Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club Inc

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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!


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 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!

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