Club Rules and Range Rules
Club Rules Revised: 2022 April
- These are general rules of the Club. These rules along with the Range Rules and approved Policy Motions shall not supersede the Club By-Laws.
- Policy Motions approved at regular Club meetings, will be reviewed at the end of the year to determine whether they should be incorporated into the Club By-laws, Club Rules, Range Rules or dropped altogether.
- The Range rules shall be posted and followed.
- Follow kitchen rules as posted – no exceptions for noncompliance.
- No Hunting or trapping of any land animals or birds on club grounds, with the exception of varmint permits annually being issued to ten (10) Club members.
- Fishing is permitted in the Club Pond on a catch and release mode, and only July 1 to March 31.
- Dog training is permitted between dawn and dusk except during the Franklin County Fair.
- No live animals are allowed in the clubhouse, with the exception a certified service dog.
- No Removal or cutting of any Flora (either Trees or plants), without Club permission. Cutting grass is authorized.
- No personal three or four-wheeled recreational vehicles, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and similar off-road vehicles are permitted on Club Grounds. Similar Club or Club Committees vehicles are authorized. Proper use of personal cars, trucks or motorcycles, on Club roads, is permitted.
- Anyone using the Club facilities, must return same to proper order when finished. (Clean up brass and targets at ranges, turn off lights, lock doors, and clean up floors of paper and mud.)
- Members are allowed one guest, and the member is responsible for any guest they bring onto the Club grounds. The guest and club member must sign a release form. If a member desires to bring more than one guest, said member may request authority from the Executive Committee.
- A Club sponsored team shall consist only of members belonging to the Club.
- Individuals or organizations wishing to rent the Club House, Pavilion, or the Club Grounds must submit a request to the Executive Committee to establish a sanctioned event and contact the Vice President and complete a rental agreement form.
- Club property shall not be used for personal use. This includes, but is not limited to using Club tools or vehicles for home repair, or use of Club Grounds for personal storage. It should be noted that two authorized offsite uses of Club equipment are:
- The Membership Secretary has a Club owned computer and two File cabinets at their personal residence to allow them to do their elected job.
- The Trout committee uses their committee purchased equipment at the remote Trout Nursery and local streams in which they stock trout.
- Sportsman-of-the-Year. Any member who demonstrates outstanding work, service to the Club, or who has voluntarily offered an exceptional amount of their time for the advancement of the club over the past year, may be nominated for Sportsman-of-the-Year. The President, at the regular September meeting, shall appoint a Sportsman-of-the-Year Nominating Committee, that is chaired by the previous Sportsman-of-the-Year. It shall be the duty of this Committee to accept nominations for that year, announce their candidates at the regular November meeting. The candidates for this award will be voted on by previous Award winners with the recipient of this award being announced at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet.
- Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year Any Junior member who demonstrates outstanding work, service to the Club, or who has voluntarily offered an exceptional amount of their time for the advancement of the club over the past year, may be nominated for Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year. It shall be the duty of the previously mentioned Sportsman-of-the-year Committee to accept nominations for Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year as well, for that year, and announce their candidates at the regular November meeting. The candidates for this award will be voted
- Game Awards for the Year Any Club member who catches a substantial Bass, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout or dispatches a substantial Buck, Bear or Turkey; may take their trophy to the designated individual or organization for measuring and documentation. At the end of the year, the Club member (or two members) with the most substantial catch in each category will receive recognition and an award with the recipient(s) of these awards being announced at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet.
- George Lyon Scholarship/Grant Annually the Club may award a George Lyon Scholarship/Grant to an individual who most demonstrates the importance of the conservation of our natural resources, or advancement of hunting, fishing, or outdoor life. Candidate submissions will be made via nomination letters to the President of the Club, with the recipient of this award being announced at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet. While a scholarship is normally indicative of a college student, a grant may be issued to any individual relevant to these requirements.
- Current Fees and Dues:
- Initiation Fee; $25.00. (See Art 3, Sec 1).
- Annual dues without access to the ranges; $45. (See Art 3, Sec 1)
- Annual dues with full property access; $60. (See Art 3, Sec 1)
- Access credentials; $5 (See Art 4. Sec 4)
- Standing Committee Fee; 10% of profit. (See Art 9. Sec 3)
- Game awards measuring authority is Keystone Outdoors See Rule 18
Range Rules Revised: 2019
- Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
- Practice Gun Safety at all times.
- In the event of an injury, contact a member of the Executive Committee, as soon as possible, and call 911 immediately.
- No Alcoholic Beverages permitted.
- Trespassers will be prosecuted.
- Place trash, casings, and used targets into containers provided.
- Range badges must be displayed at all times while on any range, and presented upon request to a Club member who has identified himself with his Club membership card.
- Outdoor ranges may be used from Dawn to Dusk, with the exception of the Trap or Skeet range which may be extended beyond Dusk with the use of installed lights.
- Indoor range may be used from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily, except during regular monthly Club meeting nights and special events.
- Share the ranges with authorized personnel, in a rotating fashion, if lines are beginning to form.
- Due to the proximity of the 100 and the 50-yard range, shooting is limited to one range at a time during an officially Club sanctioned event.
- Sporting Clays’ course shall only be used on a regular open day. Course may not be used any other time, except when setting new courses or for special events.
- The 3-D archery course may only be used on a regular shoot day or for sanctioned events.
- If the clubhouse or grounds are rented and a member wants to use the trap range, the member must either check to see if permission is granted in the rental agreement or get permission from the renter.
- The Indoor and Trap/Skeet ranges will be closed the week of the Franklin County Fair, while the Pistol and Rifle Ranges will have modified hours.
- No explosive targets will be tolerated.
- Only targets approved by the Executive Committee and general membership shall be permitted on indoor and outdoor ranges.
- Only clay targets may be used on the Trap, Skeet and Sporting clay ranges.
- Only paper targets may be used on Shotgun pattern range.
- Only paper targets may be used on the Indoor, and Pistol ranges.
- Only Paper targets may be used on the Rifle range except that Steel targets may be used during authorized Steel shoots.
- Paper or 3D targets may be used on the archery range.
- All paper targets must be posted to backboard only; not on post or frame.
- No ground Targets, with the exception of the 3-D Archery and Steel targets.
- No shooting permitted in front of firing line.
- All actions are to be open before people may go down range. In the event of a gun whose action will not stay open, the magazine shall be removed and an open chamber indicator must be used.
- No fully automatic guns, including bump stocks and trigger actuators.
- No centerfire, greater than .50 caliber rounds are allowed
- Only .22 caliber (standard load or less, no 17HMR [Hornady Magnum Rimfire] or 17 Mach II calibers), ammunition may be used in the indoor range.
- Air rifles, up to 25 caliber, may be used on the indoor range.
- No buck shot may be used on any range.
- Bird shot may be used on the Trap, Skeet, Sporting clay, patterning Board ranges.
- Slug guns may not be used on Pistol ranges, at less than 25 Feet.
- Only Field tip arrows may be used on the archery Ranges.
Violators will be subject to suspension from club.