Federated Sportsmen's Clubs
of Ulster County, New York, Inc.
PO Box 3134
Kingston, NY 12402
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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.)
Dec. 7 2016
5 PM-9:15~ PM
15 min early
|Federation sponsored Basic Handgun Safety Class at
Gander Mtn. - Kingston, NY (Store #256).
The class is free and includes a coffee break. 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.
Dec. 8, 6:30 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|
Projects of the Federation
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: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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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