Monday, October 20, 2014

Club Update!

Our next NRA Pistol Safety Course is coming up on Sunday, November 2nd at 8 a.m.  Education is the key to responsible gun ownership and usage. In our 8 hour course, we give students Knowledge; we assist them in developing Skills and...we emphasize the importance of maintaining an Attitude of safety in all aspects of gun handling! This type of instruction can't be given in any "condensed" handgun safety course! 
         The fee...$ to register!

The KR&G Annual Big Buck Contest is underway and here are the rules:

  • This contest is for Members (in good standing) ONLY!

  • Deer MUST be taken in New York State

  • Deer MUST be tagged correctly and only with YOUR tag!  No family/friend’s tags will be accepted.

  • Members MUST present their own rack, not someone else’s

  • Members MUST be present when final winners are announced at the February 2015 meeting.
Register no later than our December 5th membership meeting!  Junior Members will automatically be included on their parents registration.

Antler score will determine winners in each category, one for Bow and one for Gun. The prize?  $150.00!  Winner names will be added to the KR&G Wall Plaque.

The club Board of Directors will immediately review any discrepancies, in tagging or with any information regarding Deer taken illegally.

Have questions?  Send them along!
Special thanks to all who attended our Annual Turkey Shoot on October 5th!  It was a great event, as usual!  More than 30 shooters competed for prizes and bragging rights before sitting down to a big lunch of Roasted Turkey with the trimmings, Venison Chili and more.  It was...a very good day!

Get out and VOTE - Tuesday, November 4th! 
It's not just your's your OBLIGATION!  Vote for those candidates who support every legal, responsible, gun owner!  The head anarchist in Albany is ready to move forward with UN-Safe Act 2, legislation aimed at punishing law-abiding citizens and legal businesses.  Don't think that your vote won't make a difference!  Just DO it!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3D Archery Shoot - Club Update!

Our second 3D Hunter's Style Archery Shoot took place on Sunday, September 14th to rave reviews from those who participated.  The creative course design was both challenging and fun, so much so, that a YouTube video was made of the event.  Can't wait to do it again, next year!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Club Update

One more Summer comes to a close but not the events at the Kent Rod & Gun Club!


Saturday, September 6th-FAMILY CAMP-OUT-All Ranges will close at 4 p.m.
Tent set-up late in the afternoon.  The grill will be ready to cook burgers & dogs, please bring along whatever food items you'd like to add to the menu...salads, desserts...more than welcome!
Please note that if weather takes a nasty turn, there will not be a postponement of this event.

Saturday, September 13th-BOWHUNTER SAFETY COURSE-8 A.M.
All registration MUST be done at the DEC website:


Sunday, September 14th-3D ARCHERY SHOOT-Ranges closed all day.
Registration: 9-10 a.m.-Sharp!  Fee: $12.00 per person  Refreshments/Lunch available for purchase.  Prizes:  Category winners will receive a Flying Arrow Sports gift card and there will be a 50/50 Raffle.

Categories:  1. Youth (16 and under)
                          2.  Bow Hunter
                               3.  Top Gun
To register and, for more information, please contact us at:

Thursday, September 25th-GUNHUNTER SAFETY COURSE (Part I)-7-10 p.m.
Saturday, September 27th- GUNHUNTER SAFETY COURSE (Part II)-8-5 p.m.
All registration MUST be done at the DEC website:


Sunday, October 5th-ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT -10 a.m.
Members and Guests welcome!  Shoot winners will go home with a hefty frozen turkey!   Admission: $20.00...includes 1 Raffle Ticket for a $150.00 CASH Breakfast, Lunch and 1 free round of shooting!
                           Additional Rounds-$3.00, Additional Raffles-$5.00
Slug Guns and Muzzleloaders...bring your own Sabots if you wish but...NO RIM FIRE!
Please register no later than September 30th; contact John Sparano to get your name in and with any questions at:

IMPORTANT!!  Everyone is asked to cooperate regarding inquiries about club events or for general club information.  All should be made only to the attention of club President, Kevin McGuinness!  
              Please direct all communications to:

Do NOT call any telephone number which is listed on Google Maps or on other search engines....this information is incorrect! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

3D Archery Shoot - Sunday, September 14th

We're doing it again with our second Hunter's Style 3D Archery Shoot on Sunday, September 14th. 

Registration will take place from 9-10 a.m. SHARP! 

Have a good time and get in shape for Deer season!  Everyone is welcome!

An introduction to Archery will be provided for non-shooters.  The fee is $12.00 per person and our club will be selling refreshments and lunch.  Category winners will receive a gift card and there will be a 50/50 raffle!

3 Categories:        1. Youth (16 and under)/Senior 65 + 
                                 2.  Bow Hunter   
                                    3.  Top Gun

To register and, for more information, please contact us at:

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 Hunter Safety Courses

The Kent Rod & Gun Club will hold Sportsmen's Education Courses during September.  Please note the following dates:

Bowhunter:     Saturday, September 13th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gunhunter:     (Must attend both of these sessions)

                         Thursday, September 25th - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
                         Saturday, September 27th -  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ALL registrations for both the Bow Hunter and Gun Hunter Courses MUST be done at the NYSDEC website.  Here are the direct links for course registration:



There are no fees for these courses.  During all sessions, our club will have coffee, soft drinks, snacks and food items for sale.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Club Update

Summer is more than half-way over but the events at our club keep rolling along!

Our recent Summer Clean-up at the club was a huge success with the completion of new deck stairs and a much-needed re-organization of our clubhouse basement.  Those members who went above and beyond to lend a hand as well as those who can always be counted on to assist at club events cannot be thanked enough.

On the calendar:

  • General Membership Meeting - Friday, August 1st at 8 p.m.

  • Our Family BBQ - August 2nd at 1 p.m.  RANGES CLOSED ALL DAY.   This promises to be one more fun event at the Kent Rod & Gun Club.  Reservations are now closed and there will be no walk-ins the day of the event.   If you missed the deadline, just remember we will be doing it year! 

  • NRA Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, August 17th. RANGES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12 TO 3 P.M. Contact John Sparano to members and immediate family pay a discounted course fee of $25.00. For everyone else, the fee is $95.00 for our 8 hour course, complete with range time. Remember, this is a necessary course for first-time pistol license holders as well as those needing to do an upgrade on an existing license. 

  • Family Camp-out - Saturday, September 6th.  RANGES WILL CLOSE AT 4 P.M. One of our most popular club events and a fun time for kids and adults.  Tent set-up will be late in the afternoon, the grill will be fired-up to cook whatever campers bring along.  Desserts and side-dishes will be more than welcome!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer Update

Summer is here and the heat is definitely on!  Our club has a few events coming up in July and August......
  • General Membership Meeting will be next Friday, July 11th at 8 p.m.  There will be some important topics of discussion and all members are urged to attend.

  • Summer Clean-up - Sunday, July 20th @ 9 a.m.  Lots to do...bring along whatever tools, etc. to help keep our club in shape.  More details on work needed will be discussed at our meeting.  Keep in mind that everyone working must sign-in no later than 10 a.m. and must sign-out when done in order for us to properly record your work time.  Light Breakfast and Lunch will be served, as usual!

  • Family BBQ -  Saturday, August 2nd.  If you haven't already done so, get those reservations in to Red Mastrobuono BEFORE July 19th!  Donations for our raffle table at the BBQ are needed so, please, bring along a gift, or two, to our membership meeting next week.  And....any club member who would like to take part in the KR&G Food Throwdown is encouraged to join the fun with Chuck and Patty who are our yearly competitors.  This years challenge is BBQ Ribs.  Cook them at home and bring them along to the competition to win a trophy and bragging rights for the year ahead!  Members who need to get work hours in can sign-up with Red to lend help at our BBQ.

Please take a few moments over this long week-end to call your Senators regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act...details are below.....
Reach Out to Your Senators During the July 4th Recess,
Urge Them to Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act
Senators have arrived home for July 4th recess and will be spending the next week in their states. All firearm owners, hunters, target shooters, and outdoor trade business owners should call or email your senators and urge them co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act, S. 2363, the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation.
We must keep up the momentum. NSSF expects that the U.S. Senate will have an initial vote to move forward with S. 2363 soon after Senators return from the July 4th recess.
We cannot let anti-hunting activists defeat S.2363!  Act now and call your senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014! You can also send emails to your senators. If possible, find out the location of your senators' in-state offices from their websites and reach out to those offices during this recess. It will make an impression!
Among other things, this historic legislation will prevent anti-hunting groups from restricting hunters' ammunition choices; provide state fish & game agencies with more flexibility to use Pittman-Robertson funds to build and maintain badly needed public shooting rangers; and help facilitate and provide for more access to Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands and waters for hunting, recreational fishing and shooting.
An impressive list of 45 Senators are already co-sponsors. If yours are not co-sponsors, ask them to sign on. If they are already onboard, then thank them for their leadership.
Act now and call your senators at 202-224-3121. Send emails to your senators.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

3D Archery Shoot - June 22nd



            Come out, have a good time and stay in shape for Deer season!

                                                        Everyone is Welcome!
                  An introduction to Archery will be provided for non-shooters.
The Date:                   Sunday, June 22nd
The Place:                  Kent Rod & Gun Club
                                     223 Richardsville Road
                                    Carmel, New York 10512
The Time:                   Registration from 9 to 10 a.m. - Sharp!
The Fee:                     $12.00 per person
3 Category Stations:
1)  Youth (16 and under)  -  Senior 65+
2)  Bow Hunter
3)  Top Gun
The Winner of each Category will receive a $25 Gift Card from Flying Arrow Sports
Our club concession will be open for Breakfast and Lunch plus...there will be a 50/50 Raffle!
For more information or to pre-register, please contact:

(From North and South): Take Taconic Parkwy to Route 301 exit towards Carmel. Continue on 301 to Sagamore Road and turn right onto Sagamore.  Continue straight, bearing to the left at the top of the hill.  Sagamore Road turns onto Richardsville Road.  The Kent Rod & Gun Club is approximately 1 mile down on the right side of the road.  Club signs are at driveway entrance.
(From Carmel):  Take Route 301, Boyd’s Reservoir will be on your right.  Turn left just past road signs for Kent Cliffs onto Peekskill Hollow Road, take first right turn onto Richardsville Road.  The Kent Rod & Gun Club is approximately 1.8 miles up on the left.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Club Update for April!

Spring has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar, while many of us are still digging-out and cleaning-up after a rough Winter.

There are lots of club events ahead, plenty of opportunities to get those work hours in and even more planned in the way of sporting and social gatherings.

  • General Membership Meeting - Friday, April 4th at 8 p.m. 
If members haven't yet received their Spring Raffle ticket books or need more to sell, pick them up at the meeting.  Red Mastrobuono will be ready to start taking reservations for our Family BBQ in August and, no, it's not too early to plan on attending!  Price for Adults will be $20.00 with Kids 8 and under at $10.00.  Keep in mind that there will be no walk-ins the day of the event!
**Members are reminded that our ranges open for shooting at 10 a.m. (not before) and close at dusk (not after).  Everyone is asked to be considerate of all those living in/around the area of our club by staying within this range-use timeframe**

  • Spring Clean-up - Sunday, April 27th at 9 a.m.
The clean-up was moved to this later date as it conflicted with Palm Sunday and there is still a fairly decent snow cover on club grounds.  Hopefully, this will melt by the end of April.  Members are asked, as usual, to please bring along shovels, metal rakes, leaf blowers...anything that can be used to get club grounds in shape.  Coffee, refreshments and lunch will be provided to everyone contributing their time.

Sign-in for everyone working at this event will be cut-off at 10 a.m. and all work hours will be recorded.

Coming May and June!

  • Family Day at the Range - Sunday, May 18th at 10 a.m.
 It was decided to give a new twist to our former Youth Shoot and make it a day for families at the club ranges with special focus on all the ladies!  Family and friends are all urged to attend and a response will be needed by May 10th!

Please note the following.....this event is open to children ages 10 - 16 with the younger children shooting air rifles and the older kids shooting .22's. 

The ladies in attendance will be invited to try their hand at both and join in some competitive, and fun, target shooting and more.  It has been our experience with both our Pistol Courses and other club events where the ladies participate, that they do an impressive amount of accurate shooting and we can't get them off the ranges once they start enjoying themselves!

Following a safety orientation from our NRA Certified Instructors, those participating will learn:

  • Basics of Firearms Safety

  • Basics of shooting a BB rifle, Pellet rifle and .22 caliber rifle.

From there, everyone will head out to the ranges for some family fun, under the supervision of both our NRA Instructors and NRA Range Safety Officers. 

Parental permission will be required; members attending with their children can sign the required permission slip on the day of the event.  Those children not having their parents present must pre-register before May 10th by return email and provide the following information:

  • Participant's Name and Age.
  • Parent's Name and contact information - email and/or telephone

Again....ALL registrations must be in before May 10th!

  • Spring Raffle - Friday, June 6th at General Membership Meeting
Sell those raffle tickets and put a big smile on someone's face!

  • Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, June 8th at 8 a.m.
Please pass this along to everyone preparing to obtain their pistol license or to those needing an upgrade to an existing license.  Our 8 hour course is complete with range time for the fee of $95.00 per person.  Members and immediate family members receive a discounted fee.  For more information, hop over to our On Target! page here on our website.

  • Pan Fish Derby - Sunday, June 15th - 12 noon weigh-in

Hopefully we will get more participation for this year's event which doesn't cost anyone anything but...time spent fishing with a child.  Awards, prizes and lunch will complete the day!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Club Update

March is here but Winter seems far from over with snowstorms intent on taking aim here in the Northeast.  But, no amount of bad weather impacts events here at the Kent Rod & Gun Club!

Our recent Ice Fishing Party was another huge success with a great turnout from members, families and friends.  The best part was introducing several youngsters to the fun of Ice Fishing.  A great time was had by all.  Thanks go out to Red Mastrobuono and his crew for providing a great breakfast, and more, to all who attended!

Upcoming club events:

Be advised that all reservations for our Annual Corned Beef Dinner are now closed.  We've had a great and timely response and have reached our max for seating at this event.
             No further reservations will be taken and there will be no walk-ins

  • General Membership Meeting - Friday, March 7th at 8 p.m.  Plenty to discuss and, as always, something good cooking in the club's kitchen.

  • NRA Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, March 16th.  This is an intensive, 8 hour course of instruction for those seeking either a first-time pistol license or an upgrade to an existing license. Course fee is $95.00 ($25.00 for club members and immediate family)...a deposit will reserve your attendance. 

Please contact John Sparano to reserve your spot and for further information!

  • The Mid Hudson Friends of NRA will be holding their banquet on Saturday, April 5th at the Ramada Conference Center in Fishkill.  Those members who would like to attend and make up a table to represent our club, please send your response to us as soon as possible.  No banquet tickets will be sold at the door. 
 To make up a table, contact Don Hopko

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Club Event Update

Upcoming Club Events:

Sunday, February 16th - Ice Fishing Party
Time:  6:30 a.m.
Place:  Kentwood Lake-Whangtown Road

Members, family and friends are all welcome!  Please make sure to bring the kids along and let them enjoy the fun of Ice Fishing, or learning, if they've never had the opportunity.

Chef Red will be serving breakfast and more on the beach to all who attend. 

Anyone with questions, please contact John Petriello at

Saturday, March 8th - Annual Corned Beef Dinner
Time:   7 p.m.
Place:  Clubhouse

Price:   $25 for Adults   /   $5 for Children-12 and under

The Kent Rod & Gun Club serves some of the best Corned Beef and Cabbage in Putnam County along with a few favorite side dishes like Colcannon, thanks to the efforts of our own Luigi McTaro and his crew.  As always, dessert donations will be gladly accepted!

Reservations must be in no later than March 1st...NO  exceptions, NO walk-ins!  Simply e-mail the club at: with your head count.        Seating will be limited!