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Hunter Safety Update

Posted by Raymond Goin on April 10, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be holding an IDNR Hunter Safety FIELD DAY Saturday June 2. 10-5 PM. Lunch will be provided for the students.

Here is the information I got from the DNR:



Students need to take the online course at or

These are the 2 recognized vendors for the state of Illinois. Either website will give them the instruction they need. At the end of the course, the student/parent pays the $25 fee, and they can print out a certificate which they will need to show you BEFORE the class starts on June 2nd. The student can either bring it with them to the class or show you on their phone. You do not need to keep their certificate, you just need to see it.



Here is a link to the online hunter education page we have on the DNR website. It tells the student everything they need to know about the class and what to expect.

Class limited to 24 students. 


CMP Reminder

Posted by Raymond Goin on April 3, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Foosland Sportsmens Club

CMP Service Rifle Clinic for

Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military and

Modern Military Rifles

Date: Saturday April 7, 2018

Sunday August 26, 2018

Time: Clinic - 8:00am until noon. Match begins at 1:00pm

Registration: Pre-registration is required. $20 fee due at Clinic. Limit of 30 participants. Reserve the right to split

into two sessions if more than 30 registrants. Contact Jeff Porter for registration.


Foosland Sportsmens Club. Clinic and Match will be held at rifle range on Illinois Route 47, 4 miles North of US Route

136 near Fisher and Gibson City IL..

Clinic Program:

An Introduction to NRA/CMP Service Rifle Competition and Basic Marksmanship.

Service Rifles are the iron sighted and now scoped battle rifles that have been used by the US and

foreign military around the world. We will focus on the principles of shooting as they apply to Service

Rifles at known distance targets and CMP competition. The rifles most often used in competition are

the M-1 Garand, 1903 Springfield rifles, M1 carbines, M1A/M14 and AR-15 rifles. Many other iron

sight bolt action and semi-automatic rifles will fall into this category and can be used to compete.

This Clinic is being taught by a CMP Certified Master Instructor. The course will cover basic

marksmanship skills and specific details of Service Rifle competition including:

 CMP History and Current Programs

 Safety and Range Procedures

 Rifle and Equipment

 Technique of Firing Accurate Shots

 Prone, Sitting and Standing Positions

 Principles of Sight Adjustment

 Rapid Fire Techniques

 Garand Match Course of Fire

 Shooting a Match, Pulling Targets

 Live fire practice – 20 rounds minimum needed.

A limited number of AR-15, M1 Garand & 03 Springfield rifles will be available for use. A limited

amount of 30-06 ammo available for purchase at $30 / 40 rounds

Contact: Jeff Porter (217) 493-1041 after 6 p.m. or e-mail [email protected] for

more information.

Archery Clinic

Posted by Raymond Goin on March 31, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Foosland Sportsmens Club

Archery Clinic & Seminar

Beginners, Intermediate & Experienced

Men, Women Children



Date: Saturday April 14, 2018


Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am


Location: Foosland Sportsmans Club - Illinois 47 - 4 miles N of US Route 136


Program: Introduction to the basics of archery. Touching on all forms and disciplines. We will cover SAFETY, equipment, shooting techniques and how to select a proper setup for yourself. We have a nice range and the clinic will include actual shooting with instruction. We are hoping to make this a regular activity for the club and to perhaps establish a regular meeting and league competition if there is interest.


The clinic is being taught by experienced tournament and hunting archers with over 80 years combined experience. The club will have some loaner equipment on hand but please feel free to bring your own.



Contact Information: Bobby Ward [email protected] - 217-621-6690

[email protected] – 217-322-8561

Hope To See You There!


Trap shoots have started again

Posted by Raymond Goin on March 13, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonight was the start of this year's Trap shooting season. 6 shooters showed up to battle the wind and break a few clay birds. We will shoot again on the fourth Tuesday evening starting at 6PM. Hope to see you there.

Splatterboard this coming Sunday

Posted by Raymond Goin on February 8, 2018 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We will be holding our next to last Splatterboard of the Season this coming Sunday. breakfast starts at 6 AM The shoot will start at 8. Stick around for the ANNIE TOURNAMENT which will start about 10 or 10:30. 

Hope to see you there.

Derby price to increase

Posted by Raymond Goin on February 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting in March the cost for the derby will increase to $12. Due too rising costs, we have to increase our price. Hope to see you there.

New Year's day 2018

Posted by Raymond Goin on January 1, 2018 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Our 28th year to hold this event is in the books.

We started the day off with some furnace troubles, but got thing working as they should. We served 22 hearty folks Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Biscuits and Gravy. 

7 shoots and 2 Pie shoots were held. Brandon Thomas was drawn as the winner of the Micro-9 pistol.

Thanks to Ralph, Mike B, Brian, Layton, Tom W, Mike G, Tom W, Tricia, and Bobby W. Without their help, we couldn't have done this event.

Thanks and Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Baby It's COLD outside

Posted by Raymond Goin on December 29, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

     We will be hosting our 28th annual NEW YEAR'S DAY SPLATTERBOARD Shoot on Monday January 1, 2018.

     No matter the weather, no matter the temperature, We WILL be open and ready to serve you a hearty warm Breakfast and all of the coffee you can hold.

     Remember that we will also be holding the ANNIE TOURNAMENT starting around 10:30, or so. We might also shoot a DERBY if the crowd is there. We will be drawing the winner of the RAFFLE at noon.

     Come out and have some Chili while you wait your turn to shoot.

Hope to see you there.

Winter Gun Clinic announcement

Posted by Raymond Goin on December 26, 2017 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Foosland Sportsmen’s Club will be offering a break from the mid-winter cold. The Clinic will be conducted at the Foosland Sportsmen’s Club Clubhouse building at 12:00 PM on Sunday January 28. This year’s class will be consist of two very different topics.

Topic 1: Preparing for a Western US big game hunt.  

⦁ What to hunt and where to hunt.

⦁ Caliber selection.

⦁ Maximum point blank range of the rifle.

⦁ Using your duplex scope reticle for ranging and determining aiming points for distances up to 500 yards.  

⦁ Training your body to hunt in mountains. 





Topic 2: Assembly of an AR 15 upper receiver. 



Demonstration of the assembly of an AR-15 A2 upper receiver from a parts kit.

From this demonstration you will also learn the requirements and procedures for changing barrels, adding free float tubes, replacing hand guards, and other various customizations available for the AR-15.

Instruction is provided by club member and NRA High Master Class High Power shooter Jeff Porter. A $5 donation would be appreciated to offset expenses and training materials. Please feel free to direct questions about the Clinic to [email protected]

December Splatterboard

Posted by Raymond Goin on December 11, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We had 16 shoots this morning. 36 breakfasts were served.

We will be holding our next SPLATTERBOARD SHOOT on NEW YEARS DAY. Come out for breakfast and stay fpor the SPLATTERBOARD. We will also be drawing for our Raffle of the Micro-9 Pistol about Noon on January 1st.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Apr 25 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 29 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM