The new 3D Archery
course will open Tuesday, May 23
and features 21 Targets.
(June 11, July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10)
Winter archery resumes at the club each Tuesday night at 6pm beginning Jan. 3.
Also, after a long delivery delay we finally have our new 3D targets for what will be a new, outdoor shooting range coming this year. Please do not shoot at these targets while they are set up indoors. The Archery Committee is planning a Cabin Fever Shoot some time this winter. Stay tuned, and we hope to see you on a Tuesday night.
New York has enacted many new gun laws that all gun owners should be aware of. Here are some links:
New York’s new Gun Safety website
New York’s detailed Concealed Carry Training Info
GOA Lawsuit dismissed in Syracuse Federal Court, Aug. 31
NYODN: Communication Lacking on Gun Laws
The most recent is the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, signed on July 1, 2022. Here is a link to the full text of that legislation, which contains provisions/requirements for all firearms, not just handguns as well as ammunition: https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/S51001
The CCIA was passed after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 23, 2022 in the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen case, that New York’s “may issue” scheme for issuing concealed carry permits was unconstitutional. Here is a link to the ruling: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf
In May, Gov. Hochul signed a package of gun legislation that include the following:
A10503/S9458: Requires a license to purchase or take possession of a semiautomatic rifle, bans those under the age of 21 from purchasing or possessing a semi-automatic rifle.
A7926/S4116: Requires that semi-automatic pistols sold in this state be verified as a microstamping-enabled pistol.
A10428/S9229: Eliminates the grandfathering of large capacity ammunition feeding devices that were lawfully possessed prior to the enactment of the SAFE Act or manufactured prior to 1994.
And, for good measure, here is a link to the NY Safe Act, passed in 2013: https://safeact.ny.gov
Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club Smokeless Range Guide
Member Only, $5.00/ hour…..Group up to five shooters, $20/hour
Email the requested date & time to Steve Szypulski, firstname.lastname@example.org or text Steve @ 203-952-7827. When Steve confirms the calendar is open, he will reply back that it is reserved. Only then is it confirmed.
Time slots will be even hours with 15 minutes before and after for set up and clean up of the Range. Example: A 12-1 request will be reserved as, 11:45 to 1:15. It will count as 1 hour.
Steve Szypulski (Chairman): email@example.com, 203-952-7827
Bryan Sommers (Co-chair): firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-322-0003
Dennis Dempsy (Co-chair): email@example.com, 518-623-3187
Future Meeting Dates: une 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13
Binary Explosives: Please note, the use of binary explosives such as tannerite is not allowed at the club.
Indoor Facilities: The club’s indoor facilities, including bathrooms and the archery range are now open to members. Please follow social distancing guidelines while using both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Guest Policy: Guests are welcome at the club on a one-time only basis. Please be sure to fill out the proper guest form available inside the club and encourage your guest to become a member.
Club Hours: Typically, the range closes at one half hour before sunset each day. During the fall, we close at sunset to allow more time for sighting in hunting rifles.
Engaging and interesting articles as well as news about club events
are posted regularly to our Facebook page.
Seven members of the Board of Directors and Club Officers worked together on Saturday to get over 450 Welcome Packets together for those members who had renewed through Friday afternoon. Please be on the lookout for those by the end of the week, as they will mail Monday morning.
NEW: We are now offering the opportunity to join or renew your membership online. To join or renew your membership please click here: https://www.joinit.org/o/dunhams-bay-fish-game-club-inc
In a day or two those who have already renewed will receive an email from an online member management system called Join It (above), this system will be inviting those who have renewed to create an account. We would like you to go online, create a password, then check your name, address, telephone number, and email to determine. YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE A PAYMENT. YOURS IS ALREADY RECEIVED.
A second email will invite those who have not yet renewed or who have had an error,perhaps your hard copy was returned for invalid address, etc. You will find a link to renew for the regular renewal price of $125 dollars. You will be pending until the payment is processed. The system uses Stripe to process payments. There is currently no additional fee, but the club is charged a 3.5% processing fee.
Is this the system we will use in the future? We have heard a lot about the positive aspects of Wild Apricot and are still exploring that option for 2023. This is a temporary fix to help us organize our members with the most updated information. To correct emails, addresses, and telephone numbers that may be incorrect. Finally to manage new members more efficiently.
New members will be able to join online, register for the required orientation, and then will be processed once payment and orientation are completed. The paperwork will now be electronic. No computer, no problem, make an appointment for the orientation by calling Scott Rager – 518-798-3143 and we can help you with that during orientation or during office hours John Bowe – firstname.lastname@example.org 518-817-2551.
If you have questions, please call or email one of the following:
John Bowe (Club President)- email@example.com 518-817-2551
Scott Rage (Vice President) – firstname.lastname@example.org 518-798-3143
Mike VanDerwerken( (Treasurer) email@example.com
Pat Beland (Board Chair) 518-792-2630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Ladd (Website) email@example.com
Officers and Board of Directors