Saturday, November 9, 2013


November 30th
9-Mile Community: Craft Fair /Turkey Shoot Saturday
Craft Fair 10-3PM Turkey Shoot 10-2:00 PM. 
The annual community shoot is anticipated to be another well attended event. Men and women compete with 1 shot at 25-35 yards for a turkey. The $5 per shot event is a fund raiser for the 9 Mile Community Center.  If you are interested in volunteering your time for the day, contact Matt Denison (822-8778) or Mike Tomell (626-4702) for more details and direction.
It is a beautiful drive and a great place to start some Holiday gift buying!
2014 Annual Membership Renewal Is Coming!
It’s time again for the annual membership sign up.
December newsletter will have your membership form which is due by December 31st.
Fees remain the same as in years past:
Family -$15
Individual- $10
No Shoot- Hunting Season!
Good luck
December 8th
Santa Hat Rifle Shoot
Wear a Santa Hat and primitive attire. A portrait of all club members with Santa Hats will be taken. Come show off your outfit and Christmas spirit. Fun rifle shoot with Christmas cookies and cocoa
January 12th
Jack Frost Pistol Shoot             
Pack your gloves and shoot at snowflakes!
January 18th
Pot Luck and Annual Meeting
Missoula County Extension Office- Missoula, 2825 Santa Fe Ct
5 pm Social hour- 6 pm Dinner
Meeting to follow
January Hivernant meeting is where you can elect the 2014 officers and get involved in the club. Start thinking about new ideas and what club activities you may want for the coming year. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as Wildhorse Booshway will be voted on. Nominations are open to all club members (over 18 years old)
February 9th
President’s Day
Gong / metal targets-Rifle Shoot
March 9th
Accuracy Rifle Shoot
Paper accuracy shoot with awards
April 13th
Public Days
Sunday 12-5 pm  (Set Up 11 am or before)
Hellgate Shooting Range
Share the adventures of mountain men and buck skinning fun.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Website for the Sapphire Mountain Men

The Sapphire Mountain Men
have a new website!
Find information on membership, upcoming events, the Wildhorse Rendezvous, history of the fur trade era, classifieds, and more.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

3 rd Annual Public Days Blackpowder Shooting Event

3 rd Annual Public Days Blackpowder Shooting Event
April 21, 2012 11 am to 4 pm

Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range
Free event
The Hellgate Civilian Shooting Association is hosting the Sapphire Mountain men re-enactors at a public day at the Hellgate Shooting Range, Bonner, MT. The Saturday event from 11 am to 4 pm will have historical displays of the western trapper era of American history.

Come and try your skill at shooting a musket, throwing a tomahawk! Smell the coffee
roasted on the fire and try some hardtack.
Demonstrations and active participation is open to the public for this great glimpse into
American history.

Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range
Zaugg Rd Bonner
Call 258-6526 for additional details

Monday, March 12, 2012

31st Annual Wildhorse Rendezvous

Wildhorse Rendezvous
Memorial Day Weekend May 25-28, 2012
Competition starts Friday at noon, camp opens Friday morning for set up.

Pre 1840 mountian man rendezvous with black powder shooting
Rifle, pistol, smoothbore
Tomahawk and knife throwing, primitive archery and Cannon shoot.

Primitive dress encouraged.

Camp fee $30, shooter fee $5 and blanket prize.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

About the Club

The Sapphire Mountain Men Shooting Club promotes safe use of muzzle loading firearms of the pre 1840’s era for historic interest.

The club works toward developing accurate period representations, honesty, fellowship, good sportsmanship, and patriotism.

The club sponsors the Wildhorse Rendezvous every Memorial Day weekend.

The Wildhorse Rendezvous has been held in Cyr, MT on forest service land for over 10 years.

Competition in rifle, pistol and smoothbore are held near the Saw Mill Gultch meadow. The reenactors range from full primitive camps to first timers (pilgrims). The camp is open to the public.

***Sapphire Mountain Men** PO Box 2952 Missoula, MT 59806 ***

Monthly Match Schedule

Muzzle Loader Smoothbore, Rifle or Pistol

Pre 1840's era weapons prefered
Meeting to start at Noon second Sunday of the month
Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, Bonner MT - $5 shooter fee
Contact us for directions if you need them!

Club rotates competitions such a Pistol pumpkin shoot in October or a Hawk throw in August when the fire danger is high.
Competition is monthly with the exceptions of May (Rendezvous) and November (hunting season).

Fur Trader Era- Sapphire Mountain Men

Black Powder Rifle/ Pistol and Smoothbores

Pre 1840's

Monthly Shooting Match Schedule/Meetings
Meeting to start at Noon
Sundays at the Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, Bonner, MT - $5 shooter fee
Contact for directions if you need them!

2012 schedule:
Jan 8- Santa Hat Rifle Shoot
Feb12- Presidents Day Rifle shoot
March 10- Start to Tune up for Rendezvous Season Rifle shoot

April 21 - Saturday 11am - 4 pm Public Days and Rifle Shoot
An event open to the public to learn about events and
try shooting a blackpowder rifle.
Club members and 4H teen competition.
Rendezvous displays

May- no scheduled shoot
Jun 10- Summer time Pistol shoot
Jul 8- Red White and Blue- Rifle shoot
Celebrate Independence day!!
Aug12- Rifle shoot- weather and fire season dependent
Contact club members if unsure of conditions
Sept 9- Pistol shoot
Oct 14- Tume up the Blackpowder rifle for Hunting Season!
Nov- No shoot- good luck hunting
Dec-9- Mistletoe and Holly Rifle shoot
Hot cocoa and cookies too

Raised Campfire

Raised Campfire

Dutch Ovens Ready for Dinner

Dutch Ovens Ready for Dinner