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 Berlin Conservation Club is looking to purchase two used 500 gallon LP tanks that are in good condition. Please call Dave Polzin at 920-573-
2760 if interested in selling.****
2760 if interested in selling.****
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.
Hello all. As I write this publication and look outside at the beautiful weather that mother nature has conjured up, I cannot help but think that we will soon be a quarter of the way through the year. With the 26th annual banquet just freshly behind us, I wish to thank all of you that supported this banquet. Special thanks to the directors, members, along with the Target Terminators, that put aside a beautiful day to make a memorable day for all. For those that missed the banquet, you must place it on your 2018 calendar. The banquet, you must remember, is one of our biggest fundraisers which allows the board to continue to keep your club as one of the best in the state. As for the winter trap and the indoor archery league, we are approaching the halfway mark. This means that we will be talking about the Thoma/Willison Memorial Spring Shoot along with the spring Polish Shoot. Youth shooting through the CWYTL is starting to gear up for the start of their league. Those that are interested, contact Amy Thoma. Enrollment starts the end of February. The KMTC high school season kicks off the middle of March with Coach Roeder and Coach Davey heading up this year’s squad. Finally, the start of the spring Hunters Education program will be starting up as well. As you can see, the club will be starting to really hop in the upcoming weeks. With all of this activity there is a need for additional help. With the extended shooting dates of Tuesday nights and the upcoming ATA Big 50 and Marathon Shoots, also do not to forget the 5 stand, I once again request to our members for help in keeping this club moving forward. This club will be only as good as you want it, as your directors cannot do it all by themselves. Please take some time to donate to the club as this time & you will be rewarded by either pheasants or shooting cards in October. In closing, I hope you all have a fantastic spring and look forward to seeing you on the range. For those who Turkey hunt, the distant gobbles will start to grow as we head into what I believe will be a great season as well. Good luck and be safe.
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!
Berlin Conservation Club Spring Hunters Ed Class
The Berlin Conservation Club will be holding a Hunter Safety class beginning with a Registration night on Monday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the Berlin Conservation Club. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The cost is $10.00 per student.
All WI Recreational Safety Students are required to obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number to enroll in any Recreational Safety Class. You can obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number online by following the instructions below or by calling WI DNR Customer Service at 1-888-936-7463 between 7 AM – 10 PM.
1. Go to the DNR internet website: https://gowild.wi.gov/
2. From the Safety Education Window select “Browse Upcoming Classes”
3. Select “Hunter” from the course type drop down
4. Select “Green Lake” from the county drop down
5. Type “Berlin” in the City
6. Select “Wisconsin” from the State drop down
7. Type “54923” in the Zip Code
8. Select Search
9. The BCC class will be displayed
10. Select the icon in the actions column
11. You will be directed to either login with your existing DNR credentials or have the ability to create a new account to register.
The class is limited to the first 40 students to enroll. The $10.00 payment is required the first night of class. A parent or guardian is required to attend the registration night, and welcomed to observe any classes. If you have any questions please contact Shelly Clark at 920-361-1505.
Raffle Prize Winners
Remington Model 700 CDL270 - Bruce Deibert of Princeton
Marlin Model 1895GBL 45-70 - Barry Mastricola (Country Inn) of Berlin
Remington Model SPS 30-06 - Gary Krahn of Green Lake
Savage Arms Model 11 Scout 308 Win - David Wojciechowski of Omro
10 Pt Turbo GT ACUdraw 50 Crossbow Package - Jeremie VandeBrink of Ripon
Ruger SP101DBL Action Centerfire Revolver Model 5771 – Terry Walton of Fox Lake
Ruger Vaquero Model 5104 - Jared Lareyendecker of Berlin
Ruger American Bolt Action 243 - Bruce Deibert of Princeton
Beretta A300 Outlander Real Tree Max-5 – Phil Day of Oshkosh
Remington 11-87 Sportsman’s Field 12 Gauge - Barry Mastricola (Country Inn) of Berlin
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.
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.