Junior Marksmanship & Safety Program
The Junior Marksmanship & Safety Program is for youths ages 10 thru 16. They not have to have any prior shooting experience.Parents are requested to accompany their children. Clinics are held at the association’s Rifle Range facility.
Certified shooting instructors will be on hand to show the youngsters how to safely handle, load and shoot .22 caliber target rifles.
Instruction and use of all firearms, ammunition and safety equipment are provided free of charge by the association.
Topics covered over the five-week clinics include: Range & Firearms Safety, Shooting Positions (standing, sitting & prone), Controlled Breathing, Firearm Cleaning & Storage.
This program was designed as an introduction into the shooting sports and to give the youngsters an enjoyable shooting experience while teaching them to be a disciplined & responsible shooter. Participants do not have to attend every clinic.
Parents who would like to enroll their child or want more information about this program should visit the Events calendar for more information.
Civilian Marksmanship Program
The NWCSA Qualification Match allows participants to compete in an informal match and qualify for purchase of an M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3 or other new or surplus rifle from the CMP at a significantly discounted price.
Course of fire is 15 shots offhand (standing) in 15 minutes, 10 shots sitting or kneeling timed-fire in 1 minute with magazine reload, 10 shots prone timed-fire in 1 minute with magazine reload, and 15 shots prone in 15 minutes. There is no minimum qualifying score, but each shooter must shoot the required minimum 50 round match.
Types of rifles allowed: Bolt-Action, Lever action, Semi-automatic or Single-shot. Open sights only, no scopes allowed. Match is not limited to US military-issue service rifles but no optical sights are allowed.
Factory or military ammunition is allowed, e.g.: .30 Carbine, .30–06 M-2 ball or M-72 / M-118 match or handloaded ammunition is acceptable, as are other centerfire calibers (6.5 mm, 7mm, 8mm, etc). No tracers or armor piercing ammo allowed!
More information needed.
Scout Rifle Match
To honor the late great Col. Jeff Cooper and the 25th Anniversary of his Scout rifle concept, we’ve put together the match listed below. This is a great chance to get some use of your favorite lever or bolt action carbine. We’ve kept the round count and price reasonable and limited attendance so the whole day will cost you less tan $100 and things will flow smoothly.
Match fee: $30, the match will be limited to the first 20 shooters.
2 Divisions: Manually Operated Rifle (MOR) and Semi-automatic rifle
MANUALLY OPERATED RIFLE – MOR
Any bolt, lever, slide/pump, or break action with an internal, detachable or tubular magazine
Maximum length = 40”
Maximum weight = 8 lb with max capacity empty magazine and all accessories (sling, bipod, ammo carrier, etc.)
Any sights – iron or optical, no lasers
7mm or larger centerfire rifle caliber – no handgun or carbine calibers
Max magazine capacity = 10 rd
Any semi-automatic action with an internal, detachable or tubular magazine
Maximum length = 40”
Maximum weight = 10 lb with max capacity empty magazine and all accessories (sling, bipod, ammo carriers, etc.)
Any sights – iron or optical, no lasers 7mm or larger centerfire rifle caliber – no handgun or carbine calibers
Max magazine capacity = 10 rd
Must meet all IDPA CDP or ESR rules ie; 1911 45 ACP or 45 ACP revolver.
Min 5 rifle stages, 60 rd minimum, 2 pistol stages, 25 rd max.
IDPA or IPSC paper targets from 1 – 100 yd, reactive/steel targets out to 200 yd
Most stages will be Vickers count, require movement (max 25 yd), reloads and multiple shooting positions including prone.
No course of fire will exceed 12 rd.
Limited to first 20 competitors + staff
All stages must be started with equipment in the same state of readiness throughout the match; All accessories must start on the gun (i.e. slings adjusted, bipods removed “on the clock”)
The same magazine type and capacity must be used throughout. Competitors may carry and access up to 20 rd/COF on their person.
Spare magazines must be carried on the person, not on the gun. Loose rounds may be carried on the on the gun.
Guns will start loaded to magazine capacity + 1 rd in chamber or 10 rd, whichever is lesser – or as dictated by COF.
The same ammunition (bullet caliber, weight, type and velocity) must be used throughout the entire match.
IDPA scoring – All threat targets will required a single hit in the -1/C or B or -0/A zone to neutralize; penetrable paper targets; non-threat, FTN penalties, etc.
NWCSA Members are very interested in improving the diversity and quality of the wildlife habitat on the property and endeavor to continue this process into the future.
The club recently acquired an additional 108 acres of land that abuts existing holdings; this gives us a bit over 312 acres of contiguous holdings. 183 acres have been purchased since November of 2016.
We are currently in the process of having our Forester survey the 108 acres to allow us to complete and submit the PA 490 Form to have our newest acquisition designated as forest land. Once the survey is complete we will start putting together an updated conservation plan to cover all holdings. Form to have our newest acquisition designated as forest land. Once the survey is complete we will start putting together an updated conservation plan to cover all holdings.
We anticipate walking the property soon with someone from the DEEP and USDA. Both will be excellent resources in the development of our conservation plan.
At present we are re-cutting an area known as Wilson’s Field, this was originally clear cut about ten years ago to create habitat for New England Cottontail Rabbits. The NEC have all but disappeared from New England due to habitat loss. We are trying to tackle invasive plant species, such as autumn olive, phragmites, bittersweet and multiflora rose, to name a few.
As the new plan comes together we will provide updates for the web site.
Archery & Firearms Safety is everyone’s responsibility, no matter their age or skill level.
This NWCSA initiative is built on the Sportsmen’s long-standing commitment to promote and encourage rules, safety and storage. The club is extremely proud to be ‘self-governed’ through the responsible conduct of our members, their guests, and participants. If you see someone violating these rules, speak up! Doing so, not only helps a fellow Sportsman, it helps us preserve the future of Shooting Sports for everyone.It also serves to enhance and amplify the messages of ongoing safety and education campaigns such as Project ChildSafe, which has distributed more than 37 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners through partnerships with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
We need your help to make the Initiative a success, and to reach as many people as possible with the Firearms Safety message. Whether you’re a retailer, manufacturer or organization, participating in the Initiative is easy to do. From including the ORS logo on your packaging and advertising, displaying it in your store or sharing a note to your social media followers, there are many ways you can carry this important message to millions of firearm owners and reinforce the importance of firearm safety and responsibility.
Our goal is to make participating in the Own it? Respect it. Secure it.® Initiative as easy as possible. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum level of participation – you’re encouraged to participate in any way, and as often as you can.
Did you know hunters, anglers and shooting sports participants provide nearly all the funding for wildlife conservation agencies?
Every time you buy a license you are contributing to the future of wildlife conservation while preserving our hunting and angling heritage. To learn more and to buy a license, choose the links below.