Milo Range Orientation
Dear CDTSA Member
Welcome to our new Milo shooting range! We are sending you this letter and related information in order to ensure that rules for using the new range are understood by all. We require that you sign and return the accompanying acknowledgement form as a means of guaranteeing your understanding of, and agreement with, the information and rules contained herein. This Orientation Letter/Vulcan County Road Regulation explanation and the other enclosed documents (Milo Range Rules and Sketch Map) together constitute your Milo range orientation package. You will not be considered qualified to use the Milo range until after you have returned your completed & signed acknowledgement form to CDTSA.
The Milo range is situated southeast of Calgary, approximately one hour’s drive from Calgary’s southern city limits. We are fortunate to be well-received in the Milo community. We see this as a pleasant change from prevailing negative attitudes toward shooting ranges and the shooting sports in general. We have received positive support from area residents throughout the processes of land acquisition, public consultation, development permit application and construction. We wish to preserve the good neighbour relationship we have with our neighbours, and continue to earn their trust and friendship.
As with many small prairie towns, Milo’s population and economic base is dwindling. We encourage our members to make use of the Milo Cafe, General Store and Hotel/Pub as a way of returning the support we have received. The Milo area also hosts an excellent campground situated at the northern tip of McGregor Lake. The campground is ideally situated between our shooting range and the Town of Milo, and is approximately ten minutes’ drive east of our range. McGregor Lake is also known for its boating and angling activities.
Special Road Access Requirement for the CDTSA Milo Shooting Range Facility: Vulcan County Road Regulation
The process which brought us to the present happy result of a potentially world-class shooting facility involved dealings on local, county, provincial and federal government levels. Over the past several years, our executive volunteers carried out personal visits to area residents, produced public relations information packages, filed legal documents and attended development application hearings, testified before provincial appeal boards, and dealt with federal officials in gaining range approval certifications. This process earned us the rights to develop our land and build our shooting facility in accordance with the agreements and promises made to each tier of government.
One of the most important promises we made was to the people of Vulcan County. We formally promised that we would not use Range Road 224 to access our Milo facility. Local residents living along RR224 expressed serious concern over a sad history of fatal head-on collisions on any of three blind hills along this stretch of road, as well as noise, dust and traffic volume issues. For these reasons, it is a condition of our development permit as issued by Vulcan County, that we will not use Range Road 224. We require our members to use Range Road 223 (an easy calibre to remember!) to come and go from our Milo facility. Failure to do so will result in loss of membership. No exceptions.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
– CDTSA Executive
Here is a short video that one of our members did when we opened Milo!
RULES AND SAFETY
Milo General and Range Safety Rules
Milo general and range safety rules
Note: CDTSA membership and range use is conditional upon acceptance and adherence to the following rules. Each member’s signature on their membership application/orientation acknowledgement form is considered a personal guarantee that these rules will be followed. Failure to observe these rules will result in ejection from the range and/or immediate cancellation of membership.
CDTSA – Milo general and range safety rules
Report any infractions of these rules to CDTSA executive at 403-275-3257
CDTSA Milo range steel target rules
A) Range 1 (50, 100 & 200m)
No reactive targets are allowed on this range. Paper targets on backboards only.
B) Range 2 (200, 300, 400 & 500m)
Only club installed steel targets are approved for use on this range. Any range approved rifle or pistol calibre using any bullet type may be used with the exception of no armour piercing ammunition.
C) Multi-use bays (ranges 3-15 except the shotgun range) and rimfire plinking range:
1. Reactive steel or plastic targets may only be used with the following firearms:
2. All targets must be purpose built for use as a firearms target. This means the targets are made from suitable materials and the targets are angled forward and down and/or swing free in order to direct ricochets into the ground. Target stands/frames must be immobile. No unattached, ‘rolling’ targets are permitted.
No garbage to be used as a target. Violators will lose their membership
The club executive will be the final arbiter on the suitability of any targets used at the milo range.
3. Minimum distance from shooter to steel targets in 10m.
4. All pistol and rifle targets are to be placed within 1m of the base of a backstop or directly in front of the boards to prevent ground ricochets from leaving the bay. Shotgun targets can be placed anywhere within the bay; there is no maximum distance from the backstop.
5. The firing direction must be no more than 60 degrees off the centre line of the bay to prevent bullet splash towards the safe handling area.
Shotgun range #10 rules
This range is for informal shotgun trap shooting using aerial clay bird targets only. No skeet or sporting clays-type shooting allowed. No firearms other than shotguns may be used on this range.