Martinsville Sportsman's Conservation Club

2019 Board Letter for the upcoming year 2020

Martinsville Sportsman’s Conservation Club

November 2019

Time for renewal is here once again. We hope that everyone has had a chance to spend many pleasant hours at the club this year.

The plate rack and the Texas Star have been added for your shooting pleasure. We hope the Texas Star has not caused too much frustration.

While on the topic of steel on the ranges there is more steel coming in 2020. There will be plate racks set up on the last 3 pistol bays. It seems that all of the feedback we have gotten from members is that they enjoy shooting the steel. We are also trying to eliminate the trash caused by paper targets that get left on the ranges. Also please remember that rifle caliber rounds are allowed to be shot at steel only on the 100 yard and the 350 yard ranges. No steel penetrating rounds (green tip) are to be used on any steel.

If you have been on the 350 yard range you may have noticed some repairs to the berms using shredded rubber. This is being done on a trial basis and if it works the way we hope it will be used again.

Again this year we had national level trainers at the club. Bob Whaley conducted 3 excellent classes...(2 pistol and 1 carbine). Also Tom Givens conducted a shotgun class as well as a 2 day pistol class.

We will be having Mr. Whaley back next year to conduct at least 4 classes. Watch your e-mail for the dates and times.

The New Year’s Day auction saw 20 new members drawn at random in order to provide some new blood. There was also an auction for 5 additional memberships. Once the membership and gate card costs were taken out of the auction amount were able to give over $10,000.00 to the Morgan County 4-H shooting sports for them to upgrade their equipment and to allow more young people to enjoy the shooting sports.

We would like to take this opportunity to point out some of the items to remember when you come to the club:

 You are required to wear your badge/entrance card any time you are on club property.

 Please take a few seconds to review the signs on the shelters to see if there are new items to be aware of.

 If there are closure signs and you are not sure what they mean – please err on the side of more caution/safety rather than less.

 Please be courteous to all others on the ranges.

 Steel core ammo and 50 BMG ammo is not allowed to be shot at our steel targets. This includes common green tip AR ammo as it has a steel core penetrator.

We look forward to another successful and safe year and we hope that you all renew your membership.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors
Martinsville Sportsman’s Conservation Club