Author Topic: Mansfield Fish & Game rises from the ashes - next shoot is October 29-30  (Read 1384 times)

Offline dwarven1

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The Quonset hut that is Mansfield Fish & Game's main building collapsed today under the weight of the snow. The entire range has been shut down until further notice.

Further details as I find them out.

« Last Edit: July 28, 2011, 03:30:55 PM by dwarven1 »
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Re: No shoots at Mansfield Fish & Game until further notice
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 06:44:02 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that; I guess that's global warming for ya.  If you take up a collection to get it fixed, count me in.
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Re: No shoots at Mansfield Fish & Game until further notice
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 06:49:48 PM »
Building has been condemned.  :sos:

http://thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/02/01/news/8782576.txt

I will keep this updated as news becomes available. I gotta say, this truly sucks because not only do we lose an Appleseed range, but the club has been working on building an indoor range for the last few years... and that's now buried under 3 feet of snow and a buckled roof.  >:( I am friends with quite a few members there, and many of them are Appleseed supporters. The head of the junior rifle program is our own IIT, AbbyOakley, in fact, and her father is the President. I'm quite bummed out for them.

I imagine that there will be fundraisers being held to rebuild once they get sorted out what they have to do. Watch here and also on www.northeastshooters.com for details.
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Re: No shoots at Mansfield Fish & Game until further notice
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 04:59:28 PM »
I know where to get some used utility poles if they want to build a pole barn type building. They don't collapse. I have a 24 by 40 pole barn that I built. They could build a 25 yard covered range. Put some siding on there and it could be an indoor covered range.

Sorry to hear about the loss. I know of a Quonset hut that collapsed on some very valuable antique and classic cars.
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Re: No shoots at Mansfield Fish & Game until further notice
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 11:01:49 PM »
I have been in touch with the club president; we are trying to get one shoot on the schedule for this fall and two on the schedule for next year.


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Re: Mansfield Fish & Game rises from the ashes - next shoot in October
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 09:57:23 AM »
Next Mansfield shoot will be October 29 & 30th, 2011. I've submitted this to get on the schedule already.  ..:..

The silly part of me says that we should have a special award for anyone who shoots Rifleman in costume (since it's so close to Halloween) but I'm only kidding.

I think.  ;)
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Just talked to the President of Mansfield Fish & Game.

The 100 Yard range roof is almost finished and they should start framing the new clubhouse within a few weeks. With a little luck, we'll have the clubhouse available at the shoot in October. No word yet on whether the club will have kitchen facilities by then or not - watch this space.

Range fee for the weekend is $10 per person.
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Re: Mansfield Fish & Game rises from the ashes - next shoot in October
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 09:28:58 PM »
The silly part of me says that we should have a special award for anyone who shoots Rifleman in costume (since it's so close to Halloween) but I'm only kidding.

I think.  ;)
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