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.


2018 MCL Officer & Director Nominations

Office Title Candidate CONTINUE/NEW
President Ron Stappenbeck Continue
Vice President Bob Merla Continue
Secretary Jeff Charles Continue
Treasurer Lou Page Continue
Office of Fish & Game Dick Gatto Continue
Quartermaster Ray Benza Continue
Field Captain   Open
Competitive Shooting Steve Schmidt Continue
Officer of Sportsman Ed. Dick Gatto Continue
Officer of Grounds Bob Howland Continue
Officer of the House Bob DeVisser Continue
  John Parrotta New
Director (3) Mike Beikirch Continue
  Matt Laniak Continue
  Ron Zuber Continue
  Ray Sherbinski New
Nominations may be made now and up to just prior to the vote. Please contact Bob Merla if you have questions.
Anyone interested in being nominated for a MCL Officer or a MCL Director (3 Positions available ) can do so, by contacting Bob or anyone on the 2018 Nominations Committee    All we ask is "please be specific in what position, they are interested in" .
Please note that there are MCL Constitutional requirements that must be met - to be a Director.
The Election will be at our November 2017 General Business Meeting on November  1, 2017.
2018 MCL Nomination Committee
Bob Merla - Chair
Cell 585-329-4188


All Ranges Closed - Saturday, November 18, 2017, opening day of hunting season.


All Ranges Closed - opening day of hunting season.

Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Because Hunting Season is once again upon us I am sending this email to remind Mendon Conservation League Members to act appropriately and hunt safely.

Hunt safely and insure that any shots you take will impact the ground and not leave our property.

If you hit a deer on Mendon Conservation League property and it leaves our property, you must get permission from the other property owner to enter their property to try and find the deer.

When you hunt on Mendon Conservation League property it is your responsibility to insure that you do not cross over onto property belonging to our neighbors.

Hunting on Mendon Conservation League property is limited to Mendon Conservation League members and their children under the age of 18. It is not acceptable to invite guests to hunt on Mendon Conservation League property.

When you hunt on Mendon Conservation League property you must sign the hunter sheet posted on the soda machine.

Ron Stappenbeck, President Mendon Conservation League



MCL is hosting an INLAND WATERS SHOOT on December 2nd and 3rd

MCL is hosting an INLAND WATERS SHOOT on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 and Sunday December 3rd, 2017.

Both Rifle Ranges will be closed on these dates to prevent interference with the trap shooters. (archery remains open)


We encourage members to help with this weekends event.

We need scorers, kitchen help, and help loading trap machines.

Please consider helping this weekend. Please contact Bob Merla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-329-4188 if you can help.

Wednesday Lunch Shoots

We generally have between 10 and 20 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 7/12/2017:

Today we had chicken and biscuits for $4.


Open club officer position - Field Captain

We still need a Field Captain!

The duties as descibed in the club constitution are:

SECTION 8. The Field Captain is responsible for ordering clay targets, and maintenance and repairs of the traps and fields including the setting of the traps to throw legal targets as defined by the ATA and NSSA.

Please contact Ron if you have an interest.

2017 Raffle

The annual Sportsmans Raffle has been held! Ron is in the process of notifying the winners.

Thanks to everyone who participated.


The prizes are as follows:

  1. Beretta A300 Outlander 12 guage w/26" barrell and walnut stock
  2. Winchester SXPR package in .270Win w/Yortex 3x9 scope
  3. Glock model 19 in 9mm oe $450 cash
  4. 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:

MCL Inc.


Mendon. NY 14506


Members are encouraged to volunteer for selling tickets at the area gun shows. Please contact Ron for more information.

NYSP Handgun Recertification

The NYS Safe Act requires that you must recertify your permit every five years. If you had a
permit when the law passed in January 2013 then you must recertify by January 2018.


Here is the link to the NYSP web site for recertification of your handgun permit. If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013, you are required to complete your recertification before January 31, 2018 . Share with all you know so no one gets jammed up over this silliness. Permit holders will NOT be notified by the NYSP. Permit holders have to remember to do this on their own every 5 years.




A note on Handgun permit recertification- from Yates Co. Ron Spike:

The Sheriff's Office has been advised that the State web site is now operational and re-certification letters have begun to be mailed to licensees across the state.
The new regulations, part of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act hastily  passed in 2013, include deadlines for firearm owners based on the date that they originally were issued their license.
Take note that if one's license was issued before Jan. 15, 2013, the deadline to submit a recertification application is Jan. 31, 2018.
If one's license was issued on, or after Jan. 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued.
There is no extra cost from the state associated with renewing one's pistol permit. However, it appears that Permit holders have to remember to do this every 5 years. Counties do not have any control over the re-certification process and with that said we will help our permit holders in any way we can.
Recertification can be done online by visiting the NYS Police Pistol Permit Recertification website and following the instructions. It can also be done through the mail by filling out the paper form (available online at state police website and then mailing the completed form to New York State Police, Pistol Permit Bureau, Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12226-2252.
 If you have any questions regarding the re-certification process, that you call the New York State Police Pistol Permit Bureau at 1-855-529-4867 or visit their website at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces
This is yet another “Safe Act” provision affecting law-abiding citizens. Criminals and those who unlawfully possess handguns are not concerned with the “Safe Act” nor any re-certification process.  
As your Sheriff if my office can help in any way please don't hesitate to contact me. Additionally I thank you for our past partnerships and the handgun safety training we did in 2016. We look forward to continuing this effort in safety and applicable legal education with SCOPE.
Best wishes,
Sheriff Ron Spike

65 yard range building remodeling

We are starting the process of remodeling the 65 yard range shooting building. The first step is to remove the metal roofing now on the building. Jerry Moroz is leading this project and will be trying to remove the metal roof this coming Saturday. The weather is projected to be good. We would like to find a small number of members who will come and help him. Screw guns with a quarter inch square bit will be needed to remove the screws holding down the metal. Short ladders will be useful. Our plan is to have a new roof structure, and a building enclosed on three sides with windows and a door just like the 100 yard range.

Members may continue to use the range when it is not being worked on.

Please respond to Jerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks Ron

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.

MCL 2017 OD


also available as a pdf: MCL_2017_OD.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.



NRA Membership w/MCL code

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.

Gate Lock Update

The MCL gate lock has malfunctioned and we are now just chaining the gate closed.

Thank you,