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Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA)
- There are no PLS Club events currently scheduled
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
Club Driveway and Vehicle Access to Ranges
Nov 18, 2017 - From the PLSC Secretary:
The driveway has been temporarily closed to vehicle
. Recent wet weather conditions together with problems in
spreading some loads of new gravel have caused the club driveway to
become soft and unusable.
The combination to the gate lock has been changed.
Members should park at the gate.
When and if the driveway surface freezes and becomes
usable, the gate combination will be reset to the membership number.
Please contact the Club Secretary if you have questions. (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
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)
Target Frame for Shotgun Patterning
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
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