The Mad River Club is believed to be the second oldest sportsmen’s club in New York State having been incorporated in 1894.

Our club has over 300 members.

We currently lease or own over 16,000 acres in New York State.

Our primary properties are located in Oswego County, on the Tug Hill Plateau. We also lease three different parcels in the “central southern tier”.

More about us

 Recent Update:

4/6/2020 – Clubhouse Usage Notice

MRC club houseuse letter 2020


3/21/2020 – April 3rd Meeting CANCELED

Notice to all MRC members April


3/19/2020 – Message From Our President

The Flickenstein property in Lafayette is no longer available to the membership. All members should / are to remove their tree stands and or hunting blinds ASAP. A work day will be planned soon to remove the posted signs.

Also a replacement lease property was approved by the membership in the Marathon area with more details coming when the lease is finalized and signed.





Venison Dinner March 13th




Lead Ammo Ban Article


3/2/2020 – DEC Newsletter


Hunting and Trapping Newsletter


01/09/2020 – Ice Fishing Derby Coming Up!


Ice Fishing Flyer


12/9/19 – Notice to ALL Dues Paying Members

By now you have received your E-Billing or hard copy of your 2020 dues. Please note that the online payment process is totally secure thru Key Bank’s system. We would like to encourage you to help make the payment process easier by using this system.

However, if you feel the need to mail the payment, please send it to:

MRC Club

PO Box 171

Puliaski, NY 13142

Please include your name and badge number.

If you have questions about your billing, please contact Rachael Pitkin ASAP.

Thank You.

Gary Crawford

11/12/19 – Make Christmas Party Reservations by 11/22!

Please contact Kent and Linda Taber at 315-387-3871

Let’s have a big party this year! Make your reservations today!

11/7/19 – Christmas Party!


2019 Christmas Flier

11/6/19 – Art Perkins

“My brother and life member Art Perkins is in Strong Memorial Rochester for heart surgery. If the club could keep him in their thoughts.  Thank you. Lloyd”

10/15/2019 – Proposed By-Laws Change

MRC Board approved proposed changes to the By-Laws. A vote was then taken at the October Member’s Meeting. The motion to adopt the changes passed.

A SECOND VOTE will be taken at the upcoming November Member’s Meeting. If it passes again, the changes will be adopted at the December Member’s Meeting.

Click on the following link to open a pdf or use the viewer below:

Proposed By-Laws Change

Proposed by Laws change

10/5/2019 – Message From Our President (Crawford not Trump)

1) We are already avoiding Loop Road because of logging. The land owner has asked that we hold off on ALL vehicle travel on Loop Road until further notice so the newly graded road firms up.

2) With the opening of big game season we encourage members to donate venison for our March meeting dinner.

Contact Gary Crawford if you have any Questions.

Be safe and enjoy our club!!!

9/26/2019 – Mad River Club Swag Available!

Darien Brock has offered to help our members get some nice stuff to wear with our club logo on them.

This Tee Shirt is a representation of what we can order:

All Items are printed Front and Back.

You can get any color combination you want.

If you do not want the Celebrating 125 Years, that can be removed, leaving our regular club logo on your item.

Both Children and Adult sizes are available at the same price.

Short Sleeve Tee  $15

Long Sleeve Tee  $20

Tank Tops  $20

Performance Short Sleeve  $20

Performance Long Sleeve  $25

Pullover Hoodie  $30

Full Zip Hoodie  $35

Full Zip Jacket  $45

Xxl  Add $2

Xxxl  Add $3

Darien will take orders up to the October meeting. Completed orders will be brought to the November meeting.


Email Darien Brock:


  • Darien’s wife, Jessica, has a PayPal Account, So, you can pay through PayPal.
  • Bring Cash to the October Meeting (Place your order now though)


There was an incident on the Mad River Property today where some members, on atvs, failed to yield to a logging truck. We have to remember that SAFETY is FIRST on MRC Properties and WE ARE ESSENTIALLY GUESTS on this property.Yes we pay a leasing fee, but the activities of the landowner take priority over our activities. LOGGING TRUCKS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY. Failure to yield will result in LOSS OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

8/28/2019 – Loop Road Closed

Loop Road is closed until further notice. There will be logging going on for the next few weeks. We will let you know when the road is open.

8/23/2019 – Newsletter Delayed

I have to apologize for the newsletter being delayed. I have taken a great deal of time and effort to put pictures in it this month. Finally got it done and… too big to upload. So I will have to rework the newsletter and try to figure a way to get our pictures out there so you can see them. Thank you for your patience while I figure this out. Rick


Many hands make light work, or so my father used to say. Thank you to the people who have stepped up to help. Darien feels good about the help he has lined up. Even so, he has offered credit for a full workday in exchange for a couple of hours help on Sunday for the Annual Picnic. He is planning a really great picnic and hopes this will go down as the best one yet! If you have a couple hours this Sunday, this is an easy way to get in your required workday. You’ll already be there for the picnic anyway… So, please call Darien at 315-778-2680 or email him at

Let him know you will help make this a great 125th Anniversary Celebration.


Mark Bishop is currently doing “double duty” as 2nd VP and Recording Secretary. This is not the best thing for our club, not that Mark isn’t doing a great job! We are in NEED of a Recording Secretary.

If you have any interest in serving the members of our club by taking the position of Recording Secretary, Please contact Gary Crawford at 315-559-4174. We would love to have a full Board of Directors and… Board Members DON’T PAY DUES.

Please consider getting involved.

The deadline for reservtions for the Annual Picnic is the 21st. Please don’t wait.
Contact Darien at

Help Needed This Saturday June 29th!!

Help is needed with the Trout Derby this Saturday! Please call Joe Iauco at 315-487-7193. This event is for our kids. Please come out and lend a hand.