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

Upcoming Events

  • 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 Events Page.

  • 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.

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
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.

Here are some photos of construction in progress.
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Membership Clay Thrower is now Operational
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 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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