Irwin Sportsmen's Association's mission shall be the encouragement and development of the honesty, good fellowship, and self discipline which are essential to good sportsmanship in all phases of sports afield as well as the conservation of wildlife and to own or lease grounds and buildings for these purposes.
WHAT IS GOING ON At ISA
Not an ISA affair, but thought you might be interested in a Bowhunter's Festival April 7-8, 2018. Click on Flyer1 and Flyer2 for info.
All 2018 membership cards have been sent out unless members did not send in a SASE as requested. Also it is too late to send in dues unless you have made other arrangements with an officer to do differently. We are now accepting applications to replace those that have not paid. If you have any questions contact any officer.
Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons for the 2018-19 hunting and trapping season.
Ken Thiem won the membership drawing at our monthly meeting of $115 by being present. Next month $25 is up for a drawing. One lucky person won $52 on our 50/50 drawing.
2018 Free Fishing Derbies schedule has been announed. Tons of door prizes. Youth Age 15 and under, Adult age 16 and over. First and Second place trophies for Youth and Adult Catch of the day, Longest fish of legal size, longest Trout and Longest Carp. Sponsored by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation. More info? www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks
Sunday April 22nd - Mammoth Park 8AM-1PM Registration Pavilion 12
Sunday May 20th - Northmoreland Park 8AM-1PM Registration Activity Center
Sunday June 17th - Twin Lakes Park 8AM-1PM Registration Boathouse
The club would like to have about 1 dozen empty & clean 5 gal. plastic buckets. Any donations appreciated.
NRA Elections - if you want to know whom is for competitive shooting and running for the NRA board, click here
PA Farm Show February 3-11 in Harrisburg will have 1100 vendors and 650,000 square feet of display area. Too many links to post here, just type in PA Farm Show and pick your favorite.
Ron Shaulis and his record-breaking typical whitetail deer rack taken with a compound bow on Oct. 24, 2017. Click on his name for the article.
BowHunter Challenge February 3-11, 2018 is not an ISA item, but we thought you might be interested. Click on the underlined name for a PDF giving details.
If you have any ideas, changes, or improvements to the facility; you are encouraged to give them to any officer for board consideration. Thank you in advance for your input.
Manor and Irwin Police will be qualifying on our ranges on the following dates. The ranges they are on will be closed during their shooting. They have paid dues. An ISA representative will be in attendance in case you have any questions.
Thursday May 10, 2018 Noon-4pm
Thursday September 20, 2018 Noon-4pm
Wednesday November 14, 2018 4pm-8pm Night Shoot
Please clean up your shell casings on the rifle range. It should be easy as the tools are there to do so and the concrete floor helps. It not only looks untidy, it could be a safety hazard causing falls or muscle strains.
An indoor pistol 22LR "TACK SHOOT" will be held on Sundays twice a month starting at 1PM. The schedule is included on the Tack Shoot page.
Shooting times - The ranges will be open from 8 AM to Sunset Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to Sunset on Sunday. Not sure of Sunset?...check your weather station/news station, your PA Hunting and Trapping Digest, or online. Its not when it gets dark!!
Range Safety Rules - After a lot of consideration and thought, your board has come up with "Range Safety Rules". This should eliminate any lack of guidelines or confusion on what is expected. Get your copy by clicking on Range Safety Rules or asking one of our officers.
Please shoot on the proper ranges. Pistols and rim fire 22 rifles only on the pistol ranges. Rifles on the rifle range. Shotguns on the new shotgun range (on the right of the rifle range) and if shooting trap on the silhoutte range,please shoot from center to right only. Please pick up your shells on the rifle range. Don't leave them for someone else to slip and fall.
Membership in ISA is an important venture. The ability to shoot rifles, pistols, muzzle loaders, shotguns, and/or arrows to sharpen your skills and to give you the satisfaction of being "On Target" is valuable. Your membership includes the right of your "significant other" and/or ANY child under 18 years of age to participate with member present. Other family members and guests have to become members. We do have several events that are open to the public, and for these events, invite those not included in your membership and plan ahead for a good time.
Sell, Buy or Trade - Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Have something you wish to trade. To sell, buy or trade, send info and contact person to email@example.com or call 724-396-4971.
What's Broken? - Anyone noting something that needs fixing or attention please let Kevin Kennelty or one of our officers know. We want to make sure our facility stays viable, respectable, and usable.
Safety/Accidents - Please report any safety violations or accidents to one of our principal officers. The officers and board members need to review and have correct facts to respond to media, members, and public questions. Rumors travel fast and can be distorted. We are not looking for scapegoats or reasons to act against any members. Accidents happen, we all have done our share. If something can be done reasonably to correct a problem, be assured it will be done. Thank you.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Tell me by firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-396-4971 to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing.
We have entered into an agreement with Manor and Irwin Boroughs to allow their police to train and qualify on our pistol and long rifle ranges. They have paid to have member rights. ISA will have a representative on hand during the scheduled dates to assist. They will have exclusive rights to the range they are on. 2018 dates are January 25th, May 10th, September 20th and November 14th.
If you are not getting a monthly Newsletter (email saves up to $1.50 over mail) please contact Sam Petrill. If you want to change or add an email, please let us know. Thanks.
If you or your young person harvests game, please send me a photo. I will put it on the webpage and room permitting, the newsletter. They will be excited to see their photo. Send photos to email@example.com.
There is a lot of information and fun to read matters in Outdoor News magazine. One way to get it is to go to this site http://www.outdoornews.com/Pennsylvania/. You can go to other states or a general category can be viewed. You can also subscribe to regular emails and/or magazine from them.
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