LCSA News & Upcoming Events


Happy New Year:

LCSA would like to wish all our members and their family a peaceful and prosperous 2024.

Late Membership Dues:

For anyone who has NOT paid their 2023 dues by December 31st.

Starting January 1 - 31, 2024 there will be a $25 late fee

added to your membership dues total amount.

Late Adult Membership Dues: $150.00

Junior: $5.00

(Per person)

Dues can be paid multiple ways: at the clubhouse on Sundays,

online at 2024 LCSA Online Renewal, or by mail.

If mailing in please send all 2024 Dues payments to:


PO Box 8955

New Castle, PA 16107

Reminder emails have been sent monthly since October, and will continue until the collecting period is over. Once you have paid your due, disregard any future emails.

Returning~ Indoor .22 Rifle Shoots:

The Indoor .22 Rifle Shoots will be resuming on Monday nights in January. The .22 Rifle Shoots are made up of 5 shooting events. Members and Non-members are welcome to join in on the fun. More information below under "Events".

Bullseye Target Shooting:

Winter Indoor Pistol group at LCSA.

The group meets on Wednesday evenings. NRA 50 foot pistol targets will be used for slow, time, and rapid fire controlled by the range officer.

The group is currently having Bullseye practices. Any member wishing to learn how to shoot Bullseye or increase their skill at shooting Bullseye are welcome to shoot with the group. We have a mix of Guys and Gals shooters.

Presently we are only shooting 22 cal. pistols but also have plans to shoot air pistols and center fire pistols as skills improve.

If you are a beginner or seasoned bullseye target shooter and would like to join the group please email Dewey Minteer at or call 724-758-5102 and leave a message.

2024 Varmint Shoots:

Look for them to return in Spring 2024. The 2024 Schedule has been added under "Events".


IDPA matches will continue throughout the winter months. Matches will continue, weather permitting. If a match is to be canceled due to weather, it will be posted on Practiscore.

~There will not be an IDPA match in February 2024~

Youth Shooting Sports at LCSA:

Lawrence County Young Guns: Is a youth clays target team that provides athletes the opportunity to learn and compete in shotgun shooting sports. Athletes have the opportunity to learn Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays. They compete against athletes of the same age at the local, state and national level. For more information check out their website: or contact John Hudson, Manager LCYG email:

Range Racers: Is a youth speed steel target team that provides athletes with the opportunity to learn and compete with rimfire rifle/pistol, pistol and PCC. Athletes will gain quick target acquisition, but most importantly gun safety and proper gun handling. The team competes at local (with possible out of state matches), state and national level. For more information contact Wade Shaner, Head Coach: 724-510-6598.

Coaches: LC Young Guns is currently looking to add coaches to their staff. If any members are interested or know of someone who may be interested in joining the team, please contact John Hudson at

Donations: Both LC Young Guns and Range Racers are collecting donations for this upcoming season. Both teams operate through the effort of volunteers, including the coaches, and the generosity of supporters. Donations enable them to purchase safety equipment, uniforms, targets and ammunition for training, as well as registration to state and national shoots for the athletes.

Donations for LC Young Guns can be made via their website :

To make a donation to the Range Racers, please contact Wade Shaner: 724-510-6598.

Steel Challenge Matches:

As we move forward with colder and at times, unpredictable weather, the scheduled Steel Challenge matches will be held "Weather Permitting".

No January Membership Meeting:

There will not be a New Member Meeting in January due to Board of Directors Elections. Membership Meetings will resume in February.

Board of Directors/Elections:

Elections for the Board of Directors will be held on January 16, 2024. All LCSA Members that are in good standing are welcome to attend and vote.

The following members are on the ballot for the Board of Directors.

* Currently sit on the Board of Directors

Kip Cowher*

Earl Cowher*

Rob Gatto*

Ed Sutton*

Rhiannon Schnell*

Wade Shaner

Ammo for Sale:

We have 12 gauge shotgun shells for sale. They are available on Sundays only from

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Shell information below:

Ammo Type: RC Shotgun Ammo

Gauge: 12 gauge

Quantity: Flat of ammo (10 Boxes)

Members Price: $100 plus tax

Non-member Price: $110 plus tax

Club Reminders:

Buy, Sell, Trade: Looking to down size or add to your collection? In search of something specific? Members are able to post items on the bulletin board in the clubhouse.

Make sure to check it out, you never know what you might find!

Rifle Range Guest Policy:  Rifle Range Guests, who are shooting, are permitted on Sundays ONLY from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.! Members may only bring 2 guests at a time per day. Guests need to be registered at the clubhouse counter before proceeding down to the range. The first 2 guests per year per member are $10 each. Subsequent guests after the initial 2 of the year are $25 per guest per day. Any member violating the guest policy is subject to loss of membership privileges.

Junior Members becoming an Adult Member: 

The month a Junior Member turns 18 years old, and wishes to continue their membership, they are eligible to become an Adult Members. They will need to complete/submit an application and attend a 'New Member Meeting'. The $100 initiation fee is waived, however there will be the fees for the Membership and key card. * Please add a note on the completed application that they are transferring from a Junior Member to an Adult Member.

Upcoming Events:

*For more future events check out the Club's Event Calendar HERE

February General Membership Meeting:

~No January Membership Meeting due to Board of Directors Elections.~

Scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.

*Sign in Starts at 6:00 p.m. at the clubhouse counter

Board of Directors meeting held after the Membership Meeting.

Skeet, Trap, 5-Stand & Indoor Pistol Range Orientation:

January Orientation will be held on January 21, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m.

*Sign in starts at 9:30 a.m. at the clubhouse counter.

Board of Director Elections:

When: Tuesday, January16, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: LCSA Clubhouse

All LCSA members, that are in good standing, are eligible to attend the elections and vote.

The following members are on the ballot for the Board of Directors.

* Currently sit on the Board of Directors

Kip Cowher*

Earl Cowher*

Rob Gatto*

Ed Sutton*

Rhiannon Schnell*

Wade Shaner


The Bowhunters 3D Course and other targets near the Archery Tower are still up for anyone still wanting to shoot.

The LCSA Archery "Twang Gang" Group have started shooting on Tuesday nights at Connoquenessing Valley Bowman (Indoor Archery Range) in Fombell, PA.

Contact Earl Cowher: 724-510-5808, if you are planning on attending the shoot or have questions.

When: Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

Where: Connoquenessing Valley Bowman

295 Fombell Rd.

Fombell, PA 16123

Cost: $5.00 per shooter (Junior Shooters are free)

All experience levels and bows are welcome.

No Broadheads please.

Sporting Clays Events:

( Jan. - Feb. - March - April - May )


No Scheduled Shoots


No Scheduled Shoots


No Scheduled Shoots


April 13 @ 8AM - 2PM: Christopher Hulbert Memorial Sporting Clays Fundraiser Shoot

April 20 @ 8AM - 2PM: Beaver Valley Young Life Sporting Clays Fundraiser


May 17 @ 12PM - 7PM: Great Trails Council Sporting Clays Fundraiser

*All scheduled Sporting Clays Events will be on the Sporting Clays Course, and Golf carts will not be available outside of the event until after the shoot, unless noted otherwise.

**Scheduled events can change at any time. To see updates check out the LCSA Event Calendar.

Varmint Shoots:

2024 Dates Announced!

When/Where: 7:00 a.m. at the Rifle Range

Registration Fee: $12

2023 Scores can be found by Clicking Here!

1-300 yard shoots:

April 20

May 4

July 6

September 7

2-400 yard shoots:

June 1

August 3

October 5

3-500 yard shoots:

May 19

June 30

July 28

August 18

September 22

Bullseye Winter League:

Winter Indoor Pistol Group at LCSA

When: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: LCSA Indoor Pistol Range

Any shooters interested or have questions contact Dewey Minteer at or call 724-758-5102 and leave a message.

Indoor Range .22 Rifle Shoot:

When: Monday Nights, January 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Indoor Pistol Range

– Members and non-members are welcome to participate

– Bring your own ammo

– Any safe .22 lr rifle is permitted

– Hearing and eye protection is required for all shooters

– No limitations on scopes, trigger pull, barrel size or stocks


Depending on the number of participants, shooters may be assigned a relay for the evening. Relays will have an equal number of shooters, or as near as possible. All shooting will be done from the 50 foot firing line. Targets will be furnished by the club. Fee is $10 for the evening. $5 of the fee will be returned to the shooters. For safety, the firing line will be called and all shooters must obey loading and firing commands.

Event #1 – Aspirin shoot:

For the first 20 minutes or so, we will shoot at standard aspirin tablets. For the next 20 minutes or so, we will shoot at baby aspirin tablets. Each shooter will place a quarter (quarters are in addition to the $10 evening fee) in the quarter board number that corresponds to their shooting lane. All quarters per relay will be divided among those shooters who hit their aspirin. If no one hits, the quarters for that relay roll over to the next relay, and so on, until at least one aspirin is hit, One shot per shooter in each relay.

Event #2 – Dartboard target:

Each shooter will be given a dartboard target at the beginning of the evening. Shooters shall write their name on their target prior to shooting. Each shooter will shoot 5 shots at their dartboard target when their relay is called to the line. $1 per shooter in each relay will be returned to the shooter with the highest score for that relay. Any shots “cutting” a line will be scored to the higher value.

Event #3 – Poker Target:

Each shooter will be given a target consisting of 52 poker deck playing cards. Shooters shall write their name on their target prior to shooting. Each shooter will shoot 5 shots at their poker target when their relay is called to the line. $1 per shooter in each relay will be returned to the shooter with the best poker hand for that relay. Only one shot per individual poker card will be scored for that card. Any shot cutting two cards will be scored for the higher card.

Event #4 – Bullseye Targets:

Each shooter will be given a target consisting of 5 bullseye targets, numbered 0-4. Shooters shall write their name on their target prior to shooting. Each shooter will shoot one shot at each of the 5 bullseye targets. When all shooting is complete for this event, a numbered ball will be drawn. Balls are numbered 0-4. The bullseye target number corresponding to the drawn ball number is the target that will be scored. High score for each relay will receive $1 per shooter for that relay.

Event #5 – High/Low Blind Target shoot:

Each shooter will be given a “blind” target at the beginning of the evening. Shooters shall write their name on each target prior to shooting. Shooters may not open their target until after shooting. Each shooter will shoot 3 shots at their “blind” target. $2 from every shooter for this event will be placed in the prize pool. After shooting, each target will be scored and the high and low scores will split the total prize money. Any shots “cutting” a line will be scored to the higher value. All 3 shots must hit the target; any shooter failing to hit the target 3 times will have their target disqualified.

IDPA Matches:

Weather Permitting: Check Practiscore for any cancelations

1st Sunday of the month.

Set up will be the Saturday before.

When: January 6-7, 2024

Saturday - Set Up

Sunday- Shoot

: 8:00 AM

Start 10:00 AM

Volunteers for set up and breakdown are greatly appreciated.

No IDPA Match in February 2024

USPSA Matches:

2024 Dates TBD

Monthly Matches held at LCSA

When: TBD

Friday - Set Up

Saturday - Shoot

Register at the Indoor Pistol Range

Sign-up begins at 8:00 AM

First shots at 9:00 AM

2nd Gun start around 12 PM.

$20 for first gun, $10 for second

Steel Challenge- Upper Pistol Bays Closed:

Weather Permitting

When: January 19-20, 2024

Friday - Set Up

Saturday- Shoot

: 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Shooting begins at 9:00 AM

Fees: Shoot- $15 Reshoot- $5 Juniors- $5

*For more information on IDPA, USPSA & Steel Challenge Click Here!