We are asking members to take their trash home with them when they leave the club. Usually, there is a lot of trash on the ground around the garbage barrels (reminder, drinking alcohol is not allowed in the club). We are trying to improve the appearance of the club and eliminate unnecessary work for other members. We started by removing the three garbage barrels on the fingers. Other barrels, in the camping area, will be removed next.
One of our members was stung by an aggressive black and yellow hornet/wasp on the first finger.
We looked for the nest twice on Friday but couldn't find it. Be careful if you're fishing by the windmill.
Attention Probationary Members
We're still looking for help with the three work parties on my last email, dated July 1,
July 13, at 6:30 PM - 4 people needed
July 17, at 10:00 AM - 1 person needed
July 18, at 9:00 AM - 1 person needed
Please remember to wear masks and social distancing rules still apply until further notice.
July 25 at the club
August 29 at the club
September 26 at the club
October 31 at the Yorkville American Legion
November 14 at the Yorkville American Legion
December 12 at the Yorkville American Legion
Rifle/Gun & Archery Range
Ron Hilger is the new Rifle Range Chairman. Ron and his committee have rebuilt all the backstops. A new Groot dumpster is located at the range. This replaced the barrels.
Range Hours will be one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. These hours will be in effect until October 1, 2020.
Please make sure that you are complying with the Rifle Range Rules. We see several signs that members and or guest are ignoring the rules.
There are targets on top of the back stops, people are shooting shotguns at the back stops for more than sighting in, used targets are not removed and brass is left on the ground. We must always make sure that no projectile leaves the range.
This includes muzzle rise when rapid firing and shooting from the hip.
We cannot let ignorance and carelessness, by a few people, cause us to loose our range.
Remaining 3-D Shoots; August 15, Sept.19. Starting time for all events is 8 A.M.
Please do not shoot broad heads into the targets. Remove the covers before shooting.
Only boats that are kept at the club will require B-G numbers. Boat number stickers can be purchased at your local hardware store. They are the white two inch number stickers you would normally see on mailboxes or used for some homeowners for their home address. Please keep the area where your boat is stored cleared of all brush and tall weeds. This must be completed by September 1, 2020.
With the boat in the upside down possition, the sticker is to be placed on the left stern area. You will probably see examples at the club of boats that already have their stickers applied.
Before Application of Sticker
- Make sure you clean the area where the number will go
- Make sure it is at least 50 degrees out or above before application
If you have any questions, please call John Schmidt (click on his name for link to committee member's phone #) one of our BG Directors & Boat Committee member.
To the club member or members ( yes it is a member ) who has been throwing out fish remains next to the sign in box, would you please find another location.
The smell is not very friendly -Thank You
Do not let others drive through the gate when you are going in or out of the club unless they have a current membership card. This includes the Twin Ponds club. Their members are aware of this policy so they shouldn't be offended. The original trespassing offenders were given a Trespass Warning letter a few of months ago but some of their associates might try to gain access.
Alternative for the BG Bumper Sticker
The Board is offering a placard, to be placed on the rear view mirror, when at the club. The charge will be $3.00 to cover the cost of printing. The placard will be numbered and assigned to each member when purchased. You may purchase a placard at any meeting or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your $3.00 payment to;
Barber Greene Hunting and Fishing Club:
P. O. Box 189
Oswego IL. 60543