Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club Inc

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Pistol Range condition as of April 3, 2019 - Thank You!

Posted by Rich Sankovich on April 5, 2019 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A visit to the Club pistol range on Wednesday this past week to see how the new targets were fairing brought a smile to my face! All five targets were in very good condition with only one top 2 x 4 holding the target material having had a few bullets pass through. The range was policed well with all target materials picked up and placed in the trash as well as the shelter being swept of used cartridges from members handguns. I would personally like to Thank all of you that have used it in past 10 days for the care and consideration you have shown in use and maintenance of this area. One person was found to have been shooting clay birds on the Pistol range this week and that has since been rectified. Remember, our ranges are paper targets only and we do appreciate your co-operation.

Rich Sankovich

WFCCC Secretary

New Target Boards installed at Pistol shooting range

Posted by Rich Sankovich on March 26, 2019 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

FIVE new target stands have been installed at Pistol Range as of March 25, 2019. Please do not shoot the framework. NO Shotguns, Rifles or A/R's on Pistol range at any time!


Posted by Rich Sankovich on January 8, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The first trout stocking of the year will be on March 21, 2019 at or before 11:00 am. You can fish all day! Shooting ranges are closed from Noon to 6 pm on this day!

Trout Stocking October 25, 2018

Posted by Rich Sankovich on October 19, 2018 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The club Lake will be stocked with 300 Rainbow Trout at or before 10:30 am on Thursday 10/25/18 - You can fish immediately! The limit is still 4 per day per member or Spouse, and or children under age 18 with Parent/Member present. Virginia Fishing license is required but not a Virginia Trout Fishing license!

Trespassing on Property adjacent to Club Boundary

Posted by Rich Sankovich on June 11, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A WFCCC member was found tresapassing on a property adjacent to our Club's northern property boundary multiple times off of WhiteTail Lane this past year. He was prosecuted for this action by the landowner. His membership in our Club has subsquently been revoked by the Board of Directors for WFCCC as this is a direct violation of the Club's Constitution and By-Laws relating to respecting other peoples property rights. There was another Club member also found hunting on an ajacent property to this one and told to leave and was not prosecuted. The Club's intent is to always be a good neighbor to those whose property borders ours. We strongly encourage you as members to obey the NO Trespassing signs posted on other peoples property and verify you are hunting on Club property by ensuring you are within our Club boundaries. Our bordering property neighbors have a low tolerance for intentional criminal trespass as evidenced by this prosecution, so please follow the Game Laws and the Rules of the Club to avoid the same outcome this previous member received.

Rich Sankovich - Secretary WFCCC 6/11/18

Updated news & events for Club

Posted by Rich Sankovich on April 20, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

1. 300 Rainbow Trout to be stocked Thursday May 3, 2018 by 10:30 am

2. Four  Black Crappie limit per day per person from our lake in effect immediately as of 4/19/18

3. Annual Club Picnic to be Sunday September 2, 2018 with Food served at 1 pm this year.

4. Shenandoah Co. property workday scheduled for Saturday June 30, 2018 - 9 am to 2 pm - Brush 

      Trimming - Chain Saw work and hauling

5. Frederick Co. Main property workday scheduled for August 18, 2018 - 9am to 2 pm - Lunch and Drinks


6. Fifth prize added to annual Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship raffle this year.

7. Four Scholarships of $500 each WILL be awarded this year!

8. April 20,2019 Trout opening day Easter Saturday at the Club will now feature a start time for the

    children to fish at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

9. Rifle and Pistol ranges will now be closed during monthly Club meetings 6 pm until end of meeting!

Tree Stands & Courteous Hunting by members

Posted by Rich Sankovich on November 12, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As noted in the forum and home page, members are erecting tree stands on our properties and leaving them. This is against club rules and the treestands need removed immediately. If anyone finds a tree stand on our property, you have the right to remove it and the previous owner has no recourse if you do as it is against the club rules to leave it on any of our properties and we are encouraging them to remove it.

It has also been reported that some of our members are being discourteous to other members hunting by acknowleging there presence while hunting and then staging themselves with in 50 yards of that person. This is an unsafe practice and you need to keep at least 100 yards or more between you and another hunter. It is common curtesy to distance yourself from another hunter and is important to both hunters safety.

Rich Sankovich - WFCCC Secretary 11/12/17

New Shooting Bench at Archery Range

Posted by Rich Sankovich on August 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On the annual Club member workday held Saturday August 19th.- 2017, the new shooting bench was built and installed at the archery range for our Club members using crossbows. Thanks to Ed Pabon for leading this addition to our archery range as well as the new target set ups and installation of the Tree stand there also. A picture of the new Crossbow shooting bench is at the top left of the Home page on this website. The archery range has an array of targets including a full body deer for our Archery members to choose from. Please remember to bring and use a safety harnass if shooting from the Tree stand.

2nd Eagle Scout Project COMPLETED at Club

Posted by Rich Sankovich on May 4, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The  6 x 6 posts for the second Eagle Scout Project at the Club for installing additional benches at the Lake, Playground and Trap Range has begun! The Project is being led by Douglas Lunceford with BSA Troop 63 and the posts were installed in the concrete footers 2 weeks ago. Next step is the framework, seating and back rests. I expect the project will be completed by end of May or early June.

The second Eagle Scout Project was completed at the Club and Douglas came to May 17, 2017 meeting to report on same.

Congratulations to Douglas on his Eagle Scout Project Work!

Eagle Scout Projects approved at WFCCC

Posted by Rich Sankovich on April 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

     The Shenandoah Area Boy Scout Council has approved Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc. properties as a recipient for Eagle Scout projects. This approval paves the way for future projects that benefit the welfare of members, guests and the environment to be conducted at our properties. A Boy Scout pursuing his Eagle rank in scouting must develop a plan for approval that includes a description of benifit to be obtained, plans and drawings if applicable, materials list, estimated costs, fund raising, gather a workforce and manage the installation of the improvement and then submission of the after action report to the Eagle Scout board of review.

    One project already completed is the six new benches surrounding our lake.