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

Upcoming Events

  • 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 Club.

  • 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

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

Deck Construction
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 above.

Here are some photos of construction in progress.
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Target Frame for Shotgun Patterning
[img:PatBd-small] A 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
[img:thrower-small] A 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 Thrower.

Range Access
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 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, Summer 2017

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