Foosland Sportsmens Club


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Posted by Raymond Goin on June 26, 2018 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Doug Rokke winner of The Friends of the NRA Revolver, Ruger Vaquero drawing. Be sure to enter for the New Year’s Day drawing for the Kimber .45 ACP see Club for entry.

We had between 40 and 50 come out and enjoy the fellowship at the club on Sunday. The weather could not have been much better for us to be out and about.

 Special thanks to Jerry Minion for the use of his custom built cooker. It worked like a charm. We cooked a 90# Whole Hog for the noon time meal.

Thank you also goes out to Ken, Ralph, Tom, Ken, Dawn, Ron, Jim, Rod, and anyone else I have forgotten. Thank you all for making OUR Club what it is today!

Hunter Safety Update 6/2/18

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

We had 12 students attend the IDNR Hunter safety Field day Saturday at the Sportsmens Club. A big THANK YOU to Curt Sinclair, Tom Bates, Ken Kinder, Rod Watkins, Ralph Jones, Mike Bock and Leighton. CCPF provided the beverages for the class. Lunch was provided for those in attending the FIELD DAY.


Posted by Raymond Goin on May 25, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We will hold our MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DAY Sunday June 24. Starting at 10 AM. Lunch will be provided. Come on out and ENJOY YOUR CLUB! 

Hope to see you there


Posted by Raymond Goin on April 30, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We have moved the ANNIE TOURNAMENT to this coming Sunday May 6th. Due to Mother's Day next weekend. 

Shoot starts about 10 o'clock Lunch to be served.

Hope to see you there.

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.