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How To Contact Us

Members and non-members may get in touch with us by clicking any of the CONTACT US links on this page. Members may also contact us using the phone number or email-address on the back of your currently active Member ID card. If you call us for any reason, please leave a voice message if we do not answer, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We generally do not answer calls from numbers we do not recognize if you don't leave a message. We will reply promptly to all inquiries submitted directly by email or via the CONTACT US links.

West Branch Facebook Page??

We do not have a Facebook page!!

There is a page out there under our name, but it was not authorized by us, and contains certain inaccurate information: The phone number and business address provided there are not ours. Please do not attempt to contact us using that address or phone number, and do not make any posts to the page.

We believe that whoever put the page up was well-intentioned, but we don't know who that was. If you created that page, we request that it be taken down.

Members, Please see our Members Only area for:

member login

West Branch Members, please sign up for our Members Only area!

Our 2017 Entry Code (found on the back of your Member ID Card) is in effect until February 18th, 2018. It will be changed along with the gate combination on that date.

To sign in, just click the Member Login link above. Then sign in with our 2017 Entry Code and your email address. If we find your email address when you sign in, you will go directly to our Members Only area. We keep only one email address on file for each member, so if you have more than one, and can't sign in, either try a different one, or be sure you spelled it correctly, or register a new one per the instructions below.

How To Register

If we do not find your email address, you will be directed to a form you can use to register manually. Just fill out the form to send us the information we will need to verify your membership. Please be sure to spell your email address correctly, or we won't be able to get back to you! (It would be a good idea to include your phone number in the Message, in case the email address you provide doesn't work.) After we receive and process your information successfully, we will notify you by email that you have been registered and will then be able to access the Members Only area. Manual registration may take at least one day to complete. Please be patient while we process your request! It is not an automated process, and we will respond as soon as we can.
If you have any problem using the registration and login process, please contact our IT Support Team (Carl).

West Branch Membership 2018


Membership Renewals

If you were a member in 2017, you should have received our 2018 Renewal Announcement. If you did not receive an announcement, please CONTACT US.
The 2018 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 18th. Dues are still being accepted by mail until April 1st, but there will be a late fee of $25. No dues will be accepted after April 1st.


New Memberships

Our 2018 Open Enrollment period is now in effect, and requests for applications are being processed. Applicants, please CONTACT US to request an Application Form. But before applying, please read Our Application Policies below.

Members: You may sponsor no more than two applicants for membership. DO NOT make copies of our Application Form to give to those you would like to sponsor. CONTACT US to request an Application. Applications received without prior request will be returned.

Our Application Policies

Our application requirements are subject to change from year to year, and are currently as follows:
  1. All applicants must be sponsored by a current member. If you do not know a current member who is willing to sponsor your membership, please do not request an application.
  2. You must have a currently valid Ohio CHL, and present it at the Spring Orientation. (As an alternative, you may present the results of a self-paid Criminal Background Check. See Item 5 below.)
  3. NRA membership is required. If you are not currently an NRA member, please join using the link in the upper right corner of this page.
  4. DO NOT send your first year's dues with your application.
  5. We will send you further information about the Spring Orientation, dues payment (currently $200 per year), and the alternative to an Ohio CHL after we have processed your application. We expect to process all applications within a week after we receive them.


Our Junior Rifle Program


The mission of our Junior Rifle program is to properly train young people in firearm safety and marksmanship. We believe that a working knowledge of safe and responsible handling and competent use of firearms is essential to everyone. There is no safety in ignorance!

Our 2017 Season ended on Saturday, September 16th. We will resume our program in the Spring of 2018, when we will meet on the first and third Saturdays of every month from May thru September. New shooters may enroll for the first time each year at any session during the months of May thru July. New shooters may not enroll in August or September.

If you would like to join our program, please CONTACT US starting in April, 2018, and request the required Parental Permission forms. We will send you the forms and answer any other questions you might have. (Members may download the forms from our Members Only area.) Please note that even if you attended our proram in previous years, you will still need to re-register with new forms next season. You may CONTACT US at any time with any questions about our program.

Scoring

Our program is available to all families who are US citizens. West Branch membership is not required. There are no range fees or other charges. We offer this program as a community service, to promote firearm safety and basic training in marksmanship.


Our Junior shooters range in age from 8 to 18. They must have written parental permission to participate in our program, and must be accompanied at each session by a parent or other responsible adult.

We provide the firearms (.22 caliber target quality rifles), ammunition, and other necessary equipment. Everyone should bring their own appropriate eye and ear protection, though we do have loaners available the first time you attend.

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Our Junior shooters are trained by our team of NRA Certified Rifle Instructors and other experienced shooters. Their training begins with a thorough safety orientation, then they start out on the firing line in a carefully supervised bench rest position. Safety remains our primary concern, as our young shooters go on, at their own individual pace, to develop marksmanship skills in the four basic shooting positions. As they progress, they earn certificates and medals in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Over many years, we and those who passed this responsibility down to us have trained hundreds of young shooters in essential firearm knowledge and skills.