October Newsletter



P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171

PHONE 387-5788


                                  CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday December 12th. This will be the clubs annual Christmas Party

         Christmas Party will held during the regular meeting in December.

          Ice Fishing Derby will be February 7th. One day derby


MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Lou McNett at 8:00


ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Richard Kelsey sponsor Tim Hess, and Jeffery Yard sponsor David Wicker

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Charles Jones sponsor Duane Cole, Eric Guenthner sponsor Bill Demass, Jamie Bush sponsor Dan Corsette, and Thomas Licciardello Jr. sponsor Chet Kempton




Steve Corsette is home recovering from leg surgery.

Scott Corsette is recovering from kidney issues and cancer.


Don French passed away in August due to cancer.

Parker Rockwood, a Gold Member, recently passed away


Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. A kind word from a friend is always appreciated when you are sick.


1st ANNUAL DUES NOTICE: Per club rules the board is presenting the following as the first notice for annual dues:

Dues will be coming out December 1st. The dues payment is due by December 31st. If you are having hardship issues, a hardship letter needs to be submitted to the board in December so the board can review them at the January 9th meeting. If the dues are not paid by December 31st a 10% penalty will be assessed to your dues for each month overdue. After February 1st with no dues payment or hardship letter your membership can be cancelled and the waiting list will be used to fill your spot.


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY:  The MRC annual Christmas Party will held during the regular December club meeting, Dec 12th. The party will start at 5:30 pm with cocktails, followed by dinner being served at 6:30. The dinner will be roast beef, honey glazed ham, and an array of vegetables and desserts. This year there will be NO need to bring a dish to pass. The club is providing everything. Following the dinner, Santa will hand out presents at 7:30. At 8:00 the club will hold a short meeting. A limited amount of adult beverages will be available, and you are welcomed to bring your own. Children’s beverages will be available. Please Call Kent Taber at 387-3871 by December 2nd to make reservations. They will need to know how many adults and children will attend. Also the age of the children will be needed to help Santa pick out age appropriate gifts.


HUNTING SEASON: Its fall and hunting season is upon us. Please remember, the club rule is 1 guest 1 member for hunting season. This includes ATV’s. Please do not run your ATV’s into the woods unless you are retrieving game. Be respectful of other hunters and lets have a SAFE hunting season.


REMOVAL OF SIGNS:  Lou McNett stated that the ATV signs that were put up on Earls Trail were removed by someone. This is a $200.00 dollar loss to the club. The land owners (SRT) stated that if they find out who did this they will not be allowed on SRT property again.




The landowners have expressed a concern that we are abusing our ATV privileges on club property. Apparently people have been using excessive speed, (cutting “rooster” tails on the roads), cutting new trails though the woods, or around large mud holes. People are cutting trails to their tree stands. There are still people driving through the rivers and streams where there is no limestone laid down. Please do not underestimate the landowner’s displeasure with the club. Lou Mcnett and another board member had separate conversations with the owners and they both said that this is a very serious matter.




25mph is the speed limit on the club. DO NOT cut up the road by doing “doughnuts” or making “rooster tails”


No trails to tree stands. Also, loosen tree stand straps at the end of the season or take the stands down.


NO NOT ride through any streams or rivers unless there is limestone laid down for the crossing.


If you can’t ride through a mud hole then turn around and go back. DO NOT GO AROUND THEM.


Bobs trail is closed


I cannot stress enough the importance of using good land stewardship while riding on the MRC lease lands. Riding ATVs on lease lands is a privilege not a right. New signs are going up to help ensure we conform to the landowner’s wishes.


READ AND HEED all new signs. Yours and the clubs ATV privileges are at stake







1.) NOTICE: DO NOT cut any standing timber on club property. Even if the tree is dead. You can cut wood that has fallen to the ground but no standing timber. We have had a couple of incidents that have caused the new owners to raise concerns. Please, lets respect the landowners wishes.


2.) From the landowners: DO NOT ride in any gravel pits, or cross streams that do not have either a bridge or the crushed limestone.

3.) Please do not contact the new landowners directly. If you have questions or concerns about our lease lands, please bring them to the club meeting or contact Lou McNett. He will forward the questions to the landowners if he cannot answer them.


4.) Make sure you have ID on you when on club property. Please show your ID when asked and ask for ID. This is our club.


WORK DAYS:  NOTE OCT 31st is the last day to get in a workday for 2014

Kent Taber is looking for people to do security on the property.

Bob Shelmindine needs people to post the property.

We would like to hear from people who would like to provide janitor service for the clubhouse as a workday. Call Kevin Irwin or Lou McNett.


Phone numbers of the committee chairman are listed at the bottom of the newsletter.


REMEMBER all workdays need to be recorded in the workday log by the committee chairman. You will not get credit for a workday if you sign the log yourself. If you know of other projects you can contact the associated committee chairman and get the go ahead.



Per letter written to Lou McNett from Salmon River Timberlands, LLC regarding ATV/UTV requirements:




This letter is intended to address the requirements by Salmon River Timberlands, LLC has regarding insurance and registration of passenger vehicles, ATV’s and UTV’s  (side by side ATV’s). In my letter from September 2012, which I’ve attached, it states among other things, that all ATV’s and UTV’s that are operated on property owned by Salmon River Timberlands, LLC, carry registration and insurance.

At this time, New York State does not offer vehicle registration for UTV’s that weigh more than 1000 pounds. It appears that New York will address this at some point, but until UTV registrations are available in New York, we will allow there use on company property without a current registration, as long as they carry the proper, current liability insurance.


Sportsman’s Federation Report:


The Mad River Club’s support of the New York State Conservation Council is greatly appreciated. This year is the second year of the Albany two year legislative cycle. Please look for and support the added initiative in support or opposition of legislation as needed. The NYSCC policies are all formed from the consensus of sportsmen like the MRC.  The supporting voices of the sportsmen helps in the success of achieving our goals.


Suggested emails you can sign up for:

NYS DEC Field Notes

Is an Email Subscription you sign up for that is “Noteworthy News from the NYS DEC Division of Fish, Wildlife, and  Marine Resources”

For more information click here

The New York State Register

Sign up for this service and receive email notifications and receive notifications of proposed and actual rule changes in New York.  It is broke down by subject matter so it is easy to follow activity pertaining Environmental Conservation

Click Here

Questions or need more information contact Chuck Parker at or 963-8413


***The club voted to join the coalition AMICUS Brief with SCOPE in support of a lawsuit against the SAFE ACT.  Charlie Parker presented this to the club to have the  MRC join the effort along with other clubs to repeal the SAFE ACT.




Camp for Kids: If you know some children that would like to attend the DEC camp in the Adirondacks please contact Dick Brock to get them signed up . The names need go be in by January. Applications are on the DEC website.


HUNTER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS : Dave Dano asked for volunteers to become hunter safety instructors during the upcoming year. There is a real need for new instructors as the hunter safety courses are filling fast and there are not enough instructors.


Hunter Safety Courses: The DEC website has the hunter safety courses listed.


Treasurer: Our current treasurer Sherry Ruoff, said she will be stepping down next year. Sherry has done a great job as treasurer and will be missed. The club will be asking for volunteers to fill her spot so please let the board know if you are interested. A big Thanks To Sherry for her hard work.


Worth Property: The gate now has a red lock and a blue lock. The red lock uses the regular gate key that opens the other gates. The blue lock still uses the designated Worth gate key. This was done to stop the confusion that was happening.

Classifieds: The new website will allow me to post pictures of your items for sale. So if you want to post something, if possible send me a digital picture and I will post it on the website. (Shawn Allen email:

Kent Taber has a 2000 Magnatrac Hydro 5000C Bulldozer with 6 way blade and backhoe for sale. It’s perfect for clearing campsites, building roads/driveways, digging and moving earth. Great condition-asking $9,000.00 or B.O. Call 387-3871 for more details.

Doug Runion’s has his camp up for sale on Little John Drive. It’s a 5 acre plot with 200 ft of road frontage by 1156 foot deep, with a mobile home on the site. There is electrical service but no well or septic. There is a gravel driveway with a yellow gate across the driveway. He said to call for pricing. His phone number is 315-598-3464.


Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

Club Officers: President Lou McNett 387-5339; 1st V.P. Dave Dano 625-7331 (Chairman of the Board) ; 2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Sherry Ruoff 778-6113; Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 232-2290

Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Chris Conway 783-1888, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Brian Dano 625-7331 cell 243-1994, Gary Daniels 488-5575, Bob Shelmidine 846-5054, Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Kent Taber 387-3871

Committee Chairman: Building and Grounds Kevin Irwin 921-9500, Camping Ken Creech 732-431-1631, Trails Tim Howell 963-7330 Work Day Dick Palmer 882-3295, Security Kent Taber 387-3871, Entertainment Committee Lou McNett 387-5339

Archery Committee: Bill Killam 387-3350

Website of interest to MRC members;,,,



































































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