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Tom Miller, Sporting Clays Chairman
Gates open at 8 AM
Start time 9 AM sharp; shotgun start
Hendrick Hudson offers a 13 Station Sporting Clays Course. The course is 100 targets in duration but 50 targets can also be shot.
Since its inception, by the late Ernie Sherman, Hendrick Hudson has maintained a high level of quality and challenge in the scenic setting that the Town of Poestenskill offers. The course starts out at the sporting clays building located on the road to the rifle range. This small building offers warmth in the winter from the wood stove and shelter from the rain in summer as the shooters huddle under the shed roof. When the weather is perfect, the building is an oasis for conversation and renewing of friendships, not to mention the weekly joke of the day from Bill Rohrer. The squads leave the parking lot and walk (you can use your Clays Car if you wish) to stations 1, 2 and 3 that are grouped together in a wooded clearing. From there the squad moves to “the field” for stations 4, 5, and 6. The field is an open pasture that has the shooting stations located on the top of a ridge that transverses the pasture. This location gives the target setter an opportunity for long crossers and high incoming targets from the adjacent wooded hillside. After leaving the field the squad will make its way past the rifle range to “the woods”. Stations 7 thru 10 are located in the pine tree forest. The shooter must either shoot through the trees or among the trees to score hits on these stations. Leaving the woods takes the squad past the club’s pond where wildlife has taken haven. Ducks and geese can often be seen relaxing on the water while numerous turtles sunbathe on a fallen log that is half covered by the pond water. The path from the pond will take the squad to “the road” for the final 3 stations. Battue, outgoing and crossing stations and you are done. Nine tenth of a mile, 13 stations, 100 targets, in about two and a one half hours. You and your family or friends have spent a relaxing, fun and challenging time together enjoying each others company. Start at 9 am done by 11:30 am, or start after breakfast at your favorite diner and end in time to mow the lawn. Come join us on Sunday morning, it's a blast!
Indoor Pistol season
Starts first week of October
$5.00 per half hour.
Centerfire Precision (Bullseye) League
Fall League – Thursdays in Oct. thru Nov last Thursday before Thanksgiving
6 Weeks – $50
Center fire only
First String 5:30 pm
Second String 6:15pm
Third String 7:00pm
Fall & Spring leagues require pre-registration.
Please contact Tom with your preferred time slot.
8 slots per string/3 Strings. HHFG members have first refusal.
Does not require indoor range certification.
Contact Tom Daley, cell518-410-7890
RSOs: Signup sheet is down stairs, this is a good way to get your hours.
Note: You MUST be qualified to shoot in the indoor range. You may complete the qualification process on Sunday mornings.
Note: If you qualify with a rim fire that is the only pistol you can shoot indoors. If you qualify with a center fire pistol you will be able to shoot both rim and center fire.
Only use .22 to .45 caliber pistols, No mags.
Outdoor RangeLink To Pistol Activities:
Summer and winter archery league is on Tuesday nights starting second week in January at 6:00 PM. Distances will be from 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards. $3 fee per session.
The indoor range has 6 stations with shooting distances of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 27 yards. There is the opportunity to shoot at paper and 4 3-D targets. The outdoor range is comprised of 17 stations with 3-D targets ranging from distances of 10 to 30 yards. The 3-D targets are of various animals including deer, bear, hog, raccoon, turkey and others. Where applicable, there is a 15 yard marker to assist the inexperienced archer. The primary goal is to have a fun and safe experience, improve shooting skills, and participate with other members.
There is a summer and a winter league. The summer league meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM. If it is raining, shooting will be indoors. It is recommended to use some form of protection for ticks. The winter league is also on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM. To help offset the cost of the targets and maintenance of the ranges, there is a $3 fee per shooting night.
ARCHERY RANGE RULES
Dave McNiff, Skeet / Trap Chairman
Sundays and Wednesdays
Gates open at 8 AM
Operating 9 AM through 12:30 PM
Three american skeet fields (NSSA affiliate)
One ATA trap dedicated field (ATA affiliate)
One international skeet field
One international style trap field (not bunker)
One 5 Stand Course
Since the inception of Hendrick Hudson Fish and Game, shotgun sports have been the corner stone of club activity. Since 1928 the sport of Amateur Trap has been shot at the club. Trap first started as a manual release hooked to a cable to release the bird. Earliest birds were glass balls that were launched for the shooter to hit with their shotgun shots. Over time the target evolved to be a clay pigeon. Trap machines turned to electricity for their power source and wireless transmitters to release the target.
Fast forward to today where a spectacular view is the backdrop for skeet, trap and five stand. Through the efforts of volunteering club members of years past, the shooting fields have hosted many tournaments such as the Empire Games and Police Olympics. The club has overlapping fields that support both skeet and trap with one field dedicated to ATA trap another field dedicated to International Trap (one machine, no bunker) and lastly a skeet/trap field that includes a 5-stand layout offering a variety of targets from incomer, outgoing, overhead, and rabbit.
Because of where these fields are located, the participants enjoy the added benefit of a covered pavilion, heated and air-conditioned club house with all the amenities necessary for an enjoyable day.
Hendrick Hudson Fish and Game Club is proud to offer public access for these events, plus the club continues to operate year-round with the Wednesday and Sunday schedule.
Members are always available to introduce “new to the sport” persons guidance and advise. Hunters wishing for some preseason practice will find skeet an excellent way to tune their hand eye coordination for those fast-flying fall birds.
Join us on Sunday or Wednesday mornings.
Competitive Shooting Information:
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