Sunday, February 20, 2022

 

Rules for the Gray squirrel hunt scheduled for Sunday February 27, 2022

 The final hunt of the season is scheduled for Sunday February 27, 2022. It will be a by weight, single person event with a lunker and smallest squirrel category. 

       Each person will register/pay a $10.00 entry fee prior to the actual hunt day. Persons desiring to enter the lunker and smallest 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
Scott  315-729-0049 or Eric 315-730-2257

Prizes will be determined based on the number of people entered.
Under 4 event will be cancelled.
4 - 6  only heaviest bag wins a prize.
7-10 First and second wins a prize.
11 on up First, second and third place will win prizes
The Lunker/heaviest squirrel and the smallest/lightest squirrel will split that category prize. 

Each participant will be allowed to enter a maximum of six (6) gray squirrels for weighting.

Only gray squirrels.  No frozen squirrels.  No wet squirrels. No road kills.  Only squirrels taken on the day of the hunt can be entered.

Smallest/ lightest  gray squirrel must be a whole squirrel. Missing body parts will disqualify the squirrel. 

Any person 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  weighted.


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

Kuneytown is a member of the Seneca County Federation of Sportsmens Club, Inc. This is what they do.

 SENECA COUNTY FEDERATION OF SPORTSMENS CLUB, INC.

 Who are we?

We are a not-for-profit organization. Our goals are to aid in the formulation and establishment of sound policies, regulations and practices. Designed to conserve, protect, restore and perpetuate fish, wildlife and their various habitat, as well as scenic and recreational areas used by sportsmen/ women. To help ensure that these policies, regulations and practices are based on proven science and good management principles. Not the general public opinion. With special regard to Seneca County and the State of New York.

To aid the efforts of individuals, organizations and government agencies in the preservation of our heritage of hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting and archery sports. 

To educate the people of Seneca County and the State of New York of the rights of all sportsmen /women.

 

To represent the sportsmen/ women of Seneca County with reference to their rights to hunt, fish, trap and participate in archery and shooting sports, as well as their 2nd amendment rights to keep and bear arms.   

 

The Federation consists of fifteen organizations and a number of individual members, representing approximately 3,000 persons, that all share these goals and are located and/or live in Seneca County.

 

Buck Bowmen Field Archery

Canoga Sportsmen’s Club

Canoga Springs Rod and Gun Club

Finger Lakes Conservation Club

Interlaken Sportsmen’s Club

Kuneytown Sportsmen’s Club

Lodi Rod and Gun Club

MacDougall Sportsmen’s Club

North Seneca Sportsmen’s and Rifle Club

Seneca County SCOPE

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension / 4-H Shooting Sports

Seneca Falls Ducks Unlimited

South Seneca Sportsmen’s Club

Waterloo Rifle and Pistol

Waterloo Sportsmen’s Club

 

We are members of the:

New York State Conservation Council

Finger Lakes Conservation Council

New York State Scope

National Rifle Association

New York State Rifle and Pistol.

 

What do we do?

Represent Seneca County sportsmen/women on the New York State Conservation Council.

Represent Seneca County sportsmen/women on the Finger Lakes Conservation Council.

Represent Seneca County sportsmen/women on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 Fish and Wildlife Management Board.

Maintain a present with State, County and local government legislators to ensure the interests of sportsmen/ women are known and acted upon when and where needed.

Maintain an active relationship with the Environmental Conservation Officers who are assigned to patrol Seneca County.

Actively promote the interest of sportsmen/women thru local news media, publications, internet and public outreach.

 

How do we do this?

The Federation has active delegates and/or alternate delegates that attend and participate in the two NYS Conservation Council meetings a year, the four Finger Lakes Conservation Council meetings a year, and the six NYSDEC Region 8 Fish and Wildlife Board meetings a year.

Our President and/or other persons within our organization visit our State and local legislators in person and/or thru correspondence when needed. We also invite our local legislators to attend and speak at our meetings and annual Banquet.

The Environmental Conservation Officers assigned to Seneca County are invited to and they do attend most of our meetings. We exchange information in regard to game violation and other items of interest in Seneca County.

We will send letters to the editor of various news media and provide comments for various items/projects that interest us. We have guest speakers at our meeting and at our annual banquet.

We update and maintain the Seneca Federation of Sportsmen’s Club Web site at www.senecacountyfederation.com

 

What else do we do?

We provide financial assistance for sending children who live in Seneca County to the NYS Conservation Camps every year.

 

We support and provide financial assistance for various youth and adult shooting, archery, fishing, trapping and hunting programs and events every year. Mostly in Seneca County but not limited to just Seneca County.

 

We support our second amendment rights as well as all our constitutional rights.

 

We administer and sponsor the C. Scott Sampson Memorial Conservation Scholarship, which is annually awarded to a Seneca County High School Senior who plans on attending college and studying in the field of environmental conservation.

 

We support and provide financial assistance for the NYSDEC Region 8 Hunter Safety Instructors banquet which recognizes the dedication of this volunteer group in the educating of our future hunters.    

Sunday, January 30, 2022

 

Results from the second Gray Squirrel hunt 2021

The second squirrel hunt of the season took place Sunday January 30, 2022. It was very cold with temperatures ranging from 7 to 21 degrees. There was 12 or more inches of snow covering the ground. The sun was out at times, but it remained cold.

There were five teams signed up. Four teams brought in 16 squirrels to be weighted.

As there were only five teams entered only first place received a prize.

Eric Riegel and Tom Grasek with six squirrels for a total weight 8.15 pounds.

Lunker squirrel went to Eric Riegel with a 1.69 pound squirrel.

Smallest squirrel went to Scott Ridley with a 1.06 pound squirrel.

The club provided squirrel drumsticks again. They just keep getting better and better.. 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Rules for the Gray squirrel hunt scheduled for Sunday January 30, 2022

 The next hunt is scheduled for Sunday January 30,2022. It will be a by weight, two person team event with a lunker and smallest squirrel category. 

       Teams will register/pay a $20.00 per two person team entry fee prior to the actual hunt day. The club will cover the entry fee of $10.00 for any youth team member who is under the age of eighteen. The fee for the lunker and smallest category is $10.00 per team.

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  315-835-5502, Scott  315-729-0049, Eric 315-730-2257


Prizes will be determined based on the number of teams entered.
Under 2 event will be cancelled.
3-5  only first place wins a prize.
6-10 First and second wins a prize.
11 on up First, second and third place will win prizes
The Lunker/heaviest squirrel and the smallest/lightest squirrel will split that category prize. 

Total weight is based on two people per team.
Each team member needs to be present in order for their squirrels to be weighted. 
Each team member will be allowed to enter a maximum of six (6) gray squirrels for weighting.
The total weight of the the squirrels from each team member will be added together for the  TOTAL WEIGHT for that team. Maximum 12 squirrels
If only one team member shows up to have their squirrels weighted then his or her weight will be the TOTAL WEIGHT for that team. Maximum six squirrels.

Only gray squirrels.  No frozen squirrels.  No wet squirrels. No road kills.  Only squirrels taken on the day of the hunt can be entered.

Smallest/ lightest  gray squirrel must be a whole squirrel. Missing body parts will disqualify the squirrel. 

Any person 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  weighted.


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

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Results from the First Gray Squirrel hunt 2021

The first squirrel hunt of the season took place Sunday January 9, 2022. It was an overcast, rainy, windy day with temperatures ranging from 30 to 37 degrees. There was some snow on the ground.

There were 17 people signed up. Five people brought in 12 squirrels to be scored. There were 2 head shot, 7 body shot, and 3 with more than one bullet hole. The following are the results:

First place Dale Rolley with three squirrels one head shot two body shot for 4 points.

Second place Cole Marr with four squirrels three body shot one more than one bullet hole for 3 1/2 points.

Third place Tom Grasek two squirrels one head and one body shot for 3 points

Lunker squirrel went to Tom Grasek with a 1.31 pound squirrel.

The club is once again collecting squirrel tails to be sent to Mepps Lures at the end of the season The club provided squirrel drumsticks, which were delicious, for those who showed up at the club.

The next hunt is scheduled for Sunday January 30,2022. It will be a by weight, two person team event with a lunker and smallest squirrel category. Rules to be published soon.  

Monday, January 3, 2022

 

The First Gray Squirrel hunt of the season will be Sunday January 9th 2022


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 the 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  315-835-5502, 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.
Any person 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  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. Winners will be determined, and prizes awarded.  

Renting the Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club Meeting Hall

Many Kuneytown members, and friends and family of members, occasionally have a need or desire to rent our spacious meeting hall. Here are the procedures and rules. 

There is a master calendar at the Club kept by the Club Leadership. Check to see if your proposed date is available. You can generally ask any bartender, the Bar Steward, any Officer, or any Certificate Member to see the Club calendar.

Secure the date (if available) and schedule a planning meeting with the Club President or Bar Steward. Be sure to include in your planning discussion decorations, musicians or other live performers, tents, and any additional preparation items or time you may need. 

Pay your club rental fee (Basic club rental fee is $ ________ . There may be additional fees for catering and specific bar requests beyond our normal stocking).

Leave the Club meeting hall exactly as you found it, and as clean or cleaner than you found it.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Youth Top Gun Shoot

 There will be a Youth Top Gun  shoot at the November 6th Turkey shoot/raffle. 

Youth shooters age 17 and under may compete for the title of   2021 Youth Top Gun. The shoots will begin at 1:00 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 2021 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.  

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Turkey Shoot and raffles Saturday November 6th, 2021

 Saturday November 6, 2021 starting at 12 noon there will be a turkey shoot and raffles. 

The winner of a turkey in each round will be the shot closest to the center of a paper plate. 

There will be four categories. 

Shotgun slug, center fire rifle and .22 rimfire rifle categories will consist of 10 participants shooting offhand at 40 yards give or take. 

Pistol category will consist of 10 participants shooting offhand at 50 feet. 

Muzzleloader would be able to shoot in the center fire category. 

You will need to bring your own ammo as none will be provided. 

There will be a long range shoot. If you hit the target, you win a turkey.

There will be raffles all day inside the club for turkeys and prime rib.

Food will be available inside the club. 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2nd Annual Squirrel King Challenge Kicks Off Sept 1 2021

This member's only months-long challenge will see the Kuneytown faithful attempt to unseat reigning Squirrel King Eric Riegel from the Throne of the Bushy-tail. Don't miss your chance to compete for the crown! Sign up today!




Tuesday, August 3, 2021

We Support the Mynderse Academy Fishing Club!

 We are proud supporters of the Mynderse Academy fishing team, and congratulate them on their recent successes!





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.