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Winter Archery Leagues

Pathfinder’s 2018 Winter Archery Leagues

Pathfinder’s popular indoor Winter Archery Leagues for 2018 will be forming soon. The Leagues start in early January and run for 12 weeks. To participate please contact the individuals listed below.
Tuesday Night League:
• 4 person teams
• Contact Dave Wolfersberger, 315-529-2148 or
Wednesday Night League:
• 2 person teams
• Contact John Pavel, 315-343-6368 (evenings/weekends) or
Friday Night League:
• Individual competition
• Contact Derek St. Phillips, 315-480-4897 (evenings/ weekends)

NYS ATA website Calendar

An online calendar to has been added to help our clubs get more shooters to attend shoots. Hopefully this will help.
Please reach out to Cathy Flint, NYS ATA Secretary if you have questions or comments.

Thank you
Cathy Flint
NYSATA Secretary
9194 Lake Road
Barker NY 14012

Ladies Rule the Range Registration is Open

Welcome to the 5th Annual Ladies Rule the Range Event.
This year’s shoot is July 29 – starting promptly at 8:00am.
Please note that PRE-registration is a must. We are thrilled at how popular this event has become, but in order to keep it manageable for all, we are limiting the number of entries to 120 women. With that, your registration form and payment must be received no later than July 24 (or July 10 if you are ordering an event shirt).
Payments should be made to:
Pathfinder Fish & Game Club and mailed to
PO Box 194, Fulton, NY 13069

Click the link below to download and print your registration form

Ladies Rule the Range 2017

Junior Archery Instruction Class

Junior Archery Returns to Pathfinder!
Pathfinder Fish & Game will offer Archery Instruction for Youth Ages 5 and Older on Thursday evenings from February 2 to February 23 from 6 – 8 PM.
There is a one-time cost of $10 – all money is spent on the junior archers.
To sign up call: John Pavel at (315) 343-6368 evenings/ weekends.
Class size is limited so sign-up early.

Pending Legislation that Impacts You

Assembly bill A1623 sponsored by Assemblyman William Magee and Senate bill S991 sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer are currently pending in their respective houses’ Codes Committees.
The NYSCC strongly supports this change.  The proposed bills would set the minimum age at which individuals are permitted to use rifles, shotguns and air guns under supervised conditions at ten.  This would bring New York in line with the rest of the nation and permit New York residents age ten and up to receive training and participate in competitive programs designed for this age group.

  • Good training is the best single measure that can be taken to further firearms safety.  Providing the means and environment for instilling safe handling practices ensures the welfare of everyone.
  • The DEC’s five-year deer management plan recommends that the minimum age for big game hunting with a firearm be lowered to twelve.  Individuals who are going to be legally hunting should be given training and encouraged to develop the firearms handling skills required for safe hunting before they go afield.
  • This change would also allow individuals to participate in national competitive shooting programs developed for this age group.  Participation in both local and national sports shooting programs builds character and preserves our heritage.  These activities are sponsored not only by shooting sports organizations but by the Boy Scouts, 4H and the American Legion.

This change would bring New York in line with the rest of the nation.  All other states allow supervised shooting for individuals 10 or younger.  The early training of our youth in the safe and responsible handling of firearms and their participation in sports shooting programs is the foundation of firearms safety.
Please support this legislation by contacting your New York State legislators and urging them to press for passage.

Assembly bill A1631 sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Englebright and companion Senate bill S4718 sponsored by Senator Kenneth Lavalle are currently pending in their  respective houses’ Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development (A1631) and Environmental Conservation (S4718) committees.
The NYSCC strongly opposes this legislation.  The stated purpose of the proposal is to protect sensitive state forest preserve lands from damage from illegal ATV operation.  This is a red herring; the underlying objective is clearly to prohibit all ATV operation by the public, regardless of purpose or impact.

This has less to do with the well-being of the forest preserves and more to do with the objection of a self-selected consortium to an activity of which they personally do not approve.

  • Soundly managed ATV access allows members of the public to enjoy legitimate entree to the forest preserve which would otherwise be inaccessible to them.  Appropriate operating practices do not pose any ecological threat to the future of the preserve.
  • The well-being of the preserve can be effectively protected via the regulatory process.  The development process for Unit Management Plans provides ample opportunity for both the public and the state’s professional staff to participate in the planning process.
  • If law enforcement does not have adequate fiscal or statutory resources to deal with illegal ATV operations, that is the problem that should be addressed.  The approach offered by this legislation is akin to dealing with a rise in highway traffic violations by shutting down the Thruway!

Please express your opposition to this legislation by contacting your New York State legislators and urging them to work for its defeat.

If you don’t know your legislator, now is a good time to get to know him or her.  If you don’t know their name or address, go to or

More information can be found in the Council’s Memorandum in Opposition located on our website

Call, write, email or stop in today.  The most effective voice with any legislator is that of a voting constituent – particularly one with friends that vote!  And don’t forget to tell those friends!