EPHRATA SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Established 1952

                                                                               OUR GOAL:
                                                                       To establish and maintain a social
Ephrata Sportsmen’s Association                     educational association and to
P. O. Box342                                                  promote Angling, Hunting, Shooting
Ephrata, WA 98823                                        and Wildlife Conservation

Website www.ephratasportsmen.com
Facebook page. Ephrata Sportsmen Association

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            SAFETY RANGE REGULATIONS
         
International Steel Shooters Match
         
Archery Range Question            
         
Minutes  
         
Range Pictures  
 

UPDATED:              January, 2017

Range and Clubhouse closures;
The clubhouse will be used the first Saturday of each Month April through September.

The clubhouse will also be used the 2nd Saturday of every Month all year long.

Members: The Board would like to thank everyone that supported
EPHRATA SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION this past year.
Exciting news this
New Year. Through much hard work and some great donations we are now the proud
owners of 120 acres of property behind the shooting range. This property was bought
to make sure the range would be open far into the future. With this new purchase we will
have many new options we did not have before.

Membership: New memberships will be available NOV. 1ST for 2017 for $80.
Keys/membership are available at Olde World Trading in Moses Lake or Ephrata.
Desert Fly Angler will also be selling memberships.

Please thank them for providing this service.

The Shooting Range is for members only. The only areas open to the General public are
Skeet, 5 Stand and the indoor range when open. See times below.

Range location: Approx. 2 miles S. of Ephrata at intersection of Hwy. 282 and Airport
Street. Bays open to the Membership are the
 25-50-100 yard bays and, on approved days,
the 450 yard bay.
Trap, Skeet and 5-Stand bays for shotgun only. Pistols and rifles only on
the 25, 50 and 100 yard bays.

Board Meetings: Ephrata Sportsmen Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month
at 6:30pm in the clubhouse. Hope to see you there. 

3Gun Nation Competition. We will be holding a match the first Saturday of the month April
through September. Registration starts at 8 AM shooting starts at 9AM. Price is $40.00 per shooter.
Lunch Included.
NO GREEN TIP OR STEEL CORE AMMO ALLOWED
. If you are not sure check it with a magnet.
Contact person is Mike Detrolio at
mdetroliosr@yahoo.com. See Facebook page:
Ephrata Sportsmen Association
for current match information.

International Steel :( Formerly Steel Challenge) Held the second Saturday of each month.
Stop by during match days and learn about this fun game for pistols and 22 rifles. Winter hours
Registration starts at 9:00AM shooting starts at 10AM. In summer Registration starts at
 8 AM,
shooting starts at 9AM goes till one or so. Lunch provided after match.
Contact person is
Mike Detrolio at
mdetroliosr@yahoo.com. See Facebook page: Ephrata Sportsmen Association

for current match information
.

It has come to my attention that there has been a lot of unauthorized Range use.
Here are the rules.

A numbered key will be issued with membership.
Keys are to be used by the permit holder and their immediate family only.

Permits are not available for individuals under the age of 18.
Youth under the age of 18 are not to be left unattended or unsupervised.

Misuse of the key (such as loaning or giving it to someone) will be cause for
revoking membership.

All club card holders will bring no more than two (2) guests to the shooting range at
one time and not more than twice per year with the exception of those guests not living
in the Moses Lake and Ephrata area.


Skeet: Open to the public on Thursdays at 6:30PM. Only $3.50 per round of 25. Gate is open,
membership is not required Come on out and join the fun. Just a bunch of laidback guys having
some fun that would love to help you if you ask.

5 Stand: 5 stand starts at 10:00 AM on Sundays, $5 per round. Gate is open, membership is
not required. Eight clay throwers that are changed every week.
See Facebook page:
Ephrata Sportsmen Association
for current information. Shotguns only on these bays.

Open indoor shooting   Fred Wright is at the indoor Range Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00PM,
November through April.
  22 thru .45 pistol. The Indoor range will also be open from 10am to 1pm
on Friday’s
$3.50 fee for indoor range use. $7.00 for Non Members. Contact Fred at (509)750-6567
for more information.

We offer six public shooting bays from 7 yards out to 450 yards. You must be a member to use the
bays even if the gate is open. Several bays are posted for
 Law enforcement and special use only.
Please follow the information on the signs. Please use the appropriate bay.
 The Skeet, Trap and
5 Stand areas are for shotgun only.
 Pistols and rifles only on the 25 and 50 yard bays.

The 100 yard range is for shooting targets at 100 yards only. Please do not set up targets less
than 100 yards. The bullets will ricochet and cause the range to be shut down.

The 450 yard bay is for 200 to 450 yard use only and is closed on days the stunt planes are out.

The Port of Ephrata has dates posted on their website for when the stunt planes are scheduled.
Go to
www.portofephrata.com for more info. Remember, persons and/or vehicles cannot be in
the 450 bay while the stunt planes are flying.
This is for our protection. We cannot park a car in
the 450 bay or walk around that bay on the dates the stunt planes are flying. We are in their crash zone. 

This is an FAA enforced rule.
 

There are steel targets available in the 450 bay. These are appropriate for use by most rifles except for
50 cal and any armor piercing ammo. If we treat them nicely, they will last for quite a while. Please
double check that your ammo is not steel core. If a magnet sticks to the bullet, please refrain from using
the steel targets.
NO GREEN TIP AMMO. Those plates are a $100.00 each and can be ruined with one
shot from steel core ammo.

Jr Small Bore Rifle: We are looking for a new director for this program.
Once we get a new director, we will resume this program. Precision 3 position (Prone, Kneeling, Standing)
Olympic style shooting for juniors 18 and
 younger.

Law Enforcement dates:   The Police bay is reserved for Law enforcement use. Law Enforcement
may be on any bay at any time. The IPSC bays beyond the Police bay are open only for IPSC events.
If the gate is locked open, that means there is an event going on or L.E. is using the range. Please
double check before locking the gate. Otherwise the gate is to remain closed.

Miscellaneous: Range rules are posted and available when you purchase keys each year.
If you witness violations of these rules please contact the Ephrata Police Department.

(509) 754-2491 EPD


Trash bins are provided for your used targets. Please cleanup after yourself. Please enjoy the range

For scholarship information, contact Pops Carter at 764-9082 or 509-750-7740 (text preferred.) 
Email: armed_and_safe@technologist.com
 (Note the underscore _ between the words.)

For additional information please call  Fred at  (509) 750-6567.


 

Board Contacts:
Pres. Erik Borg  
Tres. Bill LeMaster 
Sec.  Fred Wright   
(509) 750-6567 
Scholarship Pops Carter 509-764-9082 or 509-750-7740 (text preferred.) 
Our website is http://www.ephratasportsmen.com/
Our FaceBook group is http://www.facebook.com/groups/EphrataSportsmen/ 

Our email address is ephratasportsmen@gmail.com                           

                                                                       Thanks, Erik Borg, President