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The Damascus Wildlife Rangers are the oldest operating Cowboy Action Shooting™ club in Md.
2014 is our 17th Year!

All proceeds, from the Cowboy Action Shoots, are donated to the Wildlife Achievement Chapter, Inc.,
of the Izaak Walton League of America, to help support their conservation and community projects in the Damascus area.


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  WHAT IS COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING?  

Cowboy Action Shooting™ is a shooting sport created in 1982 by a few gentlemen now know as the Wild Bunch. In 1987 they officially formed the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Originally based in Yorba Linda, California, SASS eventually moved their operation to Founders Ranch in New Mexico. SASS is the largest and most widely accepted organization for western style shooting. The Damascus Wildlife Rangers are SASS affiliated and we use SASS rules. We are sponsored by the Wildlife Achievement Chapter  Inc. of the Izaak Walton League of America. All of our proceeds are donated to the Izaak Walton League.

The sport recreates life in the old west through shooting courses of fire (called stages) designed to depict a movie scene, an old west historical shootout or just someone's idea of how it may have been in the late 1800's. For obvious safety reasons, it is highly recommended that shooters a have previous shooting experience and be familiar with the safe operation of single action revolvers, rifles and shotguns. A Cowboy Action Shooting competition is not the venue to receive your initial firearms training.


To add to the "fantasy" experience, all shooters are required to wear some form of period dress.  Typically, long pants (or dresses for the ladies), boots, cowboy hat and shirts with long sleeves. No shorts, ball caps or advertising is permitted on any clothing. For firearms, you will need two single action pistols, a lever action rifle (in a pistol caliber) and a side by side shotgun (without ejectors) or a Winchester model 1897 pump shotgun (or reproduction) with an exposed hammer.  Guns generally must be designed prior to 1900 but modern versions like the Ruger Blackhawk & Vaquero or Colt clones are acceptable. You will need holsters and a carrier for shotshells. All bullets are lead only and have feet per second requirements.

But, most importantly, you will need and Alias!  Pick a name that fits your personality, job, chosen western character or one that just sounds good.  If you join SASS (we highly recommend that you do), they will issue you a badge (with your personal SASS member number) and register your alias.  Your alias is unique to you and is never duplicated. Be prepared to change your original choice for an alias, it may have already been taken. Joining SASS or the Damascus Wildlife Rangers is not a requirement to shoot in our monthly matches. However, SASS membership is required for SASS sanctioned, state level and above, matches.

As you participate in the sport you will learn there is a rule called "The Spirit Of The Game.  This rule is the foundation of Cowboy Action Shooting.  "The Spirit Of The Game" signifies that we are participating for FUN. Because there are no prizes for winning a match, the incentive to play is FUN.  If you are willing to sacrifice FUN for a victory, then this is not the game for you.  The only prize is to have bragging rights over your pardners until the next match.

Complete SASS Rules are available in one of their
SASS Handbooks. If you are interested in participating, the best way to learn more is by visiting the SASS web site and going to watch a Cowboy Action Shooting monthly match or two.  All clubs welcome visitors and are eager to explain what is involved. Bring eye and ear protection.

You will find that Cowboy Action Shooters are the friendliest folks on the planet.  Because we all share a fondness for the old west and the firearms of the time, we have an immediate bond that expands into long term friendships. For additional information contact the Single Action Shooting Society 1-877-411-7277 or Maryland Territorial Governor Chuck Crooks AKA Chuckaroo 301-831-9666.

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New Cowboy Shooter Clinics
The next new cowboy shooter clinic, at Damascus, will be
in the spring of 2015. new dates for 2015 will be posted by October 2014. Class size is limited (20 shooting students), and seats are on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-registration is required.  APPLICATION.

You can fill out the application while viewing it on your PC and then print it. You can make yourself a copy and I will be able to read the one you send me!

The purpose of the clinics is to introduce the sport to potential enthusiasts who'd like to give it a try without "the whole world watching." Though playing the game under the watchful eye of the Range Officer and their timer is part of the fun, that can be a little intimidating if you're new at it. SAFETY and fun are the real focus of the sport, and we'd like to be sure everyone gets off to the right start. Students will learn how the game is played, hear the SASS rules, see the equipment and accessories that are required, and get a chance to try out the range of firearms that are appropriate to the sport. A history of the sport is included in the classroom portion. You can look at the Clinic Outline to see what's covered.  Atlantic Guns and the Damascus Wildlife Rangers provide all equipment and ammo, if students do not have their own yet.  Each person will get the chance to shoot real cowboy hoglegs, a scatter gun and lever action rifle! You will feel the fear of that dang buzzer and learn what real brain fade is like!


The clinics are not meant to be initial firearms training. Students must already be familiar with the safe use and unassisted loading of revolvers, rifles and shotguns. If you do not have experience, you can take the classroom portion but, you can only observe the live fire portion.  For additional information contact Chuckaroo 301-831-9666. You will be required to complete a waiver that includes your experience competency in order to participate in the shooting portion.  Having fired a gun sometime in your life, is not sufficient experience with firearms in order to participate in the live fire portion of the class..
 

Many thanks to Atlantic Guns for again providing all of the clinic ammo! Many thanks to the following volunteers that assisted with the August 2014 clinic, Sagebrush Kid, JR Gomez, Mt Airy Undertaker, Snapshot Sandy, Annie Jean Oakley, Catoctin, Short Toe Steve, Judge RC Colt, Red Eyed Kid, Sassy Buttons & Bows and Schooner.

 
LISTING OF NEW SHOOTER CLINIC CLASSES IN THE AREA (Subject to change)
DATE LOCATION CLUB CONTACT NAME & E-Mail CONTACT  PHONE
03-09-14 Damascus, MD Wildlife Rangers Chuckaroo 301-831-9666
???? Spring Grove, PA The Jefferson Outlaws  Colt Starbucks 410-902-7939
03-29-14 Sudlersville, MD Eas'dern Shore Renegades Teton Tracy 302- 378-7854
08-10-14 Damascus, MD Wildlife Rangers Chuckaroo 301-831-9666

Scores For All DWR Matches Are Archived
Our Match Scores section now has every score from every match we have ever had with the Damascus Wildlife Rangers. That includes scores from our very first match in March 1998, to present. It is interesting to see how the categories have increased, and how many more ladies and youngsters are participating.  


The Damascus Wildlife Rangers Stages Are On The Web!
Those that have been looking at the next months stages are certainly aware that we have been looking at the same stages almost all year.  Due to our continued bad luck with the weather, we have had to regroup each month,  with new stages at the last minute.  Therefore, I will start posting stages the WEEK before instead of the full month.  Look for the next months stages in time to get ready for the next months match. August 2014 stages.  Maybe this will change our bad luck!   Roo   .

E-Mail List
The Damascus Wildlife Rangers has a large, optional, e-mail list that is used to inform its members and participating non-members about Cowboy Action Shooting news for our club and other clubs in the area.

Information about Cowboy Action in the Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania areas will be sent out weekly, as reminders of upcoming events and activities. The subject title will be in ALL CAPS and it will be obvious that it is from us. The weekly reminders will be titled, "COWBOY THIS WEEK."

All addresses are hidden, except for the recipient, and the list is not used for any other purpose.  It is not used to broadcast junk mail or items not associated with the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™.  If you would like to be added or deleted from the list, please e-mail Chuckaroo and request to be "Added or deleted" from the "Cowboy E-mail" list.  Care is taken to enter the e-mail address that the shooters place on their match registration forms.  Unfortunately, some addresses are incorrect, or unreadable.  

If an address is returned, as undeliverable two times, it will be deleted from the list. This includes "full" mailboxes more than three times.  If you are not getting weekly reminders about upcoming shoots and events, please submit your address again via e-mail.

Many corporate and government servers do not allow incoming bulk bail, (like our mailing list) and they will block them. If you are not getting mail from us, at least one a week, the odds are it is being blocked by your employer. You are better off using a home E-mail address for uninterrupted service.

Some Spam Blockers will return E-mail to us. If this happens two times in a month, your address will be deleted from the list. Other Spam controls will place bulk mail in your Spam folder, so check for re-routed E-mails and, if possible, add WildlifeRangers@aol.com to your accepted E-mail listings. - Chuckaroo

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Important

The Wildlife Achievement Chapter Inc., of the Izaak Walton League of America, in Damascus Md., is the host club for the Cowboy Action Shoots. Being a member of this Izaak Walton League is not a requirement for participation in the regular shoots however, we are open for new members. SASS Rules (Single Action Shooting Society) apply to all shoots and new Cowboy shooters are welcome to join in on the fun! You must be in costume! No Sneakers or ball caps allowed.  We will maintain the "Spirit of the Game."  The undeniable attraction to the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting is participating in a group shootin' activity where winning  is not the main goal. Having fun, shootin' old time shootin' irons and razzin' your fellow pardners is really what it's all about.  If you are the type that is willing to sacrifice fun for a victory, then you haven't embraced the "Spirit of the Game" and should consider a different form of shooting competition.
   
Remember the motto " No target is too close or so large that it can't be missed " and the slogan " It's not how good you shoot, it's how good you look shootin'. "

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Our shoot schedule is the 4th Saturday of the month from March thru November
June is our "Thunder Valley Days" annual match & the
SASS MD State Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting™

This match is by pre registration only and requires that all shooters are current SASS members.

All other regular monthly matches are the fourth Saturday (March thru November). Registration starts at 8:00 AM and closes at 9:15 AM (promptly), the mandatory safety meeting is at 9:45 AM and the shoot begins at 10:00 AM.  You do not have to be a member of the Izaak Walton League or SASS to participate in a monthly match. (The State Championship requires SASS Membership). Members of the Wildlife Achievement Club Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America are automatically members of the "Damascus Wildlife Rangers". The monthly match cost to members is $5.00 and non-members $10.00. For vendors, we have free outdoor vendors spaces on a first come first serve basis. Vendors, contact  Chuckaroo for additional information.   Lunch, for a nominal fee, will be available on Saturday and prepared by our Boy Scout Troop 945. Set up will be the Friday before each match at 1:00 PM, please help with set up if you can. The IWLA-WAC rifle and pistol ranges will be closed from set up on Friday at 1:00 PM through clean up of the match on Saturday around 4:00 PM.  

Visitors are welcome at all matches at no charge. You do need to bring ear and eye protection. No visitor pets are allowed.

All shooters and spectators are required to use ear and eye protection.

If you are not sure of the rules, contact Chuckaroo BEFORE the match date! Participants must have cowboy hat, boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants, proper firearms, holsters and an Alias to be able to shoot.  No sneakers, ball caps or clothing logos!!! All matches are held Rain or Shine. We follow SASS Rules and their "Spirit of the Game." All SASS Rules are in the SASS Handbooks available on line.

This is not the sport to learn how to shoot a firearm.  
Newcomers to Cowboy Shooting are certainly welcome however, you MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE using pistols,
rifles and shotguns BEFORE attempting to participate in a Cowboy Action Shooting™ match.

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Area Cowboy Club Shooting Schedules

It is a good idea to verify shoot information with the club contacts provided, or by checking their web site.
Most clubs have directions on their web site. Visitors are welcome at all events at no charge,
please bring ear and eye protection.
Some clubs have rules against visitor pets.
Please check with the club contact before bringing your pet to a match.

All matches are rain or shine, unless noted.
 

1st Saturday

 Club Name: Eas'dern Shore Renegades

  Regular Shoot Dates: 1st Saturday year round  (October is 2nd Saturday)

  Food: Lunch included in match fees
  Registration:  $15 08:00 - 9:15 AM, safety talk at 09:30 AM.
  Annual Match: Eas’dern Shore Round-Up, Delaware State Championship,
in May
  Range Location:
Delmarva Sportsman's Club, 816 Sudlersville Cemetery Road, 1 mile north of Sudlersville, MD.

  Contacts: Teton Tracy match director at 302-378-7854, additional contact Delaware Coop at 302-270-8710.

1st Saturday
 Club Name:
The Perry County Regulators
  Regular Shoot Dates:
1st Saturday of the month from April thru November.
  Food: Lunch is available
  Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
  Annual Match: July is the PA State BP Championship "Smoke N Fire"  
  Annual Match
:
"Cow Camp" in September. 3 day event and includes a "Cow Camp" with camping on Friday.
  Range Location: Ickesburg Sportsman's Club in Ickesburg, PA.
  Contact: Tuscarrora Slim call 717-789-3004 for additional information.

 1st Sunday
 Club Name:
The Chimney Rocks Regulators
  Regular Shoot Dates: 1st Sunday of the month, March (weather permitting) through November.
  Food: Lunch is available
  Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
  Annual Match:
Unknown
  Range Location: The Hollidaysburg Sportsman's Club, Hollidaysburg, PA.
  Contact:
Hattie Hubbs.   See web site for additional contact information and directions.

 1st Sunday
 Club Name:
Thurmont Rangers
 
 
Regular Shoot Dates: 1st Sunday of the month from March through November.  
  Food:
Breakfast and lunch are available
  Registration:
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM. Mandatory safety talk is 9:45 and the fun starts at 10:00.
  Annual Match:
SASS Northeast Regional, "THE MASON DIXON STAMPEDE." October
  Annual Match:  SASS Maryland State BP Championship
 "Free State BP Shootout" August
  Annual Match:
Charity fun Match
CANCELED "Cops & Cowboys" October
  Annual Match:
Charity fun Match "McShoot For The Kids" June
  Range Location:
Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club, Thurmont, MD.
  Contact:
Cash Caldwell  240-285-7673 
 1st Tuesday
 Club Name: The Virginia City Marshal's 

  Regular Shoot Dates:
1st Tuesday - All Year Year

  Food: None
  Registration: Sign up starts at 5:00, mandatory safety talk at 6:45, and fun starting at 7 PM.
  Annual Match:  Special match on News Years Day
  Range Location: NRA National Headquarters in Fairfax, VA., an indoor range.
  Contacts: President, Humphrey Hook  and Vice President, the Virginia Kid
571-332-7323
  Additional Information: Visit the National Firearms Museum, right there at the NRA Headquarters (free),
  and then take in a challenging cowboy shoot.
  2nd Saturday
 Club Name:
Thurmont Rangers
  WILD BUNCH MATCH
 
Regular Shoot Dates: 2nd Saturday March thru July
  R
ange Location: Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club, Thurmont, MD.
 
Contact: Cash Caldwell  240-285-7673
  Scores: . Thurmont Monthly Scores
 2nd Saturday
 Club Name: Logan's Ferry Regulators

  Regular Shoot Dates: 2nd Saturday of the month, from April thru November (Nov. weather permitting)
  Food:
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase

  Registration:
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Mandatory Safety Talk at 9:30 AM.
  Annual Match:
None at this time
  Range Location: Logan's Ferry Sportsman's Club, Plum Borough, PA
  Contact: Mariah Kid 412-607-5313
 2nd Sunday
 Club Name: Westshore Posse
 
  Regular Shoot Dates: 2nd Sunday of the month from March thru November.
  Set Up: The Saturday before the match at 9:00 AM
  Food:
None at this time
  Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
  Annual Match: None at this time
  Range Location: The Westshore Sportsman's Association in New Cumberland , PA.
  Contact: Hud McCoy
410-984-2249
 2nd Sunday
 Club Name:
Blue Ridge Regulators
  Regular Shoot Dates: 2nd Sunday, March through October.
  Food: Unknown, check with club
  Registration: Unknown
  Annual Match:
"Roundup" is held in April.
  Range Location: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, just north of Lexington. See their web site for additional information
  Contact: Dig 'em Deep.  
2nd Tuesday
 Club Name:
The Monocacy Irregulars
  Regular Shoot Dates: 2nd Tuesday all year, weather permitting
  Food: None, bring your own
  Registration:  November thru February, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Safety talk is 10:45 AM. Shooting starts at 11:00 AM
  Registration: March thru October, 9:00 AM to 9: 45 AM.  Safety Talk is 9:45. Shooting starts at 10:00 AM.
  Annual Match
: None at this time
  Scores: Posted Here
  Range Location:
Monocacy Pistol Club, Frederick, MD.
  Contact: Chuckaroo 301-831-9666 for additional information. See web site for schedule and directions.
  Additional Information: These matches are held as a "Relaxed" cowboy shoot.  Dress for the weather.
  All gun handling must be done in the shooting bays; guns shall not be uncased in the MPC parking area.
3rd Saturday
 Club Name:
K C's Corral
  Regular Shoot Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month all year round
  Set Up:
The Friday before the shoot at 2:00 PM
  Food:
Available most months, check with contact first
  Registration: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Safety talk is 9:30 AM.  June, July and August one hour earlier
  Annual Match:
"Thunder In The Brush"  held on the 3rd weekend in May.
  Range Location: 4292 Range Rd., Mechanicsville, VA  23111
  Contacts:  Bucksaw BobShenny Sheno
 804-445-4199
3rd Saturday
 Club Name: The Jefferson Outlaws
 
  Regular Shoot Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month, March thru November.
  .22 Fun Shoots Pre-registration limit of 20 shooters, January 18 and February 15, 2014
  Set Up:
The Friday before the shoot at 9:00 AM
  Food:
Lunch is available (Breakfast is no longer served)
  Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
  Annual Match:
"Shootout At Leadville"  held in May.
  Range Location: Jefferson Rifle Club, Inc. in Southern Pennsylvania, located between York and Hanover 
  Contact: Red Eyed Kid 443-392-1615
3rd Saturday
 
Club Name: River Junction Shootist Society
  Regular Shoot Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month from April thru October
  Extra Shoots: April  - True Grit, July  - Wild Bunch,  September - True Grit.
  Food: Lunch is available
  Annual Match:
"Ambush at Indian Creek"  in September
  Range Location:
Donegal, PA.
  Contacts: RJSS club questions contact Chuckwagon Sam 724-626-2001 or our TG
The Vegas Kid 
  For Ambush & Smoke N Fire questions,
 Match contact Dip or Slow-poke Sara  724-228-4215
3rd Sunday
 Club Name: Paden's Posse (Delaware) 
  Regular Shoot Dates:
Every 3rd Sunday all year long.
  Food:
Not provided at this time
  Registration:
Start time and safety meeting is at 9 AM. Match fee ($10) 
  Annual Match:
None at this time
  Range Location:
Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club, Bridgeville, DE
  Contact: Deacon Will
(AKA William Bell) 302 422-6534
3rd Sunday
 Club Name: The Silver Lake Bounty Hunters
 
  Regular Shoot Dates: 3rd Sunday of the month, March through October (November if the weather lets them).
  Food: Unknown, check with club
  Registration: Registration is from 9-9:30 AM. Safety meeting at 9:45 AM. Shooting starts at 10:00 AM
  Annual Match: Unknown
  Range Location: Silver Lake Gun Cub located in Silver Lake, PA. between Scranton, PA. and Binghamton, NY
  Contact: Buckshot Blackman at 570-663-3045
 4th Saturday 
Club Name:  Damascus Wildlife Rangers
in Damascus, Md.
 Regular Shoot Dates: 4th Saturday of the month from March thru November.
 Set Up:
The Friday before the match starting at 1:00 PM  
 Food:
Lunch is available
 Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
 Annual Match: June is the SASS Maryland State Championship
"Thunder Valley Days."
 Range Location: Izaak Walton League near Damascus Md. See web page for directions and a map.
 Contact: Chuckaroo 301-831-9666.
 
4th Sunday
 Club Name: The
Pepper Mill Creek Gang
  Regular Shoot Dates:
4th Sunday of the month, March thru November
  Food: Bring your own lunch
  Registration: Registration is from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, Mandatory safety meeting at 9:45 AM.
  Annual Match: None at this time
  Range Location: Northern Virginia Gun Club near Fredericksburg, VA.
  Contact: Slip Hammer Spiv 540-775-4561.
4th Sunday
 Club Name: Cowboy Action Shooting Sports CASS

  Regular Shoot Dates: 4th Sunday of the month March thru October
  Food: Lunch is provided
  Registration: March & April 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
  Registration: May - November  8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. safety talk is 8:45 AM.
  Annual Match: West Virginia State Championship
"Appalachian Showdown"  in September.
  Range Location: Near Berkley Springs, W. VA.
  Contact:  Club contact is Stagecoach Trent 304-267-6535.
4th Sunday
 Club Name: "Bend of Trail"

  Regular Shoot Dates: 4th Sunday of the month, from January through September (Ice/Snow will cancel, check web site)
  Food: Bring Your Own Lunch
  Registration: Begins at 9:00 AM and safety meeting is at 9:30 AM.
  Cost: Members $10, Non-Members $15, Under 18 years old free
  Annual Match:  September,
"Star City Shootout."  The SASS VA State Championship
  Range Location: Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club, Roanoke, VA. 1305 Gun Club Dr., Hardy, VA.  24101
  Contact: Trapper Dan 540-580-1989 
4th Sunday Selected Dates   WILD BUNCH MATCH
  Club Name: The Jefferson Outlaws
 
  Regular Wild Bunch: These Dates April 27, May 31, August 30, November 1.
  Set Up:
The Friday before the shoot at 9:00 AM
  Food:
None available, bring your own
  Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Safety talk is 9:45 AM.
 
Range Location: Jefferson Rifle Club, Inc. in Southern Pennsylvania, located between York and Hanover 
  Contact: Red Eyed Kid 443-392-1615

Blue Ridge Regulators
Shenandoah Valley, VA

Cowboy Action Shooting Sports CASS
Berkley Springs, WV.

Dakota Badlanders
Orefield, PA.

Damascus Wildlife Rangers
Damascus, MD.

Hollidaysburg Sportsman's Club
Hollidaysburg, PA.

Jefferson Outlaws
Jefferson, PA.

Logan's Ferry Regulators
Pittsburgh, PA

Pepper Mill Creek Gang
Fredericksburg, VA.

Perry County Regulators
Ickesburg, PA.

River Junction Shootist Society
Donegal, PA
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Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club
Roanoke, VA.

Silver Lake Bounty Hunters
Silver Lake, PA.

Thurmont Rangers
Thurmont, MD.

Virginia City Marshal's
Fairfax, VA.

Westshore Posse  
New Cumberland, PA.

If you would like to change your clubs listing or have your club added to the above list, contact Chuckaroo.

SASS Listing of Worldwide Affiliated Cowboy Action Shoots.

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Area Club Annual & Special Match Dates
To add or update your club match, have the MATCH DIRECTOR
send the match information listed below to Chuckaroo

ALL SASS
MATCHES

Name Of Shoot

Club Name

Location

Dates

Type

Blue Ridge Roundup

Blue Ridge Regulators

Shenandoah Valley, VA

April 12, 13, 14, 2013

Club's Annual
3 Day Shoot

Eastern Shore Round-Up Eas'dern Shore Renegades Sudlersville, MD May 2, 3, 4 2014 SASS DE State
Championship
Smoke On The Mattaponi   The Mattaponi Sundowners West Point, VA May 11, 2013 SASS Virginia State
Black Powder Shootout

Shootout At Leadville

Jefferson Outlaws

Jefferson, PA

May 16, 17, 18, 2014

Club's Annual
3 Day Shoot

Thunder In The Brush K C's Corral Mechanicsville, VA May 18, 19, 2013 Club's Annual
2 Day Shoot
McShoot For The Kids Thurmont Rangers Thurmont, MD June  1, 2014 Charity Fun Match

Thunder Valley Days

Damascus Wildlife Rangers

Damascus, MD

June 26, 27, 28, 2014

SASS MD State
Championship

Smoke On The Ridge Perry County Regulators Ickesburg, PA

July 20, 2014

PA Black Powder
Championship

Free State BP Shootout

Thurmont Rangers Thurmont, MD August 17, 2014 MD State Black Powder
Championship

Star City Shootout

Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club Roanoke, VA

August 30, 31
September 1, 2013

SASS VA State
Championship
Cops & Cowboys CANCELED Thurmont Rangers Thurmont, MD October 11, 2014 Charity Fun Match
Ambush At Indian Creek River Junction Shootist Society Donegal, PA June 15 & 16, 2013 Club's Annual
2 Day Shoot

Appalachian Showdown

Cowboy Action Shooting Sports

Berkley Springs, WV

September 20, 21, 22, 2013

SASS WV State
Championship

Mason Dixon Stampede

Thurmont Rangers

Thurmont, MD

October 2, 3, 4, 5, 2014

SASS N.E. Regional
Championship

Purgatory In The Pines Jackson Hole Gang Jackson, NJ October 18, 19, 20, 2013 SASS NJ State
Championship
Sussex County Range War Pungo Posse Waverly, VA October 25, 26, 27, 2013 Clubs Annual Match
Gunfight At Givhans Ferry The Geechee Gun Fighters Ridgeville, SC November 7, 8, 9, 10, 2013 SASS S.E. Regional
Championship

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Area ROI, ROII & Wild Bunch RO Class Schedules
To add or update class information, send to Chuckaroo
Requires Pre-Registration - Contact Instructor - ROI Required Before Taking ROII - ROI & ROII Required for Wild Bunch

Type Of Class Date Match Name Location Contact Name & E-Mail Contact Phone
ROI & ROII 06-26-14 Thunder Valley Days Damascus, MD Colt Starbucks 410-902-7939
ROI & ROII 10-01-14 Mason Dixon Stampede Thurmont, MD Jingles Jerr 410-960-9624



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  ADDITIONAL CLUB RULES   

The Damascus Wildlife Rangers and their host range, the Wildlife  Achievement Chapter Inc. Of the Izaak Walton League Of America, has a few additional range rules.  Any round over the berm is a match disqualification. We require a minimum of 650 FPS in all rifle and pistol rounds (black Powder is exempt).  We do not permit hip shooting of any firearms.  There is no alcohol or drugs permitted on the range. If you are caught with either, you will be banned for one year. If you are caught a second time, you will be banned for life. We share this information to the other clubs in the area.



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  Damascus Wildlife Rangers   
Club Memberships

We offer memberships in the "Damascus Wildlife Rangers" for cowboy shooters. These memberships will be outside of the Izaak Walton memberships and do not provide the benefits that a regular IWLA Membership does.  However, for people that live a distance away, it is an opportunity to join the club without the expense of a full IWLA club membership. "Damascus Wildlife Rangers" single memberships will be $35, with spouse an additional $20. Young Guns and Buckaroos' (16 and under) are free when added to a parents membership. Members get to shoot the matches at half price ($5 instead of $10) and can order the club badge. Applications are available at club matches or you can download the Damascus Wildlife Rangers Application, you can fill out the application, while viewing it, and then print it. To view the application, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe is available free here .

For additional information, contact Chuckaroo. Members of the Damascus Izaak Walton (Wildlife Achievement Chapter Inc.) automatically become members if the Damascus Wildlife Rangers once they have participated in one of our matches.  For full Izaak Walton League membership information, click on Izaak Walton League Membership Information located on the IWLA main page. Membership is on a calendar year.


 

  HOW TO BUY A HANDGUN IN MD   


MARYLAND'S NEW HANDGUN (Regulated Firearm) LAW
 

In order to purchase a handgun in Maryland, after October 1, 2013, you must have a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) (Unless you are exempted).

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE MSP WEB SITE, FOR THE HQL APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Not Everyone Needs An HQL

Exceptions to possession of the HQL License (If you fall under one of these exemptions, you do not need and HQL to purchase a regulated firearm).
 
  1. A Licensed Firearms Manufacturer.
  2. Active law enforcement officer or a person retired in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States, the State, or a local law enforcement agency of the State.
  3. Active or retired member of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard and possesses a valid military identification card.
  4. A person purchasing, renting or receiving an antique, curio or relic as defined in federal law.
  5. Maryland licensed firearms dealers.

Most Of Us Are Exempt From The Training

Required to have the HQL, but exempt from the training component

  1. Someone who completed a certified safety course.
  2. Has completed a course of instruction in the competency and safety of firearms as prescribed under Natural Resources Article, §10-301.1, Annotated Code of Maryland. Application for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Course Certificate can be obtained from here and may be used in lieu of Qualified Handgun Instruction.
  3. Is currently a qualified handgun instructor.
  4. Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
  5. Is an employee of an armored car company who has a handgun permit issued by MSP.
  6. Lawfully owns a regulated firearm.  If you already own a handgun or assault weapon prior to October 1, 2013, you do not have to complete the training to apply for the Handgun Qualification License.
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE MSP WEB SITE, FOR THE HQL APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To obtain the HQL, you apply for it on line.  You initially create an account (by making up your User Name and Password).  You can fill out the basic information. You can come back later and continue the process.
 
If you do not have an exception to the training (see exceptions on the MSP web site listed above), you will have to locate and take the required training. Do this before you get your fingerprints taken.

Because most of us already have a regulated firearm, we are exempt from the training portion. You will need to get digital fingerprints taken. When you do, you will be given a serial number associated with those prints. This number will be needed for the HQL application.  Once you get the prints, complete the application as they are only good for about a month.
 
Once you complete the application, you can go back to the account and track the progress of the application.

The cost for the application (good for 10 years) is $50.  The cost of the fingerprints varies but is around $35 to $55 dollars.  There is a listing of places to have your fingerprints taken on the web site listed above.
 
This is my interpretation of the process. For complete information, use the link provided for the application.

There is no change in the laws regarding non-regulated long guns, like rifles and shotguns. You may still purchase these without a HQL.  
 

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  Our Regular Sponsors & Friends   

The following sponsors contribute doors prizes, help and assistance to us on a regular basis and have helped make the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting the great family activity that it is.  Please make them your first choice when looking for Cowboy Gear. 

Atlantic Guns
601 Hungerford Dr. - Rockville, MD. 20850    301-279-7983
Atlantic Guns
944 Bonifant St. - Silver Spring, MD. 20901     301-585-4448
Cowboy Firearms - Ammunition - Clothing - Reloading and Shooting Supplies

The Carver
"Leatherman Jack"
159 Hutchison Rd. - West Grove, PA. 19390   610-357-6621
Fine Custom Holsters and Leatherwork

Chuckaroo's Engraving
Laser Engraving For The Cowboy's / Cowgirls  & Their Stuff
301-831-9666

The Cowboy Shop
Berkeley Springs, WV 304-258-1516
Gunsmithing & Action Jobs For Your Cowboy Firearms
Don Jones AKA "Cody Conagher"  SASS 6986


G & J Leather
Johnstown, PA  814-535-1999
Custom Leather Holsters, Rigs and Accessories
The "Hidesman" SASS 15698

Mid Maryland Gun Repair
11103 Hessong Bridge Rd., Frederick, Md. 21701 301-898-7566
General and Custom work. Actions jobs on rifles, pistols and shotguns. Custom Reloading.
Tom Varrecchia AKA "Cash Caldwell" SASS 5505 and Bill Compton AKA "Jug Browning" SASS 22356

Thanks!

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U.S. and State of Maryland Links

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  in the Maryland General Assembly
  

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       HELP OUR JUNIOR SHOOTERS BY JOINING
   OR RENEWING YOUR NRA
MEMBERSHIPS HERE    



Through a special NRA program, you may now join or renew your NRA Membership through this web site.

When you go through this special link, the NRA will donate a substantial portion of your dues to our junior shooting program. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your NRA dues come back to assist this great program within our chapter. To help make a difference, please click on the NRA logo at the left, and complete the appropriate applications.  

You can pay on line and save time and a stamp.

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IN MEMORIAL
To those who came and played with us,
and have now gone to set the stages we will shoot down the road.

39851  Arrapahoe Jim Milligan
54690 Tumbleweed Jim
10668 Plug
20659  Red Eye Mike Ingersol
21175  Rattlesnake Ron
15167  Capt. Dan Roberts
46842  Cumberland Lou
15301  Pinta
3751  Buffalo Bob Montana
25817  Corporal Bud
50817  Nevada Smith
4007  Cactus Charlie
32031 Tiny Tim
71494  Lonesome Me
39679  Calico Jack
4455  Three Fingered Jake
58544    Sharpsburg Kid
31985    Too Dang Frank
370    Wyarno Kid
53830    Annie Lee Independent
 
27216    Lacey Leather
5454    Swamp Fox
17397    Handshake
9937    Dusty D Weems

 

  Directions. 

If you are using an Internet map service or mobile GPS for directions, the official address is
26430 Mullinix Mill Rd., Mt Airy, Md. 21771

From Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda and Northern Virginia Via I-270:
Take I-270 North to Father Hurley Blvd. (Rt 27), East toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Liberty Station). Once you pass the next light you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108 2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mil Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Gaithersburg, Rockville & Bethesda Via Rt. 355:

Take Rt. 355 North toward Frederick. Just north of Gaithersburg, near Milestone shopping center, take Rt. 27 Right toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Liberty Station). Once you pass the next light you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108 2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mil Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Gaithersburg Via Rt. 124 (Woodfield Rd.):
Take Route 124 North toward Damascus. At the light in Damascus turn Right (East) onto Rt. 108. Take Rt. 108 about 2 miles to Mullinix Mill Rd. Turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Frederick Md., West Virginia, & Western PA. Via I-70:
Take I-70 East toward Baltimore. Take Rt. 27 South toward Damascus (also the Mt. Airy exit). Go South on Rt. 27 for 4.5 miles (CAUTION, THERE IS A SPEED CAMERA ON RT 27 NEAR DAMASCUS). Turn left on Rt 124 at the traffic light (Woodfield Rd.) and go the the next light, Route 108, and turn left.  Go 1.5 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd.  Go 1 mile and the driveway is in on the left.
 
From Baltimore, Odenton, Howard County Via I-70:
Take I-70 West toward Frederick. Take Rt. 27 South toward Damascus (also the Mt. Airy exit). Go South on Rt. 27 for 5.6 miles (CAUTION, THERE IS A SPEED CAMERA ON RT 27 NEAR DAMASCUS). Turn left on Rt 124 at the traffic light (Woodfield Rd.) and go the the next light, Route 108, and turn left.  Go 1.5 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd.  Go 1 mile and the driveway is in on the left.
OR
Take I-70 West to Exit 73, Woodbine Road, Rt. 94. Go south (left) on Rt. 94 to Rt. 108, Damascus Road. Take a right on Rt. 108. Go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Mullinix Mill Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Prince Georges County & Northern VA Via I-495:
Take I-495 to I-270 North towards Gaithersburg and Frederick. Next take Father Hurley Blvd. to Md. Rt. 27 North/East toward Damascus. Continue through Damascus but do not follow Rt. 27 North when it gets in town, just continue straight (bear right at the Liberty Station). Once you pass the next light you are actually on Rt.108 East. Take Rt. 108  2 miles and turn left on Mullinix Mill Rd. Take Mullinix Mil Rd. 1 1/2 miles and turn left into the driveway.

From Prince Georges County, Scenic Route:
Take New Hampshire Ave. (Route 650) West toward Ashton & Olney. Continue on Rt. 650, cross over Rt. 108 and stay on Rt. 650. (If you turn left onto Rt. 108, follow the directions from Silver Spring). Eventually, (a long scenic ride), Rt. 650 ends and turns into Rt. 108 in a small town called Etchinson (blink and it's gone). Make a right on Mullinix Mill Rd., (first right after Long Corner Rd.). Go 1 1/2 miles and turn left onto the driveway.

From Wheaton, Silver Spring & Olney:
Take Georgia Ave. (Rt. 97) North toward Olney. At Rt. 108, in Olney, turn left (West) toward Laytonsville. Continue on Rt. 108 through Laytonsville until you get to the stop sign in Etchinson. Here you turn left to continue on Rt. 108 West. (Turning right would be New Hampshire Ave. aka Rt. 650). Continue on Rt. 108 toward Damascus and make a Right turn onto Mullinix Mill Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles and turn Left onto the driveway.

If you are using an Internet map service or mobile GPS for directions, the official address is
26430 Mullinix Mill Rd., Mt Airy, Md. 21771

Please Drive Carefully!

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This and other Wildlife Achievement Chapter pages are always under construction.
If you see an error or experience a defective link, please send me an E-mail Chuckaroo.

Thanks for your interest in The Damascus Wildlife Rangers
"Chuckaroo"
SASS 13080
SASS-Regulator
Life Member
Territorial Governor
Wagon & Web Master of the Damascus Wildlife Rangers


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S.A.S.S.             N.R.A.        IWLA     NSSF


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