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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.

  • 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).

  • Personal Protection in the Home - NRA Course
      View the Course Announcement - Printable Flyer
    • Dates:   Friday & Saturday, Sept 22 & 23, 2017
    • Times:  Friday, 6 - 9 pm
                  Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges. (Go to PLSC location web page .)
          Note: The map on the NRA Registration Page (see below) is incorrect.
    • Description:
      Completion of this course will satisfy the Michigan training requirement for applying for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). 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.
    • Registration limits: The course is limited to the first 20 registrants.
    • What to bring with you:
      • Your personal protection handgun if you have one along with 100 rounds ammunition. We have a couple of loaner pistols if you do not have an appropriate handgun.
      • Safety glasses and hearing plugs or muffs.
      • A lunch for Saturday. Bottled water and a limited selection of sodas are available at the club.
    • 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, 16 & 17 Sept 2017
                (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.
    • Cost: $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.

  • Membership Meeting - Social Meeting with Cookout & Shotgunning
    • Date: 24 August 2017, Thursday
    • Time: 5:30 PM until ?
    • Location: PLSC grounds
    • Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Brats will be served
    • All PLSC members and their families welcome!
    • After eating, the 5-stand clay target range will be open for informal shooting.
      Bring your shotguns!

  • 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.

  • NRA Basic Pistol Course - Phase 2
    • Date: Course runs for four consecutive Wednesdays
      • 20 July
      • 27 July
      3 August canceled
      • 10 August
      • 17 August
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: PLSC ranges
    • Phase 1 of the NRA course must be completed on-line before registering for Phase 2, offered at the Portage Lake Club.
    • Registration procedures for both Phase 1 and 2 are described in this document: NRA Course: Basics of Pistol Shooting.
    • For further information, contact club V-P Dave Caspary. (Club contact information).

  • 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).

  • IDPA Classifier - A shooting session to classify individuals for IDPA events.
    • Date: 18 June 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
               9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • For costs, equipment, and other requirements, see the IDPA Classifier Info Page.
    • 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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