Notice of 2019 Annual Members Meeting

Each year the Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club (PCSC) holds the annual meeting of members for the purpose of electing members to the Board of Directors. The 2019 annual meeting will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The meeting place is the PCSC clubhouse at the PCSC range, located on Rt-24 at Chatsworth, IL.

PCSC is governed by a nine member board of directors. Directors serve 3 year terms and each year the terms of 3 directors expire. At the annual meeting, members will elect three members to fill those expired terms.

Any member in good standing is eligible to serve as a director. Any member who would like to stand for election to a director position is invited to submit his/her name and brief personal statement by email to or by hard copy to any PCSC Director. Submissions must be received by 02/22/2019. The Board of Directors will present the names of candidates to the membership at the annual meeting and an official vote will be taken.

Directors whose terms are expiring are:  Art Cabello, Dick Hitchens, Ben Diller

Come Join Us!!

PCSC invites new shooters to try trapshooting. Come join us for the Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club 2-Man Team Trap “Buddy League”. This program will be fun for both experienced shooters, and beginning shooters.

The Buddy League will shoot at the PCSC Range on Rt-24 at Chatsworth, at 6:00 PM each Tuesday for 6 weeks, beginning on September 4 and running through October 9. Shooters will compete as two-shooter teams. An awards BBQ dinner will be held at the final shoot.

Get complete information and register by clicking this link: Trap_Buddy_League

2018 Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot results

We were blessed with beautiful weather and a large crowd for the 2018 Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot. Thanks to the following folks for your donations of food, prizes, added purse money, and work that helped to make the day a great success and fun for all.


  • Dan Riccolo
  • Steve Robbins
  • Steve Tjarks
  • Stan Saathoff
  • Tim Diller
  • Dave Wolken

PCSC staff – Dan Masters, Dick Hitchens, Ron Schramm, Art Cabello, Darrell Stroh, Tal Parmenter

50 bird Derby Results – 40 shooters entered.

1st Place    Gary M.  48/50  $114 & trophy

2nd Place   Skip D.   47/50   $76 & trophy

3rd Place    Tal P.    46/50   $29 & trophy (tie-breaker)    Jim O.   46/50   $29

1st Lewis    42/50      $23 each      Dave W., Bill J., Randy M., Randy L.

2nd Lewis    38/50     $45 each      Ron M., Steve O.

3rd Lewis      34/50    $26 each      Dan R., Barb M.

PCHS Trapshooting Team season report

In our third year, the Prairie Central High School Trap Team participating in the Illinois High School Clay Target League had a great season. Dalton Breedon, Hunter Robinson, and Storm Gerdes were named to the All-State Team. The team collectively finished second in their conference with Kayleigh Powell placing 3rd for Varsity Females in our conference. The team really put a lot of effort forward to have 11 of 19 compete at the Varsity level and be invited to compete in the inaugural National Championship at Michigan’s MTA Homegrounds July 12-15th. We are sending our top 5 shooters in average and two alternates to the event! All 7 will compete in the individual event as well!

During the winter months, the team held a fundraising raffle of Winchester Products(gun, shells, hats) that with help from Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club and Livingston County Pheasants Forever was able to raise $3900! The proceeds were halved, $2000 went to the program costs and the remaining money will be used to develop a second trap field at Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club to better handle the needs of the growing youth program. Livingston County Pheasants Forever also submitted a $500 grant that helped with the cost of shells.

Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club was the hosting range for the 2018 Season with all team members shooting 50 targets per week in the first 4 weeks, then 100 per week in the following 5 weeks. Scores just kept getting better with more practice as the weeks went by. At the end of the 9 weeks, 11 of our 19 students had a 19 or better average out of 25 which received the Varsity Classification!

Onto the State Tournament, 18 of the students made the trip to Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill IL on June 2rd .  The weather was overcast hazy and threatening thunderstorms with varying winds, with a storm cell that actually suspended shooting for about an hour! Not a good a day for trapshooting. The team finished the day in 13th place out of the 26 High Schools participating with a 441/500. Unfortunately, none of our team received individual awards at the tournament. The Team was briefed after the tournament of the Invitation to the National Championship, everyone was very excited!

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the students, parents, PCHS Administration, Principal Brad Beyers, Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club, Livingston County Pheasants Forever, Rick Allen-R & J Firearms, Richard Pearson-ISRA, Winchester Ammunition, White Flyer Targets, and coaches for once again a successful season!!




CALEB EMBRY   87/100