Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to Our Club

The next monthly club meeting will be
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Zoom options for attendance are available (check your email).

Orientation Update: Many members have been or will be attending mandatory orientation for the new outdoor range. These are the new range rules: D-Bay Range Rules 2024

2024 Orientation Schedule for New Members (for now):
Second Saturday each month: 8:30 am, please email: Scott Rager:  [email protected]
Third Wednesday of the month: 7pm, please email: Dennis Dempsey: [email protected]

Don’t Forget: Tuesday Night Indoor Archery Shooting

Tuesdays from Feb. 6 on through March – Starting at 6pm

Come join the fun!


Next Smokeless Range Open House

When: Friday Feb. 23 6-8 pm
Where: At DBF&GC Clubhouse
Who: Club members, limited to the first 25 to RSVP by text to Steve 203-952-7827 or email: [email protected]
Cost: $0 (Pizza & Soda provided)

This will be our second introduction to the Smokeless Range for interested Club Members. The Range is indoors, has realistic handguns and many games that are just fun to shoot. Screen is 7-feet high and 11-feet wide. Our dedicated Committee will be on hand to assist.

Indoor Smokeless Range Committee Help Wanted
The Club is in need of someone to assist with maintaining the indoor smokeless range. We need someone who is computer savvy and willing to help keep the software up to date. Please reach out to Steve Zypulski – [email protected]t if you are interested.

 


2024 Membership Renewals: We have set the JoinIt system to send out membership renewal notices at 30 days, 7 days, and 1 day from your expiration date.  So those who are set to expire on December 31, should have received a notice early in December. When you get a notice, please review your information to make sure your address and telephone are correct.

Membership fees are increasing this year, so a renewal will now be $150 for regular (18-64 years old and family), while seniors (65+) will now be $110.  New members are $175 for regular/family memberships and $135 for Seniors.  This was voted on a year ago and has been mentioned in several emails.

Also, with a new range cover and safety system, we will need to update our range rules and orientations.  We will keep you updated as we do that.  Meanwhile, clickhere to visit our membership page.


CLUB NEWS & EVENTS

Bbinary 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. Beverages are available for a $1 donation, please honor this.

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.

Engaging and interesting articles as well as news about club events
are posted regularly to our  Facebook page. 


Winter Archery Begins Jan. 16!

Winter archery resumes at the club each Tuesday night at 6pm beginning Jan. 16. 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.

Also, we are looking for new volunteers to join the Archery Committee, especially come spring and summer when 3D shooting resumes outside. If you are interested please contact Pat Beland at [email protected]. Or, come join us on a Tuesday night this winter!


UPDATE: Club Firearms Range(s) Still Closed

The long-awaited time to repair our canopy and shooting benches has come. We are sorry that the timing is during hunting season when so many are preparing their deer rifles for the season. However, permit approval and contractor availability are what has affected the timing the most. Therefore, please be aware that with the impending construction of our new range cover, we will be closing the ranges (all of them) for up to six weeks. Again, we have been working to get this project permitted and all appropriate variances for months and planning for over a year, as we previously emailed. We thank you in advance for understanding. 

 The range has been closed since late October, and remains closed. The pistol range (formerly the combat pistol range, within the concrete walls) will be open ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays and ONLY by currently established rules.  Absolutely no rifles on that range!!! You must use a holster on that range.   


This was voted on and approved at the October 11, 2023 Board of Director and Membership meetings. Once complete, we will have newer, more comfortable and much more compatible range for our members to enjoy.

Note to Archers: The outdoor practice archery range and indoor archery range remain open during the firearms shooting bench/canopy reconstruction. The 3D course was closed earlier this fall.

Contact Us: [email protected] | 518-792-8821

Follow the construction progress of our new range: https://www.facebook.com/DunhamsBayFishAndGameClub/

 


Turkey Hunting Shotgun Patterning Session

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – 5:30 pm to
7 pm

MEMBERS & PUBLIC WELCOM
(Non-members must sign release form)

Spring turkey season is coming and it’s important to get those turkey shotguns patterned, especially with the youth turkey hunting weekend just ahead. During the above hours the rifle range will be exclusively set aside for the purpose of patterning a shotgun. This involves firing one shot, then going downrange to examine and exchange your target. Then it’s back to firing line and the process is repeated until you are satisfied with your results. Safety is the priority so each round will be coordinated and all shooters will go down-range at the same time.

What to bring: Turkey hunting shotgun, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. A target stand, cardboard/newspaper (pizza boxes work great) are suggested, but not necessary.

Let’s have some fun getting ready for turkey season! 

NOTE: The rifle range will not closed at this time, but please expect interruptions from turkey gunners.