TREASURE LAKE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB


Discharge of Firearms and Shooting Range Rules and Regulations   
TLPOA Policy Number:  S-13  

The Board of Directors, Treasure Lake Property Owners Association has sanctioned the establishment
and operation of a shooting range by the Treasure Lake Sportsman Club. Discharge of firearms on any
other Treasure Lake Property Owners Association property is strictly prohibited.  

The following rules and regulations for the shooting range have been established by the Treasure Lake
Sportsman Club.  They will provide for the safety of Club members and the residents of Treasure Lake.

Operation of the range shall be under the general direction of a Club designated ‘Shooting Range
Safety Officer’.  There may also be Club members designated as ‘Assistant Shooting Range Safety
Officers’ who shall perform duties under the general direction of the Club designated Shooting Range
Safety Officer.  For the purposes of these rules and regulations these Club members are herein
collectively referred to as ‘shooting range safety officers’.

To be designated as a ‘shooting range safety officer’ the Club member must have completed shooting
range safety officer training conducted by a certified instructor.  A record of Club members so
designated shall be maintained by the Club’s ‘Shooting Range Safety Officer’.

Designated ‘shooting range safety officers’, in addition to Club officers, are duly empowered to ensure
the safe operation of the range with regard to Club members and Treasure Lake residents and provide
on-site supervision of the shooting range and monitor its daily use to ensure compliance with the
operating rules and regulations of the shooting range.

As such, they may prohibit a member(s) from shooting when, in their opinion, they exhibit unsafe
firearms handling or shooting practices and/or violate any of the Club’s rules and regulations for the
shooting range.  Members may appeal this action by presenting their issue in writing to the Club
President who shall convene a review of the grievance as specified in the by-laws of the Club.  TLPOA
Security shall be contacted immediately if  unauthorized persons are using the range.

In addition they shall ensure adherence to the following rules and regulations:

The Range may be open from 12:00 Noon until one hour before sunset Sunday through Saturday.  
Range hours shall be prominently displayed at the shooting range. Shooting is only permitted when a
Club designated shooting range safety officer is present on site.

Access to the range is restricted to Sportsman’s Club member’s only and currently employed members
of the Treasure Lake Security Department as certified by the Chief of the Treasure Lake Security
Department.

Club members must:

Be member in good standing of the TLPOA.

Have completed a certified firearm safety or hunter safety  
course.  

TLPOA Security Department personnel must have completed a
certified firearms safety course.  

The Club will conduct at least one firearm safety course each year. The course will be conducted by a
certified instructor.

All users specified herein must provide documentation of course completion to the Club designated
Shooting Range Safety Officer who shall maintain a record of such completion.

The Club designated ‘Shooting Range Safety Officer’ shall then issue to a senior member a “Treasure
Lake Sportsman’s Club Authorized Shooter –and- Assistant Range Safety Officer Identification Card”
and shall issue to a junior member a  “Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club Authorized Shooter
Identification Card”.  The latter may use the range only when a senior member designated as a range
safety officer is present to supervise the shooting activity at the range.
The expiration date of these cards shall coincide with the Club membership year.  

To help ensure that only authorized individuals are using the range, all Club members must have
displayed on their person a “Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club Shooter Identification Card” when they
are at the range during firearms use.  

While no Club member shall be required to become a member of the National Rifle Association, the
Club encourages such membership as an expression of responsible firearms ownership.  The NRA has
excellent resource materials that are available to members on a variety of subjects concerning the
proper use and care of firearms.

Only legal firearms are authorized for range shooting. Fully automatic firearms are not authorized or
allowed.

All shooting is to take place within the range area and from the designated shooting positions toward
the north side of the abutment only.

A red flag shall be placed at the entry point to the range (at the top of the hill) to warn any approaching
members that the range is in use.

Vehicles shall be parked adjacent to shooting benches or behind the shooter(s) for safety.

All used paper targets shall be pulled from backboards and all debris removed by each shooter before
leaving the range.  Littering will not be tolerated.  Infractions will result in the prohibition of using the
Club’s shooting range.

When the last shooter leaves the range it shall be their responsibility to replace the red flag with the
green flag at entry point to the range.

In addition to the preceding requirements, the following general rules apply:

Individuals using the range do so at their own risk and assume full responsibility for injuries to persons
or damage to property caused by them.  Neither the Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club or the Treasure
Lake Property Owners Association shall be responsible for anyone injured on the shooting range.

Anyone under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must be a
member of the Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club.

Shooting is only permitted when a Club designated shooting range safety officer is present on site.  
When more than two (2) persons are using the range, a ‘range officer’ must be designated.  

The ‘range officer’ may close the range by posting signs to that effect.

The following safety requirements shall be adhered to when using the range:

A firearm may be loaded only at designated shooting stations on the firing line.

A firearm may be discharged only at established shooting stations on the firing line and only at
permanent target backboards.  Cans, bottles, clay pigeons, or other objects shall not be used as
targets.  However, clay pigeons may be used for the purpose of skeet shooting when that shooting is
conducted at the sole station at the shooting range designated for skeet shooting purposes.  

The firing of armor piercing, incendiary, or tracer ammunitions is strictly prohibited.

No person, while at the range shall use or possess intoxicating beverages or controlled substances.

Individual(s) violating any provision contained in this policy may be cited and if found guilty will be
subject to a fine of up to $300 (three hundred dollars) and may forfeit the right to use the range for a
period of time to be determined by the Judicial Committee commensurate with the severity of the
infraction.  The afore indicated penalty or penalties are in addition to any penalty or penalties imposed
by the Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club.

Approved TLPOA BOD 10/22/01            Amended TLPOA BOD 3/25/02
Amended TLPOA BOD 4/26/04              Amended TLPOA BOD 6/28/04
Amended TLPOA BOD 10/25/04

Range Safety Inspections are conducted monthly and the results are on file.  The last monthly
inspection report is attached to the minutes.
Shooting Range Rules
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