There will be an NRA Basic Pistol class at The Genesee Conservation League on May 2, 2020. This class is open to all members and non-members and will consist of approximately 8 hours of classroom/range training. You can sign up on the NRA website, contact Ron Speicher at or call 585-259-8992.

Cost of the class is $50.00, payable by cash or check only. You will need to bring the following items to attend the class:

  • NYS pistol Permit
  • Handgun of your choice, unloaded and cased (autoloader or revolver)
  • 150 rounds of FACTORY ammunition – no reloads please
  • Cleaning kit
  • You may bring your lunch or eat at the club, we have an outside caterer and the food is terrific.There is no ammunition allowed in the classroom so please leave it in your vehicle until instructed otherwise.

GCL Elections 2020 Board of Directors

Dear Fellow GCL Members,

         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. And if not running for a seat please make your voice heard by casting your ballet at the General Election before 6 pm on May 14, 2020. 

        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 3, 2020.

       Contact Ron Speicher

GCL’s NYS Sporterifle League Begins Wednesday, September 11th

Genesee Conservation League

1570 Old Penfield Road.


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.

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:

GCL IDPA Tuesday Defensive Pistol

The event is held every other Tuesday and is based on the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) rule set.  This event is intended to be a welcoming environment to practice using a handgun with a defensive mindset.  While based on the IDPA rules, this event is not solely about the competitive aspect of shooting.  We welcome shooters of all skill levels who want to learn and practice safe gun handling without the pressure of a competetive match environment.  Start times are 5:30 and 7:00 pm.  please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.  Event registration is handled using Practiscore.  Registration for the Tuesday event begins at 7:00 pm the Saturday before the event. More information can also be found at!forum/roc-idpa  this is the google group we use as a distribution list for the GCL IDPA and GCL ICORE club matches.  For more information please contact Roger Gruschow at