The Woodlawn Sportsmen’s Club has been in operation for more than 60 years and is dedicated to fellowship, training & education.  Safety is our number one priority.  

Woodlawn currently conducts all of its activities and programs on a 20-acre site located in Guilderland, NY.  The Club operates as a “Members Only” organization, however many of the Club’s activities and leagues are open to the general public. Guests are welcome to enjoy our facilities during events that are open to the public.

Woodlawn has three outdoor ranges for firearms: 117-yard range for rifle/shotgun; 25-yard range for handguns & .22 rimfire; 5-point Trap field (shotgun).  Archery includes field and 3D ranges.

We have events and competitions for trap shooting, archery, rifle and pistol enthusiasts. This is merely a brief summary of our events. Please explore the site for more information and details.

Club Announcements


The next Membership Meeting will be
in the fall (date to be announced).  Have a great and safe summer.





New Crossbow Bills Introduced
 
Last week Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Senator Jen Metzger introduced crossbow bills. These bills are not full inclusion but they offer significant movement toward it. 

A7627 (Woerner)/S5818 (Metzger) 
What do these bills do?
  • Changes crossbow to the bowhunting privilege from the muzzleloader privilege
  • Replaces the special longbow season with a special archery season and adds crossbow
  • Allows 12 - 15 year olds to hunt with a crossbow (removes the prior prohibition on 12 and 13 year old's)
  • Authorizes those 55 years old or older to use a crossbow in a special archery season
  • Authorizes those physical unable to draw a longbow as determined by a physician to use a crossbow in a special archery season
  • Allows youth to hunt wild small game and wild upland birds with a crossbow
  • Changes the term bolt to arrow
  • Removes the 200 lb maximum draw weight and the minimum 17" width restriction
  • Repeals the prohibition on the use of mechanical devise with a bow and authorization (permit) for disabled hunters to use crossbows which may be discharged only using one's breath
  • Authorizes DEC to adopt regulations authorizing the taking of wildlife using a crossbow and to include a summary of such regulations in the hunting syllabus
  • Reduces the setback to discharge a crossbow to 150 feet consistent with a long bow 
We have been collecting crossbow letters of support and have submitted over 4000 of them to the Assembly and Senate so far. If you have not submitted one since January, please download it, fill it out and return it to us through the mail or you can scan it and email it to us. Support Letter Link


 Please call your legislators today and ask they support  phone calls today! Ask your legislators to support A7627 and S5818 classifying crossbows as archery equipment.
  

We ended 2018 with a 20% increase in membership and so far we have grown another 30% in 2019.  If you have not already done so, please renew today and talk to your friends about joining. As our membership grows, so does our voice in Albany. If you are not sure of your status, email info@nycrossbowcoalition.com and I will check your status.


Website notes:
If you have something additional you'd like to see or post on the website, please let us know by emailing us at WoodlawnSportsmen@gmail.com or using the "contact us" page on this site.
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An important note from our Secretary: "Accurate member contact information is crucial to running the club smoothly.  If your contact info changes please let us know by emailing the club, WoodlawnSportsmen@gmail.com.  Please verify your information on the rolls posted near the log book when you visit the club.

Email greatly simplifies the required effort to communicate with our membership.  Please provide a valid email address if you use email.

Thank you,
Don Steciak, Recording Secretary"