Welcome to Claybird!

Claybird Gun Club is a not-for-profit club located in Exeter, Ontario that caters to those with interests in fishing, hunting, and sport shooting. Guests are welcome, and we are currently accepting new members. Thanks for visiting!

20 September 2012

100 Yard Rifle Range Open!

Our range has been officially approved by the CFO. All requested changes to our facility have been completed and members can start using the 100 yard rifle range.

Because we have a range without a 2.5 meter high berm down each side, discharging firearms is done from a fixed firing position bench with shooting ports. I have tried this bench and can tell you that it’s a very comfortable rest to use; you will not feel constrained in any way. The shooting ports are padded to protect rifle barrels from any potential damage and downrange there are 6 target boards made of plywood.

This range is bound to be very popular and it is my hope that members will be mindful of other people waiting to use it. With 6 target boards, it would be easy to give 3 people, 2 targets each and take turns. This allows more members the ability to shoot.

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18 September 2012

Fall BBQ and Raffle Draw

We had an excellent turnout for the fall BBQ. The perfect weather and keen shooters had both our trap fields active and the handgun range remained busy throughout the day. The skeet shooters found an opening to get a few rounds in. An exquisite dinner was served at 4.30. Many thanks to the volunteers who prepared the food and to all members who brought salads and desserts.

The annual raffle draw was held after dinner and below are the names of the lucky winners:

  1. Stephen A – Marlin 45/70 Guide Gun
  2. Adam K – GPS
  3. Steve M – Gun Cabinet
  4. Roger S – Gun Case
  5. Randy M – Gift Certificate
  6. John B – ATV Helmet
  7. Chris D – Fishing combo

Thanks also to Shaine and Kim who donated lots of items for the consolation draw. It seemed like everyone walked away with a prize.

Thanks also to all the donors of the prizes for the main draw. You are what make this a successful event.

05 September 2012

Letter from the Vice President

All members of Claybird Gun Club are asked to please read the following letter from our vice president, Doug Moure:

Hello Claybird Members,
Due to the unfortunate lack of participation in the August handgun competition, we have decided to reschedule the event to Sunday, September 23rd. The event will start at 10:00AM and run until approximately 3:00PM. The cost is $35 to compete in both centre fire and rim fire or $20 to compete in one of these categories. In each category you will fire 50 rounds.
Volunteers are needed to assist with score keeping, changing targets, and preparing lunch. If you are willing and able to help, please contact Doug Moore via email at dougmoore1964@msn.com or call 519-264-3101.
Your event organizers go to a lot of work to put on these events and your participation is needed to make them a success. If you are able to attend please do.
Doug Moore
Vice President
Claybird Gun Club

22 August 2012

Handgun Shoot Rescheduled

Due to poor weather on August 12th, the Handgun Marksman Shoot has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 23rd, 2012. We hope to see all our handgun enthusiasts at the club by 9:30 AM. View the original event flyer…