Founded in 1925, our club is affiliated with the NRA, and supports a varety of shooting sports and marksmanship activities for our members from the Southern WI/Northern IL stateline area.

Range Construction

Work Day Schedule 2022

General Work Days
Saturday, April 97am – 3:30pm
Install and repair new targets and frames on Main Range and 100-Y, 500-M Ranges Outback. Clean and pick up garbage on all ranges.
Saturday, May 147am – 3:30pm
7:00 am until 3:30 pm. Our main projects for the day include mostly painting and general wood construction type jobs. So if you are planning on coming out, wear old clothes.  If you have general wood working hand tools, please feel free to bring them. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brad Mueller – Range Construction Director via replies below or cell 815-218-2944.
Saturday, June 47am – 3:30pm
7:00 am until 3:30 pm. The major jobs scheduled include repairing the chain link fence in front of the Silhouette Range where a tree took out the fence this spring, building a covered awning over the hand trap thrower on the Trap Range, miscellaneous small painting jobs, and beginning to disassemble the wooden safety walls on the Main Range in preparation for the new concrete block safety walls scheduled to be installed later this month.
As usual, additional personal cordless power tools are welcome for the construction work and old clothes recommended for painting. Lunch will be provided.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brad Mueller – Range Construction Director via replies below or cell 815-218-2944.
Saturday, July 97am – 3:30pm
The main work scheduled for the day is on the Cowboy Range and other back ranges.  The main coordinators for the day will be Bruce Nygren and Tina Saporiti.  A brief summary of the scheduled work is as follows. More details will be provided that morning.

– Move props on various stages
– Add sand/gravel on banks next to props as needed
– Weed / Trim bushes, brush and trees as needed
– Adjust and straighten shotgun targets on Stage 4
– Move knockdowns on “Outhouse” stage downrange.

If we have plenty of workers (we only had 7 show last month) we are also going to work on constructing an overhead “lean to” type cover over the hand trap thrower on the front Trap Range.  We have a new hand thrower to be installed once the cover is completed. We will also have painting jobs available if the weather permits and other work available if we have enough workers.

As usual, personal tools are welcomed.  Wear appropriate clothing for the various jobs discussed.
Saturday, August 67am – 3:30pm
Saturday, September 107am – 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17am – 3:30pm
The October General Work Day is scheduled for this Saturday Oct 1st from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. We have several wood construction jobs planned and lots of painting/staining to complete. Construction jobs include building new Target Frames for the Main Range in preparation for Sight-In Days, building short wooden walk paths for the Pistol Range and repairing gun racks on the 500M Range. Lots of staining to complete on the 500M Range and Main Range. 

This is the last General Work Day for this year, so come out and get your work hours in.
Contact Brad Mueller – Range Construction Director at 815-218-2944 for more information.

Work items may be changed/updated due to weather and other needs. 

Personal tools and equipment are always welcome.

Individual ranges will be closed based on work schedule.

Special Work Days
Indoor Range Lead Cleanout
Friday Mar 4
Remove lead from the indoor range
9:00 am – 1 pm
Main Range – NRA Youth Sport Fest Set-up
Friday May 6
Erecting tent, setting up tables and chairs, working on the Ranges, placement of temporary fences and targets
9am – 2pm 
Main Range – Sight In Days Set-up
Friday Nov 4
Replacing targets and backboards on Main Range, install numbers for target frames, clean the Clubhouse and set up for Sight In Days
8am – 2pm 

This listing is the main projects set for work days. Each work date will also have a variety of other small projects for everyone. 

The 2022 Range Construction Team 

Brad Mueller, Rodney Johnson, George Brunson, Bruce Nygren, Vince Porter, Robert Sobucki