How does 2,080 yards sound? 1.18 miles!!!
MD responsibilities include:
1. Maintaining a safe shooting environment (i.e., check for eyes and ears, bolts out or retracted with open-chamber flag in place when it is not the shooter’s turn to shoot); make sure all shooters and other persons present have signed/dated and handed in their event release form (all persons) and build sheet (shooters) before the beginning of each event.
2. Conducting the event Shooter’s Meeting (briefly explain the possibility of vehicular traffic and how to alert others if any appear; briefly repeat the CoF as distributed to registered shooters prior to the each event; conduct a “secret” shooter position drawing – numbers in the envelope/hat/whatever).
3. Managing the progress of the event exactly according to the published CoF (announce and control who is shooting, what stage of the event they are shooting – practice, qual, record – and distance, max number of shots the shooter has, and announce hits and misses). If there is a technical issue before an event, the matter needs to get e-mailed to me and I’ll get back, by e-mail, to all involved. If during an event, calling me (I provide the MD with my cell number) and, except when I’m at church (about a 2.5 hour window from 0730-1000), the MD should call me to get clarification or “call”. NOTE: The CoF and “rules” are provided to all either online or by e-mail before each event and in only rare instances should an issue need to be escalated – one of the reasons I ask everyone, if they have questions, to e-mail me before the event.
4. Taking pics of the event winner and runner-up at the final target (as it is when the event finishes). Additional pics as opportunities permit.
5. Communicating the results of each event to Facilitator (e-mail nice, clear, photos of the event score sheets before leaving the event venue or ASAP, and, upon returning home, promptly mail all release forms and build sheets to Facilitator using the provided pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes).
6. Making sure all the gear gets properly setup, taken down, and stored in the transit vehicle – will require the assistance of others (helpers) under the supervision of the MD.
NOTE: This is an uncompensated, volunteer position. It does NOT preclude shooting the events managed. However, the MD will not score and/or record his/her own shooting.
Target/Gear Maintainer/Transporter responsibilities include:
1. Providing a vehicle and getting the gear to and from the venue, in tact and undamaged.
2. Maintaining the URSA-supplied targets/stands and IRIS gear (includes re-painting/touching up target faces and re-taping between events; charging the batteries in the lights/charger provided, changing out “consumable” equipment items (supplied by or cost reimbursed by Facilitator), testing the IRIS gear before going to an event, and advising Facilitator when non-consumable equipment needs replacement).
3. Storing and safeguarding the URSA-supplied targets/stands and IRIS gear between events.
NOTE: This is an uncompensated, volunteer position.