SAVE THE DATE – February 11, 2023
5th Annual Osceola Rod & Gun Club Banquet More information coming soon!
New rifle range procedures – check out the video!
OSCEOLA ROD & GUN CLUB TRAP 2022 BIRD HANDICAP LEAGUE
1ST HALF WINNERS
CLASS AA, 1ST – Loss’d Birds
CLASS AA, 2ND – Red Cross Team
CLASS A, 1ST – Furnace Doctor
CLASS A, 2ND – Meyer Tree Service
CLASS BB, 1ST – Andrie Electric
CLASS BB, 2ND – The Harley Guys
CLASS B, 1ST – Petro Plus
CLASS B, 2ND – The Hood
Class CC, 1ST – Kassel Tap II
Class CC, 2ND – Becker Roofing
The first half winners will shoot off against the winners of the 2nd half for 1st and 2nd place trophies.
If the same team wins both halves, they win 1st place, and the 2nd place teams shoot off for 2nd place.
Archery League – Important dates
- April 13th & 20th, 5 p.m. – Archery workdays
- May 4th – 1st week of shooting
- August 10th – last week of shooting
- No shooting July 4th week
- Team Shoot-Off – August 17th & 20th
- Archery Banquet – August 20th
Questions – contact Spidey – 651-491-0619.
Trap League 2022 – Important dates
- All fees due on May 17th
- Team Sponsor Fee increased to $50
- Secretary Fee – $7 @ team member
- Clubhouse will open for summer hours April 24th, 26th, 27th, 29th!
- First League scoring will start Friday, April 29th.
- Two trap rounds must be completed by Sunday, May 15th (clubhouse will open early at 9 a.m.).
- The 3rd round must be shoot by May 17th.
- Club shoot – July 31st
- Trap Banquet – Tuesday, Sept 13th
Questions – contact Wally
Pistol Club & .22 Rimfire Rifle League will start June 6th
More details on Menu pull – downs!
Special note to Lifetime members!
Please complete our member online renewal process to update your demographic information. Only about 1/2 of you have an email on file meaning you’re not on the club newsletter list and it’s hard to contact you about important annual club changes (your email and family names were never collected on the old paper forms).
There is a special category for your entry when it comes to the renewal reason!
It’s renewal time!
Remember the gate code changes March 1st! Renewals are done online again this year. See this page for instructions.
To facilitate quicker checkout times when paying at the clubhouse, please remember to bring your confirmation email either on your phone or printed out. We do have a new computer in the clubhouse dedicated toward memberships which should help when filling out the form.
2022 SPRING HUNTER SAFETY COURSE SCHEDULE AT OSCEOLA ROD & GUN CLUB
*March 22st, 6:30 till 9pm
Course registration, Orientation, Class conduct, Review course materials
Four rules of firearm safety, Chapter One, Chapter two
*March 24th, 6:30 till 9pm
Chapter three, Chapter four & Chapter five
*March 29th, 6:30 till 9pm
Chapter five, Chapter six & Chapter seven
*March 31st, 6:30 till 9pm
DNR Conservation Officer Peter Wetzel
Chapter seven & Chapter eight
*April 5th, 6:30 till 9pm
Chapter eight, Chapter nine & Review
*April 7th, 6:30 till 9pm
Written test, Field test
*April 9th, 9am till 1pm
Shooting Day (.22 rifle, Archery, .410cal, 20 ga & 12 ga shotgun)
Field Test – Graduation
TRADITIONAL HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE Discription – (from Wisconsin State Site)
Students attend a multi-day, in-person course where students learn hunter responsibility and safety through lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises and individual study. The students take a multiple-choice exam and complete a hands-on, skills-based assessment based on information found in the printed student manual and taught during class. Upon successfully completing all portions of the course, the student is awarded a hunter education safety certificate.
LENGTH OF COURSE
This course varies in length depending on the instructor but may not be longer than 19 total hours.
Students of any age may take a traditional hunter education course. The course is taught at a 6th-grade reading level.
Traditional hunter education course availability varies depending on the area of the state and time of year. There is at least one class per county per year.
1. Course Registration is only done online!
Go to this Webpage link: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/Education/OutdoorSkills/safetyEducation
2. Click the “enroll” button (end of 2nd paragraph).
3. Select “Hunter” under course type.
4. You will need a State DNR number (follow the directions).
5. You will then find the Osceola Rod & Gun Club class in “Polk County”.
COST OF COURSE
$10 per student, paid directly to the instructor at the course.
Congratulations to Grace Stewart for winning the 2021 Kevin Cassellius Memorial Scholarship!
Sponsored by: Polk County Tavern League
Club member Jeff Krueger started trap shooting three years ago, after not shooting since in his early twenties. Jeff fell in love with the sport and decided he wanted to get his family involved with him. He got his son-in-law Ryan Lillie to join the club and try trap shooting for the first time. Ryan also fell in love with the sport and truly enjoys it. Jeff then decided it was time to introduce his Grandson Liam Lillie to the sport. Liam is 8 years old and shoots a .410 single barrel shotgun. Liam started about two months ago and has already scored an 11 out of 25. Not bad for a youth shooting a .410. Liam also loves the sport and is now hooked like his Dad and Grandpa. It should be noted that the youngest age you may shoot at the club is eight and adult supervision on the line is a must at all times. All three love the sport and the Gun Club. Jeff and Ryan want to thank you all for welcoming Liam to the club!
Note – from a our Range Safety Officers
Thanx to all those members who have attended Sunday Safety Briefings or invested their time to get their “Certificate of Completion” at our website online!
A couple observations.
- Almost everyone who we see shooting at the pistol or rifle range are abiding by our most important rule – firearms empty and actions open while shooters are down range. Remember you can not touch a gun or ammo on the shooting benches during this time. It is OK to load magazines back at the safety tables.
- Introducing yourself to other members at the line is your best “safety habit”. Get the conversation going as you arrive and you will have successfully created an easy way to safety check intentions with each other.
- The other day I saw some unsafe firearms handling at the line. Knowing about our safety concerns – it was easy to ask the shooters if they had attended a “safety briefing” this year? Both young men said no . . . leading me to the next question – have you renewed your memberships yet this year? They said they had never been members . . . the upper gate is always open on Sundays and they had been coming for years. A strange unexpected answer to my safety concerns. I said they could go up to the club house and pay a day fee or buy a membership or they would have to leave. They had no idea this was a membership club. Please – as card carrying members – fell free to use your safety awareness and concerns to help keep our club safe.
Congratulations to Hahns Huebsch on receiving the 2020 Osceola Rod and Gun Club Scholarship!