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Hot Off the Press Summer 2016 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Special Notice
The handgun range, rifle range, and adventure trail will all be closed this Saturday, July 16.  The Northwest Thunderin’ Toms chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding JAKES Day on the club grounds.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.  The ranges and trail will reopen on Sunday for normal member use.

THURSDAY, JULY 14 – MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING – New things are happening all of the time, so come out and see what’s new!

SUNDAY, JULY 24 – HANDGUN ADVENTURE TRAIL MATCH – Shooting starts at 9am.  All score cards must be handed in by 4pm.
SATURDAY, JULY 30 – ANNUAL WORK DAY – We have quite a few projects to work on this year.  We will need a lot of members to get everything done in 4-5 hours.  There will be a separate email coming soon to explain needs for tools and equipment.  Lunch will be provided.
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 16 – NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION JAKES DAY – Fun for the kids, register on the NWTF Website under Northwest Thunderin’ Toms.
DATE Changed to SATURDAY, JULY 30 – BLACK ASH WORK DAY!! – Please set the morning aside on your calendar.  We will start at 8 and finish up around noon with lunch!  Details on what to bring will be in upcoming emails.
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