  

  June 2, 2016

Remember each person entering the Range must stop at the Range Office to sign in.  Please observe the Stop signs-don't drive past them.  This even includes Life Members.

The Club had a balance of $34,186.36 on April 30, 2016.  We are looking to spend some of this money to make improvements on the Range.  Our first efforts will be in placing shade at the Archery and Cowboy Ranges



 

General Membership Meeting
2nd Thursday of every month
The Board of Directors Meeting will follow
 the General Meeting
Location :  MSC Range Clubhouse

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Remember:
The Speed Limit is 15 mph


We are a family oriented organization, welcoming all aspects of the shooting sports, especially youth, ladies and the beginning shooters.

We support youth marksmanship programs, also hunter education (both resident and non-resident classes). We have a large variety of shooting sports scheduled each month (check out our Events Calendar).

We are open to the public and welcome non-members to our facility

There is a non-member range use fee.

Winter Hours Started October 1st!

Please make note of the hours of operation at the bottom of this page!


We Accept Mastercard and Visa
  

Click HERE to visit our new Facebook page.

The Mohave Sportsman Club has a 10 station sporting clay course.  Sporting clays can be accessed anytime the range is open with the use of a shooting card.  Just see Clay Target match director Dave Vance to purchase your card.
Click HERE for pictures and contact information.
Military Rifle Shoot
A group of shooters has decided to begin this shoot.  I will be held on the first  Sunday of each month.  Participants can use any military rifle except for AR 15 and those with scopes.  Course of fire includes 5 sighters, 10 rounds standing, and 20 rounds prone.  Targets are set at 100 yards.
Contact the Range Office for more information.
1000 Yard Shoot
For more information please
contact Jim Merrit (928) 692-1318
or the MSC Range Office
Proposed additions to the General Range Rules
Several additions and changes to the General Range Rules were proposed
at the October 2014 Board meeting.
Click HERE or go to the Documents Page to view these changes.

Range Information
Phone: (928) 753-8038
   Email: suggest2msc@gmail.com

Summer Hours Of Operation
From  April 1st. to October 1
Sunday thru Tuesday 7:00AM to 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:00AM to 8:00PM 
Thursday thru Saturday  7:00AM to 7:00PM

Winter Hours Of Operation
From October 1 to April 1
Sunday thru Saturday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Remember: We are an outdoor range and could close due to bad weather

Weather
Resident Range Officers
Richard Sprouse
Dan Leininger
Range Officers
George Yurish-Chief Range Officer
Mike Thompson
Terry Jordan



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