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Membership Renewal Deadline Extended to January 31st, 2024

Thank you for your continued support of Lee Sportsmen’s Association!  As you know, our Club relies on yearly dues, donations, fundraisers, and your volunteered time to keep us running and growing for the future.  Membership Renewal packets have been mailed out.

In order to renew your membership for 2024:

  • Confirm the data we have on file included in the packet and make any changes, as necessary. For those with Family Memberships, please add spouse’s/partner’s information for our records.  Review and sign the LSA Basic Firearms Safety Rules, Range Operating Rules, Guest Policy & Range Fees.  Sign your application.
  • Send check or money order for dues and any additional donations by December 31st, 2023, to: Lee Sportsmen’s Association, P.O. Box 175, Lee, MA 01238 (a return pre-addressed envelope has been included in the packet, please remember to add a stamp)

 

Please Note:  If you do not renew before January 31st, 2024, your gate key card will be turned off on February 1st!  Also, In accordance with the LSA Bylaws, Members will be granted a grace period ending on January 31st to renew an existing membership while maintaining the eligibility requirements.  To be considered on time, renewal paperwork must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Treasurer before the end of the grace period.  After February 1st, a membership allowed to lapse will incur a reinstatement fee in addition to the annual dues, as determined by the Membership Committee Chair and approved by the Board of Directors, and they will not be eligible to run for any open Board of Directors or Officers positions in the annual election of November 2024.  Anyone renewing after April 1st, 2024, will need to reapply for membership at a regular Membership Meeting and attend Orientation before their membership is reinstated.

Lost or did not receive your Membership Renewal Application packet?  Please click here to print a blank one to complete and send in with your payment:  2024 LSA Membership Renewal Packet

Upcoming Range Closures

The Main Clubhouse (Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges) will be CLOSED at 6:30pm on Wednesdays when there is a Membership Meeting / Board of Directors Meeting (first Wednesday of the month / last Wednesday of the month, full schedule posted on the Calendar).

The Indoor Pistol Range will be CLOSED at 9am to 1pm weekly on Sundays beginning Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, through Sunday, April 28th, 2024, for High Caliber practices with some exceptions (full schedule posted on the Calendar).

The Indoor Archery Range will be CLOSED at 8am to 2pm weekly on Saturdays beginning Saturday, January 6th, 2024, to Saturday, March 9th, 2024, for Youth Archery Program sessions.

The Indoor Pistol Range will be CLOSED at 6:30pm on the following dates for BCPL matches: Friday, January 12th; Wednesday, January 17th; Friday, February 9th; and Friday, March 8th, 2024, and the Range will reopen the following day. 

The Indoor Archery Range will be CLOSED at 6pm weekly on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024, to Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, for Winter Adult Indoor Archery League.

The Indoor Pistol & Indoor Archery Ranges will be CLOSED on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, for High Caliber practice and the Annual Pheasant Fundraising Turkey Shoot and Dinner. 

The Outdoor Pistol Range will be CLOSED from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, for the Annual Pheasant Fundraising Turkey Shoot.

The Main Clubhouse (Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges) will be CLOSED at 1pm to 4pm for Turkey Shoots on Sundays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and April 7th, 2024, by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

The Main Clubhouse (Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges) will be CLOSED at 6pm on Friday, March 29th, 2024, for BCPL Shoot Off Match, and the Ranges will reopen the following day.

The Outdoor Pistol Ranges are closed during Shotgun Fields public hours or 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 the particular range from the list below.

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!

Half-A-Grand-A-Month Raffle Winners for January 2024

Winners from the January 3rd, 2024, Membership Meeting drawing were:

First Draw Prize $250 – #69 Brian DuBois

Second Draw Prize $125 – #85 Richard Jaffe

Third Draw Prize $125 – #86 Luke Toole

Winning numbers will be returned to the raffle following each month’s drawing.  Payment to winners will be made by check at the time of the drawing.  Participants are not required to be present to win, and non-present winners will be notified by letter, phone, or email.

February & March Shotgun Fields Hours

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

Sunday     9am – 12pm
Wednesday     9am – 1pm
Saturday     10am – 1pm 
Hours are subject to change, weather permitting

Pricing:
Members: $4 / round Trap & Skeet – $5 / round 5-Stand
Non-Members: $5 / round Trap & Skeet – $6 / round 5-Stand

Berkshire County Bullseye Pistol League Began Friday, January 12th @ 7pm, LSA Indoor Pistol Range

What is Bullseye? In an NRA gallery rim-fire bullseye pistol match, each shooter will shoot 10 rounds at a standard 50 ft. slow fire target (B-2), 10 rounds at a standard 50 ft. timed fire target (B-3), and 10 rounds at a standard rapid-fire target (B-3). The NRA gallery match is shot one-handed.

For those interested in competing on the Lee team in the Berkshire County Pistol League matches (NRA gallery rim-fire bullseye pistol), please click here for the current schedule: 2024 BCPL Schedule

For any questions or more information, please contact Indoor Pistol Chairman Eric DuPont at indoorpistol@leesportsmen.com or call/text (267) 974-0044.

Please note the Indoor Pistol Range will be CLOSED at 6:30pm on the following dates for BCPL matches: Friday, January 12th; Wednesday, January 17th; Friday, February 9th; and Friday, March 8th, 2024, and the Range will reopen the following day.

The Main Clubhouse (Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges) will be CLOSED at 6pm on Friday, March 29th, 2024, for BCPL Shoot Off Match, and the Ranges will reopen the following day.

Winter Adult Indoor Archery League Began Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 @ 6:30pm

This is just a fun indoor archery league for practice, with cash prize at last session! The Adult Archery League will run on Tuesday evenings from January 23, 2024 through March 12, 2024, begins at 6:30pm, ages 16 and above, must provide own bow, arrows with target points only, and other equipment. We will be shooting at paper targets and foam 2D targets in a rotation. There is a $25 fee due at first session ($2 reduced range fee per week, and cash prize at last session). Please contact Archery Chairman Brian DuBois at (413) 770-7861 for questions and more information.

Please note the Indoor Archery Range will be CLOSED at 6pm weekly on Tuesdays for the duration of this event.

LSA/DU Youth Sportsmen's Gala Committee Meeting - Tuesdays @ 6pm, Haddad Toyota

Join us for our upcoming meetings on Tuesdays at 6pm at Haddad Toyota located at 130 Pittsfield-Lenox Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. We will be discussing:

Future meeting dates and times
Brochure layout and content
Menu/costs
Tasks and assignments
Prospective sponsors & donors
Auction / raffle items

Please contact Fundraising Committee Chair Virginia DuBois at (413) 446-5404 or email vdubois@interprint.com to become a volunteer, sponsor, purchase tickets, or donate items for auctions/raffles. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at the Country Club of Pittsfield, and includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and raffles.

Annual Pheasant Fundraising Turkey Shoot & Dinner - Sunday, February 4th, 2024, Main Clubhouse

Lee Sportsmen’s Association invites you to our Annual Pheasant Fundraising Turkey Shoot & Dinner being held on Sunday, February 4th, 2024. Turkey Shoot from 1pm – 4pm (volunteers needed), prizes include NY strip steaks, turkeys, pork loins, and spiral hams. Dinner from 5pm – 7pm, adults $20 and children 12 and under $10. Please contact Secretary John Polastri at (413) 822-8278 for any questions, concerns, or if you would like to help out in any capacity.

Every year, MassWildlife stocks an average of 40,000 pheasants on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and other lands open to the public. LSA helps raise and release these wonderful birds, which are stocked for recreational hunting and are paid for by revenue from license fees. However, the cost of raising and releasing the pheasants is the responsibility of LSA, and the caretakers are all Club volunteers. So, come on out for a day of fun and delicious food, and help support a great cause to ensure our continued legacy of wildlife management and hunting heritage in the Berkshires.

Please note the Indoor Pistol & Indoor Archery Ranges will be CLOSED for this event, and the Outdoor Pistol Range will be CLOSED from 9am to 5pm for Shotgun Fields hours & Turkey Shoot.

Turkey Shoots - Sundays, March 3rd - April 7th, 2024 @ 1-4pm, Main Clubhouse

Think Spring! Turkey shoots on Sundays in 2024: March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, and April 7th, 2024, from 1pm to 4pm.  Prizes include NY strip steaks, turkeys, pork loins, spiral hams, and money shoots. $3/shot-meat & $3/shot-money shoot.  Lunch available for purchase.  Please contact President Doug Frank at (413) 822-6490 with any questions.  Also available for purchase during the shoots are LSA branded hats $20/ea. and tickets for the LSA/DU Youth Sports Gala $100/ea.

Please note the Main Clubhouse (Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges) is CLOSED at 1pm-4pm for these Turkey Shoots by order of the LSA BOD.

Membership Raffle Drawing - Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Only 600 tickets available at $20 each!

The Lee Sportsmen’s Association is raffling off a Benelli Montefeltro 12-Gauge Shotgun, Ravin R-10 Crossbow, and a Winchester 31-Gun Safe. A ticket was included with this year’s membership renewal packet; LSA hopes that each member either buys the ticket themselves, sells the ticket to someone else, or returns the unsold ticket to LSA with their signed membership renewal package. We are only making 600 tickets available and three winners will be drawn. If you would like to purchase additional tickets, please contact any Board of Directors Member or Club Officer by sending an email to bod@leesportsmen.com, or send an email to raffles@leesportsmen.com.