September 20, 2022
Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.
Notice of Annual Elections Wednesday 09/21/22 6:30 pm at the clubhouse after the regular monthly meeting.
Ballots have been prepared with candidates indicating interest.
We also will take nominations from the floor and have space to write in any of those floor nominations.
Nominees will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and explain what they can contribute to the leadership of the club.
Members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates before voting.
Unlike previous years, some of the positions have multiple candidates for the position.
The club would appreciate your attendance and vote to determine the future direction of the club.
2 Year Directors vote for 6
Mike Collins (incumbent)
Ken Corbett (incumbent)
Kirk Gordon (incumbent)
Ken Morris (incumbent)
Duncan Schofield (incumbent)
President vote for 1
Jim Osborn (incumbent)
Thank you and see you Wednesday evening,
Wednesday September 21 6:30 pm - Club meeting with annual elections. 2-year Board of Director positions, Executive Board President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary all must be elected. Please respond to this email if you would like more information on the positions and time requirements.
Present yourself at the meeting for any of the positions, happy to have new members participate in your club's direction.
Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors and
*Celebrating our 54th Year - 2022*
Mission of Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.
June Meeting of 2022
6/15/2022 at 6:30 pm at Club House
New WFCCC Individual Members
You can Join the Club by going to Middletown Firearms in Middletown, Va. Cash or check only, or come to one of the monthly meetings and join there.
Residents of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah Counties in Virginia and all cities and towns within these geographical areas are eligible for membership.
$100 to join which includes first year Dues.
Renewing Individual Members under age 65 at 10/6/21 --- $65.00 per year when paid on or before last meeting date
Renewing Individual Members age 65 or older at 10/6/21 - $35.00 per year when paid on or before last meeting date.
The 2023 Renewal and New membership period starts on June 15, 2022 and those memberships currently will be available at Middletown Firearms, and through the mail as of that day. The 2023 membership card will be good from June 15, 2022 until end of day October 5, 2023. A NEW member joining on June 15, 2022 or after receives a 2023 membership that is valid for up to 15-1/2 months.
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. New Individual Members signing up at Middletown Firearms can begin using their membership same day as they joined.
We are partnered with Middletown Firearms in Middletown, Va. for Membership enrollment.
Owned and operated by Travis Dodson
Located at 7609 Main St.
Monday to Friday - 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday - Closed
Check or Cash only please
Buy, Sell, Trade, Ship to, Repairs and all your ammo and accessories needs.
***Change requested by shooters to move to Thursday evening***
THURSDAY EVENING TRAP SHOOTING START JUNE 2 @ 6PM
NEW SHOOTERS WELCOMED.
Food on the grill around 5:30.
4 rounds of 10 shots (2 rounds from 16, 1 round from 23, 1 round from 27)
$20 for all 4 or pay $5 each time.
Payouts for shootoff winners 10/10, 9/10, sometimes 8/10.
Shoot your own shells.
Shelter Reservations are handled by Eric Heflin.
He will be happy to schedule your date and provide information.
Club Lake Preliminary Trout Stocking Schedule 2022
Week of March 24
Week of April 11
Week of April 28
Fishing at WFCCC
Service Work needed at Club
GOT A TRUCK? Can you Help Out?
The trash cans at the lake and the shooting ranges get filled with trash from our fisherman and shooters.
Can you empty one or some or all in our dumpster when you are done fishing or shooting at the Club?
A lot of work at our Club is performed by our Members volunteering to make it happen.
We are able to keep our dues lower than any Club around because our Members participate in helping out.
Your HELP is always appreciated.
WFCCC College Scholarships 2022
Four available at $500 each
The 2022 Mac Tlumach Conservation Scholarship information along an application form will be sent to all 10 High Schools in our membership area on 1/1/2022. The applications and essays are due to the Guidance counselors by April 7th, 2022 and to WFCCC by April 14th, 2022
This year in addition to the High School Seniors invited to apply, Home Schooled and Private Schooled Seniors who are going to pursue a degree in a conservation area are also invited to apply.
Applicants do not need to be related to a WFCCC member, but must reside in the WFCCC Membership area - Counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah and any city or town within those boundaries!
Send written request for Scholarship application to
WFCCC, PO Box 1431, Stephens City, 22655
Include valid e-mail address if you want the application & Information sent electronically.
Congratulations to 2021 WFCCC "Mac Tlumach"
Conservation Scholarship Winners!
is a 2021 $500 scholarship winner from Clarke County High School and
her intended Major is Environmental and Biological Science at Christopher Newport University.
is a 2021 $500 scholarship winner from James Wood High School and she intends to Major in Landscape Horticulture and Design at Virginia Tech.
is a 2021 $500 scholarship winner from Clarke County High School
and he intends to Major in Environmental Engineering
at West Virginia University.
is a 2021 $500 scholarship winner from Clarke County High School
and he intends to Major in Forestry
at West Virginia University.
Congratulations to these Graduates and WFCCC "Mac Tlumach" Conservation Scholarship Winners!
Mac Tlumach Conservation
College Scholarship Winner's 2012 to present
2012 - Tyler Paine $750
2014 - Ali Oliver $1000
2015 - Davis Weddle $1000
2016 - Hannah Wilson $1000
2017 - Kendall Benoit $1000, Madelne Festa $500,
Rachel Shumway $500
2018 - Jared Rice $500, Brandon McDonald $500,
Sydney Aschenbrenner $500, Eleanor Welch $500
2019 - Zach Otley $500, Christopher Pate $500,
Kelsie Keene $500, Erin Orgen $500
2020 - Reagan Johnson $500, Charles Shepley $500,
Chloe Phillips $500, Mindi Freed $500
2021 -Sara Murray $500, Grace Lilly $500,
Luke Brumback $500, Sam Brumback $500
$13,750 to date awarded in College scholarships to 23 Students pursuing a Conservation based field of higher education by WFCCC
The Annual Club Scholarship Raffle Ticket sales, Meeting and Picnic 50/50's, slated picnic auction items, and directed donations are the sole support of this worthy program.
Notice To all Pistol Range Shooters
We expect to replace the backing materials as part of regular upkeep at the Pistol Range. Please contact any Board member for assistance in helping us put up fresh stands when needed.
Paper Targets only - NO cans, bottles, water jugs, steel plates, drum lids, rolling or spinning targets etc. allowed on Pistol or Rifle Ranges.
Club Member's & Family versus Guests
The statements below are being added at the request of some perspective members for clarification purposes.
1. A Club Member carries their up to date dues paid membership card with them on any Club property at all times and produces it when asked to be seen.
2. A Club Member can bring their spouse, as well as their child and or grandchild under the age of 18 to Target Shoot, Hunt and Fish on Club Properties.(Age 16 or older must have a DGIF Fishing license to Fish)
3. A Club Member must be present with the above Family members ANY TIME they are on Club properties and have their Membership card with them. There is no such thing as a Family Membership Card. The Card is issued to the Person, not Family.
4. A Guest is someone who is NOT one of the above people, but is with a Current Club Member who has their membership card with them. They are NOT allowed to Target Shoot, Hunt or Fish on or at any Club property.
5. A Guest is NEVER allowed to be PRESENT at the Pistol, Rifle, Archery and or Shotgun shooting ranges when any target shooting is taking place. A Guest can Hike or Picnic, Etc., when with a Club Member on our property, but Shooting at our Archery, Pistol or Rifle ranges, Hunting or Fishing on any of our Club Properties are reserved for members only.
Shenandoah County Club Property
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. Be careful where you walk or step, have a friend with you.
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. The Club address is GPS located at 517 Siler Road.
Hunting at WFCCC Properties and Leased property
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.
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.
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.
The statement below was adopted by and ratified at the 4/21/21 membership meeting:
This is an update and upgrade to Club hunting rules effective 4/21/21
No wooden/metal tree stands or ladders, manufactured wood/plastic or metal blinds, for hunting of any kind, are permitted on any Club Owned or Club Leased Land.
Questions you might ask and Answers to same:
Q. Can I use a climbing tree stand?
Q. Can I erect a fabric blind?
Q Can I leave my Climbing stand or fabric blind overnight?
Q Can I fabricate a ground blind from natural materials found from Tree cutting or limbs on property?
Q. Can I install metal screw in ladder steps on a Club Tree?
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 97/43 acre properties in Shenandoah county are listed above under the TAB 97acresShenCo. Hunting on Sundays is permitted each year on main Club Property, Shenandoah County Properties and Leased properties- 430 acre tract above ridge line above target ranges and lake at main property is open for hunting.
Sunday Hunting is also permitted on Leased property at Unimin Sand Mine in Gore, Va., with a permission slip signed by Jim Osborn or Steve Hunt or Marshall Shiley. Permission slips for Sunday hunting 2020/21 at Unimin Sand Mine lease are available at meetings, Mail, or e-mail request.
This is in accordance with the Laws and Regulations published by DWR of Virginia. Contact one of us through phone or e-mail to receive it if you did not attend meeting.
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 93% wooded allowing for hunting, with 7% open area(about 30 acres) which has shelters, shooting ranges, fishing lake, children's play area, is mostly open and grassed where Hunting is 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 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, 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 regulations on National Forest can be different than private property. Read the rules and regulations 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.
WFCCC Club Owned Land:
Frederick Co. Virginia Parcels by Tax Map ID
29 A 38 - 41.24 ACRES
29 A 43B - 0.88 ACRE
29 A 37B - 112.27 ACRES
19 A 53A - 21.5 ACRES
19 A 81A - 7.3 ACRES
19 A 52E - 54.32 ACRES
19 A 51 - 29 ACRES
19 A 50 - 5.5 ACRES
19 A 27 - 138.19 ACRES
19 A 49 - 50 ACRES
Shenandoah Co. Virginia Parcels by Tax Map ID
40 A 20 - 97 ACRES
40 A 19 - 43 ACRES
The range is in good repair and located in the old pistol range area which is down the dirt road past the picnic pavilion 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 Safety harness for Tree Stand use!
NO GUESTS ALLOWED AT ARCHERY RANGE! Members & Spouse & Children & Grandchildren under 18 ONLY!
WFCCC Monthly Meetings 2022
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 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm and Conservation Officers 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 facilities 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 vote of members at a meeting rules for changes in the operation of our club.
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.
Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc. is a 501-7c non-profit organization registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. It is governed by the Officers and Directors listed below who are elected from the current membership rolls during its annual elections. The Club operates through the utilization of the Constitution and By-Laws that was voted on and ratified by the membership.
The Constitution and By-Laws were amended to include a Whistleblower Policy, Conflict Of Interest Policy and Document Retention & Destruction Policy.
Copies are available to any Member if written request sent
to WFCCC, PO Box 1431, Stephens City, Va. 22655
WFCCC Officers for 2021/22
President Jim Osborn 571-436-1140
Vice President Marshall Shiley 540-532-4898
Treasurer Steve Hunt 540-869-7077
1 Year Directors - Ken Corbett, Michael Collins, Ken Morris,
Duncan Scholfield, Donald Ramey, Kirk Gordon
2 Year Directors - Jeff Feltner, Bill Michael, Terry Feltner
Eric Heflin, Barbara Gamble, Gerald Hendricks
Honorary Member for Life – George Quarles
Club Mailing Address for any correspondence:
PO Box 1431
Stephens City, Va. 22655