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Greetings YCFGA Members! Temperatures are rising, beautiful weather more prevalent – almost Summer.

REMINDER:  The President’s Cup Shoot is being held THIS SATURDAY, July 21 from 8am-Noon at the Buxton Hollis Rod & Gun Club at 81 Plains Rd, Hollis, ME 04042

ACTON FAIR: – Very few spaces remain to be filled:  Friday 8/24 6-9pm – 2 positions;  Saturday 8/25 6-9pm – 1 position;  and Sunday 8/26 noon – 3pm – 1 position.

Call Judy Gibbs at 207-324-0644 or e-mail at gibbsj@metrocast.net  to reserve your slot.

YCFGA ORIENTATION:  For those who have not yet completed their mandatory orientation, the next orientation session is scheduled for Sunday July 15 at 10:00am in the Lodge.

If you will be attending it is imperative you contact our Orientation Chairman David Shawkat  duraid2525@gmail.com to assure your membership materials will be available. Remember, your YCFGA membership is not complete until your orientation has been satisfied. A subsequent orientation will be scheduled in early August. If you are unable to attend a weekend orientation session let Dan Strycharz know at dstrycharz@roadrunner.com and we’ll determine what can be arranged for a mid-week session.

Women Who Shoot in Maine and New Hampshire Camp RetreatA long weekend of camping and shooting JUST FOR THE LADIES !! 
?Check out the website for details:

https://www.eastcoastschoolofsafety.com/retreat.html

As part of the weekend activities there will be multiple clinics running with topics like: Concealed Carry, Selecting a Pistol, Cleaning guns, AR-15s, Shotguns, Home Defense, Self Defense, Non-Lethal Carry, Kids and Guns, and more! Opportunities to try friendly competitions, force-on-force training demos with Simunition, exploding targets and Full-Auto range therapy!! Meet like-minded women who love guns with various skill and experience levels. It’s like summer camp for grownups, with guns – DON’T MISSS IT!”

HELP NEEDED: We’re looking for 6-10 persons Saturday July 21 from about 9am-Noon (Rain date Sunday July 22, same times) to help with cutting downed trees and removing them from one of our abutting neighbor’s property. The trees are already on the ground, we need several chain saws to cut the trees into manageable sizes for removal. Gas and bar oil will be available or you can bring your own. Also, will be cutting trees along the road by the entrance/exit to the range for better traffic visibility and overall safety. Anyone who wants FREE fire wood or whatever is welcome to come, assist and take what you want. There should be at least a couple truck loads worth of wood for the taking. Adam Truesdale will be supervising the effort, so please contact him at adamltruesdale@yahoo.com or 207-247-8253  to let him know if you will be helping. Hours worked will count as volunteer time for new members.

DID YOU KNOW: OUR Stickney LODGE IS AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR FUNCTIONS. Lodge rentals are available to members and non-members. For more information please contact our Lodge Facilitator, Judy Gibbs, at Gibbsj@metrocast.net         Here’s a picture of what the lodge has been transformed into for a member’s wedding – STUNNING!

YCFGA Apparel/Clothing: You can now get YCFGA logo apparel to wear at the range, or any day, or anywhere. Those interested in ordering YCFGA Logo clothing (T-shirts, Polos, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies) in a variety of colors and sizes should contact Adam Truesdale adamtruesdale@yahoo.com He will provide pricing and order details.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Skeet, Trap, and Shotgun: Weekly shoots continue on Sunday’s beginning at “high” Noon. Participant fee is $5 per round for non-members, $3 for members.
SKEET FIELD #2 (closest to the pistol range and road) continues to be CLOSED for general use until further notice. Please use only the Trap Field (the furthest field from the gate) for all non-scheduled use. This includes patterning, use of your own clay thrower, etc. The Skeet Field (closest to the gate) will only be used on Sundays during regularly scheduled shoots under the direction of the Skeet Range (Shotgun) Chairs and Co-chairs.
Brass Cartridge – Pistol & Rifle: Weekly shoots continue year round, check our website or Facebook page for details. Participant fee is $5 per shooter, FREE for first time participants. The latest schedule is below and on our website.

ALSO, Don’t Forget… The 2nd Season of the Rimfire Benchrest Shoots are being held on Wednesdays on the Rifle range (beginning May 16th) with shooting starting at 5:00 PM.

Any firearm chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge may be used.(T/C Contender/Charger pistols allowed)
There are no weight limits, no dimensional restrictions to barrels, stocks, or limits on scope magnification.
One-Piece or two-piece rests are allowable. Rifle cannot be attached to the rest, rest may not be attached to the bench.
Target is the USBR “Green Monster”, 25 bulls/1 shot per bull (see above). Scored using an NRA .22 caliber plug gauge w/magnifier
Five minute practice period – Twenty minutes to shoot target. Fee – $3.00 (to cover the cost of targets, supplies)
For more information contact Phil Aldous at: dawson@securespeed.us or Ray Dumas at: moedum1@myfairpoint.net

For more activity details always check our YCFGA Website:

www.ycfga.org

or our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ycfga

Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always!!

 

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