September 2014 Newsletter



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

PHONE 387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday October 10th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 followed by regular meeting a 8:00)


MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Lou McNett at 8:05.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Charles Jones sponsor Duane Cole, Eric Guenthner sponsor Bill Demass, Jamie Bush sponsor Dan Corsette, and Thomas Licciardello Jr. sponsor Chet Kempton.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list:. Rick Mutter sponsor Chris Corsette, Albert Morgan sponsor Richard Kisselstein, and Jonathan Parobeck sponsor Wilfred Ashlan




Steve Corsette is in the hospital with a hip infection

Gary Daniel’s wife had hip replacement surgery

Harry Perkins suffered a heart attack


Larry Perras passed away recently

Gordon Storring’s wife Fran passed away

Frank Hilliker’s sister passed away


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



BYLAWS: The changes to the bylaws that were proposed over the last two meetings have been passed by club vote. As I get the updated bylaws I will post them to the webpage.


2015 BUDGET: The budget for 2015 was presented to the club and was passed by club vote.




Over the next month or two the webpage will be changing. We have hired a website designer and you will start to see the changes. The web address will be the same but the web page will look entirely different. This is being done to update the webpage. Please bear with me as these changes take place.



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.


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 landowners 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.


At the meeting it was announced that the roads have been repaired and the east gate repaired.



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


Tim Howell needs people to clear trails on the Williamstown property as well as the Little John area.

Kevin Irwin (B&G chairman) has many projects around the clubhouse

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.


Annual Gun Raffle: Mark Bishop is the chairman for the raffle and he stated the raffle would start in September. This year it will be all guns. Mark started handing out tickets at the June meeting. He is asking that all money and ticket stubs be back to him by August 15th. Please contact Mark/Janine Bishop at phone 288-4248 or email for tickets.




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






Camp for Kids: Applications for next year are on the DEC website. Contact Dick Brock if you have any questions.


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


Club News Updates: As I get club information updates between meetings, please see the club website: for this info. Any questions please send me an email or call. (newsletter editor).

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:

FOR SALE: 24ft trailer suitable for camping at the MRC. New rubber roof, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Comfortable for at least two. $800.00. Located south of MRC south gate on Bill Sarie’s property (but is locked) If interested please contact Dennis Gardner at 335-0855.

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 $12,000.00 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

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MAD RIVER CLUB                                                                                 PRESORT STANDARD

  1. O BOX 171                                                                                            PERMIT #22
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