Match Directors: Keep the Gate Unlocked
Directors, when you get to the range for a match, please take the lock off of the gate and keep it with you until the match is over. Leave the gate open during the match and re-lock it after the match. We've been having a problem with folks locking the gate behind them on match days. Matches are open to the public, and it's kind of hard for them to attend when the gate is locked since they don't have keys to the range!

Not in A Match? You Can Still Shoot
It's not true. It appears that some club members are under the impression that the entire range is closed when there is a match being held. Only the range on which the match is being held is closed to "open" shooting. The rest of the ranges are open. The only exceptions to this are when the IR 50/50 benchrest match is being held on range #1, range #2 will be

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Bylaws Meeting Set for June 2
We will be holding a Benton Gun Club bylaws meeting on June 2 at the Benton Family Restaurant. Club members are encouraged to attend and submit their ideas for review. If you are unable to attend, please contact any one of the club officers, or call the club information line and leave a message. Contact numbers are listed below.

Youth Program Beginning Soon
The Benton Gun Club is proud to announce that we are about to start our club youth program, headed by Jim Emery. The program is open to children ages 13 to 17. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., with a start date to be announced soon. At least one parent must participate in the program with their child. NRA certified range and safety officers and NRA certified instructors will also be on hand.
The program will include instruction in proper firearm safety and handling, as well as competitive shooting. The fall program will include hunter safety training.
The club will also host a youth day at the range in the near future. The youth day will be open to the public, and a parent must accompany their child. The date and other details will be announced at the club meetings and here in
Windage when available.

Range News
Burn barrels have been installed at various points around the range. Only items that will burn are to be placed in these barrels. See the notice elsewhere on this page for details.
In other news, the club members approved a motion to accept fill dirt from the state highway department, if and when it becomes available. James Squires will follow up on this and keep us informed.
Finally, the club members approved the purchase of an automatic timer for use at the falling plate matches. The cost is $160.00.

Copyright © 2003, Benton Gun Club, Inc., P. O. Box 139, Benton, Arkansas 72018-0139.
Newsletter Editor: Craig Boyd. Send newsletter submissions to the club P. O. box.

Range and Club Information Hotline 501-315-3071

Club Meetings

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Benton (I-30 Exit 117).


President Paul Stiedle (888-2930)
Vice-President James Squires (847-2147)
Secretary-Treasurer Rex Gismond (315-3071)
Range Maintenance Officer Grant Ramage (664-1709)
Range & Safety Orientation James Squires (847-2147)
Youth Program Coordinator Jim Emery (455-8081)

Range Subcommittee Chairmen

Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Silhouette, Falling Plate Rifle
Frank Bray, Jr. (653-0630) or Jim Wood (847-9244)
High Power Rifle Bill Pool (778-8299)
Pistol Larry Egger (803-9002)
Rifle, up to 200 Yards Bill Pool (778-8299)
Shotgun James Squires (847-2147)
Plinking Range John Watkins (821-3711)

Member Alert! There are no trash cans on Benton Gun Club Ranges. We have burn barrels ONLY on ranges 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please place your unwanted targets, ammo boxes, cardboard, paper and other items that will burn in these barrels. If it will not burn, please take it home with you and dispose of it properly. Help keep our range clean so the people who work range maintenance can use their time for things like improvements instead of cleanup!

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