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

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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
e 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
Nov 27, 2017 - From the PLSC Secretary:
   The driveway has been re-opened to vehicle traffic after being closed for about ten days. The combination to the lock on the access gate has been re-set to the members' code on the membership card.
   Please drive slowly and be aware of the condition of the drive.
   The condition of the drive will be monitored and if it deteriorates significantly the drive may be closed again.
If driveway conditions becomes bad, please contact the club Secretary: (Club contact information.)

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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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.

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, Fall 2017

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