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Hot Off the Press Summer 2016 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thank you to everyone who came out to pitch in on our summer work day!  We got a lot of good work done, but there are still some items that couldn’t be completed because of the weather.  Mark your calendars for August 20, our work day sequel!
 
We are now taking orders for Black Ash Sportsman jackets, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.  Click here for the apparel info sheet and order form for more information.  Payment is due at the time of order and orders must be postmarked by Monday, August 29.  An order pickup day will be announced and is expected to be in mid-September.
 
Every Monday in August – Summer Skeet and Trap Practice – Shooting starts at 6 p.m. and continues until dusk.  This is a great time to learn more about skeet and trap as well as brushing up on those stations that give you trouble.
 
Tuesday, August 9 – VIPL shooting for scores – 4:30 p.m. – This is the last chance to post a score before the John Holt Match on September 17.
 
Thursday, August 11 – Monthly Membership Meeting – 7:30 p.m. – New things are happening all of the time, so come out and see what’s new.
 
Saturday, August 13 – NRA Silhouette Match – 9 a.m. – Shooting starts at 9 a.m. with scoped rifles.  Handgun and open sight rifle shooting (bigger targets) starts around 10:30.  Lunch is available.
 
Sunday, August 14 – French Creek Valley Summer Skeet League Post Season Shoot – Held at Meadville Sportsman’s Club, the post season shoot is for summer skeet league participants.  There will be prizes and food.
 
Saturday, August 20 – Work Day Sequel – 8 a.m. – We have some projects that were not able to be completed because of the rain on the first work day.  We will need members to help out again to complete these projects.  A separate email to explain needs for tools and equipment will be sent closer to the date.  Lunch will be provided.
 
Sunday, August 28 – Handgun Adventure Trail Match – 9 a.m.
 
September 17 – John Holt Open – VIPL Match at Black Ash.  Handgun range will be closed September 16 and 17.
 
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AND ITEMS:
 
MOST MONDAYS AT 6PM – SKEET AND TRAP PRACTICE – A great time to try these shooting games and learn from the experts!  Practice is occasionally on Tuesday evening instead of Monday (like tonight, 5/31!) so check www.blackashsportsman.org for the schedule.
 
OCTOBER, 2016 – YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT – Black Ash Sportsman Club is beginning preparations for hosting our fall youth pheasant hunt in October to coincide with the PA Game Commission’s (PGC) program (this will be our 4th year). The PGC has not released any details yet regarding their overall program but are expected to do so later this spring/early summer. In advance of that, we’d like to get some planning underway for our Club’s event.
1. Hunting Properties – Our program is in need of a few additional properties for this year’s hunt and we’d like to know if any our members have suitable property that they would be willing to share with us on the day of the event (date is TBD). In order to be eligible, the property must be enrolled in one of the PGC’s cooperative programs (such as the Hunter Access Program). If you are willing to help us out with your property, please contact our program coordinator listed below.
 
2. Dog Handlers – If you have an upland hunting dog (or know of someone that does) and would like to help out by volunteering as a dog handler on the day of the event, please contact our coordinator (contact information below).
 
3. Sponsorship – We are looking for sponsors to help us with supplying t-shirts (or some other appropriate give away item) to the young hunters participating in our Club’s event. If you are a business owner or would like to recommend a business owner with possible interest in serving as a sponsor, please contact our coordinator (contact information below).
 
If you are able to help with any of the above or have questions, please contact Rob Schriner by e-mail (robnjess1138006@att.net) or phone (412-576- 9818).
 

FRENCH CREEK VALLEY SUMMER SKEET LEAGUE
Black Ash Sportsman Club is now participating in the French Creek Valley Summer Skeet League.  We would like to get as many people involved as possible. Young shooters are welcome.  You can contact Gary Glunt for more details (gjglunt@windstream.net).

Latest Scores here

This years schedule is as follows:
Sunday May 15th   Sandy Lake
Sunday June 5th   Meadville
Sunday June 19th Union City
Sunday July 10th  Black Ash
Sunday Aug 14th   Meadville  (post season shoot) prizes and food
League rules and fees:
•       Sign up Times;  9:00am until 2:00pm.
•       Team (club) dues – $25.00 (I pay this)
•       League (shooter) dues – $7.00 (you pay this the first time you shoot)
•       Target fee (50) – $8.00
•       Shooter must make 6 shoots to be eligible for HOA award.
•       Shooter must make 4 shoots to be eligible for class award.
•       At the post-season shoot, shooters with less than 4 shoots will be classed in AA and         their score cannot  be used for team total.
•       Junior shooters are to be 18 and under.
•       All NSSA rules apply.

SUMMER SKEET AND TRAP: Summer Skeet and Trap weekly practice begins on May 31st.  Each session starts at 6pm and continues til dusk.  The is a really great time to learn more about skeet and trap as well as brushing up on those stations that give you trouble.  Dates are as follows:

May 2,9,16,23  Mondays
May 31  Tuesday
June 6,13,20,27  Mondays
July 5 Tuesday
July 11,18,25  Mondays
 Aug 1,8,15,22,29  Mondays
Sept 6 Tuesday

HANDGUN ADVENTURE TRAIL:  Practice targets from the Centerfire Handgun Course and 22 Rifle Course will be going up really soon.  The “Course Closed” sign will be coming down on Monday, March 7.  Remember that there is a practice fee of $1 for all shooters.  The courses are open for practice rounds for members and guests of members only.  Please remember that there are NO TARGETS at Centerfire Station 1.  Practice targets begin at station 2 – there will be 25 targets.   2016 Dates and Information

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SAFETY RULES WHEN SHOOTING
ON THE ADVENTURE TRAIL!!!

HANDGUN CLASS:  As of the time this email is going out, there are still some openings for the April 16 NRA First Steps Handgun Training.  Remember that this first class is a WOMEN ONLY class.  Contact Rob Irwin at (814) 873-9387 if you are interested.

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  Thursday, April 14th is the next monthly membership meeting.  As always, the meeting starts at 7:30pm in the clubhouse.

HUNTER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS – We are in need of more instructors if we are going to continue holding the classes at Black Ash. Get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out more about this.

NRA SILHOUETTE MATCHES – Bring out your 22 rifle or handgun and join in on this challenging shooting sport. We will be including centerfire pistol and rifle (using pistol cartridges) later this spring or summer – keep watching for details.

We have been experiencing some minor problems with shooters here and ask for cooperation. PLEASE DO NOT RAISE THE TARGETS ABOVE THE LEVEL WHERE THEY ARE SET BY THE RANGE MAINTENANCE CREW. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE CABLE PROTECTED FROM ERRANT SHOTS AND HAVE RAISED THE CABLE, WE DID NOT LOWER THE TARGETS. DO NOT HANG ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE CABLE AS A TARGET (ONLY PAPER TARGETS PERMITTED) AND PLEASE CENTER YOUR TARGET ON THE BACKBOARD, THIS WILL HELP THEM LAST LONGER.

RIFLE RANGE – Open as always to members and their guests. Please deposit guest range fees before shooting.

The schedules for the upcoming years events are posted on the Calendar.  If see anything we missed or if you have any ideas for the Web site please drop us an email. web@blackashsportsman.org