DEC Proposes Special Christmastime Deer Season

The New York DEC recently issued a proposed change to its agency rules that would establish a special bow and muzzleloader deer season in the Southern Zone in December. If approved, the season would run during the Christmas and New Year holiday week. The proposed regulations also run the regular deer season for 23 days beginning on the 3rd Saturday in November.

This rulemaking will provide additional opportunity for New York deer hunters and their families by creating a second portion of the late bow and muzzleloading deer seasons in the Southern Zone, adding the holiday week of December 26 through January 1.

DEC, in support of its rule change, noted that during the Christmas to New Year holiday week families gather, many people are off from work, and students are on school break. This provides time for families to hunt together, share memories and make new ones, and gather venison for the next year. This new opportunity is consistent with the department’s efforts to recruit, retain, and reactivate […]

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SCOPE-NY’s State Senate Warning

The following is a message from the Shooters Committee on Political Education. We are reprinting it here because the article correctly, clearly and factually lays out the recent history concerning the control of the New York State Senate and how redistricting could affect our members and their rights. Both SCOPE and the 1791 Society PAC, as well as, SAF, GOA, CCRKBA, NYSRPA and NRA are all welcome in their defense our our Member’s rights to enjoy the shooting sports. Ten X does not endorse any particular gun-rights organization or any particular political candidate.

New York State Senate

Prior to 2018, Republicans usually had control of the New York State Senate. This somewhat offset the heavily New York City based gun grabbers in the Assembly and the Governor’s office. Republicans were the only defense against the gun grabbing left and when they lost the Senate majority, in a landslide in 2018, the gun grabbers came out in force.

In October, when SCOPE reviewed […]

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Youth Program Summer 2020 Update

Hi everyone – now that the Governor has announced his plans for reopening schools we have a better idea of what the expectations are in terms of the required set-up of a “learning” environment – be it in school or in a recreational setting.

After a review of those requirements, and our own internal review of our facilities and abilities, we regret to announce that we will not be able to resume our program in September.

It probably won’t come as a surprise to any of you that we simply cannot come up with a way where we can have the standard six feet of separation at our indoor ranges and have any more than two or three shooters on the line at any given […]

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NEW “OPEN SHOOT” APPROVED!

ATTENTION fellow Members of Ten X Shooting Club!

Your Board of Directors recently voted, unanimously, to implement a simple yet significant change in how our Outdoor Range Facility at Greenbush Road will now be utilized for the Good of our Club and to promote the Shooting Sports locally.

Effective 7/18/2020 and for the foreseeable future, a segment of time has been designated as an “Open Shoot” which will allow for, exclusively, Tactical Firearms Training and practice of Personal Defense Techniques.

Every Saturday morning from 8AM until 12NOON the Pistol Range at our Greenbush Road Facility will be set aside for all Members and their accompanied guests who wish to practice their pistol skills outside of Bullseye Shooting.

The Rifle Range will be wholly unaffected by this change.

Other than Club-Sponsored Shoots, the Club’s Ranges remain now, as always, “first come, first served” facilities. By specifically allocating this portion of the week to those Members who wish to experiment with alternative forms of shooting, we are providing ample opportunity […]

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NYS Offering Hunter Safety Course Online due to COVID

Member Alan W. passed along a press release that may be of use for some of our members:

Due to the State of Emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the New York State DEC is offering for a limited time a complete online hunting safety education course.

First-time hunters must first earn a hunter education certificate prior to purchasing their first hunting license. The certificate is then good for all future purchases of hunting licenses.

The DEC, in its press release said, “Unfortunately, all traditional hunter education courses have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving many new hunters unable to get a certificate before spring turkey season”. The statewide regular spring turkey hunting season is set from May 1-31, and the youth (ages 12-15) turkey hunting weekend on April 25-26. “Students who complete the online course and virtual field day, and pass the final exam, will receive their hunter education certificate and can purchase a hunting license,” DEC said.

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Ten X to Host CCW Instructor’s Course

Ten X will host an NRA FFL Instructor’s training course on August 23, 24, and 25, 2019. The class runs from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on all three days. On Friday, August 23, and for the classroom portion of the course on Saturday August 24, the course will be held at the indoor range at 853 Ransom Road, while the firing instruction on Saturday and Sunday will be at the outdoor range on Greenbush Road.

The NRA CCW Instructor Certification Course equips firearms trainers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to teach others how to safely and responsibly carry a concealed handgun for personal protection. NRA CCW Course builds on the fundamentals taught in the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course and puts those skills into a defensive context. There are two prerequisites for the CCW instructor class: (1) you must be an NRA-certified pistol instructor, and (2) you must complete the NRA CCW Basic Course. The CCW Basic Course is being held this same weekend […]

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Sometimes, it takes time

The most frequent complaints heard at the club is “I’ll never be that good”. This past monday, a fellow bullseye pistol competitor (and Ohio resident) John Bickar sent along a lesson that sometimes, good things take time… and persistence… and practice:

More State Gun Control on the Horizon

The following is passed to us from the Shooters Committee on Political Education (“SCOPE”) and we are forwarding it to our members without editing. If you are so inclined, you can and should do your part to write your legislators and let them know how you feel about these proposals. You should all be prepared for whats coming over the horizon. Members interest in joining SCOPE can click this link for more information.

 

What’s On the Horizon for 2019

Albany Legislation: This is a general overview of what we expect in terms of gun legislation coming out of Albany when the legislature convenes in January. Of course, the legislative season is fluid and this list isn’t necessarily complete and can change as circumstances evolve. Given the 2 to 1 majority Democrats have in both houses, turning back anti-gun legislation this year will be formidable, if not impossible to say the least.

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Pistol Permit Pre-Licensing Safety Class January 12

Courtesy of member Gail Fechter, we will be hosting a pistol permit pre-licensing safety course. This is the NRA Basic Pistol course that fulfills the safety training requirement for new pistol permit applicants in Erie and Niagara County. This is intended to be a “For Women Only” course, and will be taught by a female instructor.

Interested persons should contact Gail Fechter (gfechter85@gmail.com) for more information and to sign up.

 

Team Captains Report

Congratulations go out to Ten X’s own Doug Scranton for shooting his first 100 target at last night’s Suburban Pistol League Match. Doug finished with a combined score of 279 – 8X placing him second on the team behind only Peter. Peter shot a mere 295 – 9X. My compliments go out to each of these two competitors, nice shooting!