The Range Report
October 15, 2020
Gate Code Change
Attention All Members!

The main gate access code will change this morning, Thursday, October 15.

Please check your new membership card
for the new code number.

If the gate code you entered doesn't work, you either need to consult your membership badge and look for the
2020-2021 gate code or you forgot to renew your membership.

Click the link below to see about your renewal.
Due to a hard, short rain, (3 inches in one hour) the 100-yard bridge over the creek has been damaged. Therefore, the 100-yard berm is NOT accessible at this time.

UPDATE: We have talked with two engineers and will discuss their findings at the Board meeting next week.

We will make an announcement in this spot as to when the bridge will re-open and the 100-yard berm is accessible again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

PHA Board of Directors




If anyone asks about your badge, do not take it personally.
Just show your badge and thank them for asking.

PHA Board of Directors.
Governor Cooper's Phase 3 does
not change anything for PHA.

All PHA matches will continue their normal schedule. However, we still must still follow a few NC restrictions while shooting matches.

They are:

  • While shooting outdoors, no more than 50 people will be allowed to participate in ANY PHA match.
  • Everyone shooting the match must maintain the 6-foot separation.
  • All match shooters, match directors, and RSO's must wear protective masks.
  • No food can be provided at any match.

If these requirements cannot be complied with at any match, then the match must be canceled. These requirements will remain in place until the NC Governor relaxes them again. And we'll report those changes in the Range Report.

Also, the guest restriction has been removed. Please follow the normal limitation, 2 per member, for guests you bring PHA Range.

PHA Board of Directors.
Upcoming Matches
5-Stand Shotgun

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Saturday
will be starting at 9 am.

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Sunday
will start at noon.
Important 5-Stand Shotgun Announcement.

UPDATE: Good news. Sammy Mickel and Richard Pettit have stepped up and will run the 3rd Saturday morning for the 5-stand shotgun. A thank-you to Sammy and Richard for coming forward.

UPDATE: More good news. Paul Inman and Rob Fritts have stepped up and will run the 4th Saturday morning for the 5-stand shotgun.
A thank-you to Paul and Rob for coming forward.

We are not out of the woods yet. Two is the minimum to run these matches. It is a lot of work for two people. You really need three, and four is better. Additional volunteers are still needed for each of the scheduled Saturdays and Sundays.

UPDATE: This is now the 5-stand schedule effective October 3. We still need volunteers for the 2nd Sunday.

Saturday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
2nd Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
3rd Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
4th Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
5th Saturday (4 times a year): NO MATCH

Sunday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Sunday of each month: 12 pm to 3 pm
(Very successful last week)
2nd Sunday of each month: NO MATCH
3rd Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
4th Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
5th Sunday (4 times a year): 12 pm - 3 pm.
Will You be the one to Help?

If you are interested in helping, please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you want to help. The entire club thanks you and needs your support!
.22 Bench Rest

On Thursday, August 20, is the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot that starts at 8:00 am. This is a bench rest match with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.

Please note: This match ends on Thursday for 2020. This match is scheduled to resume in March of 2021.

Buffalo Match

The Buffalo Match has been cancelled for Sunday, October 18.
Special Match in November
PHA High Power Team Match

We will be holding a non-NRA High Power fun team match on Sat, 28 November 2020.
This will be a 30 shot match for each competitor on their 2-man team.

Match set up and start times will be as listed for our NRA matches- gate opens and set up at 0800, safety briefing about 0845, and firing starts at 0900.

Exact details of the match are being worked out, but the following is a brief description of the match.
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

This is for all members in all PHA organizations.
Everything you need to know.

The annual membership renewal is now in overtime.

Everything was mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA on July 3. This envelope contained the forms that you needed to renew your membership for the coming year.

NOTE: If you are just now renewing your PHA Club membership (NOT stockholders), you must include a check for $125 + a $50 late fee for your annual dues.

Attempts (via telephone or email) were made to contact you before September 30 that your renewal was coming down to the wire.

NOTE: If you do not sign all your renewal documents and/or if you do not include your annual dues payment, if required, your new membership card will not be issued to you. All your documents will be returned to you to be completed. You will have to re-submit everything. This will delay the issuance of your new membership card.

If you haven't renewed your membership, you're now in the penalty phase.

  • September 1. PHA membership renewals are due on this day.

  • September 30. This was the final day to renew your membership without penalty. Your renewal information must have been postmarked September 30 or before in order to avoid a penalty.

  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 late fee in addition to the $125 annual dues.

  • December 31. This is the final day that dues + penalty will be accepted. If you have not renewed by this date, you will be officially dropped from the PHA membership rolls. If you renew after this date, you must re-apply as a brand-new member and pay the new member fees.

If you have any questions, please contact the 
Cut this out and tape it on the refrigerator. (too late now)

We're Looking for a Little Help.
The PHA Range Board of Directors is looking for a some part-time volunteers for two of the PHA officers. PHA is growing and that means there is more to do in the "back office" of PHA.

The two officers are: Secretary, Membership Secretary.

If you are interested in any of the two areas, or want more information, click on one of the buttons below and let them know. They will get back to you soon.
PHA Safety Reminder

Shooters under 16 years of age must be under direct adult supervision. Guests must stay in the company of the member they are accompanying but may be firing at the same time as the member.
Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates Are Available!
If you would like to give someone a gift certificate for a new membership or for annual renewal, we can help you to do that. Just contact the PHA Secretary for details.
Links you might be interested in.
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