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
The archery roof will be replaced on Saturday October 21st starting at 10 AM. Help is requested. Work party credit.
The two John Deere riding mowers (models 440 and 485) need someone to volunteer to service them. Contact Kevin if you have the necessary skills and desire. Thanks.
Deadline is Nov.17 to get scheduled for Nov.18,19 / Nov. 23-26.
MIKE MOORE from US SHEILD is going to schedule a “CLASS” for Tuesday, November 14TH from 7 to 9 PM. As more info becomes available we will pass it on. The clubhouse will be set up with tables and chairs. Members will get in without charge up to the 60 person limit on space available. Will check on non-member fee if any. Contact John Reed for questions.
SCORING YOUR TROPHY Typical Whitetail Deer scoring procedure using Boone and Crocket online scoring. Click on underlined text.
Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, both meetings for November and December will be on the second Thursday, November 9, and December 14th. Officers meeting at 6:30 PM and Membership meeting at 7:30 PM on those days.
Calling all students in grades 1 through 12! Enter the NRA's Youth Wildlife Art Contest now. Entries must portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals are not eligible. First, second and third place winners will be selected for each category and will be awarded $750, $500, and $250. The Best in Show award winner will also receive $1,000. Contest starts September 1, 2017 and ends October 31, 2017. For more information, please visit artcontest.nra.org
Anyone using the 200 yard target, PLEASE NO DRIVING a vehicle past the 100 yard target area. The club members have been making a walkway with stone to keep everyone from having to walk through mud & water to place targets. Vehicles are destroying what we're trying to fix out there. Thanks.
NRA has a new magazine...NRA Sports...click on the link to view
Continued nomination of officers for our club will be held at our October 26th membership meeting, with the election following the close of nominations.
You can pay your 2018 annual dues starting at our September meeting if you have completed at least one of the three work parties. The annual fee is $30 plus $10 for each of the other two work parties not completed. At the October meeting we will also have a $25 Early Bird drawing for those who have paid their 2018 dues so we will look forward to seeing you there.
As we get closer to the hunting season, many of you will come out to shoot and zero in. When you finish, please clean up 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 starting at 1PM. Dates are 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/17.
Shooting times- To keep from disturbing the neighbors, the start time on our ranges has been changed. 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!!
Indoor 3 gun zombie shoot starting October 5th and will be held 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 22LR pistols only.
Work Parties - An evening work party will be held every Wednesday 5 to 7 PM through October. Once each month a daytime work party will be held from 9-11 AM on the 2nd Wednesday. Ranges will be closed during any work party schedule. Also work party credit will be given upon 4 meeting attendances, so you could attend only 4 meetings to meet your one required work party and pay for the other two, or all meetings to get your three work party credits. We would rather you pitch in, roll up your sleeves, and help in a work party, but understand if you must do an alternate.
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 use your guns on 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-396-4971.
No one should work alone. If you wish to perform some work at the club using your or club equipment, please call one of the volunteers to help and to provide additional safety. We don't want someone hurt and be by themselves. The list will be maintained here and in the clubhouse.Smokey Burdin 724-396-9627 Mon thru Friday 9-5
Joe Curran 412-610-3692 Anytime except Thursdays
Kevin Kennelty 724-640-0726 Anytime basically
Rich Boehm 724-953-4778
Trapshooting - Please consider volunteering to assist the Trapshooting Committee. Contact is Lauren West at 724-244-9053.
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 email@example.com or call 724-396-4971 to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing.
We have entered into an agreement with Manor Borough 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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