New Safety Initiative at Easthampton Fish & Game – Your help is needed.
In keeping with the on-going commitment to range safety at Easthampton Fish & Game, the membership voted at the March 13th meeting to install “hot range” warning lights and signs at the lower ranges to indicate when the upper Skeet range is being used.
The warning lights would be switched on by shooters on the upper Skeet range when a round is beginning. The warning indicates that there is a possibility that some pellets in the Skeet Range Shot Zone will fall onto the lower rifle ranges. It is incumbent upon the shooters on the lower ranges to wear eye protection and headwear (e.g. ball cap).
Although the safety rules for the lower ranges have always specified that eye and ear protection are required when using these facilities, the membership decided that the extra step of the Skeet Range warning light would add yet another level of safety for our members.
Some of the cost of installing this system have already been donated by club members. Additional funds are needed, and any donation (small or large) is greatly appreciated. If you can help with this initiative, please see one of the Board of Directors, or come to a Membership Meeting with your contribution.
Dates of Membership meetings are listed on the Club Calendar page.