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Information & Tips

From Ed’s Range Watcher Training Class May 5, 2015

Revised February 2018


First of all, thank you for being a Range Watcher.  White Horse is a non-profit organization and

the only money for operation of the range comes from donations, range badge fees, shooting

match fees and an occasional grant from the NRA.  Everyone associated with the range is a

volunteer.  If it were not for volunteer range watchers like you, White Horse would not be able

to remain open and be able to promote the shooting sports.  Again, thank you very much.



Ř Gate Combination & Building Key – If you are a Range Watcher you already know

           where to get them.

Ř The key box mounted on wall behind desk in the office has every key you will need

           except for the two Brassmasters’ buildings.  Keys are labeled as to what they are for.

Ř Return any keys you use during your watch to where you got them.

Ř Brassmasters’ building keys are in a combination box on the door of the building & all

           members know the combination.

Ř Put up American Flag & WV State Flag when you open range and take down before you

           Leave. Flags are kept in top right hand drawer in the gray secretary cabinet under front


Ř Fold up neatly and put away DRY FLAGS ONLY.  If flags are wet or damp, drape them

           over table to dry overnight. 

Ř Phone - # 304-623-6093.  Can make local calls only. Keep to a minimum as they cost

           White Horse .07 cents a minute.  Toll free and incoming calls are at no cost.

Ř Fly the RED flag at the 600 yard line anytime someone is downrange from the 600 yard

           Line for any reason (working in pits, cutting grass, shooting, etc...)

Ř Range Watcher Logbook – located on desk in binder. Please fill out a new log for your

           day at the range. Log is self-explanatory and there is a sample in front of the binder.

Ř Public Range is free to everyone.

Ř The WV DNR insurance covers ONLY people at the public range.

Ř Public range shooters have to provide their own targets. White Horse does not provide

Targets for Public Range, only cardboard backers as needed. White Horse has targets in    the office, cost is .25 cents. 

Ř Public Range cardboard backers are in 600 yard building.  Key to building is in the key



Fees, Range Badge holders, Brassmasters’ members, daily use fees, insurance release forms, and target information:


Ř Range Badge Holders – Check in and out with range watcher.  The names of all range

           badge holders are located in desk drawer in green folder.

Ř Range badge holder rules and range badge applications are also located in the white binder on the range watcher desk. 

Ř Range badge cost is $60.00 per year starting the day the badge is purchased.

Ř Non range badge holders pay a daily fee of $10.00 per shooter, not per gun.


    Shooting 1000 on Friday before IBS 1000 yard match Check the schedule cost is $10.


Ř Junior shooters can shoot at no cost for practice only.

Ř Ř As a Range Watcher you have a daily range badge and may shoot anywhere you want,

           except the 1000 yard line.  Shooting from 1000 yard line rules apply (see above point).

Ř Brassmasters’ Ranges – Area directly across road from office and the Cowboy Action

           Range (to the left of the 200 &300 yard line), open to Brassmasters’ members.

Ř Daily fee for non Brassmasters’ members is $10.00 per day, and shooter may only shoot

           on the two hand range (range to the left of the pistol building) and provide their own


Ř Brassmasters’ Cowboy Action Range – Targets are mild steel and ONLY lead bullets can

           be used.  No jacketed bullets.

Ř Brassmasters’ applications are located in office.  Membership is $36.00 per year or $50      Family per year (January thru December).  Cost will be prorated by month after January.

Ř Targets – the 200, 300 and 600 yard targets are kept in the pit can.

Ř Range badge holders and/or daily pay shooters get ONE target per day.  This is all that is

           provided by White Horse.  Additional targets may be purchased by the shooters.

Ř Range badge building (located to far right behind pits) has cardboard for 200, 300 & 600

           yard shooters




Insurance Release - Have all non-public range shooters (everyone other than those using

public range) fill out and sign an Insurance Release form located in office on desk in a binder.

The form is good for one year from signing.  Retain the completed form in the office.


Problem Shooters &/or Visitors - If you have problems with anyone, people are damaging the

property, or there are unsafe gun handling going on, stay calm and speak in a calm voice.  Treat

people with respect and explain the rules and safety procedures for White Horse.  If problem is

not corrected, get license plate numbers, make, model and color of vehicle and a description of

people involved (as best as you can).  Call 911 and ask for Barbour County Sheriff.