Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman’s Club was founded, and applied for National Rifle Association charter in March of 1945 by 57 charter members, most from the Midland area, others from Tacoma and Puyallup.
Forty acres were purchased from Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in March or April 1946. About mid-May of 1948, the south forty acres were purchased and in the mid 1950’s, 11 more acres were purchased to extend ownership from just above the target butts to the present right of way of 176th Street, thus protecting the firing range.
The original rifle range had 6 firing points to 600 yards. In 1956, the butts were extended to 18 targets, and in 1968 extended to 30 targets and firing points to 600 yards, creating of Paul Bunyan the largest civilian owned range in the Northwest. The pistol range was twice enlarged from the original and a trap range laid out in its present location.
From its beginning, Paul Bunyan has worked for and supported conservation of our wildlife and other resources, becoming active in the Washington State Sports Council and the Pierce County Council. Of the outstanding sportsmen of Pierce County, a majority have been or are members of Paul Bunyan.
In 1969 Paul Bunyan received the National Rifle Association’s “Outstanding Club of the Nation” award; previously the club had been runner-up and had received awards from the National Wildlife Federation and the State Sports Council.
When the NRA began the Hunter Safety Training Program in 1948, Paul Bunyan was impressed and in 1952 conducted the first safety training program in Washington State, as recognized by the NRA. During the next several years, Paul Bunyan worked with the Washington State Sports Council and the State Game Department, pressing for legislation making safety training mandatory for juveniles applying for first licenses to hunt. Legislation was passed in 1957 and our Club was greatly instrumental in starting the program and in the training of both juveniles and adults who wanted to instruct.
In 1960, Paul Bunyan became the Nation’s first rifle club to be officially certified as a tree farm. Much of the capital required to extend the target butts in 1968 was derived from selective logging using tree farming equipment under the supervision of Forestry Officials.
Paul Bunyan is especially proud of the thousands of people who have learned to safely enjoy the shooting sports, developed firearm handling skills, become ethical hunters, and memorable competitors. Our graduates of the Hunters Education Program contribute the management of the State's game resources. Our Junior Program participants have earned collage scholarships, developed sportsmanship traits, served our nation as members of our armed forces, become law enforcement officers and first responders, and have represented our nation as members of the US Olympic Team. In each of our shooting disciplines our members and guests find others that share their passions for the multitude of shooting styles.
Paul Bunyan strives to be a responsible member of the community and have changed the facility as the local community expands into lands surrounding the club. Baffle systems have been installed on the pistol and rifle ranges. Our NRA Sponsored Firearm Courses are open to the public and before hunting season each year we invite members of the community to come in and insure their firearms are ready for their hunt.
In 2016 a new Education and Training Center was build to increase the opportunity to continue to provide our membership, guests, and the community with a facility that promotes the values of our club and our community.
Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club Constitution
As amended: March 23, 2018
The name of this organization shall be Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club.
(B) Official Logo
Official Logo of the club shall be the Three Leg Ox. The image shall be used on membership cards, club stationary documents and apparel.
Example of Logo:
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized shooting activities amongst citizens of the United States, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play, and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
An individual 18 years of age or older who is and while he remains of good repute, who subscribes to the objectives and purposes of the organization, may become a member of this organization, provided: that the applicant is not a convicted felon; under indictment for a crime classified as a felony or a gross misdemeanor involving deadly force; a habitual drunkard; a drug addict; has not been adjudged mentally incompetent; has not been discharged from the armed services under dishonorable conditions; and is not otherwise prohibited from owning and/or possessing firearms.
No individual who is a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions shall be eligible for membership.
Oath of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. I certify that I am a citizen of the United States and that I am not a member of any organization or group pledged to, or working for, a program aimed at the destruction of our present system of government established by the Constitution of the United States.
(B) Admission to Membership.
An eligible applicant may become a member of this organization on a majority vote at any regular membership or Board of Directors meeting, upon payment of initiation fee and dues.
Any applicant may be refused admission by the membership or Board of Directors for any reason deemed by it to be sufficient.
(C) Honorary Life Membership, Honorary Life Membership may be awarded by The Board Of Directors to certain individuals in recognition for outstanding contribution and special service to the Club. No annual membership fees shall be assessed against an Honorary Life Member.
The annual dues of the organization shall be one dollar ($1.00) or more. The initiation fee shall be one dollar ($1.00) or more.
(A) The annual meeting. The annual meeting of the organization shall be held at the regularly scheduled meeting in December of each year. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the time fixed, it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall have been elected.
(B) Regular meeting. The regular membership meeting of the organization for the transaction of business shall be one hour immediately preceding the Board of Directors meeting in the clubhouse at the range. The meeting shall be called to order one hour before the time of the Board of Directors meeting and adjourn after no more than one hour.
(C) Board of Directors meeting. The Board of Directors meetings for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held on a consistent day of the month each month.
(D) Special meetings. A special meeting of the organization may be held at any time upon the call of the Board of Directors or upon demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 25 members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place, and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing by written notice sent through the United States mail not less than seven (7) days prior to the date for holding of the meeting. The place of such special meeting shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.
(E) Quorum. A quorum at any regular meeting shall consist of those members of the organization in good standing who are present at the meeting plus 50% of the Board of Directors plus 1.
(F) Quorum. A quorum at any Board of Directors meeting shall consist of 50% of the Board of Directors plus 1.
(G) Quorum. A quorum at any special meeting shall consist of the body comprised by those members in good standing in attendance at the time and place of the special meeting as notified by the United States mail, e-mail, or telephone, provided that not less than 60% of the Board of Directors shall be present at any special meeting.
(H) Special Meetings of the Board of Directors. A special meeting of the Board of Directors may be called by the President whenever he determines it is necessary. All officers and Directors must be notified at least (7) seven days prior to the meeting by United States mail, e-mail, or telephone.
(A) The officers of this organization shall be a President, Vice-president, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Officer, Junior Advisor, Master-at-Arms, the immediate past President, and five (5) elected Directors who, acting together, shall constitute a Board of Directors. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot of the members in good standing present at the annual meeting of the organization. They shall hold office for one (1) year or until their successors are elected. The Board member with the most votes will serve for two (2) Years.
(B) The Board of Directors shall have general supervision and control of all activities of the organization.
(C) Meetings of the Board of Directors. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be as per Article V (C).
(D) Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board.
(E) A vacancy in the Board of Directors may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors. However, if more than one (1) vacancy exists, a special meeting of the organization shall be called and new officers elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in Article V(A).
(F) Any member in good standing for a minimum period of one year, shall be eligible to hold office.
Duties of Officers
(A) President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and of the Board of Directors. He/She shall be a member ex- officio of all regular committees and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office. The President shall assume the duties of the Executive Officer in his absence.
(B) Vice-president. The Vice-president shall coordinate the budget and schedule the calendar for the upcoming year. The Vice-president shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or at his request.
(C) Secretary, The Secretary shall keep a true record of all meetings of the organization and shall have custody of the books and papers of the club. The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence of the organization. The Secretary shall notify the members of the Board of Directors of all meetings and shall notify members of special meetings as required in Article V(D).
(D) Secretary, Membership. The Membership Secretary will receive all applications for membership in the club. He/She shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues and shall remit same to the Treasurer taking a proper receipt there from. He/She shall also be Responsible for issuing and controlling Gate Codes.
(E) Match Directors, Committee Chairman. The Match Directors and Committee Chairman shall be responsible for the safe operation of the matches of their discipline or committee forwarding all of the Match Results and Fees to the headquarters of the discipline.
(F) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the organization and place the same in such banks or financial institutions as may be approved by the Board of Directors. Except as otherwise authorized by the Board of Directors, such moneys shall be disbursed only by check signed by the President and the Treasurer or in the absence of the President, by the Vice-president and the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all his transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at all regular meetings of the Board of Directors and at all regular meetings of the membership, and shall deliver an annual report to the organization at the annual meeting. The Treasurer must be bonded.
(G) Executive Officer. The Executive Officer shall be responsible for safe management of the entire range. Their duties as defined in current governing disciplines rules shall prevail unless otherwise directed by majority action of the Board of Directors.
(H) Junior Advisor. The Junior Advisor shall head a Junior Advisory Committee which shall supervise the activities of the Junior Division; he shall be responsible to the Board of Directors and the Body for training the juniors in marksmanship; shall be consultant to the Junior Club and supervisor as needed, and he shall guide the juniors in sportsmanship and citizenship development.
(I) Master at Arms. The Master at Arms shall be responsible for maintenance of decorum at all meetings of the club; he shall be the custodian of club property including loaned or issued equipment, and shall maintain a true inventory and record of such property and equipment. Annually, on January 30th he will provide a list to the Secretary for Insurance purposes.
(J) Immediate Past President and 5 Elected Directors. The immediate Past President and the 5 elected Directors shall together with the above designated officers, constitute the governing body of the organization as delineated in Article VI (B).
(K) Compensation. All compensation and reimbursements must be approved by the Board of Directors.
Suspension or Expulsion
(A) Any officer or Director may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for such purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless not less than fifteen (15) days notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for his removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be cast. At such special meeting, the officer shall be given a full hearing.
(B) Any member may be suspended or expelled from the organization for any cause deemed sufficient by the Board of Directors by a four-fifths (4/5) affirmative vote of the members of the Board present at any regular or special board meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless not less than fifteen (15) days notice in writing shall have been given to the member stating the charges preferred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directors at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting, the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
(C) Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing, clearly stating the facts to substantiate such charges and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in support of the charges. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting of the Board of Directors to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen (15) days notice of the meeting to each member of the Board of Directors and to each accuser and to the accused, which notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
(D) Any member suspended or expelled by the Board of Directors may appeal to the full membership of the organization. Such appeal shall be made to the Secretary in writing who will notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the organization for the purpose of acting on the appeal. The Secretary shall give not less than fifteen (15) days notice in writing to all members of the organization in good standing, stating the date, time, place, and reason for the special meeting. At the meeting of the full club, the Secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Board of Directors at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Board of Directors.
All shooting competitions conducted by the club will be governed by the rules and regulations of the governing authorities of the individual disciplines such as the National Rifle Association of America, by the rules and regulations of the National Board for the Promotion of Marksmanship and the Secretary of Defense and any other organized shooting competitions approved by the Board of Directors.
(A) Amendments to the Constitution may be introduced by any member of the organization in good standing at any regular meeting, or any special meeting called for the purpose of amending the constitution.
(B) Notice shall be given the membership that at the next regular meeting, or at a special meeting called for purpose or ratification, the proposed amendment(s) will be voted on.
(C) A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote is required by the members present at the next regular, or special meeting to approve the amendment(s).
Matters not provided for
All matters not specifically provided for in this Constitution and By-laws shall be controlled and adjudicated by the Board of Directors.
Rules of Order
All regular meetings of the organization, of the Board of Directors, and any special meetings of either body shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, revised.
(A) In the event of dissolution of the Club, upon payment of all due bills, taxes, and other financial obligations, the residual moneys derived of the disposition of the physical assets of the club shall be paid over to the National Rifle Association with the provisional restriction that as far as these moneys go, they will be used to create or improve shooting facilities.
(B) In the event of a forced disposal of the real property of the Club, following payment of all due bills, taxes, and other obligations, the residual shall be placed in trust in the bank of the Club to be used for purchase of a new site for the reestablishment of the Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club.
Indemnification of Directors
The corporation shall indemnify any director or officer or former director or officer of the corporation, or any other person who may have served at its request as a director or officer of any corporation, whether for profit or not, for defense of any action, suit or proceeding in which such person is made a party by reason of being or having been such director or officer. This provision shall not eliminate or limit the liability of a director or officer for acts or omissions that involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, or for any transaction from which the director or officer will personally receive a benefit in money, property, or services to which the director or officer is not legally entitled. Such indemnification, however, shall not be deemed exclusive of any other right to which such director or officer may be entitled, under any by-law, agreement, vote of Board of Directors or members, or otherwise.
The good faith actions of all Directors in connection with corporate activities shall not in any manner subject such Director to personal, pecuniary liability, or responsibility of any sort, and this corporation and all of its assets shall protect and hold the individual Directors, their heirs, executors, and assigns harmless in this regard.
PAUL BUNYAN RIFLE AND SPORTSMAN’S CLUB
By-Laws (Will be reviewed no later than every 2 years)
Date: August 12th, 2021
ARTICLE I, Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority vote of the members of the board present.
ARTICLE II, Standing Committees, Shooting Disciplines, and Matches
(A) Standing Committees are run by the Committee Chair.
3. Hunter Education
4. Hunter Sight In
6. Range Safety
B) Shooting Disciplines and Matches are run by the Discipline Chair or the Match Director. Both terms will be used.
1. Air Gun
3. Black Powder Cartridge
4. Cast Bullet
6. High-Power Rifle
8. Jr. Program
9. Ladies League
10. Muzzle Loading
14. Small Bore Rifle
ARTICLE III, Membership
(A) Annual dues are $120, which runs 1 September through 31 August.
(B) The process for persons to join the club will be:
1. Submit an application to join, with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be credited toward the initiation fee if the candidate attends orientation. The deposit is forfeited if the candidate fails to attend orientation or notify the club that he/she will not be able to attend.
2. Attend a New Member Orientation Briefing.
3. Be a member of the National Rifle Association.
4. Pay a $150 Initiation Fee.
5. Pay for the remainder of the current year, payment will be pro-rated.
6. Be voted into the club by the General Membership.
(C) Membership records will be maintained for a period of five (5) years. Any member who is re-joining the club with a gap in membership great than five years must attend an orientation meeting, however, the initiation fees are waived. When club records are not available, outdated membership cards or other previous membership records may be used to verify proof of past membership.
(D) Membership Badges will be carried while on club property and shown to other members or range safety officers when asked.
(E) A gate code will be issued with the membership badge. This code will be used by the member only.
ARTICLE IV, General Rules of Conduct
(A) All members and guests, whether shooting or not, will adhere to the following Range Safety Rules and must follow the direction of the Paul Bunyan Range Safety Officer (PBRSO) while on Paul Bunyan property. Members are responsible for actions and safety of their guests.
(B) Members are limited to two guests per visit. Members can request additional guests for special occasions from the Board or the Chief Range Officer.
(C) Enforcement of Range Rules by a PBRSO is binding; failure to adhere to the Range Safety Rules may lead to disciplinary sanctions.
(D) Safety and responsible handing of firearms is the responsibility of all club members.
(E) Match Directors and Committee Chairpersons are responsible for safe operations of their matches and events.
(E) Club members that observe an unsafe action will bring it to the attention of the On- Duty PBRSO, Match Director, Committee Chairperson, or the individual committing the unsafe act.
(F) Possession of a license to carry a concealed pistol does not alter any of the range rules. Holstered pistols are to remain holstered. If a member wants to shoot their concealed carry pistol, it will be unholstered, benched and unloaded at the firing line. No drawing and firing allowed.
(G) Safety Rules are available to the membership at all General Meeting and posted at all ranges.
(H) Safety Rules, along with a copy of the Constitution, will be given all applicants during the New Member Orientation session.
ARTICLE V, Use of Club Resources
(A) The resources of the club are the property of the membership and are to be secured, accounted for, and maintained to ensure expenditures and funds allocated for the equipment is preserved.
(B) Members will have access to the club grounds and ranges during operating hours and when the ranges are not otherwise scheduled for matches or events. The Action Bays and the Air Gun Range are special use ranges and are off limits unless given special permission by the Board of Directors.
(C) Committee Chairs will have access to the clubhouse and their equipment storage areas. Committee Chairs shall be allowed to determine the number of key sets needed for their operation of their committee. For example, the Range Safety Officer Committee Chair might decide that the Range Officers should have keys to the target shed, construction CONEX, and Range Officer Cabinet but do not need access to the clubhouse.
(D) Only people designated by the board will have access to gun safes, membership information and administrative files.
ARTICLE VI, Communications to Club Members
(A) Notices for special meetings, pending amendments to the Constitution, special presenters or major topics for discussion at upcoming General Membership Meetings and an annual notice of the December General Membership Meeting where the next years Officers and Board of Directors are voting into office must be published for all club members.
(B) The Board of Directors shall approve processes that allow club members access to information concerning the operation of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to:
1. A monthly publication tailored to the membership called the “Bull Sheet” which will update the membership with information about the club activities, provide notices of special meetings, upcoming month’s calendar, and contact information for the club’s officers, directors, and standing committee chairs. The use of email distribution of the Bull Sheet is encouraged.
2. A web site, www.pbrsc.org, that will list information tailored to the general public about the club. Content will also include the current Bull Sheet and Calendar. The most current calendar will be maintained on the website.
3. The use of volunteer or contracted editor, printing, distribution, and web design services will be managed by the Board of Directors.
(C ) Standing Committee Chairs and Discipline/Match Directors should submit to the Bull Sheet Editor.
1. The results of matches and special events for publication.
2. An annual description of their discipline, firearms used, and the general design of their courses of fire.
3 Articles for next month’s Bull Sheet will be given to the Editor no later than the
Sunday following the General Membership Meetings.
ARTICLE VII, Range Safety Officers (authority, duties)
(A) Paul Bunyan Range Safety Officers (PBRSO) represent the Board of Directors and the general membership; they insure the safe operation of the ranges in accordance with the clubs Safety Rules and By Laws. The PBRSO (paid or volunteer) has the authority to remove a person failing to adhere to the Range Safety Rules or handle firearms in an unsafe manner.
(B) The Chief Range Safety Officer will:
1. Insure there is a schedule for paid and volunteer Paul Bunyan Range Safety Officers. (PBRSO’s)
2. Insure paid PBRSO’s are present during open range time from 12:00 – 10:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Conduct PBRSO meetings on the last Wednesday of every month.
(C) The delegation of authority for Range Safety Office Program is the Chief Range Safety Officer, Assistant Chief Range Safety Officer, Range Safety Officer, and all club members.
ARTICLE VIII, Annual Committee Budget & Calendar Requests
(A) Forecasts for next year budgets and calendars are to be submitted to the Vice President for collection and collation by November 1st for the upcoming year.
(B) Standing Committees as defined are regularly scheduled events that are approved by the Board of Directors, require a budget, and provide regular updates to the General Membership and Board of Directors during the Monthly Meetings.
ARTICLE IX, Jr Program (By-Laws)
(A) Will establish separate By-Laws, Officers, and budget from the General Membership.
(B) Maintain affiliation with the NRA.
(C) Maintain inventory of firearms, ammunition, and shooting equipment that will be made available for Jr. Club events.
ARTICLE X, Range Operations and Safety
(A) General Range Rules
1. Shooting times are from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
2. Members and guests MUST sign in with Paul Bunyan Range Safety Officers at the Rifle Range regardless of the range being used, unless participating in a match.
3. Match Directors, Committee Chairs or their representatives hosting events will be responsible for notifying the PBRSO of range opening and closing and they will be responsible for signing in members and guests.
4. It is the obligation of all members to bring any unsafe condition or action to the attention of the on-duty Range Officer or in the absence of a Range Officer to the member causing the unsafe action.
5. Range Officers represent the membership and are there to insure safe operation of the range.
6. All ranges are closed during all meetings of the General Membership.
7. Eye and ear protection is required for all ranges during live fire.
8. No fully automatic firearms allowed.
9. Ensure all shooters are aware of cease fires, the range is declared “COLD” and all firearms are safe before going down range.
10. No handling or cleaning of firearms on the line while persons are downrange.
11. Case and uncase on the firing line with the firearm pointed towards the impact area for the range you are using.
12. All firearms will be unloaded unless they are on the firing line.
13. Insure no persons are downrange or in the impact area before firing.
14. No shooting except from designated firing lines.
15. No alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs before or while shooting.
16. No climbing on berms or retaining walls.
17. Bottles, cans, and other targets that may cause ricochets or leave debris on the range are not allowed.
18. No smoking while handling black powder or black powder substitutes.
19. First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range Officers.
20. Exposed firearms will have their actions open and magazines removed expect when on the firing line.
21. Members are responsible for moving target frames to the sides of all the ranges when they are finished shooting. Shooters will clean up their shooting and target areas of trash and all casings.
22. Targets with human facial features are considered to be in poor taste and are not allowed.
1. NEVER handle a loaded or concealed firearm in the clubhouse.
2. NEVER handle a firearm while people are downrange.
3. NEVER load a firearm except on the firing lines.
4. NEVER assume a firearm is unloaded – check it to be sure and leave the action open while on the firing line.
5. NEVER put your finger on the trigger or take the firearm off safe unless you are ready to shoot and the firearm is pointing towards the targets and impact areas.
(B) Rifle Range Rules
1. Members and guests MUST sign in with Range Officer.
2. All firearms not on the firing line will be racked, unloaded, with their actions open muzzle up.
3. Before going downrange ensure all shooters are aware of the cease fire, have unloaded their firearms, and have stepped back from the firing line.
4. The Red Lights are used to indicate persons are down range only – they are NOT used to call a cease fire – switches are located near all firing points.
5. All shooters that go downrange will turn on a red-light switch – the lights go out only when all switches are turned off.
6. No firearms will be handled while persons are downrange and the Red Lights are turned on.
7. Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.
8. Eye and ear protection is required during live firing for all persons on the firing line.
9. Members are responsible for cleaning up their targets, firing line area, and moving target frames to the sides of the range when they are finished shooting.
10. Unspent ammo and cases will be placed in the appropriate boxes on the line unless taken home.
11. Wood stoves may be used for the comfort of the shooter - ensure the fires are such that they will safely extinguish themselves shortly after shooters leave the range.
12. During scheduled Hunter Sight-In members will give precedence to non-club members.
13. All range lights will be turned off when nobody is on the range or in the impact area.
14. First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range Officers.
15. Paper targets are not to be posted closer than 25 yards, metal targets no closer than 40 yards.
16. No Shooting beyond the 200-yard line except when approved in advance and in accordance with club rules.
17. When shouldering and acquiring your target, bring your firearm up to the target, do not point your firearm up at the baffles then bring it down to the target.
18. Position targets on target frames to best avoid hitting the slats.
1. NO Magazines loaded with more than 10 rounds.
2. NO drawing pistols from holster
3. NO rapid firing-more than one round per second.
4. NO birdshot.
5. NO .50 BMG.
6. NO fully automatic firearms.
7. NO armor piercing, incendiary or tracer ammunition.
8. NO aerial shooting.
(C) Pistol Range Rules
1. Members and guests MUST sign in with Range Officers at the Rifle Range.
2. Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.
3. Targets are posted in designated target frames or target holder.
4. Targets are not to be hung from baffles or posts or closer than 7 yards – the closest baffle to the target line.
5. Unspent ammo and cases will be placed in the appropriate boxes on the line unless taken home.
6. Pistol with standard pistol calibers only – pistol with traditional rifle cartridges MUST use the rifle range.
7. All range lights will be turned off when nobody is on the range or in the impact area.
8. .22 Long Rifle rim fire and air guns are the only rifles that may be used on the pistol range.
9. All firearms are to be cased and uncased on the firing line with the barrels pointed down range.
10. First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range officers.
11. Ensure all shooters are aware of cease fires, the range is declared “COLD” and all firearms are safe before going down range.
1. NO magazines loaded with more than 10 rounds.
2. NO drawing pistols from holsters.
3. NO rapid firing – more than one round per second.
4. NO metal targets allowed.
5. NO fully automatic firearms.
6. No birdshot or aerial targets.
7. NO armor piercing, incendiary or tracer ammunition.
8. Shooting position gates not to be used for range access.
(D) Shotgun Range Rules
1. Members and guests MUST sign in with Range Officers at the Rifle Range.
2. All firearms not on the firing line will be racked at the rear of the firing line, unloaded, with their actions open.
3. Before going downrange ensure all shooters are aware of the cease fire, have them unloaded their firearms, and have stepped back from the firing line.
4. Eye and ear protection is required during live firing for all persons on the firing line. Shooters will clean up the firing line.
5. Ensure trap operators are behind shooters.
6. Do not shoot at targets on or behind the trap house.
7. The patterning board is for bird shot loads only at distances no closer than 15 yards.
8. First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range officers
9. Leave the clay pigeon throwers in the UNCOCKED position.
1. NO buckshot or slug cartridges – the rifle range may be used for this shooting- this includes the use of the patterning board.
2. NO loading of more than 3 rounds.
3. NO rifles or pistols allowed – except pistols designed to fire bird shot loads with the patterning board.
4. NO targets placed on top of the trap house.
(E) Action Pistol Bays Range Rules (USPSA – IDPA – Steels-ASI)
1. Action Pistol Bays ranges are NOT open to the general membership.
2. Match Directors, Committee Chairs or their representatives hosting events will be responsible for range opening and closing.
3. Members and guests MUST sign in at the RSO Shack or with the Match Director
4. The impact area to the 600-yard line and the parking area will be checked and the gate will be closed during live fire.
5. Action Bays are “Cold Ranges” and all firearms not on the firing line will be unloaded, cased, or holstered.
6. Eye and ear protection is required during live fire.
7. Shooters will clean up their target, firing line areas, and put props away.
8. Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.
9. Targets are posted in designated target frames or target holders. Targets are not to be hung from range props.
10. First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range officers.
1. NO shooting allowed unless under the direct observation of a Designated Action Pistol Bays Officer.
2. NO practicing from a holster or running allowed during single Designated Action Pistol Bays Range Officer practice
3. NO metal targets closer than 21 feet
4. NO aerial targets
(F) Long Range Shooting
1. When the 300 yard or 600 yard berms will be used for shooting, all other range facilities will be closed, unless special permission is obtained from the Match Director in advance.
2. Long range shooting will be indicated by closing the secondary gate between the main gate and the main parking area.
(G) Air Gun Range
1. The air gun range is NOT open to the general membership, except for scheduled activities shown on the club calendar.
2. Members and guests MUST sign in with Range Officer at the RSO Shack.
3. All air guns are to be cased and uncased on the firing line with the barrels pointed down range
4. All air guns must shoot a 177 pellet at less than 750fps.
5. Targets are to be posted in designated target holders only.
6. No BBs allowed on metal targets
7. All shooters must be behind the red firing line unless the range is under cold conditions.
8. No handling of air guns while persons are downrange.
9. No shooting except from designated firing lines.
10. Range must be swept of spent pellets/BBs and target debris when shooting is finished
(H) Non-Shooters, Archery, Pets
1. All members visiting the range for individual, non-shooting activities will sign in at the RSO shack. This would include activities such as dog walking, hiking/exercise, archery & tomahawk trails, berry picking, or firewood sales. This does not include organized events such as work parties, picnics/pot lucks, match set up, spectating at a match.
2. Non-shooters will not interfere with range or match activities
3. Non-shooters will familiarize themselves with and remain aware of what events are occurring on the property.
4. Pet owners will clean and dispose of pet waste from common areas and improved trails. Pet owners are responsible for the safety and control of their pets.
ARTICLE XI. Use of Ranges for Commercial Training
(A) All training classes being offered as a fee for service will be under the control of the Training Committee Chair.
(B) Fees for all classes will be collected by the instructor and turned into the PBRSC treasurer. There will be no separate classroom and range fee. If the range will be used as part of the class, then any fee charged in association with the class will be turned in to the PBRSC Treasurer.
(C) Members may hire and use coaches / instructors and use the facilities for their personal training. Match Directors may hire instructors for their disciplines and use the facilities.
ARTICLE XII. Rental of Club Facilities
(A) The PBRSC facilities will not be rented out to members, non-members, organizations, churches, clubs, etc. It is a membership only range.
(B) Matches and training will be sponsored by one of the standing committees or shooting disciplines and will be considered a PBRSC event. All match fees and training fees will be submitted to the PBRSC treasurer.
(C) Vendors who are incidental to and supporting matches or events (i.e. food vendors, merchandise vendors) will operate independent of the match fees and will not submit income thru the PBRSC.
Article XIII, Contracts and Forms
(A) Paid Range Officer Contracts will be maintained by the Chief Range Officer
(B) Caretakers Contract will be maintained by the Vice President
(C) Forms will be kept in a binder in the office. Forms will include but not be limited to:
1. General and Board of Director Meeting Order of Business Checklist
2. Incident Report
3. Accident Report
4. Range Officer Timesheet
5. Income Form
6. Expense Form
7. Equipment Out
8. Key Log
PAUL BUNYAN RIFLE AND SPORTSMAN’S CLUB
Date: October 19, 2012
SECTION I, Membership
(A) Individuals seeking membership to the Club must both attend a New Member Orientation and be voted into the organization by the General Membership. Additional requirements for entry to the club will include a $150 initiation fee and membership in the National Rifle Association at the time of application.
1. New Member Orientation will take place second Sunday of each month in the clubhouse starting at 4 p.m.
2. Fees due the club along with NRA Membership Dues as appropriate will be collected at the time of the orientation.
3. New Member Applicants will be briefed on:
a.) The rules and structure of the organization.
b.) Detailed coverage of all General and Range Rules.
c.) A walking tour of the club.
4. Upon being voted into the club by the General Membership new members will be awarded full privileges as club members as outlined in the clubs Constitution and By- Laws.
SECTION II, Safety
(A) The General and Range Rules will be briefed at all New Member Orientation sessions and will be presented to the General Membership throughout the year in the Bull Sheet, on the ranges, and be made available at all General, Board, and Special Meetings.
(B) General Range Rules will be posted along the individual ranges rules at all ranges.
SECTION III, Expenditure and Income Tracking
(A) No club member, Director, or Officer will be required to expend personal funds for the operation of the club. Costs of business will be monitored by the Board of Directors and the General Membership.
(B) Expenditures exceeding $1000, unless they are of an emergent nature, will be approved by the General Membership.
(C) Members, Directors, and Officers asking for reimbursement for expenditures occurred during the operation of the club will:
1.) Retain all receipts and records of expenditures.
2.) Submit to the Treasurer all receipts with a Paul Bunyan Rifle Club Expense Voucher.
3.) The Treasurer will record the expense against the appropriate budget group and issue a check for the amount to be reimbursed.
(D) Income in the form of fees for match entry, New Membership, Initiation, and other income will be submitted to the Treasure using the XXXX form and recorded in the appropriate budget group.
SECTION IV, Annual Committee Calendar & Budget Requests
(A) Budget and calendar requests will be compiled and presented annually to the Board of Directors. The calendar will be presented at the November Board of Directors Meeting with the budget presented at the December meeting.
(B) Calendar requests will be submitted to the Vice President by the chairs of the clubs Standing Committees no later than the October Board of Directors Meeting using the Standing Committee Calendar Request Form and will include.
(C) A full listing of all events that block other members from using the clubs ranges and facilities, start and ending time, ranges and other resources such as clubhouse that are requested and repetition frequency of the event.
(D) To resolve conflicts in the use of the range and its resources the order of consideration will be:
1. The Junior Program.
2. The Hunters Education Program.
3. NRA sponsored Regional or State Championship Matches.
4. Hunters Sight-In.
5. Other discipline sponsored Regional or State Championship Matches.
6. Matches or activities that support standing committees.
7. Events that are open to the general public that are not part of a standing committee.
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