GATE CITY SPORT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

& THE OREGON TRAIL RANGE

Frequently Asked Questions:


What are your hours of operation?

There are no set hours of operation, however night shooting is prohibited unless approved specifically by the Board of Directors as part of a sanctioned event.  Shooting hours begin ½ hour before sunrise and end ½ hour after sunset.  Members have access to the range by use of the key they are issued when they purchase a membership.


How do I become a member?

All the information pertaining to membership cost and where they can be purchased can be found at the following link:  http://www.gatecityssa.org/memberships.html


Can I use the range without becoming a member?

The way our range operates, you would either have to be a guest of a range member, or purchase a membership yourself.  The range is controlled access by locked gate.  Only members have keys.  Members can accompany guests who then pay a $5 guest fee .  There will not be a range employee there to let you in or help you access everything.


I have lost my key.  How do I get a replacement?

Unfortunately the GCSSA considers the key to be the "membership," and does not replace lost or stolen keys for annual memberships.  Annual members will need to purchase another membership to continue using the range.  Lifetime members can appeal to the Board for a replacement.  Here is the wording that was included in the paperwork you received with your membership key/card:

Only one key will be issued per membership.

Lost, stolen, or misplaced annual membership keys will not be replaced. The
GCSSA considers a key to be range access which is afforded to members only. A lost
key represents a membership in the "wild". The member will need to buy another
membership to continue using the range.

Lost, stolen, or misplaced lifetime / disabled veteran memberships keys may be
replaced at the discretion of the Board. Lifetime members must attend a general
membership meeting (held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm) to explain
the circumstances of the stolen or misplaced key. If the Board agrees to replace the
key, the member will be subject to a replacement charge equal to the current price of an
annual membership.


Can I reserve a bay?

Shooting bays are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved by members.  Bays may be reserved only for shooting events that have been approved by the Board.  Board approved events will be placed on the GCSSA event calendar.  Most calendared events are scheduled at the annual scheduling meeting that takes place each February.  During this meeting, scheduling of events can be requested.  Shooting disciplines that have been officially recognized by the Board have first priority.