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.
2016 Membership Renewals
Please download and print this years renewal form. After filling it out, please mail it in or drop it off at a monthly meeting.
In the past year we have opened the 100 rifle range. Also, we have installed two new trap machines that allow shooting of regular trap, wobble trap, doubles and doubles wobble.
The proceeds from our MCL raffle during Winter/Spring 2016 will be used to purchase new skeet machines.
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
Election of 2016 Officers and Directors
The slate was voted in as presented below without additional nominations.
I will be updating the site to reflect that soon.
We we be holding our annual election of club officers and directors at this months members meeting.
Wednesday, November 4 2015 at 7:30pm.
Below is the listing of current nominations. Additional nominations will be accepted at the meeting prior to the vote.
This list has been posted in the club house for the past month.
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.
100 Yard Rifle Range will open for member use at 10AM Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Mendon Conservation League
September 15, 2015
100 Yard Rifle Range
I am pleased to announce that the Mendon Conservation League 100 Yard Rifle Range will open for member use at 10AM Sunday, September 20, 2015.
The Mendon Conservation League Board of Directors passed the following rule and asked me to warn members.
Anyone caught shooting at the safety wall, protective wood around the wall openings or any other inappropriate targets will be dismissed from Mendon Conservation League. If a member's guest does so, the member will be dismissed.
The Range use rules are posted at the range and all users are expected to comply.
Ron Stappenbeck, President MCL
3-D Archery Shoot Mendon Conservation League September 19, 2015
Mendon Conservation League
September 19, 2015
Sign up: 8:00am / Shotgun Start: 9:00am
• The shoot format will consist of 30 targets; maximum range of 45yards
• There will be ten stations that will accommodate up to 5 shooters (3 targets)
• All shooters will have 4 minutes to shoot, 4 minutes to score and 2 minutes to transfer to the next station. All time will be managed by the Range Captain
• Additional information will be provided the day of the shoot
It was a great shoot! Pics below.
Please contact Steven Schmidt for reservation and payment
( Paypal or Credit card accepted)
Targets provided by: Traditions Archery, Henrietta NY
Directions and information available at mendonconservation.org
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.
MCL 2015 Officers and Directors
also available as a pdf: MCL_Officers_Directors_Listing_2015.pdf