PO Box 1103, Three Forks, MT 59752
Members are encouraged to attend and the public is invited to join us.
Meetings always held on the second Monday
Christmas Stroll meetings will be held 12:30pm at the Ladyfish Yoga Studio. (Christmas Stroll – Friday, Dec 1st)
Chamber Members and the public interested in helping with this event are invited to attend.
Join us at this great community event! We will kick off the celebration with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 at Veterans Park followed by the Lighted Parade. Santa and Mrs Claus will be visiting, crafts, games and entertainment for kids, Christmas Tree and Wreaths Silent Auction at Tanya R. Gonzalez, CPA PC (215 Main Street), Free Carriage Rides, businesses and vendors on Main Street all with fun Christmas Cheer! And much, much more! A full schedule coming soon!
Follow us on our event Facebook Page!
Three Forks Chamber Stroll Christmas Tree Silent Auction:
All businesses, individuals in the community, and all organizations are invited to create and donate a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree or Wreath to the “Silent Tree Auction”. A portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Three Forks Area Historical Society!! The trees will be on display at Tanya R. Gonzalez, CPA PC (215 Main Street) before and during the stroll! High bids will be awarded December 1st during the Christmas Stroll! (Trees/Wreaths can be fresh or artificial).
WHEN: Feb. 3nd 2018, 7:00 AM
WHERE: LRC Facility, Three Forks Montana
COST: $80 Hunter and Precision Classes
ROUND COUNT: 125 Rounds Precision Class and 60 Rounds for the Hunter Class.
Caliber/Rifle restrictions: Rifle of 300 Winchester Magnum or smaller < 3200 fps.
TARGETS: Reactive steel of known distances between 100 yards and 1200 yards (700 for Hunters).
AWARDS: Will consist of Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Precision Class and Top Hunter for the match it’s self! Season Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series Champions, Top Hunter of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Senior of the Year!!
The Sponsor Prizes will be limited. At this time Defiance is on board for a 50% off receiver certificate and Harrison Gear Muzzle breaks and Swag.
Registration/Payment via website @LRCmontana.com/events
Contact: Glen Demaray Telephone 406-581-7766
All Match Details Below:
Provide FPR Shooters a challenging yet fun COF that will both improve their practical marksmanship skills while having a great time with other likeminded people.
Course of Fire (COF):
Long rifles only, bolt or gas, shooters choice. (No Pistols)
There are 8 distinct shooting stations spread out along a main draw line with the shooting lane across into sage draws/ravines stopping just short of a plateau-top. Each station will be marked by a steel post and a numbered marker panel to aid in station ID.
Each Shooter will be given a # based on order of sign up. Shooters will be put in squads of 4-6 that will move together through the course of fire. Squads will be pre-selected by the MD (match director).
Every station will have at least one designated Station RO. RO may request assistance from any competitor not actively shooting the station.
*Note: This is an individual match and as such no coaching/spotting or feedback will be allowed from the other competitors while experienced shooters are shooting on the clock. However RO’s can give feedback to Hunters/Novice/Senior shooters under time if they so request it. RO’s will be instructed to only call IMPACT to indicate a scoring hit; otherwise no confirmation will be made. (See LRC Event Rules – Definitions for clarification on Experienced and Novice Classifications)
BEFORE ANY RIFLE CAN LEAVE THE SHOOTING LINE THE RO MUST CONFIRM COMPETITOR’S CHAMBER IS EMPTY AND FIRING PIN IS SNAPPED DOWN! At this point shooter may move and ground rifle in the RO’s designated safe location, muzzle up at all times. After completing a station each squad will need to move to the next station to the left (west). During this movement all rifles need to be carried muzzle up, down or in scabbard pack (like Eberlestock). There will be a shotgun start with squads on each station to increase efficiency. A staging line will be set up behind the first station where squads ready to start the course will wait. In order to help station RO’s from distractive & excess noise, please hold your squads back 25 yards when stacking up occurs at a station. Move up only once previous squad has completed all shooting at that station.
All stations will have 2 posts from 5-20 yards out designating the pie shaped target engagement area. All targets will be painted Black, White, Light Blue or Yellow alternating every station to limit confusion. A few target engagement zones may overlap, thus the alternating colors.
Most targets can be ranged with any device, electronic or otherwise and will be of known distance. Target distances will vary between approx. 100 yards and 1200 yards. Non-electronic Stations require all targets to be reticle ranged with out the use of phones, calculators or Kestrels. UKD stations, unless designated non-electronic, may be ranged with any device.
There will be a marked area about 5 yards wide that must be shot from within (Arms reach either side of post); any questions on this should be directed to the station RO’s, as props will create variations to this rule. When competitor comes to the shooting line they must ground their rifle with bipod down or over a pack and bag may be placed under but of rifle. NO PRE-SIGHTING OR POSITION BUILDING WILL BE PERMITED PRIOR TO STAGE TIME! Shooters will start standing 4+ feet behind rifles/gear and have one minute to confer with RO on engagement order and target locations. Internal box mags can be pre loaded and DB mags inserted but bolt must be open and back.
Note: RO’s will give a brief description of target locations to the whole squad upon their arrival to each station. (Except blind stations)
The closest target will be the first target engaged at the station and each team will continue to engage all targets at the station from near to far, no exceptions. EXAMPLE: On station #1 shooter engages first target at 590 yards with 2 rounds, then engages second at 640 yards, then 3rd at 860 yards and so on.
Total time allowed will be 3-6 minutes for stations 1-8.
We want all shooters to help keep the match moving efficiently. The time will be set based off an average experienced shooter engaging the stages at a leisurely pace though a few will certainly challenge all!
SCORING (stage dependent)
RO must be on the same target as shooter and witness the hit to score it- communication with the ROs will be critical!!
*All hits are worth one point. Each target must be engaged with a minimum of two rounds. Be sure to review each stage COF to be sure!!
FIREARM AND CALIBER RESTRICTIONS:
-Limited to 300wm or smaller with a maximum velocity of 3200 fps. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis, contact DRW/LRC to ask.
Come prepared to shoot in positions other than prone, as there will be some positional requirements. Supports such as shooting sticks, tripods and bipods that exceed 15” fully extended will be allowed on a very limited basis!! This means certain stations will not allow their use and others will be run what you brung! Each shooter may have 2 support bags, one rear and one general support bag. These bags should be no larger 12”x10”x6”. Backpacks will almost always be allowed as rifle and or positional support.
OTHER MATCH DETAILS/RULES
Any feedback is always greatly appreciated, as we want all to have the best experience possible!
* Station Scores will be compiled as quickly as possible.
* There will be a staging area marked out for competitors to unpack and ground their rifles upon arrival to the match property. All rifles will remain in their travel cases until placed in the staging area with muzzle pointed in a safe direction. (Not sure of a safe direction? Find an RO or ask another competitor before handling your rifle). If no case is available please carry rifle muzzle up until it is safely grounded. At the staging area your rifle may be removed from case and grounded with Bolt or Action open (chamber flags appreciated). No further handling of rifle will be allowed until match begins.
* Match will start with a shooter's meeting at 7:00 am to maximize daylight and provide ample time for Awards presentation and socializing. Expect at least a 30minute Safety and COF review prior to any match start (Live Fire).
* This is Montana in December!! Dress appropriately. Be prepared for any weather conditions. It most likely will be cool/cold and Windy!!
* Bring your own Snacks/water. We will have water at most stations so stay hydrated!
Friday Feb. 2nd
The range will be closed until 6PM for Range Officer (RO) train up. Those shooters camping at LRC may enter the gate but must heed the caution tape and not cross due to live fire usage by the ROs.
Saturday the 3rd (Match day)
6:00AM-7AM: Shooter Check-in. Competitors must pre-register and pay on the website for this event!
7:00-7:30: Shooters Meeting (Will most likely be dark!)
7:30-8:00: Movement to initial stations. (Twilight)
8:15-12:00: Range is hot
Lunch will be a grab as you walk by and take a warm up break in the Wall Tent! The St. Clairs’ have Again offered warm food and a warm tent!! Part of your entry costs go to cover this food! Thanks Rachel and Brandon!
12:00-3:30PM: Range is hot
3:30-4:30: Scoring Compilation
5:00-8:00: Dinner, socializing and Awards with prize table
6:30PM: Match complete, however social hour w
Two total and no larger than 12”x10”x 6”
Any other gear restrictions will be stage dependent.
-Food and Water:
Bring a good water bottle. Bottled water will be available in tent and at the some of the stations. Cold and windy is the forecast so prepare accordingly.
Some warm lunch will be provided, but still bring any snacks needed to keep up your focus and energy while on the course.
We are planning a basic dinner (probably burgers/chips and Salad). Directions will be provided once a location for this meal and Awards presentation has been finalized.
This is currently live at lrcmontana.com/registration/
Registered Shooters will receive their Course Booklet PDF via email on Wednesday the 31st and a Course Booklet hardcopy at match check-in Saturday.
Dry camping is available on site. No running water is available.
SAFETY FIRST!! KNOW YOUR MUZZLE DIRECTION AT ALL TIMES!! SWEEPING ANYONE WITH YOUR MUZZLE WILL BE GROUNDS FOR AN IMMEDIATE MATCH DQ!!!! Magazines must be removed from rifle and no loaded internal mags when rifles are not on the active shooting line.
*Hearing and eye protection must be worn by all shooters and Range Officers. Exceptions to eye protection only for active spotters.
**Accidental Discharges of any kind will be grounds for immediate match DQ!! A DQ’d shooter will be allowed to accompany your squad for the remainder of match but will not be able to handle any firearm. This is done to EMPHASIZE how crucial it is not to send any rounds over the backstops and into/over the buffer zone!! There is potential for human activity because buffer zone ends approx. 850 yards past furthest targets to north.
Any disagreements with an RO will be noted by that RO and brought to the attention of the Match Director (MD) at the end of the match. At NO TIME will confrontational behavior be tolerated!! This would be grounds for an immediate match DQ and removal from match property. Any grievances should be brought directly to the MD at the completion of the match. RO’s will use enhanced hearing protection to maximize communication!
ANY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGES MUST BE RECORDED!! MAKE NOTE OF THE EXACT DIRECTION ROUND WAS FIRED AND APPROXIMATE ANGLE AND TIME AD OCCURRED!
RIFLE: Make/Barrel Length/Chambering/Muzzle Velocity
DRW/LRC Match Release
LIABILITY WAIVER, RELEASE & COVENANT NOT TO SUE
In consideration of Jack Inc. DBA Demaray Rifle Works (Here forth known as DRW), allowing me to engage in and/or watch DRW firearms trainings/matches, I, on my own behalf and on the behalf of my heirs, representatives, administrators and assigns, hereby waive and release any and all claims, demands, causes of action, suits and rights I, or anyone on my behalf, might have against DRW, its officers, instructors/range officers and Land Owners for personal injury (including death), loss or damage to my property which I (or anyone claiming by or through me) may have against DRW, its officers and/or directors as a result of my taking part in and/or as a spectator of any shooting activities sponsored by, sanctioned by or approved by DRW. Further, I agree that I will not, nor will anyone acting on my behalf claiming by or through me, bring or maintain any suit in Court to assert any claim against DRW, its officers and/or instructors/range officers or Land Owners on who’s land these activities take place for any claim that I may have arising out of my participation in any activities sponsored by, sanctioned by, or approved by DRW, its officers and/or instructors/range officers.
I AGREE THAT ENGAGING IN PISTOL/RIFLE SHOOTING OR ANY SHOOTING ACTIVITY CONSTITUTES MY INVOLVEMENT IN A VERY HAZARDOUS AND DANGEROUS ACTIVITY WITH ACCOMPANYING RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH AND LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND I HEREBY VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THOSE RISKS.
I AM OVER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, OR HAVE MY LEGAL GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE. IF UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, MY LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY WAIVER, RELEASE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE AND SIGN BELOW.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER, RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE AND I HAVE EXECUTED THIS INSTRUMENT VOLUNTARILY ON THIS DATE.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF DRW AND THE RULES OF PROPER/SAFE FIREARM HANDLING. I ALSO UNDERSTAND I MAY RECEIVE THESE RULES UPON REQUEST.
I recognize that DRW, it’s officers and instructors/range officers are not obligated to permit me to participate in and/or watch any of DRW’s activities and may terminate my participation in such activities at any time for any reason.
I also understand that this release is binding for a period of one calendar year beyond the below signed date.
Printed Name & Signature:
Legal Guardian Printed Name & Signature: (if participant is under 18)
Witness Printed Name & Signature (May be anyone 18 years of age or older)
Street Address: __________________________________________________PO Box: ________
State: ___________________________________ Zip: _________________________
Phone#’s H:_________________________________ Cell: _____________________________
Drivers License: State: ___________ and #_____________________________________
Jack Inc. DBA DRW, P.O. Box 1125 Three Forks, MT. 59752 Phone: (406) 581-7766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana's Favorite Small Town
(406) 285-4753 | PO Box 1103, Three Forks, MT 59752 | email@example.com