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! where did the summer go? It is hard to believe we were just talking about the start of the summer league for trap and we are now complete and heading towards the second biggest fund raiser for the club. I hope that your club gave you a lot of opportunities to enjoy the shooting sports this year so far. With the end of the summer league trap season, I would like to send a big Thank You to Amy Thoma along with her side kick Kevin “Gummy” Rosenau for the great job in keeping this year running smoothly. Once again this year, on the last night, we had a team knock off a perfect score. The team of Steven Klika, Jack Werch, Alex Koenen, Dave Prellwitz, and Tyler Hetzel, put on one heck of a clinic not to mention wrapping up the Summer League Championship. Congrats to them and to all the teams for a great year of shooting.
Also wrapping up was the Sporting Clays events as Joe G. set some lofty goals and proceeded to reach them. Hopefully, you all get a chance to thank Joe with his posse of Jerry Reetz and Gary JD Ross, for all the hard work in putting on a top shelf program. Do not put that trap gun or sporting gun away just yet as we still have open shooting on Tuesdays with JD’s famous 5 stand. Also, don't forget that time is getting short to make sure you are scheduled for our Ironman on Labor Day weekend. Steve Beres has had all year to think and I am sure he will not let us down. This is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year and we need a lot of help. We shoot for two days with 3 shifts a day with 10 teams a shift so we need people. Look at your calendar and see if you can give your club at least a couple of hours. I am sure you will have a great time.
Another couple events coming down the pipe is the ASTOP Women’s Day on Sept. 9th, which will have loads of things to do. Applications for the event are at the club or online. A special thanks to Patti Crump in heading this up. Next will be National Trapshooting Day on Oct. 14th. The club will have a Saturday 100 bird shoot in which will have both Registered and Non-Registered target shooters competing. The proceeds from the shoot will help in the funding of the WTA Homegrounds. We have challenged other clubs to join in and do the same so let’s be the leader and load up for a great event. The next day, Oct. 15th, will be the Bergstrom Automotive Make-a-Wish shoot, which will have meat raffles and other fun things besides a 50 bird shoot.
As you can see, BCC is going to be a hopping place still for a couple of months more, not to mention our open shooting on Sundays from 9am till Noon. P.S. remember to thank your Board of Directors as they take time to open the club up for your enjoyment.
ATA members, please do not forget that September starts another calendar year for targets and membership renewal for both the ATA and the WTA. This last year at the State shoot we had some confusion with qualifying targets. A quick reminder that the total for the current year is 500 singles/500 handicap and 300 doubles. If you shoot prior to the current year this year and last must give you a total of 1000 singles/1000 handicap/600 doubles to not be penalized. If you are a Senior Veteran classification there is no target limit as long as you would report shooting as a Senior Veteran. Also. we will have a couple of Big 50’s in September as well as the October 14th shoot for 2018 target count. There is also continuous talk of starting a league or more Registered Shoots in 2018, so watch for further announcements.
Speaking of registered targets, the Berlin Conservation Club had an awesome showing once again with its adult club members and the Target Terminators at the State Shoot at Rome during the week of July 11th - 16th. After taking the hardware from Rome, the Target Terminators with Coaches Beres, Davey, and Rosenau set sites on the AIM Grand in Sparta, Ill. While the competition was tough, the Terminators plowed through with some of the best weather that southern Illinois could provide. Many of the Terminators shot their personal best and some brought home very nice hardware. Keep a watch out for the Berlin paper which will have articles showing what these kids have done this past summer. Berlin Conservation Club was again able to have an athlete perform in the Champion of Champion shoot back at Sparta once more with Blair Tischaefer running up a score of 97/100--Congrats, Blair! And thanks for being the Club's ambassador.
In closing, I want to personally thank all the members that take time out to help with our events, whether at the club or at the pheasant farm. We could not run such a great club without your help. Thank you to the Board of Directors. What a great bunch of unselfish individuals that sacrifice their time for the betterment of the club. For those that want to get involved but are afraid to step up, the water is fine, come and join in. Remember this is your club and we will make it great together!
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.
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).
Ripon FFA Fund Raising Event
Thursday Night Trap League Winners
If you are one of the above winners, please come to the club and pick up your award.
The Ironman is fast approaching on Sept. 2nd and Sept. 3rd and we are in need volunteers. We need help for setup on Sept. 1st. We will need help during the shoot--scorers for stationary stands and sporting clays, trap fillers, bartenders, raffle assistance, sign up help, and scoring verification.
Please contact Gary Witzke @ 920-204-1329 or email@example.com.
2017 Ironman Shoot
125 x 125 Squad
Congratulation to the squad from Plaza Bowl on shooting a perfect score of 125.
Members of the squad are Steven Klika, Jack Werch, Alex Konen, Dave Prellwitz, and Tyler Hetzel.
High School Trap Letter Recipients
Congratulations to the above pictured Berlin High School students who have earned a "B" letter for trap shooting. Pictured from left to right is Mason Luker, Steven Klika, Jackson Davey, Sam Rucks, and Trent Weiss. Missing from the photo is Dennis Bogutske, Andrew Fritz, and Derek Ross.