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.


MCL June members meeting canceled (Coronavirus)

Mendon Conservation League’s June club meeting is canceled.

Additionally, per the MCL Constitution, the July meeting will not be held (ARTICLE VI. SECTION 1. The regular meeting of the club is held on the first Wednesday of each month excluding the month of July, when there will not be a regular meeting.) 

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
We are continuing the current closure of the club house until further notice.

The last three Inland Waters League Shoots for this spring have been canceled.  The league is planning on starting the next Inland Waters Shooting season in September 2020.

Ron Stappenbeck

Trap and skeet shooting Open

The Board of Director’s has agreed to implementing a process to allow trap and skeet shooting for members only. Guests are not permitted.

This is not an open free for all approach, but rather a controlled approach that we believe will reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19.

Members may apply to me(Ron Stappenbeck - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by email for the right to open a trap or skeet field. I will send applicants an email with terms of an agreement that you must commit to in order to gain access to open trap and skeet fields.

If you typically shoot with a group one person in that group should apply.

We expect all shooters to maintain safe distance from each other and when not maintaining at least six feet distance you should wear a mask.

The club house will remain locked. An outdoor toilet has been provided for member use.

Ron Stappenbeck, President MCL

MCL Cleanup day April 25, 2020 CANCELLED

MCL is cancelling the one day work function that was scheduled on April 25, 2020.  We believe it is not safe at this time to have a gathering of that sort.  We hope that some members might be interested in getting out to help with these tasks spread out over the next few weeks.

MCL Partial Closing Due to COVID-19 virus EFFECTIVE 3/25/2020

MCL Partial Closing Due to COVID-19 virus EFFECTIVE 3/25/2020

The Board of Director’s of the Mendon Conservation League has decided to partially close the MCL facility to reduce the possibility of the spread of this COVID-19 virus through MCL facilities.

This partial closing will be effective Wednesday 3/25/2020.

We are locking the club house, skeet and Trap ranges to prevent their use. Those facilities have lots of places that you must touch/ handle in order to use them. Thus the likelihood of passing this virus through those locations is significantly increased. The codes on the doors for the MCL club house and closet will be changed and we will not be sharing the new codes with our members.

During this partial shutdown guests will not be welcome at MCL in any of our facilities.

The rifle and pistol ranges will remain open. However, we caution anyone who chooses to use the rifle and pistol ranges that they should bring antiseptic spray or wipes to clean any surfaces that they will touch during their presence. Please leave the doors on the rifle/pistol ranges roped open. That way no one needs to handle the door knobs.

Notice that we have secured the chains on the gate. Please leave them that way so you do not need to handle the chains to open the gate. Just pull the gate closed and do not attach the chains to it.

The Board of Director’s will continue to monitor the local situation and use that to make a decision whether to modify this policy.

Ron Stappenbeck, President MCL on
behalf of the Board of Director’s

65 yard range metal shooting stand

A few weeks ago we found one of the white metal stands that we placed in the 65 yard range had holes shot in it. It was meant to be used with 1” x 2”s to hold up targets not to be a target. It was found stuck in the bank at the back of the 65 yard range. It appears someone used it to prop up a target and in the process shot holes in the stand.

Those stands are not meant to be targets and we do not appreciate someone shooting holes in the stands. Destroying club property is not acceptable!

Please think a little before you do something like that. Access the possible negative affect of your actions before, not after!

Thank you

Ron Stappenbeck

2020 MCL Officer & Director Elections

Below are the current nominations. The membership will vote at the Nov 6 meeting.
There will be an opportunity for additional nominations prior to the vote.
The Board members start their terms on December 1 each year.  The officers start their terms on January 1 each year.
This set of Directors' serve 12/19 to 11/22.
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 Dave Keebler Continue
Quartermaster Mark Kempski Continue
Field Captain Gene Caccamise  Continue
Competitive Shooting open
Officer of Sportsman Ed. Dick Gatto Continue
Officer of Grounds Bob Howland Continue
Officer of the House Dave Kester Continue
Director (3) Tom Conroy Continue
Mike Buggie Continue
Jim McRae Continue
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.   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 2019 General Business Meeting on November  6, 2019.
Bob Merla - Chair
Cell 585-329-4188


MCL 65 Yard Range Update

65 Yard Range Update 7/3/19

Our goal is to raise the level of the range all the way back to the hill and to increase the
height of the west side berm. That will take a lot of dirt and significant time. The end
result will be worth the effort and the short term inconvenience to shooters. Please be patient.

During this process we do not plan to open the 100 yard range to short range shooting. We
expect members to follow the current 100 yard range rules.

We are reopening the 65 yard range with the following stipulations.

  • We expect the range will be closed again when we receive more deliveries of dirt. I will provide updates via email and closed signs will be posted during times when work is occurring on the range.

  • The range will be open to short range shooting only. Any targets should be placed on the level where the new dirt exists. Targets should be at a height that bullets travel straight back to the back hill of the range. Bullets paths should not be elevated or bouncing off the new dirt level.

  • With the raised level of the range the hill that is the backstop will not be as high above the range level as it has been. Therefore extra care is necessary to be sure you are not shooting over the backstop hill.

  • Do not go over the bank created by the new dirt. Anyone going over the bank may not be visible to other shooters. Also the bank is unstable.

  • All shooting should be straight back toward the hill at the back of the range. Shooting at an angle across the range is not allowed.

We will appreciate your patience and support as we work to improve the 65 yard range.

Ron Stappenbeck, President MCL


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.


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.