Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club Inc

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Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.




Established 1968





Membership area includes 


Residents of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah Counties in Virginia 


and all cities and towns within these geographical areas.






Celebrating




our 




50th year





*1968 – 2018*




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Notice!




Annual Election of WFCCC Officers and 



Two year Board of Director's



will be at the September 19, 2018


 

WFCCC Club meeting.



Are you a willing to serve this organization in a leadership position? All Up to Date dues paid members are encouraged to submit their name for President, Vice - President, Treasurer, Secretary or one of the Six Board of Director positions. 


Please submit your name by August 20, 2018 to Eric Heflin at [email protected], or Rich Sankovich ar [email protected] or Mac Tlumach at [email protected]




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Annual Club Picnic News





Kirk Gordon Sr. - WFCCC Club Member & Championship Turkey caller will make a presentation  on Hunting the Wild Turkey at our Club picnic September 2, 2018. Kirk will talk about different styles of Turkey hunting, Turkey Calls and when or not to use them as well as demonstrating the diffent calls & sounds. Kirk is Co-Owner of Perfection Turkey Calls for past 15 years, and a resident of Frederick County Virginia just north of our 460 acre property line. Kirk has been inducted into the Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation Hall of Fame. He has hunted the Wild Turkey for past 44 years.





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Lifetime Fishing, Trapping and Hunting licenses


for the State of Virginia (Plus More!)


Are you turning 65, or already there or past? Virginia offers Lifetime fishing and hunting licenses for those people for a one time payment of $20 per license or less*. They are sold for Hunting, Freswater Fishing, Trout Fishing, Saltwater Fishing($5*), or Trapping. You still need to buy a bear tag, big game tag, archery or muzzle loader license if you hunt for those additional species and use archery or muzzleloading weapons, but the $20 fee is a great deal year over year for those 65 or older. 


Even if you do not hunt or fish in the state of Virginia, but visit Virginias Wildlife Management Areas or Virginia State controlled Lakes such as Lake Frederick for canoeing & kayaking, or to hike, picnic, birdwatch etc., buying a Freshwater lifetime fishing license for $20 saves paying the $4 daily access fee to use these Virginia State Controlled Land & Lake areas.


Visit DGIF.Virginia.gov on your computer and click on Life Time Licenses to see the form that you have to fill out and send in. 

It requires a copy of your drivers license and they will even send you a plastic laminated card for $10 more if you don't want to have a paper copy of the license.





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NOTICE 6/30/18


Shenandoah County Club Property Workday 


was Saturday June 30th 



Thanks to Mac Tlumach, Henry Sliwinski, Duane Ridings and Rich Sankovich (Two 65 year olds, and two 70+ year olds) for showing up! 

 


We cleared the fallen oak across the road, the widow maker pine that was leaning over the road and Weed Wacked the center and sides of the road up past the parking area on the right. If you can do something on your own time, go up there and continue weed wacking and cutting brush on tram road side clear to the power line. These 4 guy's put a lot of sweat equity in to the clearing of the road, but your help is needed to continue!


Safety Note - Try not to go there by yourself - take a friend - Cell Phone signal is little if any available as you are down between the hillsides. Remember that this is also a logical place to run across Rattlesnakes and Copperheads! (see picture of a Male Copperhead - Top Left)


Be careful where you walk or step - 


hence have a friend with you 


JUST IN CASE!







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Note 5/12/18


2018 membership enrollment for NEW members closed 


May 14th, 2018 and opened for NEW members 


sign-up June 15th, 2018. 


New 2019 members joining the Club 


as of June 15th or after can receive up to 15-1/2 months of 


membership as the 2019 memberships are 


valid from June 15th, 2018 until October 2nd, 2019. 



The membership applications & cards, along with 2018 newsletter, rules and regs and vehicle decals are available at Old Dominion Sports Center as well as Club meetings starting June 15th. 


The mailing for all current year 2018 members for year 2019 renewal took place on June 13, 2018 and should have been in your mailboxes by June 15, 2018. Your 2019 dues must be paid via mail, at Old Dominion Sports or a Club meeting or Picnic by end of day/meeting 

October 3rd., 2018 or you will be 

treated as a new member when rejoining. 


If you had not received a renewal mailing by June 25, 2018, contact Rich Sankovich - WFCCC secretary at 

540-431-9367 or at [email protected]








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Announcement 4/18/18


The Rifle and Pistol ranges will be CLOSED 


on Club membership meeting days 


from 6 pm to end of Club meeting time 


starting with meeting on May 16, 2018 as per 


membership vote at 4/18/18 meeting!


Club meetings are 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm 


each month - March through September each 


year, with last meeting of year held on First 


Wednesday October also at 6:30 pm!





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NOTICE' 



Trout Stocking Thursday May 3, 2018 at 10:30 am! You can fish immediately! 


Shooting ranges are CLOSED from Noon to 


6pm on this stocking day! 


This is CLUB rule for all Trout stocking days!





The Lake at Club property is OPEN!



415 Trout were stocked 3/29/18 with a mix of regular Rainbows, Golden Rainbows and 

15 Xtra large Rainbow Trout


Easter Egg Hunt was for children 12 and under at 3 pm 3/31/18 at the Clubhouse and split into three different age groups!


Shooting ranges were CLOSED from 12 Noon to 6 pm on Saturday March 31, 2018!


At 2:45 pm 3/31/18 the Lake was surrounded by close to 120 adults and children. Fish were abundant today and lots of smiling faces on the older and younger folks attending. Another great Trout opening day at the club as well as a Free fishing tackle raffle for winners age 12 and under! See the 18 pictures at left to see what you missed or whether you made the gallery if you attended!



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Announcement!




2018 Trout Stocking



First Stocking of 300 Rainbow Trout


was Thursday March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am


Pictures to the LEFT!


Limit is 4 per Member and 4 each for Your Spouse or Son/Daughter, Grandson or Granddaughter under the age of 18 if they are fishing with YOU!


Trout stamp not required at our lake, but State or County fishing license issued by DGIF of Va. is Required for those fishing age 16 or older in the Club Lake!



See Calendar of events below for more Trout Stocking dates!




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Notice!updated 4/19/18



The Next Club meeting for 2018 will be held 


at Main Club property north of Winchester 


on Wednesday August 15th, 2018 at 6:30 pm. 


 


If you did not make the past meeting, but have ideas to help us celebrate 50 years as a Club, please send them to 


[email protected]omcast.net




Please try to attend!



Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm from March through September, with last meeting each year held on First Wednesday of October, with Virginia Conservation Officer attending this meeting and food served to attendees!





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Hunting Rules 



for all WFCCC Properties



No LADDER STANDS are ALLOWED on any 


Club properties unless they are carried IN and


 OUT on the same day you are hunting. 


Ladder stands have been found above the lake and shooting ranges on our main club property as well as the Shenandoah Co. property and can and will be removed by the owners, or the club membership is authorized to take them down and discard or take ownership of same BECAUSE they are considered abandoned by their owners. Do not complain to Officers or Directors of Club when your ladder stand is missing. The Club membership voted and approved this rule and it has been continuousley published in our newsletter, rules handout, at meetings and on this website for many years.


The North side of our main property has logging roads which are not to be used to road hunt or park during hunting season. There is a parking area up there which is to be used for your vehicle. 


As a Hunting Courtesy to other members, please put more space than 50 yards between yourself and other hunters! There have been reports of people walking in on others hunting and staging themselves 50 yards or less from that person knowingly. This creates an unsafe hunting condition for both parties. Be considerate of fellow Hunters/Members!


Posted 11/12/2017 by Rich Sankovich

Secretary - WFCCC








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Note's on Fishing in the lake 10/21/17:


Mixed bag of fish caught on Saturday 10/21 (picture to left)


The regular Rainbows were biting a little. 

Fished 2-1/2 hrs starting around 4 pm. Caught several small Bass, a lot of large Bluegills, three Trout, a few Crappie and the Striped perch in the picture. The Striped Perch size (11.5") is surprising as they were only 4-5 inches when they were stocked in Dec. 2015. The Golden Trout in lake are traveling in groups, staying about a foot underwater and yesterday 10/23 were taking bugs off of top water between 2 and 5 pm. A fly fisherman may be able to entice these fish into biting with some dry fly's or sub-surface nymphs.



Tuesday 11/28/17 Fishing report


Picture at left!


Mixed bag fishing. Hooked all 4 of these Trout after 4 pm. Caught one Bluegill and also one Largemouth Bass in 1 hour and 10 minutes of fishing. Still lots of Golden Trout swimming around also.



Friday 2/23/18 Fishing report


No Pictures today


The Ice is gone from the lake. Another mixed bag of fish today using meal worms under a Bobber! Tried power bait on the bottom, but not even one bite on that. Started at 2:30 pm and quit at 5:25 pm. Caught 9 Largemouth bass around 7 to 8" long and 15 Sunfish which were all released back to the lake unharmed. Caught a 13" Rainbow just before leaving the club. Noticed 2 Golden Rainbow trout swimming around, but they would not accept any offerings. Saw one of our grass Carp swimming by and it looked to be around 20-22" long.



Tired of or done Hunting - Go Fishing! Bring your son or daughter or grandchild, Lime Green or Pink power bait, red wigglers or meal worms and enjoy. 





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NOTICE!



Annual Club Member/Guest Picnic will be 


Sunday September 2, 2018 at Main property 


off Siler Road in Frederick Co.- Food will 


served at 1:00 pm. Jordan Springs Market 


will cater the event with Smoked Chicken, 


Pulled pork, Cole Slaw, Redskin parsleyed 


potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls and 


Pie for dessert. Iced Tea, Water and Sodas 


will also be available.



Cost is $8.00 per person 


and under 8 years old is FREE!




Events:


1. 9:00 am setup for drinks/tables etc. - Come early to help

2. 9:00 am -- Shooting ranges closed for rest of Day

3. 11:00 am - food tickets go on sale at $8 per adult and  

    Children under 8 years old are Free, members can pay 

    dues, buy extra raffle tickets or purchase 50-50 tickets 

4. 11:00 am -  Hot dogs will be served from the grill for early arrivals

5. Somewhere Between 11:00 am and 1:00pm - Calling & Hunting Wild 

    Turkeys as told and demonstrated by Championship Turkey caller, 

    Virginia NWTF Hall Of Famer &  Club Member - Kirk Gordon Sr.

6. 1:00 PM - Food Served & Catered by Jordan Springs 

    Market. Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Red Potatoes, Green Beans etc.!

7. 2:00 pm - Donated items Auction - Bring something for Auction.

8. 50-50 raffle ticket winner pulled right after auction.

9. Winning tickets pulled for Conservation Of Natural Resources 

     Scholarship raffle. Five winners this year!

10. Winner announced for selling most raffle tickets. - Specially 

    engraved 50th anniversary WFCCC Knife to be awarded.

11. Ice Cold watermelon eating.

12. Bingo in the Main enclosed shelter air-conditioned shelter with Cash 

     prizes







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2018 Membersupdated 6/21/18 



WORKDAY scheduled for this year.


 


Saturday August 18th, 2018 will be the Main Club Members workday - 9 am to 2 pm - Lunch and drinks provided. We will be patching some roof, weed wacking, brush cleanup, trimming at rifle and pistol ranges, building an additional shooting bench for archery range, CWF coating exposed woodwork and shelter clean-up. Bring gloves & yard work tools if you can.


This is YOUR club and YOUR help keeps it in good condition for YOUR's and YOUR families use. 


Thanks in advance to all those 

who show up to help!!!




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Announcement 6/3/18


WFCCC is pleased to announce the Four

 

Conservation of Natural Resources

 


Scholarship Winners for 2018



Sydney Ashenbrenner is a 2018 $500 scholarship winner from John Handley High School in Winchester. Sydney had a 4.263 GPA and was a member of Interact, Shakespares Readers, Thespian society, Green Club, Forensics Team and Relay for Life Committee, and the Cross Country Indoor and Outdoor track teams. Her intended College Major will be Evironmental Science.



Brandon McDonald is a 2018 $500 scholarship winner from James Wood High School in Federick County. Brandon had a 3.285 GPA, on the Honor Roll and was involved in Football and Shooting sports. He is a Firefighter in Frederick Co., Active in FFA, 4H, Hazmat certified, First Aid/CPR certified, FEMA trained and a State 4H team and individual Trap shooting champion. He plans on attending Virginia Tech University Majoring in Agricultural Technology.



Eleanor Welch is a 2018 $500 scholarship winner from Classical Cottage High School in Berryville. Eleanor had 4.0 GPA and also received advance placement credit for college courses undertaken and passed during her High School education. Eleanor plans on majoring in Education with an emphasis on English & Latin to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was the Clarke County Choirs President, In the Pit orchestra for Spring Musicals, took part in Clarke County High School Swim, Track, and Soccer teams, Violin instructor, Academic tutor, Museum volunteer and Member of the National Honor Society.



Jared Rice is a 2018 $500 scholarship winner from Central High School in Woodstock. Jared had a 4.06 GPA and was a Varsity Golf, Basketball and Baseball player. Jared achieved all "A" Honor Roll, Academic Letter, and is a Boy Scout who has obtained the Rank of Eagle Scout. Jared plans on Majoring in Forensic Science and attending James Madison University.





Congratulations to these Graduates and WFCCC Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship Winners!







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News 5/26/17


A new Tree Stand has been installed for elevated Archery shooting at our range. Please Bring and Wear YOUR own Safety Harnass when using this stand for practice. 

Picture Left & Down





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Newsworthy

 

4/20/17


As of April 15, 2017, the Mens and Womens bathrooms in Clubhouse have been fully remodeled. They have new wider doorways for entry, grab bars, new toilets, wash basins and stands, windows, wood composite flooring, exhaust fans, heaters, lighting, mirrors, coat rack, TP, and paper towel holders and covered walls and ceilings. In addition, a Sulfur removal regeneration filtration system was installed for the Clubhouse water supply system to the sink and bathroom facilities. A Great deal of thanks is due to Mac Tlumach-WFCCC Treasurer, for spearheading and managing these projects over the last two months, and a big Thank You to Feltners Home Improvements for this professional installation and being on budget.

 

Pictures of remodeled bathrooms left of this page!




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Notice



Pictures of the Easter Egg Hunt and Trout opening day at the Club on April 15, 2017 are posted on the lower left hand side of this page. Enjoy!


Pictures of the 2018 Opening Trout Fishing day at the Club are now posted to the upper left of this page. Thanks to all those who showed and helped out before and during the Fishing day and Easter Egg hunt.





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Update(for 2018)



The Thursday night Trap shoots at the Club will resume at 6pm to 10 pm and will be held each Thursday beginning again on May 10, 2018


The Last Saturday of the month Trap shoots will NOT be held this year!


Come out and have some fun and sharpen your shotgunning skills!


$2.00 for a 10 clays round - 5 positions

$4.00 for a 25 Bird round if 2nd trap is opened and in use, and $3.00 for Children under age 18 with Member who is Parent!






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Upcoming Trout Stocking in our lake 2018




Stocking occurred or will be on


March 8, 2018 - at 10:30 am (300)

March 29, 2018 - at 10:30 am (415)

May 3, 2018 - at 10:30 am (300)

September ??, 2018(300)-Depends on Lake Temp



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Other Fishing Notes!updated 6/23/18



NOTE: As of April 18, 2018 


Club Membership meeting, 


it was approved by membership vote to place 


a creel limit of 4 per day per person 


on Black Crappie being caught in our lake. 


In addition, the size limit approved by Club 


at June 20, 2018 meeting 


is NOW 8 inches in length for Crappie. 


300 additional Crappie will be stocked in 


Lake this Fall as per June 20, 2018 


membership meeting vote and approval.




SHOOTING RANGES CLOSED FROM 12 NOON to 6 PM on all trout stocking days and specifically Easter Saturday each year!

This rule established by Membership VOTE at April 19, 2017 Club Meeting!




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*News*


Updated change as of August 16, 2017


The membership voted at the August 16, 2017 to change the WFCCC Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship awards from 1 at $1000, and 2 at $500 in 2018 to FOUR at $500 each. In addition, the recipients will have to attend a Club meeting for their awards as well as all Checks issued will be to both the Individual as well as the College/University they are attending.



 The Scholarships will be in the amounts of Four at $500 and to deserving college bound seniors from the 10 High Schools in our membership area. The Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship information was sent out to all the High School Guidance Counselors December 2017 and application submissions were due by April 2nd, 2018 to them and then to 

Mac Tlumach by April 14, 2018.



Ten applications were received and reviewed by our Scholarship committee at the April 18, 2018 meeting. Four college bound seniors were chosen and Four $500 Scholarship awards were given this year.




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Club Archery Range Improved


New covered Targets have been installed at the Club archery range by Members Ed Pabon and Bill Reynolds. Stop out and see the improvements. In addition, a Tree Stand for elevated archery shooting has been installed. Please remember to use a Safety Harnass when shooting from the Tree Stand. Thanks so much to Ed and Bill for these improvements! The eighth from top left picture in the photo gallery shows the new Target Stands at the Club.




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Attention!



Note: I expect to receive phone calls from 2018 members who do not pay their dues before the 

October 3, 2018 by-date requesting me to allow them to renew at posted renewal rates. 


Please understand that it is the Fiduciary Responsibility of elected Officers and Directors of a Non-Profit organization to uphold the Rules, Regulations, By-Laws and Constitution of that organization that was Written by, Acknowledged by, Voted on, and Approved by its Membership. 


If you believe that you have an exception for renewal cost, please call me and it will be discussed and circulated for B.O.D. approval if appropriate. If you moved during the past year and did not notify me of your new address as per Club policy, then You can either pay your dues at a Meeting, Club Picnic, or at Old Dominion Sports Center as any Letters returned can not be re-mailed again due to undeliverable address on file.


Rich Sankovich - WFCCC Secretary - 7/13/18 

Phone - 540-431-9367



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Note


All current Club members, please read the following. The annual WFCCC Newsletter, Membership application card, one book of Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship raffle tickets will be mailed out on Wednesday June 13, 2018. Your membership dues renewal date will be no later than end of meeting on October 3, 2018 for the 2019 Membership year. The raffle tickets are to be turned in to Rich Sankovich(Club Secretary) via mail, Club picnic, drop off at Old Dominion Sports Center, or meetings on or before August 30, 2018. Note that the number and value of prizes was increased this past year along with an engraved WFCCC knife to the member selling the most raffle tickets.


If you HAVE NOT received your Club mailing by 

June 25, 2018, contact me via e-mail at [email protected] and I will find out why and connect you to the information you need for renewal.


You can renew by mail, at meetings or at Old Dominion Sports(cash or check) on Valley Ave. in Winchester. 





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NOTE


 2018 Youth hunting days


Hunting will be allowed on all Youth Hunting days on Club owned and leased property. Don't forget that you need a Sunday hunting permission slip available at both Old Dominion or Club meetings to hunt on the leased property at Unimin Sand Mine in Gore, Va. on a Sunday. 





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Club Shooting ranges are CLOSED to Sunday


 shooting starting Monday May 1, 2018 


through September 30, 2018. 



This includes our Members who set-up their 


own Claybird throwers in the open field 


between our Lake and underground Traps!






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## News Flash ##


Sunday Hunting on WFCCC Leased Properties 2018/19


Signed permission slips are available at Old Dominion Sports Center for member pickup & use. DGIF regulations state that permission slips must be obtained when hunting on private & leased property on Sundays. Our leased property requiring the permission slip is the Unimin Sand Mine at Gore. More permission slips will be available at next Club meeting also.





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Notice!!


 Anyone age 16 years or older must have a Virginia State Fishing license to fish in Club lake - Va. Trout Stamp not required to fish in our Club Lake. Limit is 4 Trout per person per day and all Trout caught must be kept!


 


NO CATCH AND RELEASE ON TROUT!



No Bass Fishing in Club Lake until further notice!

Effective 3/1/16


Black Crappie creel limit from our lake is now 4 per day - 8" minimum Length per person! - Effective 4/18/18





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WFCCC 


"Conservation of Natural Resources" 


Four $500 College Scholarship's 



Some examples but not limited to this list of Conservation of Natural Resources area of instruction could be Forestry, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management, Enviromental Conservation, Evironmental Policy and Planning, Wildlife Biology, Farming, Conservation Officer Training, Marine Biology, Solar Energy, Wind Power Generation, Soil and Water Conservation & Agricultural areas. As Colleges and Universities diversify and name thier instructional areas in a multitude of ways, there may be others with descriptions not listed here, so the only way to know is to apply for the Scholarship's and list your intended Major & Curriculum.





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Firewood at the Club


As of January 7th, 2018, the day after Deer Hunting season closed in Frederick County, any member who wishes to go into property off of White Tail Lane where the Club did all the timbering and cut up the tree tops and limbs for PERSONAL fire wood use is welcome to do so.


No wood cutting allowed October 1, 2018 or after until further notice!





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Purpose and Objective 


of 


Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.


Protect the game and fish we have by law enforcement. Endeavor to strengthen our laws in all legitimate ways. Use available means for restocking our forests and streams with game and fish. Promote the dissemination of sound principles of conservation to the public. Co-operation with all public officials, organizations and individuals in the protection, conservation and development of our natural resources. Earnestly work for the eradication of pollution from our streams. Protect and extend our forests to restore unproductive lands by reforestation, planting soil building game cover and food plants, provide wildlife refuge, propagate facilities and to use all other means of developing and conserving our woods, waters, and wildlife.







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Main Club Location



Club house and Main property entrance is located off of Route 522 North of Winchester, turning right on to Siler Road/Route 600 East and traveling approximately 1/2 mile. Property is on your left hand side/north of Route 600. Entrance lane is just after crossing bridge over Back Creek. The pictures at Left detail what facilities you will find upon entering the southern side of the club property.





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WFCCC 2018 Main Calendar of Events


Oct. 21, 2017 -  Still Target 12 gauge target shoots begin. 1st and 3rd Saturdays 

                      each month until May 2018 starting at 1 pm.

Dec. 28, 2017 - Guidance Counselors at 10 area High Schools sent information for 

                      the Four $500 Conservation of Natural Resources College 

                      Scholarships to be awarded in 2018

March 8, 2018 - 300 rainbow trout will be stocked at 10:30 am

Mar. 28, 2018 - First Club meeting for 2018 starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club House

                       Rescheduled to March 28 due to SNOW!

Mar. 25, 2018 - Lake closed today through this week to Saturday 3/31/18 at 1 pm

Mar. 31, 2018 - Lake opens at 1 pm for kids 12 and under for Trout fishing opener. 

                      All others can start at 1:30 pm. Over 400 Trout will be stocked.

Mar. 31, 2018 - Easter Egg Hunt starts at 3 pm. 3 age groups up to 12 years old.

April 14, 2018 - Last day to submit for Conservation of Natural Resources 

                       Scholarships

April 18, 2018 - Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house

May 3, 2018   - 300 rainbow Trout stocked at 10:30 am - Shooting ranges closed 

                      from Noon to 6 pm on this day!

May 10, 2018 - First 2018 Thursday evening TRAP shoot atarts at 6 pm at Club. 

                      Trap shoots will be held every Thursday 6 to 10 pm all Summer.

May 14, 2018 -  Cut off date for accepting NEW memberships for 2018

May 16, 2018 -  Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house

June 15, 2018 - New member enrollment & annual renewal of existing membership 

                      period begins for 2019 memberships

June 20, 2018 -Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house

June 30, 2018 - Club member workday at Shenandoah Co. Property - 9 am to 2 pm

                      Intention is to clear undergrowth back 6-8 ft from gate to power   

                      line both sides of tram road in/on property. Need chain saws!

July 18, 2018  - Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house

Aug. 15, 2018 - Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house

Aug. 18, 2018 - Frederick County WFCCC property Club member workday. 

                      Weedwhack, paint, gutter cleanup, shelter cleaning, limb pickup, 

                      wood coating at ranges, brush trimming at ranges, lake edge bush 

                      trimming etc. 9 am to 2 pm - Lunch and drinks provided. 

Aug. 26, 2018 - WFCCC Board of Directors annual dinner meeting at 5 pm

Sept. 2, 2018 - Annual Club member/guest picnic - Catered - Lunch Starts 1 pm - Main property!

Sept. 19, 2018- Club Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house. Annual 

                      Elections of Club officers and Directors for 2018/19.

Oct. 3, 2018   - Last Club meeting for 2018 starts at 6:30 pm at Main Club house. 

                      Food will be served and DGIF Conservation officers at meeting to 

                      discuss changes to 2018/2019 game laws and answer question. This 

                      is also LAST DAY TO PAY DUES for RENEWING 2018/19 members. 

                      All memberships paid after this date are considered NEW Members.




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Club Highlights 2017/18




1. Cut off each year for current year membership moved to May 15 as Opposed to 

     May 31st. - Too many complaints from people joining May 15th or after.

2. Target shooting was approved at 97 acre owned property in Shenandoah Co., but 

     with the restrictions of finding a suitable backstop for bullets, and not target 

     shooting during any open Deer season.

3. Special Still Target 12 gauge STOCK shotgun match held to benefit WFCCC 

     Scholarship fund Feb. 25th, 2017 at Club - Net proceeds were $802

4. Zirkle Property - 43 acres in Shenandoah Co. purchase closing on 3/31/17

5. Eagle Scout project approved to install 5 new benches at Club - Playground, 

      Lake and Trap Range has been completed

6.  WFCCC properties approved by Shenandoah Area Boy Scout Council as 

      acceptable site for Boy Scout Eagle projects.

7. Two trout stockings in lake for a total of 715 trout as of 4/15/17.

8. 3rd trout stocking in lake of 300 to be done at or before 3 pm on May 4th, 2017

9. Sulfur filtration/regeneration system installed on water supply to Club House.

10. Tree stand installed at Archery Range. Safety Harnass must be worn.

11. Three College scholarships awarded to High School seniors from Clark Co., 

     Frederick Co. and Shenandoah Co. during May 2017

12. Over 1200 Club renewal letters sent out to all 2017 listed members on 6/13/17

13. Refrigerator in Clubhouse failed and was replaced.

14. Club member workday held August 19, 2017 - 27 members in attendance.

15. Shooting bench installed at the Archery range for Crossbow users.

16. Membership voted to change annual scholarships from [email protected]$1000 and [email protected]$500 to 

     Four at $500 each in 2018.

17. Fourth Trout stocking slated for October 19, 2017 at or before 3pm

18. Annual Club picnic held at Main Club property off Siler Road in Frederick Co. 

     with 133 food tickets sold plus free for some children. Picnic day and number of 

     dinners ordered next year will be subject of discussion in Spring 2018.

19. Club Officers and Directors elections held at 9/20/17 meeting.

20. Philadelphia Liability Insurance Policy renewed for Club properties.

21. Club voted to move the $3036 in Scholarship raffle ticket sales to Conservation 

      of Natural Resources Scholarship fund CD.

22. Unimin Sand Mine 200 acre property hunting lease renewed for 2017/18 

      hunting season.

23. 12 Gauge Still Target shoots started October and run through May 2018 on 

     First and Third Saturdays at Club at 1 PM.

24. WFCCC Conservation of Natural Resources College Scholarship notifications 

     sent out to 10 area High School Guidance counselors for 2018.

25. Club celebrates 50 YEARS of existance in 2018!

26. First Trout stocking March 8, 2018 - 300 Rainbows by 10:30 am - lake open!

27. 2nd Trout stocking March 29 of 415 Trout for Saturday March 31, 2018 opening  

     day at 1 pm - Lake closed from Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31 at 1 pm!

28. 3rd Trout stocking of 300 Rainbows by 10:30 am on May 3, 2018 and lake is 

     open all day - shooting ranges closed from Noon to 6 pm!

29. Black Crappie limit of 4 per day per person-8" Long from our lake approved.

30. 2018 Club picnic moved to Sunday September 2, 2018 with lunch 

      starting at 1 pm.

31. Fifth prize added to annual Scholarship Raffle tickets for 2018.

32. Work day for Shenandoah Co. properties set for June 23, 2018 at 9 am

33. Work day for Main club property set for August 18, 2018 at 9 am

34. Club rifle and pistol ranges to be closed during Club meetings - 3rd Wednesday 

     each month from 6 pm until meeting end, Plus first Wednesday October 6pm till 

     ending of Club Meeting!

35. Free fishing gear raffle to be held at annual Easter Saturday event in 2019 and 

     funded by Club for the kids age 12 and under at the Lake.

36. Easter Saturday 2019 First day Trout event for kids 12 and under to start at 

     12:30 pm and end at 1:30 pm instead of 1 pm start giving the children a full 

     hour before adults.

37. One Doe per hunter limit set for all hunters on Club properties during 2018/19 

     deer season.

38. Ten applications received and reviewed for Club sponsored Conservation of 

     Natural Resources $500 scholarships for 2018. Four recipients were chosen to 

     be awarded. Names/Schools will be published after awards presented.

39. 2019 Easter Saturday Fishing event will allow Golf Cart to carry those in need 

     up and around edge of Lake during opening day Fishing event.

40. Thursday May 10, 2018 kicks off the First Thursday Event Trap shoot at the 

      club starting at 6 pm. Trap shoots will be held every Thursday evening until 

      end of September.

41. There will be Last Saturday of each month 12 Gauge still target shoots at the 

     clubhouse beginning Saturday, June 30, 2018 starting at 1 pm

42. The Four winners of the 2018 WFCCC Conservation of Natural Resources 

     Scholarships have been announced.

43. Lower area of property including Clubhouse, shelter area flooded by June 3, 

     2018 overflow of the creek running through property.

44. Workday at Shenandoah Co. Club property was held June 30th, 2018. 4 

     members showed up to help. More work to do clearing tram road to power line.

45. Main enclosed shelter soffit wrapped with vinyl and sealed up to prevent further wood boring 

      bee's damage.









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WFCCC Annual

"Conservation of Natural Resources" 

College Scholarship's


We are proud to announce there will be 4 scholarship's available to be awarded for 2018


The Four $500 scholarships are available to be awarded to Four High School seniors whose application and essay submission is received from the 10 High Schools within our membership area and meets the criteria supplied on the scholarship application and is chosen by the WFCCC scholarship awards committee from all applications received. The Scholarships are presented to the individuals by an WFCCC officer on Senior recognition night at their High School. 2018 Applications to be sent to the 10 high school guidance counselors onDecember 28, 2017. The by-date for turn in of essays and applications to those counselors is April 2, 2018 and need to be in hand of Mac Tlumach - WFCCC Treasurer by April 14, 2018



Our 2017 Winners are listed above on this Home page.


The Scholarship's are funded by annual raffle ticket sales, 50/50 ticket sales at meetings and picnic, contributions from members, and a special Trap shoot. All NET proceeds derived from the benifit raffle go in to The WFCCC Scholarship Fund established.


This year(2018), the raffle tickets prizes were changed to include three cash prizes, a 50th Anniversary WFCCC Collectible Knife, a $100 hair salon gift certificate, and the Member who sells the most tickets will receive an engraved knife from the WFCCC. 





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Clay Bird Trap Shoots - Starts May 10, 2018


During the summer months, weather permitting, clay bird shooting competition is held each Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.  Prizes are awarded with all Clay birds provided. Bring your own shotgun and shells and enjoy the lighted trap shooting area at the evening shoot. VOICE activated release for PAT Trap.


FOR Member and Guests Safety - All guns must remain unloaded with open actions until you are setup on line for your turn to shoot.


Schedule:

 2018 schedule will start Thursday nights May 10, 2018 weather permitting, 6 to 10 pm and will continue every Thursday through First of October 2018.  Keep an eye on WEBSITE calendar for announcement of first shoot for 2018. Saturday noon shoots start in April through September on last Saturday of those months depending on weather and shelters reservations.


Cost for 10 Clay Bird round at 5 positions/2 shots at each position is $2.00


Cost for 25 bird round if two traps in operation is $4.00 Adults/$3.00 for Children under age 18




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Still Target Shooting – 12 gauge Shotgun(Time changed to 1 pm)


Starting on October 21, 2017, Still target shooting matches are held from Indoors at the clubhouse beginning at 1 pm on the First and Third Saturdays each month. Bring your 12 Gauge shotgun to use and all shells are provided by the club. Lots of cash prizes are awarded. Shooting area is lighted. 


The schedule for these shoots for October 2017 through May 2018 will be posted on this websites CALENDAR page.


FOR Member and Guests Safety - All guns remain unloaded with actions open if applicable and standing in racks inside clubhouse until you are on line for your turn to shoot.


Note: The Rifle and Pistol ranges are open during 12 Gauge still target shoots!


Update 5/19/18 - There will be some 12 ga. still target shoots starting in June 2018. Check calendar pages on this website for dates! Start time is 1 pm.




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Fishing at WFCCC 


A Virginia State fishing license is required for all fishermen over the age of 16. A Va. State trout stamp is not required while fishing the lake on club property. The Lake is stocked 4 times yearly with large trout and fishing is allowed by members & their spouses, children and grandchildren under the age of 18 of members immediate family. The limit is 4 trout per day per person and 4 Black Crappie(8" in length) per day per person. No catch and release on trout caught. Largemouth Bass fishing is closed in our lake. Stocked Triploid Grass Carp caught in the lake should be immediately released as they control the vegetation growth in our lake. The lake was stocked with Trout on March 8, 2018, March 28 and May 3 at or before 10:30 am. Lake is open for fishing before, during and after the March 8 & May 3rd stocking. The WFCCC Lake stocking of Trout for the Easter Saturday Family & Member Fishing opener March 31, 2018 was done 3-4 days before and Lake was closed from March 25, 2018 until Easter Saturday March 31, 2018 at 1 pm opening for children 12 and under and then 1:30 pm for adults. 


At the 2019 Easter Saturday Trout opener, the fishing for kids will be one hour long as opposed to 30 minutes and Start at 12:30 pm instead of 1 pm! There will also be a free raffle of fishing gear supplied by the Club for kids age 12 and under during the event.


The Club lake will also be stocked again during late September or early October 2018 with 300 Rainbow Trout, but is water temperature dependent at that time.



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Hunting at WFCCC Properties and Leased property


The Club properties and its leased property are open for hunting by Members, Spouses, and their children and grandchildren under the age of 18. All spouses and children must be accompanied when hunting, by WFCCC member carrying their membership card. Members should always have their WFCCC membership card on them when on the club or leased property. All Va. Sate game laws regulated under VDGIF are in force when hunting on Club owned or lease property. There are Squirrels, Turkeys and Deer abundant on the Club and leased property. Doe hunting is permitted and one doe per licensed hunter is allowed per season on our property. Limits on does harvest on Club owned property are reviewed yearly to determine whether the deer herd needs time to re-populate. 


No permanent tree stands(ladder stands inclusive) or shooting huts of any kind are allowed on club properties or its lease. Permanent means that if you erected a stand today and left it for hunting tomorrow, you are violating club rules. The tree stand you carry in today must be removed today, or it is considered abandoned and can be removed by any member and considered confiscated without recourse.


The north side boundary of the main property can be accessed by using White Tail Lane off of Rt. 522 North. The property boundaries are marked with No Trespassing signs labeled with WFCCC Property. The Southern most area of property adjacent to club house, shelters, shooting ranges, fishing lake and open area between, which is approximately 30 acres, is posted for No Hunting as a safety zone for non hunting members and guests. The directions and map of our new 97 acre property in Shenandoah county are listed above under the TAB 97acresShenCo. Sunday hunting on Club OWNED property as per Virginia State Game Laws is allowed anytime after September 30th thru May 1st the following year. No hunting on Sundays is permitted from May 1 thru September 30th each year on main Club Property - 460 acre tract.


Sunday Hunting is also permitted on Leased property at Unimin Sand Mine in Gore, Va., with a permission slip signed by Eric Heflin or Mac Tlumach or Rich Sankovich or Marshall Shiley! Permission slips for Sunday hunting 2017/18 at Unimin Sand Mine lease are available at Old Dominion Sports Center. 2017/18 Sunday hunting permission slips for Unimin Sand Mine/Zirkle expire as of September 30, 2018. 


This is in accordance with the Laws and Regulations published by DGIF of Virginia. Contact one of us through phone or e-mail to receive it if you did not attend meeting, or Old Dominion Sports Center is out of the permission slips when you ask for one after presenting valid membership card.




HUNTER SAFETY – Florescent/Blaze Orange or Pink clothing as required by Virginia Game Laws must be worn when hunting on any Club property or lease.

REMEMBER – IDENTIFY YOUR TARGETED GAME ANIMAL AND WHATS BEHIND IT BEFORE PULLING THAT TRIGGER! Think Safety – Hunt Safely!



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WFCCC Annual Dues for 2018/19 Renewal


Are due and payable to WFCCC on or before October 3, 2018 to retain current Individual member status or must be post marked and sent to Rich Sankovich by October 3, 2018


2019 Dues Collection & Membership renewal will start to be collected on June 15, 2018. Individual Membership application cards along with Newsletter and Raffle Tickets for 2018 membership will be mailed out on June 13, 2018. Must be mailed and or paid for by October 3, 2017 to retain current membership status. Pay early so you don't forget as anything after 10/3/18 is considered as a New Member and costs $100 instead of our $30 & $60 renewal fees for current members.


Individual Membership in WFCCC is limited to people residing in the following Virginia Counties and all cities and towns within same: Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah.


Mail Check Payable to: WFCCC at PO Box 1431/Stephens City, Va. 22655


Please include self addressed stamped envelope to help defray mail costs and save club funds for your paid membership card return to you. Members are encouraged to pay their dues early.


New Members ---------- $100.00 for 1st year(can join as early as June 15th each 

                                       year and receive up to 15-1/2 months of Membership) 

                                       and you can join at Old Dominion Sports Center or by      

                                       attending a meeting.


No Club Memberships will be issued between May 15th and June 14th each year!


Renewing Individual Members under age 65 at 10/3/18 --- $60.00 per year when paid on or before last meeting date


Renewing Individual Members age 65 or older at 10/3/18 - $30.00 per year when paid on or before last meeting date


Life members ----------- $20.00 per year / Nominated at Club meeting and voted on by members            

                                                                  for exceptional work & contribution to Club


Dues can also be paid at: Old Dominion Sports Center 

                              2828 Valley Ave.       

                              Winchester, Va. 22601


Credit Cards not accepted for Dues at Old Dominion Sports Center-Cash or Check Only - If you are paying by CASH, PLEASE take correct amount of CASH in to pay dues to them as they are having trouble changing LARGE bills!







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Winchester-Frederick County


Conservation Club, Inc. 


Properties



The club currently owns a 460 acre parcel in Northern Frederick Co. off of Rt. 522 north/Rt. 600 east. The property is 90% wooded allowing for hunting, with 10% open area which has shelters, shooting ranges, fishing lake, childrens play area, is mostly open and grassed and Hunting not allowed. The open area contains a Clubhouse, Five shelters, Archery range, Pistol and Rifle ranges, Still target and Trap shooting ranges, Fishing lake, Horseshoe pits, Children’s playground area w/Swings, See Saws, Spring riders, and a Volley ball area with net. Outdoor charcoal grills located at some shelters along with picnic tables. The Club House and the Large enclosed shelter are both air conditioned for summertime comfort. Multiple trails exist within the 460 acre property for hiking, bird watching, and mountain biking. No ATV’s are allowed to be used on Club properties other than to retrieve harvested game. The property is not gated and is open 365 days a year for the members and family use. There is no club like this club in the surrounding area that has these amenities and is always open for the members and their family/guests enjoyment. All members and guests are encouraged to pick up and dispose of any trash found on the property to keep it pristine for them and others to enjoy. No Alcohol is allowed on Club Property.


The Club just recently(Sept. 2015) purchased a 97 acre property in Shenandoah County that is 85% wooded and 15% meadow as well as an adjacent 43 acre property know as the Zirkle property on East side of it during early 2017. The 97 acre property boundary on 3 sides is GW National Forest. These properties are open for hunting and other recreational activities and have been posted with our signs. For directions to the property and a map of the property, send an email to [email protected] or go to top line on this website for directions and map - Labeled "97acreShenCo". If you hunt these properties, it is a good idea to have a National Forest Stamp in addition to your hunting license in case you cross our boundary line into the GW National Forest. Remember that hunting rules and regs on National Forest can be different than private property. Read the rules and regs for both! It was decided at a previous meeting that target shooting on the 97 acre owned parcel would be allowed, but that the persons shooting must assure that a good backstop for bullets is utilized to prevent ricochets or unsafe conditions down range. Target shooting on Shenandoah Co. properties is not allowed during Deer seasons whether Muzzleloader, Archery or Rifle & Shotgun.


The Club leases one additional property - 200 acres at the Unimin Sand Mine, Frederick Co. in Gore - directions and layout on back bottom of WFCCC newsletter. 



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Rifle and Pistol Ranges (updated 4/19/18)



OPEN at SUN UP & CLOSED at SUN DOWN!


**ALSO** Rifle and Pistol Ranges closed from 6 pm until end of all Club Membership Meetings! Voted on and APPROVED at Club meeting 4/18/18. 


Starts with Club meeting - May 16, 2018!



Both of the ranges are open for INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS use only.  A Members Spouse or Children and Grandchildren under age 18 may enjoy the same privledges as a current up to date Member when accompanied by the Member. 



GUESTS of Members MAY NOT SHOOT at these ranges and   NO GUESTS allowed on or at Shooting Ranges at any time!


Do not jeopardize your membership by bringing a guest to shoot or hunt. 


The Club does prosecute Non-Members for Trespassing if found shooting on our Ranges or hunting on our Properties!


Paper Targets only - NO cans, bottles, water jugs, steel plates, drum lids, rolling or spinning targets etc. allowed on Pistol or Rifle Ranges!


Children MUST stay directly with adult member who brought them. They cannot wonder around or play on or at any ranges while parents are shooting! This is EXTREMELY important for the safety of the children!



Both of these ranges are closed to any Sunday shooting from May 1st though September 30th. We ask that you clean up your used targets, trash and shells and place in the containers provided at the ranges marked for this purpose. We also ask that you be courteous in your shooting times to allow for others who show up to shoot an opportunity to do so.


Safety is key on the Rifle and Pistol ranges:

No loaded weapons allowed down range

All weapons unloaded when not in use at range & actions open

Always point your weapon away from people/vehicles in a safe direction

CHECK and DOUBLE CHECK your weapon before and after each use

Always treat your weapon as if it was loaded even if its NOT!

If two or more are shooting, appoint a Range Safety Manager

Never walk in front of a LOADED or UNLOADED weapon

NO CHILD may Play or Roam around any ranges!

NO GUESTS!





Archery Range


The range is in good repair and located in the old pistol range area which is down the dirt road past the picnic pavillion and children playground. No firearm shooting is allowed in this area. We ask that you clean up your used targets, trash and place in the containers provided at the ranges marked for this purpose. We ask that you be courteous in your shooting times to allow for others who show up to shoot an opportunity to do so. There are now 5 lanes to shoot from as well as a Tree Stand and a Crossbow bench. Bring your own Saftey harnass for Tree Stand use!


Safety is Key on the Archery Range

No loaded crossbows down range

Cross Bows should be unloaded when not in use at range

Always point your weapon away from people/vehicles in a safe direction

If two or more are shooting, appoint a Range Safety Manager

Never walk in front of a LOADED or UNLOADED weapon

Never fire an unloaded crossbow – injury can occur




New WFCCC Individual Members


New Individual members are requested to attend the first scheduled club meeting the month after they joined. This meeting is for swearing in, receiving club information, receiving club decal for vehicles, familiarize themselves with club rules and regulations and receive Welcomes from existing club members. If a membership cap should occur, all current renewing members have first priority of membership to WFCCC if dues are paid on time. New Individual Members signing up at Old Dominion Sports Center can begin using their membership same day as they joined. 


Remember: You must carry your Individual membership card with you at all times when you are on Club Owned Property or Club Leased property. Your family members may not be on Club property without your presence.




Address Changes


Please inform Rich Sankovich if your address changes during the year, at Phone 540-431-9367 or e-mail to [email protected]





Easter Egg Hunt March 31, 2018 & Family Trout fishing opener(to be updated with 2019 information soon!)


Trout fishing for children 12 years old and under will start in the WFCCC lake at 1:00 pm until 1:30 pm on Saturday March 31, 2018.  415 trout will be stocked 3 to 4 days before this opening day. The 15 extra fish will be breeders and anywhere from 15 to 22 inches long! The Lake will be closed March 25 prior to this stocking re-opened on Saturday March 31, 2018 for this event. After 1:30 pm, the lake is open to fishing by all. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will start at 3:00 pm for members children and grandchildren and their guests 12 years old and under at the Club property. The Easter egg hunt is broken up in to three age groups so that all get a chance to find some EGGS. The 2017 Easter Saturday fishing had over 100 adults and children fishing, and the Easter egg hunt had close to 85 children searching for Easter Eggs.




WFCCC Monthly Meetings 2018 


Meetings held March through September on 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Clifton Arnold enclosed shelter at the main club property off 522 North of Winchester on Siler Road/Route 600. Last meeting of year will be First Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm with food served and Game Wardens on hand to explain any new game and fish regulations as well as answer questions from the members. Rifle and Pistol Ranges closed from 6 pm to end of meeting each month.


It is important for members to attend monthly meetings, as it is your opportunity to present suggestions to the club, vote on changes, additions and improvements to our clubs operation and give input on any club issues that arise. This is a MEMBER operated Club and decisions made to Policies, Procedures, Rules, Constitution or By-Laws are by 2/3 approval vote by the Members, not the elected Board of Directors or Officers.


If you want to see changes in the Club whether in how it operates or the facilties that we have, you must attend a meeting, make the motion, have it seconded and then voted on by the membership. Voicing opinions with dues renewal letters, verbal conversations, web site messages, e-mails or phone calls will not allow your suggested changes to occur. The Membership must vote 2/3 in favor of it at a meeting to make it happen. You make the motion at the meeting to initiate a change and if seconded, and then it is voted on. A 2/3 Majority votes rule for changes in the operation of our club.




Individual Membership & Joining Club


Individual Membership in the WFCCC is open to all residents of Clark, Frederick, Shenandoah & Warren counties and cities/towns within same. No out of State memberships unless you previousley lived in City or Counties above when a member and kept your dues up to date upon relocation! Please pay your annual dues as early as possible. Current membership card MUST be carried with MEMBER at all times when on the WFCCC owned properties or its leases. All guests and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by the card carrying MEMBER when on club properties or its leases. 


Memberships are for Individual Members, and not considered a FAMILY membership. The individual member must be present when any family member is on club properties and have membership card for that individual member available to present when asked! Members are 18 years of age and older and at age 18 or older, must join in order to hunt, fish or shoot with a family relative who is also a member.


You can join the Winchester Frederick County Conservation if you meet requirements above as far as residency by either coming to a monthly meeting and paying by check or cash the sum of $100, or visiting Old Dominion Sports Center on Vally Avenue / Route 11 south side of Winchester and filling out and application, presenting your drivers license to establish proper residency and paying by either cash or check the sum of $100.




Shelter Reservations


Master calendar of Shelter reservations is handled by Eric Heflin.  


Eric's phone number is 540-931-3655





WFCCC Annual Picnic 2018 – Raffle- Auction and Bingo


This years club picnic will be September 2nd, 2018 with food served promptly at 1:00 pm for family and guests of members. Jordan Springs Market will be the Caterer.

The food featured is Smoked Chicken and Pulled pork along with Redskin potatoes, Green beans w/Ham, Rolls w/butter, and Pie assortment for dessert. Water, Soda and Iced Tea will also be served. The cost is $8.00 per person for adults and children over the age of 8. The picnic lunch is followed immediately by the annual club auction of items donated by the members to support the land fund. Please bring something to donate to the auction. Please – No electronic devices such as TV’s or Computer monitors. The "Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship" Raffle drawings did immediately follow the auction and upon completion, the Bingo games started. Costs nothing to play and cash awards raised this year.




Dogs at WFCCC property


It is a Club rule that No Dogs are permitted on Club owned or Club leased property except for hunting purposes. In addition, SERVICE DOGS are allowed on Club property as long as they are under control of the owner. Most service dogs are identified with a vest that is labeled as service dogs in case there are any questions concerning same.



Leased Property for Hunting


WFCCC leases 200 acres at the Unimin Sand Mine at Gore, Va. for hunting only. Take Rt. 50 west to Gore, Turn left on Rt. 704. The Club lease of 200 acres of property is on the left hand side of Rt. 704 and is marked by No Trespassing signs by the WFCCC on the perimeter of the property tract. You should familiarize yourself with the property boundaries leased by the Club before hunting this tract. This property can be hunted on Sundays if you have a signed permission slip for Sunday hunting from one of the officers of the Club. There are signed permission slips also at Old Dominion Sports Center for Club members and available at Club meetings.




WFCCC Officers for 2018



President -------- Eric Heflin          Phone - 540-931-3655

Vice President --- Marshall Shiley    Phone - 540-533-4085

Treasurer -------- Mac Tlumach       Phone - 540-664-2350

Secretary -------- Rich Sankovich     Phone - 540-431-9367


1 Year Directors - Ken Corbett, Michael Collins, Jim Ward, 

                         Duncan Scholfield, Donald Ramey, Tyler Payne


2 Year Directors - Jeff Feltner, Bill Michael, Jackie Roberts, 

                         Jim Osborn, Barbara Gamble, Gerald Hendricks


Honorary Board & Life Member – Dave Fahnestock    

Honorary Member for Life – George Quarles




WFCCC BUDGET


Income

Membership dues, Still Target shoots, Clay Bird trap shoots, Donations received for use of shelters, Annual raffle and Auction at picnic, 50-50 drawings at Meetings and Picnic, Personal donations from members, and Sale of timber when deemed appropriate by Forester.


Expenses

Liability insurance, Property insurance, Directors and Officers Insurance, Land Loan Payments, Land leasing for hunting, Four $500 college scholarship's plus multi year membership's for deserving High School Senior's from the counties or cities within membership area, Printing costs for newsletter, membership cards & raffle tickets, Postage, Vehicle decals, Office supplies, Newspaper ads, Electricity, Johnny Blue rental, Dumpster service, Pay telephone, Four Trout stockings, Excess costs for annual picnic, Building and Grounds maintenance, machinery repair and fuel, Road maintenance, Shooting and Archery ranges upkeep, Shells and Targets for Still and Trap shoots, Equipment repair/replace for trap shooting and tractors, Signage for properties perimeters both owned and leased, Officers and Directors annual meeting & dinner, Food and Drink for members at last monthly meeting, Food and Drink for Member work day, donations to local fire and rescue, memorials for members who have passed away, and Legal costs as and when needed.




CLUB USAGE DATA


Club Usage Data from Members - 2012/13 membership year


Hunters – (36%)         Fisherman – (42%)        Picnic – (23%)  Rifle range – (61%)

Pistol Range – (56%)   Archery Range – (17%)   Clay bird shooters – (10%) 

.22 Shoot – (15%)         Still Target – (11%)


Club Usage Data from Members - 2013/14 membership year 


Hunters - 54%     Fisherman - 61%     Picnic - 41%            Rifle Range - 83%        Pistol range - 73%   Archery - 26%     Clay Birds - 19%     Still Targets - 20%  

.22 shoot - 23%   No Data Recv'd - 16%


Club Usage Data from Members - 2014/15 membership year


Hunters - 58%      Fisherman - 59%     Picnic - 36%            Rifle Range - 83%   Pistol Range - 77%   Archery - 24%      Claybirds - 15%       Still Targets - 19%  

.22 shoot - 21%     No Data Recv'd - 30%


Club Usage Data from Members - 2015/16 Membership year


Hunters - 56%       Fisherman - 59%     Picnic - 33%           Rifle Range - 82%

Pistol Range - 77%    Archery - 26%      Claybirds - 17%      Still Targets - 17%

.22 Shoot - 17%     No Data Recv'd - 18%



Club Usage Data from Members - 2016/17 Membership year


Hunters - 62%       Fisherman - 67%     Picnic - 39%          Rifle Range - 92%

Pistol Range - 89%   Archery -  34%     Claybirds - 22%     Still Targets - 18%

No Data Recv'd - 10%



Club Usage Data from Members - 2017/18 Membership year 


Hunters - 51%       Fisherman - 60%      Picnic - 37%        Rifle Range - 82%

Pistol Range - 81%   Archery - 28%       Claybirds - 19%   Still Targets - 17%

No Data Recv'd - 7.5%



Club Usage Data from Members - 2018/19 Membership Year (as of August 11, 2018)

586 Members reporting


Hunters - 44.5%       Fisherman - 63%      Picnic - 42%        Rifle Range - 85.6%

Pistol Range - 84%    Archery - 27%      Claybirds - 17.7%   Still Targets - 16%

No Data Recv'd - 6.5%




DEER HARVEST DATA


Deer Harvest 2011/12 season

36 total reported --- 16 does / 20 bucks

Buck sizes ---7-button, 3 spikes, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], 2 @ 8pts.


Deer Harvest 2012/13 season

17 total reported - 8 Does /  9 bucks

Buck Sizes ---Two 8pt., One 6pt., Two 5 pt., Two 4 pt., One 3 pt., One spike


Deer Harvest 2013/14 season 

13 Total reported - 7 Bucks / 6 Does

Buck Sizes --- One spike, One 3 Point, One 5 Point, One 6 Point, One 7 Point, Two 8 Point


Deer Harvest 2014/15 season

20 Total reported - 9 Doe / 11 Bucks 

Buck Sizes - Three Spikes, Four 6 pt., One 7 pt., Two 8 pt. and One 9 pt. Buck


Deer Harvest 2015/16 season 

29 Total reported - 12 Doe / 17 Bucks

Buck Sizes - Six Spikes, One Three Pt., Two Four Pt., Two 6 Pt., Four 7 Pt., 

One 8 Pt. and One 9 pt. Buck


Deer Harvest 2016/17 season 

13 Total reported - 6 Doe - 7 Bucks

Buck Sizes - Two Spike, One 4 pt., Two 6 pt., Two 8 pt.




Deer Harvest 2017/18 season as of August 11, 2018 - 586 members reporting


11 Total Reported - 7 Doe - 4 Bucks


Buck Sizes -One Spike, One 4 pt., One 6 pt., One 10 pt.





Special Thanks to:


Old Dominion Sporting Goods


2828 Valley Ave. 


Winchester, Va. 22601


For supporting the Winchester-Frederick Co. Conservation Club, Inc. over the years by collecting dues from existing and signing up new members in support of our Club. 


We hope you continue to patronize and support their business as they have supported our Club.


*Checks or cash only accepted at Old Dominion for Dues – No credit cards accepted for dues!


Please take correct amount in CASH if paying Dues that way to Old Dominion. They are having trouble changing large bills when smaller amounts are paid for dues!


Old Dominion Sports Center sells outdoor clothing and boots, Archery supplies, Fishing equipment and bait, Hunting supplies, Ammunition, Gun Safes, New and Used Rifles, Muzzleloaders, Shotguns and Pistols, and also repairs same as well as Archery equipment repairs. If you need something to add or replace in your outdoor Fishing/Hunting/Archery arsenal, stop by and see our friends at ODSC on Valley Avenue next to Dollar General store. They can and will Help You!







Pictures at left in descending order:




Male Copperhead Snake

2018 Scholarship Winner Brandon McDonald

Pictures from Shendoah Co. WFCCC Property workday

6/3/18 Flooding at the Club - 3 pictures

4/9/18 - White Deer after todays snowstorm - Frederick Co.(not on Club Property)

18 Pictures of 3/31/18 Trout Opening day at Club Lake

Pictures of Trout stocking March 8, 2018

Pictures of Trout caught at our lake 11/28/17

Picture of Trout/Striped Perch/Crappie caught at our lake 10/21/17

Next seven pictures are of 2017 Club Member Guest Picnic held September 9, 2017

Shooting Bench installed at Archery range for Crossbow users 8/19/17.

Kendall Benoit - 2017 WFCCC Scholarship winner w/Club Officers

New Tree Stand installed at Archery Range

Bath 1 -Womens bathroom remodeling

Bath 2 - Mens bathroom remodeling

0000 - April 17th, 2017 Perry Lewis Fish from Club Lake

000 - Six new benches installed at lake - Peter Mangione's Eagle Scout Project

00 - Archery Range Target Improvements

0 - Hannah Wilson - 2016 WFCCC Scholarship winner w/Club Officers

1. M. J. Shorty Billmyer Club House

2. Clifton Arnold Enclosed Shelter

3. Club House rear .22 and 12 ga. shooting positions

4. Club House rear .22 and 12 ga. targets area

5. Clifton Buddy Marple Trap range

6. Carlton Ramey Large open shelter

7. Kids Playground area - Swings and sliding board

8. Archery target area

9. View of Club house and Large enclosed shelter from shooting range

10. Beatty - Kelly Shooting range Rules

11. Vernon Haines lake view from East end

12. 100 yd. target range/shelter

13. 50 yd. target range/shelter

14. Pistol range/shelter front view

15. Pistol range/shelter rear view

16. Archery Range

17 to 24 Easter Saturday 4/15/2017 Trout fishing opener at the Club

25 to 30 Easter Saturday Annual Easter Egg Hunt 4/15/17

32. Clifton "Buddy" Marple posing at the Trap Range he helped create

33 to 36  Thursday Night Trap shoot

37. Gobbler with 8-9" beard sweet talking a hen

38. - Eric Heflin - Club President w/ Davis Weddle - 2015 WFCCC scholarship 

        winner

39-43. December 19, 2015 Lake being restocked with Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, 

           Crappie, Perch , Snails and some tadpoles.









































































































































































This picture of a Male Copperhead is from 10 feet away with the Zoom on my camera. He was about 4 feet long and as you notice tensed for a strike. He stayed in this position for 10 minutes straight. Magnificent colors and pattern, but also know that Female Copperheads are more grey in color. The photo was taken off of Greensprings Road in Frederick Co.

2018 WFCCC Scholarship Winner - Jared Rice (center) with Eric Heflin (WFCCC President) and Mac Tlumach (WFCCC Treasurer) presenting award.

2018 WFCCC Scholarship Winner - Brandon McDonald (center) with Eric Heflin (WFCCC President) and Mac Tlumach (WFCCC Treasurer) presenting award.

18" Fallen Oak blocking entry into WFCCC property in Shenandoah Co. 50 ft. in from the gate. 40 ft high leaning widow maker above it. Workday 6/20/18

Mac Tlumach on Chainsaw - WFCCC Treasurer with Duane Ridings & Henry Sliwinski - Strasburg members of the Club - 6/20/18

Duane, Rich and Henry after a chainsaw massacre of 18" Oak and 40 Ft. pine removal opening up road into WFCCC property in Shenandoah Co. 6/20/18

6/4/18 - After the flood - inside of Clubhouse after a foot of muddy water!

6/3/18 Flooding at the Club - Picture taken from Dam Breast/Shooting range side of Lake

6/3/18 Flooding at the Club - Picture taken from Road side of Lake

Arthur Tilson at the Club lake 4/22/18 with one of the Lunkers stocked this year. Fish was 18-19 inches long and looked to be around 3.5 to 4 Lbs.
Nice looking Rainbow
!

New Pistol & Rifle Range's signs installed 4/11/18 - Please read and adhere to the Rules!
Report any infractions to any
Club Officer or Director!

April 9, 2018 - Another Snowflake appears after the Snowstorm today! Picture is not from a Club property - but is in Frederick Co., Va.

Bill Michael - 50 year Club member and also on Board of Directors waiting for that BITE! 3/31/18 Opening day of Trout at the Club

Nice limit of Trout - 3/31/18

Raffle winner of Fishing tackle 3/31/18

Raffle winner of fishing tackle - 3/31/18

Raffle winner of Fishing tackle - 3/31/18

First Prize winner of Raffle 3/31/18 - New rod, reel, bait and tackle, plus he caught his four trout limit in 20 minutes! What a Day!

Grandpa's are great! 3/31/18

Just Me and Dad fishin with my
Blue Suede shoes! 3/31/18

Two Down and Two to go! 3/31/18

Look what I got! 3/31/18

Yep - another day with Dad at the lake! 3/31/18

I LOVE FISHING WITH MY DAD! 3/31/18

The Feltner family boasts 3 generations of FisherMan & Woman 3/31/18

That Sunfish snuck up on my Hook! 3/31/18

Nice Golden Trout caught by this young fella! 3/31/18

Its a fighter & with a proud Dad! 3/31/18

Grandpa and Me at the Lake! 3/31/18

I'm glad we brought the BIG Net! 3/31/18

Ag Hazlett with a nice
Golden Trout Sunday April 1, 2018 - Her secret bait - Marshmallow & a worm!

March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am -
Getting ready to stock the Trout

March 8, 2018
100 Golden Rainbow Trout on the way!

200 RegulaRainbows Stocked
on March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018 - 300 Total Rainbow Trout stocked today - 200 Regular/100 Goldens

Fish from our lake on Nov. 28, 2017 - see Fishing notes at right.

Fish from our lake Saturday 10/21/2017
see notes to the right
!

Scotty Brannon - Club member, auctioneer and Part time comedian kept the picnic attendees amused for the full hour of our auction! Club Picnic 2017!!

We had about 60 feet of food served along the buffet line on both sides - what a feast!

We had 3 tables full of items donated to the auction this year that supports the land fund which also included the leftover Chicken, pulled pork, potatoes, cole slaw and green beans! Turned out to be a laugh a minute with our auctioneer in charge!
ALSO: R
emember to never rub your nose or chin or scratch your ear during an auction!

We had a Professional Archery instructor for the youngsters this year teaching how to shoot a compound bow. The young lady shooting turned out to be a really good shot from what was observed!

Bounce house was setup by 9:15 am for all the youngin's and they about wore it out during the course of the day!

Scotty Brannon and his wife making those all beef hotdogs on the grill serving them up with some sauerkraut and all the fixings before the event began!

Eric Heflin(Club Pres.) and Mac Tlumach(Club Treas.) in discussion before event kickoff. Also Pictured is Karen Tlumach and Board Member Tyler Payne getting ready to collect money for food tickets, 50/50 raffle and WFCCC shirts/hoodies and Hats offered for sale at the picnic.

Crossbow shooting bench installed at Archery range August 19th workday!

Kendall Benoit - 2017 WFCCC Conservation Of Natural Resources $1000 Scholarship winner with Club Officers Eric Heflin and Mac Tlumach

New Treestand installed at
Archery Range - Bring and Wear YOUR own Safety Harnass

Bath 1
WFCCC Clubhouse

Womens Bathroom remodeled 4/15/17

Bath 2
WFCCC Clubhouse

Mens bathroom remodeled 4/15/17

0000 - Perry Lewis - WFCCC member shows off a nice trout he caught the morning of April 17, 2017!

000 - Six new benches were installed around our lake as Peter Mangione's Eagle Scout Project -
Thanks PETER!!

00 - New Archery Shooting stands
installed at Club Range 10/16

0 - Eric Heflin, Mac Tlumach, and Marshall Shiley with Hannah Wilson who is our 2016 Conservation Of Natural Resources Scholarship Winner of $1000

M.J. Shorty Billmeyer Clubhouse

Clifton Arnold Enclosed Shelter

Club House rear - .22 & 12 ga. target shooting positions

Club House rear - .22 & 12 ga. target area

Clifton Buddy Marple Trap range

Carlton Ramey Large Open Shelter

Childrens play area with swings and sliding board

View of Clubhouse & Large enclosed shelter from Shooting range

Beatty-Kelley Shooting range rules

Vernon Haines Lake - View from East end

100 Yard Rifle range & shelter

50 Yard rifle range & shelter

Pistol range shelter

View of pistol range shelter from target area

Archery Range target area - Old -See TOP picture of Improvements Made Oct. 2016

Trout opening day at Club 4/15/17 - A fishing event for the family!

Grandpa - Please net him already! Trout opening day at Club 4/15/17

Waiting on that first one to bite! Trout opening day at Club 4/15/17

Lookie Here - He's a fighter and won't give up! Trout opening day at Club - 4/15/17

I got a Gold one so far! - Trout opening day at the Club 4/15/17

A fishing family - I got the Net Grandpa! - Trout opening day at the Club 4/15/17.

Fishing is a Family affair. Trout opening day at the Club 4/15/17

Youngest Fisher-toddler at the lake. Trout opening day at the Club - 4/15/17

Got me one and its BIG! - Trout opening day
at the Club 4/15/17

Two down and Two to go! - Trout opening day at the Club - 4/15/17

Nice Golden Trout - Even grownups can catch them - Trout opening day at the club 4/15/17

Bill Michael - WFCCC Director helped to surround the Lake with Fisher-man, woman and child! Over 92 people at lake at 1:30 pm - Trout opening day at Club - 4/15/17

Grandma - I found one!
Easter Egg hunt 4/15/17

The WEE youngin's had thier 
own special area. 4/15/17

Theres Eggs out there! 4/15/17

Excuse me but, Wheres the Eggs! 4/15/17

2015 - 44 years later and here is 
Clifton "Buddy" Marple at the Trap Range

Thursday Night Trap Shoot

Thursday night Trap Shoot

Thursday night Trap Shoot

Thursday Night Trap Shoot

Gobbler sweet talking Hen

Eric Heflin - President of WFCCC and Davis Weddle - 2015 WFCCC Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship Winner

Buckets of Fish were stocked today - Crappie/Sunfish/Bluegill and Perch

Bucket of Largemouth Bass

Bass/Crappie and Panfish just after release in to lake

Bucket of Perch and Panfish ready to be released in to lake.