Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring Update!!

Spring is finally here, with no threat of snow in sight, and our club has a busy event schedule in the months ahead!  At the end of our club list, read on for additional local and state sportsmen's events.

  • Sunday, April 30th - Pistol Safety Course at 8:00 a.m.  All registration is to be directed to John Sparano at the club's email.    Our team of  Certified NRA Instructors offer this 8-hour course for everyone preparing to apply for their pistol license or for those individuals seeking an upgrade to their existing license.  The course fee is $95.00; club members and immediate family pay a discounted fee. Coffee, refreshments and homemade lunch items are available for sale during this course for all who attend.
 Please note that club shooting ranges will be closed from 12:00 until 3:00 on this date.

  • Sunday, May 7th - Annual Spring Clean-up !  Work sign-in at 9;00 a.m., (Please Note:  No later than 11:00 for work hours to be recorded, for this work event only!).  Members are asked to bring along necessary tools (ladders, leaf blowers, rakes, chain saws, etc.,) for ground and clubhouse maintenance.  Our club kitchen will have a light breakfast along with a great lunch for all members who participate!

  • May 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th - Kent Police Department Lower Range Use-10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Our Upper Range will be open to members and available for pistol shooting on these days only.

  • Friday, June 2nd - Annual Spring Raffle - General Membership Meeting, 8:00 p.m.

Members are reminded that the more raffle books you sell, the better for our club and, of course, the lucky winners!  Send us an email to request more books or pick them up at our next meeting in May.

  • Sunday, June 18th - Annual Pan Fish Derby - 12 Noon Weigh-in at clubhouse

A great way to spend Father's Day, take the kids fishing!  Members, family and friends...all you need is a bucket of bait, fishing poles and some time (and patience)!  Prizes and lunch for everyone who participates.  Please email the club to register the kiddies for this event!

  • Sunday, July 23rd - Annual Summer Clean-up.  Work sign-in at 9:00 a.m. (No later than 10:00 a.m.)

Plenty to be done in preparation for our big BBQ!

  • Friday, August 4th - Big Buck Contest Registration- General Membership Meeting 8:00 p.m.

Time for our club hunters to get their names on the list for this yearly competition!  All registration must be done, in person and will close on October 6th.  

  • Saturday, August 5th - Annual Family BBQ - 1:00 to 7 p.m.

Reservations are now open for this fun event.  Ticket prices are $20.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Kids 8 years of age and under.  And, club members are invited to join our Food Throwdown competition at this event...this year's challenge?  Mac & Cheese...any which way you can bring it to the judging table!  Send us an email to get your reservations in.

Aside from our club activities, here are a few other local events of interest:

Saturday, April 29th - Family Fishing Day at Lake Gleneida - 9-2 p.m.
The NYDEP will supply fishing poles and bait to those who do not have their own; families with their own equipment are encouraged to bring it along.  As part of the "I Fish NY Program", the NYS fishing license requirement will be waived for adults who want to fish during this event. 
Register here:  https://eventsr20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg

Adults who do not have a free DEP Access Permit are advised to get one before coming to this event.  Participants can get their free permit and print it from home by visiting DEP's online permitting system at:  www.nyc.gov/dep/accesspermit.

Saturday, June 10th - 10-1:30...Cornell Cooperative/4H Fishing Clinic.  Space limited to 150 registrants.  http://putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events/2017/06/10/4-h-fishing-clinic.

Trout season officially opened on April 1st.  From the DEC for all our club anglers...http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48221.html
               http://www.nyc.gov/html/pres releases/17-017pr.shtml#.WOENXW yupo

Spring Turkey Season starts soon!
Hunters are preparing for another great spring of wild turkey hunting in upstate New York. The Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, a terrific opportunity for adults to mentor youngsters, ages 12 through 18.  
For more information:  www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8366.html

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