Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club


News & Recent Events


On behalf of the club membership, I want to extend a grateful thank you to "Skip" for Brush hogging our fields and ranges. With hunting season rapidly approaching and many members wanting to sight in their firearms, having the hay grass cut will make this task easier and provide a better sight line at greater distances.  ~ Joe Kopacz, President


Work party Wednesday 9/13. 9am, the new Archery targets are being installed. Any questions call Todd  (845) 541-0520 ~ Thank you. 


The Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club will be holding a random draw buddy shoot on Sept 15, 2023 at 5:30pm.  Each shooter will shoot a round of 25 from the 16-yard, 20-yard and 27-yard lines.  The final score will be the total of the three shoots for each shooter.  Then everyone will put their name in a hat to draw you partner.  Those scores will be added together to determine the winner.  Winners will receive 30% of the entry fees.  Single high score will receive 20% of the entry fees.  Entry fee is $25.00 per person for the three rounds of 25.  You must shoot all three rounds.


I never want those who support the Middleburgh Rod and Gun club, to think they are forgotten or taken for granted.
Over the years, among other projects, your support has allowed us to extend and rebuild our archery building.
Recently we have purchased new archery target blocks, which will be installed in time for next years (this January ) Saturday morning youth archery program, that many in our community enjoy.
Your business Logos are proudly mounted in the archery building, in sight for all to see.
With exceeding gratitude and heartfelt thanks...       JOE KOPACZ. PRESIDENT


We will be putting drainage pipe under the driveway Wed & Thursday this week.  This is going across the driveway up towards the rifle range/trap area.  
If you are able to come and work we need all the help we can get.  We will be starting at 2PM Wednesday and all day Thursday.
Please bring yourself, shovel and rake.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Gode at 518-827-5623.
It should go without saying but the driveway/parking area will be unavailable in that area during this time.
Thank you  in advance for all your help.


 As I sit at my desk going through last month’s meeting minutes, I can take a minute to reflect on just how much you all have improved the Middleburgh Rod and Gun club.
I believe the original founders and builders would be proud of your dedication; not only to the facility itself, but to the children and community that surround it.
Your charitable contributions "tells of your love" for each… NONE OF WHICH would be possible without You!!
The core of the club, those of you who regularly attend meetings and give your time and talents to preserve what you have, and pass that on to the next generation.
This is the testimony to your legacy in which you should take great pride.
                                                                                     ~ Joe Kopacz, President


A .22 Metallic Silhouette Shoot will be held on Sunday, August 20 at the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club from 11AM to 3PM.  Targets scaled for rifles will be set at 40, 60, 77, and 100 yards, with larger targets scaled for pistols set at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards.  You may shoot either size target with either a rifle or a handgun at your option - target size and firearm type are scored separately. Entrance fee is $5 for 40 rounds.

The public is welcome.

This shoot is restricted to 22 rimfire only.  All shooting is from the standing position, offhand.  Any .22 rifle or pistol you may have is allowed.  Any sights are allowed (metallic sights, red dots, scopes).  Rifles may have slings, but the slings can't be used to steady the rifle.  All junior shooters must be supervised by a parent / guardian.
Come on out and have some fun!  Bring the kids!   ~ John


Friends and Family will be cancelled this Sunday 8/6


All December raffle tickets have been handed out. We have people requesting them. If you can't sell yours, please contact Jeanette to return them so we can redistribute to other members. Thank you


The club needs volunteers to assist us on Tues 8/8 or Wed 8/9, with the unloading of the archery backstops. Please contact Dave Gode at 518-827-5623 for details.


The .22 Metallic Silhouette Shoot on Sunday, June 16 is canceled due to predicted (and continuing) heavy rains tomorrow.


Invitational .22 Long Rifle Shoot is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Participation is limited: For more information regarding registration; (518) 301-5621 – (518) 421-8493.
Range Officers, Set-up and Break-down Crews needed!
NOTE: Approach the range with guns open and unloaded, 
ready for inspection by the Range Officers! 


CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on another successful Youth Fishing Derby! We had 42 kids participate with 32 fish caught and released!  Zane Lawyer 1st place 18 3/4",  Connor Sells 2nd place (most fish), Bella Ward ( smallest fish) 6.5"


Due to the poor air quality, the Fishing Derby has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17th. Please check the calendar or Facebook for more information.


June 3, at 8:00 am (RAIN OR SHINE), there will be a work party to clean up the pond for next weeks fishing derby. Please bring any and all tools you have to help clear the cattails. We need as many people as possible - "More Hands, Less Work!"


There will be a Civil War Re-enactment at the Old Stone Fort on May 20th.


There will be a blood drive at the Town of Fulton Town Hall - 1168 Bear Ladder Rd, West Fulton, on May 23rd from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, in memory of Isabel Skowfoe. 


If you are attending an event or using the club during this week - 4/24 to 4/27, please bring some chairs downstairs and place them on the carrier and along the basement wall. We are hosting the Troop 5 Cub Scouts this Saturday and need the lodge cleaned. Joe Kopacz will be there cleaning Thursday night and would appreciate all the help he can get. This would be a good way for new members to fulfill hourly commitments for membership. More hands means less work ~ Thank you in advance.


The Club President is looking for help on Saturday April 29th at 7:00pm to assist the Cub Scout Troop 5 with their Archery Shoot.
Please contact club President Joe Kopacz at 518-813-7024 or mrgclubny@gmail.com


Tickets for the 2023 Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club's 30th Annual Sports Raffle will soon be available. Click Here to see a preview of this years prize list.




We are planning on having our first trap shoot of the season on Friday night, April 14th. Rounds of 25’s will start at 5:30 and line shoots to follow. Time to shake off the winter blues and get ready for the summer shoots. Hope to see you all there. The Friday night trap shoots are open to the public. Come on out and bring a friend and have a great time. - Joe Moore


On Friday March 31st at 6:00pm we will be setting up for our youth archery banquet. If you are a new member and need to fulfill some of your required hours, please join us. It's good work if you can find it! ~ Joe Kopacz President


Our Youth Archery program is offering a 100 square raffle to win a $300 gift certificate to the Archery Connection. Each square is $10 and will be available at our next club meeting. The raffle will be drawn when all the squares have been chosen.
Please help support this great program and our community youth. ~Joe Kopacz


From the President's Desk - 
Dear members, as I look out of my window and finally see warm, bright sun rays shining on the pure white blanket over my fields... I am reminded that humans don't look up. Remember that what's on the ground is also on your roof and the potential of a roof avalanche increases with warming temperatures. Please keep this in mind when accessing the club, your homes or businesses or even just letting your dogs out.   ~Joe Kopacz

On Saturday, June 3rd there will be a work party to clean up the ponds for the fishing derby.
Any able bodied members or new members that need to fulfill their hourly requirements are encouraged to help!

We are starting in the morning and going until the weeds have been removed. "More hands makes easy work!"

The fishing derby has been scheduled and will take place on Saturday June 10th. Registration is from 9:00am - 11:00am and Competition from 11:00am to 1:00pm. 

  1. Only worms are allowed as bait
  2. Participants can be up to 15 y/o
  3. FREE and Open to the Public
  4. Bring Chairs as seating is limited
  5. Lunch will be provided to all participants
  6. Prizes will be awarded at 1:00pm.

If you are using the Lodge or Archery Building, Please remember to lower the heat when you leave. We just received a fuel oil bill for over $1,700 and it has been a mild winter. Thank you... ~ Joe Kopacz - President

There will be a work party on 2/12/2023 at 9:00am to clean up the Pistol Range, all are invited to attend. During this time, the Indoor Pistol Range will be closed.

Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Volunteer for the 4H Shooting Program, please contact club President Joe Kopacz at 518-813-7024 or mrgclubny@gmail.com

This is a reminder that Club dues are now due.

Per the Club Bylaws, annual dues are due on the first of January. Dues will be considered late if not received by the March meeting and if received after that date, are subject to a $25.00 late fee and your keycard will be deactivated until your account is made current.

If dues are not received by the June meeting your name will be removed from the membership. If you desire to remain in the Club. you will need to submit a new application.

Dues can be sent to:
PO Box 24, Middleburgh, NY 12122.
Please make your check/money order payable to
Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club
You may also pay dues at our monthly meeting held the first Thursday of each month.

Please remit your dues at your earliest opportunity, but prior to the March meeting to avoid the late fee.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Rick Poquette, Club Treasurer


Vegas Style Archery League will be held every Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm until the end of March. Vegas style targets will be placed at 20 yards. Shooters 17 y/o and Under $3.00, Shooters 18+ $5.00. Please contact Bob Bernhard if you have any questions.

Any questions or comments regarding the club or the website can be sent to mrgclubny@gmail.com.