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. The City of Berlin compost pit will be closed on all sporting clays events, Shoot'n for a Reason, and the Iron Man. Please check the BCC calendar for these 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.
It appears that the groundhog and Mother nature have had a direct disagreement in how the end of winter will play out. Seeing that we have had a return to old fashion Wisconsin winters, let’s not forget that trapshooting has no season. A special thanks to all those teams who have signed up to enjoy the Wisconsin environment. Also, a big thank you to our ground crews and cleaning crews along with the contractors that keep our facility open and ready for business.
What’s big for this year? We have plenty and we will need your help. As of this publication, the 2019 banquet will have been completed. Hopefully, you attended the event as this is one of our main fundraisers to keep your club as one of the top clubs in the state. While summer is not fully on our mind yet, we need to get volunteers for the ATA Northeast Zone Shoot which will start on May 31 and go through June 2nd. We will need scorers, trap tenders, clerical, bartenders, etc. Please contact me to sign up for this event. We will have a lot of people from outside the area at this event and we want to give them a great impression of our club. This will not be the clubs only need for help as Joe Gozinski will need people to assist with the sporting clays program which starts in May as well. Joe has done a great job in running this program as we start to push towards the 100 plus shooter involvement. Although we have not hit summer keep in mind our second largest fund raiser, the Iron Man, needs at least 65 volunteers to operate smoothly. Please plan on dedicating some time to your club this year. Remember, you can fill out a work card for either pheasants in the fall or shooting cards the equivalent value of the birds.
This year has been a year of change at the club with a face lift. A big thanks goes out to Jerry Reetz, Dave Polzin, Steve Beres, Don Konen, Gene Thom for all the extra hours put in to complete putting the club back in functional order before the Winter Trap Season. Also, if you have noticed Jerry and Dave stayed in the renovation mood and have cleaned up the back-banquet hall with fresh paint for now and hopefully more changes down the road. Once the snow has gone, we will need help in getting the grounds back in shape as well.
As this publication comes out in March the membership meeting will be right around the corner with the second Monday in March. We have three of our board members that are up for re-election and all feel that some fresh blood would be good for the club. If you would like to be involved in the decision making of your club contact either Amy Thoma or Gene Thom. Also, please as a member try to attend this meeting as this is your club and your voice is needed. Remember, the only issues that are not solved are ones that are not communicated.
In closing, I want to thank the board for all their hard work and dedication this past year. We have made great strides in giving our members a club they can be proud of. My goal was to make BCC a trend setter that all other clubs measure by. We are well on our way thanks to all of you and your support. Let’s keep the ball rolling to keep this club a gem for generations to come- Thank You and see you on the line.
Gary Witzke – President
The Board of Director's Meeting Minutes and BCC Foundation 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).
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.
Aerial Photos of Berlin Conservation Club, 5-Stand, and Pheasant Farm
2019 BCC Annual Banquet
New BCC Director / Re-Election's / Steve Beres
The Berlin Conservation Club would like to congratulate Ron Moderow on his selection as new BCC Director. Congratulations also go out to Mark Belau and Gary Witzke on their re-election to a BCC Board position.
The BCC Board also would like to give a big "THANK YOU!" to Steve Beres on his countless years of serving on the BCC Board. Steve decided to step down this year from the board after many years of serving the club. Steve will still be seen around the club as he is still our "Iron Man" coordinator.
THANK YOU, MR. BERES!!
Congratulations to Sportsperson of the Year and Lifetime Member
Important Recall Information: Winchester Ammo
Please click here for important recall on Winchester ammo.
ATTENTION YOUTH SHOOTERS:
The Central Wisconsin Youth Trap League (CWYTL) has begun, but did you know you can still register up to Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at the Berlin Conservation Club. CWYTL is an 8-week league held on Saturday mornings. Any youth aged child, through 12th grade, who have successfully completed a hunter’s education course may participate. First-time shooters welcome! For more information, please visit http://www.berlincc.org/central-wisconsin-youth-trap-league.html or contact Amy Thoma at 920-229-5288.
Kettle Moraine Trapshooting Conference
Registration/information meeting for KMTC will be held on Tuesday, March 12th, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at BCC clubhouse. Click here for a registration form, conference schedule, and club information.
Please contact Terri Otto with any questions at 920-570-1723.
Berlin Target Terminators Signup
The Berlin Target Terminators will have a sign-up day at the club on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, between the hours of 12:30pm and 1:30pm. If you wish to sign-up but cannot make this date, or want to know more about the group, please call Gary Witzke at 920-204-1329. Click here for the Terminator page.
2019 BCC Banquet 10 Gun Tickets Winners
- Tikka T3X 270 Stainless Laminated – Phillip Horejs
- Taurus 627 “357” Revolver- Dennis Nowak
- Venture Predator 308 Win – Snow Camo – Joann Kroes
- Kimber SSII 45 Cal Revolver- Dave Holz
- Ten Point Titan RCX Crossbow – Troy Hahn
- Henry Lever Action 45-70- Andy Barthels
- Franchi Affinity 12 ga – Laura Tyson
- Venture 270 Win SS Synthetic – Michael Feidt
- Browning X-Bolt 270 Bolt Action –Wood – Marty Witczak
- Venture 22-250 SS Synthetic – Spencer Tyson
Hunter's Education Signup
***The class is full for this session. The next scheduled class will be in August.***
The Berlin Conservation Club will be offering a Hunter's Education Class starting on Wednesday, April 10, and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays, through May 1, with range day on Saturday, April 27th. All students must register for the class by signing up through the DNR Go Wild website. Class size is limited and available on a first come first-serve basis. The cost of the class is $10.00, payable the first night of the class.
To sign up for the class:
1. Go to https://gowild.wi.gov
2. Under Safety Education select “Browse upcoming classes”
3. Select “Hunter” from the Course Type drop down
4. Select “Green Lake” from the County drop down
5. Select the Search button
6. Select “Enroll”
7. Follow the instructions on the following screens. If the student doesn’t have a Customer ID number you will need to create a new account.
If you have questions, please contact Mike Thorson by email at email@example.com, or Shelly Clark by calling 920-361-1505.
Wood Duck Houses
The club is once again selling wood duck houses. If you are interested in purchasing some, they are $10.00 each and can be purchased at the club on Sundays during open shooting from 9:00am until noon.
The Ironman winner's sheet can be accessed here. We'd like to thank everyone for shooting the Ironman-and for everyone who worked so hard to make this event a success, including volunteers and sponsors. We almost lucked out and had a dry weekend, but for the final squad on the final day (whom really got drenched!). Congrats go to all the winners, including Brian Marotz, who took home his third consecutive Top Gun award. We look forward to seeing you all next year for our 25th Ironman Shoot!
Thank You to everyone that turned out for the 28th 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.
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