Bear on Club Grounds
On Monday, 18-Aug’14 we received a report that some styrofoam archery targets had been found ripped up on the east 3D course. We suspect that it is the work of a black bear. There have been numerous reports of bears in Westford. If you encounter a bear, do not approach it, and keep any dogs under control.
Use of Sporting Clays Range
Targets and throwers on the sporting clays ranges behind the pistol and rifle ranges are not for individual use. The sporting clays range is only to be used during shoots organized by the Sporting Clays committee. If you want to try or learn sporting clays, please contact Ken Hill, sporting clays chair. For clay target practice, a spring thrower is permanently mounted at the trap field. No hand throwers are allowed at WSC. If you want to practice and use a clay thrower with more “umfh”, then please speak to either Ken Hill or Tom Sirois, trap chair.
2013 Work Assessments
If you didn’t accomplish your 2013 work assessment and did not pay the work assessment fee with your 2014 renewal (you know who you are) you have until the end of 2014 to pay that 2013 work assessment fee — otherwise, you will not be considered a member in good standing. Please contact either Dennis Morin, Mark Annese or Mike Onesty if you have questions.
Open House, 2014
The open house was a great success this year.
The club hosted the public from 1:00PM-4:00PM on Saturday, October 4th, with lots of fun things for visitors to see and do:
- Wild animals: Wolf, Birds of prey, Reptiles, Upland game birds
- Law enforcement: SWAT, Police K-9
K-9 demo at 1:30PM and 3:30PM
- Shooting: Rifle, Pistol, Trap (shotgun)
Watch demonstrations *and* try with a certified coach
Trap demos at 1:15PM, 2:15PM, 3:15PM
- Fishing: Fly fishing, Spin casting
- Archery games
- Pumpkin decorating
- Hot dogs
- Hot and cold beverages
- Marshmallow roasting
We hope your friends and neighbors attended.
Please EMail us with any comments or stories.
Apple Blossom Parade
Thanks to members Denny Valentine, Ken and Judy Proulx, and Tony Losurdo! This years WSC Apple Blossom parade float won first prize in the Best of Float Division! Thank you for stepping up and continuing the long standing tradition of WSC participating in the parade.
– Mark Annese, President
ATA Marathon Trap Shoot – Saturday, May 3rd
33rd Annual Childrens Fishing Derby – Saturday, April 26th
The rain on Satuday morning, April 26th, didn’t stop the hardy from turning out for the fishing derby. Thanks to all who helped put on this incredible important event for our community and our club. Many thanks to all our sponsors!
WSC family archery event – Saturday, January 25th
For everyone who’s expressed interest in 3D archery, this should be a great way to start. We plan to arrange 3-5 shooting locations between the tower range and the archery range. If you have not tried the sport before, please come and learn! If you have experience, come and enjoy a fun day of archery. For more info please see the details on our archery page. You must sign up beforehand so that we have the right amount of equipment.
Forestry Walk, January 4th
About 20 guests showed up in sub-freezing weather to walk the perimeter of the grounds for over four hours. Reports back from the trip are all positive, and everyone had a great time.
Event leaders: Norman & Bobby Silva