Weslaco Sportsmen's Club Monthly Newsletter
October 2021 Weslaco Sportsmen's Club Newsletter
SPONSORS: Please follow up with your new members you sponsored to make sure they are getting their hours.
NEW MEMBERS: Remember, there is a mandatory 20 work hours by Dec. 31, 2021 for new members. Work hours for new members cannot be bought off. Time is getting short.
If you are still in need of Work Hours, Contact Mark Palmer to help with some building maintenance projects.
Attention Members On Saturday October 30th we will be having a special THANK YOU evening for all the members that helped work on our beautiful new 5 stand building. It will run from 4pm until 10pm. We will be having a steak dinner and an evening of free shooting. Please RSVP by October 24th to Rick G. We will officially open for 5 stand on Thursday November 4th. There will be no skeet or 5 stand on Thursday October 28th. Budget RequestsBudgets request need to be submitted by November 22nd Board meeting. Request need to be presented to the board in person, by the person requesting the funds. No email or third party requests are going to be accepted. Work cards need to turned in by December 31st. Feel free to start turning them in now.General Hunting Rules
Sign-in and Sign-out Required. Personal vehicles must be parked in main parking area only.Hunters are responsible and liable for any injury or damage in which they or their Guests are involved in while on Club Property. Know your target, what’s in front of it, and what’s behind it before pulling the trigger. Members are encouraged to check their Personal Liability Coverage.
Weslaco shall not be held responsible for accidents or injuries sustained by a Member or Guest while Hunting on Club Property.
Small Game Hunting is not allowed anywhere on Club Property during designated time slots for Pheasant Releases. If there is no release during a designated time slot, then Hunting is permitted. Refer to Pheasant Hunting Rules for days & times. You may contact the Pheasant Chairman’s for update on releases.
When signing in, check the map by the clubhouse door to see if there are Deer Hunters on the property. Be courteous and avoid those areas. Also, indicate the area of the Club Grounds that you will be Hunting in. When signing out, record any game you have harvested. Use of Personal Off-Road Utilities Vehicles (U.T.V.’s) for recreational purposes is not permitted on Club Property during Hunting Season. Personal U.T.V.s may be used for Entering and Existing Club Grounds, traveling to and from a Deer Tree Stand or Blind, large game retrieval, corn feeder filling, and club maintenance purposes.
There is a 200 ft. Buffer Zone around the Club Property Border. You are only allowed to shoot toward the center of Club Property when you are within this Buffer Zone.Follow all Ohio Department of Natural Resources (O.D.N.R) Hunting Laws at all times, as well as The Ohio General Revised Code and Division of Wildlife Hunting Regulations.
Deer Hunting Specific RulesWhen signing-in, put a tag with your Name and Cell Phone Number on the Deer Tree Stand Map, located to the left of the clubhouse door. Indicate on the map where you are going to be Hunting. If you will be Hunting in a location without a hook on the map, then attach your tag for the appropriate location using a piece tape or a thumb tack. Also indicate where will you be Hunting in the Sign-In Book. Be courteous and avoid hunting too close to other Hunters.For safety reasons all members must return to the club house after hunting, sign-out and remove their name tag from the map.
All Tree Stands and Blinds are on a “First come, First Serve Basis” including Members Personal Deer Stands and Blinds.
If you put out a Personal Tree Stand or Blind on Club Property, you should first get the location approved by contacting the Deer Tree Stand Committee Chairman. All Tree Stands are to have a Safety Line. The Member’s Name are to be on their Personal Deer Tree Stand or Blind and it should be marked on the Clubhouse Map with a hook. Personal stands that are left longer than one season should be inspected before each season for safety, Straps and Safety Line replaced if needed. Please ensure the name is legible. Each person taking a Deer must report the kill that day. Record it on the sign-in book when signing-out. List Doe or Buck and number of points.
A Safety Harness is required for use on All Deer Tree Stands on Club Property. Harnesses are available in the Back Room Area of the Clubhouse. Please return them after each use so they are available to all.
Do not use existing Wooden Tree Stands, even if the ladder or stairs appear stable. No New Wooden Tree Stands are to be constructed. Do not cut down trees to create shooting lanes. Removing brush and small trees with a trunk diameter of 1 inch or less is permitted but should be done sparingly.
There will be No Trespassing or Hunting on Neighboring Private Property. If you find yourself having to retrieve the Deer, you just hit and it runs on to one of our Neighbors Property, you need to ask permission to enter their property. Should you find yourself needing assistance with such a matter, please call our O.D.N.R Division of Wildlife Officer for Geauga County, Matt Madgar @ (330) 245-3035. Further contacts also can be the Geauga County Sheriff Department @ (440) 286-1234 or President Keith D. Remember we want to be courteous to our surrounding neighbors. During the time of Deer Rut, there is to be NO Range Activities (5 stand, Trap, Pistol, Rifle or Archery) NO Club Activities, NO DOGS on the grounds and NO Pheasant clean-up Hunts. ONLY DEER HUNTING ALLOWED ON THESE DAYS.
During Youth Deer Gun Season and Deer Shotgun Seasons. There are to be NO DOGS on the Club Grounds. Consult Weslaco’s monthly Newsletter Calendars and The Ohio Division of Wildlife Website for more detailed times as to the seasons.
THIS IS THE LAST AND FINALLY WARNINGThe rule about letting the dogs back into the building is going to be short lived. Someone’s dog is lifting their leg on the furniture again. The Board of Directors found the prove and are giving one last warning.
If it happens again, the rule will go back to NO DOGS in the buildings again.
Pheasant Hunt Click here to go to the hunting page. Email / E-blast IssuesIf you are not receiving your newsletter online as requested or not receiving E-blasts from the club contact Dave H.