November 2017 Newsletter

The next Social Meeting is November 27th and the agenda will feature Jamie Waller demonstrating how to applying Duracoat to a firearm. Duracoat is 3 times stronger than bluing and comes in over 300 colors. You can click this link to find out more about Duracoat.

The next Business Meeting will be on Monday, December 11th.

The Sight-in days went well with 45 members helping out over the four days. A wonderful lunch prepared by Jim Buie was served each day to the hungry and grateful volunteers.

The Hunters Supper was well manned with volunteers and a great meal was served. Thanks to Executive Chef Jim Buie and to all those who volunteered for food prep, serving and cleanup. At the conclusion of the Hunters Supper there was a raffle for an exquisite knife made by professional knife maker and member Bill Behnke. Rich Core was the lucky winner of the knife. Dean Councilor was the winner of the 50/50 drawing.

2018 Membership Renewals were mailed on October 24th and are due not later than December 31st. Please don’t wait to the last minute to send in your dues. It takes time to process all the applications and enter them into the database. Your prompt reply is certainly appreciated. If you did not receive a renewal application please contact Lloyd Gauthier at 231-947-4924.

It is everyone’s responsibility to use common sense and safe practises when using the range. Let’s make sure everyone carries those attributes out to the woods when you’re in pursuit of your trophy whitetail. Let’s all play safe so that we may live to hunt another day. Good luck in your search for the elusive “Thirty Pointer”.

Firearms for Sale:

If you have any firearms that you would like to sell send an email with the information on what it is (brand, model, caliber, finish, barrel length, optics, etc.) and I will include it in the next newsletter. Please indicate if you wish to be contacted directly or through the Club’s email.

Reserved/Dedicated Range Activities. The following reserved activities have first right to the use of the range at the designated days/times. If you are at the range at the same time you will need to adjust your activities to accommodate their needs. Club members and the public are welcome to participate in these activities.

Pistol Shooters, every Sunday from noon until 3:00 pm. The first Sunday of the month is CCW day and the last Sunday of the month is .22 day. Sundays in between, shoot what you bring.

Gun Shows:  Following is a partial list of semi-local upcoming guns shows. If you know of any upcoming gun shows please pass it along for the next newsletter.

December 2 & 3, Grand Rapids @ 1025 4 Mile Rd NW (New Location)

January 6  & 7, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center

January 20, Houghton Lake @ Houghton Lake Playhouse

January 27 & 28, Manistee @ Little River Casino

February 10 & 11, Grand Rapids @ 1025 4 Mile Rd NW (New Location)

March 24 & 25, Kalkaska @ Kaliseum Rec Center

March 24 & 25, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center