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.
Pennsylvania Deer Harvest
Total PA Harvest 367,159 PA Archery 110,719 Bucks 147,750 Anterless 226,940 2/3 Bucks >2 1/2 Year Old Muzzleloader 23,909
Please consider letting us know your occupation or your expertise and whether you are willing and able to use that expertise at a work party. Let Smokey Burdin (724-396-9627 or email email@example.com) or Ron Coiner (724-396-4971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) know this information. Thank you.
Note that the entry gate has to stay open if anyone is on the property. This is for fire and ambulance admittance as needed. And it is closed and locked if you are the last one to leave the property.
Special work party Saturday March 23, 11AM -1 PM. Rain date is March 30th.
Black Bear Den Livestream
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has started its second livestream video. This one is in the bear den of a mother and cubs. Click on the following to watch.
Spring is in the air with spring air Daisy rifles. The Daisy BB gunners will provide hot dogs and chips. Bring your favorite Daisy to show, shoot or just tell a story about. No cover charage, all in good fun. All ages welcome. Daisy rifles not required, but since it is spring they will be popping up everywhere. April 6, 5:00-7:00 pm in the club house at Irwin Sportsmen Club.
Anyone that wants a free copy of the 2019 fishing regs instead of paying $3 for it when buying your license can either print one off of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission website or stop at rep. George Dunlap's office for a free copy.
If you did not send a SASE with your dues or otherwise did not get your membership card, they are kept in the clubhouse medicine cabinet near the phone. Come to a meeting and ask, come when an activity is going on in the clubhouse, or have someone else let you in to the clubhouse.
Ken is recuperating nicely and BB shoots and classes will restart in April.
Daisy BB Training Classes - 2nd Saturday each month, starting April
Daisy BB All Shoot - each Saturday 5-7 PM starting AprilMedical Marjuana
If you are hurting and are considering this approach, be aware that you can get a card for $50 but Federal Law requires you do not have any guns in your household. PA law does not cover this at this time. If you do not want to run the risk of a federal raid, you might want to consider. Check with Sam Petrill or click on internet if you have questions. Another article about the dangers of marjuana are here.
Walther has issued a recall on some of their pistols. Check the link below.
Some revolvers made between 2005 and 2017 may fire if dropped. This applies to revolver models R351, R352, R461, R462, R851, R971 and R972 with serial numbers beginning with letter Y, Z, or A through K. Rossi advises stop using immediately and go online at rossisafetynotice.com and see if your serial number applies. You can also call 855-982-8787 for instructions.
M&P380 Shield EZ Consumer Recall
In rare cases the manual safety may move from Fire to Safe upon firing. It will not shoot until the safety is moved back to the Fire position. Any pistol produced before April 4, 2018 can be returned to the factory for a free upgrade. Contact them at americanrifleman.org/380EZsafety or 800-331-0852 for a return label and shipping instructions.
RCBS Jr. Reloading Press, RCBS 44 Mag die set new in box, RCBS 30-06 die set new In Box, $100, call 724-689-5586
No Dumping on ISA property. If you have material you think could be used, please contact VP Kevin prior to dumping.
All ISA Activities will restart in April. See the expected schedule listed for the restart.
Action Pistol, 5PM, $3, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Silhouette Shoot, 9AM, 1st Saturday monthly
Pistol Pin Shoot 5PM, $3, 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Daisy BB Shooting -Daisy BB Training Classes - 2nd Saturday each month
Daisy BB All Shoot - each Saturday 5-7 PM
Indoor Zombie Pistol Shoot starts in Fall after Action Pistol stops, Thursday 5PM, 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
Vehicles coming down to the gate have the right of way. Vehicles entering must not enter or must back down to give vehicles leaving room to exit. Hopefully this will prevent damaging the sides or drainage of the paved way. Thank you for your help.Any shotshell ammo from pistol, rifle or shotgun can be used on the shotgun range (to right of rifle range). Single projectile cannot. This is sort of a new thing so enjoy.
The archery door is there to protect the straw (and shade the black snake). Please open the door fully when using the range, put your targets in front of the hay (it serves as a backstop) and please do not shoot the door. All arrows stuck in the door will be confiscated.
We do not want anyone to be hurt while operating our equipment and machinery. We will continue to keep a logbook of those who are authorized to operate certain machinery. If you wish to be qualified, let any officer or Kevin Kennelty know, and you will either be trained at that time or we will schedule group classes as convenient.All shooting ranges are closed at SUNSET. Please abide by that rule, as it might not take much for neighbors to sign a petition to close us down. Anyone caught shooting after sunset might have their membership card taken and will have to come to a board meeting and explain their reasoning. Ejection from the club is a real possibility.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 at published times. 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. It is recommended that you do not approach a police shoot with a weapon, they get nervous when that happens.
Please shoot on the proper ranges. Pistols and rim fire 22 rifles only on the pistol ranges. Rifles on the rifle range. Shotshells on the new shotgun range (right of the rifle range) and if shooting trap on the silhouette range, please shoot from center to right only. Please pick up your shells on the rifle range. Please don't leave them for someone else to slip or fall and injure themselves.
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 accompanying. 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 - An ISA member and have 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.
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
An ISA member and have something you don't use anymore? Lose something? Need something? Send info by firstname.lastname@example.org to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing. It will be listed for at least 3 months unless you contact us first.
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.
If you are not getting a monthly Newsletter and want one (email saves up to $1.50 over mail) please contact Smokey Burdin. 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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