Welcome to the Mendon Conservation League!
Our club was formed by a group of local men looking for a place to shoot together. Founded in 1956 and formally incorporated in 1961, membership rose to 40. A modest club house was built around 1957 and expanded in 1986 with the addition of a large front porch. Formal shooting forms have been added to the skeet and trap fields. Today with a membership well over 250 and "espirit de corps" second to none, the Mendon Conservation League will continue to be one of the best clubs in the area.
Hunter Safety Course
Disk Gatto is accepting participants for the MCL Hunter Safety Course in April.
The dates are April 6th (5-9), April 7th (5-9) and April 8th (8-11). Students will have to pick up a book and a homework assignment before the course.
- Full Name
- Full Address
Students must be 11 years old before April 6th, 2017
Class size is 25.
He is holding the course open for MCL members. He will add our members who sign up to the course before it goes live statewide.
Please note that the class will be using the skeet field on Saturday 4/8 until noon so it will be restricted to their use.
The annual Sportsmans Raffle is going on now.
The prizes are as follows:
- Beretta A300 Outlander 12 guage w/26" barrell and walnut stock
- Winchester SXPR package in .270Win w/Yortex 3x9 scope
- Glock model 19 in 9mm oe $450 cash
- Henry Golden Boy in .22LR
Drawing will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Mendon Conservation League clubhouse at 7:30pm.
You do not need to be present to win.
Donation is $10/ticket or $25/3 tickets.
Request or return tickets to:
PO BOX 2
Mendon. NY 14506
Members are encouraged to volunteer for selling tickets at the area gun shows. Please contact Ron for more information.
2017 Membership Renewals
Hello everyone! The holidays also bring us arounf to the annual renewal process.
Please download and print this years renewal form. After filling it out, please mail it in or drop it off at a monthly meeting.
This is also going out in an eblast.
2016 - the MCL year in review
2016 MCL Improvements/Accomplishments
as of 1/4/2017
- Installed and fixed lights on the Skeet field
- Painted the protective wall between the trap and skeet fields
- Made multiple repairs to skeet and trap machines
- Painted the skeet houses
- Added stone on the path from the clubhouse to the skeet field
- Replaced railing to skeet high house and painted it
- Completed the prone and disability shooting benches on the 100 yard range
- Added one additional movable shooting bench on the 100 yard range
- Installed a gate on the right side of the 100 yard range shooting building as a safety measure
- Replaced the 100 yard target backstops on the 100 yard range
- Put stone on the right side and in front of the 100 yard shooting building
- Build screens to catch spent casings so they do not hit someone at the next bench. This also makes it easier for you to find your casings.
- Regraded the land around trap two so water would not flow down into the trap house
- Cleaned out the drain at trap two so water would flow into the dry well
- Finished raised floors in the trap houses
- Installed new exterior lights for the trap houses
- Purchased an additional control box for the audio control for the trap machines
- Took down the old cross posts that used to hold up the lights for the trap field
- Replaced the wood on the bench by trap one and painted it
- Replaced the gun rack holders on Trap one and Trap two
- Painted cement blocks on both Trap house green and painted wood trim on trap houses
- Successfully hosted the Inland Waters Trap League
- Trimmed dead limbs from the pine tree located behind trap two
- Hosted our second competitive archery shoot
- Installed new target holders on the archery range
- Installed new light with an electric eye by entry door to club house and a locking switch so that it would not accidentally be turned off
- Installed locking switches to the lights in the parking lot so they would not accidentally be turned off
- Dug the mud out in front of the cement pad at the entry to the club house and filled it with stone so the water would drain away
- Cleaned out most of the junk that had accumulated under the storage trailer
- Installed carpenter bee traps to stop the carpenter bee infestation
- Removed the old bleachers that were no longer used
- Removed the metal catwalk that was at the side of the parking lot by the trap fields
- Replaced the water pump and pressure tank
- Installed a new electric stove and refrigerator in our kitchen
- Had the furnace cleaned
- Had the wood stove flu cleaned
- Received a donation of wood from Dennis that is burning very nicely
- Replaced the broken glass on the front of the wood stove with a metal plate
- Repaired the men's room urinal valve
- Replaced the controls in the men's room toilet
- Swept off the roof of the clubhouse
- Cleaned Air Conditioner compressor
- Acquired a new outdoor grill to replace the old one
- Mowed lawns on a weekly basis throughout the mowing season
- Winterized the mowers and brought the batteries inside for the winter
- Got the snowblower ready for winter
- Freed up brake cables on John Deere Tractor, changed oil in mowers and sharpened blades
- Built a new entry ramp for the mower shed
- Filled in tire tracks between trap one and the 65 yard range and reseeded
- MCL accepted many new members to reach a member total of 273 by December 2016
- The Board of Trustees decided there would not be a dues increase for 2017
- The Board of Trustees decided there should be a $3.00 fee when a member brings a guest to shoot on the Rifle or Pistol Ranges. After three visits the guest is expected to join MCL
MCL 2017 Officers and Directors
Reminder! The Field Captain position is open! If you are interested, please contact Bob Merla.
also available as a pdf *to be updated: 2016_MCL_Officers__Directors_Listing.pdf
NRA Membership Drive
Now that MCL is an NRA Associated Club, you can join or renew via the link below and the club will receive credit. Both the image and the text link take you to the NRA.
The fee structure is NRA Membership Fees 2016
You will get a discount on NRA membership cost and MCL will get a commission if you renew your NRA membership through the MCL website or through our Treasurer. The table with the discounts is shown below. This table represents the new NRA prices that generally went into effect March 1, 2016, but do not go into affect for clubs until May 1, 2016.
There is an Icon with an eagle and Join NRA on it. The current Icon only gives a discount for one year membership applications. The Icon that will activate on May 1, 2016 will also give a discount on multi-year renewals. You can save $5.00 for a one year renewal if you renew before May 1, 2016 using the current Icon.
NSSF report on injury statistics
This is the latest report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on injury statistics.They site their references and provide a more honest representation than the anti gun groups that seem to get media attention.
Gate Lock Update
The MCL gate lock has malfunctioned and we are now just chaining the gate closed.
Funke's petition related to repealing the SAFE Act
Hello MCL Members! This is Jay Steiger the MCL webmaster. I'm passing along a link to sign Rich Funke's petition to repeal the SAFE act as well as his message you will find there. I hope you will join me in signing it.
Standing Up for Our Second Amendment Rights
“The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed”
These words, penned by our founding fathers so many years ago, are not hard to understand… and they should never be up for debate. For over 40 years, I made a career in our community under the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and I believe our Second Amendment rights are just as important. That’s why one of my first official acts as your State Senator was to sign-on to S.1193, a bill to fully repeal the SAFE Act.
Passed in the dead of night without proper debate or any opportunity for public input, the SAFE Act is not only a bad law, it is a testament to Albany dysfunction. As is often the case, bad politics produced a terrible policy that tramples on the rights of law-abiding New Yorkers who responsibly own and use their firearms. I made a promise to you that I would do everything in my power to repeal the SAFE Act and I am proud to have now taken the first step to do just that.
To get this done, I need your help. So please take a moment to sign my petition below and help me repeal the SAFE act. Together, we will fight to fully restore our Second Amendment rights, once and for all.
Senator Rich Funke
Pistol Permit Recertification - NYS Police presentation on the SAFE Act Enforcement
FROM: Mike Jankowski, Wayne County Clerk
DATE: December 2, 2014
RE: NYS Police presentation on the SAFE Act Enforcement
On Tuesday November 18, 2014 at the Winter Meeting of the New York State Association of County Clerks the State Police conducted a presentation on the recertification process required under the New York State Safe Act.
Representing the State Police were:
Lt. James Sherman
Points of Interest:
1) A pilot of the recertification process will begin in January of 2015.
2) The Pilot Counties will be Albany, Schenectady and Fulton.
3) 500 invitations to recertify will be sent out to each of the pilot counties.
4) The invitations will direct the permit holders to a state police web site or where they can download the recertification form.
5) There will be no county seal or any other county identifier on the letters to be sent out.
6) The invitation will be to recertify immediately although recertification is not required prior to January 31, 2018.
7) Recertification letters will be sent out state wide to selected groups between March-June 2015.
8) The Goal of the State police is to have as many people recertify electronically as possible.
9) Paper forms will be available for download or from the state police website or at all trooper barracks.
10) Once approved the State police will issue a plastic recertification card that will need to be carried with the permit at all times.
11) The recertification web site will only available to individuals who have already received an invitation to recertify with a user id and password.
12) The paper forms can be filed by anyone at any time.
13) The applicants home address will be checked against DMV records.
14) Out of State addresses will be sent to the licensing officer.
15) Any permit holder that does not have a valid NYS driver’s license or ID will be required to get one. This includes out of state residents that are permit holders.
16) Electronically there will be a save function so the recertification can be complete during more than one session.
17) Re-certification is a state police function. The County Clerks do not have a role.
18) Counties will be notified when recertification is approved.
19) Recertification discrepancies must be corrected by amendment to license at the county level. Applicants will be instructed to do so.
20) When a permit holder recertifies online they will be able to print out a receipt with a tracking number. That tracing number can then be used to check where the application is in the process.
21) If the applicant recertifies by mail they will receive a return receipt with a tracking number.
22) Lt. Sherman did not encourage the use of certified mail but it would be a proof of mailing an application and proof it was received.
23) The recertification application is just like a pistol permit application without the references. The applicant is required to list all arrests, drug or alcohol treatment, mental illness or family court petition or charge.
24) The applicant lists all hand guns registered to him and this information may need to be reconciled with the state data base.
25) There are four steps to the recertification process:
a. Submission of application
b. Acceptance of the application
c. Review/ Return for correction
26) Once submitted, the recertification application will be checked against the following data bases:
c. Orders of probation
g. NYS wanted and missing
27) If the applicant is negative on the above checks the application is approved and the recertification cards will be issued.
28) Positives will be referred to the licensing officer for revocation or clarification
29) If the NYS Police determine that it cannot re certify the permit, the recertification is sent to the licensing officer. (Lt. Sherman indicated that a permit holder will have his entire application reviewed by the state police and the application may be referred to a licensing officer for further review even if the information disclosed on the recertification application is the same as the information provided in the initial pistol permit application. This is not limited to Federal prohibitors.
30) The Licensing officer does not have the legal authority to do anything other than revoke if there is a federal prohibitor.
31) The licensing officer would be responsible for getting a certificate of relief from disabilities for past problems that are not covered by the federal prohibitor list
32) There are three letters that are possibly sent to a permit holder seeking to recertify the pistol permit
a. Letter calling for re certification
b. Letter stating permit problem to be resolved
c. Letter granting recertification
33) After January 31, 2018 the law states that the failure to recertify is an automatic revocation. Likely it will fall to the licensing officer to actually revoke the permit.
34) There will be a check box on the recertification for a co-registered weapon.
35) Applicant has the option to have the information on the recertification application exempted from public disclosure.
36) According to lt. Sherman the object of the recertification process is to create a “Pristine” data base that any law enforcement official would be able to access at any time with real time information.
37) Lt Sherman stated that the pistol permit data would be linked to the DMV data base and an officer would know a pulled over vehicle was owned by a pistol permit holder.
38) Indicating a pistol permit on the face of a driver’s license is not a decision that has been made yet.
39) Their goal is to send out the first recertification letters state wide by early spring.
40) There was a power point for the presentation but Sherman said it would not be released to the clerk’s.
Wednesday Lunch Shoots
We generally have between 14 and 24 people, but not every one stays for lunch. We also don't know whats on the menu untill that very day. We encourage anyone interested in the club and our activities to visit then.
Example from 2/22/2012:
Today we had a nice fish lunch, provided by Winston Smith. This being Ash Wednesday he deemed it appropriate and just $2.00. Brownies for desert, you just can't beat it-eh. 18 shooters enjoyed the morning sunshine, but the targets proved elusive with the deep shadows on the field.