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Regular Weekly Events
Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA)
- 7 October 2017, Saturday
15 October 2017, Sunday
21 October 2017, Saturday
29 October 2017, Sunday
Partial Range Closures - On the listed dates the pistol pit
range will not be available to club members from about 1:00 pm until
5:00 pm EDT. That range will be in use by the MTU Student Pistol
- 11 November 2017, Saturday
Deer Rifle Sight-in Day - 10 am - 4 pm. Club open to members
and non-members. Food available. More information on Events Page
The summertime weekly Tuesday sessions have been suspended. See the
for more information including
contacts about possible off-season activity.
Shotgun Five-Stand Shooting
The regular Sunday and Wednesday sessions have been suspended for the
season. For possible shooting, check with the contacts listed
on the Events Page
The building of a deck for north door of the clubhouse will begin in
September. See this document about the project, including instructions
to volunteers: PLS Deck Project (pdf file)
Additional volunteers will be welcomed. Work schedule notes are posted
Target Frame for Shotgun Patterning
Here are some photos of construction in progress.
(Thumbnail images are linked to larger images.)
target frame suitable for holding the large paper targets required
for patterning shotguns is now in place and ready for members to use.
It is located on the far left (west) side of the covered rifle range.
It may be moved easily to whatever target distance is required. Members
should bring their own paper. (The frame will accommodate paper sheets
48"x48", and 36"x48".)
Membership Clay Thrower is now Operational
clay target thrower for use of
members has been placed on the Shotgun
Range. Members are welcome to use it when the shotgun range is not
otherwise in use. Please read and follow the instructions and rules
for use of the machine. Operating instructions are posted on the
machine. Go to Rules for use of Clay Target
The gate lock is presently set to open with the members' 2017-18
combination that is furnished with the current membership card.
If you are not a club member and wish to join, see the Membership Page
. If you were a member last year
and did not receive information about renewing your membership, you
should contact the club secretary, (Club
Dues Increase for 2017-18
Annual club dues will be a bit higher for the 2017-18 membrship year.
Regular annual memberships will increase from $50 to $60. Senior and
student memberships will increase from $25 to $30.
Dues last increased in Spring 2001, and have been held at $50
for sixteen years. Despite numerous efficiencies, club expenses have
climbed steadily. The Consumer Price Index shows that $50 in 2001
dollars is equivalent to about $69 at present. So, despite the $10
increase, the cost of club membership still represents a real bargain
compared with dues of sixteen years ago.
Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club on Facebook
A Facebook page has now been set up for the club. Here's a link to the
page: PLSC on
. Please contact the Club Secretary with suggestions
and constructive comments:(Club contact
Range Familiarization & Safety Sessions
All club members (annual, student, life, senior) are required to
attend a Range Familiarization & Safety Session at least once
every three years. A membership card and gate lock combination will
not be issued until timely completion of a session.
Range Familiarization & Safety Sessions may be listed on the
If you cannot attend a scheduled session, convenient times can ususally
be arranged by contacting the Club Secretary. (Club contact information