March 2023 News
March Pot Luck Dinner
The Club is planning a Pot Luck Dinner to be held on March 30, 2023 starting at 6:00pm at the Lodge – just prior to the March General Meeting that will begin at 7:00. Please plan to attend, arrive a bit earlier than 6:00pm bringing your favorite salad, casserole, or dessert. SEE YOU THERE!
Change to Winter Sunday Shoot Schedule
Starting immediately, Sunday shoots will be NOT take place if the outside temperature is 25oF or lower.
In addition, the Kitchen will be closed on Sundays during which the shoots are cancelled due to the temperature.
2023 Membership Renewal
Membership renewals are in full swing – RENEW TODAY. See the membership section for details.
PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, the grace period for paying the 2023 membership renewal dues ended on January 1st. Gate pass-codes changed effective February 1, 2023, so you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!
Webmaster needed. If you have the experience and interest in maintaining our web page, please let a Board Member know. This position is part of the Board of Directors. 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.
Weekday Indoor Air Rifle Shoots
Anyone interested in participating in Thursday evening air rifle shoots at the Lodge, please contact Jordan Wessels.
The Club and All Ranges, except the Muzzle Loader Range 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 whenever the ranges are open. The Kitchen will be closed if a Sunday shoot is cancelled due low temperatures (25oF or lower).
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 officially started at the October 2022 Pot Luck. This year’s rifle is a Henry (Brass) 45-70 Single Shot plus accessories (case, eye protection, ear protection & ammo). Tickets sell for 1 for $5.00 and 5 for $20.00.
Request for Volunteers
We are currently looking for contractors to give us a price for the removal of our big stone fireplace which is in disrepair. This 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 email@example.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 to use our Lodge side property, but with this comes a responsibility to take care of our grounds and use some common sense.
Anyone who made need special accommodations when attending an organized shoot at the Range, the Club members running the shoot will do what is reasonably needed to provide safe modifications to ensure each member has the opportunity to participate.
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 shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Sunday events consist of Pistol, Plate, Rifle, or Bowling Pin shoots. Please note that brass cartridge shoots will be cancelled if the temperature is 25oF or lower. See website for alternating schedule. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.
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.
2023 RIFLE/PISTOL SHOOT SCHEDULE
|3/19/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|3/26/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|4/2/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|4/9/23||SUNDAY||No Shoot – Easter|
|4/16/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Pistol|
|4/23/23||SUNDAY||REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM)||Pistol|
|4/30/23||SUNDAY||2-GUN (.22lr Rifle, NON MAGNUM PISTOL)||Rifle|
|5/7/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|5/14/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|5/21/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|5/28/23||SUNDAY||MILITARY SURPLUS – BOWLING PIN||Rifle|
|6/4/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|6/11/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|6/18/23||SUNDAY||CONCEALED CARRY FALLING PLATES (3.5″ OR LESS BARREL, NON-MAGNUM)||Pistol|
|6/25/23||SUNDAY||STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr Rifle)||Rifle|
|7/2/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|7/9/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Rifle|
|7/16/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|7/23/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|7/30/23||SUNDAY||2-GUN (Any rifle, any pistol)||Rifle|
|8/6/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|8/13/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Rifle|
|8/20/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|8/27/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|9/3/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|9/10/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Rifle|
|9/17/23||SUNDAY||REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM)||Pistol|
|9/24/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|10/1/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|10/8/23||SUNDAY||STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr Rifle, PCC)||Rifle|
|10/15/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|10/22/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|10/29/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES ( .22 RIMFIRE / PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE)||Pistol|
|11/5/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|11/12/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Rifle|
|11/19/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|11/26/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|12/3/23||SUNDAY||TIMED PLATE SHOOT WITH MAGAZINE CHANGE||Pistol|
|12/10/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|12/17/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|12/24/23||SUNDAY||No Shoot – Christmas||RIFLE|
|12/31/23||SUNDAY||No Shoot – New Year’s Eve||RIFLE|
Trap / Skeet
Trap and Skeet shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Please note that trap/skeet shoots will be cancelled if the temperature is 25oF or lower. Size 9 target loads for Skeet and 7.5-9 for Trap. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members. 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. Weekday Skeet shoots are cancelled until further notice. When we have snow storms, we will not be shooting Sundays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Indoor Shooting Events
See the Archery Section for information on Indoor archery shooting events.
Anyone interested in participating in Thursday evening air rifle shoots at the Lodge, please contact Jordan Wessels.
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. We are in need of additional volunteers. 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.
Note that the Kitchen is closed whenever shoots are cancelled due to temperatures of 25oF or below.
Lodge / Rental
There were no Lodge rentals for the month of February. Next scheduled event is currently for April.
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. YY-XXXX (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.
All renewing members are requested to return a completed renewal form, purpose being to ensure our records are accurate with: name, address, phone, and especially email address.
****** 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, this year 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
*** If you have already submitted your renewal, “Thank you”!
PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, the grace period for paying the 2023 membership renewal dues ended on January 1st. Gate pass-codes changed effective February 1, 2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!
Questions can be directed to Membership Chairman Bill Mroz (email@example.com).
The next scheduled Orientation is for April 16th at the Clubhouse at 10:00am. If Bill gets no response that you will attend, the Orientation will be cancelled.
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
We need a chair and 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.
By-Laws or SOP Changes
There are no training classes scheduled at this time.
2023 Acton Fair
Anyone interested in representing YCFGA by taking a 3 hour slot at our booth, can sign up and get first pick of available dates/times. The 2023 Acton Fair will be held from August 24 through August 27, 2023. The 2023 Acton Fair will mark our eighth year at this event. Contact Judy Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pot Luck Dinner and March General Meeting: March 30, 2023. Pot Luck starts at 6:00pm; meeting starts at 7:00pm at Stickney Lodge.
Next General Meeting: March 30. 2023 at 7:00pm at Stickney Lodge
Next Board of Directors Meeting: April10, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Club House.
Up-coming New Member Orientations: April 16, 2023 at 10:00am