Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sight in my rifle for hunting?
Stoney Creek is a private club and the ranges are for members only and their guests.
However, we offer several dates, open to the public, for Hunter Qualification and sight-in. The next available dates for Hunter Qualification will be August 1st and 22nd, and September 4th and 5th. See our Hunter Qualification for additional details.
The Maryland DNR Recommended Shooting Ranges lists available Maryland shooting ranges, many that don't require membership and welcome "walk ins".
Or see the Maryland DNR Shooter Qualification Program for more information,
and the Maryland Shooter Qualification Calendar for more information on other clubs that may still be providing Hunter Sight-In.
I'm interested in joining the club, but I don't know a member for sponsorship. How can I proceed?
If you are interested in joining the club, the best way to meet a potential sponsor is to come to the twice a month general meetings (Second and Last Friday's of the month), which are opened to the public -- the meetings starts at 8pm -- most members start getting there at 6:30pm to have dinner (we have a kitchen) and converse. Also, each Tuesday evening, from 5pm - 9pm, the club is open to the public for trap shooting, which is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and potential member sponsors. Lastly, if you check the events calendar on our website events (both calendar format and download PDF), there are other events opened to the public, such as our spring and fall flea market/raffle, etc. Check our membership link
Join SCFH for more information.
What type of ranges does the club have?
The club facilities include clay trap ranges (2 ranges @ 16 yards for 5 shooters with 25 yard handicap capability), covered outdoor ranges (7, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300 yards), and an archery range. Firearms include all calibers and propellant types up to 50 caliber (but stopping at BMG or larger). The ranges are opened from Sunrise or 8am (Mon-Sat), and 9am Sunday until Sunset. Our indoor air gun range is opened on "air gun practice" days to accommodate winter early dusk and shooters that wish to keep their skills sharpened.
When are Hunter Safety Classes offered and how do I sign up?
· For information about SCFHClub Hunter Safety classes, see our link at Hunter Safety.
· Two (2) Traditional Hunting Courses ("Hunter Safety") will be held: (1) [06/14, 06/17, 06/19], (2) [08/09, 08/12, 08/14].
· Three (3) Internet Field Day Workshops ("Internet Hunter Safety") will be held: (1) [08/28], (2) [09/12], (3) [10/03].
· Hunter Education information can be found at: Maryland DNR Hunter Education
· Hunter Safety class schedules and registration information can be found at: Maryland DNR Class Listings
Hunter Qualification vs Hunter Education -- we get a lot of questions on this, so here is the difference:
Hunter Qualification: All hunters wanting to participate in managed hunts or wanting to hunt on land requiring this certification must demonstrate proficiency with the firearm / bow to be used during the hunt(s). So its usually a one time event, where you show up with your hunting firearm and prove proficiency and accuracy with that firearm under the observation of a range officer. Hunters who meet certain shooting qualification standards become certified and receive a Maryland State Shooter Qualification Card valid for the current hunting license year, serving as "proof of proficiency".
See the Maryland DNR Shooter Qualification Program for more information.
Hunter Education: Hunter Safety (aka: Hunter Education) covers hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, principles of wildlife management, bow hunting, muzzle loader hunting, tree stand safety, safety and first aid, water safety, and Maryland legal requirements. So, its usually a structured classroom or online learning event where you, the student, are taught course material and then tested to ensure that you have a working understanding of the concepts. Upon completing the course and passing a knowledge check test, you are issued a Maryland Natural Resources Police, Hunter Education Program card and identification number that is good for life.
See Maryland DNR Hunter Education for more information.