Saturday, January 18, 2020

Results from the First Squirrel/rabbit hunt 2020

The day Saturday January 18th 2020 was cold and snowing. Temperature ranged from 15 to 24 degrees. With some wind. Small amount of snow on ground to start the day by 3 pm 4 inches had fallen.

There were 23 people signed up,  with 3 of them being youths. Ten people brought in 33 squirrels to be scored. With three getting their bag limit of six. There were 13  head shots, 10 body shot and 10 with more than one bullet hole. The following are the results:


First Place Conner Austin with a limit of six squirrels and a point score of 10 1/2.


Second Place Eric Riegel with a limit of six squirrels with a point score of 9.

Third Place Scott Martin with five squirrels and a point score of 5 1/2.

Lunker squirrel went to Conner Austin with a 1.60 pound squirrel.



Four people signed up for rabbit. Three of them each got a rabbit. 


Barry Turner won heaviest bag with one rabbit weighting 3.28 pounds.


The club is once again collecting squirrel tails to be sent to Mepps lures at the end of the season.
The club provided fried squirrel legs coated in a roasted almond crust and Scott Ridley supplied his award winning chili for those who showed up at the club.  

NOTE:  The next squirrel/rabbit hunt is scheduled for Sunday January 26, 2020
. Same rules as this one. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Youth TOP GUN SHOOTS

Youth Top Gun Shoots

During each of the squirrel/rabbit hunt events youth shooters age 17 and under may compete for the title of   2020 Youth Top Gun. The shoots will begin at 1:30 pm and run until all youth shooters present have shot. Shooters may enter/shoot as many times as they desire. There is no cost and the club provides the official Top Gun targets. At the end of the year the youth with the highest score will be named 2020 Kuneytown Youth Top Gun and will be awarded a Bass Pro gift card.
 Contact Tom 315-835-5502 for any questions.


The following are the rules for the shoot:
Any .22 rim fire rifle can be used. You will need to provide the rifle and ammo.
Shooting Position: OFFHAND at 50 feet, any position at 50 yards. Sitting, kneeling, prone or bench rest. If bench rest is used, the forearm of the rifle can be supported on a rest but cannot be secured to the rest, no tie downs. The rear of the rifle must be supported by the shoulder of the shooter.

Distance/Shots:  6 shots at 50 feet, 6 shots at 50 yards.  

The First Gray Squirrel/rabbit hunt Saturday January 18th 2020

Get ready the first gray squirrel/rabbit hunt is scheduled for Saturday January 18, 2020.
The gray squirrel rules and general information 

As an individual event using the point scoring system 

With a lunker squirrel category. 


Each person will register/pay a $10.00 entry fee prior to the actual hunt day. Persons desiring to enter the lunker squirrel category will pay an additional $5.00 fee. The club will cover the entry fees  for any youth who is under the age of eighteen.

REGISTRATION: Can be done any time prior to each hunt but no later than the night before the hunt. Registration can be done in person on Friday nights at the club or by calling

Tom  607-869-3540, Scott  315-729-0049, Eric 315-730-2257

Prizes will be determined based on the amount of persons entered.
Under 5 persons event will be cancelled.
5-9 only first place wins a prize.
10-15 First and second wins a prize.
16 on up First, second and third place will win prizes
Lunker squirrel only the heaviest squirrel will win a prize
  
Each person will be allowed to enter a maximum of six (6) gray squirrels for a maximum of 12 points. 

Point system scoring.

2 points for a head shot with the neck counting as a head shot.

1 point for any other hit on the body.

½ point for more than one bullet hole.

NOTE:  Each shotgun pellet hole counts as a bullet hole.  So if more than one pellet hits the squirrel it counts as more than one bullet hole.  ½ point.

Ties will be broken by the amount of  head shots. Person with the most head shots wins the tie breaker.
Any rim fire caliber can be used.
Pellet/air guns are allowed.
Shotguns can be used but see NOTE above.
No center fire calibers.
No red squirrels.  No frozen squirrels.  No road kills. Only squirrels taken on the day of the hunt can be entered.


Lunker squirrel is by weight so they can not be wet.



Rabbit hunt rules and general information is an individual event.


Each person will register/pay a $10.00 entry fee prior to the actual hunt day.  Persons desiring to enter the lunker rabbit category will pay an additional $5.00 fee. The club will cover the entry fees for any youth who is under the age of eighteen.

REGISTRATION: Can be done any time prior to each hunt but no later than the night before the hunt. Registration can be done in person on Friday nights at the club or by calling
Tom  607-869-3540, Scott  315-729-0049, Eric 315-730-2257



The highest TOTAL WEIGHT  and lunker rabbit will win prizes. 
Total weight is based on the weight of no more than six rabbits.
No frozen rabbits.  No wet rabbits. No road kills.  Only rabbits taken on the day of the hunt can be entered.

Anyone with a NYS small game hunting license can participate; all NYS small game hunting regulations must be observed.


Each person will be required to show their small game hunting license prior to their squirrels and/or rabbits being  weighted and/or scored.


Hunting ends at 3:00 P.M. you must be at the club by then. Club will be open from 1 PM and food will be provided and liquid refreshments are available from the bar. Winners will be determined, and prizes awarded.  

Sunday, December 29, 2019

2019 Top Gun time is running out

Attention all members:
Your chance to be a 2019 Kuneytown Top Gun will be over in three days. Ends December 31, 2019.
Presently there are three categories that no one has entered Shotgun slug, muzzle loader and youth .22 rifle. Plus you can shoot in any of the categories to try and beat the already posted scores.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gray squirrel and rabbit hunt dates for 2020


All three rabbit hunts are individual events, by weight with a separate category for lunker.

All three squirrel hunts are individual events, using the point scoring system with a separate category for lunker.




The dates are as follows:

Saturday January 18th.

Sunday January 26th.

Saturday February 8th.




The club is once again collecting squirrel tails to be sent to Mepps fishing lures at the end of the season.


Monday, May 6, 2019

No Monthly Meeting Today - 6 May 2019

There will be no monthly meeting today.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Canoga Marsh WMA Clean-up tomorrow

Tomorrow's the day! Come help fellow club members take care of our local Wildlife Management Area! Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club has "adopted" Cannoga Marsh WMA and we will be conducting a creek-cleanup and trail improvement project tomorrow, 10 - 5 (come whenever!), rain or shine! 


Come join us to do a creek clean-up, remove some invasive species (thorny rose bushes and buck thorn - bring gloves and hand tools), and clear some trails on:

MARCH 30th
10:00 AM til ?

Meet at parking area near cemetary on Route 89
You must sign waiver before beginning work

We will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers on site for lunch.
We may be joined by Trout Unlimited volunteers and 4H youth!

What to bring -

heavy duty gloves
loppers, brush saws, etc
heavy duty garbage bags
knee high boots
drinking water
camera and readiness to have fun while doing good for fish & wildlife!

Questions? Call Keith at 3155689710 





Monday, March 18, 2019

Revised Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club By-laws proposed

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Have a look at the revised DRAFT proposed by-laws and be prepared to discuss/vote to approve at the next monthly meeting (April).

Draft by-laws here.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club Canoga Creek WMA Clean-up & Work Party



Come join us to do a creek clean-up, remove some invasive species (thorny rose bushes and buck thorn - bring gloves and hand tools), and clear some trails on:

MARCH 30th
10:00 AM til ?

Meet at parking area near cemetary on Route 89
You must sign waiver before beginning work

We will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers on site for lunch.
We may be joined by Trout Unlimited volunteers and 4H youth!






What to bring -

  • heavy duty gloves
  • loppers, brush saws, etc
  • heavy duty garbage bags
  • knee high boots
  • drinking water
  • camera and readiness to have fun while doing good for fish & wildlife!
  • Questions? Call Keith at 3155689710 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Third and Final Squirrel and Rabbit hunts results are in

The final squirrel/rabbit hunt, which took place today is now in the books. A very pleasant day it was. Not too cold, not too warm and the sun was out occasionally.

There were eleven people signed up,  with 2 of them being youths. Six people brought in 33 squirrels to be scored and weighted.  The following are the results: 

Tied for first place were Phil Jensen and Shawn Amen each with a limit of six head shot squirrels for 12 points. 

Lunker squirrel was Shawn Amen with a 1.58 pounder.


There were three people entered in the rabbit hunt. Two of them bagged a total of six rabbits. Shawn Amen won both the heaviest bag with 4  rabbits weighting 11.92 pounds and lunker at 3.19 pounds. 


The club provided squirrel stew and venison sausage goulash for those who showed up at the club.


The club collected over 110 squirrel tails during the three hunts and will be sending them to Mepps fishing lures. 


Thanks to everyone who participated in the hunts and remember Saturday March 9, 2019 is the game dinner and $500.00 Bass Pro Gift card raffle.  Hope to see you there. 





Monday, February 18, 2019

1st Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off results

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The results are in!

We had a great turn-out for our 1st Annual Chili- Chowder Cook-Off, and thanks to all that came with dishes, or came to taste and judge!

There were 10 entries in the Chili category.
1st Place winner was Scott Ridley
2nd Place (tie) winners were Keith Tidball & Barry Turner

There were 4 entries in the Chowder category.
1st Place winner was Scott Ridley
2nd Place winner was Moira Tidball

Everyone enjoyed some delicious food and a great afternoon of race-watching and hanging out with good friends.  Thanks to Kuneytown member Willie Battle for a great job of conducting the event.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Attention the squirrel/rabbit hunt date has been changed

The next squirrel/rabbit hunt date has been changed to Saturday February 23, 2019.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Results from the February 2, 2019 squirrel/rabbit hunt

The second squirrel and rabbit hunt of the season took place February 2, 2019. 

There were six teams (12 people) signed up,  with 2 of them being youths. Five teams  brought in 33 squirrels to be weighted.  The following are the results:


First Place went to the team of Phil Jensen and Josh Cooley with a limit of 12. For a weight of 15.34 pounds
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Second place went to the youth team of Lewis and Scott Martin with nine squirrels. for a weight of 12.18 pounds.

Lunker squirrel went to a youth hunter Lewis Martin with a 1.46 pound squirrel.

No rabbits were entered.

The next and last squirrel/rabbit hunt will be held Sunday February 24, 2019. It will be an individual event using the point scoring system and will include a lunker squirrel category. Rabbit hunt will be an individual event based on weight with a lunker. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

February 2, 2019 Squirrel/rabbit hunt update

The Saturday February 2, 2019 squirrel hunt will be a by weight event. NOT A POINT SCORE EVENT. Maximum number of squirrels per team is twelve.

Prizes will be determined based on the amount of persons entered.

under 3 teams event will be cancelled.

3-4 teams only heaviest bag wins a prize.

5-8 teams First and second wins a prize.

9 on up First, second and third place will win prizes.

Lunker squirrel only the heaviest squirrel will win a prize.

   

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Results from the January 13, 2019 Squirrel/rabbit hunt

The first squirrel and rabbit hunt of the season took place January 13, 2019. It was a sunny day, but it was cold with temperatures 5 to19 degrees and about 3-4  inches of snow on the ground everywhere.


There were 27 people signed up,  with 3 of them being youths. Ten people brought in 50 squirrels to be scored. With six getting their bag limit of six. There were 27  head shots, 17 body shot and 6 with more than one bullet hole. The following are the results:


There was a tie for First Place Shawn Amen and Brad Amen each with their limit of six squirrels all head shot for 12 points.


Third Place went to the Scott Ridley with a limit of six squirrels 4 head and 2 body shot for 10 points.


Lunker squirrel went to a youth hunter Braydin Poth with a 1.60 pound squirrel.



Four people signed up for rabbit. There were five rabbits taken. 


Shawn Amen won the lunker with a large 3.76 pound rabbit.



Matt Utter won the heaviest bag with 3 rabbits weighting 9.98 pounds.


The club is once again collecting squirrel tails to be sent to Mepps lures at the end of the season.  The club provided squirrel stew for those who showed up at the club.  

NOTE:  The next squirrel/rabbit hunt is scheduled for Saturday February 2, 2019. The squirrel hunt will be a team event and will include a lunker squirrel category. Rabbit hunt remains the same as this hunt. More details when you sign up. 


Also NOTE: The Kuneytown Game dinner has been scheduled for Saturday March 9, 2019 tickets are $15.00 each and includes an entry in the $500.00 Bass Pro gift card raffle.They are available at the club.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Chili - Chowder Cook Off

Heads up! Get your best recipes ready for the Kuneytown 2019 Chili-Chowder cook-off!  Come enjoy some hot grub and watch the race!




















DETAILS

When: Sunday 17 February 2019 from noon until?

Entry Fee: $10 per entry ($20 if you enter both a chili and a chowder)

Payout: 100% of entry fees!

Awards: First & Second place Chili; First & Second place Chowder

There will be lots of other raffles and prizes!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Youth Top Gun Shoots

During each of the squirrel/rabbit hunt events youth shooters age 17 and under may compete for the title of   2019 Youth Top Gun. The shoots will begin at 1:30pm and run until all youth shooters present have shot. Shooters may enter/shoot as many times as they desire. There is no cost and the club provides the official Top Gun targets. At the end of the year the youth with the highest score will be named 2019 Kuneytown Youth Top Gun and will be awarded a Bass Pro gift card.
The followings are the rules for the shoot:


Any .22 rim fire rifle can be used. You will need to provide the rifle and ammo.
Shooting Position: OFFHAND at 50 feet, any position at 50 yards. Sitting, kneeling, prone or bench rest. If bench rest is used, the forearm of the rifle can be supported on a rest but cannot be secured to the rest, no tie downs. The rear of the rifle must be supported by the shoulder of the shooter.

Distance/Shots:  6 shots at 50 feet, 6 shots at 50 yards.