BIGFORK GUN CLUB

MEMBERSHIP

 

HOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR MEMBERSHIP:

Current members renewing their membership may mail their application and dues to the Club's mailing address:  Bigfork Gun Club  P.O. Box 529    Bigfork, Montana  59911

The following must be included for renewing members and new applicants:     (rev. 9/9/13)

A Membership Application and a Waiver, Release & Hold Harmless Agreement, completed and signed.  You may download these froms from the link at the bottom of this page.

Dues in the form of a check or money order. No cash please. 

Memberships Types:  (rev. 9/9/13)
INDIVIDUAL - Any individual 18 years or older - 1 card issued.   $60.00 Annual dues.
SPOUSAL - Husband & Wife  - 2 cards issued.  $80.00 Annual dues.  (Children under the age of 18 may be guests but must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.   Family members over age 18 should pay dues and be club members. Otherwise they would come as your guest.)
LIFE -  Issued to individuals ONLY   - 1 card issued.  One time fee  $600.00.    There are NO Family Life Memberships.

All persons interested in becoming Members must attend a regular board meeting, present a photo identification and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Corporation, sign an Application form, sign a Waiver, Release & Hold Harmless Agreement and agree to help the Corporation meet its goals.  EACH member joining (both husband and wife if applying for a Spousal Membership) will be introduced to the board, and stay for the Safety and Range Orientation. New members will receive their card and combination after the Safety briefing.   Expired memberships are treated as new applications.  New members may apply only at monthly Board meeting.  Meetings are held 6:00 PM on the first Monday of each month. Doors open at 5:15PM, we WILL NOT process members once the meeting begins so please come early.        (Cash may be accepted at the meetings, but bring the only the amount due - we do not make change.)   (rev. 7/1/2013)

Memberships are not transferable.  Renewing members have a 30 day grace period from expiration to renew without going through new member procedure.   (rev. 5/07/12)   You may mail your renewal request and payment to the address above.

Do not give out the combination.

Annual Memberships expire on the last day of May in the year following the year in which the membership was purchased.

The gate combination is changed every June 1st.  A member who joins during any month in 2014 has a membership that expires May 31, 2015.   A member joining before May 31st  will receive a gate combination that will be good until May 31st and will be issued a new card and combination on June 1st.

Depending upon what month a member joins the Club, he/she might get more than 12 months or fewer than 12 months for his/her money, but he/she will get only one hunting season.

Election of Officers and Board Members takes place on the first Monday in June at 6:00 PM. All members are invited to attend Board meetings which are held at the range club house at 6:00 PM the first Monday of each month. There will be no shooting during Board meetings.

Information about matches will be posted in the clubhouse and on the Club Website.

Hunter Safety instructors use the range twice a year on designated Saturdays.

Tuesdays mornings 9AM to 11AM -  This time is set aside for the occasional Range Maintenance. Volunteers working on the range will have precedence.   (rev 8/6/12)

Weekly Shooting Schedule:    (Rev. 9/9/13)

Sunday: Open shooting all day on 25, 50, & 100 Meter Range and Pistol Range.  The 200 Yard Range and Silhouette Range will be CLOSED from 10:00 AM until approx. 3:00 PM for Skeet & Trap.  Open shooting resumes on the closed ranges after this event.

Monday: Open shooting all day.  EXCEPT the FIRST Monday evening of each month, 6:00 PM until approx. 8:00 PM  for Board of Directors meetings.   Open shooting resumes after this event is finished if daylight remains. 

Tuesday: Open shooting all day on 25, 50, & 100 Meter Range and Pistol Range.  
The 200 Yard Range and Silhouette Range will be CLOSED from 1:00 PM until approx. 4:30 PM for Skeet & Trap and Youth Trap (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM) (Daylight savings months only - Mar - Oct)  Open shooting resumes on the closed ranges after this event is finished if daylight remains.
  NOTE: Occasional Range Maintenance may take place between 9AM to 11AM, our volunteer workers will have precedence. If no maintenance is scheduled, the range is open for use as stated above.    (rev 9/9/13)

Wednesday: Open shooting all day on 25, 50, & 100 Meter Range and Pistol Range.   The 200 Yard Range, Skeet and Shot Gun Range will be CLOSED from 6:00 PM for Small bore and Silhouette competitions (Daylight savings months only - April - September) .  Open shooting resumes on the closed ranges after this event is finished if daylight remains.

Thursday: Open shooting all day on 25, 50, & 100 Meter Range and Pistol Range.

Friday: Open shooting all day on 25, 50, & 100 Meter Range and Pistol Range.   The 200 Yard Range, Silhouette Range and Skeet and Shot Gun Range may be CLOSED at noon on Fridays preceding Saturday events.    (See individual discipline pages above for detailed schedules)

Saturday: Open shooting all day on the Pistol Range.  The  25, 50, & 100 Meter Range will be closed the FIRST SATURDAY of each month (April through September) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for High Power Rifle Match.   The 200 Yard Range, Silhouette Range and Skeet and Shot Gun Range may be CLOSED the FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAY of each month until approx. 6:00 PM, March through October, for shooting matches.   (See individual discipline pages for detailed schedules)   The 200 Yard Range, Silhouette Range and Skeet and Shot Gun Range may be CLOSED on other Saturdays for SPECIAL EVENTS.    (See Special Events page above for detailed schedules)   Open shooting resumes on the closed ranges after these events have finished if daylight remains.

There are no alcoholic beverages allowed on the Gun Club property at any time. Period, End of story.

BASIC SAFETY RULES VERY IMPORTANT

  1.  ALWAYS KEEP FIREARMS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
  2.  ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.
  3.  ALWAYS KEEP THE FIREARMS UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE.
  4.  KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND.
  5.  KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR FIREARM SAFELY.
  6.  BE SURE THE FIREARM IS SAFE TO OPERATE.
  7.  USE ONLY THE CORRECT AMMUNITION FOR YOUR FIREARMS.
  8.  ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN ON THE RANGES.
  9.  NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE SHOOTING.  NO ALCOHOL IS
       PERMITTED ON OUR PROPERTY … PERIOD!
10.  NO SMOKING ON ANY FIRING LINE FOR SAFETY REASONS.
11.  STORE FIREARMS SO THEY ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE TO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.
12.  BE AWARE THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREARMS AND MANY SHOOTING ACTIVITIES
       REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

 

Printable  MEMBER  APPLICATION  WAIVER RELEASE & HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT 

You may request a complete copy of the Bigfork Gun Club Rules and Membership Applications from the Secretary, Ann Hewitt  email billann725@gmail.com.

 

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