Annual December 2016 Newsletter

Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month

Membership dues are due Jan 1st . If your dues are due, they can pay dues by visiting, Edinboro Outdoors, Dobber Auto, or Hobbs Lumber. OR  They can be payed 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 runs out.

Membership Pins:
We are holding a contest to design our 2017 membership pins.  Summit your design on a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper to ‘LESL, Box 45, Edinboro, Pa 16412’ or e-mail to or bring it to the January meeting for judging.  Entries can be up to 4 colors including the background color and must include the words "2017 Edinboro Sportsmen Member".  The pins will be 1 3/4" round finish size.   The winning entry will receive a free 2017 membership to the club and a $25 gift certificate to the Empty Keg. Any Questions: 882-9178.  All entries must be received by Jan 4, 2017.

Annual Game Dinner Feb 1st, 2017, Meeting Night
Our LESL annual game dinner is February 1st, 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.

Erie Crawford League:
Lake Edinboro Sportsmen are Champions for the 2016 season.  Way-2-Go.
We have “Champion” T-shirts available at the club

Giant Gun Raffle 100 guns and some big money prizes . SOLD OUT
Thank you!!  to the members of the Gun Raffle committee, Edinboro Outdoors, and all who sold and purchased tickets for their continued support of LESL.

Lake and Valley Trap:
For information and rules visit the website or call 814-724-5507.
18-Dec-16        Greenville               12:00 : 4:00             3rd Sunday
15-Jan-17        Cochranton             10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
19-Feb-17        Saegertown            9:00 : 3:00               3rd Sunday
19-Mar-17        Linesville                10:00 : 3:00             3rd Sunday
23-Apr-17        Albion                    10:00 : 3:00             4th Sunday
21-May-17       Greenville               12:00 : 4:00             3rd Sunday
4-Jun-17          Cochranton             10:00 : 3:00             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 10th. 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 (waved for Jr’s). Top 5 scores count so the more the merrier. Come on out and shoot in the daylight. We will meet to car poll from Edinboro Outdoors at 8:30 am for away shoots.  For more information or questions check out our website or write/call   814-882-9178

Schedule: 1/15: Meadville, 1/29: Greenville,  2/12: Union City, 2/26: Erie Skeet, 3/12: Sandy Lake, 3/26: Edinboro, 4/2: Black Ash, 4/9: Meadville (Post Season)

Club Status and Improvements:
Thank you to Edinboro Industries for manufacturing new target bases for our rifle range. We have also added a “gong target” at the 225 yard mark and have made the range more user friendly.

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.  


Ace Roll and Shaft ………       881-8764
Allen Appliance Service......      734-1142
Boro Kids Wrestling Camp..     734-3010
Bufalino Landscaping...........     734-4661
Capt Fritz Fishing Charter....     450-4319
Deiss & & Halmi Engineering   743-3824
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
Gary Means, DMD ………..     734-4326
Hart, McConahy & Martz …     455-0987
Hobbs Lumber......................     734-1625
Jack Amy Chiropractor .........    734-4541
Jim Mowery Tree Service.....     734-7510
John’s Wildwood Pizza ……    734-7355
Jon M Foulkrod, CPA...........     734-3326
Kenny Sturm Photography.....   881-7187
Kosaniaks Service Garage …    734-1070
Manzi Services …………….    450-7788
Nuisance Wildlife Removal .     734-1940
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
Zewe Electric  ……………..     866-0939

2016 JR Trap Team Corporate Sponsors:

Accuride Corp
Burkhardt Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
Environmental Remediation & Recovery, Inc
Friends of the NRA
Imperial Carbide, Inc
National Wild Turkey Federation
NRA Foundation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
United Refining Company
AMTEK Inc.                                                      Austin Bros. Land Management Corp
Big B's Automotive Service                                                                   Boot Box, Inc
Camboro Veterinary Hospital                                                    Charlies Pub & Eatery
Chatfield Drilling Inc.                                                                      Clair J. Ferry, Inc
Eberles Physical Therapy                                         Edinboro Family Chiropractic Inc
Emil Chernicky & Sons Builders                                                     Erie Bearnings Co
Field and Stream                                                                                   Fink Tire, Inc
Hazlett Tree Service, Inc                                                              Hobbs Do-It Center
J.R. & Son Building Supply                                       James D. Bowers VFW Post 169
Johnson's Gearing and Fleet Supplies, Inc                              Kathy Ridgeway Familty
Keystone Armory                                                                     Kodiak Field Services
KSG Concrete and Masonry                                                     Layke Tool & Mfg Co
Leech Industries, Inc.                                       Meadville Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Mercer County State Bank                                                                  Merit Industries
Northwest Savings Bank                                                             Pipeline Systems Inc
R. Rindfuss Drilling, L.P.                                      Raymond D. Showman & Sons, Inc
Stewart Concrete Masonry                                                  Union Electric Steel Corp.
West Penn Collision                                                                                 White Flyer
Winsor's Auto Repair

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