Twas the Tues Day before Christmas and all threw the club the muzzle loaders were shooting and so were the cops, the Christmas lights on the Clinton River were hung with care, because everyone knew the muzzle loaders would soon be there.
Two-tall made bean soup for the entire large group, in hope’s we would all see some new recruit’s.
Jim Estes (Drink) spent hours cooking 4 pies and 96 cookies, you should have seen the look on a few of the new rookie’s.
The river was moving as the firearms were shooting in hope’s that our sites would all be right.
The Targets and Clankers on the woods walk were hung, for all of our guns, in hopes when we shoot we would all have some fun.
The sites were checked between shot’s and checked again, just to make sure there was a Clank at the other end.
The Muzzle Loaders were loaded and primed with care (the gun’s), to shoot the wood’s walk if you so dare.
Tuesday’s we’re open for all to come by, to shoot our guns, eat, and enjoy some of Bill’s Dutch oven all most pumpkin pie.
Clinton River Muzzle Loaders Delaney Park on the River, open every Tuesday Year round 9am till 3pm food cooked by camp fire or Dutch oven , range open to all fire arms and Cannon’s up to 1″ bore limit. Open to members and Non-members
Come out and join us and have some fun but make sure you bring a few of your guns
Story By: Mark Mendola 2505
Picture By: William Ray
The American pioneering spirit is being kept alive and well at the Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress by the Clinton River Muzzleloaders (CRM). Join us and take part in the great American family tradition of black powder shooting.
Muzzleloading practice is held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until dusk and alternates between the Woods-Walk and 50 Yard ranges in Delaney Park throughout the summer. Tuesdays also feature the Mini-Rendezvous on the Primitive Range, starting at 9:00 am, that features food N shoot’en N fun. Come on out and enjoy a day on the range with your long rifle, smoothbore, musket, In-line or lever-gun. Pistols and revolvers are welcome too! Sometimes, we even have Canons and mortars as well!
Our winter schedule features shooting on the Dequindre indoor range, on Monday evenings, with reduced loads in long guns as well as a well attended pistol league and just plain, fun, shooting.
Blackpowder cartridge rifle practice is every Monday night throughout the summer on the DSC state of the art 200-yard rifle range. This evening is open to anyone who wants to shoot at greater distances with his or her blackpowder cartridge or muzzleloading rifle.
A monthly primitive woods walk match is held, generally, on the second Sunday of every month at the Delaney Park Primitive Range. This is a match that is shot from pocket or pouch and consists of nonspecific targets at nonspecific distances. This match that features primitive costuming, can separate the prowess of the true long-hunter from the would-be and is great practice for hunting as well as fun for all!
The Primitive Range and woodswalks feature targets that can be shot with any muzzleloading long-arm as well as many modern arms. Contact a committee member for details.
Also did you know that the Clinton River Muzzle-Loaders, Senior Division, includes crew-served weapons, along with rifles & trade guns?
Black Powder Rates
*Daily $1 Environmental Fee is assessed at each range and is not included in Range Fees