Annual December 2015 Newsletter

Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month



Membership dues are due Jan 1st.  There are lots of members who have not paid their dues in one, two or even three years or more.  If you know someone who has not renewed, mention to them that they can pay dues by visiting, Edinboro Outdoors, Dobber Auto, or Hobbs Lumber.  They can even pay online with PayPal at  Or if you are not comfortable with online purchases, print the member application form and mail it in.  If you are unsure of your membership status, Email the membership chairman at He will be able to tell you what year your membership dues runs out.


Membership Pins:

Multiple entries were presented at the December meeting and a membership pin has been selected.  The winning artist is:  Abby Friel.  The club no longer issues membership cards.  If your membership dues are up to date, you can pick up a pin at the club on one of the activity nights like, the monthly meeting or Tuesday Winter skeet night.  Winning pin is displayed above and on back of newsletter


NRA Membership:

Attached is an NRA membership. Please consider joining or renewing your membership to the NRA. Supporting the NRA supports an organization that helps ensure the right to keep and bear arms. You may not agree with everything they lobby for, but, they have a strong voice in protecting your 2nd Amendment rights. $5.00 from each membership is reimbursed to LESL. Please join today!


Annual Game Dinner:           Feb 3rd, 2016, Meeting Night
Our LESL annual game dinner is February 3rd, meeting night.  Bring your favorite game, fish, or whatever dish to pass.  We’ve been known to enjoy some homemade beverages.

Whatever you bring, make sure you bring a good thirst and an appetite.


Shooting Practice:

The club is closed for trap practice.  We will resume again in April.  Keep your guns oiled and your knives & minds sharp.


Erie Crawford League: 

We did well this season.  6 – 1 first half and 5 – 2 second half.

Alex Crowl has been selected as this year’s captain.


Giant Gun Raffle -  100 guns and some big money prizes.  SOLD OUT

Cross your fingers.  You have 1 in 1000 chance of winning a gun each day, IF, YOU PURCHASED A TICKET.

Lake and Valley Trap:                          

For information and rules visit the website or call 814-724-5507.
20-Dec-15        Albion                    10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
17-Jan-16        Greenville               12:00 : 4:00             3rd Sunday
21-Feb-16        Cochranton             10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
20-Mar-16        Saegertown            9:00 : 3:00               3rd Sunday
17-Apr-16        Linesville                10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
15-May-16       Albion                    10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
5-Jun-16          Greenville               12:00 : 4:00             1st Sunday


Winter Skeet Shooting:

Club League Teams are forming for our interclub winter skeet league. Please sign up your team by e-mailing your member’s names to: or dropping the names off at Hobbs Lumber. New shooters and teams are welcome. If you don’t have a full squad we will pair you up with a team. This is a handicapped league so any level of shooter is welcome. Club League shoots Tuesdays and starts January 12th. Check out the website for rules and information. 814-882-9178 for questions.

Traveling League The club is also involved in a traveling skeet league on Sundays and sign-ups are from 9AM -2 PM. Cost is $8.00 for 50 targets and a onetime $7.00 trophy fee. Top 5 scores count so the more the merrier. We will carpool from Edinboro Outdoors at 9:00 AM come on out and shoot in the daylight.
For more information or questions: 814-882-9178

Jan 10: Union City,
Jan 24: Erie Skeet,
Jan 31: Greenville,
Feb 28: Sandy Lake,
 Mar 13: Meadville,
Mar 20: Edinboro,
Apr 10: Union City (Post Season)


Club Status and Improvements:

Financially, The club is in the black.  We’ve added a Handicap Accessible Concrete Parking area.   Improved the drainage on field 2, the rifle and pistol ranges.   60 tons of new gravel for the parking lot and driveway.   New pistol range backstops.   Improved the video surveillance for security.  And improved signage around the club.


Range Hours and usage:

Rifle, Handgun and Archery ranges are open for members only from 9am until ½ hour before sunset (yes that’s when the sun drops below the horizon) (or when the game commission says it’s sundown in the regulations book).   Remember that more than one shooter can use the range at one time, please share.    Safety First!  Shoot into the dirt backstops.  There are houses and hunters behind the ranges.  Clean up your brass and garbage, we do not hire cleaning people.  Do not shoot at glass or objects that will leave sharp remains on the ground.

Note:  Rifle and Pistol ranges are closed during trap and skeet shooting for safety reasons.

Unsafe shooting will result in membership suspension.  State Police will be called if unsafe practices result in damage to club or neighboring properties.   Ranges and club property are under video surveillance.


For Sale:

Winchester Western Single Stack Skeet Machines.  $1000 per pair.  We have two pairs for sale (total of 4 machines).


Advertise here for $25 / year.  Gets you a sponsor membership too.  Mail a message to the club at Box 45 or stop by a meeting or shoot night


Allen Appliance Service......                           734-1142
Boro Kids Wrestling Camp..                           734-3010
Bufalino Landscaping...........                         734-4661
Capt Fritz Fishing Charter....                           450-4319
Dobber Auto Supply.............                         734-4705
Dwyer Plumbing...866-2171.                         866-7511
Edinboro Exhaust..................                         734-1691
Edinboro Hotel Bar ...............                        734-5103
Edinboro Industries..............                          734-1100
Edinboro Lanes ……………                          734-1713
Edinboro Outdoors................                         734-4927
Edinboro Wrestling ………..                          806-5111
Emil Chernicky & Son Builder                       864-2695
Erie Bearings Co....724-7717                         453-6871
Hobbs Lumber......................                         734-1625
Jack Amy Chiropractor .........                        734-4541
Jim Mowery Tree Service.....                          734-7510
Jon M Foulkrod, CPA...........                         734-3326
Kenny Sturm Photography.....                        881-7187
Kodrzycki & Son Masonary…                       450-0263
Kosaniaks Service Garage …                         734-1070
5th District Constr and Consulting..                 882-9178
Osterberg Refrigeration .......
Perennial Green Lawn Care...                         734-6056
Propane Sales.800-352-5257..                       756-5257
Reichart General Contracting                         398-2070
Robert Halmi DDS................                         734-1814
Skelton Farms.......................                         734-7008
Skywalker Tree Service                                  434-3233
The Empty Keg.....................                         734-1221
Tight Spot Excavating..........                          734-4821
Tony Fiesler Trucking ..........                         434-2043
Wynn Woods Excavating.....                          734-1695
Younger Lawn Service.....                              873-1590
Zewe Electric  ……………..                           866-0939
Y.T.Plumbing & Heating                                438-2150


Many sponsors have websites, check out:   to link to these sites.


2015 JR Trap Team Corporate Sponsors:

Friends of NRA
Imperial Carbide
Finck Tire
Burkardt Sheet Metal
Pipeline Systems

Amtek Inc.
Big B’s Automotive
Camboro Vet Hospital
Charlies Pub
Chatfield Drilling Inc.
Diagnostic Medical Imaging of Meadville
Eberle’s Physical Therapy, Inc
Edinboro Chiropractic
Edinboro Outdoors
Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc.
Hyde Special Tools
Keystone Armory
Kodryzski Masonary
Kodiak Field Services
Layke Tool and Mfg. Co.
Nakel Fabrizio Financial Group
Northwestern Rural Electric
R. Rindfuss Drilling
Ruhl Run Acres
Starn Tool & Mfg. Co
West Penn Collision