News & Upcoming Events

Message from the Board

September 15, 2021

To the members and friends of EGC:

Fall is just around the corner and it has been great to see the clubhouse buzzing again after the strange year we had last year. Membership and league operations are stronger than ever and that has made recovery from a few months of closure in 2020 quicker than we had expected. As always, it is great to see so many members enjoying the shooting facilities, lakes, grounds and clubhouse. We hope you make it out to soak up all the beauty fall brings to our EGC grounds!

Here are some updates about upcoming events and changes at our club.

Cancellation - Registered Shoot

We are sad to announce that we have been forced to cancel our last registered shoot of 2021 - the Indian Coin shoot - that was scheduled for September 19. Our apologies to all our registered shooters who were planning on attending this fun event. The labor shortage is impacting our operations and we do not have the staff to properly accommodate this event. Stay tuned for 2022 registered shoot dates.

You're Hired!

Do you, or anyone you know, want to join the EGC team? We are in great need of trap help staff. For this job, you must be 16 years old with a valid drivers license. Our trap help team members are critical to our operations. They keep our trap houses stocked and operational and serve as scorers for our league operations. Without trap help, a successful club would be impossible. While the majority of our trap help staff are high school and college students, we would love to hire a few adults who are able to work during school hours and while our high school shooters are shooting with their high school teams during league. Hours for trap help workers will fall within the ranges of 10am-10ish pm on Thursdays, 11-5ish on Saturdays and Sundays and evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year for high school trap league. Applications can be picked up in the clubhouse during open club hours. Please share the word!

Just a tip

Speaking of our trap help...these folks work hard for this club especially now as our labor shortage has forced them to work shorthanded. We do have a tip jar at the shoot counter specifically for our trap help. If you have some spare bucks, show them how much you appreciate them!

Shell Shock

We are not running on all cylinders with our trap help shortage. We ask that everyone pick up their own shells from the trap field and place them in the trash receptacles on the field after you are done shooting. We'll have magnetic sticks at each field to help with this task. If our trap help is too busy cleaning up after people, they aren't available to do other critical operations tasks like stocking and adjusting traps, running the 5-stand and scoring for league. We really appreciate your help keeping our club clean and operating efficiently! EGC clubhouse

Safe Hunting

Our club could have the opportunity to start hosting Illinois Hunter Safety courses in the very near future. We know finding course availability in the area has been difficult so we are hopeful that there will be interest from our membership and beyond. If your child is interested in joining a high school trap team, they all require completion of this class to be on the team. If you or your child would be interested in attending a Hunter Safety course if/when we should offer one, drop us a line with your contact information at

Fun Time Fall

Fall is just around the corner and the EGC is jam packed with fun events for our members and friends.

First up, we have our 2nd annual Schutzenfest on October 2 - an Oktoberfest style fun shoot and party featuring BIER, BRATS, BREZEN and a BAND! Our friends at Chick Fritz Distributing will be bringing some German beers for your enjoyment from a huge tent set up in the parking lot. They'll even have a traditional style keg tapping that all can enjoy! We are excited to announce the band Zydeco Crawdaddies will be joining us this year for some great music. (Hey - who cares if it's Cajun music at a German party anyway??) We'll plan to have several fun shoot events as well, so don't forget to bring your gear. If there's enough interest, we may even have a gun raffle or two. Suit up in your dirndls and lederhosen and round up your friends. A good time is sure to be had by all! Mark your calendars because you don't want to miss this. Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi hoi hoi! PROST!

As we close out another successful year at the EGC, we look forward to our annual Tom & Jerry event on December 12. This event is open to all of our members and their guests. We'll be serving up a delicious smoked turkey dinner with all of the fixin's and will have a few fun shoot events and deck of cards raffles throughout the day. Don't forget the main event...announcing the winners of our awesome Tom & Jerry raffle prizes. This is what you have a chance at winning this year:

1st prize - Browning Citori 725 Sporting 12 ga. 30-inch VR shotgun with walnut stock

2nd prize - Ravin R29 Predator Crossbow in dusk camo 430FPS with 6 bolts

3rd prize - Savage Arms Elite Precision 26-inch bbl .308 Win rifle with ARCA rail chassis

4th prize - Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9mm handgun in two tone with Crimson Trace red dot sight

5th prize - Pelican Elite IM50 50 quart cooler in tan & orange

Be on the lookout for raffle tickets in your mailbox in the next month and be sure to get your chances in for this great lineup!

That's all for now. Hope to see you at your club.

-The EGC Board of Directors

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