These rules may be downloaded as a PDF here.
These regulations are adopted and published for the purpose of establishing standards to govern activities on and within the club premises in order to ensure that such events are conducted in a safe and responsible manner. VIOLATORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF RANGE ACCESS
Mt. Adams Fish and Game Club Safety Rules
THESE REGULATIONS ARE ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING STANDARDS GOVERNING SHOOTING ON THE CLUB PREMISES, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT SUCH EVENTS ARE CONDUCTED IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER.
- Hours: 10:00 a.m. to sunset.
- Emergency communications: The senior officer at any scheduled shooting event, shall have available to him/her, a telephone or other means of emergency communication sufficient to allow immediate contact with emergency medical services, police, and/or fire department. It is recommended that any member using the premises, particularly if alone, provide a means of emergency communication.
- First aid: The Mount Adams Fish and Game Club (MAFGC) shall keep on the premises, and maintain an adequate first aid kit for emergency medical treatment. First aid kits are located in the meeting hall on the wall and in the outdoor shooting house.
- Red Flag/Cease fire command: When the Red Flag/Sign appears at the trap house, or the cease fire command or a whistle is sounded on any firing range, all shooters will cease fire and unload their weapons/firearms, leaving the actions open, until permission to continue is given by the senior officer.
- All firearms on the club grounds will be empty of cartridges, except on the designated firing lines. On the firing line, firearms will be unloaded, actions open, unless actually being fired. Use of chamber flags is recommended for shotguns and rifles where appropriate.
- Members must legibly sign in and out on the log for each range they use. The logs are to be found on clipboards in the main meeting room and in the outdoor shooting house.
- Members may bring guests. Members must accompany their guests and assume responsibility for the conduct of their guest. Members must legibly register all shooting guests on the log for each range they use. Other than immediate family, guests are limited to two (2) visits to the club, regardless of who is hosting them. After that they are expected to join the club, All non-members will be in the company of their host.
- Observe the 10mph speed limit on the access road; 5mph as you enter in the parking lot. Watch for the flashing light on the building signifying the pistol range is hot, or for activity on the rifle or skeet range.
- Non shooters must stay behind the firing line when shooting is in progress, with the exception of the person(s) in the trap house feeding the clay thrower.
- Whenever anyone is forward of the firing line, all firearms will be empty of cartridges, actions open, and racked or benched. Do not handle any firearms for any reason.
- Firing is permitted only from the designated firing points. Only paper or clay/bio degradable targets may be used (no cans, bottles, rocks, or detonating targets!) Targets are to be placed in such a manor that positions them in the center of the frame, in a location essentially straight ahead, down range from the firing point being used. When posting targets, stay on the trails, stairs and roads. Do not climb banks or berms.
- Firearms must be pointed downrange when loading. All firing must be directed downrange, essentially straight ahead from the firing point. All bullets must impact the appropriate impact berms.
- When finished, clean up your firing area. Pick up your cartridge cases, and retrieve your targets.
- Tracer and Incendiary ammunition is not allowed. (SEASON DEPENDENT)
- Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on, or adjacent to active firing lines. No handling of firearms allowed after consumption of alcoholic beverages.
NO DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED!!!
- No indoor shooting while there is an outdoor event in progress. The side walls of the pistol range are not armored.
- Two person rule: Having another person with you is highly recommended when using any firearm, but not mandatory unless utilizing the trap house.
- Members must be safety conscious at all times, and correct any unsafe practices. It is recommended that all shooters and all observers wear eye and ear protection when there are active shooters present.
- Members on the firing line must suspend firing while people or vehicles enter the parking lot if they are in front of the current firing line.
- Any member that identifies or observes an unsafe situation or condition is encouraged to actively address the concern or notify either the Board of directors, an Officer, or the club Stewards.
- Any member and their guests using the MAFGC will be at their own risk and will not hold MAFGC responsible for any damage to equipment, accidents, injury or death.
VIOLATORS OF MAGFC RULES AND/OR BYLAWS ARE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION/TERMINATION OF RANGE ACCESS, AND POSSIBLE MEMBERSHIP REVOCATION.
Indoor Range Allowed Calibers
The following calibers are not acceptable for use at the indoor range:
- All calibers above .44 Magnum or greater than 1200 ft lb of energy
- All rifle cartridges
- All shotgun shells
Always observe the four rules of firearm safety, also known as Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety:
- Rule 1: always treat guns as though they are loaded
- Rule 2: never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy
- Rule 3: keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
- Rule 4: be sure of your target and what lies behind it