General Information

Monthly Updates

The Club and All Ranges are Open.

See individual sections for more information.  

It is required that members accessing Club property (range and Lodge sides) must display a valid membership ID badge.

The Club House Kitchen is open every Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

Important Alerts

 2023 Membership Renewal

Membership renewals are in full swing – RENEW TODAY.  See the membership section for details.

York County Fish and Game Shirts

Adam Truesdale is requesting that anyone interested in purchasing a YCFGA printed shirt to please contact him at adamltruesdale@yahoo.com.

Webmaster

Webmaster needed.  If you have the experience and interest in maintaining our web page, please let a Board Member know.

 Special News Events            

2023 Annual Rifle Raffle

As in previous years, we will be raffling off a rifle at the close of the Acton Far on August 27, 2023.  The raffle will officially started at the October Pot Luck.  This year’s rifle is a Henry (Brass) 45-70 Single Shot plus accessories (case, eye protection, ear protection).  Depending on availability, ammo will also be included.  Tickets sell for 1 for $5.00 and 5 for $20.00.

Request for Contractors

We are currently looking for contractors to give us a price for the removal of our big stone fireplace which is in disrepair and need of replacement.  Work includes infilling and repairing the roof and the wall.  Once this work is completed, we will be constructing a new interior stone veneer fireplace that will cover the area being infilled.  Anyone who may know of someone willing to give us a quote, please contact Jordan Wessels at: jhwframing@roadrunner.com.

BOD and/or General Meeting Highlights

 Building & Grounds

 We are still looking for some help with a few projects around the range.

As always we will continue to let members and the public use our Lodge side property, but with this comes a responsibility to take care of our grounds and use common sense.  

Range News

Dogs on the range side of our property must be leashed at all times.

Our cameras are up and running 24/7.and have already proven to be very informative. Several incidences caught on camera have been addressed.

Another issue we are dealing with is folks stuffing cardboard backers in the trash barrels. There are wire mesh containers in both ranges for the used backers.  Also, the trash barrels don’t empty themselves, so when you see one getting full, please find others to help dump the debris in these containers into the dumpster.  

Last of all, if you see anything that gives you concern for your safety or the club’s safety, please give me (Jordan) a shout or a text. 

Muzzle Loader Range

The Muzzle Loader Range will be closed until further notice. 

 Brass Cartridge

Brass cartridge shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Sunday events consist of Pistol, Plate, Rifle, and Bowling Pin shoots.  See website for alternating schedule. There is a $3.00 fee for members and a $5.00 fee for non-members. Note that these fees are scheduled to increase to $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members starting on October 1, 2022.  

Our 25 Yard Range and 100 Yard range have target backers that are range specific, and there are posted rules for each. The use of wooden stands is prohibited on the 25 yard / Pistol range.  Pistol Range 20”x 20” backers are hung from the overhead cables on the provided lumber.

On the Rifle /100 yard range, use only club provided target stands with 24”x24” backers. 

Do NOT place any targets on the range floor or on the frame of the gong.

Stay OFF the Berms. 

UPCOMING SUNDAY SHOOT SCHEDULE

11/6/22

SUNDAY

FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)

PISTOL

11/13/22

SUNDAY

BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)

RIFLE

11/20/22

SUNDAY

STEEL CHALLANGE (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)

PISTOL

11/27/22

SUNDAY

RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS

RIFLE

12/4/22

SUNDAY

FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)

PISTOL

12/11/22

SUNDAY

BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)

RIFLE

12/18/22

SUNDAY

STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr OR PISTOL CALIBER RIFLE)

PISTOL

12/25/22

SUNDAY

No Shoot – Christmas

RIFLE

 Trap / Skeet

Trap and Skeet shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Size 9 target loads for Skeet and 7.5-9 for Trap. There is a $3.00 fee for members and a $5.00 fee for non-members. Note that these fees are scheduled to increase to $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members starting on October 1, 2022.  If we have 5 shooters for Trap, we place a white bird in the machine, and if you shoot the white bird on your turn, you win a coin for a free round or lunch.   We also offer Skeet shoots Wednesdays at 4:00pm if anyone wants to shoot skeet during the week.  

Archery

The Club has an opportunity to get a grant to upgrade our Archery range and grounds (around Round Pond) to be handicap accessible.  Rick Rousseau has volunteered to assist writing the grant.   Anyone interested in assisting Rick should contact Rick or Jordan.

 Although we have an Archery Chairperson – Rick Rousseau, we still need a co-chair for Archery.   Anyone interested in being an Archery co-chair or the upcoming Archery events can contact Rick at stealthcat1024@gmail.com.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Starting October 1, 2022, Indoor Archery at the Lodge will be scheduled for the first Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30-8:00pm.  There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.    

 Fishing

We need a chair and co-chair for our Fishing Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

As in previous years, the Club will be hosting a Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby at the end of January 2023.  We are looking for donated items, such as ice fishing traps and jigs, to be used for prizes for the kids at the conclusion of the event. Drop off donated items in the Clubhouse with a note identifying who donated the item. Thank you in advance!

Indoor Shooting Events

See the Archery Section for information on Indoor archery shooting events.   

Entertainment

Although we have an Entertainment Committee Chairperson – Michael Gibney, we still need a co-chair for the Entertainment Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Thank you to all who have volunteered to help in the kitchen on Sundays on a rotating basis.  Other volunteers are still welcome.  This volunteer work requires about 3 hours per shift.  Michael has put together a revolving schedule for the current volunteers.

The kitchen offers a limited menu of burgers, hot dogs, egg & cheese on an English muffin plus coffee, tea or soda.  

 Lodge / Rental

There are no rental events scheduled for September.  Upcoming Lodge events include a wedding/reception in October

Membership

TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2023 MEMBERSHIP!!! 

Membership renewal forms ARE AVAILABLE on our website:www.ycfga.org/membership in the Lodge and Clubhouse Building.

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2022 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. #### or 22-#### (check your badge sticker)) is the password and will be needed to access the online form, which can then be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed, or hand delivered to Bill Mroz (Membership Chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings. If you have no changes to your profile simply print your name then state NO CHANGES on the 2023 Renewal Form. This past year I had to chase down (4) member addresses that had changed along with wrong 

e-mails. For all these cases I had to mail or telephone the members asking for updated information and then send out a gate sticker again. All renewing members including military are requested to return a completed renewal form. Please note that Military Active and Disabled are required to include a fee for membership. 

****** Lifetime Members are Excluded from filling out a Renewal Form unless you have changes.  

Acceptable payment can be made via: cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2023 sticker with a new lock combination to immediately affix to your Badge/ID. It will arrive in a small white envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form.

Additionally, we are pleased to continue offering an electronic payment option via VENMO. For VENMO users, look for York County Fish & Game Assn in the Business section of Venmo and follow regular payment steps to send your renewal payment to YCFGA. 

NOTE: For those using VENMO, you will still need to complete and send in a completed renewal form.

Mail completed renewal forms to:

  York County Fish & Game Association

  ATTN:  RENEWAL

  600 Goodwins Mills Rd

  Lyman, ME 04002

PLEASE NOTE:  Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1st. A “limited grace period” without penalty is being offered if payments are received prior to January 30, 2023Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1,2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW SOON! Memberships become ‘delinquent’ if received after January 31. A delinquent account means your membership is forfeited starting February 1 of the current year as long as fees remain unpaid. For renewal submissions/payment made after January 31 (February 1 through June 30), a $25.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to the applicable renewal dues to reinstate membership (i.e. Adult membership = $100 + $25 Reinstatement fee = $125).   For renewal submissions/payment made after June 30 (July 1 through December 30), the reinstatement fee is $50.00 plus applicable membership renewal fees. Any member delinquent for the year (January 1 to December 31) will need to reapply as a new member which includes assessment of the initiation fee and membership vote. 

Questions can be directed to Bill Mroz (zormb42@gmail.com). 9/13/2022

Next New Member Orientation Class is schedule for October 9, 2022 at 10:00am in the Club House.

 Beginning  January 2022, pictures of our Newest YCFG Members are posted on our Facebook page. If you should run into any New Member please take the time to say hi and introduce yourself.

 Women’s Inclusion Committee

Although we have a new chairperson for this committee – Katherine Stover, we still need a co-chair for our Women’s Inclusion Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Katherine is requesting that anyone interested in a Women Shoots occurring in the evening on a week night (weekly or every other week) should contact her at katierstover@gmail.com for more information.

Legislation – By-Laws or SOP Changes

By-Laws changes were approved at the August 25, 2022 General Meeting. 

Training Classes

There are no training classes scheduled at this time. Anyone interested in a specific training class should contact any club officer or committee chairperson for class consideration.

 Upcoming Meetings

Next General Meeting will NOT occur on Thanksgiving Day, it will be the week BEFORE on Thursday November 17, 7:00pm at Stickney Lodge. 

Next Board of Directors Meeting: November 14, 2022 at 6:30 at the Club House.

Up-coming New Member Orientations: November 13, 2022.

Membership News

TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2023 MEMBERSHIP!!!  

Membership renewal season officially begins October 1, this is an advance announcement for your convenience.

Membership renewal forms ARE AVAILABLE on our website:www.ycfga.org/membership in the Lodge and Clubhouse Building.

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2022 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. #### or 22-#### (check your badge sticker)) is the password and will be needed to access the online form, which can then be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed, or hand delivered to Bill Mroz (Membership Chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings. If you have no changes to your profile simply print your name then state NO CHANGES on the 2023 Renewal Form. This past year I had to chase down (4) member addresses that had changed along with wrong 

e-mails. For all these cases I had to mail or telephone the members asking for updated information and then send out a gate sticker again. All renewing members including military are requested to return a completed renewal form. Please note that Military Active and Disabled are required to include a fee for membership. 

****** Lifetime Members are Excluded from filling out a Renewal Form unless you have changes.  

Acceptable payment can be made via: cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2023 sticker with a new lock combination to immediately affix to your Badge/ID. It will arrive in a small white envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form.

Additionally, we are pleased to continue offering an electronic payment option via VENMO! For VENMO users, look for York County Fish & Game Assn in the Business section of Venmo and follow regular payment steps to send your renewal payment to YCFGA. 

NOTE: For those using VENMO, you will still need to complete and send in a completed renewal form.

Mail completed renewal forms to:

  York County Fish & Game Association

  ATTN:  RENEWAL

  600 Goodwins Mills Rd

  Lyman, ME 04002

PLEASE NOTE:  Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1st. A “limited grace period” without penalty is being offered if payments are received prior to January 30, 2023Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1,2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW SOON! Memberships become ‘delinquent’ if received after January 31. A delinquent account means your membership is forfeited starting February 1 of the current year as long as fees remain unpaid. For renewal submissions/payment made after January 31 (February 1 through June 30), a $25.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to the applicable renewal dues to reinstate membership (i.e. Adult membership = $100 + $25 Reinstatement fee = $125).   For renewal submissions/payment made after June 30 (July 1 through December 30), the reinstatement fee is $50.00 plus applicable membership renewal fees. Any member delinquent for the year (January 1 to December 31) will need to reapply as a new member which includes assessment of the initiation fee and membership vote. 

Questions can be directed to Bill Mroz (zormb42@gmail.com). 9/13/2022

Next New Member Orientation Class is schedule for October 9, 2022 at 10:00am in the Club House.

 Beginning  January 2022, pictures of our Newest YCFG Members are posted on our Facebook page. If you should run into any New Member please take the time to say hi and introduce yourself.

 Membership Dues Increase for 2023

Just like everything else these days, costs have risen to the point where the club has no alternative but to raise dues for the upcoming 2023 season for New and Renewal Memberships. Our taxes, both Federal and State, utilities, insurances for the property and liability have contributed to the increase in dues.  There were no easy solutions to this situation, so your continued understanding and support for the club is appreciated by the Elected Officers and Board of Directors of York County Fish and Game Association.  New Member and Renewal membership dues have marginally increased to offset our costs.  We have also added a modest fee for military personnel.  In addition, the age for senior memberships has increased from 62 to 65 – pending change to our By-Laws requiring approval by club members.  

Membership Renewal Types & Fees

Membership Type Eligibility Total Fee
ADULT 18-64 years of age $200.00
FAMILY includes spouse/significant other & children < 18 $250.00
SENIOR 65 years or older $150.00
JUNIOR less than 18 $75.00
MILITARY – Active Current copy of military I.D. required $75.00
MILITARY – Combat Disabled Veteran DD214 & VA Documentation required $75.00
LIFE MEMBERSHIP ADULT 18-64 years of age $1,700.00
LIFE MEMBERSHIP SENIOR 65 years and older $525.00
SUPER SENIOR 80 years and older FREE

 

SEEKING FISHING CHAIRPERSON & WEBMASTER!

Seeking members to fulfill the roles of Fishing committee chairperson and Webmaster.  

Prior experience for committee chairpersons is not necessary.  Webmaster experience is desired but not required; presently using WordPress, although open to new ideas/methods.  There will be plenty of support available from elected officer’s, other committee chairs/members for guidance and help.

If you’re interested, come to any of our board meetings held on the Second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Clubhouse  on the range, or contact  any of the officers of committee chairpersons for more info or questions.