We will be having a Tennessee Hunters Education FIELD DAY
on October 9th, 2020. The FIELD DAY will run from 6:00pm-9:30pm.
Click the link below to register.
If you have any questions, contact Stanley Shell at 423-361-6439
Our Club's General Membership Meetings for 2020 will be held on the following dates. We will start the meal at 6:30 pm with the membership meeting to commence directly afterwards.
All current 2020 members are invited to attend.
August UPDATE 08/07/2020
Due to the recent reporting of the increasing spike of COVID-19 cases in our region, we find our organization faced with more difficult decisions. We are very short of range safety officers at this time. We WILL NOT be able to maintain our typical operating schedule for the rifle/pistol ranges. This is due to many of our RSOs in the "high-risk" category that cannot serve their normal schedule. Occasionally we are having to alter our operating hours. At this time, we will try to maintain the regular schedule as much as we possibly can. Always check our online RSO calendar (click the red and yellow box on the top right corner of the home page) to confirm that a range safety officer is scheduled for duty before assuming that the range will be open. The rifle/pistol ranges cannot be used without a range safety officer present. We appreciate everyone's patience, support and understanding during these events. Please check here often for any updates.
THERE IS TO BE NO USE OF THE RIFLE/PISTOL RANGE WITHOUT AN RSO PRESENT
The September 15th club membership meeting and dinner has been cancelled
Social distancing will be in effect. Do not approach range officers. You can effectively communicate with them at a distance.
The shotgun facilities reopened on the night of May 07,2020. We will resume the regular operating schedule for this part of our facilities. The main clubhouse will only be accessible for restrooms and concessions ONLY!!! There is to be NO gathering inside the clubhouse!!! Please use the porch and pavilion for socializing while maintaining appropriate distance.
GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL AREAS OF THE CLUB
Social distancing WILL be maintained
RSOs have the authority to require anyone who appears to be sick to leave the property
No gathering in the range house/club house
DO NOT attend if you are feeling ill
Be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem
RSOs are volunteers and will be respected
Use common sense, as always
Safe and courteous participation is required
Comments can be emailed to email@example.com
We will be evaluating these procedures and actively adapting to this situation.
These procedures may change daily if necessary.
Please check here daily for any updates.
Volunteer range safety officers are needed for the rifle/pistol range. If you would like more information for this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-943-3827
March 17th, 2020 CANCELLED
June 16th, 2020 CANCELLED
September 15th, 2020 CANCELLED
November 17th, 2020
MATCH DATES 2020
04-04-20 April POSTPONED
05-02-20 May POSTPONED
Club Bulletin & Homepage
2020 Muzzle Loader Rifle Silhouette Shoot
The Unaka Rod & Gun Club of Johnson City, TN will hold a muzzle loading
rifle shoot on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Event is from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Registration starts at 9:00 AM
Located at the Unaka Rod & Gun Club Rifle Range
90 Furnace Road
Johnson City, TN 37601
This is a non-sanctioned event held to encourage the safe and
recreational shooting of rifles of the type used in our region from
the American Revolution through the 1840s.
Period Clothing is encouraged but not required.
NRA Certified Range Officers will govern these events. NMLRA (National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association)
rules will apply. More details will be given at match.
Two separate matches will each include 4 timed relays (2.5 minutes per shot) for:
Large Bore Rifle (.45 and larger) – 20 metallic silhouette targets at 50 yds – 200 yds (20 total shots)
Small Bore Rifle (.40 and smaller) – 20 metallic silhouette targets at 40 yds – 100 yds (20 total shots)
Rifles must shoot round soft lead ball, have metallic open sights, and have side hammers.
Percussion guns are allowed.
No sabots, in-line guns, or scopes are allowed.
Smoking is not permitted on the range.
Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
No Entry Fee, No Prizes, No Awards
For more information, contact:
Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Classes Are Held On The Second Saturday Of Each Month (March-December) At Our Clubhouse.
No classes will be held in January or February.
For More Information CLICK HERE.
Our club military and civilian rifle/pistol matches as well as the bullseye pistol match start has been postponed due to the current national healthcare situation and concerns. We hope to start on June 06, 2020 and will assess that possibility closer to the date. Please check here for any updates.
We are experiencing a shortage of volunteer range safety officers (RSO) for the rifle/pistol range.
The rifle/pistol range is only open for use when a RSO is on duty to supervise the safe use of the facility.
For us to maintain our regular daily (Monday-Sunday) operating schedule, we must have more volunteers to support us with our range safety officer program. If we do not have trained volunteers to serve as RSO's,
we will have to adopt an abbreviated operating schedule for our rifle/pistol range.
This will be dictated by the number of available support volunteers. Members need to check the online RSO schedule before coming to the range to confirm that a RSO is scheduled for the shift.
If you are interested in volunteering for our RSO program, please call
Joshua Hyatt at (423) 943-3827 for more information.