Southern Lancaster County Farmer Sportsman's Association
Is Located in the Southern Portion of Lancaster County near the Buck. They have numerous Handgun, Rifle, and Archery Ranges and are altogether an outstanding establishment. Their membership fee's are some of the lowest in the area and are well worth the investment.
They also host many events to include an annual Firearms show,Block Events, and a fishing Tournament.
Please Feel free to visit their website at.
Here is Their Membership Application if you are interested in joining.
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Club House Phone Number
742 Hollow Road, New Providence, PA
History of Southern Lancaster County Farmer Sportsmen's Association
in 1938 there were several sportsmen in southern Lancaster County who
thought a sportsmen's club was needed in the southern end of the
county. They thought individuals with the same interests in the
outdoors could help protect the environment and wildlife. With time on
their side, they knew hey would eventually succeed. To get started,
they charged one dollar a ye membership dues. With no permanent club,
they rented the Quarryville Fire Hall. Late they moved to the American
After many years of fund-raisers and
some money in the bank, a committee was appointed to look for a
permanent place to call home. After several years of looking, they
found a farm in 1968, located at 742 Hollow Road, with 75 acres and a
price of $30,000.00. After several more meetings and discussions on the
property, they decided to purchase the farm, but knew the buildings
were beyond repair. There was a large barn, a couple of small
outbuildings plus a small log house that was infested with termites and
was, sadly, beyond repair.
After all the buildings were
dismantled, they started from scratch to build their clubhouse, which
they cold call home. With the buildings dismantled and the land checked
for soil erosion an all problems corrected, it was time to get the
plans completed for the clubhouse. After many months of hard work in
all kinds of weather, the clubhouse was finally completed. It consisted
of a 25 x 60-foot cement block building, with a kitchen, fireplace,
restrooms and a full-length porch.
There wasn't much t do
with just a building, so it was agreed to put in a trap field for a
start. Eventually there were four other trap fields added. We
eventually replaced all five Pat traps, which are automatic and
voice-activated to release the clay targets.
As soon as
the trap field was installed in 1970, we joined the
Pennsylvania/Maryland Trap League, which consisted of Cedars Gun Club
in Maryland, Oxford Gun Club and our club, Southern Lancaster County
Farmers Sportsmen's Association, in Pennsylvania.
wasn't too many years before we had our loan paid off. Then we acquired
another 18 acres of land, which gives us a total of 93 acres. After
several years, we decided to put in a rifle range, which consists of
25, 50, 100, 150 and 200-yard targets. We also put in a 50-yard pistol
Several more years went by, and then we decided
e needed a pond for the kids to have a fishing derby. After the pond
was completed, it was decided our clubhouse just wasn't big enough, so
we made plans for a 30 x 80-foot addition, with a full basement. We now
have indoor archery shoots, plus a 20, 30, 40 and 50-yard outdoor
practice area, with a pavilion, for archery.
added another rifle range, with 25, 50 and 100-yard back stops, with a
pavilion and 14 benches. We also added another 50-foot pistol ranges.
All of the ranges are independent of each other, which means there is a
high bank between all ranges. You can walk to any of the target
backstops with no danger, while they are shooting at any of the other
These are some of the activities we have:
Civilian Marksmanship rifle shoots, Cowboy Action shoots, Bullseye
Pistol shoots, P.P. C. pistol shoots and registered trap shoots on the
last weekends of the month in summer. Plus we have practice every
Tuesday evening, 3-D archery shoots, a kid's fishing derby, shotgun
block shots, a youth field day, two gun shows and black powder shoots,
facilities continue to have many improvement, such as central air
conditioning, better lighting and a new 34 x 60-foot building, which
was donated by one of our members and his wife in 2006. Our membership
is over 1,500 and, hopefully, will continue to grow.
have a club that I am sure the original members who met back in 1938
would be proud of. They cannot voice their opinion now, but I am sure
they would approve of what they started almost 70 years ago.