Rifle and Pistol Ranges are open from 8:00 am until dusk daily. You must be a member to use ranges. Ranges are closed on special occasions. Please check calendar for dates.
The BCC is a dedicated group of individuals promoting the protection and propagation of fish and game in a safe, sportsman-like and law-abiding manner. We encourage young and old alike to get involved with shooting and outdoor sports through our many safety programs and training in the proper care and use of hunting and fishing equipment. Our hope is to maintain for the use of the community our ranges and reserves for the purpose of developing characteristics of good fellowship, self discipline and self-reliance essential to good sportsmanship, true patriotism and citizenship.
Happy Fall to you all! I hope you have had a great time sharpening your eyes for the final prize of taking some of Wisconsin’s wildlife for your table fare. It was another great trap season again seeing a perfect score hit on the last night. A special shout out to Amy Thoma and Kevin Rosenau, for a job well done. The only thing to improve on is to have you the members get some more teams on board. The Ironman was a great success thanks in part to Steve Beres as well as the numerous members that donated so much of their time to make the event a success.
The pheasant farm was once again a big success even though we had a bit of a setback early. Mark Trampf along with Dave Polzin and Bob Pribnow did a remarkable job once again raising quality game. Make sure when you see them to thank them for their dedication to this project. Also, thank you to the various members that came out and lent a hand with this project. It cannot happen without you. The crew did modify some pens this year and will be doing more after the birds are gone, so there will be more work.
The crew on Tuesday night, with Gary (JD) Ross along with Ken Basel and Mark Belau did a great job as the crew on Tuesdays just keeps getting bigger. If you missed this year, you should not next year, as everyone that shoots the 5-stand comes back for more just like Frito-Lays! Gary and the crew now have all winter to dream up more mind- boggling target combinations.
The ATA season is in the 2018 mode already. As for the 2017 season, we doubled our target output, and hope to keep this on the rise. Mother Nature and other events did not help the National Trapshooting day event, but 13 brave souls from around the area came out and took to the course with some very good scores. We will try to make this a better event next year going forward as well as having a conversation with Mother Nature. As far as what is in store for registered shoots for 2018, I will be monitoring the AIM on-line program so one of our Marathon Shoots fall in place with the event. From information gathered, the zone shoot this year will be at Brown County and by the 2020 season we will host our first zone shoot. Also for those interested in the WTA Homegrounds, Jim (Chops) Grukowski has been working very hard on getting a building on the premises and with the successful summer and donations it appears it will be a reality. The 3rd week in October the crew is looking to have the poles set and the concrete laid prior to the freeze. So the building should be operational prior to the State this year!
But wait, the club is not dead-we have more for our members to keep the winter months exciting. Dave Polzin, along with Greg, Donna, and Lee Ann will be hosting Winter Trap league on Thursdays starting the first week of January, with a couple weeks of warm-up prior to getting into it. Last year we had 70 two-person teams. Let’s see if we can grow that number. So pull your buddy out of that recliner and come down for some good fellowship and refreshments. It sure helps to make the winter move right along.
If cold is not your thing, Dave Polzin and Gene Thom are running the indoor archery league this coming year. Chris, who had run the program in recent years, had too much on his plate and had to relinquish the reins. Chris did a great job setting up the course each week and challenging all. Don’t be surprised if Chris doesn’t stop in to check it out and place one of his signature targets on the field at any time. Dave and Gene have been stewing up their own ideas which should be great as well.
The 2018 Banquet is right around the corner and Don Metzger and crew would like some input into what you would like to see for this year’s banquet. I, along with the whole group is asking for membership help to get out and spread the word about the banquet and help sell tickets for the raffle. Remember, this is one of the biggest fund raisers we have, which helps us to grow the club along with projects to give us more use of the facility. This is your club and you do make a difference! So let’s set the bar high and have one banquet to talk about for years!
In closing, I am very proud of the membership at this club and believe we have one of the best facilities in the state. However, we need to get new blood involved in the club going forward. New ideas will keep this club moving in a forward position. So don’t be afraid and dive in and get involved. Remember, each one of you make a difference. If the entire membership donated just 4 hrs. of their time to the club the results would be incredible. Don’t forget, for the hours you work you can be rewarded with pheasants or shooting cards yearly. So, with that being said, I along with the entire board want to wish you all a safe and joyous hunting season along with a very Happy Holiday season!
See you on the Trap Line,
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Where to Find Us
Our community is located approximately 20 miles from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and situated on both sides of the historic Fox River. Our members are from many parts of Wisconsin as well as a number of other states - and countries!
Please visit the different pages of our website for more information on what our Club is all about and the activities we are involved in.
There will be another banquet meeting on Tuesday, October 24th, at the Berlin Conservation Club. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm.
PLEASE come and help to plan the banquet.
2017 Ironman Recap
Heartfelt thanks to the workers, shooters, and spectators of the 23rd Ironman. The event was a blast despite the persistent heavy showers on Saturday. Guess we were doomed to eventually be rained upon after so many years of great weather! Thanks for sticking it out...you still managed to shoot some great scores during those two flights.
Below is the Winners Sheet. ALL scores can be found here for the Ironman Shoot.
BCC Target Terminators Raffle Winners
Winchester SX3 12ga Semi Auto Shotgun - Rick Laabs
Zeiss 10x42 Binoculars - Bret Sloan
Thursday Night Trap League Winners
If you are one of the above winners, please come to the club and pick up your award.
The Board of Director's Meeting Minutes are now being posted on the website under the About tab, or click HERE to view meeting minutes for this year.
We have listed, with explanations, many of our activities in which you may volunteer. If all +1,600 of you pitch in and volunteer to help with just one thing that is listed, the board members could spend less time themselves making your club successful. Of course, volunteer hours count toward pheasants or shooting cards ... not to mention the feeling of satisfaction for a job well done! Click HERE for more information (last two pages of document).
2017 BCC Annual Banquet
Thank You to everyone that turned out for the 26th Annual BCC Banquet. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all those that assisted and donated, because without you it would not be possible. We hope everyone had a good time and look forward to seeing you all next year. If you would like to be on the banquet committee or make suggestions for next year, please contact Don Metzger.