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See notice below regarding Range money for guests. * Work Party Oct 1st see below. * Pheasant Season see below, Hunting Reminder below. *
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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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NOTICE

Due to Saturday-Sunday  Range House break-in,

the Board decided temporarily to have members and their guests leave their 10 dollar guest fee in the locked box (under the TV) in the Clubhouse.

PLEASE USE LOCKED BOX.

Thank You

Tony Sorrentino

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Need Work Hours

Need Work Hours?

Grounds & Maintenance will be having a work party on Saturday, Oct 1.  Mowing, weed whacking, cleaning, finish walkway from club house to pavilion, vacuum up plastic wads on trap range, maybe process some firewood and whatever else needs to be done. 

  Bob Vogel and I will be there at 8am.  Get there when you can.  We’ll do lunch around noon.

,,,,,,,Mike Barton  845-489-1358 or barton58@verizon.net

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President’s Club A & B

Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club

Ticket sales for both the

President’s A and B Club will be on

Sale at the next Two (2) club regular meetings.

Ticket sales will be sold on a First come First served Basis

As always we thank you for

Your continued support; and another great year ahead.

Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club

N. Michael Shetter

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New Membership Status

This Year there are (38) New Membership Vacancies; We Have (3) Members That Are Returning Leaving (35) New Membership Spots open for New Members.

We will introduce The New Prospective Members at the July 25th Meeting, and Vote on Bringing them in at The August 22nd Meeting.

There are Still (97) Applications on Hand for Membership

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Archery

Links to more information

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ARCHERY RANGE > CLICK HERE

Archery News

3D Archery Shoot Flyer

3D Archery Shoot Flyer Update

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Concrete Slab Pour

7-15-2022 Andre Aresting of A & L Seal Coating & Masonry did the concrete pours

This is how slabs are used now.

Two are located on either side of the shed facing the road into the club.  One is located behind the archery club shed for potential expansion of shed.  Two are located at the rifle/pistol range. Various items will now be placed on the slabs rather than the ground.

Photos by Joe Valastro

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July 7th Driveway Entrance Road Work

Work done by Green Meadows Enterprises Inc. completed the project to widen and raise the entrance to the club.  More than 200 yards of material was added and compacted.  Visibility while exiting the club is much better now.  The entrance is safer to both enter and exit the club.

participants in making this happen were: Bob Vogel, Mike Barton, Ray Baird and Ron D’Aprile.  The exit hill from the club to New Unionville Road was reworked and new stone was put down.

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Rifle and Pistol Range

1. October 1st – December 11th Rang house hours

10-2

and

1 half hour past sunset – 9PM

* Trap and Steel Shooting events as scheduled

2. October 15th fishing Derby

Range will be closed till 3:00 PM

Mike

845 728 2862

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2022 Kids Fishing Derby

John & Wilma Klein Memorial

Saturday Oct 15th

10:00am-2:00pm
Rain or Shine


Must pre-register by Oct 1st

Ages from 0-14

Sign-in starts at 9:00 AM


Member’s immediate family only
Lunch served and Prizes for all

Point of Contacts:

Co-Chair- Clara Bartunek and Brian Hetherly

Registration/Work hours call Clara at: 845-774-6004

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Hunting Reminder

To all Members,

With hunting season starting soon, a few reminders for a safe season with no issues. In the past there were some issues with the property lines. We do not want any additional issues.  It is the hunter’s responsibility to know where they are. Hunt only on Bethlehem Property. Respect the boundaries.  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.  All stands are supposed to be marked with your name, badge number and phone number. Remember to sign in and out- it is a safety thing; in case someone has an issue or is missing. Stands are supposed to taken down after the season by December 31st. Have fun, good hunting and good luck.

Thank You.  The Board of Directors.

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Pheasant Season

Pheasant Season

The Club has again leased a property for Pheasant Hunting in Montgomery. We have the use of the same farm as last year and appreciate the Farmer, Bill Hoekstra for sharing his land. The Farm is located on Hoekstra Rd in Montgomery NY.  The schedule will be posted shortly, and we are planning another Youth Hunt in October. Stocking is usually Sat and some Sundays at 7AM. It is a lease, not a preserve, so we have to obey all NYS hunting regulations. You must have a NYS License, wear hunter orange and the daily limit is two pheasants per day. We will also stock chukar and there is a two chukar per day limit as well. We cannot, I repeat cannot hunt other game animals and please don’t ask the landowner. He is a nice guy, but our lease is for Pheasant and chukar only- no ducks, rabbits, deer, or turkey. We don’t pay for additional species, so can’t take them. If you have not hunted the property, please come out with a member who has or better yet, come stock and see the property first-hand, get some work hours and then hunt a little. Contact Bob Bready 845-883-5935 with questions and stay tuned for more info soon.

Chairman: Bob Bready

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

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Pheasant Stocking Schedule

10/01/22                              50 Pheasant       20 Chukar

10/08/22                              30 Pheasant       20 Chukar

                                                      10/09/22    Sunday           20 Pheasant

 10/15/22  Youth day       50 Pheasant       20 Chukar

                                                       10/16/22   Sunday          20 Pheasant        10 Chukar

 10/22/22                             40 Pheasant       20 Chukar

 10/29/22                             50 Pheasant       20 Chukar

       11/5/20                               50 Pheasant

       12/10/22                             23 Pheasant

Stocking is at 7am on the date above.

Hunting starts at 9am, thru sundown

Badges must be worn at all times.

Limit is 2 Pheasant and 2 chukar per day per person.

NYS Hunting License/backtag and club badge are required. Hunter Orange required.

Youth Day  Saturday Oct 15  hunting for youth 16 years and under only until 1PM. Adults after 1PM. Please register your youth by calling the Chairperson Bob Bready 845-883-5935

In Memory

TONY SORRENTINO SR

                                             10 -19 -1927     07 – 18 – 2022

With heavy hearts the Officers and Directors of Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club announce the passing of senior member Tony Sorrentino Sr. Tony, was our oldest Senior member at 94. His son Tony Sorrentino Jr is our current President. Tony was also the father of deceased member Pat Sorrentino. As an accomplished pistol shooter, who never lost his skills, Tony spent time this spring with two of his sons and a grandson at our range. Please keep Tony Sr and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

A Lighted Candle In Memory of Our Departed Club Members