ABOUT OUR MEETING ROOM AND PAVILLION
To Rent the Meeting Room or Pavilion, the rules are as follows: Club members or those that have sponsorship by a club member need to go through the clubhouse bar. If they are a member, or their sponsor who is a member just needs to see the bartender and check for availability of the date, fill out the form and pay by check or money order. If they have further questions, the bartender will refer them to the chief bar steward, Mike Fusco.
Non-members and those without sponsorship from a member and/or they want free use or a discounted rate for either the meeting room or pavilion need to contact Jim McGee, Chairman of the BOD, and ask for a special appearance at the next Board of Directors meeting to present their case to the board for consideration. Jim can by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Board meets at 7:30PM on the first Wednesday of each month at the clubhouse.
The bar hours are Tuesday through Thursday 6PM – 10PM, Friday 4PM – 12AM, Sat & Sun 12PM – 8PM and the phone number is 845-534-3240.
THE CLUBHOUSE BAR
The club bar is considered the heart of Black Rock, open six days per week and staffed with hired bartenders. It’s a place where members can come down watch a sporting event on TV and socialize with each other while enjoying the hospitality of our full service bar.
We offer a full range of beverages from beer, wine and liquor to coffee and soda. Additionally, you can purchase snacks and on certain days one of bartenders prepares savory meals and hot foods. All of our drinks are sold at members only pricing and you would be hard pressed to find another bar that can match our prices. We also offer a pool table free of charge during weekdays and there is usually a nice fire going in our fireplace during cold winter nights.
On summer days one can relax out on the bar’s patio overlooking the Woodbury Creek and Black Rock athletic field. The bar welcomes the entire family including children as long as they remain in attendance by an adult. There are separate men and ladies restrooms and the bar is fully climate controlled. The bar is also the place where our members can go for club information, purchase club event tickets, raffles, renew dues, order club merchandise and sign out keys to club properties.
Adjacent to the bar is the club’s meeting room and kitchen. The meeting room, when not in use for official club business, can be rented by members who would like to hold private parties or events. Rental of the meeting room includes usage of the kitchen. Rentals are managed by the bar and fees are very reasonable. All together the Black Rock Bar is another great membership benefit not found in many other fish and game clubs with dues as reasonable as ours.
• Open Tuesday through Thursday from 6PM to 10PM, Friday 6PM until Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 8PM.
• 84 different kinds of liquor, 10 types of wine, 3 kinds of draft beer, full assortment of soda, bottled beer, assorted coffee and tea, hot chocolate, juices and club soda.
• Plenty of seating.
• 2 TVs, pool table, fireplace, and shaded patio.
• Meals served several nights during the week.
• Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available.
• The one place to go for most of your club inquiries and transactions.
• Meeting room and kitchen rentals available.
• Some of the lowest prices found in any bar.
» Superbowl Sunday Party
» St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
» Kid’s Fishing Derby Breakfast
(MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS WELCOME)
How to Find Us
We’re located about 3.5 miles south of the clubhouse on Rt. 32. Look for the big yellow sign or the two yellow diamond shaped signs on the left hand side of the road going south. Our gate is on the right hand side of Long Hill Road.
We have two trap ranges with two GMV Super Star machines. Both are equipped with voice release. The machines will throw singles, doubles and one machine has a wobble trap attachment. The trap fields are ATA registered.
On Sundays we use one field for 5 Stand sporting clays. The setup consists of 5 different positions and 7 different machine locations. The machines are controlled by wireless remote. Don’t be afraid to give it a try. Great practice for you bird hunters !
2014 Schedule – Open April 6th
Sundays 9-1 non-holiday weekends only: Trap (16 Yrd. singles) and 5 Stand
Thursdays 5 pm till darknot guaranteed: (16 Yrd. singles) or doubles if you request it. Committee members are not scheduled to work Thursdays. If one shows up, the field will be open.
What You Need (and don’t need)
You do NOT need a fancy gun nor do you need prior experience. You DO need to be safe, so if you are new to the sport, let one of our committee members know. We will happily walk you through the dos and don’ts. If you’re just breaking in a new gun that you are unfamiliar with, don’t be afraid to say so and let us help out for your safety and ours. For trap, all you’ll need is a single shot, unless you want to shoot doubles. For 5 stand you will need two shots. A low cost pump action will work just fine.
Feeding Your Shotguns
Only no. 7 1/2, 8, and 9 low brass target shells are permitted. Please clean up your shells after the round. Absolutely no pistol or rifle shooting is permitted due to the expensive equipment on the fields.
More On Busting Clays
The trap ranges were built in 2000 and 5 Stand was built in 2007. The machines are maintained by Claybusters. We are non-profit and are all members of Black Rock Fish & Game Club. All fees go back into maintenance of the ranges. Due to our location and the seasonal road, we are not open from October through March.
ABOUT OUR RIFLE RANGE
Black Rock’s newly renovated 200-yard rifle range is a pleasure to use. Recently our range was excavated to provide a nearly flat plane all the way out to 200 yards. Massive earth embankments now flank both sides of the range and a tall backstop provides the highest degree of safety.
Target holder stanchions are permanently in place at five different target yardages each line with 12 individual stanchions matched to each shooting position. The newly constructed circular driveway leading right up to the shooting line provides convenient access to loading and unloading your gear. In addition several parking spaces have been provided adjacent to the shooting pavilion, one for handicapped access and the others available to members on a first come basis. There is still ample additional parking at the foot of the driveway.
The shooting line is covered by an open pavilion structure to shield the shooter from rain and direct sunlight. There is a concrete pad with 12 individual shooting benches under cover of the pavilion. In the spring of 2011 we will be seeding the range and adding some finishing touches such as railings and new bench tops. The location of our range is high up on our preserve hill and surrounded by acres of wooded forest to control noise and provide a safety buffer.
If you are tired of crowded ranges this is the place to be. Our range almost always has open spots available. Target frames are provided by the club or you can bring your own as long as the frames are built to club specs. The ranges are open all year except during big game season and during those times in the winter months where access to the range may be limited by snow and ice accumulation.
• Open 7 days per week 9AM until Dusk.
• Target Frames and holders provided by the club.
• 200 Yards maximum shooting distance.
• 12 shooter positions at the line.
• Very safe range design and layout.
• Convenient access ramps and plenty of room for shooters.
Military Shoots — 7 per year
.22 Rifle league – 10 weeks May to June
ABOUT THE ARCHERY CLUB
The Black Rock Archers maintain in indoor 20-yard range on the 3rd floor of the clubhouse. The indoor archery range is open when the bar is open. Simply sign out the key at the bar. We also have an outdoor range and broadhead target at the preserve by the rifle range. For hunt-simulation, there is a 3D course. During the year, the archery committee puts on 4 competitive shoots. Of special note, we are also members of the Tri-County archers and there is a 3D shoot every weekend see schedule.
• Informal Hunter league every September and October
• Indoor league in January. Lasts 10 weeks. We shoot a 300-round and there is a full handicap.
• Youth instructional league starts in January and lasts 7 weeks. If you want to become a better archer, come and join us. We welcome beginners and pros!
ABOUT SHOOTING SPORTS
Shooting Sports was organized 15 years ago as a sub-club of Black Rock Fish and Game Club. It sought to increase the involvement of members of Black Rock Fish and Game Club in three particular disciplines so it could promote and get members to compete and teach. The disciplines encompass Shooting Sports, Bayonets and Muzzleloaders. By offering a wider variety of learning tools, the club seeks to increase membership and youth participation.
The Shooting Sports committee consists of:
Chairman Ted Sweet, Treasurer Mark Copeletti, and Recording Secretary Kelly Rossi. Chairman of Muzzleloaders is Ted Christian. Twenty-two Rifle/Pistol League is chaired by Anthony Sorrentino. Bayonets is chaired by Tom Moriarty, Rob Corrado, and Ted Sweet. The Air Gun League is chaired by Ray Weeks. The Steel Challenge/Steel Plate Committee is chaired by Tom Florio.
1. Muzzleloaders schedule runs from April to September and consists of four shoots.
2. Twenty-two Rifle League runs from May to June.
3. Twenty-two Pistol League from June to July.
4. Shooting Sports Military shoots run from April to October.
5. The Air Gun League runs from January to March. (Takes place at clubhouse meeting room.)
6. Steel Challenge runs from April to the end of September and consists of two practice nights and one match per month. For info please contact Tom Florio at email@example.com for more info.
*Check range closings for scheduled events.
Shooting Sports has taken on the responsibility of range maintenance and future improvements to the ranges. We run a yearly work party usually the third week in June. If you would like to become a member of Shooting Sports the cost is $15 a year, which will give you access to the Shooting Sports Shed and supplies. Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 8pm. There are nominal costs for all Shooting Sports activities. Of course, if you have any idea’s or suggestions that you would like to see implemented for the betterment of the sport, come on down to a meeting at the club.
MORE TO COME SOON ON THE FOLLOWING
–OUR GROWING LIST OF HUNTING PROPERTIES
–DEER HUNTING AT BLACK ROCK FOREST
–OUR PHEASANT PRESERVE
–FISH STOCKING PROGRAM