EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION at the CRG with Guest Speaker!

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club is pleased to offer an education opportunity to learn about CWD in Michigan. Caitlin Ott-Conn from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be presenting. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It causes a characteristic spongy degeneration of the brains of infected animals resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12th at the clubhouse located on Lingane Rd in Chelsea. The presentation will be at 8:00. There is no charge and guests are welcome.

3D Archery Report for Sept 24 2017

21 shooters came out to enjoy the course and get ready for the upcoming archery season.
The Winners are:

Men’s Freestyle:
1st-Sean Steinbach & Chris Donajkowski – 229
2nd- Brandon Cameron – 147
3rd- Daniel Wisniewski – 144

Women’s Freestyle:
1st Lexi Janisse – 130

Youth 15-17:
1st-Cherrish Clore – 213

Youth  12-14:
1st- David Clore – 196

Cub:
1st- Ryan Donajkowski – 275
2nd-Mason Meads – 252

Thank you to all of the shooters that came out to enjoy the course and support the club this year. We’ve enjoyed having you. Also, thank you to all the club members who gave support to the archery program. To all the archery committee members, the countless hours spent on the course and helping with the shoots have been well recognized. Thank you. See you all in the Spring.

3D Archery Report for September 10th 2017

We had 23 shooters at our shoot September 10. 4 new shooters came out to enjoy course and the beautiful weather, so that was great to see.

Winners are:
Men’s Freestyle: 1st-Brian Darrow 276
Youth 15-17: 1st-Cherrish Clore 194
Cub: 1st- Ryan Donajkowski 251, 2nd-Mason Meads 184
 
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the club. Remember to turn your cards in as we do give out awards. Our next and final shoot for the year is September 24. Come out and enjoy the course and get ready for the archery season. Registration starts at 8am and ends at 2p. Kitche will be open for breakfast & lunch.

3D Archery Report for August 6th, 2017

We had 35 shooters for the shoot August 6. Shooters are enjoying the course and getting ready for the upcoming archery season. We had 2 first time  youth shooters which was a pleasure to see.
 

The Winners are:

Men’s Freestyle:

1st-Duane Turner 286,
2nd-Corey Burns 276,
3rd-Don Minock 240
 

Women’s Freestyle:

1st-Dawn Turner 230,
2nd-Nikki Bobo 188,
3rd-Margaret Minock 141
 

Youth 15-17:

1st-Cherrish Clore 209,
2nd-Adriana Clayton 138
 

Youth 12-14:

1st-David Clore 186,
2nd-Bronson Clayton, Jr. 149,
3rd-Clayton Minock 121
 

Men’s Open:

1st-Steve Carroll 276
 

Cub:

1st-Marina Carroll 223,
2nd-Ashley Bobo 198,
3rd-Kayley Bobo 184
 
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day and support the club.
 
The IAA shoot July 22 & 23 was successful. 123 shooters came out to show their skills. We had shooters from Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and all over the state of Michigan. All the shooters enjoyed the course with many reporting that this was the best course they shot this year and that they were extremely challenged. IAA representatives were extremely pleased with the turnout as well as the course and layout. My understanding is that this was the largest number of shooters for a Qualifier shoot this year and they are interested in returning again next year for a possible Championship  shoot. Thanks to Don Minock, David Drenth, Mark Hanson, Evan Kowalski, Bronson Clayton, Nathan Sova, Jerry Kozak, and John Hoeft for all of their time and efforts getting ready and working the shoot. A special thank you to Terri Drenth, Susan Heumann, Victoria Heumann, and Julie Sullens for their help with registratidon. Thanks to Luke Heumann who helped to keep his dad, Kurt, in line in the kitchen.  Also, thanks to Chris Putnam, Critter, and Bob Turelli who came out to clean up the clays from trap range. Lastly, a big Thanks to all the shooters who came out to make the shoot a big success.
 
There are 2 shoots coming in September; Sept 10 & 24. Come out and get ready for the the archery season.

3D Archery Shoot Report for July 2nd 2017

We had a great shoot July 2. In total, we had 54 shooters. There were return shooters from Battle Creek and Lansing. Many complements on the course and it’s challenges. Congratulations to the winners:
 
Men’s Freestyle:
1st-Jeff Kinell 285,
2nd-Clayton Denney 274,
3rd-Cory Burns 269
 
Women’s Freestyle:
1st-Dawn Truner 251,
2nd-Lynne Jacques 146,
3rd-Jane Folske 131
 
Jr. Freestyle 12-14:
1st-David Clore 203
 
Jr. Freestyle 15-17:
1st-Dylan Kinell 240,
2nd-Cherish Clore 225,
3rd-Kevin Weiss 196
 
Men’s Open:
1st-Steve Kimbal 245,
2nd-Jason Lantis 207
 
Men’s Traditional:
1st-David Drenth 240,
2nd-Gary Jacques 235,
3rd-Dave Arnold 205
 
Cub:
1st-Trevor Lantis 200,
2nd-Logan Weiss 186,
3rd-Landon Conley 134
 
The archery committee has been working hard cleaning up the course and it is coming along nicely. All the piles of brush have been chipped.  New targets are arriving for the IAA shoot on July 22 & 23. We are all looking forward to hosting this event. Breakfast and lunch will be available so it’s ok to come hungry! New targets are arriving and will be here for the IAA shoot. Our next shoot after the IAA is August 6. Lastly, a big ‘Thank you’ to Whitetails Unlimited, Chelsea Chapter for the donation of a bison and elk target. This is a great addition to the new targets and is greatly appreciated.

3D Archery Report for June 4th 2017

For the June archery shoot we had 33 shooters; not bad considering threat of weather and graduation weekend for many local schools. We did have a couple guys from Battle Creek for their first time and enjoyed the course and husband/wife from Lansing.

Winners are:

Men’s Freestyle:
1st-Clayton Denney 274,
2nd-Brad Gentry 258/Duane Turner 258,
3rd-Bronson Clayton 239

Women’s Freestyle:
1st-Dawn Turner 258Jr. Freestyle:
1st-David Clore 204,
2nd-Bronson Clayton, Jr. 182,
3rd-Cherrish Clore167

Men’s Open:
1st-Max McFeters 263,
2nd-Doug Holmes 247,
3rd-Alan Horsford 200

Men’s Recurve:
1st-David Drenth 201

Cub:
1st-Trevor Lantis 202,
2nd-Landon Conley 109

We had a clean up brush and debris on the entire course June 10 & 11 which made a huge impact on the appearance. We still have chipping to do, but overall a lot was accomplished. Thanks to all who assisted. I know we had 2 or 3 complete their probationary hours. If I missed your name, please let me know: Bronson Clayton, Donnie Minock, Mark Hanson, Jerry Kozak (nice work on the T-shirts, Jerry), Evan Kowalski, David Drenth, Aaron Burke, David Breakage, John Hoeft, Tim Tallmadge & tractor, Steve Cebulski, Steve Kiss, Brad Mahalk, Kurt Heumann & myself. Thanks, again!

We also have NEW targets that were just approved by the board and membership! Targets will be available for the IAA shoot July 22 & 23 and hopefully for the July 2 shoot as well. Please come out and enjoy the course. It is changed monthly and we do try and make it a challenge We do serve breakfast and lunch if you do come to shoot…or just come to eat! Exciting times!

Archery Report – May 7, 2017

We had a great day for our 3-D shoot on May 7. We had 52 shooters total; 14 of which were youth. One couple came with a stroller to enjoy the course with their child! That’s love!

Scores are as follows:
Men’s Open:
1) Dale Becker – 229

Men’s Freestyle:
1) Corey Burns – 288
2) Bronson Clayton – 275
3) Chris Bazick 267

Women’s Freestyle:
1) Taylor Weston – 224
2) Lana Clayton – 192
3) Jane Folske – 157

Men’s Recurve:
1) Bruce Folske – 157
2) David Drenth 141

Jr. Freestyle:
1) Luke Ladd – 263
2) Adriana Clayton – 199
3) Bronson Clatyon, Jr – 190

Cub Freestyle:
1) William Hayward – 216
2) Mikayla Becker – 146
3) Trevor Lantis 145

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the program!

Our next shoot is June 4. Sign up is 8a-2p. Rangefinder are permissible, however, will not be eligible to win an award. We do change the course for every shoot to make it a challenge…including setting it up! There is also breakfast and lunch available so it’s ok to come hungry.

There is an IAA shoot scheduled for July 22 & 23. We will need some assistance with this shoot as we anticipate upwards of 250 shooters given reported numbers from other shoots that have already taken place this year. We will be scheduling a work day hopefully in June to clean up some blow downs after the brutal winds and trim the access lanes in the event we need to get emergency vehicles back into the course.

Archery Report – April 2nd, 2017

We had a good turnout, 44 shooters for a great spring day shoot. We are going to be adding new targets and adjusting the course for the next shoot which is May 7th. We also will be adding another shoot this year. We will be hosting a IAA Sponsored shoot at Chelsea in July [22-23]. This is a family oriented 3-D shoot with 30 targets set up for every range of a 3-D shooters abilities. We will follow up with more information later. So come on out and help Chelsea Rod & Gun 3-D become back to being the best 3-D course in the area[!]
 
Results of the April Shoot:
Mens Open  (4)
1) Tom Dembinski         248
2) Todd Sherrard           247
3) Jason Hackbarth       207
 
Mens Freestyle  (15)
1) Scott Purks                273
2) Bronson Clayton Sr   270
3) Donnie Minock          260
 
Womens Open  (5)
1) Makiah Heuber       261
2) Taylor Weston        203
3) Margaret Minock    178
 
Jr Freestyle   (7)
1) Noah Purks          272
2) John Huizar          265
3) David Clore          225
 
Cub Freestyle  (3)
1) Gabe  ????         143
 
Mens Recurve    (9)
1) Mike Woods         214
2) Dick Fuch             205
3) Rick Wittstock      190 
 
Crossbow   (1)
Tim Eisman              0
 
–  By Len Ellsworth