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.
Happy New Year to you all!
I hope this correspondence finds you in good health and ready for another great year for Berlin Conservation Club! A lot of our members have been busy with the remodel of the clubhouse as well as the maintenance of our traps. With this I must take a moment to thank a few that were forgotten in the last newsletter, they are Reid Crump, George Stolfus, Gene Thom, and Mark Hodge, who keep our trap throwers in tip top shape. I also want to mention the morning crew which not only keeps the club presentable but also keep the trap houses full. Just a FYI they are always looking for more help. Also, for those who help to keep the grounds looking good Larry and Corey, are always hard at work.
Looking at the year ahead we are in for an awesome ride as not only are we again hosting numerous scheduled shoots but will for the first time be hosting the Northeast Wisconsin Zone ATA registered shoot. This event will be held May 31st through June 2nd, we’ll need plenty of volunteer help. Please, if you have some time, contact Don Konen, Tyler Thoma, or myself. Your help will be much appreciated, and will also help get that full work card for either pheasants of shooting cards.
With the new year comes the kick off for the winter trap league. Thanks to mother nature our winter league has not been too bad. This year we have added concrete to the shooting pads which can be cleared quickly and have our shooters walking on pavement versus walking through snow piles. Make sure to share your compliments of this upgrade with the SDGJ Construction Company and the rest who worked hard to accomplish this prior to hunting season. Hope to see many of you out on the range to knock off the rust and enjoy some good times during the dismal months of winter. Dave and the crew always put on a top shelf program.
If outside shooting is not your thing how about inside with our archery league. Dave and Donna Polzin have been down at the club rebuilding the targets for yet another year. Special thanks to Berlin Buckskin as they donated scrap leather which will be added to some of the targets to gain some life out of them. This league is on Wednesdays and is always looking for more teams. Grab a few friends and get out of the house and enjoy the display of changing courses set up each week.
A quick reminder to pick up your banquet tickets soon as this will also give you a bonus of a 2019 membership to the club. Remember we have a limited number of tickets for sale as well as an early bird ticket purchase. Last year was nice to see an uptick in attendance, which I believe can be surpassed this year. The committee is always looking to make this banquet better as it is one of our biggest fundraisers to keep improvement projects moving forward. These banquets take time and people. Please take some time to donate to the banquet or at least reach out to some friends and invite them to attend. Remember the more the merrier!
In closing I would like to take this time to thank my board for a trying year in which we accomplished a lot. Great job to all, for some of us, this will be our last obligation to the board as we will be looking at board elections at the March membership meeting. We will have 3 positions open. If you are interested please contact a board member about your chance to direct this club into the future. Please remember this is not my club this is our club and it will move on to bigger and better things with your involvement and input.
Once again, "Happy New Year All", let’s make it a great year!
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.
Hunter's Education Signup
The Berlin Conservation Club will be offering a Hunters 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shelly Clark by calling 920-361-1505.
2019 BCC Banquet 10 Prize Tickets
Tickets are available at the clubhouse on Sunday mornings during open shooting, Wednesday nights during archery league, Thursday nights during winter trap league, or contact at BCC board member. Click here for banquet request form.
Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 8 for $20
- Tikka T3X 270 Stainless Laminated
- Taurus 627 Revolver (357)
- Venture Predator 308 Win - Snow Camo
- Kimber SSII 45 Cal Revolver
- Ten Point Titan RCX Crossbow
- Henry Lever Action 45-70
- Franchi Affinity 12 ga
- Venture 270 Win SS Synthetic
- Browning X-Bolt 270 Bolt Action - Wood
- Venture 22-250 SS Synthetic
Trap Range Shooting Fee Increase for 2019
Beginning on January 1st, 2019, there will be a trap range shooting fee increase as follows:
Adult Member $4.00
Adult Non-Member $4.50
Junior Member $3.00
The rifle/pistol range fees are still the same.
Winter Trap League
Winter Trap League will start in January with practice the first two Thursday nights the 3rd & 10th, with league starting on the 17th. The last night of league will be April 4th. These are 2 person teams. Organize your team now. Sign-up sheets are available on-line or at the clubhouse. You can sign up during the practice weeks or during the first 3 weeks of league. After the 3rd week, no sign-ups will be allowed. Shooting does not start until 5:00 PM . Contact Dave Polzin at 920-573-2760 or e-mail him at email@example.com with questions.
Winter Archery League
Winter Archery League will be under the guidance of Dave Polzin. This is an indoor league. The first Wednesday in January, the 2nd, will be practice. League will start the following Wednesday on the 9th. The last night of league will be March 27th with fun night being April 3rd. These are 3 to 5 person teams. Only the top 3 scores count. Just come in on the 2nd or 9th and sign your team up. If you don’t have enough people for a team, come in and we will try to match you up with other shooters. Shooting starts at 5:00 PM. There is make-up on the following Sunday during open shooting time. It is for make-up only. Please try to make it on league night. The cost will remain the same as last year.
The new windows are in!!
Looking for the newly ratified by-laws decided on October 8, 2018, or the proposed changes to be decided at the March 2019 meeting? Click here to view them now.
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.
Anybody that worked the Ironman is reminded to get their Iron Man hat from Steve Beres.
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!
Aerial Photos of Berlin Conservation Club, 5-Stand, and Pheasant Farm
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.
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