Next month officially starts “Trap season”. The first and third Sunday afternoons are set aside for trap shoots only. We start at 12 noon and sometimes shoot until dusk, depending on the number of people attending.
Everyone is welcome whether they are a member or not. Members pay $3 a round and nonmembers pay $4 a round. The trap area and pistol range cannot be used at the same time for safety reasons.
Reminder: This summer we will be doing work on the 100-yard berm and the range may be shut down for that. We will definitely keep you informed of any range closings. The last time work was done on the berms it only took a day. Hopefully this time will be the same and things go smoothly.
We are presently having some good warm weather and more people
are using the range. Be aware of the mud and do not make any ruts. Soon enough we will be able to drive down to the firing line.
Gun Raffle: Windham Weaponry AR10
The upcoming gun show at the Lewiston Armory, will be April 2nd and 3rd. We plan to have a booth there so we can raffle a Windham Weaponry, AR style rifle in 308 caliber. The raffle tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be at the June 15th meeting. You will be able to view the rifle at the Twin City gun show, April 2 -3.
This year we are making further range improvements. The 100-yard berm will be heightened and possibly the 50-yard berm, depending on the cost. We will be getting estimates once the ground is firm.
The Town Committee’s results have found that the noise issue is a non-issue because of being grandfathered. Having been here since 1946 is to our advantage. We hope that we will not have any more problems with any of the neighbors.
Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday the 16th at the American Legion in Lisbon at7PM. You can pick up raffle tickets to sell at the meeting also. The more tickets the Members can sell, the better.
If you have any suggestions on future events that the club can partake in, we would like your input. The monthly meetings are the venue for Members to give us your ideas. We have received a suggestion on having a fishing clinic/demo at Beaver Park. How about an event geared toward some friendly shooting competition?? We are open to any input you may have for future events. Please come to the meeting and tell us about it.
Hope to see you there.
January 17 – 18: Augusta Civic Center – 200 tables.
February 20 -21: Manchester, NH @ Radisson Hotel Expo (I-293 Exit 5, 700 Elm St. – 300 tables.
Feb 27 – 28: West Lebanon, NH @ Fireside Inn (I-89 Exit 20, 25 Airport Rd. – 125 tables.
April 2 -3: Twin City Gun Show, 65 Central Ave. Lewiston. 9am – 4pm & 9am – 3pm. – 250 tables.
April 9 – 10: Biddeford, ME @ Biddeford Ice Arena (I-95 Exit 32, Rte 111, 14 Pomerleau St. – 175 tables.
April 16 – 17: Concord, NH @ Everett Ice Arena (I-93 Exit 14, 15 Loudon Rd., Rte 9E – 285 tables.
Aug 20 – 21: Augusta Civic Center – 200 tables.
Sept 10 – 11: Concord, NH @ Everett Ice Arena (I-93 Exit 14, 15 Loudon Rd., Rte 9E – 285 tables.
Hours are Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 9 – 2
The next meeting is scheduled for January 20th, at 7:00 PM, in the upstairs meeting room at the American Legion in Lisbon.
You may renew Membership there or through the mail. Applications can be downloaded from our website. The dues are the same at $40.
Keep in mind that the gate code changes January 1st, and if you’re looking to try out that new gun you got for Christmas, do so before January 1st or renew your Membership.
This weather will eventually change and the bare ground will change to snow. If the ground does not have a chance to freeze before we get a snow storm and you want to use the range, please stay on the graveled driveway and walk down to the firing line. We do not like to repair ruts in the spring.
Membership dues are coming up. Down load the membership form and get it out of the way.
The next club meeting is November 18th at the American Legion Post 158
If you want to share pictures of this years hunt, send them to Vic and we’ll get them posed on our website and Facebook page.
Don’t forget the annual wild game dinner in February.
The range will be closed Sept 19th & 20th for berm maintenance.
The next club meeting is Sept 16th at 7pm. Our guest speaker will be Senator Brakey. Senator Brakey sponsored and was instrumental in passage of the new Constitutional Carry law allowing Maine citizens to conceal carry without a permit.
May 20 agenda: Please welcome special guest David Trahan, Executive Director of Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM)
** Beginning with May, meetings will be held at the Clubhouse **
June 17 agenda: Please welcome special guest Dick Galgovitch
If you missed January’s meeting, then here are the newly elected officers:
- Bob Jordan, President
- Laura Henton, Vice President
- Vicki Millett, Secretary
- Dean Logan, Treasurer
Also welcome two new board members: Nelson Gagnon and Doc Foster.
Thank you all for stepping up and helping the club.
Wild Game Dinner
The next meeting will be February 18th. Starting at 6:00pm, (1800 hours for some of you) we’ll be holding a wild game dinner before the meeting begins. Please feel free to contribute some of your game and favorite recipe.
The local Game Warden, will also be joining us for a Q&A.
See you all there.
Monthly club meeting are located at the American Legion, Post 158 (Lisbon), 2nd floor.
January 21st Agenda
Elect new officers: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and two Board seats.
February 18th Agenda
Wild game dinner. Please feel free to share some of your game and favorite recipe. Dinner served at 6pm.
March 18th Agenda
Please welcome special guest David trahan, Executive Director of SAM
April 15th Agenda
Please welcome special guests IF&W Biologists Jenifer Vashon and Randy Cross.