The following material represents the current Committee Rules as adopted by the respective committees for the operation of their venues. Questions regarding the interpretation or implementation of any such rules should be referred to the appropriate committee chairperson.
Falling Plate Range 1
House and Grounds 3
Land Management 6
Rifle and Pistol 6
Sporting Clays 12
Because of the inherently necessary safeguards when shooting any firearms at steel targets, the following requirements shall be implemented for any and all shooting on the Falling Plate Range (FPR).
In order to qualify as a Falling Plate Range Officer you must meet all of the following criteria:
RULES and REGULATIONS for the 2006-2007 FISHING SEASON
Wednesdays. Please wear fluorescent orange for your safety while hunting season is open.
FISH KILLED LIMIT: ALL MEMBERS 3 per day with a maximum family take of 10.
SINGLE SENIOR MEMBERS - 25 Per Season
FAMILY (SENIOR plus JUNIOR, SUB-SENIOR and AUXILIARY MEMBERS) - 50 Per Season
The maximum for any individual family member is 25
Exceeding the season limit will cost $8 per fish
ONLY 1 FISH 16" or greater can be killed per angler per day
NO KILL AREA / TROUT MANAGEMENT AREA RULES
PERSONS FAILING TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES WILL BE BROUGHT UP BEFORE THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE.
One-half hour will be credited for helping stock.
Stream Improvement independent projects approved by fish chairman
Stream Improvement group projects
Please note in the fishing sign-in sheets time worked.
Committee Chairman: Robert Sutay, 888-1800, email email@example.com
February 6, 2006
House and Grounds
4/16/97 A sign will be erected at the gate notifying members of ID requirements.
6/21/00 Borrowing of tables, chairs, etc., must be approved by the chairman of House and Grounds.
2/21/01 The gate will be kept in a closed position except for
Hunting Rules and Regulations - Revised September 2005
Pheasant Season October 2005 to February 28th, 2006
You are required to know the rules and regulations. Please read and understand them and comply with them. There will be no exceptions!
Š Saturday - 2 periods, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. then 1 p.m. to dusk.
Š Weekdays - Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri- 7 a.m. to dusk.
Š Wed - 8 a.m. to dusk
Š Thanksgiving - 8 am
Š 2005/2006 Season New years Day hunting will follow a regular Saturday schedule.
Š Saturday 7 a.m. and 12 noon
Š Wednesday at 7 a.m.
Š Thanksgiving at 7 a.m.
Š New Years Day 2005/2006 regular Saturday Schedule.
7. No vehicles may drive past the lower clubhouse as follows
Š Saturdays - 7:45 to 9 a.m. then again 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Š Wednesday - 7:45 to 9 a.m.
Š Thanksgiving Day between 7:45 to 9 a.m.
Š 2005/2006 New years Day will follow a regular Saturday Schedule. (NY Day is actually Sunday, no hunting so Saturday we will have regular rules.)
Hunting Guest Rules
A guest is only allowed to hunt on NON-stocking days. The host member must pay the club $15.00 for each adult guest on club property. (Hunting guest policy to align with club guest policy.) Member and guest will share the member's bag limit and both must register in and out. The guest must display a guest pass and a valid current Connecticut hunting license on his or her back. Only life and Senior members have guest privileges.
1. Life, Senior and Sub senior:
2. Honorary, Associates and Juniors:
a. 2 birds per day regardless of species if applicable
b. 4 birds per week
c. 15 birds per season
All Birds regardless of species must be tagged!!
NO EXCEPTIONS! NO EXCUSES!
Turkey and Deer Hunting? Please contact Game Chairman for details. Please read the monthly newsletter for changes to the rules or alerts of special notices regarding hunting. Any questions or concerns regarding hunting may be addressed to the hunting chairman or other hunting committee member.
10/18/95 All members with deer hunting permits must walk the property with the game committee chair
11/18/98 No more than four cars can park in the area near the Steinkraus property and this is allowed only at certain times of the year.
10/21/98 Deer and turkey hunting is only allowed past the end of the access trail into the new property
1/19/00 Deer hunters must be physically shown the property that deer hunting is allowed on and their permit must be signed by the person showing them the property.
11/1/00 Use of eye protection is mandatory with the 2001 hunting season
5/21/03 Individuals not returning the hunting placards will be fined $25 and banned from hunting turkey or deer for the year.
5/5/03 Turkey hunters will display a bright banner while going to and from their location and also mark their tree 360 degrees.
5/5/03 Blaze orange hats will be mandatory for bird hunting
Rifle and Pistol
The Range officer officiating is the sole authority on the range. He will, at his discretion, set the time limits on the firing points to assure that all will have ample opportunity to shoot. Members have priority at all times.
Any person willfully violating the below listed regulations, or failing to comply with the Range Officers directions, or in any way endangering the life or property of others, will be suspended from the range indefinitely and their names will be submitted to the grievance committee for suspension from the club.
Š Independent shooters are those individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely use the Rifle range at FCF&GPA.
Š Independent shooters must maintain order on the range at all times.
Š They must follow the range regulations to prevent possible property damage and personal injury.
Š Independent shooters must cooperate with other Independent shooters who may also be using the facilities. Special attention must be given to “cease fires” such that all on the range know when it is safe to go down range and when it is safe to shoot.
BASIC INSPECTION PROCEDURES
After signing in, the Independent shooters will inspect the range to determine: Is the range clear of personnel (check behind the 25- and 50-yard berms); is the impact area of the intended firing point functional (is it clear of large stones or other objects); are the target holders properly aligned with the intended firing point; is the phone in working order.
Independent shooters may bring their spouse and junior children without a range officer on duty.
4. Guests are permitted only when a Range Officer is on duty. All guests must be accompanied by their host member and are subject to the following rules:
A. A guest fee of $5.00 is to be paid by each guest.
B. Range officers are entitled to have guests free.
C. Host and guest will share one firing position when the range is crowded.
D. A maximum of two guests per member are permitted at one time.
E. A parent or older responsible adult must accompany junior members.
5. A valid membership card is to be displayed at all times, otherwise you will be considered as a guest.
6. All persons using the range must register upon arrival, and sign out upon departure.
7. No alcoholic beverages are permitted before shooting or on the firing line at any time.
8. Eye and ear protection must be worn on or near an active firing line.
9. Only targets approved by the Range Officer are permitted. Examples of acceptable targets are on display at the range.
10. There will be no automatic firing on the range, and no shot shells are permitted. Exception, sighting in of turkey guns will be permitted in the following manner:
Š Specific notation will be made in the range log that you are sighting in a turkey gun.
Š All homasote target frames in the down range area will be laid down to protect them from shot and will be replaced at the conclusion of exercise.
Š The plywood-faced frame will be used to hold targets. It will be stored behind the 25-yard berm.
Š Shooting will be done from the established firing line.
11. There will be no cross-range firing.
12. Rapid fire will be permitted only with the express permission of the Range Officer on duty. Rapid fire will not exceed 15 rounds.
13. No handgun is to be fired at targets set more than 50 yards from the firing line without the express permission of the Range Officer.
14. All firearms must be pointed down range at all times. They must be unloaded and totally safe when not in actual use. No firearm is to be aimed or held in such a manner that a discharged round can stray from the range.
15. The Range Officer will periodically call a “cease fire” to change targets:
Š Immediately upon direction to “cease fire” all firearms must be unloaded, made completely safe, and placed down on the bench.
Š The Range Status Lights shall be used in the following manner; Red = range is hot, gun handling and firing permitted, Green = range is safe, OK to go down range, stay back of safety line, no gun handling.
Š NO FIRARMS ARE TO BE HANDLED IN ANY WAY DURING A CEASE FIRE.
Š Shooters will proceed down range to change targets only on the Range Officers direction to do so.
Š Firing will commence only upon the Range Officers’ express permission to do so.
Š Shooters will stay behind the safety line during a cease-fire.
16. All shooters must remove their targets and clean their position upon departure. Waste brass is to be picked up and placed in the receptacle provided.
17. All firearms must be unloaded at the firing line before leaving the range.
18. All scoped firearms not previously sighted in must be bore sighted.
19. No smoking at any time on the firing line.
RANGE AFFICER APPOINTMENT
All appointments to the position of Range Officer are to be made by the Rifle/Pistol Chairman.
1. Criteria for appointment
2. Procedure for appointment
3. Procedure to maintain RO status
A. Range Officer must sign up and perform range duty for two duty periods (10 hours) and 5 bonus hours of work party duty for a total of 15 hours.
B. Range Officers must attend a “Range Officers meeting” at least once per year.
4. Criteria for revocation of Range Officers appointment
1. failure to meet the above criteria;
2. Failure to attend Range Officer’s meetings without good reason;
3. Failure to perform Range Officer’s duty or for other reasons considered sufficient by the Rifle/Pistol Chairman. Such revocation shall be preceded by one verbal/written notice.
RANGE OFFICER’S DUTIES
1. It is the Range Officer’s responsibility to recruit a replacement if he is unable to attend on a date for which he is scheduled for range duty. A Range Officer may shoot while at the range for duty only if another Range Officer is in charge. If you are on duty -- you are on duty!
2. A Range Officer should “keep an eye on” the range even when not on duty. If you see any unauthorized activity or person you should try to correct the situation.
BEFORE RANGE OPENS
3. Replace any Homasotes, which are no longer usable.
4. Get Range Book from RO Office and display conspicuously on firing line.
5. Get targets, rental equipment and cash box from RO Office.
6. Perform Range inspection, including:
A. Impact area functional?
B. Range area clear of personnel?
C. Are target holders properly aligned?
D. Emergency procedures reviewed and checked?
E. Is the phone in working order?
WHILE RANGE IS OPEN
7. Assure that everyone using the range signs in upon arrival and out upon departure. Check membership cards. Collect guest fees.
8. Supervise all activity at the range to maintain safely and good order. It is the Range Officer’s responsibility to make sure all rules are complied with. Any member or guest who, after a verbal warning, continues to disregards the rules must be ejected. Each such occurrence will be noted in the Range Log in detail.
9. Provide eye/ear protection (as available) to guests not having their own. Sell targets to those without them. Collect appropriate fees.
10. Set time limits (as necessary) at each firing point on days when the range is exceptionally crowded.
11. Keep accurate records of all money collected.
AFTER RANGE CLOSES
12. Sweep the firing line.
13. Empty trash cans
14. Report any required repairs/discrepancies, etc, in the Range Log.
15. Secure equipment for sale/rent and cash box in RO Office.
16. Complete financial and maintenance report form on reverse of Range Log.
17. Secure Range Log in desk in RO Office.
18. Post “time card” in Time Card Rack in alphabetical order.
Certification to Shoot Without a Range Officer on Duty
A senior or associate member may be certified as an IS by completing the IS Safety briefing.
Procedure: After completion of Safety Briefing and explanation of the emergency procedures enter member’s name, membership number, date, and your signature in the section provided for this purpose.
Revocation of Certification
Any unsafe handling of firearms or failure to observe range rules will result in revocation of certification. Said individual will be notified by registered mail and an appropriate entry will be made in the Range Log.
If an emergency occurs, the Range Officer must take charge of the situation.
The Range Officer should:
Ask those present for a doctor, EMT, or someone with First Aid training to assist the injured party.
A. Use the emergency Information sheet next to the phone for guidance.
B. Call 911; report what happened, how many people are injured, and their condition.
C. Direct Emergency Services to the Fairfield County Fish & Game Protective Association (“the Gun Club”) at 310 Hammertown Road (the front gate) or 14 Walker Hill Road (the back gate.)
D. Find out which gate EMS will go to, and tell the dispatcher to meet them at the gate.
E. Go to the designated gate immediately and direct EMS to the location.
11/20/96 There will be no smoking on the rifle/pistol range.
1/19/00 Rapid fire is allowed as long as it is under control. Magazines are limited to 15 rounds.
2/21/01 Qualified Independent shooters may not bring guests to the range in the absence of a range officer
5/5/03 Qualified Independent Shooter status is suspended effective immediately until completion of a range safety certification course.
9/22/04 Pistol carry permit classes can be held for members; enrolled members can sponsor up to two guests for such classes.
3/16/05 Club range safety officers certified as NRA Safety Officers should pay their own certification fees.
3/16/05 The Falling Plate range cannot be used without the appropriate range officer being present.
Sporting Clays Rules and Etiquette
Winter League Logistics: Sign up will end at 9:30am. Please arrive early enough to register by 9:30. Each squad is numbered, please report to that number station for your initial start.
Shooting: Shooters at station six (6) begin the shoot. All other shooters at all other stations must wait until the shooters at station six have begun. The presentation for each station is listed on the extra sheet on your clip board. Squads may not alter either the Traps or the presentation. Each station presents a pair of targets:
* Simultaneous pair: two targets released at the same time which may be shot
in any order.
* Following pair: two targets, one right after the other at normal machine cycle
* Report pair: two targets,first one on your call, next target released after the
first shot is fired.
If for any reason a machine either needs to be loaded or checked, only certified trappers that are members of FCFG can load or work on the machines. If at any time there is a manual machine on the station again only certified trappers that are members of FCFG may pull targets.
Targets and scoring: Only the first shooter on the station may ask to view a pair, NEW RULE: if you come up to a station and there is a squad shooting we would appreciate it if instead of viewing targets that you have already seen you would just get up and shoot, this would move things along in a more timely fashion. Malfunctions and no birds, all NSCA Rules will apply.
7/16/97 Prices for trap doubles will be $3 Committee, $5 Members, $8 Guests.