On Apr 7th through April 9th, Boy Scout Troop 323 will be camping out at the Exeter Sportsman's Club. They have a lot of interest in this event as the boys will be pursuing their Rifle Merit Badge.
They will arrive Friday evening at 6pm and camp out until 9am Sunday. For their shooting merit badge, they will be supervised by qualified instructor volunteers from ESC and chaperoned by several parents.
On Friday May 12, 2017, 115 children from the Kensington Elementary School will visit the Exeter Sportsman's Club to release Brook Trout the children have raised from eggs. This is part of the Trout In The Classroom program, Trout Unlimited and NH Fish & Game. You can learn more by visiting TroutInTheClassroom.org, greatbaytu.blogspot.com & wildlife.state.nh.us.
The Exeter Sportsman’s Club Small Bore League meets on Tuesday nights from 5:00PM to 7:30PM during the league’s scheduled season. The club’s ranges will be closed to member use on Tuesday’s at 4:00PM when the Small Bore League is active. The league is open to the public.
Rifle & Pistol alternates each week (5 nights rifle/5 nights pistol total). 10-Pin bowling pins are used for targets. We shoot at the whole pin as well as just tops. Rifles are fired from 50yds and Pistols from 25 yds. You are allowed 50 rounds of ammunition per night. Points are awarded for each hit (1 hit = 1 point). A maximum of 500 points is possible and would be a perfect season.
.22 caliber rifles and pistols with open sites are used in the Exeter Sportsman’s Club Small Bore League. All shots fired at the targets are taken “offhand”. Shooting benches, tripods, etc... are not used. This is a true test of marksmanship.
The 2017 season will run a pistol practice night on May 23rd, and a rifle practice night on May 30th.
The season will officially begin on June 6th, with pistol.
The 2016 season is completed.
1st Place: Bob Krauss [376 points]
2nd Place: Matt Quinlan [312 points]
3rd Place: Gregg Serpis [287 points]
Honorable Mention: Dan Garand [241 points]
Smallbore League Rules
.22 CALIBER RIMFIRE PISTOLS AND RIFLES WITH OPEN SIGHTS, (NO OPTICS)
ALL SHOTS TAKEN FROM A STANDING POSITION, LEFT TO RIGHT
50 SHOTS PER SESSION, 5 PISTOL, 5 RIFLE
3 RELAYS WITH 15 SHOTS, LAST RELAY WITH 5 SHOTS
5 MINUTE TIME LIMIT PER RELAY
START LOWER LEFT, 5 FULL SIZE BOWLING PINS, ALL PINS MUST BE KNOCKED OFF THE RACK
MIDDLE ROW, FIVE PINS WITH THE TOPS CUT OFF, ALL PINS KNOCKED OFF RACK
TOP ROW, TOPS OF 5 BOWLING PINS, ALL KNOCKED OFF RACK
IF A PIN FALLS INTO THE PIN ALONG SIDE OF IT AND KNOCKS IT OFF THE RACK IT ONLY COUNTS AS 1 POINT.
IF A PIN FALLS AND IS STILL ON THE RACK IT MUST BE KNOCKED OFF TO COUNT AND BEFORE ADVANCING.
EACH RELAY SETS UP THERE OWN PINS
DETACHABLE MAGAZINES MAY BE LOADED AT ANY TIME
DONOT TOUCH FIREARM WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE
DONOT LOAD FIREARM UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO
PRACTICE NIGHTS ARE FREE, SCORED SESSIONS ARE $3.00/SESSION
MAKE UP DATE(S) WILL BE SCHEDULED IF NEEDED AT END OF 10 WEEKS
At the Black Powder shoot certificates redeemable fora turkey at the local supermarket are awarded to the best shots in each round. Closest shooter to the center "X" in each competition wins.
All shooters are allowed two practice shots at the start of the shoot. Entrants are given two shots in each round at the target during the competition portion.
There are separate competitions for guns with iron sites and for guns with optics. Individual rounds will take place at the 25 yard, 50 yard, and 100 yard houses.
Don’t own a black powder firearm or don’t know how to load or shoot a black powder firearm? Come to the shoot anyway. There will be loaner firearms available as well as instruction in their use.
2016 Exeter Sportsman's Club Youth Fishing Derby
The 2016 Annual Youth Fishing Derby once again was a huge success with 160 kids fishing. This year the weather was ideal with clear skies, bright sun, and warm temps. Our neighbor, Osram-Sylvania, once again provided us with much needed parking for the derby.
The NH Department of F&G once again donated 200 trout to our 250 trout purchased and included a number of large trophy size quality trout. Members stocked the fish up and down the shoreline to ensure an equal chance for all kids fishing in the derby. All NH State fishing laws were followed by the kids and parents.
Almost 200 fish were caught, measured, and recorded by our judges. Species caught included Brook and Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Sunfish, Horned Pout, and Suckers. All fish caught, small or large, produced the same excitement and enthusiasm from the kids.
The club once again served up a complimentary breakfast where many hundreds of Marie Janvrin’s famous pancakes were gobbled up along with gallons of orange juice, milk, cocoa, and coffee. Lee Quandt and Greg Serpis manned the griddle while the kids lined up out the door hungrily waiting to get at some of those famous pancakes. Davy Crockett (aptly portrayed by our own Tom Wharton) roamed the club grounds, armed with his muzzle loader, guarding the kids against bear attacks while stopping to pose for a photo from time to time with the kids.
Thanks to the generous donations and contributions from our donors, every child at the derby left with a prize. The local McDonald’s (The Napoli Group) once again donated gift certificates for a free ice cream sundae for every child. We thank SAU16 and the school offices for once again helping us to distribute entry forms to the kids. Our thanks to the many club members, friends, and families that volunteer to “make it happen for the kids". This very special event gets bigger and better every year. We couldn’t do this without your dedication and support.
We would like to offer a special thank you to our Co-Sponsor, the NH Department Fish & Game. We wish to say thank you to Foss Motors of Exeter as well for their generous donation and continued support of our derby. The kids were thrilled that they once again provided a display vehicle from Dover Marine that they could have their picture taken in. Without these generous donations the derby could not be what it is for the participants. Donation that are designated for the derby are always used solely for the derby. Derby donations are accepted year round. We accept both monetary donations as well as items to be used in the prize raffle drawing. All in all, we had a great event and received compliments from parents, grandparents and many kids.
This year's fishing derby was featured in an article in SeacoastOnline. You can read more about it here.
2016 Exeter Sportsman's Club Blackpowder Shoot & Pig Roast
The Exeter Sportsman's Club will be holding their annual Blackpowder Shoot & Pig Roast on October 2nd, 2016. Doors open at 11:00AM, with the blackpowder shoot starting at 12 noon. This event is open to all club members and their guests. Members can register for the event using the Paypal links below.
At the Black Powder shoot, certificates are awarded to the best shots in each round. The closest shooter to the center "X" in each competition wins. The certificates are redeemable for a turkey at the local supermarket. All shooters are allowed two practice shots at the start of the shoot. Entrants are given two shots at the target in each round. There are separate competitions for guns with iron sites and for guns with optics. Individual rounds will take place at the 25 yard, 50 yard, and 100 yard houses. Don’t own a black powder firearm or don’t know how to load or shoot a black powder firearm? Come to the shoot anyway. There will be loaner firearms available as well as instruction in their use.
The blackpowder shoot will be accompanied by many other events, including a whole pig roast, knife throwing, hatchet throwing, kid's air gun shoot, archery, and dueling trees. There will also be an ESC Trading Post, which will feature local vendors (a list of vendors will be released later). The ESC Trading Post is also where members are invited to buy/sell/trade their wares. If you'd like to reserve some space at the ESC Trading Post, you can register with the Paypal link below. Registration for this space is free.
The registration fee for the event is $15 per adult, and $7.50 per child (under 12), and you can register yourself and all of your guests with the Paypal links below. If you have any questions about the event, or registration, please contact us.