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RULES & REGS FOR BLACK ROCK HUNTING PROPERTIES

Game Management Notes:
Since the beginning of the year, we have accomplished a lot on the Crawford property. In April, we held our annual work party to reclaim our fields. And with the help of Russ Falkena, we have been able to plant over 7 acres of crops to enhance the game quality on this property. Patches of clover, corn, millet & sorghums were planted throughout the property.

On our Goshen property, a work party was help to post this property and we are currently trying to establish several clover patches on the property.

Good Hunting!
Ed Rendos


Hunting Regulations for Black Rock Properties

In addition to NYS regulations, Club rules and/or bylaws, Black Rock Fish And Game Club has certain club rules for hunting on their current properties. These rules are necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable time in the outdoors. These rules may be updated or changed at any time, and it is the hunters' responsibility to keep up-to-date with all club rules.

All Persons Found In Violation Of These Rules Will Be Subject To Discipline In Accordance To Club Bylaws.

The rules that following are for all of the properties at all times:

1. Members found in violation of State hunting and fishing laws may be subject to expulsion from the Club. As these rules may be updated or changed at any time, it is the club member’s responsibility to keep up-to-date with all State and Club regulations.

2. Members must sign in and out at all club owned properties. Date\Name\Button #\ Time(in & out)\Game Taken

3. Members are required to wear their club buttons while on the club owned or posted lands. All members must display Club identification on or in their vehicle while parked on Club owned or posted land.

5. No guests are permitted to hunt on Club owned or posted land; however (spouses, children under the age of 21, grandchildren under the age of 18, and Youth Club members ) may hunt by obtaining a permit at the clubhouse.

6. No weapons are to be loaded until clearing the safety zones, and/or parking area.

7. All Small Game hunters, (excluding turkey hunters) must wear at least one piece of outer clothing that is orange.

8. Pheasants can only be shot once they have reached at least 10 (ten) feet in height from the ground.

9. No game birds are to be released on club properties (at any time) except by those assigned to do so during the pheasant season.

10. Small Game hunting is suspended during the Big Game Firearms Season.

11. No vehicles (ATVs) are allowed beyond parking areas. If assistance is needed (to retrieve game), the hunter should call the property manager for directions.

12. Stationary hunters (Spring Turkey/Archery) should place on article of orange clothing or ribbon around the nearest tree to alert other hunters of your presence in the area.

13. Night hunters (predator) must call the property manager prior to entering the property that evening.

14. Members are subject to having bag limits checked.

15. Permanent tree stands and blinds are prohibited. In regards to what defines what constitutes a "permanent" tree stand on club-owned or posted property, the membership defines it as "any stand that is affixed, chained or bolted to a tree" (GMM 12/06/99)

16. Portable tree stands and blinds may not be left overnight.

17. Trapping on Club property or posted lands is prohibited unless the Board of Directors is notified and a notice appears in the Newsletter. All traps must be clearly marked.

Rules exclusive to certain Black Rock Properties

Reistad Preserve (Crawford)

1. The Reistad Preserve is open to all small game and big game hunting during their perspective seasons with all legal implements, however the following restrictions apply:

A- Small Game hunting is suspended during the Big Game Firearms Season.

B- During the Pheasant Preserve season (paid by preserve members), which runs from January 1st to March 31st, Preserve Members may only hunt pheasants. Also during this time, dog training and all small game hunting (except for predator hunting), is prohibited by all other club members. Predator hunters must obtain permission from the Property Manager or Pheasant Preserve Chairman before accessing the property.

2. The taking of antlerless deer is allowed.

Goshen Property

1. The Goshen property is opened to all small game and big game hunting during their perspective seasons with all legal implements, however the following restrictions apply:

A- Small Game hunting is suspended during the Big Game Firearms Season.

2. The taking of antlerless deer is allowed.

New Road Property

1. The New Road property is open to all small game and big game hunting during their perspective seasons , however the following restrictions apply:

A- Small Game hunting is suspended during the Big Game Firearms Season.

B- No rifles (center fire) are allowed.

C- Shotgun, Black Powder, Pistol, Archery only

2. The taking of antlerless deer is allowed.

3. Members must park their vehicles on the right side of the road (going in) and not block the road.

Black Rock Preserve (Range)

1. The Black Rock Preserve is opened to all small game and big game hunting during their perspective seasons with all legal implements.

2. The taking of antlerless deer will be determined during annual lottery for those hunters wishing to hunt this property with 3P deer management permit. See property manager for details.

3. The Preserve road will be closed to vehicular traffic during big game season.