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What is the Federation?

The Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County, Inc. is an organization of independent hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting clubs throughout Ulster County. The Federation promotes closer relations among outdoor enthusiasts, landowners, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and all others interested in conserving wildlife and other natural resources. The Federation assists in the propagation and distribution of fish and game, and works to improve game protection and reduce game law violations.

(Past events are archived: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.)
Jun. 11, 2016
Saturday
10 AM-3 PM

Federation sponsored Ulster County Outdoor Youth Expo at Kelder's Farm, Route 209, Accord NY.
Events to include Hands-on-activities related to the Outdoors, ranging from Fishing to Archery, BB Gun Shooting to Building Birdhouses, plus many hands-on activities and Demonstrations. Events are Free for up to age 16. Food and Prizes for everyone. The entire family is welcome to come to this fun filled day. Vendors welcome. For more information, contact Natalie Buley (845) 594-4471.
Jun. 20, 2016 First Day of Summer - Summer Solstice - longest day of the year
Jun. 26, 2016
Sun. 9 AM-3 PM

SWAP MEET!
SFGC Swap Meet - Admission Free to the public. A great chance to sell your unwanted items and purchase those new treasures. Cost of a table $15.00. Call (845) 247-7155 to reserve a table.
You can buy and sell old handguns, rifles, magazines, scopes, ropes, cables, boots, gear - anything for outdoor sports. No flea market or housewares. Come and sell your unwanted items and purchase some new treasures.
This is qualified as a "gun show" per NY State law. All firearms sold to individuals MUST be NICS checked. A FFL dealer will be available for a nominal fee. NO exceptions to this rule.
Mon., Jun. 27 Last day to postmark Ballot for local Primary ElectionUlster County Board of Elections
Tue., Jun. 28, 2016
Noon - 9:00 PM
local Primary Elections - VOTE!!!
Not sure where? Contact Ulster County Board of Elections (845) 334-5470
Jul. 6, 2016
Wednesday
5 PM-9:15~ PM


Please arrive
15 min early

Federation sponsored Basic Handgun Safety Class at Gander Mtn. - Kingston, NY (Store #256).
The class is free and includes 2 coffee breaks. This class satisfies the pre-licensing gun safety course requirement for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and has since the '70s. There is no live-firing in this class, so all mature family members are also welcome and encouraged to register and attend this free safety class. Bring photo ID and a pen with you to make notes on the literature that we provide to you.
Pre-registration is required! Email Brett Kropf for details and to reserve seat & materials, and include your personal phone number(s). Then BE PATIENT as you WILL be called close to the next class date in the order that requests were received. Please do NOT call Gander Mountain regarding these classes, or send multiple requests! Patience is a virtue, and should be especially true of handgun applicants!! You WILL be contacted (typically, in the evening the week of the class) in the order that requests were received.
(Please note that this free four hour class is NOT an NRA-approved course, but includes specific advice for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and matters regarding Concealed Carry (CCW).)   Click to view a note regarding Pistol Licenses and amendments in Ulster County.
Jul. 14, 6:30 PM  

7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at New Paltz Rod & Gun Club
Aug. 3, 2016
Wednesday
5 PM-9:15~ PM


Please arrive
15 min early

Federation sponsored Basic Handgun Safety Class at Gander Mtn. - Kingston, NY (Store #256).
The class is free and includes 2 coffee breaks. This class satisfies the pre-licensing gun safety course requirement for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and has since the '70s. There is no live-firing in this class, so all mature family members are also welcome and encouraged to register and attend this free safety class. Bring photo ID and a pen with you to make notes on the literature that we provide to you.
Pre-registration is required! Email Brett Kropf for details and to reserve seat & materials, and include your personal phone number(s). Then BE PATIENT as you WILL be called close to the next class date in the order that requests were received. Please do NOT call Gander Mountain regarding these classes, or send multiple requests! Patience is a virtue, and should be especially true of handgun applicants!! You WILL be contacted (typically, in the evening the week of the class) in the order that requests were received.
(Please note that this free four hour class is NOT an NRA-approved course, but includes specific advice for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and matters regarding Concealed Carry (CCW).)   Click to view a note regarding Pistol Licenses and amendments in Ulster County.
Aug. 11, 6:30 PM  
(tentative location)
7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at Morgan Hill Game Assn.
Sep. 7, 2016
Wednesday
5 PM-9:15~ PM


Please arrive
15 min early

Federation sponsored Basic Handgun Safety Class at Gander Mtn. - Kingston, NY (Store #256).
The class is free and includes 2 coffee breaks. This class satisfies the pre-licensing gun safety course requirement for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and has since the '70s. There is no live-firing in this class, so all mature family members are also welcome and encouraged to register and attend this free safety class. Bring photo ID and a pen with you to make notes on the literature that we provide to you.
Pre-registration is required! Email Brett Kropf for details and to reserve seat & materials, and include your personal phone number(s). Then BE PATIENT as you WILL be called close to the next class date in the order that requests were received. Please do NOT call Gander Mountain regarding these classes, or send multiple requests! Patience is a virtue, and should be especially true of handgun applicants!! You WILL be contacted (typically, in the evening the week of the class) in the order that requests were received.
(Please note that this free four hour class is NOT an NRA-approved course, but includes specific advice for Ulster County Pistol Permit applicants, and matters regarding Concealed Carry (CCW).)   Click to view a note regarding Pistol Licenses and amendments in Ulster County.
Sep. 8, 6:30 PM  

7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at Walker Valley Sportsmen's Club
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Noon - 9:00 PM
State/Local Primary Elections - VOTE!!!
Not sure where? Contact Ulster County Board of Elections (845) 334-5470
Sep. 22, 2016 First Day of Autumn - Fall Equinox - day when night and day are of equal length
Oct. 8 2016
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4 PM

NRA WOT logo NRA Women On Target (WOT) Instructional Shooting Clinic for Pistol/Handgun
- 4th annual - at Marbletown Sportsmen's Club. All participants must have a valid NYS Pistol Permit and must be shown when signing in. Cost: $35 - includes class room instruction, luncheon, range instruction, and more. Certificates awarded. For more information, an application, or to be added to our mailing list for a monthly newsletter, contact Carol Wills Laurito at (845) 687-7735 ckf3 @ msn.com. (Download their PDF flier here.)
Oct. 13, 6:30 PM  

7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016 Last day to postmark Absentee application for General ElectionUlster County Board of Elections
Nov. 6, 2016
Sun. 2:00 AM
Daylight Savings Time ends - 'Fall Behind'!
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016 Last day to postmark Absentee Ballot for General ElectionUlster County Board of Elections
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
General Elections - VOTE!!!
Not sure where? Contact Ulster County Board of Elections (845) 334-5470
Nov. 10, 6:30 PM  

7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at Ruby Rod & Gun Club
Dec. 8, 6:30 PM  

7:30 PM  
FSCUC Pre-meeting Dinner
FSCUC Meeting at Stone Ridge Firehouse
Dec. 21, 2016 First Day of Winter - Winter Solstice - shortest day of the year
Please email any event updates to the Webmaster. Thanks!

Projects of the Federation

Education
Realizing the importance of educating our young people as well as adults, member clubs are involved with DEC Hunter Safety Programs, Scouting, 4-H activities, and the Federation sponsors a Free Handgun Safety Course in conjunction with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office Pistol Permit Unit.

Some notes and history regarding Pistol Licenses and/or amendments in Ulster County:

As of Jul. 22, 2009, Kropf has been informed that U.C. Judges are now issuing "to have and carry concealed" licenses with restrictions such as 'Hunting, fishing, target' or 'Hunting/Target' for most, if not all applicants.

As of Jun. 1, 2009, we have been advised that the Ulster County Judge(s) are requiring completion of the Federation sponsored Basic Handgun Safety Class and a hearing in front of the judge before issuance of the Upstate NY Pistol Permit License. Final determination of YOUR eligibility rests with the Licensing Officer who issues the pistol permit. The Licensing Officer in Ulster County is the Judge.

As of Jul 31, 2007 New York State Rifle & Pistol Association reported:
Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum is pleased to announce that Supreme Court Judge Christopher E. Cahill has authorized the Ulster County Sheriff's Office to process pistol license amendments at the Pistol License Division. This will eliminate the back log of amendments waiting approval that was created by the elevation of Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh to the NYS Appellate Court and the passing of Supreme Court Judge Vincent Bradley.
Sheriff Van Blarcum and his staff look forward to serving the gun owners of Ulster County.
On behalf of the Federation and law abiding pistol owners in Ulster County, Kropf publicly thanks Judge Chris Cahill for this action which effectively returns the amendment process to what it was before Judge Kavanagh was promoted. Pistol Permit applications will still go through the full screening process which will still take months, but the amendment process of adding, moving, or removing individual pistols from existing pistol permits is again a single trip process.

Wildlife Propagation
A pheasant raising program has been in place for over 30 years. The pheasants are released on public lands, approved in advance by the NYS DEC, for habitat and for open public hunting. The Federation also stocks thousands of trout and walleye each spring and fall in many of the streams throughout Ulster County. In addition, the Federation is involved with waterfowl and hare release programs, and more recently working with the Hudson Valley Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.

Legislation
The Federation works closely with our government representatives at the local, state and national levels to emphasize sportments interests. Pertinent bills are monitored throughout the legislative process in cooperation with the NRA, the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association, the NYS Trappers Association, the NYS Conservation Council, the Conservation Alliance of NY and the US Sportsmen's Alliance.

Youth Activities
The Federation supports the Fish & Wildlife Coalition for Youth, and the Future Fisherman Foundation. Our Federation was one of the first in the state to initiate the Lend-A-Pole Program. Many libraries throughout Ulster County participate in this program. Every spring we hold our annual Children's Fishing Contest at Lippman Park in Wawarsing. Every year the member clubs send over 50 Ulster County youths to NYS DEC Environmental Education Summer Camps. Money raised by the Federation's member clubs is also awarded through youth grants.

Booth at 2005 Kingston Lions Expo
Our booth at the 2005 Kingston Lions Expo.

Support the Federation by joining a member club.

Simply fill out the application form. Your application will be forwarded to the nearest member club, and a representative will contact you and provide information on how to join the club.

You may send an email to the President,
or an email to the Secretary,
or to the Youth Fund Chairman.

The Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County.
PO Box 3134
Kingston, NY 12402


Member Clubs:
Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Trout Unltd
Bushkill Rod & Gun Club
Dwaarkill Rod & Gun Club
Esopus Township Sportsmen
High Woods Sportsmen's Club*
Hudson Valley Branch of the QDMA
Kyserike Gun Club
Lake Hill Sportsmen's Club
Lake Katrine Rod & Gun Club
Lloyd Rod & Gun Club*
Marbletown Sportsmen's Club*
Morgan Hill Game Assn.*
New Paltz Rod & Gun Club*
Phoenicia Fish & Game Assoc.*
Plattekill Rod & Gun Club*
Plutarch Sportsmen's Club
Remington Sportsmen's Club
Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club
Rosendale Sportsmen's Club
Ruby Rod & Gun Club
Saugerties Fish & Game Club*
Saugerties Landowners
Shawangunk Ridge Long Beards
South Side Rod & Gun Club*
Ulster County Friends of the Constitution
Ulster County Trappers
Ulster Heights Beagle
Ulster Heights Rod & Gun Club*
Upper Esopus Fish & Game Assoc.*
Vly Sportsmen's Club
Walker Valley Sportsmen's Club
Wallkill Rod & Gun Club*
Wawarsing Rod & Gun Club*
West Esopus Landowners Assoc.*
Wittenberg Sportsmen's Club
Women Unafraid
* = Member of
NRA and/or NYSRPA

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