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November Splatterboard

Posted by Raymond Goin on November 16, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We served  40 people breakfast, on Sunday. Almost half of them ere Veterans. We held 20 Splatterboard shoots and 2 Pie shoots.

Hope to see you all on the 9th of December

Wednesday September 26 Meeting

Posted by Raymond Goin on September 13, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey Folks

     Our next monthly membership meeting will be held Wednesday September 26 at 7 PM. At this meeting we will start the process for our upcoming elections.

     The President will appoint a Committee of 5 members to start working on a slate of candidates to nominate at the October meeting.

     If you would like a chance to help lead OUR club in the future, please plan to attend the next couple meetings and get your name in the hat.

Splatterboard report

Posted by Raymond Goin on September 9, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The first Splatterboard of the season is in the books. We had 16 people join us for breakfast this morning. 11 Turkey Shoots and 2 Pie Shoots were held.

CMP Clinic & Match 2018

Posted by Raymond Goin on September 4, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning all,


First off allow me to thank each of you who attended the Fall 2018 Foosland SC CMP Service Rifle Clinic with us 26 August 2018. We had a nice attendance of first time and return attendees.


8 came for the clinic and live fire morning session. All but one remained to fire the JCG 30 course of fire.


We had a dry but very humid central IL day and were lucky enough to enjoy a full day of marksmanship skill learning and match shooting.


Thank you Ray Goin for lunch and to our Foosland Club leadership for having two yearly clinics and matches.

The air conditioned club house was welcome.


Thanks to our CMP official David Geisselman for being our CMP trained officer, Wayne, Tom, for setting up the range along with our youth shooters Leighton and Xavier.


Coaches Ron M, Wayne O, Dave G, Chris V and David D for helping our live fire clinic shooters and at match time as well. Without out these volunteers we would not have as much assistance for our new to service rifle shooters.

Thank you for paying it forward!!


We had a mix of rifles on the line, some fine marksmanship displayed as well. Below You will see the scores from Relay 1 and 2

9 shooters in relay 1 and 2 remained for relay 2


* David Dehaan set a new club record using his WOA AR optic to fire a fine 296/14x.David was only 3 short of a clean OH score.


**Congratulations go out to Chris Vail who is the Match Winner firing his M1 Garand to earn a Gold Medal with a score of 280/3x


Chris was very excited to earn the gold medal as he should be.


Photos are attached of the clinic and match.


Feel free to share this email is the event I have anyone's email address incorrect.


We look forward to the Spring 2019 Clinic. Hopefully Jeff Porter will be back at the helm of this ship but I appreciate the opportunity to step up more.


This club clinic is why I am hooked on Across the Course Service Rifle Competition and have been lucky enough to fire local, regional, state and National Matches with some the best people and highest level of rifle skill in the world.


Very best to all, may all your bad shots be 10's,



Scott Schneider





Competitor Rifle S/Prone R/Prone Offhand Total

Ron Metz AR optic 98/6 99/2 91/1 288/9

Noah Tilton AR optic 78/1 76/1 62/2 216/2

Rod Watkins M1a 89/1 77/0 76/0 242/1

Leighton Shipman AR Iron 65/0 69/2 52/1 186/3

David Dehaan AR optic 100/8 99/5 97/1 296/14 New Club Record AR optic

Mike McMahn AR optic 61/1 76/0 76/0 213/1

Chris Vail M1 98/2 95/1 87/0 280/3 Match Winner GOLD Medal

Justin Tatman Mini 14 76/0 86/1 44/0 206/1

Mark Tatman AR iron 84/0 76/0 54/0 214/0

Noah Tilton AK 47 optic 85/0 86/0 78/0 249/0

Jason Sunkel AR optic 92/2 89/0 81/1 262/3


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 for

more information.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Dec 26 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 1 at 6:00 AM - 12:01 PM
Tuesday, Jan 1 at 6:00 AM - 12:01 PM
Sunday, Jan 13 at 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM