Events at Dryden Fish & Game Club and in the area

2022 Spring Rifle Range Clean-Up

Saturday June 4 10am - 2pm

Dear DFG Club Members,

I would like to thank all Club members that came today to help with our annual cleaning. Many thanks! I deeply appreciate your commitment to maintaining and improving our range. The range is a community resource and without your help it simply would not exist. It took longer than anticipated, almost until 3pm to carry out planned work. You can see pictures from our Clean-Up below.

We have accomplished almost all what was planned, except building a portable target table. However, thank to one of our members we have some lumber leftovers on the range (on the right end of firing line), so it can be built anytime.

  1. Range trash was collected and disposed of, we have now a trash bucket next to each bench. Trash bags are in the compartment under the range table - please use them and dispose the trash to the dumpster next to club house.
  2. All the benches were painted and the anti-wasp replaced and reattached.
  3. We have a new table top for our range table. The last one lasted almost 10 years, so I have big hopes for the new one.
  4. We have replaced rubber flaps on 25 and 50 yard targets, 100 yard target flaps are still in good condition. Horizontal 4x4 has been replaced on 25, 50 and 100 yard targets.
  5. We have three new portable targets ready to be used.
  6. There are two markers on both sides of the range at 150 yards, one just needs to place a portable target between them to shoot at 150 yards. Please don't leave portable target at the middle, nether put it flat on the ground - please move it to the side.
  7. We have replaced supporting pipes on 100 yard and 200 yard targets.

Now that the trash is removed hopefully we will be able to mow the range. Grass is tall now and needs mowing, but as of today the area around the creek is very wet so the tractor won't make it to the other side. Hopefully it will dry out soon.

 Again: thank you very much for your support. Let's make sure the range stays in the best possible condition!

DFG Rifle Range Master



Dear DFG Club Members,

It is time for our annual Rifle Range Clean-Up! I have collected responses and it looks like the date that most members can come and help is Saturday June 4th at 10am.

Our 2022 annual Rifle Range Clean-Up is Saturday June 4th at 10am. Please consider coming!

This year the range is in relatively good shape, but we still have quite a bit of work to do. Here is the list of 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.
  3. Replace horizontal 4x4 on 25-, 50- and 100-yard targets.
  4. Replace rubber flaps on 25-, 50- and 100-yard targets.
  5. Rebuild all three portable targets (I will bring pre-cut lumber).
  6. Build a portable target table.
  7. Mark 150-yard point so a portable target can be placed at 150 yards if needed.
  8. Replace top plywood on the firing line table.
  9. Replace supporting steel pipes for 100-yard steel target
  10. Replace supporting steel pipes for 6" steel target at 200 yards.
  11. Replace supporting steel pipes for 200-yard 12" steel target.

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 may need help hauling the trash there, some may not fit into my SUV or to Club's trash container. I will of course pay all the fees for the trash.

It would be extremely helpful to have some extra tools and materials. We will need leaf rakes, regular rakes, and a broom for cleaning. It would be helpful to have extra cordless drills with screwdriver bits to work on portable targets and hanging rubber flaps. We will also need 1" steel pipes and a tool to drive them into the ground. Please let me know if you can bring any.

Several of plastic trash buckets are in bad shape or missing - if you have a plastic bucket you don't need, please bring it to the range - the goal is to have one per bench, if possible, to minimize trash spilling over the ground. The best are about 5gal pales/buckets, but anything in similar size is good.

I will send you an e-mail reminder few days before the date.

Best regards,


DFG Rifle Range Master