Clean Up Day

Our annual clean up day will be Saturday, April 20, beginning at 9 am through 4 pm.Volunteers are needed to spruce up the facility for the summer. Please bring your rakes and saws for some minor trimming of limbs and brush. We will also be doing general clean up on all the ranges. Lunch will be served. Your generosity of time helps keep our dues down to a minimum.

Call for Candidates for Board of Directors

The month of May is quickly approaching and with it the election of your Board of Directors. If you or someone you know has been a GCL member for at least one-year Congratulations, as you and they are eligible for nomination/election to a seat on the Board. Each year 7 of the 21 seats are open for consideration of all nominees who are willing to commit 3 years as a board member.

If you have an interest in helping the club, please consider running for the GCL Board of Directors. If not running for a seat, please make your voice heard by casting your ballet at the General Election before May 15, 2019.

As with every club your GCL needs people in professional services with experience in business management, property management, project management, contract management, legal, accounting and Leadership. GCL’s future will be secured through the collaboration and active participation of its youthful generations.

Interested persons need to submit a bio/resume along with a digital photo by April 16.
Contact: Lou Prahler,

DEC Hunter Education classes

held at Genesee Conservation League

By: Pete Moreau

Hunter Education: April 11-12, 2019
Bow Education: September 12-13, 2019
Hunter Education: October 3-4, 2019

TO REGISTER FOR A NYS DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE AT GCL, YOU MUST REGISTER VIA THE DEC WEBSITE. No registrations are taken at GCL. To register for a class, go to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Website at or go directly to:

All Hunter Education Courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course. Manuals and homework sheets can be obtained thru the DEC website or can be picked up from DEC office in Avon, NY. Proof of completed homework must be brought to a course led by an instructor. The homework will take several hours to complete. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CLASS UNLESS YOUR HAVE COMPLETED THE HOMEWORK!

Students must be 11 years or older to take this course (Note: In New York State the minimum age to hunt is 12-years old). Students 11 to 16 years old must have a signed permission form (found in the student handbook) from a parent or legal guardian to allow for the handling and shooting of a firearm during this course.
For more information on the NYS DEC Hunter Education program, go to the DEC website. Additional Links:

Children’s Christmas Party

Mark Your Calendars – Santa is Coming!

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11 AM-2 PM
11AM-12 PM: Social Hour
12 PM-1 PM: Lunch
1-2 PM: Christmas treats and visit with Santa

This year the party is open to members & spouses with children or grandchildren 10 years of age and under will receive gifts from Santa. Tickets will be required and are available now. The deadline to pick them up will be December 5, 2018.  Anyone planning on attending, please call TINA at 381-0070 on Wednesdays 4-10 PM. or Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM-4 PM. Additional tickets for the parents of the member’s grandchildren and their siblings may be purchased for $3.00 each and need to be picked up in advance of the event.  No alcoholic beverage will be served until 2:30 PM.  Donations would be appreciated and gratefully accepted.

2018/2019 NYS Sporterifle League Begins Wednesday, September 12th

2018/2019 Season | Wednesday’s 6-8pm

NYS Sporterifle is a family oriented indoor postal league competition using 22 cal. rimfire rifles. The shooting position is off-hand standing with the target at 50 feet. The sport is designed to be both economical and fun. It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own. Individuals shoot their weekly matches here on Genesee Conservation League’s indoor precision range. The team captain compiles the scores and emails them to the newsletter editor who compares them with the scores of the team with whom you are paired that week to determine winners.


Juniors can start shooting at age 12 and retain their junior status until age 19 (Juniors turning 19 after September 1 compete for the rest of that season as a junior).


Matches are held weekly throughout the season. A match consists of 3 completed targets with 10 shots per target. Shooters are given 10 minutes to complete each target. The target used is the NRA Official 50 ft. Light Rifle Target A-32. The maximum score per target is 100. A perfect match score is 300 (it does happen!).


The sporterifle season runs from about mid-September to about late-February with weeks off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The end of the season shoot-off is held in early March. There are two regional banquets held in late March/early April where awards are presented and league business is discussed. Participation in the shoot-offs and banquet is desirable but not a requirement.


NYS Sporterifle is very inexpensive. There is an annual $5.00 ‘materials fund’ fee which is payable at the competitor’s first match. Weekly matches are only $5.00 per adult competitor per match. Adult competitors that want the postal mailed bulletin pay $6.00 per week. A Junior member’s (ages 12-19) match fee is only $2.00 per match.