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Nanticoke Sportsmen's Club

26086 Bethel-Concord Rd. Seaford, DE 19973

Wednesday Night Trap Shooting

N.S.C. Trap Range will be closed Wednesday night Jan. 17th 2018.

Due to resent snow and severe cold weather this winter please check N.S.C. Calendar for possible weather related closures due to colder than normal temps to operate trap range.

Sunday Trap program is closed for January and February

January 2018 Range Improvement Summary

We want thank and recognize N.S.C. member Kenna owner of Cut’em Up Tree Care of Delaware for outstanding job cutting and trimming trees to improve our ranges. Shooters will enjoy the wider shooting lanes and open target berms.

Range improvements completed and scheduled for January 2018.

Range # 4 (long range rifle range) shooting lanes/berms opened from 100 yard to 200 yard berm.

Range # 2 (little rifle range 2 metal tables) shooting lanes/berms opened from 25 yard range to 100 yard range berm.

Range # 3 (pistol) trees removed on right side berm to rebuild the berms and move 25 yard berm on range # 2 adjacent to pistol range berm to widen range # 2 and place shooting benches in front of new 25 yard berm and 50/100 yard berms.

Member ranges # 2 (little rifle range metal table), # 3 (pistol) and # 4 (long range rifle range) berms will be raised and widen with fresh dirt.

New action pistol range (bay # 4) will finally be finished as well a fresh dirt added to other three action pistol ranges. 

Prior to dirt arriving target posts, plywood and ropes will be removed for easier access to berms by machine operator. We anticipate rebuilding the berms could take 3 to 5 days to complete then rebuilding target posts/plywood/ropes back to normal another few days. The rotten posts and shot up posts/plywood will be replaced with all new wood too.

While January is the best month to undertake this major project there will be major member range interruptions so please visit NSC News and Calendar prior to visiting N.S.C. for further updates. The Police Range, In Door Pistol Range and Trap Range schedules will not be affected.

Member Range Closures for Tree Cutting

Sorry for late notification but due to warm weather tree cutting planned for early January will begin Tuesday December 19 through Thursday December 21 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.  on member ranges # 2, # 3 & # 4 ( small rifle range to the 50/100/200 yard range)

First pistol range # 1 will be open as well as Wednesday Night Trap.

Range Improvements approved by BOD & Membership

BOD and Membership approved the purchase of 50 plus truck loads of dirt for range berm repair/maintenance to begin January 2018.

BOD and Membership also approved further tree cutting in Range # 4 (Rifle Range) from 100 yard to 200 yard range to finish completing tree maintenance that began earlier this year on the 50/100 yard ranges. Further tree cutting was also approved on Range # 2 to clear range lanes and berms for dirt back fill   repairs and widen 25 yard berm to allow for another pistol range.

Range closures will be announced when work is scheduled on NSC News and Calendar


BOD Elections

Please visit Contact page for newly elected Officers for 2018

Holloween Walk Black Powder Shoot Sponsors

Nanticoke Sportsmen's Club Black Powder Shooters hosted their annual Halloween Range Walk shoot early November. We all want to thank our generous Sponsors for the event's success:

Lankford's Gun Shop

Blades, DE.

Gun Shooters Enterprises

Millsboro, DE.

Bethel Store

Bethel, DE.

Without these Sponsors, we would not have had event prizes, and highly encourage our members when visiting these business's, thank them for their generous donations and support their business's. 

New Range and Safety Rules

The BOD and Membership approved and adopted new Range and Safety Rules at November 14, 2017 N.S.C. meeting. A copy will be mailed to members with membership dues. Please visit Ranges and Safety Rules link on top header for copy of new range and safety rules and other important Range information.  New signs reflecting the changes will be posted on the ranges in early 2018.

Shotgun Patterning with Shotshells

Shotgun Patterning

In addition to Shotgun Shotshell Pattering Board on Trap Range. Shotgun Patterning with shot shells is now permitted on Ranges 2 with ropes to hold patterning paper.  No shot shells are permitted on Range # 1, # 3 (Pistol) and # 4 (Rifle Long Range). The “No Shot Shells beyond this point “sign will be moved to Range # 3.  

New Range and Safety Committee

Range and Safety Committee

New committee was formed at September Chapter meeting to review and revise NSC safety rules and provide range improvement recommendations to the BOD and membership.

New Cardboard Hangers for Ranges

New cardboard hangers on Ranges #1, # 2 and # 3 can be found on the target ropes and attached to cardboard under the range tables. You can staple cardboard to the hangers for targets. These are much lighter and won't cause stress on the target ropes breaking the lines. The broken lines were repaired and heavier home made target frames removed. So please use club provided cardboard and hangers for targets.


New Member Range Numbers

October 30, 2017

New Range Designation for future activities or maintenance to improve communication with members.

Member ranges north from the Trap Range:

First pistol range is now Range # 1

Small Rifle Range with steel benches is now Range # 2 (shot shells permitted)

Next Pistol Range is now Range # 3

Rifle Range from 50 yard to 200 yards is now Range # 4 

 *** New signs are planned for range changes.


October 30, 2017

Opens Mondays, beginning November 6, 2017,  Please view Club calendar for schedule.

NSC August Newsletter

October 9, 2017


Special points of interest: 

New Steel Target Plates for Rifle Range    The Board and membership approved new steel plate targets for the rifle range to add more shooting enjoyment. NSC purchased AR500 steel plates for the 50, 75 and 100 yard ranges. For the 50 yard range, a 10", 6" and 3" plates will be anchored left side of target backboards, a 10" plate for the 75 yard range and  3", 6" and 10" plate the 100 yard range. Another reason for the clearing the tree growth on the rifle ranges to position the frames and adding additional tires around the frames. While the project is still work in progress will notify membership prior to completion as shooting the steel plates will require ammo restriction of military grade type rifle ammo. 


NSC Work Days for Fall:

We're organizing member volunteers who are retired or have flexible schedules to help with routine maintenance on NSC grounds. We would like to complete these projects this fall so members can continually enjoy the ranges prior to hunting seasons.   NSC would like to remind Associate members of required 20 work hours per year membership requirement. Your volunteering for this work party will be recorded and submitted to membership secretary for credit.  In order to benefit most member’s schedules, please E-mail me your name, day’s most convenient to volunteer so we can schedule the work party and tools and/or utility trailer you're able to contribute. We're thinking of starting early in the mornings when it’s much cooler for everyone.    Please E-mail Steve Myers at notate on Subject line "NSC Work Day" so we can schedule the work days to benefit all volunteers. I'll notify members scheduling work days by Email. 


Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club New Members:

Charles Allen
Robert  Harmon
Eric Hughes
Martin J. Cosgrove Jr.
Andy Wright
Tyriek Merritt
David Lankford

Richard Taylor
Theodore Dublanyk
Artie Uhlich
Dwayne Kilgo
Cheryl Nazario
William Martin 


Website and calendar:

NSC would like to remind members to check the Web Site ( and Calendar on the top header for new updates and activities scheduled on any given day prior to planning a shooting outing. On the web site’s main page under "Recent News" notices of range use by guards, maintenance or special events will be posted.  If members request an activity to be added to the web site please follow these new procedures for changes to the web site and calendar.  Further information and additional contacts will be posted on NSC web site.   Web Site and Calendar:  E-mail Nick Mitchell note in subject line "NSC web site and calendar" 

NSC Calendar:  Steve Myers  MDL12SKEET@AOL.COM  note in subject line "NSC calendar" 


Utility Trailer:

NSC interested if members have a functional utility trailer  that they no longer need for maintenance use on the club grounds. NSC can provide a tax deductible donation receipt for tax purposes. Please contact 

Cardboard for Pistol and Metal Bench Rifle Ranges:

The wood backboards have been removed and replaced with ropes to attach cardboard on top and bottom of rope by metal clips. Cardboard is stored under the covered ranges table tops on the pistol ranges. Please remove targets and return card board to storage box under the pistol table tops so they are protected from the weather 


Conceal Carry Courses:

Scott Taylor, NSC member and owner of Delaware Tactical is offering Delaware required Conceal Carry courses in the NSC club house. The courses are free to NSC members and fee based for non-members. Please visit for additional information and course schedules.  


Action Pistol 4th Shooting Lane:

We are actively trying to open a 4th shooting lane at our Steel Challenge range and we need some donations, not what you would think, we need dirt and lots of it, 50 dump truck loads, we have members that have graciously donated their time and trucks to pick it up, we just need you to let us know how much you have lying around so we can build berms and create a safe shooting lane for our Steel Challenge events, call David Elliott or email today 302-448-1113 or info @


Member Email address's:

Please notify NSC of any email addresses changes so you can receive NSC newsletters and updates.  Please email Sarah Swafford at note subject line “Your name and NSC Email address change”


NSC Trap Range:

The Trap Range is now throwing new White Flyer fluorescent green targets on Wednesday evenings. These targets are very bright under the lights, such a new treat to break them. Just a reminder the Trap Range is open to the public so bring your family and friends and instruction is available for novice shooters.   For any additional information on NSC Trap Program or joining NSC Trap Committee.  

Need Dirt

March 20, 2017

We are actively trying to open a 4th shooting lane at our Steel Challenge range and we need some donations, not what you would think, we need dirt and lots of it, 50 dump truck loads, we have members that have graciously donated their time and trucks to pick it up, we just need you to let us know how much you have lying around so we can build berms and create a safe shooting lane for our Steel Challenge events, call or email today 302-448-1113 or info @

New Associate Member Openings

March 14, 2017

Last month we voted to allow 30 more associate membership openings, more room for more great people. Apply today. We were getting down to only a few slots open and the membership has voted to approve 20 more slots to allow more members in. Now is the time to get into the NSC the best kept secret in Sussex County.

New Gate now Open...and now New Membership Cards

August 7, 2016

We are now using the Electronic sliding gate, and because of this we have issued new membership cards that will open the gate when placed on or near the pedestal at the en-trance. These new cards will be permanent and will not be replaced each year. If you lose your card it will be a $10 fee for replacement. If you have not picked up your card please contact David Elliott at the next Club Meeting.



ATTENTION Bi-Laws Change

July 22, 2015


Notice to all members: At the December meeting, we approved to amend the bi-laws to exempt club members' children from the 3 visit limit regardless of age to encourage more family time. They must still be accompanied by a club member and fill-out a visitor form located in the black mailboxes at the gate, but there will be no limit on the number of visits. 





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