Our Club

Pallets of Bird arriving Sept 10th 10 – 2 PM need help unloading, get work hour credit. * Checkout Our New Apparel Store * Scholarship winner Angelina O’Neil, see photo below. * Checkout Big Horn contest form for this year below. * Last 3D Shoot, see detail link below. * Pheasant Lease signed, see below. * Kitchen Chairperson Needed * Clubhouse Chair Needed * See President’s Desk Below * President’s Club “B” started, see below. * Stay Safe & Healthy to all *
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Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club

Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club

In 1941 the Club started in the basement of the
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church on Rt 94 heading into Washingtonville NY as a 22 league; hence the name.

Our first deed in Plattekill (for 86 acres) was 1984; with our current club house built in 1985.

We currently own 7 parcels of land totaling 186 acres.

Members enjoy; hunting, fishing, trap, pistol & rifle range, archery, and boating.

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Fish Fry

Fish fry this Saturday 9/18. I would need some sides.  Cole slaw, garden salad,  potato salad, dessert. People can email me if they can bring something. By Friday 3:00 so I can plan what to add.

8:30 – 4 PM

Christine Sorbello

sorbellolandscaping@msn.com

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Membership Meeting

                       Attention All Members

            As a reminder: the June Member Meeting will be held:

                 Monday, June 28 @ 7 PM

Thank You – Anthony Sorrentino

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Hunting Reminder

Hunting Reminder

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.

Thank You.  The Board of Directors.

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Proposed New Members

PROPOSED NEW MEMBERS

PROPOSED NEW MEMBERS

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

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ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY

ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY

OCT.24—10a.m—-2:00p.m

Open only to club members and families

Ages…infants to 14 years old

Gifts to all kids who participate—

Trophy’s given to each age group for…

1.Most fish

2. Largest fish

3. Smallest fish

Casting contest open to all kids..

Prizes awarded to each age group…

Lunch provided for everyone !!

Everyone who came to the derby last year had a great time.

We had 57 kids who caught 79 trout in total between them.

If you could not attend last year, please join us this year,

you and the kids will have a good time.

If you would like to help with the derby, please register with

Jim Hutlock

845-245-0341

Kids required to preregister with

Jim Hutlock

845-245-0341

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BRAGC Scholarship

Winner Angelina O’Neill will be attending Marist College this fall (on right)

Dave Levinson to the right with Angelina’s Parents and Sister.

Chairperson: Dave Levinson’s tele. (H) 845-562-0091

                                                          (C) 914-213-5333

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Work Party

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).

Any questions … Contact Mike Barton @845-489-1358

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Pheasant Preserve Year 2021 – 2022

Pheasant Preserve

Pheasant Season

Pheasant 2021-2022

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

Schedule To be updated soon
Bird Lease Rules To be updated soon
Farm Parking
In order to learn the property come with another member who has been here before or contact Bob Bready.

Any questions, or concerns, please direct them to:
Bob Bready
Pheasant Chairperson
845-883-5935
bjbready@aol.com

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Turkey Season Reminder

CLOSED DAILY FROM SUNRISE TO NOON,  MAY 1st  –  MAY 31st

DUE TO SPRING TURKEY SEASON

RIFLE / PISTOL RANGE

ARCHERY RANGEUPDATE WILL BE OPEN

ARCHERY 3D COURSE

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Archery News

       ARCHERY NEWS                                        

ARCHERY RANGE

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. 

                                  3D 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. 

Edward Malle,    emalle1178@aol.com,      845-541-6775

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Archery

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.

Archery Committee

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.

Range

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.

Equipment

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

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:

  • Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club
  • Monroe Chester Sportsmen Club
  • Black Rock Fish & Game Club
  • Otisville Sportsmen’s Association
  • Walden Sportsmen’s Club
  • B & B Archery

2021 3D Shoot Flyer < click

Click here for the 2021 3-D Shoot Schedule and Club Directions

Archery News 7-21

Links to more information

Click here for information on BRAGC Archery Range

Click here for Introduction to 3D Shooting

Click here for information to BRGC 3D Course

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A Thank You on Kids Fishing Derby

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…

JIM HUTLOCK & Debbie Foster
845-245-0341

In Memory

With heavy hearts the Officers and Director announce the passing of member Kookie Warden, wife of member Gary Warden. Please keep Kookie and her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

A Lighted Candle In Memory of Our Departed Club Members