This evening i would like to discuss something that is close to my family.
The Chabot Gun Club in Castro Valley, California has been around for many years. I remember my Grandfather taking me up there when I was young to watching him shoot and get his rifles ready for his annual hunting trips. When I was 18 he took me us there and let me shoot his 30'06. Just about took my arm off. I was wearing a digital watch and the blast from it knocked out the screen for a while. I remember going with my grandparents to one of their Christmas parties when I was a young teenager and had my first dance ever. that was many many years ago. More than I want to count.
When I needed to take my Hunter Safety course years ago, I went there for the class and the test. Each year we travel to the mountains above Lake Cabot in Castro Valley. Past the beautiful old homes in the Castro Valley hills, past the Redwood Golf Course, past all the horse ranches and wild deer running around the golf course. It is a short drive from the little community called Castro Valley, but it takes you deep into the woods with the turn of a corner. You can escape city drama and stress by just a short drive there. Once you take that left turn from Redwood Road into the Campground entrance that also leads to The Chabot Gun Club Rifle Range you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the whole Bay Area, on a clear day that is.
My Grandfather has been a member of the Chabot Gun Club for most of my lifetime if not before. Once he retired from working at Jergenson Steel many years ago he worked as the Range Master at the Rifle Range for 17 years. The Chabot Gun Club has been a major part of our family for generations.
Now after so many years the city it threatening to close it down. There is a meeting at the Redwood Golf Course this Tuesday at 2:00pm so the community can air their opinions about this closure. We need everyone to come out and support the club so it can remain open for the whole community to use.
If you want more information on the Chabot Gun Club and Rifle Range please go to their website at: