Sunday, February 25, 2018

Results from the February 24, 2018 Squirrel/Rabbit hunt

The last squirrel and rabbit hunt of the season took place February 24, 2018. It was an overcast day with temperatures 40-45 degrees.

There were 20 persons signed up with one of them being youth. Twelve people brought in 62 squirrels with seven of them bring in their limit of six, to be scored. There were 32  head shots, 22 body shot and 8 with more than one bullet hole. The following are the results:

There was a tie for First Place between Phil Jensen and Matt Gokey each with their limit of six squirrels all of them head shot for a score of 12 points each.

Third place went to Shawn Amen with his limit of six squirrels (5 head shot and 1 body shot) for a total of 11 points.

Lunker squirrel went to Emma Galligan it weighted 1.81 pounds.

Six people signed up for rabbit. There were 16 rabbits taken by four people.

Zack Herman entered his limit of six rabbits which weighted 18.49 pounds to take the heaviest bag.

Lunker rabbit went to Brad Aman it weighted 3.73 pounds.
The club collected over one hundred squirrel tails and will be sending them to Mepps lures. The club provided squirrel stew for those who showed up at the club. Thanks to everyone who participated in the hunts and see you next year.  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Final squirrel/rabbit hunt of the season is scheduled for Saturday February 24,2018

The rabbit hunt same rules as the January 20, 2018 hunt.

The gray squirrel hunt will be an individual event using the point scoring system and will include 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 point score 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.

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 being 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.