Rules and Regulations

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Shooters and spectators of all ages must register at the shooting shack upon entering the grounds and before proceeding to course or field.

When not on shooting station, your gun must be empty and the action left open at all times. Over/unders or side-by-sides must be carried broken open with the barrels pointing forward and down. The semi-auto must be carried with the barrel pointing upwards, breech open and facing forwards and the shotgun unloaded; otherwise it can be safely carried unloaded in a gun slip. 5-Stand shooters must unload and keep action open when moving between shooting stands. Never point the muzzle of a firearm at anything you are not willing to harm.

Remove all guns from cases in vehicle, leaving gun cases in vehicle (there is no storage for shooters). Upon entering, place all guns open and empty in the gun racks provided.

We exist in a very flammable environment. Please do not smoke outside of your vehicle.

At 5-Stand, target counts are the responsibility of the shooter. We are an “honor” club and ask that you use only the targets you purchased, 27 targets per round.

RRGC course is zoned for shotgun use only. Discharge of any other firearm is prohibited. Please immediately report any unsafe conditions to RRGC staff.

All shooters must unload and step out of the shooting station when requested to do so by RRGC staff. RRGC reserves the right to deny shooting privileges or access for any unsafe and/or unsportsmanlike conduct. Failure to follow posted rules will result in the shooters removal from the shooting grounds.

Ear and eye protection are required to be worn by shooters and spectators at all times.

Load only when on the designated shooting station and only after the shooting area is secure. If you are not in a station, your gun should not be loaded. Never turn around toward others with a loaded gun.

Only one person shoots at a time at the designated shooting station. Backup shooting is not allowed. Do not load more than two shells in the gun at any one time.

Use of any shot size other than 7.5, 8 or 9 is prohibited. Shell size may not exceed 3 drams of powder, 1 1/8 ounce shot, or shot size larger than 7.5.

Unload before leaving the shooting station. Never travel with a loaded gun.

Shooters must always unload and yield to workers filling or repairing the traps in the field area. All guns must be unloaded and muzzles pointed up or away from persons. Never push the pull cord buttons that release the targets until the worker has left the field area.

The natural environment or the trap machine can cause targets to break. After 3 broken targets from the same trap machine, it becomes the shooter’s responsibility to notify RRGC staff of trap problems, then skip to the next station in order not to be charged for extra targets.

Notify RRGC staff of trap problems. Do not approach trap machines. Stay behind the shooting stations at all times. Do not attempt to remove un-broken targets from range.

Minors must be under close supervision by a parent or guardian at all times.

No shooter is ever to enter or remain on said premises if they are under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs or medications, both for their own safety and that of the other shooters, per RRGC rule adopted 8/23/2010 (attached).

Firearms must be in good working condition.

Never put your finger on the trigger of a firearm until the sights are on the target.

Always be sure of your target and what is behind it before firing.

Never carry more than two different gauges of ammunition. (i.e., 12 gauge and 20 gauge).

Never tighten choke tubes when your gun is loaded.

Shooting from the hip or any other place other than from the shoulder is strictly prohibited.

Never handle another shooter’s gun without permission.

Should you experience an ammunition or gun malfunction, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction until the firearm is rendered safe. If the previous shot did not sound normal, when safe, check your chamber and bore for blockage. Rods are provided at the gun racks to unplug barrels that may have an obstruction after a ‘dud” or “blooper” load.

While waiting your turn to shoot, always insure your position does not infringe upon other shooter’s line of fire or field of view, and your voices low so as not to hinder the puller’s ability to hear the shooter call “pull.”

Practice swings and/or dry pointing at clays, other targets or objects is not permitted unless you are in your designated shooting station.

The shooting of any wildlife and/or other inanimate objects other than clay targets is strictly forbidden. Always stay on the designated pathways. No one allowed in restricted areas or off pathways at any time.

No one without a valid driver’s license is allowed to operate any kind of motor vehicle including but not limited to cars, trucks, golf or clay carts, and any ATVs without the consent of RRGC discipline director.

Please no littering or soliciting.


Revised 2/7/2020