Our Club

* January Meeting Cancelled * Kitchen Chair Needed * 2021 Club Event meeting on Jan. 23rd @ 10;00am * February Ice Fishing Contest – see below * Clubhouse Chair Needed * See President’s Desk Below * President’s Club “B” started, see below. * Stay Safe & Healthy to all *
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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President’s Club Dwrawing

President’s “A” Club Drawing

Presidents Club drawing number:

October #38

November #84

December #186


Any Drawings on cancelled meeting months; drawings will be held at our next Membership meeting, none will be skipped. Winners ,when not present at the drawings, are notified by Mike Schetter by contact info provided


2021-2022 Presidents ( A ) Club Tickets are selling like HOTCAKES, not many left !

Because of the many interested members we have started a Presidents ( B ) Club. The Presidents ( B ) Club will be run exactly as the Presidents ( A ) Club has been.



½ the PRIZE

Tickets will be on sale each Saturday in January at the Club House 10:00 am to 2:00 pm first come, serve while supplies last. Raffle held at each General Membership Meeting. Twelve Drawings ( three in October since there are no meetings held in November or December) First Drawing for President ( A ) CLUB will be held in March of 2021, Last drawing held in February of 2022. First Drawing for President ( B ) Club will be held May of 2021, You have (12) equal chances to WIN with Each Ticket Purchased.

All ticket numbers are part of each drawing,

Even if you Win you are still entered in the next drawings.

Ticket Sales Person will be at the Club House for the Sales from 10: 00 am until 2:00 pm Saturdays.


2021-2022 Presidents “A” Club Drawing Ticket Sales

  • On Sale Each Saturday in January at The Club House 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, First Come First Served – if any left.
  • Only 200 Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis
  • Raffle Held at Each General Membership Meeting
  • Twelve Drawings (Three in October since there are no Meetings Held in November or December) First Drawing March 2021, Last Drawing February 2022
  • You Have (12) Equal Chances to Win With Each Ticket Purchased, All Numbers Are Part of Each Drawing, Even if You Win You Are Still in The Next Drawings
  • Mike Schetter Will be at The Club House for The Sales,
  • For More Information E-mail Mike at: nmschetter@gmail.com

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Hunting Stands

 Hunting Stands

Are to be placed on club property between Sept. 1 and removed No Later Than Dec 31st. Stands are to marked with member’s name and badge number. It is the hunter’s responsibility to know where he is. Stay on club property. Thanks you. If you have any issue or concern please contact a Board member. Violations will be brought to the Board.

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Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club

Trap Range Covid 19 Rules

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, we will be having trap starting on the 14 June 2020 (10-2PM). Then Mondays 5PM to 9PM. These are the rules we will be following during all the Trap Shoots to protect our members and guest.

There will be no more than 12 people at the trap range area at one time. This will consist of 5 members shooting, 1 scorer in the booth, 5 members at the tables under the canopies waiting to shoot. All others will wait at their vehicles or under the pavilion.

The scorer will call the next 5 members to shoot from the booth. The next shooters will move from the tables and take their place at the stations. The next round of shooters will then move to the tables.

Social Distancing will be followed when possible.

Mask will be encouraged everywhere that Social Distancing cannot be followed.  Keep in mind that the shooter stands are not 6 feet apart, so mask will be worn at your discretion.

I would like to thank everyone for your cooperation during the trying times. Hopefully, we can get back to our normal routine soon.

Having some Fun – Photos by Rich Toombs

Michael Hall – 845-565-5881


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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

In Memory

With heavy hearts, the Officers and Directors of Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club announce the passing of Life Member Francesco “Frank” Esposito, Member Carlton “Carl” E. O’Flanagan, and Life Member Carl A. Stillwaggon

Life Member Francesco “Frank” Esposito

7-5-1946 – 11-6-2020 

Francesco “Frank” Esposito 74 years old, of Newburgh, NY, a 44 year member, joined in 1976. Frank enjoyed fishing and hunting for pheasant, he was born July 5, 1946 in Naples, Italy, and moved to New York in 1961, living in Newburgh over 50 years, Frank worked as a Presser/Cutter at the West Point Tailor Shop for 27 years.

Member Carlton “Carl” E. O’Flanagan

5-3-1944 – 9-4-2020 

Carlton “Carl” E. O’Flanagan 76 years old, of Newburgh, NY, a 9 year member, joined in 2011 and chaired the Nominating Committee.  Carl was a proud and decorated Vietnam Veteran, serving 3 tours, and was honorably discharged as Captain.

Life Member Carl A. Stillwaggon

9-14-1930 – 7-30-2019 

Carl A. Stillwaggon 88 years old, of Newburgh, NY, a 26 year Life member, joined in 1993. Carl was also a life member and Past Chief of the Cronomer Valley Fire Department, and served in the Army in Korea 1950-1952.

Please keep Frank Esposito, Carl O’Flanagan, and Carl Stillwaggon and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

A Lighted Candle In Memory of Our Departed Club Members