Events at Dryden Fish & Game Club and in the area

2019 Spring Rifle Range Clean-Up

Saturday June 8 10am - 3pm


Dear DFG Club Members,

I would like to thank Club members that came today to help improve our range. I deeply appreciate your commitment to maintaining and improving our range.

We were able to do all the planned tasks.

  1. Trash removal.  The whole range was canvassed and all the trash found was disposed of. We also collected all the trash around the benches including loose brass on the ground.
  2. The benches were cleaned and repainted. We have reposted range rules and target warnings.
  3. Horizontal 4x4 were replaced on 25 and 50 yard targets, along with rubber flaps.
  4. New stones were added under 100 yard steel target, the old 4x4 were placed on top for extra protection. Hopefully bullet spash won't dig the hole anymore. Steel target was turned around to expose the other side and make sure it doesn't bend.
  5. We have now 4 portable targets - three completely new ones and one old one rebuilt.
  6. The edges of the backstop (berm) were marked with tall planks painted orange. They are well visible and it will improve range saftey. Please remember to check if your target is between the two markers before shooting!

Thank you all for your support. Let's make sure the range stays in the best possible condition!

DFG Rifle Range Master

Dear DFG Club Members,

I would like to invite all Club members to come and help with the Spring Rifle Range Clean-Up on Saturday June 8 starting at 10am.

Please let me know your availability for clean-up day so we can plan accordingly - send e-mail to .

This year the range and the targets are in good shape. All four permanent target posts are sound and do not need any repair, two horizontal 4x4 need to be replaced (on 24- and 50-yard targets). We also need to replace rubber flaps on 25-yard target. I think the reason permanent targets are doing well is we have 3 portable targets and 3 permanent metal targets which took away some abuse from permanent wooden targets. All three portable targets are in bad shape and we will need to rebuild them. Steel targets are in good shape, as well as 200-yard plywood target.

Here is the list of the tasks I would like to propose for this year. Please let me know if you would like to add, change or modify the list.

  1. Trash removal. We need to clean all the accumulated debris from the range (entire range). I will provide trash bags; we will need some rakes and brooms (leaf rakes work best for brass).
  2. Paint the benches and tables with stain/wood protector. Repair anti-wasp mesh under the benches. I will provide the paint, brushes and mesh. In some places on older benches the paint flakes a bit so this year we will need to sand it.
  3. Replace horizontal 4x4 on 25- and 50-yard targets.
  4. Replace both rubber flaps on 25-yard target.
  5. We need to add stones below 100-yard steel target since the bullet splash is digging a deep hole there.
  6. Rebuild all three portable targets.
  7. Turn around 50-yard steel target.
  8. Mark the edges of the backstop (berm) to make sure everybody shoots at the backstop.

There will be a lot of debris and trash to haul away. Please let me know if you have a truck registered in Tompkins Solid Waste Center, I will need help hauling the trash there, some may not fit into my SUV. I will of course pay all the fees for the trash.

It would be very helpful to have some extra tools. We will need leaf rakes, regular rakes and a broom for cleaning. It would be very helpful to have extra cordless drills with screwdriver bits to work on portable targets and hanging rubber flaps. A portable belt or disk sander would help a lot in removing flaking paint from some benches. Please let me know if you can bring any. If you have any 5gal buckets you don't need please bring them - we use them as trash bins on the range.

I will send you a remainder before the clean-up day.

Best regards,

DFG Rifle Range Master