Outdoor 3D Archery

Outdoor 3D Archery

More information:
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.

3D Archery League - 2022

The 3D archery league will run from April 24th through August 20th consisting of 18 rounds of competition. The course layout will be essentially unchanged with 32 targets, 16 of which will designate a round. The specific targets for each week will be posted on the bulletin board near the course entry. We will be using the Pacific Bow Butts field targets on August 20st and one prior evening to shoot round 18. This will provide an opportunity to enjoy some face-to-face competition. The only requirement for the league is all rounds must be completed by noon on August 20th, otherwise participants may complete rounds in sequence whenever they choose.

Scoring of total gross score will be tracked by 3-person team (top 2 of 3), Senior (over 65), adult male, adult female, teenager and child 12 and under. The targets are not suitable for crossbows; however, a 30-point handicap will be applied for anyone shooting recurve or straight bows. First place winners in all categories will receive a trophy and their fees returned.

Please fill out the league entry form and send to me preferably with the entire fee of $85 (members), $135 (non-members) or $50 (teenagers / children 12 & under).

All members may use the course without joining the league free of charge. A $8 fee for non-members when not participating in the league should be deposited in the cash box near entry to the course and must be accompanied by a member per club rules.

Season Setup

Course setup will be April 16th with rain day on the 23rd. Helpers meet at 8:00 a.m. in the lower parking lot to assist and earn work hours.

Last Season

The 2021 3D Archery league is now complete,  results are now available.

The Course

Only one arrow per target, and as usual, ABSOLUTELY NO broad heads are to be used on our 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.

See you on the course and have fun!

22 Silhouette League

22 Silhouette League

More information:
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.

AR15 League

AR15 League

More information:
contact Tom LaChe.

AR-15 Match dates for 2022

Matches will be held rain or shine

  • Sunday May 15th – 10AM to 2PM
  • Sunday June 12th – 10Am to 2PM
  • Sunday July 10th – 10AM to 2PM
  • Sunday August 14th - 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:

  1. No indiscriminate rapid fire, No full auto, No Bump stocks.
  2. Only AR-15 Rifles or their clones will be allowed for record scores
  3. There will be six clay targets on a board at approx. 60 yards. One point per hit.
  4. 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.
  5. The flying cross will make two complete passes with a 4 second delay at each end.
  6. The target on the cross is a 9"inch paper plate. One point per hit.
  7. There is also a 4" paper plate on the cross. Two points per hit.
  8. The combined scores of the paper plate targets and clay targets hit will be the score.
  9. There is no limit to magazine capacity. More than one magazine may be used.
  10. The shooter will pay an entry fee of three dollars.
  11. A shooter may enter as many times as he/she wants to record the best score.
  12. Any type of sights are allowed.
  13. Shooting will be done in the standing position only.
  14. The event will take place on the auxiliary range.
  15. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
  16. All un-cased rifles will be fitted with supplied safety flag except while competing.
  17. Participants are encouraged to assist in running the match and get Running Deer certification.
  18. The use of bullets larger than .223” is prohibited due to damage to the target stands.
  19. Matches will be held, rain or shine.

Procedure-Individual:

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.

Procedure-Two Man:

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.

Appleseed

Appleseed

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

Hand Gun Matches

More information:
contact Steven Key or contact Steven Dasher.

2022 Event dates:

  • May 21, 2022 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • June 18, 2022 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • July 16, 2022 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • August 20, 2022 – Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • September 17, 2022 – 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.

Divisions:

  1. Rimfire "Iron Sights" – all types of guns, semi auto or revolver.
  2. Rimfire "Optics" – Red Dots or Scopes, all types of guns.
  3. Centerfire Revolver - any sights.
  4. Centerfire Semi Auto - any sights.
  5. Compact – 3-1/2" or less barrel, iron/open sights only.
  6. Ladies Only Class (New 2020) – any type of guns, any sights.
    (Ladies can compete in regular divisions if they would prefer)

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Targets are only scored out to the 7" ring.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proceeds pay for targets and awards presented at end-of-season banquet.
  • Any excess proceeds will be returned to DBCL treasury at year end.

Match Safety:

  • 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:

  • "Shooter to the firing line" – Move into position at the shooting station.

First 5 Rounds

  • "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.

Second 5 Rounds

  • "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.

target sample target sample

Air Pistol and Rifle

Air Pistol and Rifle

Chairman, contact Eric Klumpp or contact Marty Hageman.

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

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 for trap and skeet are $7 for members and $10 for non-member per round.  Fee for hunt and cover are $8 for everyone. 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 $14 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.

Important links:

Trap Enrollment Form.

Interactive calendar.

Leagues & Results.

Vintage Military Rifle Match (VMRM)

Vintage Military Rifle Match (VMRM)

More information:
contact Tony Lay, contact Al Williamson, or contact Chris Lay.

2022 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 23rd, 2022 Vintage Military Rifle Match – Introduction to Vintage Military Rifles.  Learn history, operation, and discharging weapon.  Opportunity to experience shooting a Vintage Military Rifle.
  • Saturday May 21st, 2022 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Bolt-Action), Results posted after match.
  • Saturday June 18th, 2022 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (DBCL Sandbag only Bolt-Action), Results posted after match.
  • Saturday July 23rd, 2022 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (DBCL Sandbag only Semi-Auto), Results posted after match.
  • Saturday August 20th, 2022 Vintage Military Rifle Match – (Bolt-Action Plus*), Results posted after match.
  • *The last 10 rounds of this match will be shot at 200 yards.

Following the Saturday August 20th, 2022 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.

Match results:

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 2022 Rule for August 20th 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.

1956

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.

Top Shooters

We will keep a running total of shooters scores across all 4 matches this year. The top shooters will be recognized at the VMRM pizza and beer party

Fee information

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.  Youth under 18 years-old shoot free.

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.

Any Questions

Please  contact Tony Lay, contact Al Williamson, or contact Chris Lay with any questions.

2 x 4s

2 x 4s

More information:
contact Bill Schmitz or contact Steve Olson.

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

Three Gun Steel Matches

More information:
contact Dan Hurda or contact Steve Chula

3 Gun – Cheap Shot – 2 Cheap

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, Cheap Shot, and 2 Cheap.

The "Cheap Shot". Bring a .22 rifle and shoot the whole thing for just a few bucks.  -Or-  Be "2 Cheap". Bring a .22 pistol and a .22 rifle. Shoot the 25 and 50 yard plates with the .22 pistol and the rest with the .22 rifle.

Match dates for 2022 Season

Matches run from 9:00am - 2:00pm, with setup at 8:00am.
Sunday, April 10th.
Sunday, May 29th.
Sunday, June 26th.
Sunday, July 31st.
Sunday, August 25th.

NOTE: if you intend to arrive close to the end of the scheduled time, you should contact the match chair in advance, matches do occasionally end early.

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

PLEASE NOTE: if you intend to arrive close to the end of the scheduled time please contact the match chair in advance, matches do occasionally end early.

Scholastic Clays

Scholastic Clays

For more information: contact Chuck White.

Scholastic clays is a co-ed shooting sports opportunity that provides an entry into a lifetime of enjoyment in the clay target sports. If you are between the ages of 10 and 18, come out and see what scholastic clays is all about. No prior shooting experience is necessary and DBCL membership is not required to participate.

Under the direction of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) provides school-age participants in grades 12 and under with the opportunity to develop their competitive shooting skills and earn state and national recognition. The program is designed to instill safe firearms handling, commitment, responsibility, leadership and teamwork in all participants.

AIM is the official youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA). 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 activity. AIM was created to instill the elements of Academics, Integrity, and Marksmanship in today’s youth, who are the future of our sport. Youth shooters will learn the fundamentals of trapshooting, proper shooting etiquette, firearm safety, 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

The season runs from January until mid July. Practices are generally held twice per month on Saturdays from 8:00 am until noon. Scheduled conference meets in the Kettle Moraine Trapshooting Conference (KMTC) happen on Monday or Tuesday evenings from mid March to mid May. Our season wraps up with a team picnic and state shoots in June / July. Attendance at every practice and competition is not required so there is flexibility to fit this into your busy schedule.

Become part of the Daniel Boone Conservation League youth trap team!

Gallery League

Gallery League

More information:
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 Matches

More information:
contact Dave Andrew or contact Randy Holterman

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.

2022 Match Schedule, Click the links for details

Hunter Rifle Silhouette

Hunter Rifle Silhouette

More information:
contact Marty Hageman or contact Dan Berg.

This event is open to DBCL members and non-members. There are eight event dates. Attend as many or as few dates as you like, as this is not a league.

Our goal is to provide a Safe and Fun event for all participants. We are happy to talk you through the course of fire and answer any questions you may have.

DBCL Hunter Rifle Silhouette Match - 100/200 Yard Range

Hunter Rifle Silhouette is based on NRA Rifle Silhouette Rules with adaptation to the DBCL 100/200 yard range. There is a simulated Prairie option for shooters who prefer to shoot from a bench. (course of fire below)

HRS is focused on providing a challenging activity for the experienced shooter as well as a relaxed event for the less experienced and youth shooter. This event is a great reason to dust off your favorite or neglected hunting or plinking rifle. Come out and meet your fellow club members, mentor a young or new shooter, engage in friendly competition, develop skills, and enjoy the outdoors.

ALL RANGE SAFETY RULES will be observed. PLEASE read, understand and follow all DBCL Range safety rules. Remember: All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench with muzzle pointed down range.

Dates and Times for 2022

  • Sunday March 27th – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday April 24th – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday May 22nd – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday June 12th – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday July 24th – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday August 21st – 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday September 18th - 9AM to 2PM
  • Sunday October 9th – 9AM to 2PM
    October 9th - 2PM to 4PM Banquet with Pizza, Soda, Beer, and Prizes in the Bar.

 Center-fire rams at 200 meters

Hunter Rifle Silhouette Targets

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)

Rim-fire turkeys at 75 yards

Hunter Rifle Silhouette

The shooter is allowed one shot at each silhouette and up to 2-1/2 minutes at each set of 5 silhouettes. Shooting at all ranges except 200 meter must be OFF HAND. 200 meter silhouettes may be shot off hand, sitting, kneeling or prone, without mechanical rifle support. (4 sets of 5 silhouettes, 20 rounds required)

Match score: total silhouettes down.

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 each silhouette at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range. (4 sets of 5 silhouettes, 20 rounds required)

Match score: total silhouettes down and total time.

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 each the silhouette at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range, a required magazine change, then shooting a second set of the silhouettes at 4 ranges returning from farthest to nearest range. (8 sets of 5 silhouettes, 40 rounds required per match)

Match score: total silhouettes down and total time.

Firearms Allowed

Any action types (bolt, single shot, semi auto, or lever) are allowed. You may compete with either iron sights or scope. Use of slings is allowed. 22-WMR and 17-HMR rifles are allowed, but must shoot Centerfire silhouettes.

PLEASE, NO PENETRATING AMMO or CENTERFIRE MAGNUM CALIBERS due to silhouette DAMAGE!


HRS Safety

  • All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
  • Range bell and RED line rules MUST be followed at all times!• No handling of any uncased firearms while Range light and bell are ON or while anyone is down range.
  • All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench with muzzle pointed down range.
  • ALL uncased Firearms must have a chamber flag inserted and detachable magazine removed when not in use, Chamber flags are available and will be provided.
  • We are shooting steel silhouettes. Eye and ear protection are required to be used by everyone during HRS unless range bell in ON. (all shooters and spectators)
  • All decisions of Range Officer(s) are final.
  • Firearms may only be loaded on firing line and at the command of a Range Officer.
  • Magazines should be pre-loaded before your round, but must be kept out of firearms until the Range Officer command to LOAD. You may pre-load removable magazines behind red line at any time, including while the range bell is on.
  • Any firearms or ammunition a Range Safety Officer deems unsafe will be removed from event. This includes any steel core ammo. (silhouette damage)
  • After shooting your round, you may leave the line only if your rifle is empty and clear with detachable magazine removed as verified by a Range Officer. Chamber flag must be inserted before your firearm leaves the firing line.

Range Officer commands:

  • "Shooter to the line" - Move into position at the assigned shooting station.• "You May Load" - Load your magazine or set up individual rounds.
  • "Shooter Ready?" - Acknowledge you are ready or request more preparation time.
  • "Standby" - Position firearm in a shooting position.
  • "Fire" – You may begin firing.
  • "CEASE FIRE" - Stop firing and set firearm on bench with muzzle pointed downrange.
  • "Unload and show clear" - Remove magazine, empty chamber, lock action open. Show to Range Officer for verification.
  • "Flag and Rack" - Place chamber flag in chamber then place firearm in a rack.
  • "Clear Station: - Clear station of ammunition, magazines etc. Move behind RED line.
  • "Re-Set" - When Range bell is turned ON, please assist with silhouette re-set.

Our goal is to provide a Safe and Fun event for all participants. We are happy to talk you through the course of fire and answer any questions you may have.

Pistol Silhouette

Pistol Silhouette

More information:
contact Martin Sutliff or contact Paul Frank.

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.

Big Bore

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.

Field 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

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.

Bordello

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

The Tactical Challenge

More information:
contact Dan Hurda or contact Marty Hageman.

The Tactical Challenge Match is focused on providing a challenging activity for the experienced shooter and a training/practice event for the less experienced and youth shooter. Meet your fellow club members, develop skills, engage in friendly competition, mentor a young or new shooter. Match FEE: 2 rounds for $5.00.

This match is open to DBCL members and non-members.

ALL RANGE SAFETY RULES will be observed. PLEASE read, understand and follow them.

Carbine Only: 46 carbine rounds of Rimfire, or Centerfire needed.
Multi-Gun (Pistol and Carbine): 31 carbine rounds and 12 Pistol rounds of Rimfire, or Centerfire needed.

Targets

Tactical challenge targetThere are six block target boards, each with a 9-inch CENTER paper plate and a 6-inch TOP paper plate.  Targets are arranged from 15 yards to 65 yards. There may be RED (no hit) plates randomly placed.  There is a bonus clay target set at 75 yards.


Target Engagement

Targets must be engaged in the prescribed sequence and order from three shooting stations.  Each Target Board engaged with two rounds into the center 9-inch plate and one round into the 6-inch top plate.  The Clay target engaged with one round fired at the 4-inch CLAY.


Tactical challenge range

Scoring

This is a timed match. Score will be TOTAL TIME, +penalties, -bonus.
There will be a 5 second penalty added to your time for each MISSED shot.
There will be a 10 second penalty added to your time for each hit on a RED (no hit) plate.
There will be a 10 second penalty added to your time for each position shot out of order.
There will be a 15 second bonus deducted from your time for a Clay target hit.

Schedule - Tactical Challenge 2022

All matches: 8 am Set-up, 9-2pm Match
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hunter Education

Hunter Education

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

Wood Duck Nest Project

More information:
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.

Wood Duck Pair

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.

Nest Box

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.

Wood Duck Nest Box

Wood Duck Nest Box

Wood Duck Nest Box

DBCL Wood Duck Nest Box Yearly Results.

DBCL Wood Duck Nest Box Project Ledger.

If you have any questions about the DBCL wood duck nest box project please contact Steve Seibert.

Indoor Archery

Indoor Archery

More information:
contact Jeff Larsen or contact Blair Rogacki.

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

Bench Rest Match

More information: contact Eric Klumpp
or contact Dave Mersfelder.

So you like to shoot a .22 rifle at 50 yards with a huge scope, then you'll enjoy Bench Rest. You'll have 10 minutes to shoot 20 rounds at fly-sized targets with all the sighters you need.
 
All shooting will be performed with support as needed from a bench.
All rifles must be in safe operating condition.
Standard (heavy rifles) may be as heavy as you can carry.
Rifle front and rear shooting rests are suggested for support.
Only rimfire .22 or .17 ammunition may be used.
 
Two targets-$5.00
Kids under 16 get two free targets.
 

Schedule 2019

9:00am-2:00pm, 50M

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

MATCH SAFETY

  1. All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
  2. All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench.
  3. ALL uncased firearms must have a chamber flag inserted and magazine removed when not in use; Chamber flags are available and will be provided.
  4. Eye and ear protection is required for everyone during the BR Match unless range bell is ON.
  5. All commands and decisions of Range Office(s) are final.
  6. No handling of any uncased firearms while Range light and bell are ON or while anyone is down range.
  7. Firearms may only be loaded on firing line, at the command of the Range Officer(s).
  8. Magazines may be pre-loaded, but kept out of firearms until Range Officer(s) commands.
  9. Any firearms or ammunition that Range Safety Officer(s) deems unsafe will be removed from event.
  10. After shooting, do not leave the line until your gun is verified empty and clear by a Range Officer. 
 

A Girl And A Gun

A Girl And A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has over 6,500 members in all 50 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 190 ranges throughout the nation.

In 2022, AG & AG will be hosting its 10th Annual National Training Conference at Cameo Shooting Center near Grand Junction, CO. This event will again welcome nearly 600 people on site for a week of training sessions. Topics include shooting fundamentals, advanced marksmanship, concealed carry, vehicle defense, competition, archery, precision rifle, sporting clays, knife defense, gun maintenance, legal topics, and more.

In 2020 A Girl & A Gun hosted the first-ever all-women’s Sporting Clays Championship. More than 100 women participate at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS. Events will include sporting clays, 5-stand, trap, and training clinics for those new to shotgun sports. In 2022 A Girl & A gun will be hosting the first ever Sniper School for women only at Cameo Precision Range in Grand Junctino, CO allowing them to shoot out to 2,003 yards!

If you are interested in becoming a part of this amazing organization, please contact Jill Marton.