Due to Covid, all monthly meetings are postponed until the Govt gives the go ahead.Also , 5 stand is currently suspended as is pistol league and HVAA 3D .All club facilties are currently open to members only , no guests .Hope to see everyone safe and healthy on the other side of this crisis.
This announcement just in , the Father's Day 3D Shoot will be held as scheduled. It is a fun shoot only , no trophies. There will be no kitchen but there will be raffles , t-shirts and beverages available . All social distancing requirements will be in place and masks are neccessary if You can't keep 6 feet apart. 7 am to 12 noon sign ins .
2020 Registration for DEC Camp (Camp Colby, etc.) begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Please notify Gary Simpkins at 215-989-2007 if you have a youth between 11 and 17 years of age who would like to attend. Spots fill up fast, so notify Gary as soon as possible and go to the DEC website to register early. I have a document with information from the DEC Website in PDF format attached to this email. Please direct any questions about the Camps to Gary.
Status on new outdoor Pistol Range – getting price for stump grinder. Will get rid of stumps and brush now that the weather is cooling down.
Chatchie is looking for Members who would like to join the Federation.
2020 Chris Volney scholarships are available at school and here.
REMINDER: If you sponsor a new member, you are responsible for ensuring the new member completes the following membership requirements by December 31st: 1. Attend at least two (2) meetings, 2. Work at least three (3) functions, which entails working the function for the majority of the time the function is held. *** Also, as sponsor you are required to complete the Accountability Form for the new member and provide it to Dan “Gonzo” MacCormack.
The Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation is looking for new members , contact Chachie for info .
Bill A10428 would prohibit all marksmanship and shooting programs in school. Please contact your Reps to oppose !
The Columbia County
Sportsmen’s Federation is offering the Skip Harkowa Scholarship Award. Details can be foundhere . I will find out who Skip is and report back.
Here is the flyer and registration for this years free youth events put on by the Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation
Congressman Chris Collins of the 27 th District introduced a bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to limit the authority of States and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns (the term rifle or shotgun includes any rifle or shotgun, any detachable magazine or ammunition feeding device, and any type of pistol grip or stock design). . Please read and call your representatives . Pg,1pg2 , pg 3
An important post from the County Clerk pertaining to pistol permit recertification, HERE .
Chris Volney Scholarship 2020 registration , here . For anyone who would like to know who Chris was, here is a little background on the track and field coach that everyone loved, as described by his wife , Kathleen.
The Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation is now on Facebook.
FREE YOUTH OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sponsored by the
Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation and it’s Member Clubs, see flyer and registration here
As of the December meeting, a new resolution was passed stating there will be no more Sunday club rentals.
Here's a pic of the Youth Archery day hosted by Glencadia for the Federation's youth program.
Please check all the main pages as there are important updates on most pages.
The Columbia county Trapper's Association is in decline and looking for any new members .
We have club hats and shirts for sale, see Dennis.
ATTENTION The rifle team is back to practicing on Monday and Tuesday nights. 6-8 PM
The club is still sponsoring the Columbia County Junior Olympic rifle team. They are home based at our indoor range, and as of Monday 9/21/15, they will be using the downstairs range on Monday nights from 6-8 pm. Here is a dissertation from the team's coach,
"The Columbia County Junior Olympic Shooting Program Rifle Team has been in existence since 1984. It's junior shooters have shot in competitions locally, throughout the Northeast, and at the National Shooting Championships held at Camp Perry, OH. Former shooters have shot on NCAA Rifle Teams and have attended invite-only camps at the US Olympic Training Center. Long time Coach Peter Burke passed away very unexpectedly in August 2014, but his daughter Kathy has taken over coaching responsibilities. The team just started using the indoor range at the Glencadia Rod & Gun Club as it's home range, and has been made to feel very welcome! New team members are not being accepted at this time, but if you have any questions or interest, you can contact Kathy Burke at 518-929-2709".
The kids are our future, here's another investment intoours and theirs.
Just a reminder to all who use the outdoor range , if you carry it in,carry it out. Also, if the STOP sign is up, the range is closed due to activities on the bow or sporting clays course( and range times will be limited during deer season).Also, NO JACKETED AMMO downstairs and .22 ONLY!.Be Safe.