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The American pioneering spirit is being kept alive and well.

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
Muzzleloading is held every other Thursday on the 50
yard range from 6 PM until dusk throughout the summer.
Tuesday’s also feature the Mini Rendezvous on the
Primitive Range, starting at 9am, that features food N
shooting 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 do cannons!
Our winter schedule features shooting on the Dequindre
indoor range on Monday evenings with reduced loads in
long guns as well as pistols and revolvers.
Black Powder 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 more specific 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 just great practice for
hunting as well as fun for all!
The primitive Range and Woodswalk’s feature targets
that can be shot with any muzzleloading long arm as well
as many modern arms. Contact a committee member for
Also did you know that the Clinton River Muzzleloaders,
Senior division, includes crew-served weapons, along
with rifles and trade guns?


Please read the following notice from the Oakland County Road Commission concerning road closure of Dequindre and Avon road intersection for the better part of a year starting November 1, 2021.

Local Construction Information / DSC Remains Open

October 25, 2021 8:00 AM


The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Avon Road from John R Road to 23 Mile Road and Dequindre Road from Hamlin Road to 23 Mile Road on the Rochester Hills and Shelby Township border starting Monday, Nov. 1, to replace the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River and to replace the Avon/Dequindre intersection with a roundabout.
The demolition and reconstruction of the bridge is expected to start as soon as the road closes, while the roundabout at the Avon Road/Dequindre Road intersection is expected to start in March of 2022. The roads are expected to remain closed until August 2022.
Throughout the closure, access to businesses, homes and Yates Park will be maintained, though access to properties east of the bridge will be accessed from the east.
The detour for Avon Road through traffic is John R Road to Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road, back to Avon Road and vice versa. The detour for Dequindre Road traffic is Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road, back to Dequindre Road and vice versa.
The $8.7 million project is funded with federal, RCOC and Rochester Hills dollars. In addition to the removal and replacement of the bridge and the construction of the roundabout, the project includes:
• Reconstruction of a quarter mile of Avon Road, including milling and resurfacing between Cider Mill Boulevard and new roundabout.• Replacement of curbs, gutters and guardrails.
• Stabilization of the Clinton River banks.
• Replacement of storm sewers, watermain and street lighting.
• Construction of a retention pond and placement of decorative concrete with aesthetic features.
• Installation of High-Intensity CrossWalk (HAWK) pedestrian signals at all legs of the roundabout.
• Updated pathways on both sides of this section of Avon Road.
This section of Avon Road carries approximately 17,300 vehicles daily. Dequindre Road north of Avon Road carries about 19,000 vehicles daily, while Dequindre south of Avon carries about 13,000 vehicles daily.
The contractor for the project is Z Contractors of Shelby Township.

Bob Savo, President

Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress

The Detroit Sportsmen's Congress (DSC) was founded in Detroit Michigan in 1936 for the purpose of promoting better hunting and fishing within the state.