Not much current intel S.J.Old web site sutff:The Palomar Sportsmen's Club (PSC) history begins before the country's entrance into World War II. Local sportsmen and their families would take hunting and fishing trips to various areas at the local mountains and lakes. During the war most of the sportsmen served their country, hunting and fishing was a very low priority on the families' list. After the war, they began their trips again. This time the number of families participating dramatically increased, shortly afterwards one of the participants offered to lease the group acreage in rural Ramona for a shooting range and a meeting area.In 1954, the group incorporated as a California non-profit organization and affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA). The PSC was official. Into the sixties, club activities still included trips into the local mountains and lakes.Many members had successful group hunting trips into the western states.Trap machines and a Duck Tower were added to the Ramona facility and membership grew.Trap matches became the standard. Other regional clubs came to compete in the PSC trap events. Silhouettes and other rifle and pistol matches were added and dramatically increased the number of participants. PSC hosted many silhouette matches and participants were from all over the States and Mexico. In the seventies a clubhouse was built, dances, barbecues, and community events began to flourish. The PSC became very active with the San Diego County Wildlife Federation.PSC members helped build water troughs and feeders for wildlife during dry seasons.NRA instructors taught a variety of classes for all levels.Hunter safety classes had huge turnouts. In the late eighties, local law enforcement used the facility to train their officers in a variety of scenarios.The firing line was paved for a stable and clean shooting environment. Membership was at its highest level, however there were changes in the California political environment and the threat of population encroachment in Ramona. The area that was once remote now had homes practically bordering the entire PSC facility.In 1990, the final blow came when the generous member that had leased the property to the Club passed away.The family that inherited the property saw dollar signs and a nice new home community that would eradicate any shooting and PSC. Almost overnight the Club was evicted. The range was silent after almost forty years. The Club's possessions were loaded into storage containers and stowed at various members' property. For a year or so, meetings were held sporadically at local halls and member's homes. In 2000, California legislation changed shooting on public property entirely.A small group of individuals, who had shot together in action competitions on public land, had to make other arrangements if they were going to continue to shoot together. After discovering, the Palomar Sportsmen's Club, the Board of Directors ardently encouraged them to join.In April, approximately twenty new members joined. Their initiation fees and dues, along with their enthusiasm, encouraged the older members to think fresh and to make facility improvements.Today the PSC membership is above two hundred. The Ranchita facility is exciting and unique. Our family orientated membership has transformed a rural piece of land into a jewel.The majestic views and beautiful countryside add to the karma of the Palomar Sportsmen's Club.The ranges, picnic areas, camping areas, playground, and various buildings are maintained at their highest level with the Club's Participation Days. These PD's are a great way for members and their families to meet each other under very casual circumstances.PSC offers a variety of programs, competitions and events. There is something for everyone in our sport.PSC members are from all over Southern California.Members have provided many hours of community service for schools and youth sports along with local fire departments and community organizations. PSC has open houses on occasion, please check our calendar section for a variety of club events and come out for a visit.Thanks from the members of the Palomar Sportsmen's Club!If you have additional questions please call 619-596-8124 or e mail us.