York County Fish & Game Association

GREETINGS YCFGA Members – Here is our latest news…

NOTE the DATE CHANGE FOR CRAFTERS NIGHT for Snowman Shoot work due to pending blizzard forecast…

* Calling all crafters!! Our 2nd Annual Snowman Shoot is coming up. Okay, it’s actually a bowling pin shoot but we dress them up as snowmen. Frosty won’t stand a chance with our YCFGA shooters! This event was very well received last year so we are planning to do it again.  In order to do that we need some creative club members to do the decorating.  We will decorate at least 9 bowling pins, more if we have more hands.  Please join us in the President’s Club on THURSDAY, January 11 from 6:00-8:00PM.  Materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own to add.  FMI please contact Deb Morton dmorton9@maine.rr.com or 207-229-9403.  Please RSVP so we know how many folks to expect.

Here is information on our upcoming YCFGA 2nd Annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby.
Member/volunteer help is needed and always appreciated.
Sunday, JANUARY 7th:  Marc Gilbert, YCFGA Fishing Committee Chairman, will be holding a kids (15 and under) ice fishing seminar on Sunday January 7 at 10:30 am. Parents are urged to bring there children and learn some of finer points of: rigging traps, drilling holes, and jigging for brook trout. We will be meeting at the lodge and follow up with practical demonstrations on the pond. 

Sunday, JANUARY 21:  at 10:00 AM in the Lodge, Marc Gilbert, YCFGA Fishing Committee Chairman, will be holding a Fishing Derby organizational meeting for volunteers. Topics such as number of ice traps and jigging poles needed will be discussed. Other needs such as signage, parking, games, weigh in table, bait and logistics , will be discussed. This is a fun event made possible by the great YCFGA volunteers who show up and enjoy the day by teaching, organizing, and generally have a good time. Come and partake in our 2nd annual free kids fishing derby. 

Friday, JANUARY 26:  Marc will be at the lodge on Friday the 26th, from 1PM to dusk making preparations for the second annual YCF&G Free Kids Fishing Derby. Anyone/everyone wishing to lend a hand is welcome.  

Saturday, JANUARY 27:  The 2nd Annual YCFGA Free Kids Ice Fishing Derby (aged under 16) will take place from 7:30-11:30AM. Volunteers should arrive at the lodge in the 5:30AM range to help with final preparations. Hugh and Kate Spiers, will be on hand cooking and adding delectable food for all to enjoy – free for the kids, adults pay regular prices. 
It’s our YCFGA volunteers who make this happen; and it’s the volunteers and participants that end up having a grand old time. So let’s blow off the winter cobwebs and have a grand old good time. A special thank you goes out from the Fishing Committee Chairman to all the volunteers that made this such a memorable event last year.
For more information on any of these items contact Marc Gilbert at 207-423-5177 or gilbertphvac@gmail.com 

Winter Indoor Archery: starts Tuesday December 5th from 6-8pm and continues weekly in the lower area of Stickney Lodge. There is a $5 participant fee, YCFGA has equipment available to use for those new to archery or wishing to try it out. As this is conducted in the lodge basement safety is of paramount importance and will be strictly enforced (similar to anywhere on our club grounds and facilities). Ryan Daigle ( RYAN.DAIGLE87@GMAIL.COM , 207-841-1513) can be contacted for further information or with questions.

2018 YCFGA Officer Elections – It’s that time of the year to start thinking about election of club officers at our annual meeting on January 25, 2018. Officer positions up for election are: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant at arms.  Mike Doherty, our current president, has stated he will not be seeking re-election and will not accept if nominated. After four terms Mike has requested a rest, and we can’t blame him. Thanks Mike for all you do! All members are strongly encouraged to consider becoming a club officer, position descriptions and responsibilities are published in our by-laws, take a look: http://ycfga.org/members

Skeet, Trap, and Shotgun:  Weekly shoots continue on Sunday’s beginning at “high” Noon. 

Participant fee is $5 per round for non-members, $3 for members.

>>>> Keep in mind there will be NO Shotgun shoots when temperatures are below 30-degrees, as extreme temperatures affect the throwing machines.

SKEET FIELD #2 (closest to the pistol range and road) continues to be CLOSED for general use until further notice. Please use only the Trap Field (the furthest field from the gate) for all non-scheduled use. This includes patterning, use of your own clay thrower, etc.  The Skeet Field (closest to the gate) will only be used on Sundays during regularly scheduled shoots under the direction of the Skeet Range (Shotgun) Chairs and Co-chairs.

Brass Cartridge – Pistol & Rifle: Weekly shoots continue year round, check our website or Facebook page for details. Participant fee is $5 per shooter. The latest schedule is below and on our website.

>>>> NOTE:  Check our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/ycfga for notifications of Sunday Shoot cancellations due to weather conditions.

* Be Kind to the Target standsWith the winter snow season upon us, this is a reminder to all range shooters, please retrieve the target stands you use and place them under the range overhangs, out of the weather. This prevents the stands from being frozen in, and assists in avoiding issues or delay with snow blowing/plowing the ranges. Thanks in advance!


2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION:  Where has the time gone, membership renewal season is already upon us beginning October 1. As stated throughout all last year via our newsletters and meetings, membership renewal forms will not be mailed out as they ARE AVAILABLE on our website: http://ycfga.org/members and in the lodge and President’s Club buildings For your convenience, the 2018 Renewal from is included within this note.

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2017 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 Dan Strycharz (membership chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings. Acceptable payment can be made via cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA).  Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2018 sticker with new lock combination to affix to your ID badge – it will come in a small envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form. 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.  

Mail completed renewal forms to:

York County Fish & Game Association


600 Goodwins Mills Rd

Lyman, ME 04002

PLEASE NOTE:  Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1. For 2018 we will allow a “limited grace period” without penalty if payments are received prior to January 30, 2018. Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1 – you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges – so renew early! 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 members which includes assessment of the initiation fee and membership vote. Questions can be directed to Dan Strycharz (dstrycharz@roadrunner.com). 

For more activity details always check our YCFGA Website:

www.ycfga.org   or our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/ycfga

Take Care & Best Wishes to Everyone for a Safe Holiday Season!
Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always!!



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