Defiance Fish and Game Association

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Defiance Area Fish and Game Association

2016 Spring Newsletter

Dear Fish and Game Members:

                Spring has finally arrived. Not that this winter was really anything to be mad about. Never-the-less it is always good to see the start of spring. I hope that this newsletter finds you in good spirits and ready for yet another season of shooting.

                Each year we have board officers that cycle off their terms and have a few new ones that come on. This year is no different. Steve Sondergaard and Gary Dowler have served the board for years. Yet this year both have decided to step down for a little bit. Larry Brown and Tim Stull have accepted new positions on the board.  The board positions for 2016 are as follows:

Allan Hansford, President; Mark Detter, Vice-President; Tim Stull, Secretary; Joe Daly, Treasurer;

Larry Brown, At Large Board – Education; Joe Hiler, At Large Board – Facilities;

Jerry Latta, At Large Board – Monthly Programs; Ben Polasek, At Large Board – Rentals;

Al Herrett, At Large Board – Fundraiser

                The Fish and Game is now offering CCW Classes. Chris Stack has made the Fish and Game a very generous offer. Chris is a member that loves what is happening at the club. Like many of us he has a full schedule and can't make meetings and other work days due to his schedule. But Chris has offered to teach the CCW Class at the Fish and Game and donate ALL proceeds back to the club. Two dates are now available. May 15th. and June 5th. The cost for an F&G member is $80; all non-members will be $100. Information is available online at This is a great opportunity for the club, members and classes will fill up quickly, so go to the website today and reserve your spot.

                Just a few reminders that I would like to touch on for the year. First please be sure to check the website ( before attempting to come to the outdoor gun range. There are times that a rental or other use will have the range closed. A quick look at the calendar will let you know if the range is available.  Also remember that each month on the 2nd Thursday at 7pm is your Fish and Game Club Meeting. Each month we will have a short business meeting, followed by some type of entertainment and eventually food at the end. We regularly have 30-40 people in attendance at the meeting, if you have the time please come and mingle with other members and guests.

                2016 Gun raffle tickets are being sold now for the July-December drawings.  Please see Al Herrett if you could take a few and sell them to people you associate with.  If you want to getinto the raffle you also can see any of the Board Officers.

Youth Shooting Sports:

                Our Youth Shooting Sports program is headed by Mark Detter with the assistance of Larry Brown. In this program, youth can shoot on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00pm. This includes .22 rifle training, both inside and outside and some limited shotgun shooting. If you know anyone who might be interested have them contact Mark Detter @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 419-393-2565

Straightened Arrows Archery:

                The outdoor archery 3-D open to the public shoots will begin at the end of April. The dates for the shoots this year are: April 23, May 28, June 25, July 30 & 31 and August 27.  All 3D shoots will sign-in from 7:30-Noon and we will have a limited amount of equipment available for new shooters.

                We have just replaced all the practice bags on the outdoor 50-yard range. Please enjoy shooting practice at the new targets, but only use field tips when shooting these targets.

                Outdoor 3D leagues will be starting in April. Sometimes the weather will cause a delay in getting them underway. The best way to keep up on the league start and scores is to friend the Facebook page for Straightened Arrows. As always, feel free to call Allan Hansford at 419.439.3155 with any questions.


Indoor Pistol / Rifle

Fall and Winter League Awards

Awards for both leagues will be distributed on Monday 4/11/16 at 6:00PM in the Club House. The Club will provide pizza and you can bring your beverages. Since this may include alcohol, there will be no shooting that evening. Please RSVP to Joe Hiler.

There will be two outdoor firearm programs again this summer

Bullseye Leagues with both rimfire and centerfire pistols will begin on Monday 6/6/16 at 7:00 PM and continue for the next seven Mondays. The six best scores of the eight weeks will be used to establish ranking by classification. First time shooters will be in an unclassified group as will two handed shooters be in a group. Other competitors will use the last classification earned in a prior league. Make ups are allowed for weeks that will be missed. Rain alternative is the indoor range. The cost is $2.00 per gun each week. Shooters do not have to be Club members. 

Plate Competition and Western Showdown will start on Wednesday 5/11/16 at 6:00 PM and will continue each Wednesday through 9/7/16 (except May 25th).

Plate Competitors will shoot 18 plates from three different distances. A perfect score is 54 plates. The object is to knock down all of the plates. It is not a speed event. There will be two matches Open Sights and Red Dots.

Western Showdown is a timed event with handguns from the draw and a lever action rifle. There will be two matches rimfire and centerfire. The cost is $5.00 per person each week. Shooters do not have to be Club members.


Dues for 2016

Key Cards have been deactivated for those, who have not yet paid their 2016 Dues. Don’t throw the key card away. It will be reactivated, when you pay your dues. A check for $40.00 can be mailed to PO Box 1011 Defiance. Applications are available on line, if your renewal form has been lost.

Click here for Membership Renewal