It is the hunter’s responsibility to know where they are. Hunt only on Bethlehem Property. Respect the boundaries. We have had a slight issue with our neighboring landowners and do not want a problem. Do not cross onto another property without express permission. Do not shoot across the property lines. Be respectful good hunters. And always look beyond the target- be safe.
At the July meeting you will be introduced to Club members.
You will be voted into membership at our August 23rd meeting by Club members in attendance. Both you and your sponsor are required to attend the July and August meetings. Start time for the meeting is 7pm., please come by 6:30 to be checked in.
After being accepted as a member you will receive a badge/membership card and a copy of all Club rules – By Laws – Property map and Club Officer Contact info. Please wait for your name to be called, don’t rush the table.
Bring with you a check/money order/cash in the amount of $400.00 broken down as follows – Dues $125.00, — Annual Raffle $25.00, — Initiation Fee $250.00. Have check/money order made out IN ADVANCE to Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club or BR& GC.
Junior and Spousal memberships are welcome with a $35.00 fee. No Junior or Spousal memberships will processed at the August meeting. Take an application at the meeting and return it to me with $35.00 plus $4.00 for return postage by mail, or in person at a later date
Thank You, John Mazza Jr, 2 Dragotta Road, Marlboro, NY 12542 Phone (845) 236-7349
New Bethlehem Store is now open for a limited time. The BRGC apparel store will be open till Nov.1, 2021. There will be bulk pickup, once all orders come in after closing date, all orders will be distributed at a Club meeting.
Saturday, April 24, we’re going to have a work party to cleanup Rita’s old property. This requires walking in the woods and bagging smaller trash. We’ll use the tractor to cart the bags (as well as larger items) to a dumpster. Coffee at 8am, work starts at 9am. Lunch will be served when the work is done. (great day – see photos in gallery on our website to the right – all photos by Joe Valastro).
We have secured the lease of the Hoekstra Farm again this year. We will be holding several additional hunts and will hold a youth hunt. Hunting is from 9a till dark. Remember to keep dogs under control (leashed) until you begin hunting and after you have finished in order to not disturb the farm animal or other hunters. There are cows, calves and ducks, guinea hens, and turkeys raised by the farmer. Any farm animal killed will have to be reimbursed- please don’t let this happen. We are also only allowed to hunt pheasant and chukka so no shooting ducks, turkey, rabbits etc. Don’t ask the farmer about hunting other species- he has been asked and offered but we can’t afford to pay. He does allow several persons to deer hunt. No we cannot. Enough said. We have expanded hunting to the entire week after stocking (we used to be limited to four days). Also please don’t shoot near the cows or across the property borders. Please remember to sign in and sign out- it is really important to provide usage reports. Please come out and help stocking!! Good Hunting. Below is a map of property, directions and stocking dates.
If you have any questions, ask the Chairperson-Bob Bready 845-883-5935
Chairman: Bob Bready 2021 agreement has been agreed upon for pheasant land to hunt. Please click on details below: Directions
Sign in when you use the range or 3D course (RED MAILBOX). There is a new sign in station at the range and the $10 guest fee is in effect. Please use the envelopes and place the envelope with the fee in the mailbox. The range is looking good, there are yard markers for 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 yards.The archery range is currently open from sunrise to sunset. Crossbows may be used on the range (bag targets only). Use crossbow bolts and arrows with field points only.Styrofoam blocks that have been tied together may be used as a target for broadheads. The yellow chain is to stay up as a caution to designate a possible live archery range.
The 3D course is available daily from sunrise to sunset. Field tip arrows only on the 3D course, no crossbows. If a target is covered or down, it is not available to shoot.
TRI-COUNTY 3D SHOOTS
The Tri-County 3D schedule has been published and is on our website. Our shoots have been well attended and received a great deal of positive feedback. We host shoots on:
August 8th and September 12th
(registration is between 7am and noon)
We have a novice clinic during the shoots, 8am – 1am for a $5 fee sponsored by Dawn to Dusk Archery Bow Addiction (Contact Vinnie @ *917-273-2194* 25 Hart St. Walden, NY). There is also be a Rinehart Target raffle and food and drinks will be available for purchase. See flyer for details.
If you would like to join the archery committee or volunteer to help out at our club events, setting up the 3D course and general maintenance of the facilities contact Ed Malle. The next work party will be August 8th (the event) starting at 6:30am – 1pm (come and put in whatever hours you can). It’s a great way to get your work hours in while having fun hanging with some new friends.
Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club is a member of Tri-County Archers Association. The archery committee is co-chaired by Edward Malle and Bob Hillerio. As a reminder, every person using the facility, must sign in. Members are responsible for the actions of their guests
Archery is believed to the first step in the shooting sports. Well before pellet, BB and paintball, this is where youth are first exposed to how much fun and challenging the shooting sports can be.
The Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club hosts four 3D archery shoots each year and is looking to expand its program. The Archery Committee is supported by the club and club event fees. We do not to charge kids under 12 at our events and members participate at discounted fees.
I am proud to say the Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club has a very active archery committee. The goal of the Archery committee is to expose youth to the outdoors and to encourage others to enjoy the sport of archery through education and instruction in a safe environment. Each 3D event is supported by volunteers and instructors who are dedicated to the advancement of archery as a means to build confidence in young children and individuals who are new to archery.
The work of the Archery Committee includes the design and construction of the course, trail clearing, marking the course, maintaining the targets, conducting the 3D shoots and breaking down the course. There are ample opportunities to complete the mandatory work requirement within the archery program.
The Archery Range features a 60 yard range with yard markers every 10 yards. The main range includes two large bag targets for bows and crossbows and a separate target for broadheads (during hunting season). On occasion, a 3D target is set out for the members and guests to use. Broadheads are allowed on the range but only on the designated target. Cross bows are allowed at the range, bag targets only.
We are currently looking to expand our inventory in order to have bows, arrows and targets for our youth and members new to the sport of archery to utilize. Sponsors are welcome.
3D Shoots / Course
The 3D course has evolved over the years and currently occupies the side of a large ridge. This gives us a very scenic, well wooded terrain with a variety of elevation changes. We allow the terrain to dictate the placement of our targets with the intent to mimic real life scenarios. The club is proud to display Rinehart targets. Our 3D shoots are open to the general public. The course has 30 stations with approximately 36 – 40 targets. Only field point arrows are permitted on the 3D course. The course is open to the members throughout the summer.
We look forward to new members becoming familiar with the course and the property through sharing of the work load and participating in the shoots. All the 3D shoots are on Sundays. We set up on the Saturday before the shoot . Registration for the shoots is Sunday morning at 7:00 AM. Registration ends at 12:00 noon and the course closes at 2:00 PM. We collect a couple of targets, bring in the signs and general clean up and end approximately 3pm
Tri County Archers consists of five sportsmen’s clubs located in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties, in New York. The schedule and directions to each participating club may be found at our website also. Each club conducts an average of four 3-D archery shoots between April and September. The Tri County Archers Association has responsibility for promoting and advertising the various 3D shoots. This is accomplished through web, Facebook, word of mouth, email and newspaper. Funds for advertising are raised from the annual Father’s Day shoot which boasts 40 stations, wide selection of food and drink and possible prizes.
The Tri-County Archers include the following clubs:
Jim Hutlock and I, Debbie Foster, would like to thank each and everyone of our club members, who helped on Oct.18, with the kids fishing derby. We could not have done it without you. Our club members pulled together and showed everyone a good time, it was an awesome family day . So again thank you all for pitching in…