A note from Buckshots Coach Karl Hines:

Hello,

Wow, it’s been too long!  I hope everybody is well!  We have started discussions about getting the Buckshots Jr. Shotgun Team back up and running.  Lee Sportsmen’s Association is committed to having a competitive SCTP shotgun team even though the last year has set us back.  A lot!  Are you interested in joining, shooting, and competing as a team member?  Or are you interested in coaching or volunteering to assist the team in any way?  We will talk about commitment to practice and competitive events later.  After the events of the past year, I think people are ready to get back to their lives and this is a great time for us to recruit new athletes, coaches, and volunteers to grow our team.  Please email youth@leesportsmen.com if you are interested, and we will send you more information.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Coach Karl

The Membership Meeting for May will be held Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00pm at the Main Clubhouse under the gatherings and capacity limits stated at that time and in accordance with social distancing and hygiene protocols.  We ask that everyone attending the Membership Meeting please bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors, and also sign in upon entry per contact tracing guidelines.  

 

New Member Orientation for May will be held Saturday, May 8th at 11am at the Main Clubhouse under the gatherings and capacity limits stated at that time and in accordance with social distancing and hygiene protocols.  Interested New Members awaiting Range Orientation should email info@leesportsmen.com or contact Stephanie DuPont via call/text at (215) 668-7808, and you will be contacted shortly with further information.  We ask that everyone attending New Member Orientation sessions please bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors. 

ALL ranges are closed from 8am to 3pm on Saturday, April 17th by order of the LSA Board of Directors for Club Work Party.  The ranges will be reopened at 3pm for use that day, except for the Shotgun Fields.

No fishing is permitted at the Quarry on the LSA Grounds on Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th.

The Outdoor Pistol Ranges are closed during Shotgun Fields public hours or events as posted to the Club Calendar, and likewise the Shotgun Fields are closed during Outdoor Pistol Ranges events as posted to the Club Calendar by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause our members and guests.  Please make sure to check our Calendar before heading to the ranges!

April Outdoor Pistol Events

Sunday, April 11th – USPSA, Registration 8:30am, Safety briefing 9:30am, Start 10am – Cost $20, Cold Range Rules apply; gun handling only at Safety Table, 5 magazines are required, you probably already own everything you need to compete in USPSA, so come out and give it a try!

Sunday, April 18th – Steel Challenge, Registration 9:30am, Safety briefing 11:30am, Start 12pm, 6 stages – Cost: $20 for 1st gun, $10 for second gun, Cold Range Rules apply; gun handling only at Safety Table, 5 magazines or speed loader are required.

Sunday, April 25th – Outlaw Steel, Registration 9:30am, Safety briefing 11:30am, Start 12pm – Cost: $20

For more information on these and other Outdoor Pistol events at LSA, please click here: LSA Outdoor Pistol Ranges

April Shotgun Hours

April 19, 2021

LSA Shotgun Fields are Open to Members and the Public Every:

Sunday    9am – 12pm
Wednesday    9am – 1pm
*Friday (begins April 2nd)    5pm – Dusk
Saturday    10am – 1pm  (NOTE: April 10th: 10am – 3:30pm, with 5-Stand hours 12-3:30pm & April 17th: CLOSED for Club Work Party)
Hours are subject to change, weather permitting

Pricing:
Members: $4 / round Trap & Skeet
Non-Members: $5 / round Trap & Skeet

For more information on these and other Shotgun events at LSA, please click here: LSA Shotgun Fields

*Rain or Shine!*  Join us on Sunday, May 9th, from 9-11am for the Youth Spring Fishing Derby at the fishing Quarry on the LSA grounds.  400 or so trout will be stocked and ready to be caught by children ages 14 and under, prizes will be awarded.  Please contact John P. at 413-822-8278 for questions or more information.  Please note there is NO FISHING allowed Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th on the LSA Grounds.

LSA Youth Programs is proud to present the 2021 Higher Education Scholarship to graduating high school seniors.  This is a one-time award to youth who have been members of LSA for at least two years and have participated in youth activities offered at LSA for at least one season, such as youth teams (LSA Buckshots, High Caliber, Air2Spare, or archery) or youth hunts.  It is offered to students who have been accepted into some type of higher education institution, such as 4-year college, 2-year college, trade school, technical school, or prep school.  See the link below for a letter with more details and instructions of how to apply, and Good Luck!  Due date for this year’s Scholarship is midnight on Friday, May 21st, and they will be awarded at the Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd at 7pm.  The available dollar amount and number of scholarships will be determined annually by the amount of funds available in the Youth Programs account.  Click here: LSA Higher Education Scholarship 2021

NRA Range Safety Officer Training (RSO) – The minimum age to become a credentialed NRA RSO is 21, and you must provide a valid and current NRA membership number on the day of the course, or it will hold up submission of a training report until received.  After the instructor submits the training report, applicants will be able to complete credentialing process online (nrainstructors.org).

The Cost of this course is $20 for LSA Members (please see note below) and $30 for Non-members, and the Cost of a 2-year credential for NRA members is $30 & is $50 for non-NRA members.  If you are not already an NRA member and would like to become one prior to taking this course, it is recommended you call the NRA rather than join online.  If participants do not have a valid NRA number in time for this course, it will complicate the credentialing process.  NRA members will use their membership number to create an account to complete the credentialing process online (nrainstructors.org).  Non-members will receive an email with a number to use.

The first 10 active LSA Members to register for this course and agree to actively participate as an RSO at the Club in some capacity (i.e. for any event/match held on LSA property where RSOs are needed, during youth training or events/matches,  or during a busy weekend on any of our ranges) will have the cost of the course covered by LSA (the member is only required to pay for the cost of credentialing through the nrainstructors.org website).  Registration is required – Please contact Education Chairman Shawn Sullivan by May 15th for questions, concerns, and registration at (413) 281-8651 or shawn@leesportsmen.com.

CMP Purchase Information

April 1, 2021

To be eligible to purchase a surplus U.S. Government M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield, or smallbore rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), Federal law requires that the purchaser must be a member of a club or organization that is affiliated with the CMP.  Lee Sportsmen’s Association (LSA) is a Club Affiliate of the CMP for 2021.  Any LSA Member who wishes to purchase a government rifle from the CMP is required to include a CMP Club Member Certification Form with their order.  If you are an LSA member in good standing and interested in doing so, please contact info@leesportsmen.com or call/text Stephanie DuPont at (215) 668-7808 to request this form be sent to you.  For more information about CMP purchases, please click here: CMP Sales and Purchase Information

If you already buy items from Amazon, you can now use the AmazonSmile website (smile.amazon.com) and have a donation sent from Amazon to Lee Sportsmen’s Association.  This donation does NOT cost you, the buyer, anything!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Club every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LSA.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile – your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are all the same.

To set us up as your designated charity go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2691563, and then the next time you want to make a purchase from Amazon go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ to do your purchasing.  It’s that easy!  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations, you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.