Sad News

It is with great sadness we share the news that Bob Whelchel passed away today, Thursday, May 30 of congestive heart failure. We will post details as they become available. Our hearts go out to Karma for her loss. Please keep her in your prayers.

Robert “Bob” Mancell Whelchel Jr. of Edgewood , New Mexico | 1959 – 2019 | Obituary

Photos from the Memorial Tree Dedication

In lieu of flowers or cards, donations in the name of Robert Whelchel can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please have acknowledgements sent to Karma Whelchel at 2 Leslie Ct., Edgewood, NM 87015.


The New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club (NMBHGC) was founded by several local black powder shooters in 1977. The club is a non-profit organization, and is an NRA affiliated club. Club membership is open to the public, and new members are always welcomed. Our members come from all surrounding communities, including Edgewood, Moriarty, Tijeras, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The purpose of the NMBHGC is to promote the shooting sports and to provide a safe range facility for the enjoyment of its membership. The club sponsors various special events and activities throughout the year, including it’s annual black powder rendezvous, “The Cache Le Plew.”

Upcoming Events

LASS Shoot
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2 to 4 pm.
» 25 and 50 yard bays will be reserved for this event.
» Women welcome to attend, guns and ammo provided.

Club Meeting
The next Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
» Board meets at 6:30
» General meeting for members starts at 7:00.

Range Orientation & Range Cleanup
The next range orientation and range cleanup will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 9 – 11 am, Weather Permitting. VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!
» Range may be closed during cleanup.


Civilian Marksmanship Program Cerification

We are pleased to announce that the club has obtained certification with the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This certification will allow club members to purchase 1911 Handguns from the CMP up until October 4th. For more information on this program, visit the Civilian Marksmanship Program site. You may also view the club’s CMP Certiciation.

$5,000 Raised for the Torrance County Sheriff’s Department!

The New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club raised $5,000 at the Bean Valley Gun Show, and has given a grant to the Torrance County Sheriff’s Department. This money will go to support activities such as the Junior Deputy Program and the Women and Handgun’s Program. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers for making this a success!

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