Mark Parmeter

 

Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports is sorry to announce the loss of a founding member of our club. Mark Parmeter passed away early Saturday morning, January 28.

Mark and Karen Parmeter started organizing informal 25-target sporting clays shoots in 1992, at the Butterfield Range. Those shoots grew over the years and led to the formation of MVSS, and construction of the trap, skeet, sporting clays and 5 Stand ranges we use today.

From attending meetings to providing his expertise as an electrician, Mark was involved in every aspect of our range. He was a skilled sporting clays target setter and an A-Class shooter. He was also a knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach and always willing to help a new shooter. He will be remembered and he will be missed.

His family has requested privacy for a few days and no services are planned at this time.

Annual Meeting February 2

Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports will hold its’ annual meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 2, at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces.

The annual report will presented, results of the election of two board members will be announced, and a board meeting will be held afterwards.

Five Stand Saturday, February 4 CANCELLED

The 5 Stand shoot planned for next Saturday, February 4, has been cancelled.

The next 5 Stand shoot will be in March.

Membership Renewals

This a reminder to remind that annual memberships are due for the 2023 year. Membership forms will can be mailed in or dropped on at the range. 

The membership form is available at http://mesillavalleyshotgunsports.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/membership-form.pdf

The board is also taking names for two open board positions. If you or know of someone who is interested in serving please let Rick Richardson know. Please submit names to him at mailto:frrichar@gmail.com

Annual Meeting February 2

Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports will hold its’ annual meeting on Thursday,  February 2, 2023, at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 2, at the New Mexico  Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces.

The annual report will presented, results of the election of two board  members will be announced, and a board meeting will be held afterwards.

All current members will soon receive an email with attached ballot for the election of those board members. The email will contain instructions and a  deadline for returning the ballot.

Dates of Club Skeet Shoots for 2023

The club skeet shoots for 2023 will be on

  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29 (final competition of 2023 and awards luncheon)

These dates are on our calendar at http://mesillavalleyshotgunsports.com/events/

Dates of Club Trap Shoots for 2023

The club trap shoots for 2023 will be on

  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 16
  • May 7
  • June 11
  • July 16
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • (November TB)

These dates are also on our calendar at http://mesillavalleyshotgunsports.com/events/

Mesilla Valley High School Shotgun Sports – January Zone Shoot

MVSCTP team competed in NMSCHTA High School zone shoot in January shooting best for the year. The team won both Skeet and Trap in January Zone Shoot. Great team effort and many firsts for many of the shooters.

The team started off on cold windy morning shooting skeet at Butterfield. The team highs for the event were Caleb Delk, Tyler Smelker, and Kaleb Massy with all three in the top 5. Very consistent shooting for the Team. Emily Massey shoot high to take second place in Ladies skeet, only behind the winner by 1 bird. Rookie Forest Browning also taking 2nd place in the male intermediate division. Great shooting in Skeet. 

Sunday, the team traveled to Hurley for the Trap shoot, but it was a nice calm warm day. Caleb Delk had great day shooting, 96 singles, 98 Handicap, and 91 in doubles. He placed 1st in Handicap for the weekend. Emily Massey shot her best scores in trap with a 94 singles, 94 Handicap, and 77 doubles, which allowed her to be HOA Ladies in Trap. Emily was second in singles trap and first in handicap. Great job Emily. Josiah Martinez is new member this year, shooting several 25’s in trap, he was great asset to the team this month.  

Great month of shooting and plan to continue next month for zone shoot in February.

Thanks,

Coach Michael Smelker

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports!  We are a group of shotgun enthusiasts engaged in building, operating, and maintaining the trap, skeet, and sporting clays ranges at Butterfield Trail Shooting Park, outside Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Location, hours, prices, and other information about the organization can be found in the page menus on this site.