SASI's and NCFGA's NRA BoD election recommendations, for 2019


   As usual, we've jointly created a list of outstanding candidates, for this year's NRA BoD election and recommend that you vote only for each of those on our list. The details can be found in the attached PDF.


NRA election recs.pdf (390.9KB)

    For those of you, who have not had the opportunity to view the NRA’s BoD election results, I’m providing them, here, in the attached PDF.
    SASI and NCFGA are very pleased to note that not only were 21 of the 27 candidates, who SASI and NCFGA endorsed, elected but 10 of them were the top 10 vote gatherers.

NRA election results, vote count.pdf (11.6KB)NRA election results, vote count.pdf (11.6KB)

5.56 NATO and .223 Remington: the same? No, don't confuse them..

Many people, be they new to the shooting sports or old timers, often forget that, while the 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington use the same bullet and case, therefore, look identical, are not the same round and are not interchangeable. While the .223 Remington can be safely fired, in any gun designed for the 5.56 NATO round, the reverse is not true and not only unsafe but very dangerous.

See the attached PDF, for details.


556 NATO vs 223 Rem.pdf (740.7KB)

SASI's annual Females and Firearms Educational Event

    The Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc. (SASI) is pleased to announce:

    OUR annual Females and Firearms Educational Event (FAFEE)

a FREE, instructional clinic and enjoyable introduction to firearms, exclusively for females, at or over the age of 12, as of the date of the class, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at:
    Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club
    70 Kean Street, West Babylon, NY 11704.

If you or anyone you know would like to learn:
1) how to safely handle a firearm,
2) about safe storage options, for your home,
3) about modern or historic firearms,
4) in a class of only female students,
5) in a safe, friendly environment and/or
6) about competitive shooting and/or hunting basics,

then this Females and Firearms Educational Event is perfect for you!
    In the morning, from approximately 9am, until noon, the students will be in the classroom, gaining a basic understanding of firearms fundamentals. After that, we will provide them with a free lunch, consisting of pizza and soft drinks. After lunch, they will proceed downstairs, to Old Bethpage R&P’s indoor range, in small groups, for one-on-one shooting instruction, with experienced instructors, to shoot .22 caliber, bolt-action, iron-sighted rifles. We will be providing all the required equipment, including rifles, ammunition, ear protection, eye protection and targets. Participants will keep their targets and ear plugs, as mementos.
    Pre-registration is required. There are two, different registration forms: one each, for adults and minors. The registration forms are attached to this announcement, in PDF format. They must be printed, completed, then mailed, to the address indicated thereon. All valid registrations will be confirmed, by telephone. Only pre-registered students will be able to attend. Sign-in time, that morning, is 8:45.
    The event is limited, to 39 students and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration and hold harmless agreement, adults, for FAF.pdf (296.4KB)Registration, parental permission and hold harmless, for FAF.pdf (297KB)

SASI's and NCFGA's NRA BoD election recommendations

   Please feel free to distribute this, as far and wide as you see fit. SASI (the Suffolk County sportsmen's/women's association) and NCFGA (the Nassau County sportsmen's/women's association) have, as is the norm, carefully compiled a list of the most qualified candidates, running for seats, this year. The list and explanation are in the attached PDF.

NRA election recs.pdf (391KB)


                                                            DEC Managed Land Entries due December 4th

    January 7, 2018 marks opening day for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC's) special January shotgun season, for deer hunting, in Suffolk County.
    Over the past several years changes have been made to existing laws and regulations expanding opportunity for hunters.  These changes have been implemented to help increase recreational deer harvest to better manage increasing deer populations in Suffolk County. Overpopulations of deer have the ability to negatively impact natural habitats along with agricultural, public and private properties, and public health in the forms of automobile/deer collisions and tick-borne diseases. Hunting is DEC’s most effective and efficient known tool to maintain wildlife populations at levels that are compatible with communities and natural resources.
    The regular (bowhunting) season for deer in Suffolk County now runs through January 31. The 2018 firearms deer season in Suffolk County will begin Sunday, January 7 and continue until January 31, including weekends. Town permits are now only required in the Towns of Southampton, Islip and Smithtown.
    DEC regulations require that lands eligible for firearms deer hunting must be at least 10 acres in size, and hunters must possess a valid big game hunting license, a signed landowners endorsement, and a town permit where required. Deer may be taken only by:
        Shotgun, using a single ball or slug;
        Muzzleloading rifle or pistol, shooting a single projectile having a minimum bore of 0.44 inches.
        Shotgun barrels may be rifled, and telescopic sights may be used. Crossbows are not a legal hunting instrument in Suffolk County. Hunters should check with local towns and villages to determine any local restrictions or discharge ordinances.
    Hunters who wish to hunt on state-managed lands in Suffolk County will be able to take advantage of the expanded special firearms deer season as well the extended archery season. The following state managed properties will be open for shotgun deer hunting from January 7 - 31:
    1) Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area;
    2) Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve;
    3) Henrys Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest;
    4) Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area;
    5) David Sarnoff Cooperative Hunting Area and
    6) Otis Pike Preserve.

    The East Hampton Cooperative Area and Noyac (part of the Southampton Cooperative Areas) will be open for firearms deer hunting from January 8 – 31; weekdays only.
    To hunt for deer on DEC managed lands, during the firearms season, hunters must enter a drawing. Entries must be received at NYSDEC-Deer Drawing, PO Box 659, Ridge NY 11961-0659, by 4:45 p.m., Monday, December 4th, 2017. Entries can also be hand delivered to the Ridge Hunter Check Station by the above date. There are no applications for this drawing. To enter, hunters must send a No. 10 (4⅛" x 9½") envelope. This envelope must contain a self-addressed, stamped, No. 10 or No. 9 return envelope. The hunter must write his/her back tag number on the back of the return envelope. Entries submitted in other than No. 10 envelopes, or including other than No. 10 or No. 9 return envelopes will be rejected.
    You may only send one entry. Individual who send more than one entry will have all of his or her entries removed from the drawing. Each member of a two-hunter party may send one entry.

    Drawing entrants will receive a notice telling them when to appear at the Ridge Hunter Check Station to make a reservation to hunt on DEC-managed lands. Reservations will be made December 18-21, 2017.
    Hunters looking to archery hunt on state-managed lands during the extended season can hunt at Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area, Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest, Carmen’s River Pine Barrens State Forest, East Bartlett Conservation Area, Ridge Conservation Area, Wildwood State Park Cooperative Hunting Area and DEC tidal wetlands that are currently open to archery hunting. All hunters are required to have a DEC-Managed Lands Access Permit to hunt on these properties.