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Regular Weekly Events
Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA)
- 18 & 21 September 2017, Monday & Thursday
Deck contruction mini work bee 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - See Deck
Construction Announcement below.
- 22-23 September 2017, Friday & Saturday
Personal Protection in the Home - NRA Course - Friday 6 - 9
pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. View the Course Announcement Flyer.
Covers basic handgun skills, and satisfies training requirements for
a Concealed Pistol License in Michigan. Much more information is on
- 23 September 2017, Saturday
Partial Range Closure - The rifle/pistol range and covered
firing line will be unavailable to club members from about 9:00 am
until 2:30 pm. That range will be in use by participants in the
Personal Protection course. The pistol pit will be available.
- 27 September 2017, Wednesday
Partial Range Closure - The pistol pit range will not be
available to club members from about 8:00 am until 8:00 pm EDT. That
range will be in use by MTU Public Safety officers participating in
a training exercise.
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
Building 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.
Membership Clay Thrower is now Operational
Here are some photos of construction in progress.
(Thumbnail images are linked to larger images.)
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. Here is a link to the 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