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Thursday Night Trap Shoots start May 21, 2020

Posted by Rich Sankovich on May 21, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Thursday night Trap Shoots will start May 21st, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The prices to shoot are listed on the Home Page of this Web Site. The calendar page will also be updated. The shoots will run until October 1st weather permitting. Please practice social distancing at the shoots!

Two Special events coming up that may be of interest to our Members & Families

Posted by Rich Sankovich on March 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Free Fun Filled Family Fishing Day Event - Postponed as of 3/20/20

Postponed - there will be a Free Fun Family Fishing day event from 8 am to 2 pm at Landfall Farm which is at 350 Chestnut Grove Road off of 522 north of Winchester sponsored by the Hunter Crane Foundation. This event is for the young, old, beginners and experts with Prizes awarded for total length of catch and biggest fish. Donations accepted, lunch provided, and some bait and tackle provided or bring your own. This is the 8th annual event. For full details, visit www.HunterCrane.Foundation or call at 540-539-3214 New event day and time will be announced!

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Shooting for Sucess - Trades Scholarships Event for High School Seniors - This event is postponed and they will try to reschedule at a later date!

Saturday May 16 is the Shooting For Sucess event at Landfall Farm located at 350 Chestnut Grove Road off 522 north of Winchester in Frederick County. This event is sponsored by the Hunter Crane Foundation, VDGIF and Landfall Farm. Applications for entry to participate in this event are available from Tina Crane at Tina@HunterCrane.Foundation There will be $7000 in TRADE Scholarships given away to the top 3 winners in the three categories of .22 rifle shooting, Shotgun 5 stand claybird shooting and Archery shooting. Registration deadline is May 1, 2020 and event will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on May 16 at Landfall Farm. The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, equipment and tools or clothing.

This event has a limited participation number, so if your son or daughter is going to a trade school after High School graduation this year, get your application filled out and submitted as soon as possible.

Trout stocking in Club Lake 2020

Posted by Rich Sankovich on March 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

If small forage fish being stocked week of 3/2/20 live, then the following stocking

of lake will occur.

NOTE: Club Rifle and Pistol Ranges CLOSED from Noon to 6 PM on all Trout stocking days!


March 19, 2020 at 10 am


April 9, 2020 at 10 am 


April 30, 2020 at 10 am

Club Lake Stocking

Posted by Rich Sankovich on February 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We are in process of getting 400 Blue Gill & Sunfish delivered to Club along with 2000 minnows between 2/27 and 3/6/2020 to put in Lake. If these fish live through 10-14 days, we will do first stocking of 300 Trout in Lake mid to late March. Web site HOME PAGE will be updated prior to Trout Stocking Date and Time!

Home Made Jerky Class/Demo at Club

Posted by Rich Sankovich on January 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out posting on Forum page on this website

DGIF DEER TESTING FOR CWD for Club Members & others!

Posted by Rich Sankovich on November 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a refrigerator along with bags and map to register your Deer HEAD for testing for CWD located on the porch at the Club house. If you wish to have your deer tested, take head to club, place in bag, fill out paperwork and place with it in the refrigerator and you will be supplied with results when available.

Thanks


Rich Sankovich and our friends at the DGIF

Fish kill at Club Lake - Updated 3/10/20

Posted by Rich Sankovich on September 29, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lake was inspected last week and lots of dead minnows, and some bass, panfish, crappie and catfish were lining the shoreline.

Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Friday 9/27/19 were from 0.8ppm to 1.8ppm - air temp 78 - water temp 75

Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Sunday 9/29/19 were from 0.6ppm to 0.9ppm - air temp 85 - water temp 78

Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Wednesday 10/2/19 were from 0.9ppm to 1.0ppm - air temp 91 - water temp 78

Dissolved oxygen readings at 4 points around lake on Tuesday 10/8/19 were from 1.0ppm to 1.2ppm - air temp 55 - water temp 66

Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Monday 10/14/19 were from 2.9ppm to 3.1ppm - air temp 71 - water temp - 70

Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Sunday 10/20/19 were from 2.9ppm to 3.0ppm - air temp 55 - water temp 57

Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Wednesday 10/30 were from 3.3ppm to 3.4ppm - air temp 65 - water temp 59

Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Friday 11/8/19 were from 5.0 ppm to 5.1 ppm - air temp 36 F - water temp 50 F

Dissolved oxygen readings at 3 points around lake on Tuesday 11/19/19 were from 5.1 ppm to 5.4 ppm - air temp 49 F - water temp 44 F

Dissolved oxygen readings at 3 points around lake on Friday 12/6/19 were from 2.8 ppm to 3.3 ppm - air temp 51 F - water temp 42 F


Dissolved oxygen readings taken at two points around lake on Wednesday 2/5/20 were from 8-10 ppm dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 62 F - Water temp 46 F


Dissolved oxygen readings taken a one point at Lake today Wednesday 2/12/20 was from    8-10 ppm dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 46 F- Water temp - 43 F


Dissolved oxygen reading taken at one point at Lake Wednesday 3/4/20 was 10-12PPM dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 62 F - Water temp 48 F


Dissolved oxygen reading taken at one point at Lake Tuesday 3/10/20 was 12 PPM dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 71 F - Water temp 52 F - Water PH at 7.0


The PPM concentration of dissolved oxygen in lake came up.

Next readings will take place in near future see if additional improvements have been made due to lower air temperature, rain and wind!

AERATORS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR WINTER


The readings taken at Lake on 10/2/19 caused the club to Cancel the stocking of Lake on 10/10/19.

The Trout stocking will not take place during 2019 as per Board of Directors decision on 12/10/19


This message will be updated as readings are taken.


Rich Sankovich - Secretary WFCCC updated 3/10/20


Trail Cam - Salt Block - Deer Cocaine & a Ladder tree stand

Posted by Rich Sankovich on August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We now have a group of members doing survey's on our properties looking for ILLEGAL baiting of wild game as well as the ABANDONED tree stands on our properties. Three treestands have been removed or destroyed to date and word is that 11 more are out there waiting for new owners or destruction where they are located. If YOU left one on our property, don't be surprised to find it gone or destroyed in place before the upcoming deer season. The NO TREESTAND LEFT BEHIND RULE(same day In & Out) has been in place for all properties of WFCCC for at least the last 15 to 20 years. In addition, a Salt Mineral Block and pile of Deer Cocaine was located above our lake at the Frederick Co. property last week. The Primos Game camera at that location has been removed and the ILLEGAL Bait station buried. If you see anyone carrying in a ladder stand on any of our properties or find Bait stations located anywhere on our owned or leased properties, please alert any Club officer or Director as to its location so it can be remediated.



Update as of 9/2/19 - 5 more abandoned Tree Stands have been removed from our main club property. In addition, a pile of molasses covered deer corn was also found and buried 200 yards above the site where the deer cocaine and salt block was located north of our club lake.


Update 9/24/19 - Three more abandoned Tree Stands have been removed.


Baiting Deer is ILLEGAL Year Round - Read your Virginia Game Laws! 


Baiting Deer leads to the spread of CWD of which there are numerous cases of in Frederick County reported by DGIF in last 5 plus years. Stop the spread of disease among our DEER population before we don't have a DEER season in our county by not baiting them! Licking stations, Salt Blocks, piles of corn, powdered attractants all can lead to the spread of this disease from an infected deer to the non-infected by saliva transfer on those baits and attractants!


Thanks


Rich Sankovich - Secretary WFCCC

Membership renewal mailing for 2020

Posted by Rich Sankovich on June 24, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

The annual mailing went out to all existing WFCCC members on June 13, 2019. If you have not received your renewal package mailing by June 25, 2019, call WFCCC Secretary Rich Sankovich at 540-431-9367 or e-mail at RICHARDSANKOVICH@comcast.net for another mailing. If you moved during the year and did not alert the Club Secretary of your new address, you will need to go to Old Dominion Sports or come to a monthly meeting to renew your membership. Undeliverable mail returned to Secretary will not be forwarded. Duplicate mailings are done only for lost mail due to the high cost of the mailing and contents within.

Rich Sankovich WFCCC Secretary 6/23/19

Annual Trout opener & Easter Egg hunt at the club

Posted by Rich Sankovich on April 19, 2019 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Check the Home page for the details. 415 Trout stocked for the Saturday 4/20 event starting at 12:30 pm for the kids and 1:30 pm for everybody!


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