Membership for 2015 is now closed.
We have received several applications, and have sent out a response to all regarding our Spring Orientation. If you have sent in your Application, and have not received the Orientation Notice, please CONTACT US immediately.
If you have contacted us prior to April 12th, and we have sent out an application, send it back immediately. It will still be processed if we receive it by April 18th.
As of April 12th, no further applications will be issued for 2015.
Click the "Member Login" link above to access our Members Only area.
You must now sign in with our new 2015 Entry Code and your email address. If we find your email address in our files when you try to sign in the first time, you will be automatically registered, and immediately directed to our Members Only page. If we do not find your email address, you will be directed to a form you can use to register manually. Please fill out the form to send us the information we will need to verify your membership. After we receive and process it successfully, we will notify you by email that you have been registered and will now be able to access the Members Only area. Manual registration will take at least one day to complete. Please be patient while we process your request. If you have any problem using the registration and login process, please let us know by clicking the Contact Us link above.
Junior Rifle 2015
The mission of our Junior Rifle program is to properly train young people in firearm safety and marksmanship. We believe that a working knowledge of safe and responsible handling and competent use of firearms is essential to everyone. There is no safety in ignorance!
Our Junior Rifle program is available to all families who are US citizens. West Branch membership is not required. Our Junior shooters range in age from 8 to 18. They must have written parental permission to participate in our program, and must be accompanied at each session by a parent or other responsible adult. There are no range fees or other charges.
We provide the firearms (.22 caliber target quality rifles), ammunition, and other necessary equipment. Everyone should bring their own appropriate eye and ear protection, though we do have loaners available the first time you attend.
Our Junior shooters are trained by our team of NRA Certified Rifle Instructors and other experienced shooters. Their training begins with a thorough safety orientation, then they start out on the firing line in a carefully supervised bench rest position. Safety remains our primary concern, as our young shooters go on, at their own individual pace, to develop marksmanship skills in the four basic shooting positions. As they progress, they earn certificates and medals in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Over many years, we and those who passed this responsibility down to us have trained hundreds of young shooters in essential firearm knowledge and skills.
Our 2015 season will begin on Saturday, May 2nd, and will continue on the first and third Saturdays of every month through September, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend, just request the required Parental Permission forms, using the Contact Us link at the top of this page. We will send you the forms and answer any other questions you might have.
Do not return the forms by mail or email. Just bring them with you to the first session you attend. Plan to arrive at least twenty minutes early to register and sign in. The safety orientation for new shooters begins promptly at 10:00 AM.