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The NKSSA Gazette

 Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters

Volume 23 Issue 3/4               March/April 2020

Work Day

Sunday, March 8

Meet at the range at 11 am (or whenever you can get there.) We will break for a pot luck lunch and short meeting around 1 pm.  Bring your favorite picnic items to share. We will work on the range, getting it ready for silhouette and our other upcoming events.

After we work on the range, it will be open for any of the workers who would like to shoot. Anyone who works on the range can shoot for free.


Trauma First Aid Class Sunday March 8

Immediately following our work day and lunch (approximately 2 pm) we will be holding a “stop the bleed” first aid  class in the clubhouse.  All RSOs are strongly encouraged to attend.  This class is open to all members and guests free of charge, however the instructor is asking for a small donation to “Soldier’s Angels” which is a non-profit similar to Wounded Warriors.  This class is not a certified Red Cross class and is for informational purposes only.

All current RSOs will receive a trauma kit free of charge.  Anyone else who is interested can purchase one at our cost.



Five Stand:

noon to 4 p.m. – weather permitting—over 40 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground.

March 1,  March 15, March 29

April 5, April 19


Open Range:

Sundays, March 1, April 5 noon-5 pm

The range will be open   weather permitting (over 40 degrees and not raining)




Tuesday Open Range

The range is open every Tuesday, Noon – 4  p.m. weather permitting—over 45 degrees and not raining.  If in doubt, call 859-866-2592.

Wednesday Open Range

The range will be open on  March 11,    March 25,  April 8 & April 22 from 11 am-4 pm, weather permitting—over 45 degrees and not raining.

Monday Open Range

The range will be open on   March 16, April 6  and April 20  from 4-dark  Weather permitting, over 45 degrees and not raining.


The cost is $1.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members.  Eye and ear protection is required.



Thursday Night Trap Shoots  --weather permitting over 32 degrees and not raining

March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23

6-9 p.m.

Prices for trap are $8.00 for members, $6.00 for spouse or associate member and $10.00 for non-members.  Come out and join us on Thursday evening.  Eye and ear protection is required.


Practical Rifle

March 15 & April 19     Noon-5 pm

$10 NKSSA members/$15 non-members

For more information contact:


Practical Pistol:

Steel Challenge:

March 28 & April 25 from  9-12.

For more information contact:  .

Steel Challenge 2:

March 21 & April 18, 9 am – 2 pm

For more information contact:




March 7 & April 4, 9am-2pm.

For more information contact Lee Baker


Try out some Practical Practice....   Our Steel Challenge/IDPA practices will be on Wednesdays:

March 11 and April 8, 6-dark..



Sundays: March 29 & April 26

Saturday: April 11

noon-5 p.m.

Cost $4 per entry


Saturdays: March 28 & April 25

2-5 p.m.

Friday, April 10  noon-4 pm

Cost $3 for members/$5 for non-NKSSA Members

Weather permitting—over 45 degrees and not raining

We have all of the IHMSA Sanctioned classes as well as classes for Cowboy Rifle and .22 Rifle.

3 Position Rifle:

Saturday, March 14   9-noon


for more info.

Range Safety Officer Class

March 28:  . 9am-5 pm.

pre-registration required—  Contact Paul for more info



Upcoming   courses:


August 22 & 23:  Hunter Education Class.  Pre-registration required.  Contact Robert Lamb for more info.


Web Site:




Ladies Day—May 31

Our 22nd Annual Ladies day will be held on Sunday, May 31, starting with lunch at 1 p.m.   After lunch we will have the range open for trap, rifle, pistol and muzzleloading for the ladies only.

We will have qualified instructors at each event.  We will provide up to 50 shotgun shells for each lady preregistered.  If they would like to shoot more, they may bring their own shells for purchase from us at our cost.

Best of all the cost is FREE.  Invite your family, friends and neighbors.

This event will be limited to 50 ladies and Pre-registration is required by May25!


Ladies Day Bucket Raffle

This year we will have a “bucket” raffle at our ladies day event.  Tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5 for 20 for $10.  You will be able to put your tickets in whichever “bucket” is designated for the prize you want to win.  This will help defray some of our expenses.

Ladies Day Bucket Raffle items

If you have something that you would like to donate, please bring it to ladies day or contact 859-240-9057.

Ladies Day Helpers are needed. If you can help out at the trap or rifle and pistol range, please contact Penny as soon as possible.  You do not have to be a certified instructor to help out.



Conservation Camp

We will be sending up to 5 children to conservation camp. The child must be a child or grandchild of a member.   Camp is open to all Kentucky students who are in grades 4-6 and NOT older than 13.

Campers are transported to camp by bus on Monday morning and return home on Friday afternoon. Campers are picked up Monday and dropped off Friday at a predetermined location in their home or adjacent county. Transportation is arranged by KDFWR personnel through local school districts or by charter bus service. The camp fee includes transportation costs.

For more info about the camp:

To nominate a child, send an e-mail to, or call 859-240-9057.  Deadline is March 8.




The following businesses generously contributed materials or equipment for our range improvement projects or items for our ladies day raffle.

Please support our sponsors!!


Sterling Materials

Verona  859-567-7300


Art’s Rental Equipment

Dry Ridge  859-823-2787


Archie Coldiron Excavating



JJ Parker  859-466-0456


Gold Star Chili--Crittenden


Crittenden  Auto Mart

Bobby Shell  859-428-0111


KOI Auto Parts--Crittenden


Marshall Dry Ridge Polaris

Mark Smith


La Rosa’s  Dry Ridge



Pistol Annie’s Nail Salon

Dry Ridge—Kathy


OB Nails—Dry Ridge


Walmart   Dry Ridge


Cracker Barrel, Dry Ridge


Modern Nails,  Crittenden



The Avon Shoppe—Dry Ridge


Skyline Chili, Dry Ridge


Sweet Serenity Massage & Salt Therapy

Florence,  859-371-SALT


Total Care Pharmacy—Crittenden


Great Clips—Dry Ridge


A Hodge Towing & Recovery

Crittenden   859-428-9202




Quick Cash Pawn Shop--Florence


Mark’s Guns--Florence


Grant County Drugs



Classified ads are free for members, space permitting.
If you would like to place a classified ad or continue your ad in our newsletter, 
please contact 859-240-9057or  

"Damsel in Defense"
Concealment purses 
Pepper sprays, stun guns 
Security on the go 
Sara Goodman, 
Independent Damsel Pro 

Bobcat work and Light Hauling 
Call Bob: 8598-444-9206 

Senator John Schickel 
11th District 
502-564-8100 Ext 617



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