Albany School Has Skiing and Target Shooting Program

Albany School Has Skiing and Target Shooting Program
I ran across this program while looking at the Castleton Fish and Game web site.  Interesting.  Hats off to the Nordic Alliance for this.
Russ Myer, an Albany resident, runs a non-profit organization called Capital Region Nordic Alliance. He provides after-school training in biathlon (skiing and target shooting) as well as orienteering (think scavenger hunt meets relay race) at Hackett Middle School in the Albany City School District.

Support Cathy Young for Senate minority Leader?

Support Cathy Young for Senate minority Leader?

The NYS Rifle & Pistol Association wants to back Cathy Young for minority leader of the NY Senate. They figure it is time for John Flanagan to move over and let someone else lead that represents upstate values. We are thinking of backing them on this. What do you think?


Vote Today. Bring a friend. Grab a coffee afterwards.

SCOPE Ratings here:

US Senate
(R) Chele Farley ?
(D) *Kirsten Gillibrand F

US House of Representatives
(R) *John Faso A
(D) Antonio Delgado F
(R) Francis Vitollo A
(D) *Paul Tonko F
(R) *Elise Stefanik A
(D) Tedra Cobb F

(R) Marcus Molinaro A
(D) *Andrew Cuomo F
(R) Keith Wofford ?
(D) Letitia A. James F
(R) Jonathan Trichter ?
(D) *Thomas P. DiNapoli F

(R) Daphne Jordan AQ
(D) Aaron W. Gladd ?
(R) Christopher F. Davis AQ
(D) *Neil D. Breslin F
(R) *George A. Amedore A
(D) Pat Courtney Strong F
(R) *James N. Tedisco A
(D) Michelle Ostrelich F

(D) *Kevin A. Cahill F
(R) Scott M. Manley ?
(D) Jonathan G. Jacobson F DISTRICT 105
(R) *Kieran Lalor A
(D) Laurette Giardino F DISTRICT 106
(R) William G. Truitt A-
(D) *Didi Barrett F DISTRICT 107
(R) *Jacob C. Ashby A
(D) Tistrya G. Houghtling FF?
(D) *John T. McDonald F DISTRICT 109
(R) Robert Porter AQ
(D) *Patricia A. Fahy F DISTRICT 110
(R) Christopher J. Carey ?
(D) *Phil G. Steck F DISTRICT 111
(R) Brian McGarry AQ
(D) *Angelo L. Santabarbara F DISTRICT 112


Rensselaer County DA
Joel Abelove A
rd NYS Supreme Court 3 District
Judge William McCarthy A

Last Day To Postmark Your Absentee Ballots, Ballot Links Below

Tuesday the 30th is the LAST day to postmark your absentee ballot application to receive a ballot to return before Election Day.

Access an absentee ballot application here:

I know you know how important this election is for our future.  Every single vote is going to count.  At the bottom of this email is a list of county board elections offices. Send your completed form to the office that matches your home county.

Columbia County Board of Elections
401 State St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

Rensselaer County Board of Elections
Ned Pattison Government Center
1600 Seventh Ave.,
Troy, NY 12180

Greene County Board of Elections
411 Main Street, Suite 437
Catskill, NY 12414


Register – Today is National Voter Registration Day

Members –

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Gun control groups are pushing hard to get people registered to vote for “Gun Sense Candidates” and say the upcoming elections are their chance to change the future.

Don’t let them steal your future by voting anti-gun politicians into office. If you aren’t registered to vote, all you need to do to register is click on the link below. Not sure if you’re registered? You can use the link to check.

Please send this link to family and friends. It will take all the pain of registering in person away and may help boost voter turnout. Let’s not give up without a fight.

Register to vote online with Fast, free, secure and nonpartisan. It takes less than 2 minutes to register to vote. Get started now.

Your vote counts!

A Generic Letter Some Members are Sending to Field & Stream

Here is a generic letter some members are sending to Field & Stream via the web site survey (

I am a gun owner and outdoorsman. I have shopped at Dick’s and Field & Stream many times in the past.

When Dick’s announced the company would no longer sell rifles and shotguns to anyone less than 21 years old, this made me concerned that corporate had been swayed by a minority public opinion.

When Dick’s announced the company would no longer sell certain types of rifles and shotguns, pull these items from existing stock not to sell, and would destroy these instead of returning these firearms to the manufacturers, this upset me even more.

When I read Dick’s corporate had hired a known anti-gun lobbyist law firm in Washington D.C., that was the final move I would not tolerate as a customer of Dick’s.

It is ironic that a company that still sells a limited inventory of firearms hires a anti-gun lobbyist!!

Since that last Dick’s decision, I will never shop in any Dick’s or Field and Stream store again! I will recommend to my friends, on social media, and the organizations I belong to, not to shop at either store!

I will instead do my shopping at local businesses and FFL dealers for all my needs and wants. They are more than willing to talk and socialize, deal, and sell me what I would have bought at Dick’s and Field and Stream at a better price.



Albany County: Hunter Education Course – Law update

From our friend Gary:

Hi all,


The use of center fire rifles for big game hunting in Albany County will be legal for the next two years. This was to sunset this year if not renewed.

Bill A10342 was passed in both the NYS Senate and Assembly and finally signed into law on 7/31/2018. The DEC hunting guidebook does not have this in it because of the printing deadlines. You may want to tell your classes about this and to always be aware that laws do change.

Here is the link to this bill: