The Range Report
September 17, 2020
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.

We are awaiting a proposal from a contractor for the necessary repairs and also exploring alternatives.

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
Open House Announcement
Due to the current Covid Restrictions, there will NOT be an Open House on Saturday, September 26.

If you have not yet turned in your annual renewal information, you may do so if you are attending the Kind Heart Raffle.
Kind Heart Raffle

The Kind Heart raffle WILL take place on
Saturday, September 26 at 1 pm (note time change).

You must turn in your ticket stubs prior to the drawing.

You may attend this drawing at the Ram building. However, you must adhere to Covid restrictions. No more than a total of 25 people inside the building and no more than 50 people outside the building. Everyone must have masks on.

If you win a firearm at the raffle, you will not be able to take it with you. You will have to pick it up at a designated local gun dealer and complete the necessary Federal paperwork prior to taking delivery of the firearm. (Details will be provided.)

If you are present and have won one of the other prizes, you may claim it and take it with you.

If you are not present and have won one of the prizes, you will be contacted and arrangements will be made to get the prize to you.




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

PHA Board of Directors.
Call for Help!
Up to 3 people are needed to help with a Range project on Thursday, September 24 and Friday September 25.

If you are available and can help, please contact Bokie Sherk and let him know at

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
EFFECTIVE Friday, September 4

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 now 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 8 am.

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Sunday
will start at noon.
Call for Volunteers.

OK everybody, listen up.

We now need somone to run the 3rd Sunday match.

Please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you would like to help. The entire club thanks you for your support!
1st Sunday 5-Stand Shotgun

We are pleased to announce that 2 members have stepped forward and volunteered to run the 1st Sunday of each month 5-stand shotgun. They will start on Sunday, October 4, 12 - 3 pm.

A big "Thank You" to Kevin Huff and
Paul Van Valen for stepping up.
.22 Bench Rest

On Saturday, September 19, is the .22 bench rest match starting at 8 am.

These are bench rest matches with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.

On Thursday, September 24, is the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot that starts at 8 am.
NRA High Power Match

On Saturday, all competitors (per PHA rules) will be required to attend the safety briefing prior to firing in the match. If someone fails to be there at the time of the briefing, they will not be allowed to compete.

All competitors are expected to arrive early in order to assist in the set up of targets and get the range ready for the match.

The gate will open at 8:00 am, set up will start by 8:20 am. Safety Briefing will be at 8:45 am. Match will start at 9:00 am.
Buffalo Match

On Sunday, the Buffalo Match registration starts at 8:30 am and match starts at 9 am at the High-Power range.
PHA safety rules due to corona virus will apply (6 foot social distancing and masks required).
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

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

The annual membership renewal is underway.

Everything has been mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA. This envelope contains all the forms that you need to renew your membership for the coming year.

Your Membership Renewal envelope contains the following:

  • Membership Renewal form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Range Rules form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Ballot. There is an election for PHA Club Officers and At-Large Board Members. You may also receive a ballot for PHA Range and/or PHA Range II if you are a stockholder in one or both of those organizations. Be sure to mark your ballots.
  • Raffle/Donation Tickets. There are 12 raffle/donation tickets included for the Kind Heart program. When you buy your tickets, please issue a separate check. Please return any unused tickets. (See article below for more information about Kind Heart.)
  • A pre-addressed return envelope is included for you to return all your documents to PHA.

After you have signed your documents and marked your ballot(s), and entered the Kind Heart raffle/donation, place everything in the included pre-addressed envelope, put a stamp(s) on it, and mail it.

NOTE: PHA Annual Club members (NOT stockholders) must also include a check for $125 for their annual dues.

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.

NOTE: If a PHA Club member anticipates a difficulty, due to job, medical reasons, or any other reason, in paying their annual dues, contact President Ray Owens prior to September 1, 2020.

If you haven't renewed your membership, you're almost out of time.

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

  • September 26. Open House. Due to the current Covid restrictions, there will not be an Open House this year.

  • September 30. This is the final day to renew your membership without penalty.

  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 penalty 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.

The Kind Heart Fund
PHA has started a Kind Heart Fund.

The Kind Heart Fund is off to a great start. I appreciate the excitement and the many kind words from you.
I have already received several requests for extra tickets. If you need more tickets for yourself or to sell, contact:

Chairperson for Kind Heart.
Please enter your info on the ticket stubs and return them with your separate check made to PHA Kind Heart Fund. You may return the stubs and check with your Renewal Form, mail it to PHA, PO Box 913, Thomasville, NC 27360 (postmarked no later than Sept. 20) or bring them prior to the drawing on Sept 26. Please return any unused tickets.
The drawing for the prizes will be on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 1:00 pm. (Note time change.)
Contributed by Nancy Mueller
Mossberg 464
Tactical .30-.30
Anschutz MSR
Smith&Wesson 442 Performance Center
Sig Sauer
Tactical Light
Crimson Trace Linq
M1 Garand
Lanyard Set
Knives by Mike Sturm
Sig Sauer Whiskey 3 Scope
Browning Alps Sleeping Bag
We're Looking for a Little Help.
The PHA Range Board of Directors is looking for a some part-time volunteers for three of the PHA officers. PHA is growing and that means there is more to do in the "back office" of PHA.

The three officers are: Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary.

If you are interested in any of the three 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

Range shooting hours are from 8:00 am until legal sundown, although a member may come and go outside

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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