Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot results

We had a beautiful day to shoot and 62 shooters turned out for the Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot 50 bird derby on July 1. Steve Carver posted the top score of 49/50 to capture the championship, followed by runner-up Craig Aden with a score of 48/50.

Purse payouts were:

  • Champion $131 (49/50) – Steve C.
    Runner-up $94 (48/50) – Craig A.
  • 1st Lewis $12 (41/50) – Dwain Y., Dick H., Jim T., Jim O., Ron L., Terry R., Bill J., John N.
  • 2nd Lewis $94 (32/50) – Steve R.
  • 3rd Lewis $57 (20/50) – Bill S.

Ted Cichecki Captures State Championship

PCSC member Ted Cichecki captured the title of Illinois Handicap Champion at the 141st Illinois State Trapshoot, held June 10 – 18, 2017 at Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill, Illinois. Ted was one of 5 shooters who broke 97/100 targets in the Illinois Handicap Championship. Ted prevailed through two rounds of shootoff to emerge as the 2017 Illinois Handicap Champion.

Congratulations Ted!

Trapshooting Season is Underway!

Check the What’s Happening page and the club calendar for info on two new trapshooting programs that are underway. New for 2017, PCSC will be hosting ATA registered Big 50 shoots on 5 select Saturdays and Meat Shoots & 50 bird 3-Man Protections on select Sundays. Come out and join the fun!!



PCSC welcomes new directors to the BOD

Two new faces joined the PCSC Board of Directors at the annual members’ meeting held on February 17. Dan Masters and Darrell Stroh were elected to fill the seats of outgoing directors Jim Emberton and Greg Hish, who did not seek re-election. Current director Ron Schramm was re-elected to another 3 year term. The current directors and their terms are:

  • Ron Schramm  (2019)
  • Dan Masters (2019)
  • Darrell Stroh (2019)
  • Dick Hitchens (2018)
  • Art Cabello  (2018)
  • Ben Diller (2018)
  • Tal Parmenter (2017)
  • Rick Kester (2017)
  • Richard Pearson (2017)

Notice of 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 2017 annual meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 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. On February 18, members will elect three members to fill those expired terms at the annual meeting.

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 to a member of the nomination committee or by email to The nomination committee will present the names of candidates to the membership at the annual meeting on February 18 and an official vote will be taken.

The 2017 nomination committee is:

  • Ben Diller      (815) 822-1231
  • Dick Hitchens      (815) 674-0069
  • Richard Pearson      (815) 635-3198