The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
September 2021 — V28N09

News Around The Club

We held our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on the third Monday in September. Turn-out for this meeting was good, as you might expect, as that was the night we also changed the locks and everyone wanted a new key. 

New keys are available most weekday afternoons around 4:00 PM, also during organized club activities such as skeet and trap. You must have paid your dues in order to get a new key for the princely sum of $3.00 — your name will be checked against a list of members in good standing. Old keys can be hung on Christmas trees as ornaments.

Here is the list of Officers and Directors for the next year:

President                    Mike Kinahan
Vice President         Ken Crowell
Secretary                    Richard Martin
Treasurer                    Mike Fechter
Executive Officer    Dave Glancy
Membership Secy   Ernie Foster

        Larry Hefner
        Arty Johannesen
        Phil Lennon
        Eric Page
        Ron Rice


We held a Combat Pistol Match on September 11th that was well attended with13 shooters. We shot two relays and Andrew Thompson won both.

The next pistol match will be a Halloween Fun Shoot on Saturday, October 30th starting at 2:00 PM. The course-of-fire includes plugging holes in Casper the Friendly Ghost, knocking a witch off her broomstick and popping seasonally festive balloons.

Cowboy Action Shooting

The next Cowboy Action match is planned for Sunday, October 17th starting at 9:00 am. As ever, new shooters and spectators are welcome.

The gun that killed American Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid recently sold for more than $6 million at auction in Los Angeles, more than double the pre-sale estimate. Bonhams auctioneers said the Colt single-action revolver that Sheriff Pat Garrett used to take down Billy the Kid in 1881 was bought over the phone by a person who wished to remain anonymous. Bonhams, which described the gun as “the most iconic treasure of early Western history,” said the $6.03 million price was a world record for any firearm. It had been expected to fetch between $2 million and $3 million.

Trap & Skeet

The skeet shooters are back in action again on Wednesday evenings.

There will be a Halloween Skeet Shoot on Sunday, October 24th starting at 10:00 AM. The format of this shoot is a 50-round handicap, so bring plenty of ammunition — no excuses! As for the handicap, details had not been released at press time but are believed to be something out of the ordinary, nay, even devious given the season. Cost for the shoot is $12 and includes a Potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share with your fellow shooters.  

A Club Champion skeet match is in the offing for the end of November — more details as they become available.

Finally, it has been a long standing policy of our club to not allow driving on the skeet field unless for work purposes.

Building and Lands

Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the need for the club to split and stack wood to heat the clubhouse. Bill Berry is our new B&L Chairman and will shortly be announcing a date for a splitting and stacking effort. A blast email will be sent when the date is known.

Quotes of the Month
Politics have no relation to morals.”
- Machiavelli 

"The enemy is within our gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality, that we have to contend."
- Marcus Cicero, 55 B.C.

Anti-Hunting Groups Are Going for the Jugular

Sourced from NSSA

Two anti-hunting groups are making a move to kill hunting. They’re looking to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) to publish a rule that would eliminate transporting harvested wild animals and most birds across state lines.

It is the most serious threat to hunting in the United States since Dan Ashe, former USFWS director, attempted to ban the use of traditional ammunition on federal lands. That attempt was rolled back by former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. This attempt must be turned back by every hunter in America.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council are co-opting COVID-19 fears to push their radical anti-hunting agenda in a petition to the USFWS and DOI. They are ignoring reports of China’s potential complicity on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they are faulting hunters as potential pathogen pathways and attempting to end hunting even in neighboring states.

The petition claims, “Pandemics caused by zoonoses – infectious diseases that jump from animals to people – are entirely preventable.” The mechanisms they would impose include a complete ban on interstate transport of not just live animals, but also the meat, hide, horns, antlers and skulls of harvested animals. The petition doesn’t discriminate between a ban on species harvested internationally. It also targets hunters who take animals in other states and transport them home, even if they’ve been professionally prepared by a butcher or taxidermist to safeguard against the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. Read the entire article here.

Club Calendar

Monday, October 4th – 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 24th 10:00 am

Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween Fun Shoot – Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 pm.

Cowboy Action Shoot — Sunday, October 17th, 9:00 am.

Tuesday, October 5th – 7:00 pm & Thursday October 6th – 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 10th – 9:00 am. Register here.

…And Finally