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.
Wow, we are half way through the year already! The summer league for trap is just about to the half way point. The Westfield Grand and the Wisconsin State Shoot in Rome are fast approaching. More importantly the work schedule will start being complied for the Iron Man event during Labor Day Weekend which will need all hands-on deck.
Speaking of the Iron Man Shoot Donna Polzin has graciously accepted the job of setting the work schedule for the Labor Day Weekend Event, as I will be delivering my daughter to her first year at UW Stout. This event is the biggest event we do as a fund raiser for the club and will need a lot of support during this event whether loading traps, scoring, or working the desk as well as many other tasks. If you can help, please contact Donna at email@example.com.
With the Thursday night trapshooting well on pace a huge thank you should go out to both Amy Thoma and Kevin Rosenau for running an efficient program once again. We are sporting 65 teams this year which is up and a look at the scores this should be a competitive season.
Although the most attention is placed on Thursday, the Tuesday night open shooting is again gaining momentum. With 5-stand being directed by Gary Ross once again all can assure a great time with challenging targets. Also, for the month of June we are hosting Big 50’s every Tuesday night which are set to help ATA registered shooters gain their bird totals prior to state and nationals at a comfortable cost. So far this year the club has thrown approximately 9000 targets with 3 weeks to go.
Speaking of the ATA the NE and SE Zones are complete with great representation from the kids and members of the BCC, from what is known so far, the field of awards is well represented by BCC shooters as well. Some that I know of currently are Tyler Thoma runner up Singles Champ, Alex Konen Doubles Class Champion. Runner up, Jeff Tischaefer, also in shoot offs currently was Blair Tischaefer and Blane Davey. With more going on I want to congratulate you all on a great performance. More than once I was approached by various shooters at both zone shoots and complimented by the great participation and sportsmanship of our shooters.
Closer to home Joe Gozinski has really been heating up the sporting clays events with the last one hosting 100 shooters. Great job to all those that attended and remember you need 2 of the 3 to qualify for the additional lewis class pot in August. Next event will be on July 1, so see you there!
Hopefully you have all noticed the club house changes to the bar room area with the new counter top and step to the bar area. Coming soon will be the A/C unit and heating unit for the main bar. A big shout out to Steve Beres, Dave Polzin, Gene Thom, Jerry Reetz and Ken Basel for all their hard work.
As you read this correspondence the Shooting 4 a Reason will have been completed. I hope you all support this event in anyway you can as this goes to help your local community. This years was to support the law enforcement K-9 program. Special thanks go out to Shelly Clark and her gang as they dedicate a lot of time in putting on a first-rate program for the community.
The pheasants are now on the farm and work has been ongoing, there will be many more hours that will need support in the days ahead to help with the birds as they get older. Remember your hours give you either pheasants for the season or shooting cards for the hours you put in on the farm or at the club. Please remember to fill out your work card, once filled out please designate what you want and in October you will either pick up your birds or shooting cards. This is a small token of thanks for the help you do to make this a great facility.
In closing I strongly request that you all look at your schedules and set aside a few hours to give back to a great organization. Your help is always needed, and a few can not do it all. Remember this is all your club and you can help make it as great as you want. Look forward to seeing you out 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).
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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.
Shoot'n for a Reason
Looking for the results for Shoot'n for a Reason, then just click here.
Hunter's Education Class Coming Up
There will be a hunter's education class coming up in August 2018. Remember to signup via the DNR website about a month before the class begins. Click here for more information.
Sporting Clays Schedule for 2108
The Berlin Conservation Club is looking for volunteers for the sporting clays events. We need markers and pullers the day of the event along with people willing to help with tear down. Remember your hours go to shooting cards or pheasants!
Pheasant Farm Work Days
Work day has been scheduled for putting blinders on the pheasants. Please meet at the pheasant farm on Dakota St. at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, July 24th.
If you would like to go out at other times besides the scheduled work dates, just contact either Mark Trampf or Dave Polzin.
They will meet you out there to show you what needs to be completed.
Trapper's Education Course
Mark your calendars....
A Trapper's Education Course will be held on Monday, July 9th and July 16th, 2018, at the Berlin Conservation Club from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. The class will finish with a Field Day on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, from 8:00am until done.
Any questions about course or registration, please call Bob Pribnow at 920-290-5035.
2018 BCC Annual Banquet
Thank You to everyone that turned out for the 27th 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.