Sunday, February 23, 2020

Results from the final Squirrel/rabbit hunt are in

Saturday February 22, 2020 was the final squirrel/rabbit hunt of the season. The morning was a bit chilly but it warmed up to 40 degrees by weigh in. About 4-6 inches of snow covered the ground with bright sunshine. The squirrels were out and running around.
Nine people signed up for squirrel none for rabbit. Seven people brought in 37 squirrels with five getting there bag limit of six squirrels.
This was a by weight event:

First place  Tim Wright 6 squirrels at 8.18 pounds
Second place  Phil Jensen 6 squirrels at 7.94 pounds
Lunker squirrel George Havelin  1.57 pound

The club collected 85 squirrel tails which will be sent to Mepps lures. Thanks to all who participated.

Now don't forget that Saturday March 7 is the game dinner $15.00 plus you have a chance at winning a $500.00 Bass Pro gift card and squirrel will be on the menu. Tickets can be purchased at the club there is a limited supply so get them now before they are gone. We will start serving at 4PM

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The final squirrel/rabbit hunt of the season is scheduled for February 22, 2020

This Saturday February 22, 2020 will be the final squirrel/rabbit hunt of the season.
This one will be by weight and include a lunker category.
Here are the rules.
You must be licensed to hunt small game in New York and obey all rules and regulation pertaining to small game hunting.
You will be required to show your license before you can weigh in.
Only enter the squirrel/rabbits that you legally harvested. This is not a team event.
No frozen squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No wet squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No road killed squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No red squirrels will be accepted.

Entry fee is $10.00 for squirrel. Extra $5.00 for lunker.
Amount of entries will determine prize schedule. Less then 5 will result in the event being cancelled. 5 to 9 only heaviest bag 10 to 14 First and second more than 14 first, second and third.

Entry fee is $10.00 for Rabbit. Extra $5.00 for lunker.
There will only be heaviest bag and lunker rabbit category. Unless there are 10 or more people entered. Then there will be 1st and second heaviest bag. 

Weight in will be at the Kuneytown club house and will start at 1 pm and end at 3 pm on the day of the hunt. Refreshments and food will be available.
You can sign up and pay the entry fees at the club. See Scott Ridley or anyone tending the bar.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Next scheduled squirrel/rabbit hunt is Saturday February 8th 2020

The next scheduled squirrel/rabbit hunt is scheduled for Saturday February 8. This one will be by weight and include a lunker category. As the club is still collecting squirrels and rabbits for  the upcoming game dinner. We would ask you to hunt using a rimfire caliber this eliminates the problems associated with shotgun pellets in the meat. However you can use a shotgun if you choose to.
Here are the rules.
You must be licensed to hunt small game in New York and obey all rules and regulation pertaining to small game hunting.
You will be required to show your license before you can weigh in.
Only enter the squirrel/rabbits that you legally harvested. This is not a team event.
No frozen squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No wet squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No road killed squirrels or rabbits will be accepted.
No red squirrels will be accepted.

Entry fee is $10.00 for squirrel. Extra $5.00 for lunker.
Amount of entries will determine prize schedule. Less then 5 will result in the event being cancelled. 5 to 9 only heaviest bag 10 to 14 First and second more than 14 first, second and third.
Total bag weight for squirrel and a lunker squirrel category.

Entry fee is $10.00 for Rabbit. Extra $5.00 for lunker.
There will only be heaviest bag and lunker rabbit category. Unless there are 10 or more people entered. Then there will be 1st and second heaviest bag. 

Weight in will be at the Kuneytown club house and will start at 1 pm and end at 3 pm on the day of the hunt. Refreshments and food will be available.
You can sign up and pay the entry fees at the club. See Scott Ridley or anyone tending the bar.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Second squirrel/rabbit hunt cancelled

January 26, 2020.  Although the second squirrel/rabbit hunt was officially cancelled, the four people who had signed up hunted anyway. It was wet out there from the previous day's one inch of rain/sleet/snow. It was overcast with temperatures ranging from 33 to 36 degrees. There was an inch or so of snow on the ground. The squirrels were out and on the move.

Three of the four people who hunted managed to get 15 squirrels with one person getting the limit of six. There were 4 head shots and 11 body shots.   They would just not stay still for very long.

 All 15 of them were given to the club for the upcoming game dinner scheduled for Saturday March 7th.  Tickets are $15.00 each and includes a Bass Pro gift card raffle with $500.00 top prize. Dinner is scheduled to be served at 4 PM. There is a limited amount of tickets so get yours soon before they sell out. They can be purchased at the club, which is open every Friday night at 6 PM.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

2nd squirrel/rabbit hunt tomorrow

The second squirrel/rabbit hunt will be tomorrow Sunday January 26th same rules as the first one.

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.