Outdoor 3D Archery
contact Joe Porwoll.
The 3-D archery course has various Reinhart targets set at distances between 13 and 80 yards with 3 elevated platforms. The 32-station league course runs from mid-April to mid-August. In addition, there is a warm-up area and long-distance shooting lanes.
Our League runs for 17 weeks. Teams may consist of two or three shooters, and each week the 16 targets that will be scored for league competition will be posted at the coarse entrance. DBCL Members, as well as non-members, are invited to participate.
Only one arrow per target, and as usual, ABSOLUTELY NO broad heads are to be used on our course.
The fee structure is as follows: General use of the course to ALL Members is now FREE. League fees are $5/week for members and $3/week for Junior members, 12 and under. Guests of Members are required to pay the $8\round fee. Payment envelopes and score cards are at the entrance of the course.
All Club Members using the 3-D course should remember to sign in the same way you do for any other range club facility. This enables us to know who is using the 3-D course, as well as aiding our Caretakers in locating members in the event of an emergency.
Note for league archers: please remember to completely fill out your score cards. This includes, your name, team name, date, week number, member or nonmember and final score. This will be a tremendous help.
Now available: OnLine 3D Archery Enrollment Form.
22 Silhouette League
contact Randy Metzger.
Ten targets are fired upon from each of four ranges. 10 Chickens at 40 meters, 10 Pigs at 60 meters, 10 Turkeys at 77 meters, and 10 Rams at 100 meters. Targets are fired in banks of five from left to right. Shooters will have a 15 second loading period followed by 2 minutes, 30 seconds to fire upon each bank of 5 animals. Targets shot out of sequence are counted as misses. Targets must be completely down to count as a hit.
All shooting will be performed offhand with no support. All rifles must conform to current NRA Silhouette Rules. Standard (Heavy rifles) may not exceed 10 lbs. 2 oz. Hunting (Light) rifles may not exceed 8 ½ lbs or have a trigger pull of less than 2 lbs. Additionally, light rifles must be factory production rifles with a sporter style contour barrel. Heavy jackets, palm rests, slings, etc. may not be used for support. Only 22 LR standard and high velocity ammunition may be used. Stingers and other hyper-velocity ammo are not permitted.
Shooters must complete 10 league matches to qualify for league awards. Again, this year, there will be a total of 11 league matches. Any competitor who enters 11 record scores will have their lowest score dropped from the final standings. Competitors may shoot ahead or back time permitting. Competitors may not enter more than twice per class at any single match, unless otherwise approved by the Range Officer.. All firing will be done for record. No practice rounds will be conducted other than sighting in at approved non match targets.
Safety is our primary concern on the range. There will be NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS AT ANY TIME WHEN THE RANGE BELL IS ON. Hearing and eye protection is required. Open Bolt Indicators will be used on the firing line and anytime that a "Ceasefire" is in effect. OBI’s are available at the matches for a fee of $2.00.
So… If you have a little rifle with a big scope, come out and join us!
All matches are held on Mondays from 4-8 PM at the 100-200 yard range.
contact Tom LaChe.
AR-15 Match dates for 2021
Dates subject to change due to COVID-19 virus.
- Sunday May 16th – 10AM to 2PM
- Sunday June 6th – 10Am to 2PM
- Sunday July 11th – 10AM to 2PM
- Sunday August 15th - 10AM to 2PM
Banquet after last match in bar 2PM to 4PM
Course of Fire for Combination Clay Target / Flying Cross Match
All matches will be held on the auxiliary range.
Rules of the event:
- No indiscriminate rapid fire
- Only AR-15 Rifles or their clones will be allowed for record scores
- There will be six clay targets on a board at approx. 60 yards. One point per hit.
- The object is to hit as many of the clay targets as possible while the flying cross is out of sight and can’t be shot at, or during the run.
- The flying cross will make two complete passes with a 4 second delay at each end.
- The target on the cross is a 9"inch paper plate. One point per hit.
- There is also a 4" paper plate on the cross. Two points per hit.
- The combined scores of to the paper plate targets and clay targets hit will be the score.
- There is no limit to magazine capacity. More than one magazine may be used.
- The shooter will pay an entry fee of three dollars.
- A shooter may enter as many times as he/she wants to record the best score.
- Any type of sights is allowed.
- Shooting will be done in the standing position only.
- The event will take place on the auxiliary range.
- Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
- All un-cased rifles will be fitted with supplied safety flag except while competing.
- Participants are encouraged to assist in running the match and get Running Deer certification.
The range officer instructs the shooter to load his rifle, waits until the shooter is ready, and then gives the RUN IT command. The first shot must be at the flying cross. The flying cross will be run out and back, then out and back again with a 4-second delay at each end. During the delays at the end of the run the shooter shoots at the clay targets. There is also a 4" plate on the cross. This target counts for two points. The total number of hits to the 9" plate and the clay targets hit count as one point each. When the flying cross returns for the second time, the range officer instructs the shooter to cease fire, unload the rifle and make the range safe.
All of the above procedures apply except as follows:
- Each shooter pays $3.00 entry fee.
- Two shooters fire at the same time.
- There must be at least one hit to the 4" plate for a score to count.
The Appleseed Project is a nationwide program designed to take you from being a simple rifle owner to being a true rifleman. For more information and to sign-up for an event visit the Appleseed Project site.
Hand Gun Matches
2020 Event dates:
- April 18, 2020 – "Ladies Only Match" Saturday., 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- May 16, 2020 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- June 20, 2020 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- July 18, 2020 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- August 15, 2020 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- September 12, 2020 – Saturday, 8:00 to 11:00 am (Awards banquet 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Course of Fire:
- Short (7yd.) — two 5-round series shooting at five different bulleyes on one target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series
- Med (10yd) — two 5-round series shooting at five different bulleyes on one target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series
- Long (12yd) — two 5-round series shooting at single bullseye on one single target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series
Total of six (6) series of 5-rounds for 30 rounds.
- Rimfire "Iron Sights" – all types of guns, semi auto or revolver
- Rimfire "Optics" – Red Dots or Scopes, all types of guns
- Centerfire Revolver
- Centerfire Semi Auto
- Compact – all types of guns, semi auto or revolver
- Ladies Only Class (New 2020) – all types of guns, open sights only.
Ladies can compete in regular divisions if they would prefer
- Youth Class (New 2020) – Up to 15 years old, all types of gun, open sights only, $2 per round
- Shooters participating in at least 4 of the 5 matches qualify for the handgun league awards for "Top Shooter" that will be presented at the year-end banquet
- Shooters can qualify for year-end awards with only one gun per class
- There is no restriction on the number of rounds per gun or per class
- Scoring will be done using the numerical values on the targets
- In the case of a tied numerical score Bullseyes will be used as the tie breakers
- The shooters top score for the day per class will be used for event and year end awards scoring
- No restrictions on sights, triggers, or calibers used
- Shooters may shoot with either 1-hand or 2-hand grip/holds
- Any/all common handgun stances will be allowed
- Shooters may NOT use any part of shooting station for stability
- Revolvers can be fired as either single or double action
- Shouldered or braced firearms will NOT be allowed, regardless of classification
- Cost per each adult match round is $3 – this includes "reshoots"
- Cost per each youth match round is $2 – includes "reshoots"
- Proceeds pay for targets and awards presented at end-of-season banquet
- Any excess proceeds will be returned to DBCL treasury at year end
- All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
- All commands and decisions of range officer(s) are final.
- No handling of any uncased firearms while anyone is down range.
- Guns may only be loaded on firing line, at the command of the range officer(s).
- Magazines may be pre-loaded, but out of firearms until range officer(s) commands.
- Any firearms or ammunition that range officer(s) deems unsafe will be removed from event.
- After shooting, do not leave the line until your gun is certified empty and clear by a range officer.
Range officer commands:
- "To the firing line" – Move into position at the shooting station
- "Prepare 5 Rounds" – Load your magazine or set up revolver rounds
- "Load 5 Rounds" – Insert magazine and load chamber – load rounds in revolvers
- "Shooter’s Ready?" – Acknowledge you are ready or request more preparation time
- "Standby" – Raise firearm to shooting position and aim
- "FIRE" – Begin firing for the 15 second time period
- "CEASE FIRE" – Quit firing and set firearm down with muzzle downrange
- "Unload and show clear" – Remove magazine, empty chamber, and lock action open
- "Insert chamber flags" – Put a chamber flag into the barrel to show the gun is unloaded
- "Set or Move Targets" – Once light/bell on and range officer(s) indicates; set or move targets
- "Case and clear station" – Gather up your unloaded firearm, ammunition, etc. and clear station
Air Pistol and Rifle
12 week league consisting of two person teams. Using a 95% handicap system for scoring, you do not have to be an expert marksman to participate. All pistol shooting is done offhand using a one or two handed hold. Scopes are permitted.
Trap and Skeet
Chairman, contact Justin Cichoski.
DBCL Trap and Skeet League
- 20 week summer league usually starting in April. Includes 5 person trap teams, 5 person skeet teams and 2 person hunt & cover teams. Teams are handicapped and divided into divisions of equal ability. Leagues are open to the public. Shoots are Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5 pm to 8:00 pm.
- League fees are $6 for members and $8 for non-member, per round. The mandatory sponsor fee is $10 per person, per event which is due no later than week 4. If you don’t have a team, don’t let that stop you – we will match you up with people of similar ability.
- 8 week fall league starting in September. Individual shooters usually shooting sporting clays in a Lewis format. Format subject to change. Shoots are Thursday nights from 5 pm to 8:00 pm.
- 8 week winter league consisting of 2 person hunt & cover and 5 stand teams on Thursday nights. Starts in January.
- In addition, any member can be certified and have their membership cards stamped for using the trap and skeet machines at any time that there is no league or event scheduled on the fields. To get certified, just show up on a league night or call the trap chairman to schedule a time to be instructed on these machines. Once you are certified, you can purchase birds at $13 per case from the caretakers and have them open the trap or skeet houses for you. You must use club birds, you can not bring your own to use in our machines. Do not place pick up birds in the machines.
- Prices subject to change. Shoots subject to change.
Vintage Military Rifle Match (VMRM)
2021 Vintage Military Matches Dates, Times and Rules
All events are on the 100/200 range; Time 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- Saturday April 24th, 2021 Vintage Military Rifle Match – Introduction to Vintage Miliatary Rifles. Learn history, operation, and dischargin weapon. More information to come.
- Saturday May 15th, 2021 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Bolt-Action).
- Saturday June 19th, 2021 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (DBCL Sandbag only Bolt-Action).
- Saturday July 17th, 2021 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (DBCL Sandbag only Semi-Auto).
- Saturday August 21st, 2021 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Bolt-Action Plus*).
- *The last 10 rounds of this match will be shot at 200 yards.
Following the Saturday August 21st, 2021 Match, we will all move over to the DBCL clubhouse for the VMRM appreciation Banquet.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
First relay begins at 8:00 a.m. after Range Safety "Course of Fire" announcement.
All matches are scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Uniforms not required.
Will be posted here the day after the event.
Rules for the Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Bolt-Action)
The match will be bench rest 50 rounds at 100 yards using the NRA SR21 and SR21C targets. Each string of 10 rounds will be fired in 5 minutes with 5 minutes in-between strings for scoring, and putting up new centers. Three sighters will be allowed before the first string of 10 with the lowest three hits on the target being dropped. For the final bolt-action match of the year the last string of 10 shots will be fired at 200 yards using the NRA MR-52 target. Spotting scopes are permitted. Ammo can be commercially purchased or handloads. Eye and Ear protection are required. Open bolt indicators must be used, and will be available at the range. As always, the decisions of the ranger officers are final. If you wish to shoot in more than one relay for score, you must shoot the additional relay with a different rifle.
Rules for the Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Semi-Auto)
The match will be bench rest 50 rounds at 100 yards using the NRA SR21 and SR21C targets. The first strings of 10 rounds will be fired in 5 minutes. The second string of 10 rounds will be fired in 4 minutes. The third string of 10 rounds will be fired in 3 minutes. The fourth and fifth strings of 10 rounds will be fired in 2 minutes. There will be 5 minutes between strings for scoring, and putting up new centers. Three sighters will be allowed before the first string of 10 with the lowest three hits on the target being dropped. Spotting scopes are permitted. Ammo can be commercially purchased or handloads. Eye and Ear protection are required. Open bolt indicators must be used and will be available at the range. As always, the decisions of the ranger officers are final. If you wish to shoot in more than one relay for score, you must shoot the additional relay with a different rifle.
Again for 2021 Rule for August 21st Bolt-Action Plus match. We are going to give everyone 15 minutes to complete the 4th and 5th strings of the relay. The extra 5 minutes will be considered a second prep period where you will be able to shoot 3 sighters at the 200 yard target. When scoring you should have 13 hits on your target. You will drop the three lowest hits.
There are four separate classes for the bolt-action matches. People in these classes will be competing only against the others in their class.
As Issued Class: Rifles must be bolt action, issued by any country to its military forces. The rifle must be as issued with no modifications of any kind. Faithful reproductions will also be allowed in this class.
As Issued Scoped Class: Rifles must be bolt action, issued by any country to its military forces. The rifle must be as issued with no modifications of any kind including original scope. Faithful reproductions will also be allowed in this class.
Open Class: Rifles must be bolt action, issued by any country to its military forces. The only thing that needs to be original is the receiver. All other modifications are allowed.
Open Scoped Class: Rifles must be bolt action, issued by any country to its military forces. The only thing that needs to be original is the receiver. All other modifications are allowed.
There are four separate classes for the semi-action matches. People in these classes will be competing only against the others in their class.
As Issued Class: The rifles must be Semi-Auto issued by any country to its military forces on or before 1956. The rifle must be as issued with no modifications of any kind. Faithful reproductions will also be allowed in this class.
As Issued Scoped Class: The rifles must be Semi-Auto issued by any country to its military forces on or before 1956. The rifle must be as issued with no modifications of any kind including original scope. Faithful reproductions will also be allowed in this class.
Open Class: Rifles must be Semi-Auto, issued by any country to its military forces on or before 1956. The only thing that needs to be original is the receiver. All other modifications are allowed.
Open Scoped Class: Rifles must be Semi-Auto, issued by any country to its military forces on or before 1956. The only thing that needs to be original is the receiver. All other modifications are allowed.
The 1956 date was chosen to prevent M14/M1A1 and AR-15/M16 rifles from being used in this match. A survey of shooters indicated to us that people did not want these rifles to be legal for this competition. If you have a question about your rifle please feel free to contact us at the numbers listed below.
We will keep a running total of shooters scores across all 4 matches this year. The top 3 shooters will be recognized at the VMRM pizza and beer party
Match fee will be $5.00 and we supply the targets. The matches are open to the public. Matches will be held rain or shine. We are constrained by time so a limited number of relays will be run.
Earn Work Hours
Reminder: 15 hours worked in a year reduces your annual membership fee. Each Friday before a scheduled match and the day of the match, work hours can be earned at the 100/200yd range.
Friday: 4:00 PM through 6:00 PM.
Saturday: 6:30 AM through 1:00 PM.
2 x 4s
The group is the result of an idea by the late Walt Marquardt, a longtime active member of Daniel Boone and a dedicated participant in the Hunter Safety Program. Walt was at the range one weekday in 1993 when he noted a lone shooter on the skeet field. The shooter’s wife was pulling targets for him, and it soon became apparent she had never done this before. Walt wondered if maybe there could be a listing of members who could contact each other when they wished to have company while shooting. He put an article in the Powderhorn and at the next club meeting several members expressed interest. They agreed to meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays, hence the name 2x4s.
Since that time, the group has grown and they now meet every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. An average of about twenty-five Daniel Boone members attend. They regularly shoot trap and skeet, play Sheepshead and periodically shoot running deer. The 2x4s run the rifle sight-in clinic on the weekdays on which it is held, in addition to other chores which are requested of them from time to time. All members of Daniel Boone are always welcome; come out and have some fun with us!
Three Gun Steel Matches
3 Gun – Cheap Shot
The basic course of fire is 6 stages of five 8"x 8" steel squares in 30 seconds or less. Unlimited ammo for 3 Gun and Cheap Shot.
Course of fire
- 25 yards – Shotgun with buckshot
- 25 yards – Center-fire handgun, strong hand only
- 50 yards – Center-fire handgun with two hands
- 75 yards – Shotgun with slugs
- 100 meters – Centerfire rifle standing only
- 200 meters – Centerfire rifle standing, kneeling, sitting or prone (NO Bipods or other added support)
Shooters or their spotters may be asked to reset hit targets out to 75 yards.
Any sights may be used.
SAFETY: Guns may only be loaded on the line at the command of the range officer. (This does not include pre-loading magazines that must NOT be put into the gun prior to the range officer’s command.) After shooting your string, you may not leave the line until your gun is certified empty & clear by the designated safety officer. Any guns or ammunition that the range officer deems unsafe will be removed from the event. Commands and decisions of the range officer are final. While anyone is down range, no one may handle an uncased firearm, but you may handle ammo and load magazines.
Range officer commands:
- To the firing line
- Load your weapons
- FIRE – 30 seconds
- CEASE FIRE
- Unload and show clear
- Case and rack
- Target reset
Member price for everyone JUST $5!
Ammo cost too much??
The "Cheap Shot". Bring a .22 rifle and shoot the whole thing for just a few bucks
contact Bruce Nelson.
Welcome to a new shooting sports opportunity that provides the beginning to a lifetime of enjoyment in the clay target sports. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, beginner or experienced, please come out and see what SCTP is all about.
Under the direction of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) provides school-age participants in grades 12 and under with the opportunity to showcase their competitive shooting skills and earn state and national recognition. The program is designed to instill in participants safe firearms handling, commitment, responsibility, leadership and teamwork
The season usually runs from February until mid July. Practices are held once or twice per month on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon, with some scheduled meets in between.
AIM is the official Youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA). Members of AIM will enjoy the thrill of shooting registered competition on a level playing field either as a team or an individual. The purpose of AIM for ATA is to provide a safe and positive experience with firearms for youth, elementary school through college age, which encourages good sportsmanship and personal responsibility through competition to make trapshooting a life-long avocation. "AIM" was created to instill the three elements of academics, integrity, and marksmanship in today’s youth, who are the future of our sport.
The AIM program was designed to grow with the youth, from elementary school through college, allowing them to compete with teams of like ability. Youth shooters will learn not only the fundamentals of trapshooting, but also; proper shooting etiquette, firearm safety and handling, and academic responsibility.
Classification by age group for AIM participants is as follows:
- 11 and under – Presub
- 12-14 — Sub-Junior
- 15-18 — Junior
- 18-20 – Graduates
- 18-23 – Collegiate
Become part of the Daniel Boone Conservation League team!
Practices are held from 10am to approximately 12pm
contact Steve Draeger.
Gallery provides an opportunity to compete in four position rifle matches using a .22 cal. rimfire target rifle. A typical match consists of 40 record shots, (10 record shots per position), with unlimited sighters. The matches are held indoors with targets set at a distance of 50 feet. The gallery season begins in October with a few nights for practice followed by weekly matches. The league continues through the winter concluding at the end of March.
High Power Rifle Matches
High Power Rifle
High Power Rifle has been shot in competition since the late 1800’s with the famed National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio the well-known focus of the shooting year.
A High Power match is shot from Prone, Sitting and Offhand (standing), with both slow and rapid fire stages. It often includes 50 rounds fired but can go up to 100.
Typically shot at 200-600 yards, we shoot on the 200 yard range with reduced size targets. (Learn to think of 200 yards as short range!)
The yearly DBCL New Shooters Match gives shooters a chance to try the sport.
DBCL members have the opportunity to just have fun shooting in local matches, or shoot at the State and National Matches including support of, and participate on, the WI State team at Camp Perry.
All matches are open to club members, guests, and non-members.
2021 Match Schedule, Click the links for details
- February 20, Firing starts at 9:00 AM: CMP As-Issued Iwo Jima Commemorative Rifle Match
- April 17, Firing starts at 8:00 AM: New Shooters Match
- April 21, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
- May 5, Firing starts at 5:00 and 6:00 PM: Offhand Club Match
- May 8, Firing starts at 9:00 AM: CMP As-Issued Military Rifle Match
- May 19, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
- June 2, Firing starts at 5:00 and 6:00 PM: Offhand Club Match
- June 16, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
- June 23, Firing starts at 5:00 and 6:00 PM: Offhand Club Match
- July 7, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
- July 21, Firing starts at 5:00 and 6:00 PM: Offhand Club Match
- August 11, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
- August 25, Firing starts at 5:00 and 6:00 PM: Offhand Club Match
- August 28, Firing starts at 9:00 AM: WI State Reduced Course Championship Match
- September 8, Firing starts at 5:00 PM: High Power Club Match
Hunter Rifle Silhouette
DBCL Hunter Rifle Silhouette Match - 200 Yard Range
The Hunter Rifle Silhouette Match is based on NRA Rifle Silhouette Rules, with adaptation to the DBCL 200 yard range. The HRS Match is focused on providing a challenging activity for the experienced shooter as well as a relaxed event for the less experienced and youth shooter. Friendly environments to meet your fellow club members, engage in friendly competition, develop skills, mentor a young or new shooter, and enjoy the outdoors. This match is a great reason to dust off your favorite or neglected hunting or plinking rifle.
This match is open to all DBCL members and non-members.
ALL RANGE SAFETY RULES will be observed. PLEASE read them, understand and follow them.
Dates and Times for 2021
- Sunday March 21st – 9AM to 2PM
- Sunday April 18th – 9AM to 2PM
- Sunday May 22nd – 9Am to 2PM
- Sunday June 20th – 9Am to 2PM
- Sunday July 18th – 9AM to 2PM
- Sunday August 22nd – 9Am to 2PM
- Sunday September 12th - 9AM to 2PM
- Sunday October 10th – 9Am to 2PM
Banquet 2PM to 4PM after last match in the bar, Pizza, Soda, Beer, and prizes
Hunter Rifle Silhouette Course of Fire
5 Standard Rifle Silhouette Targets are placed at 4 ranges.
Rim Fire, 3/8 scale: Chicks @ 25, Pigs @50, Turkeys @75 and Rams @100 (yards)
Center Fire, 1/2 scale: Chicks @ 50, Pigs @100, Turkeys @150 and Rams @200 (meters)
Hunter Rifle Silhouette Match
The shooter is allowed one shot at each silhouette target and up to 2-1/2 minutes at each range. All ranges except 200 meter must be shot OFF HAND. 200 meter targets may be shot off hand, sitting, kneeling or prone without mechanical rifle support. Match score: total silhouettes down. (4 sets of 5 targets, or 20 rounds)
Prairie Silhouette Match
This is a simulated Prairie Dog shoot, shot while standing, prone or seated at a bench. Shooting sticks, bipod or blocks/bags allowed. The shooter is allowed one shot at 5 silhouette targets at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range. Match score: total silhouettes down and total time. (4 sets of 5 targets, or 20 rounds)
Double Dog Dare Match ( a.k.a. D3)
This is an extended simulated Prairie Dog shoot, shot while standing, prone or seated at a bench. Shooting sticks, bipod or blocks/bags allowed. The shooter is allowed one shot at the first set of 5 silhouette targets at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range, a required magazine change, then shooting the second set of 5 silhouette targets at 4 ranges returning from farthest to nearest range. Match score: total silhouettes down and total time. (8 sets of 5 targets, or 40 rounds)
Any hunting or plinking rifle excluding magnum calibers, 22 magnums or 17 rim fires are allowed to shoot Centerfire targets. Any action types (bolt, single shot, semi auto, or lever) are allowed. You may compete with either iron sights or scope. Slings are allowed. PLEASE, NO PENETRATING AMMO, due to potential TARGET DAMAGE!
- All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
- Range bell and RED line rules MUST be followed at all times!
- All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench.
- ALL uncased Firearms must have a chamber flag inserted and magazine removed when not in use, Chamber flags are available and will be provided.
- Eye and ear protection is required for everyone during the HRS Match unless range bell in ON. Remember, we are shooting steel targets.
- All commands and decisions of Range Officer(s) are final.
- No handling of any uncased firearms while Range light and bell are ON or while anyone is down range.
- Firearms may only be loaded on firing line, at the command of the Range Officer(s).
- Magazines should be pre-loaded, but kept out of firearms until Range Officer(s) commands. You may load magazines while the range bell is on.
- Any firearms or ammunition that Range Safety Officer(s) deems unsafe will be removed from event. This includes ant steel core penetrating ammo.
- After shooting, you may leave the line only after your gun is verified empty and clear by a Range Officer. A chamber flag must be inserted before your firearm leaves the line.
Range Officer commands:
- "Shooter to the line" - Move into position at the shooting station.
- "You May Load" - Load your magazine or set up revolver rounds.
- "Shooter’s Ready?" - Acknowledge you are ready or request more preparation time.
- "Standby" - Position firearm in a shooting position.
- "FIRE" - Begin firing.
- "CEASE FIRE" - STOP firing and set firearm down with muzzle downrange.
- "Unload and show clear" - Remove magazine, empty chamber, lock action open. Present for verification.
- "Flag and Rack your Firearm" - Place chamber flag in chamber and firearm in the RACK.
- "Clear Station: - Clear station of ammunition, magazines etc. Move behind RED line.
- "Re-Set Targets" - Once Range light and bell are ON and range officer indicates; please assist in re-set targets.
Although no longer sanctioned by the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA), the program at Daniel Boone follows the rules and guidelines of that organization. Steel targets are set up at various distances, out to 200 meters, and shooters have two minutes to engage five targets and knock them over. The weights of the targets are such that the bullet must arrive at the target with sufficient weight and momentum to push the target over. For instance, fast .223's on the big bore targets don't consistently knock them over, and many times simply damage the targets. Targets for all the courses of fire are steel cut-outs of chickens, javelina, turkeys and Big Horn Sheep. Chickens are the closest target and are engaged first, followed by javelina (pigs), turkeys, and Big Horn Sheep (rams) at increasing distances. Each five shot string is separated by a brief cease fire of a few minutes. At the end of 10 shots, the line is made safe, and the targets are reset. Shooters must stand behind the red line, and no weapons may be handled during this time.
For an overall description of pistol silhouette, and a copy of the IHMSA rules, please go to IHMSA.org. Being a member of IHMSA is not required to shoot at DBCL.
There are four classifications for big bore. Production, Revolver, Unlimited, and Unlimited Any Sight. Production and Revolver are limited to weapons that are unmodified from factory configuration. The most popular Production gun is the Thompson Center Contender 10" break action single shot. Popular revolvers include the Dan Wesson series of revolver, Freedom Arms, and 8" Smith and Wesson to name a few. Popular cartridges for production and revolver include .44 magnum, 30/30, .357, 7MM TCU, and others. Factory loadings of 44 mag and 30//30 will take over the targets consistently, the same cannot be said for the .357 magnum. Hand loading is often necessary to get the heavier bullet weights for knock over power. Only iron sights are allowed.
Unlimited and Unlimited Any Sight are guns with barrel lengths out to 15". These are generally Remington XP100, Savage Striker, Thompson Center Contender 14", and other similar single shot pistols. Nearly all are wildcat cartridges that require hand loading. Some exceptions are the XP100 in 35 Remington, and the T/C Contender in 30/30 to name a couple. Unlimited requires the use of iron sights, and Unlimited Any Sight allows the addition of a scope, red dot or reflex sight.
In Big Bore, chickens are set at 50 yards, pigs at 100 yards, turkeys at 150 yards, and rams at 200 meters. Shooters may shoot standing, or prone (freestyle) in any safe position that does not provide an artificial rest for the pistol.
There are two classifications for Field Pistol. Field Pistol and Unlimited Any Sight Field Pistol. The course of fire is shot standing. Only production guns are allowed utilizing a straight wall case, or a 22 Hornet. The targets are half size of the big bore targets. Meaning half the height and half the width. Typical cartridges are .38 and .357, 9mm Para, .44 M, 30 carbine, and similar. Pistols used include the T/C Contender and longer barreled revolvers.
In Field Pistol, the chickens are set at 25 yards, the pigs at 50 yards, the turkeys at 75 yards, and the rams at 100.
Small bore has the same classifications as Big Bore. The cartridge is limited to .22 Rimfire. It may be shot standing and prone (freestyle). Production guns are generally single shot T/C's or semi auto, including the Browning Buck Mark and the Ruger semi auto pistols. Revolvers are any production 22 RF revolver that generally has a 8" or longer barrel. Unlimited can be an Anchutz or similar bolt action or a 14" TC Contender. All the above are shot with iron sights. Unlimited Any Sight is any gun with an optical sight, including scope, red dot or reflex style sight.
In Small Bore, the chickens are set at 25 yards, the pigs at 50 yards, the turkeys at 75 yards, and the rams at 100.
The Bordello course of fire is shot using Big Bore targets, at Field Pistol and Small Bore ranges. This is shot standing with any gun typically used for concealed carry. This may include 1911's, Semi Auto 9mm and .40 S&W with a 5" or shorter barrel. Any revolver with a 6", or less, barrel length may also be used. It is shot standing with iron sights. No sight settings are allowed.
Allowed variations to the course of fire
Since we are no longer sanctioned by IHMSA, the program chairs allow nearly any rifle, or pistol to be used on any of the courses as long as they are safe, and do not damage the targets. For big bore, we allow cast bullet rifles shot standing, or sitting off the bench, with or without sight adjustments. Open sights, or optics are also allowed. Jacketed bullets may be used out of a rifle if they are generally around 2000 fps, or less, and do not damage the targets. This could include a standard 30/30 hunting load or similar. The match directors will advise if a rifle/caliber combination will be allowed.
Pistol caliber carbines may be used on the Field Pistol, Bordello, or Big Bore, although a PCC cartridge will generally not have enough power to consistently knock down Big Bore targets past the pig line. However, turkeys and rams hit in the upper third of the target often will go down. A loaded to snot 10mm may take them over with more consistency, and we would love to see how a Hi Point 10mm Carbine works on the rams. Again, open sights or optics are allowed.
The cost to shoot a 40 round match in 2019 is $5.00 per gun. Help setting targets is appreciated, but not required.
The Tactical Challenge
This match will test your marksmanship skills as well as your time conservation ability. There will be 25 paper targets to hit with two rounds each at ranges of 25 to 50 yards. Most shooting will be done from "cover". That may sound easy enough but the kicker is that there will be "no shoot" targets to avoid and bonus targets within some of the regular targets. High score wins with your total time as the tie breaker. All this adds up to a challenging and action-packed match that should be fun for the novice as well as advanced shooters. We will change the match a little each time we run it just to keep things interesting. Everyone is welcome to give it a try!!
There will be a class for "Iron Sight only" and those with "Optical Sights". You’ll need a minimum of 50 rounds to complete the match…but bring more because misses will cost you double. Any "military type", semi-automatic center fire rifle or carbine should be competitive. Entry fee is $4.00. You need not arrive at 9am to be able to shoot and you can pre-register (just call Scott to pre-register for a certain time).
The Daniel Boone Conservation League hosts traditional Hunter Education classes periodically though out the year. Offerings are normally in the spring (March) and fall (September).
Students will be instructed following the “Today’s Hunter” workbook with a mixture of lecture based and hands on learning. We place a strong emphasis towards gun handling of the five typical action types. A field day usually featuring archery, trap, 22’s, black powder, running deer, tracking, and tree stand safety is a highlight of every class.
Classes are open to anyone by enrolling though the DNR’s “Go-Wild” website. To enroll through Go-Wild, the student will need a DNR nine-digit customer I.D. number (000-000-000). This number can be found on any previously purchased hunting or fishing license.
Check out the DBCL calendar for dates. You may contact Jason Duehring for details regarding upcoming classes and when, where and how to get enrolled.
Always remember the 4 basic rules of firearm safety:
T – Treat every firearm as if it were loaded
A – Always point your muzzle in a safe direction
B – Be sure of your target and what’s beyond
K – Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to fire
Wood Duck Nest Project
contact Steve Seibert.
The Wood Duck is often called Wisconsin’s most beautiful duck with its bright, multi-colored feathers. Wood Ducks can be found in bottomland hardwood forests, ponds, creeks, marshes and swamps. Wood ducks nest in tree cavities that they line with their soft, white downy feathers where they lay between 12 to 15 eggs. Soon after hatching, the young actually jump from the tree cavity when the female calls “weep, weep, weep,” and they all trek to the water together. Scarcity or availability of suitable nesting cavities can limit wood duck nesting even when most of the other habitat is present. Competition for the cavities from other animals (starlings, opossums, raccoons, owls, and other waterfowl) may reduce the number of them available for wood duck nesting. This also makes the wood ducks more vulnerable to predators.
Nest boxes have become a common sight in wetland areas to help the wood ducks find safe nesting places. They provide more protection from predators and studies have shown that the ducklings have a 75% better chance of survival if the boxes are mounted over water.
Daniel Boone Conservation League has over 300 acres of land. The property is set on glacial terrain that is the perfect habitat for wood ducks and other wildlife. In 2006, a project was started to install and maintain nest boxes on the DBCL property. The nest boxes are cleaned and the bedding is changed every year and an estimated hatch count is kept. The nest boxes have produced very well over the past years.
If you have any questions about the DBCL wood duck nest box project please contact Steve Seibert.
Winter War Memorial Match
Proposed date for late January/early February 2020 to be determined
More information: contact Jay Brown
Provide a short winter match to encourage member fellowship and marksmanship at a time when the club is not normally active with organized outdoor activities. We commemorate the historical struggle of Finnish independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in a winter setting.
2019 MATCH WINNERS - TEAM RUSSIA !!!
Keith Weller, John Lathrop, Dave Robinson, Tony Lay, Chris Lay
Participants must be members of Daniel Boone Conservation League. Team targets at 200, 100 & 50yds using period 7.62 x 54r (Mosin Nagant) bolt action rifle. Any Mosin-Nagant 1891 receiver or variant will be allowed. Including but not limited to Albania, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Poland, Russia and U.S. manufacture. As a team event, all rifles will be equal in advantage, mounted scopes are not permitted.
Random selection of 'Team Finland' and 'Team CCCP' by drawing card at sign-n. Bench assignment is also by draw - Benches 1 thru 7 will be set for CCCP and 8 thru 14 for Finland. Match is three relays with each relay targeted at different yardage. All targets will be preset before match and all scoring will be after last relay. Scoring will be by team only - not by individual. Winning team earns bragging rights for one year.
Review of procedures will be made prior to each relay to ensure proper safety.
Relay #1 - 10 shots at 100 yards in timespan of 5 minutes. Separate targets will be set for each bench. Club provided wooden bench rest - sand bag only. Team will use individually placed targets similar to VMRM setup. No practice sighter rounds will be allowed as sighter rounds were not permitted to CCCP troops during the Winter War.
Relay #2 - 5 shots at 200 yards in timespan of 5 minutes. Team CCCP will be firing on board #3 and team Finland firing on board #9. Club provided wooden bench rest - sand bag only.
Relay #3 - 5 shots at 50 yards in standing team volley. One target per team set at 50 yards to be fired upon with each round by commands Ready (empty chamber), Load, Aim Fire.
Only after completing all three relays will the targets be retrieved and brought to the clubhouse bar for scoring and announcing the winning team.
Targets for match will be VMRM style 100/200yard small bore. Future matches could explore period representative targets pending board approval.
contact Scott Buehler.
Indoor shooting is possible all year round. Archers can use both paper targets and be properly trained to use the video archery equipment. General shooting is free to Members.
The Indoor Archery League is very popular and runs from October through March. The first 8 weeks uses paper targets and the last 8 weeks is video. Shooting is done at a maximum distance of 20 yards in the Clubhouse basement. There are no teams, just individual shooting for fun.
League fees are $5/wk, both member and non-member, to cover the cost of targets.
Bench Rest Match
Sunday, April 28
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, September 15, followed by banquet in the bar until 6pm
- All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
- All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench.
- ALL uncased firearms must have a chamber flag inserted and magazine removed when not in use; Chamber flags are available and will be provided.
- Eye and ear protection is required for everyone during the BR Match unless range bell is ON.
- All commands and decisions of Range Office(s) are final.
- No handling of any uncased firearms while Range light and bell are ON or while anyone is down range.
- Firearms may only be loaded on firing line, at the command of the Range Officer(s).
- Magazines may be pre-loaded, but kept out of firearms until Range Officer(s) commands.
- Any firearms or ammunition that Range Safety Officer(s) deems unsafe will be removed from event.
- After shooting, do not leave the line until your gun is verified empty and clear by a Range Officer.