Hearing to Focus on Chronic Wasting Disease
In light of the recent discovery of another deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the House Game and Fisheries Committee will hold an informational meeting on CWD on Thursday, Nov. 13. You can watch the hearing here, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Last month in Jefferson County, a 10th captive deer tested positive for CWD, which was first discovered on a captive deer farm two years ago. Currently, 31 captive deer farms across the state are quarantined, where deer cannot be moved on or off the properties.
Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the brain of infected deer, elk and moose, producing small lesions that eventually result in death. There is no evidence that humans or livestock can get the disease.
A BIG thanks goes out to Vince Fiori, his relatives and friends for the incredible work they did to restore the range backstops and perform demolition of the old trap house structure. They donated time, a host of heavy equipment and skilled operators for the better part of a Sunday to make major and much needed improvements to our range facilities. Everyone involved in the Renton Rod & Gun Club owes a debt of gratitude to Vince and all of the folks he enlisted to help.
The 7 Yard "Qualifying" Backboard and Backstop Are Ready For Use. This Backboard is Located On The Left Of The 25 Yard Pistol Range. As Always, We Ask That You Attach Your Targets To the Backboard and Never Shoot At the Upright Posts.
Wicked Ridge Crossbow Raffle Tickets Now on Sale - $5.00 Ticket with 4 chances to Win. Numbers Will Be Drawn at the 2014 Club Christmas Party ... You Don't Need To Be Present To Win.
Just a reminder , Sunday Sept. 21 , Membership Meeting
This is the first membership meeting of our 2014-2015 year , the doors will open at 12 noon to begin collecting due's. Due's are $45.00 for a general membership and $35.00 for all senior member's. The gate key will also be changed this day. PLEASE if renewing your due's by mail DO NOT send your old key. Keys can only be issued in person we CANNOT send any keys by U.S.Postal service. Ther will be other dates when due's can be paid and keys picked up. Please read you upcoming newsletter. Enclosed in the newsletter are your fall raffle tickets, please buy or sell these tickets,if you can't please return them a.s.a.p. These raffle tickets are the life blood of YOUR club....
Again, Club doors will open at 12:00 noon, and refreshments will be available. Dues will $45.00 – regular membership and $35.00 – senior membership, both types having family privileges which are defined as: “Family privileges will include spouse and children below the age of majority who are also in school. Privileges will also be extended to include children between the ages of 18 through 22 who are in school or in active Military service.” The card-holding Member must be present to supervise family activities on the ranges.
For those members not able to be present on Sunday, September 21 st , or who normally renew by mail, we can no longer send gate keys through the U.S. mail. As a convenience to those members, two additional renewal dates and times have been established. They are: Wednesday, 9/24/14, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, and Wednesday, 10/1/14, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Also, renewals can be done at ehe scheduled October 19 th meeting from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Renewing by mail is an option, but your gate key cannot be mailed. Simply mail your check in the appropriate amount (do NOT send your old key) and your membership card will be sent to you. A gate key may be picked up at Fiori’s Auto Repair, 1713 Leechburg Rd., Penn Hills during normal business hours … you must have your new membership card with when obtaining your new key! You can also contact Bernie Pucka at 412-795-7427 or Harry Haerr at 412-795-4644 to make other arrangements.
Raffle ticket winner's from the 2014 Spring Raffle
Monday May 19 #147 Rich Vensel (member)
Tuesday May20 #168 Mike Dumas (member)
Wednesday May 21 #428 Dave Green's grandson Nathanel (member)
Thursday May 22 # 915 Pat Moloney (member)
Friday Mar 23 #648 John Froehlich (member)