The second of two ATA Shoots held at the club this year will take place on September 6th from 9am to approximately Noon. Please arrive at 8am to register.
Next Class: Sunday, September 14, 2014
This class is open to everyone. Attendees under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This is a home firearm safety course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith. The goal of this course is for students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home.
In this 4 hour course, basic safety guidelines will be taught. Students will learn to identify various types of firearms and actions and learn how to safely unload them. There will also be segments on safe storage, ammunition and gun cleaning. An NRA Certificate of Completion will be awarded after the successful completion of this class. This certificate meets the training requirements necessary for a Maine concealed carry permit.
Next class begins Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Location: SBRGA Clubhouse
Students will be given the necessary books and publications at the first session and will need to study and complete a self-administered test (book or online) at home prior to the second session of the class. The class room time is for actually handling firearms, reviewing the material, etc.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 from 6 to 9 pm.
Sunday, September 28 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm
This class is required to get your first "adult" hunting license. For those who want it, the club sells hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas during the Sunday session of each class. The cost of the class is $5.00 due on the first day of class. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis only.
Do not bring personal firearms or live ammunition to class.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
South Berwick Rod and Gun has set aside time for women who'd like to shoot trap at the club but have been hesitant to participate. On Saturday the 20th, we'll have one of our trap ranges reserved for women shooters only. Shooting begins at 9am but arrive early so we can get to meet each other. Coffee and snacks will be available in the trap shack.
For the men reading this.. while you are not invited to this event, you can still shoot Saturday morning trap on the other range. Please pass on this info to your spouses, significant others, daughters, etc.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A fairly small turnout didn't stop us from having a great time. This was another great event at the club - excellent food and a chance to get together with fellow members. We enjoyed a wonderful lobster dinner outdoors at the Trapshack under sunny skies. Thanks to the “Lobster Guys” - John De. and Randy T., along with their assistants Danny and Jen, for all of their planning and hard work in running this event. Also thanks to Barry and Lois for making the desserts.
On the menu... Lobster, Corn on the cob, Sweet Italian Sausage, Cole Slaw, dinner rolls, Dutch oven Turtle cake, brownies and blueberry bars. No one went home hungry! Following dinner, we even had some ukulele music.
Ducks Unlimited Summer Solstice Trap Shoot
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association hosted a fundraiser for Ducks Unlimited with profits directed to Wetlands Conservation. The day began with Barry's famous mountain man breakfast, then trap shooting competitions with trophies in 3 categories: open, women's and youth. Finally, a lunch barbecue following the shoot.
Of course, this being a fundraiser, raffle packs were sold with the grand prize being a MOSSBERG 835 12G SHOTGUN with both smooth and rifled barrels!
Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2014
Sunday, June 8th from 7:45am to 3pm
The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association hosted their annual Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports. Participants began with a classroom session emphasizing gun safety and basic handling. On the range, students were introduced to pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting. This is always an event that brings smiles to the faces of all participants - students, instructors and assistants.
The class is $25 and is limited to 24 students. Everything needed, including ammo, will be supplied. A lunch will also be provided. Please contact Genie to pre-register. Notice: This class is filled up.
June 5th, 2014 - The 3rd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast
We hosted the 3rd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast on Thursday, June 5th. Despite the rainy day, we had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed hanging out and meeting other members. The menu included our slow roasted 77 lb. pig, hotdogs, scalloped potatoes, apple sauce, chocolate turtle cake, pumpkin cake, watermelon, fresh chocolate chip cookiers and more.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard all day to make this event possible.
The first of two ATA Shoots to be held at the club this year will take place on May 10th from 9am to approximately Noon. Please arrive at 8am to register.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 & Sunday, March 23
This Basic Pistol Shooting course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith was attended by six women (maximum class size offered). The goal of this course is for students to acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. All attendees left with greater confidence and skill levels.
Our annual game supper took place Saturday, February 1st. We had moose steaks, venison, bear stew, bear pie, game sausage, pheasant, partridge, lasagnas, casseroles, meatballs, chili, fish and clam chowders, cake, cookies and more. As usual, tickets were limited to 100 by the space we have in the clubhouse so not everyone was able to get in.
This year our raffle benefited the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for their fight to help preserve Maine's bear hunt. We had some great prizes including a handmade quilt by Paula D., a one hour private plane ride, pocket knives, t-shirts, caps and more.
This is the class for those looking to get a hunting license or just want to be a safer hunter. The class consists of two sessions, both of which must be attended to receive your certificate. The minimum age for attendees is 10 years old. A $5.00 donation is requested to cover costs.
We had 43 participants this year, all of whom completed the class.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - BBQ Ribs & more
Despite the torrential rain, we had a great time at our rib barbecue. Around 60 people attended. St. Louis style ribs cooked for 6 hours with a custom rub, succulent pork shoulder smoked for 8 hours, hot dogs, almost 20 pounds of potato skins, 15 pounds of cinnamon apples, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, soda and desserts - I don't think anyone could have asked for more!
Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2013
Held Sunday, August 4th from 8am to 4pm
The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association once again hosted their annual Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports. Participants began with a classroom session emphasizing gun safety and basic handling. On the range, students were introduced to pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting. This is always an event that brings smiles to the faces of all participants - students, instructors and assistants. We've got some pictures posted here.
May 30th, 2013 - The 2nd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast
The main event was a slow roasted, succulent 71 lb. pig. We also had mac and cheese, corn bread, baked beans, hot dogs, amazing pies, cookies, and other decadent desserts. Almost all of these dishes were homemade by our members. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped all day long!
90+ people attended and it looked like everyone had a great time. Click here to view pics of the event. Now I guess we need to start planning the next event.
Feb. 2, 2013: The Game Supper was again a great success. As usual we had a sell-out crowd with plenty of food for everyone. Click here to view some pictures.
The Traphouse Chicken BBQ - 9/20/12
It's over. We pulled off another fun and successful event. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success. Sandy for her work all day long, Rich for help in grilling, Genie, Gina and Barry for their homemade desserts, Pattie and Gina (again) for their side dishes. Plus all the afternoon guys who got all the chairs and tables and Charlie for building and loaning us that great big grill. Thank to everyone else who helped break it all down and cleaned up when we were done. Thank you all - we had a great time. (L & L)
The Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports held on Sunday, August 19th was a great success! After registration, there was classroom training and then on to the ranges. Twenty-three women who had never before handled any firearms shot pistols, rifles and shotguns. Everyone had a great time! Thanks to Genie Jennings for organizing this excellent event. Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the event.
The SBRGA held a barbecue and lobster dinner outdoors at the new Trap field house on Thursday, June 28th. The dinner included lobster, hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob, coleslaw, rolls and soda. No one went home hungry!
The event was a great success!
The 1st annual archery and 3 gun competition - .22 rifles at 50 and 100 yards, 9mm handgun in an abbreviated IDPA course, plus 12 ga. shotgun - took place May 19th, 2012. All participants had a great time.
Feb. 4, 2012: The Game Supper was another great success. Once again, a sell out crowd. Click here to view some pictures.
The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association presented a Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports on Sunday, July 10, 2011. We've posted a few pictures from the event.
Jan. 29, 2011: The Game Supper was a great success. Click here to view some pictures.