Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Right Choices-Election Day 2016

A reminder that Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day, 2016 and, as members of The Kent Rod & Gun Club, we all need to exercise our right to VOTE!  As citizens of the United States of America, we must exercise that right to VOTE!

There has never been a more critical time to protect our 2nd Amendment Right to "keep and bear arms" than NOW!

The reality of Hillary Clinton becoming our next president is UNTHINKABLE!!

The NRA has endorsed Donald Trump, as stated in their two most recent magazine issues; the November issue contains a special insert which outlines their endorsed candidates for all national and state races. Since we are a "single issue" club, all members are urged to use that as a guide on Election Day.


  • Trump-Pence – President/Vice President

  • Wendy Long –  US Senate

  • Phil Oliva –       US House of Representatives

  • Sue Serino –     NYS Senate (41st District)

  • Greg Purdy –    NYS Assembly (95th District)

  • Kevin Byrne -   NYS Assembly (94th District)

  • James Reitz –  Putnam County Court Judge

Monday, October 3, 2016

As most of you probably know, there is a federal election on November 8th.  This election will be a very important one for several reasons, including the fact that the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court and our Constitutional Rights could be significantly affected.

We, at the Kent Rod & Gun Club, strongly encourage you to exercise your rights as citizens and participate in the election process.

Here are a few things to consider: 

If you have not yet done so, please register to vote. We can help get you information on how to get registered.  It’s quick and easy.  Please see the GUNVOTE link below for information and assistance with the Voter Registration process.

Understand the positions of the candidates.  Informed voters make better decisions for their future and the future of their families.

If you are a hunter or a shooter, or someone whose livelihood would be affected by anti-gun legislation, please carefully consider the positions that each candidate has taken on the issues of firearms and firearms ownership.  Those positions could have a significant impact on everyone’s ability to exercise the right to hunt and to participate in the shooting sports.

Please encourage your friends, family members and fellow hunters and shooters to register to vote, to get informed on the issues, and to vote on November 8th.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Events...and more!

Summer is slowly winding-down once again and the Kent Rod & Gun Club is pleased to look back on several great events,'s not over yet!

Registration for our Annual Big Buck Contest is underway and the deadline for all club members to get their name on the contest list is Friday, October 7th....ALL registration MUST be done, in person, at our membership meeting.  Again, this competition is open to club members only and members must present their own rack!  Don't miss out...we have a lot of people ready to bring their best rack to the judge's table; all prizes will be awarded at our February 2017 membership meeting.

Great fun ahead on Sunday, October 9th when our yearly Turkey Shoot takes place and everyone is welcome! 
Admission will be $20.00 for...1 Raffle Ticket for a $$Cash Prize$$, 1 free round of shooting, a light breakfast and a terrific lunch of Turkey and all the trimmings.  Additional rounds: $3.00, Additional Raffles: $5.00.  Bring along Slug Guns (Sabots if you wish) and Muzzleloaders.  Please...NO Rim fire!!  And...after the shoot is over, there will be some fun pistol shooting so feel free to bring along your favorite firearm!

Please respond no later than September 30th if planning to attend...just "shoot" us an email...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

We definitely have plenty of events ahead on the Kent Rod & Gun Club's Calendar and we hope to see our members, family and friends join in as many as possible!

  • NRA Pistol Safety Course taking place on Sunday, May 15th - Club Ranges will be closed from 12:00 until 3 p.m.  Our Team of Instructors offer an intensive, 8 hour, course for everyone preparing to get their pistol license or those needing to upgrade their existing license.  We're all about safety and helping our students to become responsible gun owners and users!  Contact us for more information or to register! 

  • Annual Spring Raffle/Membership Meeting - Friday, June 3rd.  The more our members sell, the better for the club and, of course, a few people will be lucky winners!   See our club Treasurer for more ticket books!

  • Pan Fish Derby - Sunday, June 19th (Father's Day)...Noon Weigh-in here at the club followed by prizes and a light lunch for everyone!   We have sign-up sheets here on the desk or you can just email the club with your head count.  No better way to spend time with the kids than to take them fishing!

  • Friday, August 5th - In-person registration for our Annual Big Buck Contest - MEMBERS ONLY!    Pick-up the rules at our General Membership Meeting for this popular contest!

  • Family BBQ, Saturday, August 6th - 1:00 to 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!!  Adults-$20, Kids (8 and under) $10.    Please get reservations in ASAP - the deadline is July 24th and there will be NO walk-ins the day of the event! 
This is a great, sit-back, eat and relax kind of Summer day!   Our annual club Food Throw-Down this year will be "Jerky"...venison, beef...whatever the Iron Chefs of our club decide to make for the contest.   Donations for our Raffle Table...greatly appreciated!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Special Fund Raiser - Friday, April 15th!

We hear almost every day about someone diagnosed with cancer and it cuts even more deeply when that someone is a young person with so much yet to look forward to in the years ahead.

Please...come out for a special fund-raising event on Friday, April 15th, at 6:30 p.m. at Carmel High School, hosted by the Carmel Boys Lacrosse Team in honor of Amanda Beneway, daughter of our club member, Mark Beneway.

Your support will greatly assist Amanda and the Beneway family during this difficult time and give them much-needed hope!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NRA Pistol Safety Course


Our first NRA Pistol Safety Course of 2016 will be held on Sunday, May 15th, at our clubhouse.

Course Fee:  $95.00 (a deposit of $25.00 is required for registration)

We are proud to offer 8 hours of intensive education, including range exercises, for those applying for their first-time Pistol License.  Our team of Certified Instructors are also available to schedule Live Fire sessions for those processing an upgrade to their existing license.

Everything involved in learning safe gun handling, and ownership, procedures simply cannot be covered in any condensed 3 or 4 hours of instruction.  Our Instructors, who all volunteer their time, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each course we offer, always emphasizing the importance of safety in all aspects of Shooting Sports.

To register, please contact our Instructors at:

Monday, February 22, 2016

2016 Corned Beef Dinner

                 Saturday, March 12th - ANNUAL CORNED BEEF DINNER, 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome... members, family and friends so, please, get your reservations in NOW as seating will be limited.   
Please note that reservations will only be accepted either by e-mailing the club with your head count or...sign-up at our next membership meeting on Friday, March 6th which is the deadline for ALL reservations!  
                                 There will be no walk-ins the night of the dinner!

                   Price:  Adults-$25.00 each.....Children/12 and Under-$5.00 each.

Our club serves up one of the best Corned Beef & Cabbage dinners in Putnam County thanks to our Chef Lou "McTaro" and his crew.  Aside from the basics, there will be Colcannon (Buttery Mashed Potatoes/Cabbage & Irish Bacon), loaves of homemade Irish Soda Bread and we'll have Hot Dogs for any kiddies in attendance!  Anyone wishing to donate a few desserts..all will be greatly appreciated.  BYOB and, of course, there will be plenty of soda and other refreshments!