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Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« on: March 31, 2018, 08:15:40 PM »
Is a club I have belonged to for 20 years. We have a very nice AirGun range next to a picture perfect stream. The club offers trap,fishing on 2 separate lakes and affordable membership. Boat storage and pond access with 3 piers and lots of camping/picnic horseshoes,and annual club picnics, bomb fires/pizza,wild game dinner, 3 Turkey Shoots a year.
Come check it out. Google the website.
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Members can shoot airguns anywhere on the club property.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 04:49:12 AM »
Hi Don. I've been there last year as a guest of Joe (Joe Schmo on GTA), and it's a great place. Fun shooting area and the people I've met there have all been really nice.
Joe has been getting some really nice field targets and spinners too.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 11:56:36 AM »
Hi Don. I've been there last year as a guest of Joe (Joe Schmo on GTA), and it's a great place. Fun shooting area and the people I've met there have all been really nice.
Joe has been getting some really nice field targets and spinners too.

Oh he knows about the targets :P

By the way, Don: there's talks of moving the old mower and taking over the small wooden shed for exclusively airgun stuff.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
Joe,
We will have to make some repairs and make it vandal proof.
Hope to see you there when weather gets better. I was there last Friday, a nice warm day.
I recently converted my Steyr 110 to Curley maple.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 02:36:20 PM »
Joe,
We will have to make some repairs and make it vandal proof.
Hope to see you there when weather gets better. I was there last Friday, a nice warm day.
I recently converted my Steyr 110 to Curley maple.

Oh yes, it's a ratty old mess right now.

I'm thinking of getting an HW98 in 0.177. I'm going to have to save up some for it.

Back to Illinois air guns, and for everyone else: we're going to have two or three fun shoots this year. Again, we'll have a vote on the dates. A reminder that it must be on a Saturday. Look for the voting thread within a month.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 02:40:06 PM »
Joe,
We will have to make some repairs and make it vandal proof.
Hope to see you there when weather gets better. I was there last Friday, a nice warm day.
I recently converted my Steyr 110 to Curley maple.

Oh yes, it's a ratty old mess right now.

I'm thinking of getting an HW98 in 0.177. I'm going to have to save up some for it.

Back to Illinois air guns, and for everyone else: we're going to have two or three fun shoots this year. Again, we'll have a vote on the dates. A reminder that it must be on a Saturday. Look for the voting thread within a month.

Cool!
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 01:44:45 PM »
Joe,
You made a HUGE improvement to the AirGun Range when you removed all the brush and small trees along the creek bank. The view of the creek is really nice next to the range.
As an added plus, the club owns the property on the other side of the creek, so we never have to worry about those trees being removed. These trees make a nice privacy buffer from the subdivision.
Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of Illinois air gunners.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 02:07:46 PM »
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 06:35:05 PM »
I've been curious and wanting to go and check this club out for years.  I friend of mine said he visited the place about four years ago.  Don't remember if he had camp there for the weekend but is overnight camping a possibility?  How do we get a say pass to check this place out?
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
I plan to try to make it up for one of the shoots this year if all goes well.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 11:22:22 PM »
Following  ;D

I plan to try to make it up for one of the shoots this year if all goes well.
Shawn

Come on up guys! Joe's fun shoots are really nice.
Bob and Lily even drove up late last year.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 01:42:41 AM »
The place is great.  Easy to get to with a major expressway next door.  Food very close by, and...a dive shop just 2 miles down the road to fill your tanks!

What more could you ask for? 


I'm not a member, yet, but I plan on signing up when the weather breaks.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 10:21:37 AM »
I've been curious and wanting to go and check this club out for years.  I friend of mine said he visited the place about four years ago.  Don't remember if he had camp there for the weekend but is overnight camping a possibility?  How do we get a say pass to check this place out?

Yup! I've camped there before. If you're too close to the road you'll hear it while you're trying to fall asleep, but other than that it's pretty good!

The place is open to the public on Sundays starting at 10 a.m.. The folks will mostly be trap shooting, but the main members of the club who run the place will be happy to say hi and talk to you about it all. I'm almost always there, though I have a tendency to show up a bit later. *This* Sunday I won't be there, though.
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Re: Hickory Hills Rod and Gun club Plainfield,Il
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 01:41:04 PM »
Campers beware!!!!

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