The Tri-Town Board of Health has issued a COVID-19 public health directive of wearing masks, other face coverings and safety standards effective September 7, 2021, and shall remain effective until further notice.

The directives are as follows:

  1. Appropriate CDC approved masks or face coverings shall be worn in all indoor spaces in the Tri-Town District communities of Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge, unless seated at a table consuming food and/or drink. A sign shall be posted at the entrance of all buildings. A copy of the sign can be found at www.tritownhealth.org or any other masking requirement sign may be used with similar content.
  2. Food service establishment employees shall wear a mask or face covering when serving customers, both indoors and outdoors.
  3. Masks shall also be required in crowded outdoor public events, and where physical distancing, of at least six feet or more, cannot be maintained. This includes but is not limited to: events held at fairgrounds/parks, outdoor performance and event venues, restaurants, etc.
  4. Masks shall be fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face; and be secured with ties or ear loops; and include multiple layers of fabric; and allow for breathing without restriction; and may be removed for eating, drinking where allowed. Disposable surgical/procedural masks, N-95s, elastomeric masks, cloth masks are permitted. Masks with exhale valves are not permitted.
  5. Event planners and or any organizations shall consider postponement of any outdoor or indoor event/gathering where social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet per person cannot be maintained.

In addition, the Tri-Town Board of Health are encouraging community members to:

  1. Get vaccinated and stay at home if showing signs of symptoms.
  2. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have new or unexplained symptoms, before and after travelling and/or if you have been exposed.
  3. If at risk of exposure, call and schedule a test at 1-855-BMC-LINK
  4. More information on COVID-19 can be found at www.tritownhealth.org, www.mass.gov and www.cdc.org

For complete information on this directive, including exemptions and enforcement, please visit https://www.lee.ma.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif771/f/uploads/ttboh_covid_directive_9-2-21.pdf

Special Note from the LSA Board of Directors:

Those displaying illness or COVID-like symptoms should stay home and will be asked to leave the range / property immediately.  LSA can be inspected by an agent of the Board of Health (BOH) at any time without prior notice.  If any Member, Guest, or Club volunteer is in violation of this directive at any time, he or she will face disciplinary actions in accordance with the Bylaws, and this may include suspension or termination of membership or use of the Club facilities.  If, at any time, the BOH issues a new order, these mandatory safety standards, protocols, and best practices will be amended to reflect the current law, and will be communicated to Members, Guests, and the Public as soon as possible.  The Board thanks you for your unwavering support and continued cooperation during this national health crisis.  Please know that we take the health and safety of our members, youth athletes, and guests very seriously, and that following this directive provides a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone.

The next Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm and the next New Member Orientation will be held Saturday, October 9th at 11am, both meetings will be held at the Main Clubhouse. 

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.

Upcoming Range Closures

August 28, 2021

There are no upcoming special range closures, please check back for updates!

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.

All regular Range hours can be located by clicking on “RANGES” in the above main website menu, and choosing the particular range from the drop-down menu.

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!

Weekly on Saturdays through the month of September 2021, the LSA Rifle Range Committee is proud to again offer member appreciation steel target shooting on the Rifle Range from 9am to around 12noon.  Steel targets will be setup at the 50 and 100-yard berms under the supervision of LSA Range Safety Officers (RSOs).  Cost is just the regular range fee: $3 for Members and $7 for Guests.  Dates: September 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

September Shotgun Hours

August 27, 2021

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

Sunday    9am – 12pm
Wednesday    9am – 1pm  &  5pm – Dusk
Friday    5pm – Dusk
Saturday    10am – 1pm  (NOTE: September 4th: 10am – 3:30pm, with 5-Stand hours 12-3:30pm)
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

September Outdoor Pistol Events

You can view and register for all Outdoor Pistol events at Practiscore.com

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

Sunday, Sept. 19th – 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

Pheasants Have Arrived!

August 27, 2021

If you have visited the club recently, you probably noticed that the pheasant pen located adjacent to the Main Clubhouse has been stocked with about 400-500 pheasants, which LSA raises for the state of Massachusetts.  Every year, MassWildlife stocks an average of 40,000 pheasants on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and other lands open to the public.  These birds are stocked for recreational hunting and are paid for by revenue from license fees; however, the cost of raising the pheasants is the responsibility of LSA, and the caretakers are all Club volunteers.  We ask that you please do not let your dog(s) wander unattended over near the pen, and if you witness any suspicious or abnormal activity in/on/near the pen, to please contact President Doug Frank at (413) 822-0720 or doug@leesportsmen.com as soon as possible.  Find hunting regulations and pheasant stocking information here: https://www.mass.gov/hunting-pheasants-in-massachusetts

Lee Sportsmen’s Association is pleased to announce the receipt of an equipment grant for a Promatic Pigeon trap machine to be used as additional support for our 5-Stand events.  The grant was received from the NRA Foundation based on the recommendation of the Massachusetts State Fund Committee.  The Promatic Pigeon has a 70 yard throwing capacity with a 10-30 degree adjustable elevation. 

This is the second year in a row that the NRA Foundation has been generous enough to gift LSA with support.  Last year, LSA received a two door gun safe and grant funds toward the purchase of a wobble trap and voice activation equipment for the new trap field.  Please check the calendar, LSA emails, and website for upcoming 5-Stand events.

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.