Knox County Fish & Game Association
Eye of the Hawk Range
66 Beaver Lodge Road, Hope, ME
That's the physical address of the range. The mailing address is:

P O Box 414, Union, ME 04862

eye of the hawk


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Yes, our range is open throughout the Winter from 09:00 to 16:00.
Be advised that it is plowed after every other storm but that there is glare ice underfoot, so dress accordingly.

Also note that the combination locks have been changed so you'll need to renew your membership and sign a new waiver to retain access.Everyone who plans to use the range will need to sign a 2108 range waiver, and you can download one by clicking here.


Click here for the 2018 Range Schedule


Did you try our walk-through pistol range to the right of the clubhouse this past season?

Our pistol range has been broken down for the season now, but don't worry, come Spring it will be back and even better.

Lou invested considerable time and ingenuity building our very own training facility so that you can practice with realistic situations....

Home Invasion...


Hostage Situation...




There is also a classroom, a backyard, offhand barricade, and others.

It requires about 30 rounds per walk-through, it's set up all the time,
and it's free to members.


Have you heard about the Ladies' First Shot Program?
Click here for an introductory video courtesy of Village Soup TV.

Our Memorial Skeet Shoot was held July 30th.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, here is what it is all about...


Before anyone else asks, yes, you need to be a member of KCF&G, or with a member in order to use our range.
It's easy enough join, and you won't find a better deal anywhere.

Range Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download an application.

You'll need to send in a range waiver to get the new combinatuion.
Click here to download a waiver.
(Pass it in at the next shoot, or mail it to P O Box 88 Lincolnville 04849)

And then click here to find out how to save money on your membership.

Scheduled shoots are open to the public, otherwise it is strictly members and their guests.
Member or guest, EVERYONE using the range is subject to the rules.


The results for the Steel Challenge match have been posted on PractiScore.


The scores have been posted for the combat shoots, and now we have them for the skeet shoots as well...

Skeet Shoot (Redneck Clays) Calendar of Winners 2017

Mike Ward
23 out of 25
Dennis Hanson
22 out of 25
Mike Ward
24 out of 25
Dennis Hanson
23 out of 25
Mike Ward
24 out of 25
Judd Dodge
23 out of 25
Mike Ward
25 out of 25
Mike Ward
25 out of 25
Mike Ward
22 out of 25
Judd Dodge
28 out of 30
Mike Ward
23 out of 25
No Shoot
Sebastian Sanfillippo
25 out of 25

Excellent scores guys!


Thanks to Gian we have a club page at so we now have results of the combat shoot posted.
Click here to check it out.
Clicking on the down arrow gives you the particulars for each shooter.


Gian emailed to say: I posted the match results the day of the shoot, but there is something wrong with the practiscore site. It is no longer properly displaying the previous match results. The results are still available. If you select USPSA as the match type and search for Eye of the Hawk, they all come up.

Work on the range is ongoing, and we are making progress. There is still plenty to do and volunteers are always welcome. If you come to help, don't forget to ask about our work incentive cards. Annual dues are $100, but if that's not in your budget, you should be interested in what the KCF&G ByLaws have to say on the subject...

§ 3. Members may reduce their annual dues by participating in the work incentive program. Dues are reduced $5.00 for each hour worked at the club up to the cost of their membership. Respective club officers are to approve the scope of the work beforehand and verify the member's hours.


Click here to check out where you can be part of the work at the range.

Please Read

For all the good things that happen at the range, there are still problems that we are working to overcome. A big one is the shooters who think it's great fun to shoot up target stands and then walk away leaving us with the damage and the mess. We presume that the culprits aren't even members. They don't belong at our range anyway unless accompanied by a member or as part of a scheduled shoot. So, the range now has locked gates and only members will be given the combination. For the rest of the season you'll have to contact us for it. After the first of the year it will be provided with membership cards, provided you send us your new Range Waiver forr the year.

Keep the combination to yourself, and lock the gate when you leave.



Our Combat Shoots are becoming more and more popular. If you'd like to see just what they are like,
check out these videos that Todd took during the September shoot...

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

And if you'd like to see the latest standings, just click on July , August, or September.


Have you filled out a Range Waiver ? Our insurance wants to see them renewed annually.
You can download one right here, or fill out one at the clubhouse at the next shoot.

Click here for complete 2016 range schedule.


  • Most everyone does a good job of picking up after shooting–policing brass and shotgun hulls–but there have been a lot of old paper targets left around and shot up target frames that made a mess of the range. That stuff needs to be picked up as well.

  • Emptying the dumpster costs us money, even though Wayne Heal gives us a really good deal. So as not to fill it up any sooner than necessary, you can help by leaving all cardboard alongside of it so that it can be recycled instead of filling up the dumpster.


All participants shall provide their own firearms and all necessary ammo.

Pins 'N Plates

.22 caliber rimfire pistol and/or rifle
Man on man
With your pistol shoot down 5 pins & 1 steel plate or with your rifle shoot down 6 steel plates before your opponent.
Iron sights or red dots are okay
Participants are not obligated to shoot both firearms. You can shoot either or both.
Match fees are $5.00 for pistol and $5.00 for rifle.

For the uninitiated, here is the setup for two shooters...5 pins on the rack and one small steel plate alongside. Each shooter is allowed 20 rounds (10/mag, max), revolver or semi auto, .22 rimfire. The first to knock off all five pins and then the steel plate wins. Range is approximately 7 yards.( Here's a hint: some of those pins have a lot of lead in them, so you want to hit them high.)

Scroll down or click here for videos taken during our October shoot.

pins setup\

And this is how it's done...

how it's done

Rifles are used on the steel plates, at about 20 yards. Same setup, just smaller targets.
5 plates on the rack (2 small ones + 3 larger) and then a small one alongside.


You've got to be careful with the pair of little plates on top.
Hit them too high and they will bounce right back up. Only a knockdown counts.

(Thanks Don, for taking the photos.)

Care to see some videos of Pins 'N Plates at the range?

Plates 1 ...................Pins.....................Plates2

(These are YouTube links, so you'll need your back button to return to this page after you watch them.)

Thanks Todd–great idea.

And here's another Pins 'N Plates video.

Back along Richard Peek stopped by to check out a Pins 'n Plates shoot, and while he was there,
decided to shoot some video. He apparently sent it to me a couple of weeks ago, but it didn't show up until recently.
Click here to check it out.
Thanks Richard.


Redneck Clays

Similar to 5 stand
$7.50 entry fee per round (still one of the best deals in Maine)
Practice Range (while you're waiting your turn) $2.50/10 birds


Only one photo for Redneck Clays? There are more, two of which are in the new Beaver Lodge brochures.


Centerfire Handgun
(otherwise known as Combat)

.38 thru .45acp caliber auto or revolver
4 stages, timed.
Holster required.

Thanks to Mike Ward, who took these videos at the first shoot.
You'll find the most recent ones at the top of this page.

Video 1...........Video 2..........Video 3



Black Powder

Smoke Pole

Muzzle loading rifle and/or cap & ball pistol.
Match fee depends on the targets selected.

If you've wondered why our new range cover is as tall as it is, these guys are the reason. Ramrods just don't handle well under the lower cover. Our shooters are rated among the best in New England. Come see what it's all about...better yet, come and join in.



The range is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm during the summer and from 9:00am to dusk the remainder of the year. You don't have to guess when the changeover is made, just look for the green and white sign on the fence by the entrance. We are closed during the month of November EXCEPT SUNDAYS. Since ours is the only range in Knox County, it is reserved from time to time during the year for use by local law enforcement and Coast Guard for required qualification. Notice will be posted on the bulletin board by th road ahead of time as well as here on this page, because it is closed to other shooters while they are using the range. Make it a habit to check here before heading out so you won't be disappointed.

Please note that our insurance carrier requires that everyone who intends to use the range must have a signed waver on file with the Range Master. You can download a waiver by clicking here, or you can sign one in the clubhouse the day of a shoot. Not a member? We can help with that.

Whether you come to practice or to join one of our organized shoots, understand that safety and respect for others are our primary concerns. Every new member receives a copy of the range rules along with their membership card and window decal. If you wish, you can download another copy and print it on your own.

Range Email List

Everyone who is signed up for the range email list receives the latest information on shoots and other goins' on as soon as is becomes available. If you're not receiving the updates, contact us.

Here's the 2018 schedule at a glance....

6 Black Powder
3 Combat


14 Black Powder

11 Black Powder

8 Black Powder

13 Combat
10 Black Powder
21 Redneck Clays
11Black Powder
19 Ladies' Day
17 Redneck Clays
18 Redneck Clays
18 Redneck Clays
15 Redneck Clays
20 Redneck Clays
27 Pins n Plates
24 Pins n Plates


closed except Sundays
1 Combat

2 Combat

7 Combat


8 Open
5 Combat

14 Black Powder

11 Black Powder
12 Black Powder

9 Black Powder


18 Redneck Clays
9 Black Powder
14 Ladies' Day
19 Redneck Clays
15 Ladies' Day
15 Redneck Clays
26 Pins n Plates
16 Redneck Clays
21 Redneck Clays
22 Pins n Plates
23 Pins n Plates
16 Redneck Clays
29 Memorial Clays
27 Sight in Day*
30 Open
28 Pins n Plates


* Range is open to everyone who signs a range waiver and will obey the rules

Match schedules are subject to change without notice, though members on the range email list will be notified ASAP.

To reserve the range, police agencies and USCG should contact us for details.

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Range Rules

• To use the range, you must be a member and we must have your signed waiver on file.
• Range rules are posted at the gate, read and become familiar with them.
• Pistols, rifles, and shotguns are allowed.
No firearms may be discharged prior to 09:00!–maintaining good neighborhood relations is
.................. a critical and ongoing concern.
• Hearing and eye protection will be worn by shooters and observers alike while firing line is engaged in live fire.
• All targets must be supported on frames no taller than 5 feet.
• No target stands are to be placed on top of any of the berms.
• All shooting will be from a safe position with respect to others.
• All firearms will be unloaded on the firing line when not in use, and all firearms will be unloaded,
.................. in a safe position, and not touched while others are down range.
• Absolutely no rifle or pistol round will be discharged over the 100-yard berm, though shotguns loaded with
.................. 7½, 8,or 9 shot may be discharged into the air when shooting at clay targets.
• For safety reasons, guests (2 maximum) must be accompanied by a member.


• Alcoholic beverages
• Automatic firearms or any firearm with a slide/bump stock
• Exploding targets of any kind
• Glass or food targets

A violation can get you barred from the range.


Pick up your brass and discard paper targets and hulls in the dumpster by the club house.
Any scrap wood and cardboard should be placed under the steel table to the left of the clubhouse door.
Policing the range is everyone's responsibility.




Questions or concerns? Email Range Master Walt Simmons.

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