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PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

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Events of the Recent Past

The PLSC organizes and sponsors various events throughout the year. Announcements of some events in the recent past are listed below as information for members, prospective members, and other persons interested in activities of the PLSC.

Events are listed with the most recent first.

  • Personal Protection in the Home - NRA Course
      View the Course Announcement - Printable Flyer
    • 2018 Dates:
       September 14, Friday
       September 15, Saturday
    • Times:  Friday, 6-9 pm
                  Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges. (Go to PLSC location web page .)
    • Description:
         Completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. This course is open to anyone.
          We have a team of instructors working together to help you develop your handgun skills, learn about self defense and the law, and teach you how to enhance your safety while in and around your home.
    • Registration: Persons taking the course must register through the the NRA Training web page for this course.
          Go to NRA registration web page for PLSC course.
    • Information: The NRA web page provides specific and detailed information about fees, fee payment procedures, contact information, etc.
    • Fee: Fee: $125. (2018 PLSC members qualify for a $25 discount.)
    • Note: The course is being offered as a fund-raising activity to benefit the Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club.

  • Hunter Education Course
    • Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 8 & 9 Sept 2018
                (Students must attend both days)
    • Times: Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
                Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges
    • Registration: All students must pre-register.
      Call Ed at 906-231-6004 to pre-register. (Call between 9am-9pm.)
    • Fee: $10 which covers the cost of ammunition, eye & ear protection, range fees, and refreshments
    • See the Hunter Education Announcement for information about student age limits, what students should bring, etc.
    • For further information, contact Ed Glowacki at 906-231-6004. (Call between 9am-9pm.)

  • Workshop for Hunter Education Instructors - A review and updating session for instructors of Michigan hunter education courses.
    • Date: 21 July 2018, Saturday
    • Time: 10 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse
    • Contact Keith Machiela by July 17 if you plan to attend.
    • Free lunch!
    • Workshop organized by Keith Machiela, Hunter Education Instructor Coordinator for Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, and Gogebic Counties
    • Machiela contacts: email:

  • IDPA Classifier - A shooting event to classify individuals for IDPA events.
    • Date: 30 June 2018, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
               9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • For costs, equipment, and other requirements, see the IDPA Classifier Information Page.
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (Club contact information).

  • Members' Quarterly Meeting - Social Meeting with Cookout & Shooting Activities
    • Date: 21 June 2018, Thursday
    • Time: 5:30 PM until ?
    • Location: PLSC grounds
    • Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Chips will be served.
    • All PLSC members and their families are invited and encouraged to attend!
    • During or after eating, there will be a general meeting of members.
    • At around 7pm, we'll set up several fun, introductory shooting activities on the ranges. We'll have three, simultaneous, 20 minute sessions -- 5-Stand Shotgun; Action Pistol; and Shooting the AR-15. Each session will be repeated three times so everyone can rotate through all stations.
    • Due to time constraints, no personal firearms will be allowed during these brief sessions. However, if you want to stay longer and try one of the activities, bring your own firearms/ammo. (Shotgun ammo must be of shot size 7½ or smaller.)
    • Everyone should bring eye and ear protection, insect repellent, and dress for the weather.

  • Range Work Bee
    • Date: 12 May 2018, Saturday
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: PLSC Ranges and Clubhouse
    • In event of rain, snow, etc.: Watch your email for announcements regarding rescheduling of the Work Bee. Any changes will be posted on the home page of the club's web site.
    • Please bring: Implements of construction and destruction.
    • Annual members who participate in this Work Bee may earn work credits toward costs of membership.
    • General clean up and fix up of club house and grounds. Ranges will be closed to shooting for at least part of the day. Contact club secretary for more details. (Club contact information)

  • Copper Country Friends of NRA Annual Fund-Raising Banquet
    In the recent past, Friends of NRA has given significant financial support to the PLSC for improvement of the club's local programs and facilities.

  • Annual Membership Meeting of the Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club
    • Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • Location: Ramada Waterfront Inn, Hancock, MI
    • Time: 5:30 pm - Social/Cocktail Hour with cash bar
               6:30 pm - Dinner: Sit, Order off menu, Eat
               7:30 pm - Annual meeting called to order
    • Agenda: Election of officers; other items of business and discussion

  • Deer Rifle Sight-In Day
    • Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • Time: Range opens at 10 am. Persons wanting to sight-in their rifles can show up any time until 3 pm.
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and rifle range.
    • Club grounds will be open to both members and non-members.
    • Lunch will be available at the club. If you plan to eat lunch, please notify the club so that we can plan the amount of food needed:
    • Participants are welcome to invite other persons to the event.
    • See the Sight-in Day Announcement(pdf).
    • For still more information, contact club secretary Paul Raymond. (Club contact information).

  • 3-Gun-Shoot
    • Date: 13 August 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:00 am - Squads finalized
               8:15 am -Safety Review
               8:30 am - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch: Free for all shooters; $5 for others
    • Shooters must pre-register for the shoot.
    • Late Registrations may be accepted. Contact Scott Gruenberg (below).
    • Spectators are welcome. Bring eye & ear protection.
    • See the 3-Gun Information & Registration Form for registration fees, deadlines, equipment, and other requirements.
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (906-523-4335) or send email to

  • Fun Clays Shoot - American Woodcock Society
    • Date: 6 August 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 9:00 AM - Registration & Safety Review
              9:30 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • See the AWS Fun Shoot Info Page & Registration Form for more information about costs, type of shooting, etc.
    • For further information, contact Adam Rajala - phone number & email address are on the information page.

  • IDPA Pistol Match
    • Date: 30 July 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
              9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • See the IDPA Pistol Match Info Page for requirements, fees, match rules, etc..
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (Club contact information).

  • Introduction to Handguns for Women - An informational session for any women club members. (No men allowed.)

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