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                                                                                      Site Updated on May 18th, 2020
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Special Club Announcements

                              BKS SPORTSMEN’S CLUB COVID19 SHOOTING SCHEDULE,

AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 05/06/2020

SHOOTING AT THIS TIME WILL BE FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

1.SCHEDULE: BKS REMAINS CLOSED, EXCEPT FOR THESE SCHEDULED SHOOT DAYS.
A.Thursdays, 9:00 am 1:00 pm Trap shooting, (practice only)
B.Saturdays, 9:00 am 3:00 pm Rifle/Pistol General Practice
C.Sundays, 8:00 am 10:30 am Tactical Group practice
D.Sundays, 11:00 am 4:00 pm, Trap Shooting, (practice only).

It is important to note, that Saturdays are designated for general membership rifle/pistol practice. To begin with, this practice day is “by appointment only”. Please call David Cole, cell 360/580-4568, he will get you a time slot for that day. Shooting will be limited to 1 hour of shooting. Shooting time may be extended if participation is light. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present all day Saturday.

2.THE CLUBHOUSE WILL HAVE VERY LIMITED ACCESS:
A.Staff,
B.Ladies will be able to use the Ladies restroom,
C.Up to 3 members can enter to pay range fees, and targets for trap,
D.Men will use the outside porta-potty,
E.No socializing in the Clubhouse,
F.Bring your own coffee and snacks from home!!

3.COVID19 PRECAUTIONS:
A.6’ Social Distancing between members,
B.Wearing a mask it’sup to the individual member,
C.If you are sick, have had contact with someone who has been sick recently, or are identified as high risk, please stay home!,
D.No groups larger than 5 people socially interacting, with 6’ Social Distancing,
E.The Club will sanitize commonly touched surfaces,
F.We highly recommend that you bring your own hand sanitizer for personnel use,
G.If you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth or nose.

4.TRAP SHOOTING SPECIFIC PRECAUTIONS:
A.There will be 2-3 staff appointed. They will setup and tear down the voice microphones, open the traps, get targets from the connex, load the traps, and take any payments due,
B.Shooters should refrain from moving the voice microphones,
C.Try to maintain 6’ social distance when getting shotguns form the racks, or retrieving ammunition.

It is intended that this is a temporary situation at the club. It was decided to start out slow, with a limited schedule, would be a smart move. We realize that there will be inconveniencesshooting under these conditions, but better to be at the range a little, than not at all. Sincerely, BKS Board of DirectorsEmail: shootbks@hotmail.com

The BKS Sportsmen's Club was founded in 1935 as the Brownsmead Athletic Association.  A handful of ranchers, loggers, fishermen and their families.  They gathered regularly at the Brownsmead Grange Hall for one of the three annual turkey shoots, with live turkeys.  Around 1950 the BAA merged with some Svensen, Knappa guys and became the BKS Sportsmen's Club.  Established on land then owned by the county, leased for $1 and developed a 2 acre trap shooting range, soon afterwards built a small one room clubhouse.  A county decision to "trade some land" left the club with new landlords.  The lease continued but the rates climbed.  Finally, through the club's fund raising efforts, the land, (10 acres), was purchased from Boise Cascade, (the 3rd or 4th timber company to pass the lease along).  A second trap shooting range was added in 1968.  A rifle range was developed, (100 yards), and a small pistol bay.  The small clubhouse was expanded in the mid 1980's with added storage and flush toilets.  In 2012(approx), adjacent land, (14.5 acres), was purchased from Hampton Affiliates to complete the current property at 24.5 acres.  BKS is a proud member of the NRA, OASR, ODFW, PITA.

Bks is located at 92411 Abbott Rd, Astoria, OR 97103.

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