RIP Joe Fries

I am very sorry to report Joe Fries passed away on May 26, 2021.  No memorial service has been planned at this time.

Look Here for Information

The MVSS email list was maintained by Joe, and people are working at trying to reconstruct it. In the mean time, please check here regularly for announcements, and also be sure to check the status of events on our calendar at

June Club Skeet Shoot Cancelled

The June club skeet shoot has been cancelled (and Preston tells me some other dates will need to be changed, so please keep checking!)

Club Meeting July 1

Club meeting July first at the classroom building at the Butterfield Shooting Range. It is very important that all members do their best to come as we need people to step up to try to fill Joe’s shoes.

Sporting Clays

The Sporting Clays venue will be set up June 19 and 20.

Registered Skeet Shoots

We will have two registered NSSA skeet shoots this summer:

  • Friday May 21 Doubles, May 22-23 4 Guns and HOA
  • Friday July 9 Doubles, July 10-11  4 Guns and HOA

If you are interested call John at 575.644.3936.

Upcoming Shoots in Silver City

The Southwest Shotgunners in Silver City, NM will be hosting several shoots in the upcoming months:

  • Registered shoot May 15
  • Two day shoot July 24-25
  • Annual Dick Walter Shoot August 28-29
  • One day shoot on September 11

Contact Cory Dalton at for further information or to presquad. Their shoot programs are available at or



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