Welcome to Southern Lancaster County
In the case of bad weather, scheduled activities are generally cancelled. Please contact the activity chairperson(s) if you have questions.
Who We Are
Southern Lancaster County Farmer-Sportmen’s Association is a group of firearms, archery, and conservation enthusiasts from every background. Some of us grew up hunting, others never touched a firearm until later in life. Some are national champions, some novices. We are men and women from all walks of life – farming, law, science, music, skilled trades, education, medicine, IT, accounting, homemaking, construction, art & design – you name it!
We enjoy helping each other improve our shooting skills and their outgrowths – mental and emotional discipline, perseverance against disappointment, attention to surroundings, planning ahead, decisiveness, taking responsibility for oneself, and showing respect to others.
We provide our local community with a safe and friendly atmosphere for improving marksmanship, encouraging mindfulness of our natural resources, and for camaraderie among all ages!
Ranges & Activities
Open at 8:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday, 12:00 noon on Sundays. Close at PA Game Commission “sundown”.
(A) Archery & 3D Archery – These have a pavilion and provide up to 40 shooting lanes.
(P1) Upper Pistol Range of 15 yards – This has 4 lanes with high dirt berm dividers for Cowboy Action and PA Steel shoots.
(P2) Upper Pistol & Muzzleloader Range of 50 yards – This range has a pavilion with 3 shooting benches, for muzzleloaders and pistol practice.
(P3) Middle Pistol Range of 50 yards – This has 10 firing points at 7, 15, 25, and 50 yards, for Bullseye and Practical Pistol events.
(P4) Concrete Pistol Pits, 12 x 50-feet – These 9 pits each have shooting benches.
(R1) Upper Rifle Range of 100 yards
(R3) Lower Rifle Range of 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 yards – Both ranges have pavilions with a total of 28 shooting benches.
(T) Trapshooting Range – Five trap houses and practice trap have voice-activated clay target launchers.
Read more about these under Activities, Events, and Conservation!
Rifle & Shotgun
.22 Silhouette Shoot
.22 Wednesday Morning Shoot
CMP Indoor Youth Air Rifle
Practical Pistol (PPC)
Archery & 3D Archery
UKC Beagle Club
Spring & Fall Gun Shows
Living Historians (1st Delaware Regiment)
The Civilian Marksmanship Program
The Civilian Marksmanship Youth Air Rifle Program
The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs, Inc.
The National Rifle Association
The PenMar Trap League
The PA Game Commission
The PA Fish & Boat Commission
The PA State Police
Lancaster County Youth Conservation School
The Boy Scouts of America
The National Wild Turkey Federation (Women in the Outdoors)
Delta Waterfowl (Youth Field Day)
PA Trappers Association
In 1938, approximately 25 sportsmen in Southern Lancaster County perceived enough widespread interest in the shooting sports, and in protecting wildlife and the environment, that a club was organized around these common pursuits. Membership totaled 145 in the first year, and dues were $1.00. Meetings were held in the American Legion Post and later moved to the Quarryville Fire Hall.
After many fundraisers, a 75-acre farm was purchased in 1967 and a 25 X 60-foot clubhouse built, with kitchen, fireplace, and a full-length porch. Home to generations of shooting and wildlife enthusiasts, plenty a hearty monthly breakfast took place there! Eventually, a wood lot was acquired, a pond constructed for the kids’ fishing derby, and a two-story addition housed indoor archery, youth air rifle, and educational classes.
In December 2016, fire decimated the clubhouse, but the local fire companies skillfully extinguished the blaze with minimal water damage, salvaging our mounts, plaques, and major kitchen equipment. Once again, SLCFSA is meeting in the Quarryville Fire Hall – with much gratitude to our long-time friends.
Club activities have expanded over the years to include a total of 17 shooting activities, pheasant and trout raising, beagle training, hunter/trapper safety classes, handgun and personal protection classes, as well as range support for many affiliates. SLCFSA officers, directors, volunteers, and 2000+ members pledge to continue improving our facilities as we provide the local community with well-maintained ranges on which to learn, practice, and compete.
New Member Fee: $100 (cash, check, money order) due at orientation
SCLFSA will accept new members on the dates below. Why Sunday mornings? We require a range orientation, and this is the only time the ranges are empty. Come prepared for cold and weather.
- Sunday, January 14
- Saturday, February 17 (for those who cannot make Sunday mornings)
- Sunday, February 18
- Sunday, March 18
- Sunday, April 15
Orientation is about 2 hours long and takes place at the ranges at 742 Hollow Road, New Providence. No reservation required. Because we are currently without a clubhouse, we will meet in the barely heated storage building (on concrete pad) to the left as you drive in. Dress accordingly.
Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to fill out your application. Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m..
Applications must be filled out IN PERSON AT ORIENTATION.
No pre-filled applications will be accepted. No applications may be turned in later than orientation.
* The image to the right is merely an example; it is not a valid application.
Applicants will be voted into membership at the general meeting following the induction day they attended, after which date their gate card will permit access.
Yearly renewals are $75. Any member who lets membership lapse will be required to pay the new member rate of $100 and must retake new member orientation.
For specific questions not addressed above: Norm Miller, 717-468-0515