Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club

is located just outside of Siletz, Oregon just off of Highway 229. For you shotgun and archery lovers, we have that too!  BTRPC is a non-profit 501(c)(7), that is run by a handful of devoted firearms enthusiasts.  We are always looking for new members and dedicated men, women, and children to get involved in our happenings.

Please enjoy the website, and come visit us at one of our monthly meetings held at 1900 hours on every 3rd Monday of the month at The Timbers Restaurant and Lounge meeting room in Toledo.

  • 500 Meter Rifle Range
  • 25 Yard Pistol Range
  • 50 Yard Archery Range
  • Covered Shooting Shelters
  • Classroom Facility
  • Regularly Scheduled Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Shoots

Please download and review the rules:

 

Reminder:
When you sign the Waiver and Release of Liability each year with your membership application, for both new and renewal members, you sign indicating that you understand these rules, know what they mean and will abide by them. Your membership may be revoked for breaking these rules.

PRESIDENT

John Way

(541) 272-7243
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VICE PRESIDENT

Wayne Hodges


VICE PRESIDENT (TEMP)

Walt Heller

(541) 336-2907

SECRETARY, WEBMASTER

Rich Fix

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TREASURER, MEMBERSHIP

Earl Agee

(541) 994-2437
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MEMBER AT LARGE (TEMP)

Bill Henderson


RANGE MANAGER, NEWSLETTER, RSO

Mike Carey

(931) 206-5493
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HUNTER SAFETY

Dave Boyce

(541) 336-2936

COME SHOOT THE NEW VARMINT TARGETS ON JULY 21ST
This month, before the regular Military Match on the third Saturday of the month, we will be shooting the new long range varmint silhouette targets.  The Varmint Match, with the specially designed silhouettes, will be held in the morning before the wind comes up and then the Military Match, with the regular silhouette targets, will commence in the afternoon.  The Varmint Match is bench rest also and the course of fire is from 200 meters to 500 meters; anything goes for optics and guns smaller than 50BMG.  Come on out and see what varmint silhouette is all about!  (updated July 14, 2018)

A BATTLE WON, BUT THE WAR RAGES ON

Fellow members,

I had nearly completed a message to you all, practically predicting a place on the November general election ballot for the most dangerous of the anti-gun initiative petitions introduced in Oregon this year, IP43, when the Oregon Supreme Court did something I did not imagine they would…  They put reason, logic and the rule of law above emotion, and swatted down Oregon's far left Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, sending the measure back to her for revisions to the title and supporting sections.  This all but guarantees that the organizers of this initiative will not have time to get it on this year's ballot.  But, this is Oregon…  So as they say, “Keep your powder dry!”

A few hours after reading about the decision, posted on the OFF Facebook page, I saw the response from Ceasefire Oregon that they privately sent to their supporters, here's an excerpt (and here's a link if you want to read the full text):

“One of the pathways Ceasefire Oregon will take is to work with lawmakers to introduce a bill in the 2019 legislative session which will regulate ammunition and ammunition sales.  The bill would include:
Limiting high-capacity magazines to 5 rounds (hunters in Oregon are limited to 5 rounds when hunting large game like elk);
Prohibiting the sale of ammunition to people under the age of 21;
Prohibiting the sale of ammunition to people who cannot legally purchase guns;
Prohibiting the sale of ammunition containing lead;
Limiting the quantity of ammunition sold over a period of time;
Prohibiting the sale of expanding bullets like Hydra Shok, and bullets that send shards through a body.
A ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines WILL be passed in Oregon.  We do not know if it will happen in 2018, or in the 2019 legislative session, or as a 2020 initiative petition, but we do know that Oregonians WILL put an end to the sale of military-grade weapons and ammunition in our state.”


So there you have it…  The next move by the gun grabbers hinges on the State of Oregon remaining firmly in control of the gun-hating Democrats in the Oregon Legislature.  They will attempt to have their way in the next legislative session, and if they fail then, the 2020 general election will see another initiative petition hit the streets.  In other words, consider that IP43 was a sacrificial lamb and a test battle, and they have now gained valuable information in the all out war on our guns.

Dear members, when you and I are side-by-side on the range, I know we don't have everything in common with each other.  I know some of you are Republicans, some Democrats, others are members of third parties or even apolitical, and yet, we all have common interests in enjoying our sport, protecting our loved ones, and seeking the greater good for all people.  I do believe at the level of “We the People,” IP43, IP44, and most of the extremely outrageous proposals of the anti-gun left are not “party” issues.  But, when it comes to the Oregon Legislature, gun control is very much a “party” issue that is owned by the Democrats.  We must regain some ground this November for the Republicans if we are to continue to keep Oregon free and safe.  Whether that be a Republican majority in one or both parts of the legislature, and/or a Republican governor, I don't care…  Anything is better than the corruption and destruction of rights and reason by the overbearing Democratic rule the State of Oregon has been shackled with.

In order for the November election to be successful, there are two things I see that must happen and a third I hope will happen:

1) We need to register more conservative minded voters.
2) Conservative voters must vote for REPUBLICANS, and not third party candidates.
3) I'm hopeful that more Democrats will cross party lines to vote for Republicans, particularly the moderate Republican nominee for Governor, Knute Buehler, creating a 2019 Oregon Legislature that will be forced to come up with bi-partisan solutions.

I think numbers 1 and 3 above are self-evident; so let me provide some recent examples that explain how important number 2 is.  In the 2016 general election, the Oregon 5th District Senate race was won by the incumbent, Democrat Arnie Roblan, by a margin of 349 votes over Republican Dick Anderson. Another 2,568 votes in that race went to Libertarian candidate Dan Souza. Similarly, The Oregon 9th District House race was won by the incumbent, Democrat Caddy McKeown, by a margin of 1,111 votes over Republican Teri Grier.  Another 1,197 votes went to the Libertarian candidate in the race, Guy Rosinbaum.  So there it is…  Doing the math, the conservative votes could have easily won these district races if they had just voted in unison.

Liberals and conservatives alike can be guilty of idealism and our own “utopian dreams.”  We need to throw that aside this November, and yes, maybe even hold our noses while we vote for candidates who we may not wholly agree with, for the greater good of the State of Oregon and it's still free citizens.

Sincerely,

Rich Fix
BTRPC Secretary

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
It is that time of the year again…  Time to pay your annual membership dues.  If you are a Member in good standing (and provided us with a LEGIBLE mailing address) you should have received a Membership Application by mail within the past month.  Please complete that, include a check for your dues, sign the WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, and mail all to us at PO Box 80, Lincoln City, OR 97367.  Renewal Members are required to complete a new application and sign a new WAIVER each year as well.

If you did not receive a Membership Application in the mail, or if you are joining as a New Member, please download the Membership Application and complete.   Include a check for your dues, sign the WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, and mail all to us at PO Box 80, Lincoln City, OR 97367.

Please note that the fee for one key is included in the Annual Membership Fee, and Extra Keys are an additional $5.00/each.   Also, unless you actually performed 4 hours or more of volunteer work for the club during this past membership year, you owe the extra $40 for the work bond as well.  Be extra careful to make sure the information you include is complete and legible.  Big Timber is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization, and if your information is incorrect, or not able to be read, we may not be able to get back to you in a timely manner.  (6/17/2018)

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2013 and Earlier Newsletters
 
September 22-23
Hunter Sight-In Days
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
$3 per gun, all participants.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
October 6
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
October 8-12
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Range T.B.D. closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
October 18
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
Pistol range closed until 4pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
October 19
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
Pistol range closed until 1pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
November 3
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
November 17
Annual Turkey Shoot!
Public welcome, 9am start.
$6 per gun
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
December 1
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
December 3
Oregon State Police
Night & Low Light Training
All ranges closed after 4pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
December 10
Oregon State Police
Night & Low Light Training
All ranges closed after 4pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey