1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded:
a. Keep firearms pointed in a safe direction at all times
b. Actions should be open and firearms unloaded unless firing
c. Never sweep the barrel across or towards people
d. Keep fingers outside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire
2. You must wear eye and ear protection at all times
3. Never walk in front of shooting positions unless a ceasefire has been called and the range is declared "Cold" by a range officer and you are going downrange to check or erect targets.
4.Unload immediately if a range officer tells you to do so or if a ceasefire is called. Follow range officer instructions immediately. Arguing or unsportsmanlike behavior may cause you to be removed from the range and denied future shooting privileges.
5. Any serious malfunction, damage to range equipment, injury or accidental discharge should be reported to a range officer immediately. If assistance is required for any malfunction (jam, misfire, squib, etc leave the gun pointed downrange and notify a range officer.
6. Handgun shooters under 21 years of age and long gun and archery shooters under 18 years of age must have a minor release waiver completed by their parents or legal guardian. The minimum age for a shooter is 10 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or escort (escort must be named specifically in the minor's waiver) who is appropriately trained in the use of firearms.
7. Alcohol and drug use are strictly prohibited before and during shooting. If you are found to be breaking this rule, you will not be allowed to shoot and will be asked to leave the premises.
8. If unsafe behavior is observed, please notify a range officer immediately.
9. All shooters must attend a safety briefing annually.
10. Do not load your weapon until you are in a shooting position and it is your turn to shoot. A maximum of 2 shells may be loaded for trap, skeet and 5 stand.
11. Relays will be run to allow for changing targets. During target change, guns will be grounded, pointed downrange, actions open, completely unloaded.
12. You may not handle any firearms when the range is "Cold" unless it is in a case. If the range is cold, you may go downrange and erect targets.
13. You will be given a warning that the range is about to go "Cold". At this time you are to clear your weapon, place it on the table with the action open. NO exceptions.
14. Once the range is declared "Hot" by the range officer, you may resume shooting or remove weapons from the case and begin shooting.
15. NO eating or drinking on the firing line. No horseplay, practical jokes, or other unsafe behavior.
16. Shooter must maintain control of their firearm at ALL times.
17. The range officer or range manager shall have the right to close the range to firing at any time he/she believes that conditions are unsafe.
18. Always keep the muzzle pointed at the backstop or bullet trap. Never allow the muzzle to pointin any direction that would allow a bullet to leave the range in the event of an accidental discharge.
19. Members and Guests are strictly prohibited from teaching and/or instructing individuals or groups for compensation unless explicitly authorized in writing by Bear Swamp personnel. Doing so will result in permanent banishment from the Facility and surrender of your Membership without a refund