Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Thirteen members were present at the January Annual Business meeting Monday, January  11, 2016 held at the Cut Bank Airport Terminal Bldg. at 7PM.
A quorum was present.
New members were presented and approved.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The monthly treasurer's report was given and approved.
A report from the Indoor range committee given. It may be possible to obtain a new location for the indoor range.  Art will follow up on that.
Old Business:
Jim made a motion to reconsider the tabled motion to give Honorary Lifetime Membership to Mike, Henry, Shane, Don, and John J. for their extraordinary contributions to the building of the range.  Motion was passed.
"G" presented, for consideration, a new type of format for a handgun fun shoot. A show of hands was taken to show support.  G will arrange for the shoot when circumstances are favorable.
New Business:
FWP grant application season is open.  Jim will check out the application process and Roger, Art and Don were selected to write up a project description to include excavation along with leveling and parking lots improvements.
Election of Directors:
Logan, Shane, G, were nominated.  Vote was taken and all three were elected to the 2016-17 term of directors.
Jay gave his annual secretary's report. 
The regular annual meeting was adjourned.
Annual directors meeting was held immediately following the membership meeting.
Five directors were present.
Plans were made to:
Have a financial audit at the close of our fiscal year, June 30, 2016.
It was planned to use a service company for future toilet and toilet maintenance.
Reactive targets suggested for the future.
The directors meeting adjourned.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Our annual business meeting will be held Jan. 11, 2016 at the Cut Bank Airport Terminal Bldg. at 7PM.
Business and election of directors will be held. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Minutes of the October 12th regular meeting.

Minutes for October 12, 2015
Six members of the board and two members were present. 
Art motioned to accept new members, Jay 2nd,d; new members accepted.
Art gave the treasurer’s report, Jay motioned to accept the report Shane 2nd’d; motion passed.
Jay gave the secretary’s report for August, Roger motioned to accept the report, Logan 2nd,d; report accepted.
OLD BUSINESS:  Sight in day produced about 20 shooters which included some family groups.  Most showed up late in the day.  Jim mentioned fairness of giving a life membership for work to be done to Pat Walters since several people have already donated funds, labor and equipment for range development; for example Shane S., Mike B., Don B., and Henry Alme.  Jim motioned to give the same benefit to all who have donated substantially, Jay 2nd,d, after further discussion the motion was tabled but all agreed that a benefit from the club should be the same for all. 
NEW BUSINESS: Cut Bank PD is looking for a package deal for the whole department.  If we make a deal for the PD it would have to apply to all groups or at least all law enforcement looking for a package rate.  Shane motioned to give all active, certified law enforcement officers a 25% discount on membership fees, Roger 2nd,d, motion passed. 
We will rent the downstairs archery range for a winter league but will not have open memberships.  4-H will also have use of the range.  Art motioned to donate five dozen arrows to 4-H since they are paying for new targets.  Jim 2nd,d, motioned passes.  Logan will check on insurance coverage by the church for their youth group to use the indoor archery range. 
Jay filed the federal tax form and is also filling out form for coverage of the pistol bay from the insurance company.  We estimate replacement cost to be about $30,000.  (14x70’)  
Jim motioned to adjourn the meeting, Art 2nd,d, meeting adjourned. 
Submitted by
Jay Welch

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cut Bank Sportsman Association holds Sight In Day Saturday Sept 26th.

The range will be open for free use 9AM to 3PM to sight in hunting rifles or handguns for hunting season.  Ear and eye protection are required.  Shooters should bring their own paper targets and something to tack targets up with like a heavy duty stapler or tacks.  A cardboard backer is always helpful.  Bring your rifle, ammunition and tools you may need to sight in your rifle scope.  When sighting a new scope or rifle it is best to start at a target 25 yards away.  This will save you time and ammunition.  With most standard calibers and scopes a group on center at 25 yards will be one inch high at hundred yards. 
The range is located across the highway from the airport. (East side of the Valier-Cut Bank Highway.)
Range Rules are posted at the range.  Shoot safe!  Range officers will be present.
For more information contact Jay Welch at 873-2343.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The second Monday of every month is Cut Bank Sportsman's monthly meeting.

September 14 is the date and the meeting starts at 7PM and is held at the Cut Bank Airport Terminal Bldg.
See you there!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August meeting notes:

Synopsis of minutes:
We can use the shipping container that is currently at the GCSO range for storage, we have to move it.
Members voted to remove the Day Pass status from range usage due to liability concerns.
We will look into new insurance that may cover guests, members, officers and directors.
Range rules will be provided to each new or renewal member when they fill out the member form and make payment, club will furnish ink and paper.
Range will be closed (by airport) during Fun Days on August 15th. Gman will hold a CCW class at the north range the same day.
Handicap access was discussed as well as future sight in day.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Note; The gate combination to the gun range has been changed.  Membership dues come due July 1, every year.  If you have not paid your 2015-2016 dues and received the new combination,  please stop at Normans Outdoor Sports, formerly Ben Frankin, in Cut Bank and update your membership. 
See you on range!