May 2015

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

PHONE 387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday June 12th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 followed by regular meeting a 8:00)

         MRC Family Picnic will be June 14th.

         Kids Trout Fishing Derby June 27th

         MRC Annual Bow Shoot July 25th, and 26th.

         4 Wheeler Weekend and Chicken BBQ will be August 15th.

         One Day Bow Shoot at the MRC Clubhouse August 30th



MEETING: The meeting was called to order at 8:05 by Lou McNett for the last time. Lou called the meeting to order and gave a short speech were he thanked all the club members for their support and then passed the gavel to our new president Dave Dano. From the MRC club thank you Lou for your hard work and dedication to the club.



ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Ronald Skinner sponsor Milton Skinner, Jesse L Cornell sponsor Kent Taber, William Jones sponsor Kent Taber, Brandon Jacobs sponsor Kevin Irwin, Ernest Ritter sponsor Kevin Irwin, James Johnson sponsor David Gardner, Donald Smith sponsor Scott Ervin, Paul Pretory sponsor Ken Burd, and Curt Tripp sponsor Jim Lewis.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: John Murphy sponsor Harry Crowell, Neil Copenhaver sponsor Mark Haynes, Brian Walton sponsor Bill Demass, John Stoker sponsor Chris Conway and Joseph Rether sponsor Bill Demass




Mike Dillabough’s mother Marion passed away. She was a long standing member of the Sandy Pond Sportsman Club. The Sandy Pond Sportsman Club will be having a gathering in her memory on May 17. Donations in memory of Marion can be made to the Sandy Pond Sportsman Club.

Brian Dano had shoulder surgery and will be out of work for several months.

Jim Lewis’s wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

May your thoughts and prayers be with these families in their time of loss and sickness.

As a member learns of someone who is sick or someone has passed, please contact the following:

Brian Dano at 315-243-1994

Or: Leave message at 625-7331 with Charlene

Or: E-mail

Or: E-mail


MRC WEBPAGE: A reminder to club members to subscribe to the webpage. There are no subscription fees. As a subscriber to the website you will automatically be sent an update message so you can be made aware of any club news updates. As I get information from the board between meetings I post it to the webpage.

Pictures: I encourage people to send me pictures of various club events so I can get them posted on the webpage.

ANNUAL GUN RAFFLE: Per Mark Bishop, the gun raffle will take place in September of this year. He has already contacted Sharpshooters for the guns. Mark said he would have tickets available at the June MRC meeting. If anyone thinks they are going to need extra tickets please contact Mark Bishop at 288-4248.


CLUB PROPERTY ACCESS: The gates are open with the exception of the South Gate. The landowners have given permission for access to the property with the exception of the road from the south gate to the old school bus and Military road. Please use good judgment when on the property. As a reminder, the key locks are gone and have been replaced with a combination lock. The combination is on the back of your membership card.

FAMILY PICNIC: The family picnic this year will be June 14th from noon till: The club is supplying hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and salt potatoes. The chairman is asking that all who come bring a dish to pass. Please make reservations for this event by June 1st. Call Ralph Gregory at 298-5171 or Kevin Irwin at 921-9500.


YOUR ATV privileges ARE IN jeopardy


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.

So our Club Rules as well as the landowner’s rules are as follows:


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 Dave Dano. 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.


Sportsman’s Federation Report:

Per Chuck Parker, the ATV/UTV Bills did not get passed. WE need to start writing our representatives to let them know they need to represent us.

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”

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








Workdays: It was put out that we have many chances of getting in a work day:

Kevin Irwin (bldg and grnds chair) needs help with painting and general up keep

Bob Shelmindine has several hundred posted signs that need to go up.

Kent Taber (security chair) said to call him for security details.

Ralph Gregory (annual picnic chair) could use some help.

Bill Killam is looking for help getting ads in his flyer for the upcoming archery shoot and will need help setting up the shoot.

Steve Casselbury ( camping chair) will be needing help moving camp #15 to a new spot. Apparently there is a mess at the old site that needs to be cleaned up.

Lawn Mowing: Call Ralph Gregory if you would like to help mow the clubs lawn.

Tim Howell (roads and trails chair) Tim has many projects for our roads and trails following this winter

The phone numbers for the chairmen listed above can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

As I get word of a work day I will post it in the newsletter and on the website.

Change of Address: If you have a change of address, phone number, or email please let the club know. You can contact the newsletter editor Shawn Allen or the Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin. We have been having problems with being able to contact people.


Oswego County Fair: If you need to plan for a workday, Chuck Parker is looking for volunteers to man the Federation Booth at the fair. You can contact Chuck Parker at 963-8413 or email at:

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. The MRC Club is looking to send 7 kids next year.

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.

Lease Lands: All land leases have been signed and accepted. Note, it was reported that there will be logging going on at the north end of the Fleckinstein property.




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: <a href="mailto:kallen2@twcny.rr browse around”>

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.

Shawn Allen has a 2011 Outback Trailer for sale. It is a 31 foot bunkhouse with outdoor kitchen and plenty of room for 6 to 8 people. I have posted a picture on the webpage under classifieds. Call 315-343-2546 for further information. Price is $19,000.00.

FOR SALE- 7 wooded acres in Boylston [Oswego County] near the corner of the Wart & Hessel Road. On the snowmobile and ski trails. Excellent hunting with plenty of State land nearby. $10,900 contact Ken Burd @ 315-652-7095

2007 14′ deep-v Lund ssv with a 9.9 Mercury motor with low hrs on it, 55bls thrusts Minnkota trolling motor like new, heavy Lund boat sets, rod holders, new fish finder in the box, shore lander trailer, motor holder, 2 anchors with 75′ of line each, two paddles, and a push pole, all in great shape asking $2800.00 please call Brian Dano cell 243-1994 thanks!! Pictures are on the website

Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

Club Officers: President Dave Dano 625-7331; 1st VP Kent Taber 387-3871, 2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Brendan Hind 575-9285; 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, Gary Crawford 677-5332

Committee Chairman: Building and Grounds Kevin Irwin 921-9500, Camping Steve Casselbury 315-481-1496, 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

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MAD RIVER CLUB                                                                                 PRESORT STANDARD

  1. O BOX 171                                                                                          PERMIT #22
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