2017 Early January Info Note

A few items of interest to Club members and associates:

1. Our next Club meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday 30 January. New member range orientation is 9:00 AM Sunday 8 Jan for those who have not gone through one yet.

2. The next work party days are Saturday 7 January and Saturday 4 February. Start time around 8:00 – 8:30 AM.. Depending on weather, we will either clear snow or recover logs from the upper trap field and bring them down to where they can be cut up for firewood.

3. We are shooting trap every Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM. Our winter league starts Sunday 15 January. Some new rules have been adopted for this shoot so that everyone gets to shoot similar targets. Basically, the first 2 rounds that one shoots will count as league rounds. We can shoot 1 week ahead. League shooters need to shoot their league rounds before noon.

4. The annual Northwestern CT Sportsman’s Council banquet will be held on Friday 24 February. A banquet flyer is attached. Normal ticket prices are $40.00. We will be offering tickets to Club members and their spouses only for $25 each. Top take advantage of this deal and to at the club reserved tables, contact Jason Marshall ASAP. Jason’s email is jmarshall118@aim.com. The tickets sell out fast for this event, so get you tickets early.

5. The rifle range is currently open during week days and open on weekends. On weekdays, it is possible that some gravel will be trucked out from the end of the range on short notice. If a triaxle truck shows up, please make the range safe to allow the truck to be loaded. This usually gets completed within 30 minutes.

To get the latest information on rifle range availability, call the Club phone or sign up for the “rainedout” text message service. Signing up for the rainedout service is easy. To subscribe to the text message notification service, please go to:

https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=11dc2a7656fd50e06264

To register you simply plug in your cell phone number or email address and they send a verification number to your phone or computer which you type and begin receiving notifications. If you lose the above link, you can go directly to http://www.rainedout.com, search Northwestern Connecticut Sportsman’s Association under Hunting and register there.

6. As previously mentioned, several club members have become involved with Project Healing Waters. This program is open to veterans who have any level of disability. Project Healing Waters (www.phwff.org) teaches disabled veterans about fly-fishing. This free program not only teaches fly-fishing but also tying flies, making rods, safe wading practices, and takes veterans on fly-fishing trips. If you’re a veteran, and you’d like to join the program, either as a volunteer or as a participant, you can contact Ken at ken.ludwig@projecthealingwaters.org.