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.
As you read this letter hopefully you have had a great winter as well as a good start to the spring season. I want to take this time to welcome Steve Klika and Ken Basel to the board of directors. Your officers will remain the same for the upcoming year. Please feel free to reach out to any of the directors with any issues you have regarding your club.
Remember that Tuesday night open shooting will be in full force with 5 Stand in the Woods being run by JD Ross. Also starting on May 21, will be the kick off of the ATA registered bird season, this first event will be a marathon shoot. Remember to get your target counts prior to the State Shoot. We will have six big 50’s scheduled every Tuesday starting the 23rd of May.
The CWYTL kids are over half way done with their season and the Terminators are starting to warm up. If you have time stop out and watch the future of our club and watch how they master the sport. You may have noticed the kids are hustling tickets as well as certain raffle items not to mention the Meat Raffles which will be coming back. Please help support their cause as they work to support themselves.
I can’t believe that we are already getting ready for the start of the Summer League. Make sure you get you team together and sign up and let’s make this a great year. We want to say a special thank you to Dave Polzin and crew for a great winter league. If you missed it, you better make plans to get a buddy and sign up for next winter.
Please pay attention to the pheasant farm work schedules posted on the website as Dave Polzin and Bob Pribnow have scheduled some work days. We want to give a big shout out to the Berlin Cub Scouts that really did a great job cleaning up the south pen. Also if you get a chance, give a big Thank You to Mark Trampf in his first year with the farm. He had a fantastic high survival rate on the pheasants.
In closing, I would like to thank the membership for the opportunity to once again be your president for the upcoming year. I look forward to working with the board to make your club bigger and better. To do all the projects we have planned, we will need your help with whatever time you can donate. Every little bit helps as we need help in many different areas. Remember this is your club and with your help we will continue to grow stronger.
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!
Iron Man Volunteers
The Iron Man is fast approaching on Sept 1- Sept 4 and we are in need volunteers. We will need scorers for both 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.
CWYTL 50 Bird Shoot
Congratulations to the following winners:
High Overall Male Dawson Niemuth 48
High Overall Female Gabby Schwandt 44
High School Male 1st Place Steven Klika 47
High School Female 1st Place Aurora Amend 32
High School Male 2nd Place Carter Rohde 46
Middle School Male 1st Place Blane Davey 47
Middle School Female 1st Place Andrea Schwandt 19
Middle School 2nd Place Max Naparalla 45
BCC Foundation Meeting
Next meeting to be held at 6:00pm on Monday, June 5th, 2017, at the Berlin Conservation Club. Election of officers and new board members.
All are invited to attend.
Berlin Conservation Club’s
“5-Stand in the Woods”
will begin for this season
Tuesday, April 11th
(depending on the weather)
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Youth Trap Team Sponsors
The BCC Thursday Night Trap League is quickly approaching. We have some youth trap shooters who are looking for a sponsor for their team. If you or your business would like to sponsor a team, please contact Amy Thoma at 920-229-5288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our youth are the foundation of our Club and our goal is to get more youth shooters involved in our Thursday Night League. Thank you.
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
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.