Shooting sports: Clubs plan practices, classes

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column will be published as space permits in 2018. The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, or to reserve a listing for your organization, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3115.)

Hillside Rod & Gun Club

625 Gulick St., Blossburg

Ray Stahl, 570-220-1997

• Through Oct. 31, practice will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesdays except on the second Wednesday. On those weeks, practice will be held on Thursdays. Practice nights offer singles, handicap and doubles. A fee applies per 25 targets, and club members will receive a $1 discount. All events are open to the public.

Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club

339 Sportsman’s Club Road, Mansfield


All events are open to general public; family participation encouraged.

• An eight-hour National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 at the pistol range. It is open to men and women of any experience level.

Upon successful completion of a written test and shooting qualifications, participants will receive a certificate and a Basic Pistol Class patch. A shooter can bring his or her own pistol or revolver or borrow one for the day. Participants should also bring eye and ear protection.

Those interested in registering must contact Lead Instructor Marilyn Jones whether they borrow a .22 pistol or bring their own gun and whether they do or don’t have eye and ear protection.

Lunch, soda and water will be provided. Participants can bring snacks.

When registering, provide name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth. To register, send a check for $50 made out to Marilyn Jones to her at 1155 Old State Road, Covington, PA 16917. To borrow a .22 caliber pistol or eye and ear protection and for more details about this class, call 570-549-2794 or email

Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club

4646 Route 287, Wellsboro

Kyle Knowlton, 570-439-0849; Charlie Messina, 570-439-2192

• On Thursdays beginning in April and continuing through Oct. 25, the club will hold trap shoot practices for beginners and experienced shooters from 3 p.m. until dusk, weather permitting. They are open to everyone. A fee applies per round for adults, and youth under 18 get a $3 discount.

Eye and ear protection must be worn and shooters must provide their own shotguns and ammunition, although a limited supply of 12-gauge shotgun shells will be sold.

• The club is looking for shooters who want to compete in the Northern Tier Trap League as a member of the Nessmuk team. Teams from six area gun clubs, including Nessmuk’s, compete in the Northern Tier Trap League.

Each of the six hosts two Sunday shoots during the seven-month season and one club hosts the final shoot-out. Registration is at 7 a.m. with shooting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, Hillside is hosting the first shoot-out on April 29 and South Creek is hosting the final one on Oct. 21. Other shoots will be held as follows: South Creek on May 13, Troy on June 3, Canton on June 24, Nessmuk on July 8, Log Cabin on July 22, South Creek on Aug. 12, Hillside on Aug. 26, Canton on Sept. 2, Log Cabin on Sept. 9, Nessmuk on Sept. 23 and Troy on Oct. 7.

For details on joining the team, call Rick Niles, trap shoot organizer, at 570-439-0187.