2017 Early March Info Note

  1. Our next Club meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday 27 March.  The next work party day is Saturday 1 April.  Start time around 8:00 – 8:30 AM.
  2.   Our upcoming NWCSA 90th Sportsman’s Banquet on Friday evening April 21st 2017.   Tickets are $35 per person, $15 per child 12 & under. Reserved tables of ten are available only if they are purchase before April 15th. Anyone interested in tickets can contact Jason Marshall by email at jmarshall118@aim.com or by phone 203-983-0696. Tickets will be available for pick up at our next membership meeting on 3/27 or at the door on banquet night.
  3.  For those Club members attending the April 2nd Range Safety Officer class, please register on line by March 17th.  For class details, please contact Gerry Holland at GHolland@bbeinc.com. Class registration link below: https://www.nrainstructors.org/CourseDetails.aspx?Courseid=428724&seats=25&State=n&zip=06019&radius=25.1&id=5&bsa=&youth=&women
  4. The first Appleseed Marksmanship shoot is scheduled for Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April.  To learn more about this marksmanship program and to register for the event, please go to: http://appleseedinfo.org/.

2017 Late February Info Note

  1. Our next Club meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday 26 February.  Any New members who have not gone through a range safety orientation can contact me by e-mail to get one scheduled.
  2. The next work party days are Saturday 4 March and Saturday 1 April.  Start time around 8:00 – 8:30 AM.
  3. Our 2017 Event Schedule has been developed.  A copy is attached to this e-mail.
  4. Our winter league is in progress.  Rounds shot for league scores have preference over non-league rounds. We can shoot 1 week ahead.  League shooters need to shoot their league rounds before noon.

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.

2016 Late December Info Note

  1. Our next Club meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday 26 December.  Applicants have been to arrive by 6:15 PM so that voting them into the club can happen at the start of the meeting.
  1. We completed the land purchase.  The property is 74 acres and connects to the Club property along the upper trap field.  A map of this new area and a consolidated property map are posted in the club house.  A pdf file of the new property and of the consolidated property is available to club members on request.  Hunting on the new property has been productive.
  1. We have a work party scheduled for Saturday 7 January.  If weather permits, we will recover logs from the upper trap field and bring them down to where they can be cut up for firewood.
  1. We are shooting trap every Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM.  Our winter league starts in January.  Some new rules will be adopted for this shoot so that everyone gets to shoot similar targets.  This will be discussed at our next Sunday shoot (yes we will shoot on 25 December).
  1. 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.

  1. When the rifle range is closed for rock removal work during weekdays, the pistol range will be available for .22 rim fire rifle, and pistol caliber rifle shooting.  We will make every effort to have the rifle range open as often as possible.
  1. 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.

 

2016 Early October Info Note

1.        Rock crushing is in progress at the end of the rifle range.  This means that the RR is closed during weekdays and open on weekends.  Sign up for the rainedout text message service to get any and all breaking news.

2.       For those members who have not sent in their renewals, you are late!  Any renewals submitted need to have the late fee enclosed.  Membership renewals need to be postmarked by the end of this month or membership is lost.

3.       The 40th Annual Robert Nash Memorial TRAP SHOOT will be held this Sunday, October 9th 2016.  Registration starts at 9am.  The event consists of 100-16 yard targets.  Prizes awarded to 1st & Runner-up in all classes.  Registration sign up from 8:30 am to 10:30am. Shooting starts at 9am. A, B, C & D classes.  Entry fee is $20.00.  For info call Corky Stark 860-379-0531.

4.       For those who are willing to cut and carry their own firewood.  There are a bunch of logs and log remnants left in the upper trap field.  These vary from 6’ stumps to 75 ft logs.  Club members are authorized to go harvest that firewood.  Good deal, hard work.  Please leave the area clean when you are through.

2016 Late August Info Update

A few items of interest to Club members and associates:

1.       Our next Club meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on 29 August.  Elections will be held for Club Officers and for two Board of Directors openings.  If any Club member is interested in filling *any*one of these posts, please contact Jason Marshall to get your name on the list!

2.       We have negotiated a land purchase.  Details of this purchase will be presented during the 29 August meeting for the members to review and vote on.  A letter that discusses this matter has been sent out to all voting members.

3.       Membership renewals will be sent out on 1 September. Regular and new members have until 31 August to complete work hours for this year.  Life, Junior, Military and Special members do not have required work time.  Renewal forms for Life members were sent out 2 weeks ago.

4.       We have a work party scheduled for Saturday 3 September.

5.       The Club Championship shoot is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

a.       Combined archery, handgun, rifle and shotgun competition.

b.       You can drop your lowest score or choose not to participate in one of the disciplines.

c.       The highest combined score wins bragging rights and their name on the trophy.

d.       Archery competition starts at 8am sharp at the archery practice range

e.       10 arrow shots at varying distances (possible score 100),

f.        10 handgun shots (standing) at 25 yards (100 possible score),

g.       10 rifle shots (standing, sitting or kneeling) at 100yards (possible score of 100),

h.       50 shotgun shots at the trap range at 16 yards (2 points per shot for a possible score of 100)

i.         Use of spotting scopes, range finders wind flags, etc. are not allowed

j.         Test your skills against other club members to become the best all-around shooters in all four disciplines.

k.       For info call Harris Daigle at (860) 482-1253

 

6.       The rifle range is currently closed during week days and open on weekends.  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.

7.       We have firewood available for sale to Club members and associates.  Cost it $125.00 per cord.  The firewood is in two locations.  The Flagg Hill archery range (split last summer) and outside the club house (split this summer).

8.       When the rifle range is closed for rock crushing work during weekdays, the pistol range will be available for .22 rim fire rifle, and pistol caliber rifle shooting.  We will make every effort to have the rifle range open on weekends and holidays.

9.       This year we will be having a Sportsman’s Tag Sale at the Club on the rifle range.  The date is Saturday 10 September.  Times will be 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Regards,

Lou Braun

2016 Late July Information

A few items of interest to Club members and associates:

 

  1. Membership renewal time is coming soon.  Regular and new members have until 31 August to complete work hours for this year.  Life, Junior, Military and Special members do not have required work time.  Renewal forms for Life members will be mailed out in about a week.  All of the rest will be mailed out on 1 September.

 

  1. We have a work party scheduled for Saturday 6 August.  This is the last scheduled work party before 31 August.  This is particularly important for the New Members who joined this year since 10 hours of work is required to maintain membership.  When the 10 hours of work time is completed, the New member becomes a Regular member.

 

  1. The Club is hosting the State Archery Shoot on August 6th and 7th.  Our archery chairman is looking for help to put this event on.  Help is needed on both days starting from 6:00 AM until late afternoon.  Any folk willing to help should contact Fred Wabrek (e-mail FWABREKJR@GMAIL.COM) for specific times/dates.  Also, we recommend that Club members taking advantage of this shoot and participate in it!

 

  1. Elections for Club Officers and Board of Directors will occur at our August meeting (Monday 29 August).  If any Club member is interested in filling *any*one of these posts, please contact Jason Marshall to get your name on the list!

 

  1. The rifle range is currently open during weekdays until the rock crusher gets moved in.  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.

 

  1. As previously discussed at the last two Club meetings, we are considering a land purchase.  When (and if) we get solid facts and pricing, the specifics will be presented to the membership for discussion and a vote.

 

  1. We have firewood available for sale to Club members and associates.  Cost it $125.00 per cord.  The firewood is in two locations.  The Flagg Hill archery range (split last summer) and outside the club house (split this summer).

 

  1. When the rifle range is closed for rock crushing work during weekdays, the pistol range will be available for .22 rim fire rifle, and pistol caliber rifle shooting.  We will make every effort to have the rifle range open on weekends and holidays.

 

  1. This year we will be having a Sportsman’s Tag Sale at the Club on the rifle range.  The date is Saturday 10 September.  Times will be 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.