Please remember that hunters can help local families in need by donating a deer to the Venison Donation Coalition http://venisondonation.com
Whole deer donations are greatly appreciated, but not required. There is NO COST TO THE HUNTER/FARMER for the processing fees of donated venison.
The approved processor for a whole deer in Greene County is Berkshire View Farm, Hannacroix, NY, (518) 731-1316.
For local donations, a Coxsackie Area Food Pantry volunteer will pick up frozen venison so it will go directly to local families in need.
This year the Coalition is celebrating its 20th year since its founding in New York; they have provided over 700 tons of venison to local food pantries and regional food banks (who serve pantries and have essential storage and distribution capacity).
Thank you for your participation.
Charlotte Carter – Director, Coxsackie Area Food Pantry
Daniel P. Whitley & Cheryl E. Whitley – Oak Hill, NY
Yun Zhang – Greenville, NY
Steven Mattes – Poughkeepsie, NY
The Board was preparing to have modified in person meetings starting in November. A number of local organizations have experienced issues with Covid infections and the associated quarantine requirements by the state. A single infected attendee would require every other person in attendance to be quarantined and tested.
We have decided that we will NOT start in person meetings because of the risk to our members. Because of the upcoming time change and the colder weather, it would be inconvenient to hold outdoor meetings through the winter.
Suggestions to hold virtual meetings via Zoom or another video conference application is probably also a problem. Many members do not have the internet connectivity or bandwidth to attend. I know that my connection is not suitable if there are too many other connections to a meeting.
Regarding the canceled October meeting, due to the power outage and closed road, we didn’t have an official election. Since we didn’t have any nominees submitted right up to the day of the canceled meeting, we were going to re elect the current Board of Directors, anyway.
In light of the current situation, we will postpone an official election until we are able to have in person meetings again. The current Board will continue in their positions until then.
The best solution to communication with the membership will be our web page and Facebook page. If there are any urgent communications, we will mail a printed newsletter.
Everyone please be safe, and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Your gun rights hang in the balance this year!
A new parking area for the pistol range has been created on the right side of the driveway. Please park your vehicle perpendicular to the driveway, nose in or out, to allow maximum capacity.
In addition, the pistol range surface has a layer of sand to reduce/eliminate the chances of ricochets, and a berm has been created just behind the plate rack.
All range rules still apply: Eye and ear protection is mandatory for ALL persons, at all times when beyond the red sign at the entrance to the range. NO PARKING in the area to the left of the range retaining wall. Use of the plate rack is restricted to firing from inside the firing point, between the signs. Firearms must be placed on the bench BEFORE resetting the plate rack with the rope. DO NOT RESET THE RACK WHILE HOLDING YOUR FIREARM.
Enjoy the improved range facilities!
There will be a Pre Licensing class on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 starting at 9:00AM.
This class satisfies the training requirement to apply for a Greene County pistol permit.
Call Amy at 518-728-5312 to register.
Class size is limited.
There will be an NRA Defensive Pistol Class on the outdoor pistol range on Saturday, October 24th. This class if full. There will be other classes scheduled in the future as demand requires.
In response to member requests, the club’s plate rack has been made available for general member use. It has been installed to the far right of the outdoor pistol range. The distance has been determined to be appropriate for safety of users. Do not move it from the current location. All shooting must be done from inside the firing point building.
There are rules posted for the use of the plate rack that MUST be followed for safety reasons. All shooting of the plate rack must be done from the designated location, marked by signs.
Because the shooting of steel targets requires additional safety rules, new range rules will be posted on line and at all ranges for member reference.
There will be no parking allowed next to the outdoor range starting today. A sign has been installed prohibiting vehicles in the area next to the range, because of bullet splatter or ricochets when the plate rack is used.
The use of eye and ear protection when entering the outdoor pistol range area is MANDATORY. There can be no exceptions to this rule. Bullet debris has been found on vehicles that had been parked in the area. The danger of allowing people and vehicles in the area is too great a risk that can be avoided.
The modified Standard Operating Procedure which includes the Range Rules will be posted on the club web site and a printed copy at each range within a few days. There are other, pertinent rules regarding muzzle control and trigger discipline that have been changed, so make sure you read ALL of the new document.
The club has made a major upgrade to this range. The new rules have been added to increase safety.
Violation of these SAFETY RULES will result in loss of membership! Don’t put the club at risk!
An online Bowhunter Education class is now available. The DEC DOES NOT receive money for this course, it is being offered by an approved provider, Hunter-Ed.com.
Click on the following link for information:
There is an addition to the club range rules:
“Except for Trap, barrels of loaded firearms must not be elevated past horizontal!“
We have noted holes in the roof of the indoor range and bullet strikes on the protection boards on the outside pistol range. This damage is being caused by range rule violations:
1. Raising the muzzle of loaded guns above horizontal before firing shots.
2. Placing the trigger finger in the trigger guard before the sights are on target.
Both rules are covered by the Basic Rules of Gun Safety, but have been added to our Standard Operating Procedure as additional procedures.
Anyone found to violate these rules will lose their membership. A projectile leaving the club property is the most serious issue the club can face, and could result in closure and loss of the club. It is not trivial, it can be deadly.
DO NOT VIOLATE THESE RULES. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Trap shooting is available, with social distancing required, on Wednesdays at 11AM, and Saturdays starting at 9AM.
The C-A High School Trap Team has received another very generous donation from the Greene County Police Officers Association.
A check was presented by Association President Ed Shanley at the December meeting.
Thank you for supporting the team!
A wildlife photographer has requested help in getting pictures of coyotes and other wildlife. If there is anyone who guides or knows of a way to help him out please contact a board member.
Thanks in advance.