TCSC Rifle/Pistol/Archery Range Rules


Before using the range, you are required to know the TCSC Range Rules and you are required to follow those rules.You can find the TCSC Range Rules here.

Rifle/Pistol/Archery Range Hours:
9:00 am - 30 minutes after sunset 
9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Trap ranges

Range Fees:
No fee for members for non-event shooting except Trap.

Members: $4.00 per round for practice Trap.
Guests: $5.00 per round for practice Trap.

Daily range fee for guests is $5.00 (guests may use range maximum of 3 times)
Event fees are set on individual event basis.
Special events are listed on the events calendar.

Range Rules:
All members using the ranges, except during participation in a scheduled event, must have their TCSC Range Officer Certification badge clearly displayed on their person.
Guests may only shoot under the direct supervision of a Certified Range Officer.
Instructions of Range Officer must be obeyed at all times.


See also: Range Rules, Camping Rules, Swimming Pool Rules

  • Maximum speed limit on club grounds is 15 mph and is posted.
  • Maximum speed limit on Hunt Club Rd/Lucey Rd is 30 mph and is clearly posted. Please observe the speed limit on these roads so we don't upset our neighbors.
  • Pool opening and closing hours are posted and must be observed by all.
  • Swimming is allowed only when life guard is on duty.
  • All guests must be accompanied by a member at all times.
  • The sponsoring member will be responsible for their guest's actions.
  • An individual may come to the club three (3) times as a guest.
  • Remittance of guest fees (pool, range, and trap) is the responsibility of the sponsoring member and must be paid promptly.
  • A guest is defined as anyone who utilizes any of the club facilities and is not a current member.
  • Every member shall be responsible for determining if people using club facilities are either a member or a bona fide guest.
  • Rifle range, pistol range, trap range, pool and camping rules and restrictions are posted and must be observed by all.
  • River traffic, unless members, cannot come ashore or embark from club property unless in cases of emergencies.
  • Trail bike riding or any other off road vehicle traffic is forbidden.
  • Fireworks of any kind cannot be possessed or set off on club property.
  • Pets are not permitted in the club house.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.

The Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club is located south of Thurmont Maryland, where the Monocacy River and Hunting Creek join. The Club facilities include:

  • Clubhouse with kitchen, which is used for meetings, classes, dining and dances
  • Pavilion with tables, gas and charcoal grill, used for warm weather events
  • Full size 30' x 60' pool (normal hours are: Thursday through Monday 12pm to 8pm) (during the summer months)
    • The Clubhouse, Pavillion and Pool may be rented by members for private use, log in and click on the Members tab for more information.
  • Trap field with 12 trap houses, one of which has an automatic trap for practice
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Camper hookups with water and electric
  • RV Dump Station
  • Rifle range with 50, 100, 200 and 300 yard targets and benchrests under roof
  • Pistol range with 9 bays
  • Archery range
  • Boat ramp to the Monocacy river
  • Fishing in the Monocacy River and Hunting Creek

The Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) is a private organization. If you are interested in joining, we suggest that you participate in some of our matches and get to know a few of our members. The only event open to non-members is trap on Tuesday and Friday nights, from 5:30pm until 10:00pm. You will need a sponsor to join.

Many people contact us to ask, "I just want to rent a range for a few hours to zero my sights, how much does that cost?" or "How much is the pool fee for a non-member?" Unfortunately, we do not rent ranges or the pool to non-members, you can use the facilities as a guest, as long as you are physically accompanied by a current club member.

  • Fill out a membership application and the agreement to have a background check performed. Email completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have the background check done AND you must also turn it in at any general membership meeting in person to the membership committee (you'll have still have to wait until the next monthly meeting to be voted on). NOTE: No application can be accepted IF you do not include your spouse's (or domestic partner's) information OR if you do not have a sponsor!
  • Prospective members must attend a monthly membership meeting (7:00p.m. on the 1st Thursday of the Month) and will be required to stand and explain to the membership why they want to become a member of TCSC. The range test should also be taken during this meeting.
  • The membership committee will then perform the prescribed background checks.
  • The prospective member will be required to attend the next monthly membership meeting, where their membership shall be voted upon by the club membership. If accepted by the membership, the new member shall pay the required initiation fee (currently $200) and dues (prorated - $25 per remaining month through December of the current year).
  • The new member shall be required to attend the "New Member Orientation" on the Saturday following the membership meeting. Time is announced at each general membership meeting. After completion of the course, and having passed the written range test, they shall receive their range card, and they shall have full access to all the facilities of TCSC as a probationary member. Swimming pool access and camping require additional fees.
  • New members are considered to be "probationary members" for the first year.
  • Probationary members have the requirement to attend 4 membership meetings in their first year.
  • Probationary members do not gain the right to vote until the start of their second full year of membership.
  • ALL Members are required to perform a minimum of 8 hours of work as approved by the Board of directors or pay a penalty fee with their next year's dues. (The 8 hours WILL apply to reduce member's dues for the next year.)

Note: you can download and print an application pdf** document from here.

* Membership fees are shown in the table below and can be reduced by performing club volunteer hours. Membership hours are calculated ion a $10 reduction in dues or fee, per hour, after a member performs their required 8 hours (although, once a member hits 8 hours, those 8 hours of service count in the reduction of fees.)

  Dues Volunteer Hours that can be applied Dues after required 8 hours Dues without required 8 hours Dues with maximum volunteer hours
Yearly Dues $300.00 Up to 20 hours $220.00 $350.00 $100.00
Seasonal Family Pool Pass $100.00 Up to 5 hours N/A  N/A $50.00
Seasonal RV Camping Pass $500.00 Up to 20 hours  N/A N/A  $300.00

Note: The documents/forms are in PDF format. You will need an Adobe reader to view and print it on your PC. Your PC may already have an Adobe PDF reader, but you can download the Adobe Reader here (FREE) if you require it.


Speed Limit on Hunt Club Road is 30 MPH
Speed Limit on Club Grounds is 15 MPH


From the South (East & West):
From Frederick, MD, where exit 53 of Rt. 70 crosses 270/15 and where 270 dumps into Rt. 15 North go north 8.6 miles.

Turn Right (fork) onto Old Frederick Road and continue north 4.8 miles. 
Turn Right onto Hunt Club Road (across from Stevens Rd) go 1.0 miles to Thurmont Sportsman's Club (bear right on the way). 

From the North: 
From the south side of Thurmont at the Rt. 806 exit of Rt. 15 (about 9 miles south of the PA line on Rt. 15) go South on Rt. 15 about 5.4 miles. 
Turn Left onto Angleberger Road (between the 7-11 store and Beckley's RVs) go about 0.5 miles to where the road curves 90 degrees to the right. 
Jog Left (not the 90 degree left turn) and continue on Angleberger Road for about 2.5 miles to the metal bridge. 
Continue straight across the bridge onto Stevens Road for 0.8 miles to the Stop sign at Old Frederick Road. 
Continue straight across Old Frederick onto Hunt Club Road and keep right for 1.0 miles to the Thurmont Sportsman's Club. 

From Libertytown: 

Go Northwest on 550 for 9.1 miles. 
Turn Left onto Lucey Road and go about 0.7 miles to the Stop sign. 
Go straight/left onto Hunt Club Road and go a half mile to the Thurmont Sportsman's Club.