Hear Ye, Hear Ye, On December 12th beginning about 7pm we will be having our annual Otisco Lake Rod and Gun Club Christmas party at the Club.
Our own master Chef Dan will be preparing delicious Christmas treats for one and all, but feel free to bring a dish to pass especially if it has cookies on it. The Christmas party is open to all members and guests. If you missed last year's party you missed a great time so put the date on your calendar and plan to attend.
Beginning on Monday November 18th and lasting until December 17th the Range will be closed week days until noon.
This is to allow for "Member Only" hunting of Club property. No use of the range is allowed during this time regardless of activity at the Club.
Otisco's annual "Big Buck Contest and Raffle" tickets will be available at the September 12th monthly meeting. Don't forget that southern zone archery starts on Oct. 1st!
There are cash prizes for the top 3 bucks in gun and bow.
The grand prize this year for all ticket holders is a Remington 783 in .270 Win, with the winning ticket to be drawn at our Turkey Shoot on Nov. 10th. - (This raffle ticket has been pulled and the winner was announced at the November Turkey Shoot)
Tickets are a $15 donation, with a maximum of 150 available. That provides for excellent odds in winning the grand prize. This is a fun contest and a nice raffle. Please help with ticket sales!
We are looking for an additional big buck scorer. Please see Marc or Dan for more information.
Currently, some aspects of the unSAFE Act are in effect, with many more to take effect in 2014. ALL gunowners are impacted to varying degrees. As more of this ridiculous law takes effect, people are seeing first hand how their rights have eroded away. Next year will be significantly worse. Lawsuits are currently working through the legal system seeking an injunction to halt this unconstitutional law.
What can you do? VOTE! If you are not registered, do it. Vote out any politician who supported the unSAFE Act regardless of party affiliation. Focus on the local guys who stabbed gunowners in the back, including those who spoke out in favor of the act. Don't ease up on phone calls and emails to your representatives. Voice your dissatisfaction. We have had Assemblyman Gary Finch attend a recent club meeting, as well as a representative from Sen. Defrancisco's office. Both opposed the unSAFE Act. If you missed the meetings, you missed out in directly voicing your concerns, and missed out on background information regarding this whole mess.
Support the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. This organization focuses 100% on New York. Otisco is an affiliated club, and many of us are individual members. JOIN UP. The club mailed in a check for $200 earmarked to help NYSRPA's lawsuit. This money was collected from club members and friends of the club. It should have been 10 times that amount. The NYSRPA has spent ~$750,000 on legal proceedings to date. They need our support! They have several fundraisers on-going including a sporting clays and a machine gun shoot (which will be held in the more free state of PA). You can also donate directly to their Legal Defense Fund.
Please reach in your pocket and help out. Our opponents are very well funded. We need to do the same for our side. With millions of gunowners in this state, we CAN have an impact if we all do our share.
Please check out www.nysrpa.org for more information.
It also goes without saying, support the NRA.
Both the NRA and NYSRPA have tables at the Syracuse Gun Show. Stop by and show your support.
The club has more ideas on this matter. Stay tuned.
Sunday Shooting Schedule
The dates and times:
Sign up 10am-2pm
March 30 Shoot off and Trap Party
50 targets - shooters can shoot ahead or back
Shooters must shoot 300 targets to be eligible for shoot off and classification
Cost is $10.00 each week with $8.00 for targets and $2.00 for prizes
Questions contact; Al at 315-436-4924 or Steve at 315-672-5711
Hot coffee and donuts will be available
Everyone is welcome to come out, shoot and enjoy the winter.