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 2023

General Work Days
Saturday, April 17am – 3:30pm
Install and repair new targets and frames on Main Range and 100-Y, 200-Y, 300-Y, 500-M back ranges. Clean and pick up garbage on all ranges.  Electrical Work on Indoor Range and Outdoor Pistol range. Installing and servicing hand wash stations in outhouses on front range. Other miscellaneous work to be announced later.
Saturday, May 67am – 3:30pm
Install and repair new targets and frames on the 200Y, 300Y and 500-M Ranges Outback. Install the new mailbox on Philhower Rd near Gate B. trim brush on the Silhouette Range. Repair the rain gutters on the Main Range cover. Replace and stain the facia board facing the targets on the Main Range. Electrical work on the Outdoor Pistol Range. Cutting 2 X 4 studs from 2 X 8 lumber for general construction projects. Clean and pick up garbage on all ranges. Other miscellaneous work to be determined on Saturday.
Saturday, June 37am – 3:30pm
Our work this month will primarily be focused on preparing for he beginning of the construction of our new Indoor Range which is planned to begin in July. To help keep the cost of the Range down, we are doing a lot of the prep work for the range ourselves. We are in the process of removing all the trees and brush from the front hillsides and have rented a large wood chipper to chip up a lot of the brush and putting a lot of the chipped wood on the Archery Walk-Through Range. Most of the trees and brush will already be cutdown prior to the Work Day, but needs to be dragged to he chipper and chipped.
We will also be disassembling the Front BRC Sign and Planter and moving this material to storage. We will be removing the parking lot light near the construction area. And as usual, we will have some weed wacking and general cleanup to do.
Gloves and long pants are recommended, even if the weather is hot. As usual, lunch and lots of cold water will be provided for the Work Day.
Saturday, July 87am – 3:30pm
Saturday, August 57am – 3:30pm
Saturday, September 97am – 3:30pm
Replace the service door on the Maintenance Garage including the threshold.
Replace the threshold and seal on the service door on he Trap Garage.
Prime the steel frames for the windows in the new Indoor Range.
Repair holes in concrete baffles on Main Range with concrete.
Trim large tree behind silhouette range hanging into parking lot.
Finish disassembling the old wooden walls between the Main Range and the Trap Range.
Repair several target carriers in the Indoor Range.
Lunch will be provided for those who work all day. General carpentry tools will be needed if you want to bring your own tools.
Contact Brad Mueller – Range Construction Director, with any questions.
Saturday, October 77am – 3:30pm

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 Feb 24th
Remove lead from the indoor range
9:00 am – 1 pm
Main Range – NRA Youth Sport Fest Set-up
Friday May 12
Erecting tent, setting up tables and chairs, working on the Ranges, placement of temporary fences and targets
8am – 1pm 
Main Range – Sight In Days Set-up
Friday Nov 3
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 2023 Range Construction Team 

Brad Mueller, Rodney Johnson, Bruce Nygren, Vince Porter, Robert Sobucki, Frank Guzzardo, Walt Weber