What’s New at Walnut Creek Rifle Club
The latest addition to the Walnut Creek Rifle Range is an archery range. It is set up on the south side of the rifle range. There are four different shooting distances from the firing line to the target bags. The archery range will have the same hours as the pistol range, 8 AM to dusk. For now, when the rifle range is open, the archery range will be closed. There is no additional cost or change in membership fees. Only target arrows are permitted, and no firearms are to be discharged on the archery range. Below are two photos of the archery range.
The 100 Yard range will be open under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer. Schedule of open times will be posted on this website as well as on the main gates at the club. Due to inclement weather (thunderstorms, lightning, etc.) the rifle range may close during a scheduled open time, or may not open at all.
Please take the time to read the new revised range rules. EVERY member will be required to read and sign the rules and return them with your membership for renewal next year. Please review them now as they are already in effect. Anyone breaking these rules is subject to immediate membership termination.
WCRC Board of Directors
The year was 1934. The country had been recovering from the depression, and now that some folks had a little extra money in their pockets, Bud Anderson, Chuck McClymont, Carl Weinheimer, Joe Wiggins, Roy Stanbro, and Ralph McCrea decided to form a shooting club. Since the property they would use bordered Walnut Creek, they named it the Walnut Creek Rifle Club.
About The Club
The Walnut Creek Rifle Club is one of Erie county’s oldest gun ranges. It is located at 6574 West Ridge Rd in Fairview, Pa. between Bear creek and Manchester. The club is private. The outdoor pistol range and the new archery range are open to members from 8:00 AM until dusk all year long. The indoor range is open Tuesday evenings in the winter months from 3:00PM – 5:00PM. The rifle range is open under supervision of a range officer per dates posted on the Rifle Range Schedule and updated monthly on this web site.
Membership applications for the WCRC are available at the clubhouse in a wooden box on the outside of the clubhouse door and also on this website as a download. Fill out and sign (both sides) of the membership and mail it in with your membership fee. Be sure to mail the application to our post office box (8412) which is at the Legion Road Post Office. Do not mail your application directly to the club’s mailing address. This will delay the processing of your application.
Once your membership application is received and processed, you will receive a welcome letter advising you when to come in for your safety briefing. All new applicants are required to attend a 30 minute safety briefing and orientation at the clubhouse on either the first or the third Saturday of the month at 10:30 AM sharp. You must personally attend one of these safety briefings in order to be issued your membership card and electronic gate card. If you cannot make the first or third Saturday, we can make other arrangements.
Yearly dues range from $40 to $55 depending on age and membership type. Individual members 18 to 61 years pay an annual 45.00 membership fee. Individual members age 62 years or older pay a senior membership fee of 40.00. Husband & wife or couples memberships are 55.00 regardless of age. The membership runs from APRIL 1 of the current year to MARCH 31 of the following year. We do not prorate the memberships.
Questions? Contact membership secretary Tom Zawistoski at 814-825-9130, 814-323-1762, or by e mail at email@example.com.