NMSO XVIII – 2017 SASS PA State Match

This year we will be honoring the men and women who have entertained our troops for over 75 years through the USO.  The services that this organization has provided to our military cannot be overlooked when honoring our heroes.  From Bob Hope to Gary Sinise, the USO entertainers have been by the side of our troops both here an abroad.  We have all heard the words of John Wayne, “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”  There have been times that these entertainment icons exemplified his words.  Please join us for another My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys match.  The match will be held May 26-28, 2017.

Our active duty and veteran armed forces, law enforcement and first responders reflect the true embodiment of the Cowboy Spirit. This year we add the USO to this list.  It is indeed a privilege to honor them. We know that many of our shooters are military veterans. Please check the box on your registration form so that we know how many we have in our ranks.

Please read your form carefully and fill it out completely and legibly.  Your registration will be confirmed by E-Mail or Pony Express.

Watch this website for updated information as it becomes available.  Additional information can also be found on our Facebook page El Posse Grande.

 The committee is working hard to make this match one to remember.  Watch this website for information on vendors that have committed to attending the match.  If you are interested in vending, please contact Sgt. Hochbauer (fireonthemtn02@hotmail.com) or Melissa Conlin (melconlin@gmail.com).  Interested in being a vendor, sponsor or making a donation to be used for door prizes or raffles?  Contact Sgt Hochbauer or Melissa Conlin for that as well.

Click here for Vendor Sponsor Form

Click here for Club Sponsorship Form

We are offering all SASS approved categories.  Requests for SASS optional categories will be handled as the requests are made.

Two meals are included in the registration fee – the popular Friday night potluck and the Saturday dinner.  The dinner will also feature a birthday party in honor of “The Duke”. All other meals can be purchased from the concession stand on-site.  The banquet and pot luck will be held on-site at the main clubhouse.

The Registration form is online (below)!  Feel free to fill it out and mail to: Sean Conlin, 1152 Showers Road, New Columbia, PA 17856 – email for more info (sconlin@windstream.net)
Make checks payable to North Mountain Sportsmen’s Association.

For any other questions, you can also contact our match directors, Black Hills Barb at (570)337-3974 or basnyder1@comcast.net or Happy Valley Harlot at (912)610-0002 or darcy_snyder@hotmail.com.

Hope to see ya’ll there!!!

See who’s coming!!!

Some important dates/times to remember:

0900-1600 – Registration
0830 – ROI and II courses
1000-1400 – Long Range Side events
1200-1600 – Side Matches

0700 – RO Walkthrough
0700-0830 – Registration
0830 – Mandatory Safety Meeting
0900 – Shooting Starts

0830 – Shooting Starts


Additional Match information:

Questions about transporting your firearms into PA? Visit these links for more information:
Guide to Interstate Transfer of Firearms
PA State Gun Laws

PARKING – Shooters are encouraged to park in the areas designated near the main clubhouse and use the shuttle service because parking at the range is limited. The cowboy clubhouse at the range will be available for overnight gun cart storage throughout the weekend.

AMMO REQUIREMENTS – You will need at least 100 rounds of pistol ammo, 100 rounds of rifle ammo and 50+ rounds for your shotgun plus ammo for the side matches.

SWITCHING CATEGORIES – The deadline to switch categories is April 30, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS!

CANCELLATION POLICY – Cancellations received before April 1 will be issued a full refund. Cancellations received between April 1 and May 15 will receive a refund minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after May 15th.

RO I and RO 2 COURSES – Nawlins Kid and Loco Poco Lobo will be teaching the RO I & RO II courses on Friday morning. If interested please contact him prior to the event at wb1911@rochester.rr.com. The cost is $10.00 for RO1 & $25.00 for RO 2. Pre-registration is required. Courses will NOT be offered if there is not enough interest.

ATTIRE – SASS puts a strong emphasis on costuming. Each participant is required to dress SASS appropriate attire during all events, up to and including the concluding awards presentation. Category winners not in cowboy attire will NOT be photographed.

PETS – Your leashed pets are welcome in the camping area. Please clean up after them.

CAMPING – On-site dry camping is available. In order to defray the costs incurred to the main club, we are asking for a donation of $10 per camping family. Camping with hook-ups is only available at a public campground.

LODGING – Please visit our page to check out all of the available lodging in the area.  The following business WILL offer our shooters a discount (at least 10%).  You need to call to make the reservation (they will not be able to honor if it is booked online) and identify yourself as coming to town for the North Mountain Shootout.

Pioneer Campground  (570) 946-9971

The Copper Roof B&B  (570) 546-6377 or (570) 971-4387

Econo Lodge Williamsport   (570) 326-1501

Super 8 Motel in Montoursville  (570) 368-8111

Best Western in Williamsport  (570) 326-1981

Comfort Inn in Williamsport  (570) 601-9300

The Hotel Harrington in Dushore  (570) 928-8939

Budget Host Patriot Inn Bloomsburg  (570) 387-1776

Hampton Inn Bloomsburg  (570) 380-1020

The Inn at Turkey Hill in Bloomsburg (570) 387-1500

The Genetti (offering rooms at a 20% discount)  (570) 326-6600

Econo Lodge in Bloomsburg  (570) 387-0490

Holiday Inn Express in Bloomsburg  (570) 387-6702


Don’t forget to check out our vendors:

Stitches in Time
Fredericks of Deadwood
HVH Designs
Butch McCandles
American Freedom Tees
Cathy Lenhart Massage
Lazy B Country Herbs
Rizing Sun Leather
Damsel in Defense
PT Litewell’s Heliographic Emporium
Americast Bullets
2 Guys Cigars
TB Turnings and Woodwork

A Happy Valley Harlot Production