Visit the SBRGA facebook page

Join the NRA
One year $35. $25.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

September 14th, 2015 6 to 9pm and October 4th, 8am to 4pm

This is the class for those looking to get a hunting license or just want to be a safer hunter. The class consists of two sessions, both of which must be attended to receive your certificate. The minimum age for attendees is 10 years old. A $5.00 donation is requested to cover costs.

If you have any questions or to sign up, please contact Michael Anderson at Error: Javascript not enabled


NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY COURSE

Next Class: Sunday, August 9th, 8am to 12 noon.

This class is open to everyone. Attendees under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a home firearm safety course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith. This 4 hour classroom course teaches knowledge, skills and the attitude necessary to handle and store firearms safely in the home. Designed for both those who actively handle firearms and those who live around them.

Students will learn to identify various types of firearms and actions and practice safely unloading them. There will also be segments on storage, ammunition and gun cleaning. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and a course completion certificate that is accepted by the State of Maine to meet the safety training requirement for a concealed carry permit application.

Price is $50 per student. Contact Lois at error: Javascript not enabled with questions or fill out the registration form online to sign up. Class size limited to 16.

NRA Firearm Safety Class with Lois Kupersmith

ATA SHOOT - Saturday, September 12, 2015

The second of two ATA Shoots to be held at the club this year is scheduled for September 12th.

Open to ATA members. Please note the trap ranges will not be available for public shooting during this event.


Please see the club calendar for additional upcoming events.

PAST EVENTS:

Introducing Women to the Shooting SportsIntroducing Women to the Shooting Sports

Sunday, June 28th 2015 from 7:30am - 3pm

This is an event that so many look forward to each year, but unfortunately we got stuck with a very rainy day. We still had 18 women attend out of the 25 maximum class size. We always start off with classroom training run by Bob M. stressing proper gun handling and general firearm safety. This was followed by splitting into two groups for personal attention on the rifle and pistol ranges where everyone got to shoot multiple firearms. Trap shooting was canceled due to the weather but offered as a make up session on July 12th.


BBQ RibsBBQ Ribs & more

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

The SBRGA hosted another barbecue event on Thursday, June 28th which was attended by 65 people.

We had 23 racks of ribs, along with 14½ hour smoked pulled pork and 2 hour slow cooked natural casing hot dogs. Sides include the standards - beans, potato salad, dinner rolls and corn bread, plus there were desserts, of course. Everyone always gets fed well at our events.


HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

April 14, 2015 6 to 9pm and April 26, 8am to 4pm

This is the class for those looking to get a hunting license or just want to be a safer hunter. The class consists of two sessions, both of which must be attended to receive your certificate. The minimum age for attendees is 10 years old. A $5.00 donation is requested to cover costs.


Quilt Raffle

This beautiful "Upland Hunter" quilt was handcrafted and donated to the SBRGA by Paula D. / Lillian Bella Designs. We sold raffle tickets during February and March and drew the prize during our March 2015 meeting. The quilt raffle raised $250 for the club. Thank you Paula!

The quilt measures 50" wide by 60" long.

Handmade quilt by Paula Dougherty - Click for a larger image

2015 GAME SUPPER CANCELED

IMPORTANTThe annual game dinner scheduled for Feb. 14th has sadly been canceled due to yet more snow - this time in the form of a blizzard. Unfortunately, travel to and from the range in the forecast conditions would have not been safe.

Thawed meat that has been collected will be donated to local food banks.


2014 HUNTER SAFETY CLASSES

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 & Sunday, September 28 2014

56 participants attended this Fall's class which is required for obtaining your first adult hunting license.

This class was again taught by Mike Anderson, assisted by Clayton and Floyd. The club is looking for new instructors for this class. Mike and the others have been urning this for 20+ years and would like someone else to take over.


Trap Shoot for the Women of the SBRGATrap Shoot for the Women of the SBRGA

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Seven women participated in this shoot. Club veterans Barry and John provided instruction for beginners and coaching for others.


ATA SHOOT - Saturday, September 6, 2014

The second of two ATA Shoots held at the club this year took place on September 6th.


SBRGA 2014 Lobster dinner LOBSTER COOK-OUT

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A fairly small turnout didn't stop us from having a great time. This was another great event at the club - excellent food and a chance to get together with fellow members. We enjoyed a wonderful lobster dinner outdoors at the Trapshack under sunny skies. Thanks to the “Lobster Guys” - John De. and Randy T., along with their assistants Danny and Jen, for all of their planning and hard work in running this event. Also thanks to Barry and Lois for making the desserts.

On the menu... Lobster, Corn on the cob, Sweet Italian Sausage, Cole Slaw, dinner rolls, Dutch oven Turtle cake, brownies and blueberry bars. No one went home hungry! Following dinner, we even had some ukulele music.


Ducks UnlimitedDucks Unlimited Summer Solstice Trap Shoot

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association hosted a fundraiser for Ducks Unlimited with profits directed to Wetlands Conservation. The day began with Barry's famous mountain man breakfast, then trap shooting competitions with trophies in 3 categories: open, women's and youth. Finally, a lunch barbecue following the shoot.

Of course, this being a fundraiser, raffle packs were sold with the grand prize being a MOSSBERG 835 12G SHOTGUN with both smooth and rifled barrels!


Introducing Women to the Shooting SportsIntroducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2014

Sunday, June 8th from 7:45am to 3pm

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association hosted their annual Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports. Participants began with a classroom session emphasizing gun safety and basic handling. On the range, students were introduced to pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting. This is always an event that brings smiles to the faces of all participants - students, instructors and assistants.


June 5th, 2014 - The 3rd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

3rd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

We hosted the 3rd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast on Thursday, June 5th. Despite the rainy day, we had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed hanging out and meeting other members. The menu included our slow roasted 77 lb. pig, hotdogs, scalloped potatoes, apple sauce, chocolate turtle cake, pumpkin cake, watermelon, fresh chocolate chip cookies and more.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard all day to make this event possible.


ATA SHOOT - Saturday May 10, 2014

The first of two ATA Shoots to be held at the club this year took place on May 10th.


NRA BASIC PISTOL SHOOTING COURSE

Saturday, March 22, 2014 & Sunday, March 23

This Basic Pistol Shooting course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith was attended by six women (maximum class size offered). The goal of this course is for students to acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. All attendees left with greater confidence and skill levels.


Feb. 1st, 2014 - GAME SUPPER

Our annual game supper took place Saturday, February 1st. We had moose steaks, venison, bear stew, bear pie, game sausage, pheasant, partridge, lasagnas, casseroles, meatballs, chili, fish and clam chowders, cake, cookies and more. As usual, tickets were limited to 100 by the space we have in the clubhouse so not everyone was able to get in.

This year our raffle benefited the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for their fight to help preserve Maine's bear hunt. We had some great prizes including a handmade quilt by Paula D., a one hour private plane ride, pocket knives, t-shirts, caps and more.


Sept. 10th and Sept. 22nd, 2013 - HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

This is the class for those looking to get a hunting license or just want to be a safer hunter. The class consists of two sessions, both of which must be attended to receive your certificate. The minimum age for attendees is 10 years old. A $5.00 donation is requested to cover costs.

We had 43 participants this year, all of whom completed the class.


Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - BBQ Ribs & more

28 racks of ribs about halfway through the cooking

Despite the torrential rain, we had a great time at our rib barbecue. Around 60 people attended. St. Louis style ribs cooked for 6 hours with a custom rub, succulent pork shoulder smoked for 8 hours, hot dogs, almost 20 pounds of potato skins, 15 pounds of cinnamon apples, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, soda and desserts - I don't think anyone could have asked for more!


Introducing Women to the Shooting SportsIntroducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2013

Held Sunday, August 4th from 8am to 4pm

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association once again hosted their annual Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports. Participants began with a classroom session emphasizing gun safety and basic handling. On the range, students were introduced to pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting. This is always an event that brings smiles to the faces of all participants - students, instructors and assistants. We've got some pictures posted here.


May 30th, 2013 - The 2nd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

2nd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

The main event was a slow roasted, succulent 71 lb. pig. We also had mac and cheese, corn bread, baked beans, hot dogs, amazing pies, cookies, and other decadent desserts. Almost all of these dishes were homemade by our members. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped all day long!

90+ people attended and it looked like everyone had a great time. Click here to view pics of the event. Now I guess we need to start planning the next event.


Feb. 2, 2013: The Game Supper was again a great success. As usual we had a sell-out crowd with plenty of food for everyone. Click here to view some pictures.


Chicken BBQ

The Traphouse Chicken BBQ - 9/20/12

It's over. We pulled off another fun and successful event. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success. Sandy for her work all day long, Rich for help in grilling, Genie, Gina and Barry for their homemade desserts, Pattie and Gina (again) for their side dishes. Plus all the afternoon guys who got all the chairs and tables and Charlie for building and loaning us that great big grill. Thank to everyone else who helped break it all down and cleaned up when we were done. Thank you all - we had a great time. (L & L)


Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2012

The Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports held on Sunday, August 19th was a great success! After registration, there was classroom training and then on to the ranges. Twenty-three women who had never before handled any firearms shot pistols, rifles and shotguns. Everyone had a great time! Thanks to Genie Jennings for organizing this excellent event. Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the event.


SBRGA Lobster dinner2012 Barbecue & Lobster Dinner

The SBRGA held a barbecue and lobster dinner outdoors at the new Trap field house on Thursday, June 28th. The dinner included lobster, hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob, coleslaw, rolls and soda. No one went home hungry!

The event was a great success!

2012 Lobster Dinner and Barbecue


Dave W. shooting at the 2012 SBRGA Top Gun Competition1st Annual SBRGA Top Gun Shoot

The 1st annual archery and 3 gun competition - .22 rifles at 50 and 100 yards, 9mm handgun in an abbreviated IDPA course, plus 12 ga. shotgun - took place May 19th, 2012. All participants had a great time.


Feb. 4, 2012: The Game Supper was another great success. Once again, a sell out crowd. Click here to view some pictures.


Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2011

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association presented a Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports on Sunday, July 10, 2011. We've posted a few pictures from the event.


Jan. 29, 2011: The Game Supper was a great success. Click here to view some pictures.