Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hammond Cove Range Closure for Renovations (VT F&W Range in Hartland, VT)

 
This range was built using NRA grant matching money towards the federal Pittman-Robertson funds
from the federal excise fees charged on the sale of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. 
All hunters and shooters funded the construction of this range.  A good range you made possible.

 
VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE
Press Release
 
For Immediate Release:  September 16, 2014
Contact: Chris Saunders (802) 343-5487
 
Hammond Cove Range Closure for Renovations
 
HARTLAND, Vt. -- The Hammond Cove shooting range in Hartland, Vermont will be tentatively closed from September 22 through September 25 and again on October 7 for major renovations, according to an announcement from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. 
 
Please check the department's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) for updates prior to heading to the range.
 
The first fully-public range in Vermont, the Hammond Cove Shooting Range was funded, in part, by a National Rifle Association Public Range Grant and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act funds.  Wildlife Restoration funds are generated through a dedicated excise tax on sporting guns and ammunition.
 
The range would not be possible without the dedication of the Hartland Fish & Game Club members.  They keep the range clean, repair target frames and open and close the gate each day.
Hammond's Cove is a key part of a larger department initiative to address the lack of public shooting ranges in Vermont.  Prior to its construction, there were no full-time, improved public ranges in the state.
 
 
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John Hall, Outreach Division
[phone]      802-828-1000      [fax]      802-828-1250
[email]    john.hall@state.vt.us
[website]    www.vtfishandwildlife.com
 
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier VT 05620
 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

University of Vermont holds new shooter's clinic


                                         Ingrid of the UVM Pistol Team teaches a clinic attendee



Sunday, 9/7,  the UVM Shooting Sports Club held a new shooters clinic opened to students at the university that have not previously shot a gun.

The Vermont Junior Shooting Sports Association provide the firearms and the ammunition was provided by grant from the Friends of The NRA.
The event also received a NRA Day grant, Friends of NRA funded and administered by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs.
 
 
The UVM Shooting teams provided the instructors and NRA Certified Range Safety Officers. 
Over 30 students attended this clinic and shot everything from .22 caliber pistols, 12 gauge shotguns and AR rifles. 
 Photos are in attachments to this E-mail.


Also, the Vermont Junior Shooting Sports Association (www.vjssa.org) is having a 22 rimfire pistol steel fundraiser match Sept 27th to raise money
for supporting them and other junior teams. Glock has donated a certificate for a free Glock (drawing winner's choice from a list of Glocks) as door prize drawing for those entered in the match.  See the VJSSA website for more info on the match. www.vjssa.org

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Vermont's Friends of NRA Banquet for 2014 (Barre & Lydon Center)


Vermont's six Friends of NRA events are fun events that raise money for the shooting sports. 
The FNRA banquets are entertaining, with good company, good food and great prizes.  
 
 
The last two for 2014 are in Barre on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Lyndon Center on Friday, Sept. 26.
The fliers for both FNRA banquets are an attachment to this E-mail.
 
 
In 2013 the profits from these FNRA events made it possible to award grant funding of
$52,215 for Vermont shooting activities.  For NRA Day and NRA Women On Target
events all over the state and grant funding for purchases for safety and proficiency training.
 
 
All of the work in conducting the Vermont FNRA events is done by a group of volunteers.
They are Vermonters who believe in working hard to raise the funds to promote safe shooting.
Please help the FNRA folks support safe shooting in our state.  http://www.friendsofnra.org/
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Mobile Air Rifle Range at Rutland Fair (More Photos)

 
Photos of exterior and interior of the mobile air rifle range and the youngsters of the program.
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program has its mobile air rifle range at the Rutland Fair.
This is not the UVM Sports Shooting Club, which are UVM students.
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program has many youngsters participating in the program.
The exhibit at the Rutland Fair is staffed by folks from the Bennington County, Pownal Valley,
4-H Sharp Shooters.  Photo of exterior, interior of range and
The side of the mobile air rifle range exhibits the logos of the organizations that funded the
purchase of this very nice mobile air rifle range. The top one is the Friends of the NRA,
below that is the National Wild Turkey Federation and Federal Ammunition.
 
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program Facebook account is at:
    


Sunday, August 31, 2014

UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program at Rutland Fair (Photos)

 
 
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program has its mobile air rifle range at the Rutland Fair.
This is not the UVM Sports Shooting Club, which are UVM students. 
 
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program has many youngsters participating in the program. 
The exhibit at the Rutland Fair is staffed by folks from the Bennington County, Pownal Valley,
4-H Sharp Shooters.
 
The side of the mobile air rifle range exhibits the logos of the organizations that funded the
purchase of this very nice mobile air rifle range.  The top one is the Friends of the NRA,
below that is the National Wild Turkey Federation and Federal Ammunition.
(there may be another one further below, very hard to discern)
 
The UVM 4-H Shooting Sports Program Facebook account is at:  
    

Friday, August 29, 2014

BTV City Council's Ban on guns in bars, unconstitutional


                                          "Gun Owners Not Wanted Here"
 
A federal court has held a less restrictive ordinance in Baton Rouge, LA to be unconstitutional.
 
The Burlington City Council put it on the ballot, having told the public that it was only about guns in bars.
The Burlington City Council wants to be able to arrest honest citizens for having an unloaded, firearm
locked in the trunk of a vehicle in a parking lot of a business with a first class liquor license.  90 days
imprisonment, loss of their firearms.  Even if the parking lot was jointly used by other businesses. 
But, it was more than parking lots.  A Burlington motel/hotel with a first class liquor license was off limits
to those with a firearm for use hunting or a shooting match at an area range.  No having their guns in their
room nor in  the parking lot. Off-duty law enforcement were not exempt from this outrageous ballot item.
 
Repeatedly told it was unconstitutional, the Burlington City Council marched forward to trample gun rights.
 
Why would any gun owner want to travel into a town where the city council holds them in such contempt?
 
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

VSRPA NRA Rifle Clinic Day (Photos)


The Vermont State Rifle & Pistol Association conducted a NRA High Power Rifle Clinic
Day on Saturday, August 23 at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS) in Jericho, VT.
 
The NRA event was followed on Sunday by a rifle match at CEATS.  Photos from a 2014
VSRPA NRA rifle clinic are attachments above.  Note the use of AR rifles for serious
competition and the high number of coaches relative to rifle clinic students for good training.
 
The NRA event was funded by a grant that was made possible from the profits of Vermont's
six Friends of NRA banquets and the grant was administered by the Vermont Federation of
Sportsmen's Clubs. 
 
The last two Friends of NRA events are in Barre on Sept. 13 and Lyndon Center of Sept. 26.
Click on link for FNRA info:  http://www.friendsofnra.org/Events.aspx?sid=47&sc=VT