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Our Club

* April 17th 2 PM Members Meeting * Kitchen Chair Needed * 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.

Membership Meeting

March Membership Meeting Saturday, March 20th @ 2:00 PM

Just a few reminders for the first General Membership Meeting of 2021

  • The Big Horn contest will be judged…bring your racks!
  • Presidents “A” Club raffle for January, February, and March will be held
  • Presidents “B” Club raffles are still available and will be for sale at the meeting; the “B” club drawings will begin at the May General Membership meeting
  • Building and Land Fund Raffle’s will be held

Work Party

We had a small work party and made some more cover for the fish. We rebuilt some crappie house and then placed them on the ice. Present: Pete Criscs, Mike Barton JoJo Bellis, Bob Bready. Title: Refurbishing Crappie Houses

Contact Mike Barton @845-489-1358 if you have questions.

Harvest Game Dinner

Bounty of the Harvest Game Dinner

May 15 2021  3-7PM

Bring your best Dish

Donate some game meat, fish or fowl

for one of our Chefs to Create an awesome meal

Pheasant Youth Hunt 2020

On Oct 17th, 2020, Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club hosted its annual Pheasant Youth Hunt. We had 6 young hunters come out to start the day. Three additional youngsters joined us for the afternoon hunt. The Club dedicated to youth hunters only. All hunters were required to have hunter safety, a NYS hunting license and had to wear hunter orange. NYS made it easier to take Hunter Education this year by allowing it to be taken on-line.  I hear it was not a breeze to get thru the class, but it was a thorough course.  The youth who came are Jason Baird, Mackenzie Guinto, Giuseppe Palladino, Anthony Schetter, Chris Schetter, Conner Wright, and Sean Wright.

            The day started with juice, coffee and donuts with a history of pheasant and pheasant hunting in New York State. The youth then learned why and how to stock the pheasants. At 9AM the hunting kicked off. The dogs found the birds and the kids got to shoot plenty. We restocked the fields throughout the morning, so the youth had plenty of opportunities. There was the state legal limit of two pheasants per day and we allowed two chukar as well. This was the same as for regular members throughout the season. The youth had a great time. The weather was cooperative and many of the youth shot the limit. Three arrived late and hunted the afternoon with a few from the morning who had not shot their limit. More birds were stocked for the afternoon for any adults and the youth. Thanks to all the adults who came out to volunteer and for bringing their dogs. A particular thanks to the dogs who came and hunted hard for the kids.