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 New Year to all our BCC Members and families. I hope this finds all of you in good health and ready to take on another year of developing our club into a must shoot at facility!
In retrospect, 2016 was a fast moving year with the purchase of the land parcel, the new sound system- (which will continue to grow), and the development of a new following with the five stand and the new flurry shoots. A lot of modifications were done to the grounds as well, not to mention the outhouse rebuild project which is forging ahead thanks to Dave Polzin, Steve Beres, Don Metzger and Jerry Reetz. Your board worked very hard this year to make the club a perfect family venue.
2017 should continue our mission as we start off with both Winter Trap League and Winter Archery Leagues. Don’t forget to order your banquet tickets as the committee is really looking to put a little bang back into this event. Please make a point to attend this event as it is a great night of friends getting together to have fun while helping build our club’s legacy. I ask each one of you to invite one person who has never attended this banquet to show up. Remember this is your club and this is our biggest fundraiser to help us to continue to improve our facility.
In closing, I look forward to another great year at the club and look forward to your involvement. Thanks for all you have done in the past and what we can achieve in the future.
See you on the Range,
Gary Witzke- President
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.
Please watch for the November/December newsletter mailing soon (or click HERE to see it on the website). ALL current members will be mailed a newsletter, with emails resuming the following newsletter (if requested).
Inside this newsletter you will find a listing, with explanations, for 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 on the insert, the board members could spend less time themselves making your club successful. And, of course, volunteer hours count toward next year's pheasants or shooting cards. Not to mention the feeling of satisfaction for a job well done!
Calling All Youth Trap Shooters
The Central Wisconsin Youth Trap League will begin with registration/practice on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, March 4, at 9 a.m. at the Berlin Conservation Club. This is an eight-week league and is open to youths through 12th grade who have successfully completed a Hunter’s Education Program.
Any youths from the surrounding communities may participate in the CWYTL. We have had shooters who are students in the following school districts: Adams-Friendship, Berlin, Green Lake, Montello, Omro, Oshkosh, Princeton, Ripon, Wautoma, Westfield and Winneconne. All shooters must be enrolled in school, attending on a regular basis and be compliant with their school's code of conduct and academic requirements. We are looking to see the CWYTL continue to grow and encourage youths to participate even if they have never shot trap before.
Coaches will be available to work with any shooter on an individual basis. For more information, and to complete the registration/waiver form, visit the BCC website at http://www.berlincc.org/central-wisconsin-youth-trap-league… or contact Amy Thoma at 920-229-5288.
A special presentation on walleyes will be given by DNR fisheries biologist Adam Nickel at the Berlin Conservation Club during the Membership Meeting on March 13th at 7:00PM. The Fox River is part of the Winnebago System. The presentation will include the status of the Winnebago system walleye fishery, trawler results, walleye reward study, possibly raising/stocking sauger in the Fox River, and opinions on possible regulation changes. The presentation and question period should be less than one hour long.
Winter Archery League
NOTE: There have been changes to the Winter Archery League and schedule!!
PRACTICE: Practice for the Winter Archery League will be available on the first three Sundays of December during open shooting times, 9-noon.
LEAGUE: The first scoring week of the league will be January 4th. The league will be 12 weeks long this year. March 22nd is the last scoring week, and March 29th will be Fun Night. Winter archery rules will be posted on the website by December 1st. We have spots available for new teams, which are comprised of 3 to 5 members, with the top three scores counting. Get your teams organized now and come and join the fun! If you have any questions, contact Chris Kasuboski at 920-858-2414.
Winter Trap League
Don't let your trap guns sit idle too long! Winter Trap League shooting starts the 19th of January, with the first two Thursdays of January practice (the 5th and 12th). Winter Trap League teams are comprised of two members. This is a 12-week league, and you cannot fall more than three weeks behind unless the club is closed due to the weather.
Please sign up during the practice weeks. It is a pre-pay league. Contact Dave Polzin with questions at 920-573-2760, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Wish Results
A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in the Make a Wish Shoot!! Results can be found HERE.
Hunter's Education - Pheasant Hunt
The fall Hunter's Ed class participated in a pheasant hunt on October 22nd. Thanks to the Schroeder Farm for hosting this event, the Board Directors who picked the birds up from the DNR in Poynette, the guides and dogs for providing a wonderful learning experience and especially the youth whom participated. Some were successful in taking a bird while others hopefully enjoyed the experience!
The Target Terminators wrapped up their season with a bust-up party recently, where they celebrated their many accomplishments. Four young men were honored for their epic year--Blair Tischaefer, Trent Weiss, Alex Konen, and Jackson Davey. Alex Konen shot his first 200 straight at the AIM Nationals held in Sparta. The other three young men each shot their first 100 straight in ATA competition this summer.
There were many individual AND team accomplishments by these fine young shooters, and we'll share more of those stories this upcoming winter.
Congratulations to the members of the Target Terminators (and the CWYTL) for representing our club so well. All members should be very proud of how well the youth represent the Berlin Conservation Club.
Target Terminators Raffle Winners
We could not have asked for better weather for the 22nd Annual Ironman Shoot! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who came to shoot and to all who volunteered their precious time to make this the wonderful event it has become. We truly could not do it without all of you!!
Individual scores and results can be found HERE.