PLS logo 18854E Chassell-Painesdale Road
PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

Upcoming Events

  • 30 April 2018, Monday
    End of 2017-18 PLSC annual membership year - Renewal information will be forthcoming soon.

  • 1 May 2018, Tuesday
    Start of 2018-19 PLSC annual membership year - Information on membership and work credits will be posted soon.

  • 12 May 2018, Saturday
    Work Bee - Starts 9:30 AM. See Events Page for details.

  • 12 May 2018, Saturday
    Partial Range Closure - 9 AM to ?? PM. Ranges will be closed during the Work Bee.

  • ??? May 2018, Sunday or Wednesday, date to be determined
    To Be Resumed: Twice-Weekly 5-Stand Shotgun Shooting
    1 PM Sunday or 6 PM Wednesday.
    Watch for announcement.

  • ??? May 2018, Tuesday, date to be determined
    To Be Resumed: Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA)
    6:30 PM Tuesday.
    Watch for announcement.

  • 8-9 September 2018, Saturday & Sunday
    Hunter Safety Course
    More information will be posted in the future.

  • 27 October 2018, Saturday
    Deer Rifle Sight-In Day
    More information will be posted in the future.

Read: NRA Daily Notices

Regular Weekly Events

Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA)
The summertime weekly Tuesday sessions have been suspended. See the Events Page 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.

PLSC Announcements

Club Driveway and Vehicle Access to Ranges
The snow in December closed the driveway to vehicle access.
  As reported to members previously, there were some problems with spreading gravel on the drive in late fall. After the snow melts these problems will need to be resolved before the driveway can be used regularly.   Condition and opening of the driveway will be announced to club members in the spring.

Clubhouse Closed for Winter
Nov 18, 2017 - From the PLSC Secretary:
The clubhouse has been fully winterized. With the water turned off and pipes drained, restrooms in the clubhouse are not usable. The door locks have had their combination changed, and the clubhouse will not be accesible until spring. Please contact the Club Secretary if you have questions. (Club contact information.)

Deck Construction
The deck for the north entrance of the clubhouse has been completed. Co-ordinated by Dallas Bates, the project began in September and was finished in time for use during Sight-in Day, November 11. Dallas and the volunteers should be thanked for their extended efforts. Here's a link to a document about the project: PLS Deck Project (pdf file).

Some photos of construction in progress:
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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 contact information.)

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 Facebook.  Please contact the Club Secretary with suggestions and constructive comments:(Club contact information).

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 Club Calendar. If you cannot attend a scheduled session, convenient times can ususally be arranged by contacting the Club Secretary. (Club contact information).

Driveway entrance to club grounds, Winter 2017-18
Gate is completely hidden behind pile of plowed snow

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