SARANAC LAKE FISH AND GAME CLUB

 

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2014

 

Monday Nights – Sporterifle Practice @ 5:00 PM -Till

 

Tuesday Nights – Pistol Shooting @ 5 PM - Till 

 

Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 7 PM

 

All Member Meeting – Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 7 PM

 

Hunter Safety Course – April 3,4, 6 PM – 9 PM & April 5, 2014 9 AM – 1 PM

 

Daffest Soap Box DerbySat. April 26, 2014

 

Work Day – Saturday May 10, 2014 from 8 AM – 1 PM

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS!!!    WATER IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE IN THE CLUB HOUSE.  THIS IS FOR CLEANING AND BATHROOMS  ONLY UNTIL WE GET WATER QUALITY CLEARANCE FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

 

Attention!  Please leave the gate open for the rest of the Winter for the snow plowers.

 

COLBY CLASSIC ICE FISHING DERBY:

Ceci Martin  once again did a Great Job of chairing the Derby.  Thank you for your hard work Ceci!   We had about 270 entrants and there were even tagged fish caught!  Thanks to everyone who worked to make this years' event a success.  The weather was like Spring one day and like Winter the next.  Lots of fishing fun was had by all and the 3 feet of ice even kept anyone from going through with their vechicle for the first time in years.  Here is a list of the winners:

ADULT:


Trout

  1. Forrest Morgan
  2. Mike Sapone
  3. Greg Walker

Salmon

  1. Shawn Warner
  2. Larry Strack
  3. John Skiff

Perch

  1. Bob Guynup
  2. Gary Ottavinia
  3. David Cole

Pike

  1. Rod Boushie
  2. Larry Dupree
  3. John McNaught


YOUTH:

 

Trout

  1. Gage Coryea
  2. Cedar Rivers
  3. Nolan Durfee

Salmon

  1. Dylan Strack
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

Perch

  1. Cedar Rivers
  2. Cole Coughlin
  3. Cody Skiff

Pike

  1. Connor Burgess
  2. Brandon Bourdeau
  3. Connor Salls

 


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Dylan Strack

 

TAGGED FISH WINNERS

Bruce Baker                Splake             2 lb. 7 oz.

Travis Boucher             Splake             4 lb. 12 oz.

Carl Rivers                  Salmon            6 lb. 2 oz.

 

Thank you all Merchants for your generous donations of door prizes and raffle items.  Thank you also to all the hardy souls who participated in the fishing this year.  And also thank you to Clyde Rabideau for all his advertising help and the great chili and to the Young Life crew for the  epicurian  food all weekend.

 

10 GUN RAFFLE:

The guns have been selected for this year's raffle.  Tickets will be available later on in April.  Watch for a list of the guns on our web page or the members only Facebook page.  I encourage everyone to sign up for the FB page.  It's a great way to keep current on club activities and post your pics and comments.

 

GUN SHOW:

We are going to have our Summer Gun Show on July 19 and 20 this year.  There will be no Masonic Flea Market to go along with it.  If any of you  members want to set up “Yard Sale “ tables on the range area you are welcome to.

 

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE:

There will be a Hunter Safety Course given at the club on April 3,4, and 5 by Ben Tabor and crew.  Sign up is a DEC by phone 891-0828 or website www.nysdec.gov .

 

NEW MEMBERS

Welcome new and returning members!  Aaron Benner, Michael Hope, Joseph M. Nelson, and Donald Jones

 

SPORTERIFLE

We will be practicing on Monday evenings between now and September.  Come on to the club and shoot with us.  We are always looking for new shooters.  Please call team captain Charlie Marshall at 891-6018 or email him at ckmarshall@adelphia.net  for more info.

 

 WORKDAY:

We have moved the workday to May 10th so that we can help out with the Daffest Soapbox Derby on April 26th.   Hopefully we will get to do some outside cleaning.  We will be upgrading the florescent fixtures in the club to T8s.  We may also be installing a central vac system.

 

S.A.F.E. ACT UPDATE:

There will be a Rally in Albany on April 1, 2014 to demand repeal of the (Un) S.A.F.E. Act. It is organized by the New York Rifle and Pistol Association and S.C.O.P.E.  I encourage all of you to attend if you can to send a message to Prince Cuomo that we do not like his trampling on the U.S. Constitution that he swore to uphold.  April 15th is the last day to register your “assault rifles”.  I would suggest  civil disobedience regarding this edict.   FOR A RIDE CALL DAVE AT 891-5989.

 

VETERAN'S CORNER:

There is a new vets group in the area called Homeward Bound Adirondacks.  Eric Olsen has been appointed the new director and will speak at our regular meeting on April 3rd.  Their office is currently  located in the Prescott House, 129 Franklin Ave., Saranac Lake, NY  12983.  The office is in the process of moving to space over the Blue Line Sports Shop on Main Street in Saranac Lake.  Charlie Jessie can provide you with info or you can call the office at 518-891-4151.    The website is www.hbadk.org .

 

SHARPENING SERVICE OFFERED:

Robert Knobel is a member who has a sharpening service and is able to sharpen almost any metal that will hold an edge including Hunting/Sporting Knives and Kitchen Knives.  He charges $20/hr, with half of the proceeds going to the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club.  Time is figured on a timer and free pick up and delivery is offered.  If you would like to tune up your edged items give Robert a call at 615-710-0541.

 

FOR SALE:

The club has for sale a few items that were going to be used for the point well system. These are virtually new.

A jet pump.  A sump pump.  A stainless steel point.  We also have two vintage Pepsi coolers in working condition.  If you are interested in buying any of these items contact me at 518-891-5989 or djbodah@gmail.com .

 

If you have any news, stories or an item for sale please contact me at djbodah@gmail.com and I will put it in the newsletter. 

 

Hoping that the Turkeys survived the Winter,

Dave

 

 

FACEBOOK PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello - I am writing to you to inform you that the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club (SLFGC) has established a FACEBOOK page (FBp) presence.What does this mean and how does it affect you? 
The FBp will allow you to receive SLFGC updates, see future schedule of events and read announcements.  More for your benefit, you can post information, post questions and answers and/or concerns.  There are several good features to the FBp and you have the option to take part very actively or just view what you wish to view.We, with your activity, can make this this a very interactive group.  Also, there is the opportunity to post your pictures and movies, make comments and connect with other members.  Your shooting, fishing and hunting photos will surely make this group very interesting.  Do not hesitate to post your pictures or movies.This is a CLOSED group.  This means that only Fish and Game Club members will be allowed to see and make posts.  Non-members will only see the main page and the members.  If a viewer wishes to join, they must first join the SLFGC and then will be allowed to join the FB page.  Current members that are interested in joining the FBp must first click on the following link:https://www.facebook.com/groups/SARANAC.LAKE.FISH.GAME/  Once on the FBp, click on "Join Group" on the right hand side of the page.  This will send a message to an administrator  who will authenticate the request and if valid, the new FB member will have access to the entire page.
If you have any questions, concerns or need some assistance, please contact me via email and I will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,  Ralf Hartmann

defrazzleheim@gmail.com