Apply for an Antlerless Deer Permit To hunt antlerless deer, you need an Antlerless Deer Permit (ADP). You'll have to apply each year for the chance to buy a permit.
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Our deepest sympathy to the Alvarez Family on the loss of Fredy. He was a great man and an important part of our organization for many years. He will be missed by all
(copy/paste from GOAL) This piece of legislation (HD4420) affects every single gun owner in Massachusetts. Every gun owner, regardless of your age, your interest, if you are a participant in shooting sports, a hunter, a collector, a trainer, or even a retailer: you will all be harmed by this bill. In the past our government has focused on dividing our community and attacking us based on what guns we own or activities we participate in. This time it is an attack on all of us.
https://www.goal.org/Lawful-Citizens-Imprisonment-Act? is the extensive analysis of new restrictions for hunters, shooters, collectors, dealers, trainers, youth programs and education clubs, etc
Leagues, Clubs, NGOs, should also be drafting correspondence in addition to every individual
Please pass along to your distribution lists.
The full alert from GOAL as follows:
On Monday, June 26th, the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary concluded their so-called “top-down review” of the Commonwealth’s gun laws. It turns out the entire public process, including the “listening tour,” was a waste of time and a way to distract from their real objective. It’s very clear that while everyone got to speak, only a few in the room were actually listened to.
The result of their “review” can only be described as extreme and draconian. GOAL has gone so far as to re-brand it “The Lawful Citizens Imprisonment Act.” Since its introduction, HD. 4420 has sailed through the House and Joint Rules Committees and has been assigned to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, despite not even having an official bill number. It will likely receive a hearing within the next two weeks; given the Fourth of July holiday is next week. Just like with the Listening Tour dates, we are likely to get very short notice-if any-of when the hearing will take place. So please keep an eye out for notices and updates from GOAL about this bill.
The bill does its absolute best to criminalize gun ownership in the Commonwealth and is a direct violation of every Supreme Court precedent related to the Second Amendment from MacDonald to Bruen. At GOAL we have been working non-stop to break this bill down into its worst parts and you can see our analysis and breakdown here: https://www.goal.org/Lawful-Citizens-Imprisonment-Act.
If you care about your Second Amendment civil rights, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the bill and read our resource page (the link in the previous paragraph).
Please take the following actions:
-Find your legislator’s contact information
-Contact your State Senator
-Contact your State Representative
-Contact the Speaker of the House (be nice to Maddie) at 617-722-2500
-Contact your local Police Chief and ask that they take a strong public stance against this blatant attack on our civil rights
-Contact your local gun club and let them know they should be putting this information out to their contact lists
Find out if your legislator is holding local office hours or will be at an event this week for the Fourth of July and talk to them about this bill. You can find most of the information about where they will be on their social media pages or websites.
This piece of legislation affects every single gun owner in Massachusetts. Every gun owner, regardless of your age, your interest, if you are a participant in shooting sports, a hunter, a collector, a trainer, or even a retailer: you will all be harmed by this bill. In the past our government has focused on dividing our community and attacking us based on what guns we own or activities we participate in. This time it is an attack on all of us.
GOAL - Lawful Citizens Imprisonment Act ''Firearm'' is now a generic term to mean any type of gun, including stun guns. The new term now considers the frame or receiver or the barrel as to legally be a firearm. That means any of these components must meet every criteria, including safe storage and transportation, as a working firearm.
Members Fishing Derby is this Saturday, June 24th - Rain or Shine! :-)
Monthly Meeting is this Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Adams - we will be discussing the Annual Fishing Event, drawing for camperships and other stuff.. YOU should join us!
Memberships are available $25 each!
Did you get a spring letter? If not - SO SORRY! But we can get you one ASAP - instant message us your email, or send your email to [email protected]!
Hey AOFY Club Members!!
So the spring letter is LATE (totally Karen's fault), but it was emailed tonight (Monday) to those I had working emails for. If you received one, great! Please share with your friends/family that maybe didn't but should have. Inbox message here with an email and I can resend one to you!
By the way...membership is still only $25!
Monthly meeting is THIS Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 at the Legion in Adams! Stop by! We'll be talking about the fishing event! Cheshire Rod and Gun folks are welcome to join us for planning!
Congratulations to the 2023 AOFY Scholarship Recipients!
We wish you all the very best!
Reminder - monthly meeting is this Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 at the Adams Legion - We will be discussing the annual fishing event and also discussing pond clean up at Reynolds for THIS Saturday, May 20th at 9 a.m.
Need a membership? Come to the meeting and get yours - $25- now THAT's a bargain!
Please join us!!
Monthly meeting is this Thursday, May 18th, 6:30 pm, at the Adams Legion..we will be discussing the annual fishing event! Please join us!!!
Scholarship Time Again - letters went to all Berkshire County High School Guidance offices. If you missed it, please see the attached!
We are looking for someone to open in the deli Thursdays-Saturdays from 6-2/6-3. Please call Mary in the office for an application and interview if you are interested. Thanks!
Monthly Meeting tonight at Adams American Legion! 6:30 p.m.!
Also, memberships are available - $25 for the year - sign up NOW!
Also, Berkshire County HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - check with your guidance departments when you return from vacation - We'd LOVE to see your scholarship applications!
School is out, help stock trout! The public is invited to help MassWildlife stock trout during school vacation week. Join stocking events in Palmer, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Woburn, and Worcester.
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This year's CR&GC / AOFY ice fishing derby has been canceled. We do not feel safe getting people on and off the lake. All prizes and donations will be held over till next year
Happy New Year! Looking for 2023 season dates and regulations? Check out our new guide: bit.ly/2023-MA-Guide
If you see wildlife tracks this winter, look at the shape, size, and track pattern to help make the ID. ❄️🐾 *Tip: Snow that has melted will distort the size and shape, so look for tracks in fresh snow or mud!
Calling all youth artists! Now is the time to enter the MA Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Any student K–12 can submit artwork in this fun, educational competition. Deadline is February 15. See rules, curriculum, and art samples at bit.ly/DuckStampMA
🎨: Viktoriia Novikova
Monthly meetings are back! Adams Legion Thusday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. Come join us!!!
Members Spring Fishing Event this Saturday at Reynolds..9 a.m.!
LOTS OF STUFF:
Monthly meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 at the Legion in Adams.
Did you get your spring letter? If not, let is know by direct message asap. Campership drawing slips are being drawn at the meeting. If you are a paid member and didn't send one in let us know..better yet come to the meeting. Planning underway for the spring fishing event for AOFY/CR&G members on 6/25
OK..spring letter went out today.. not sure the list is complete. If you don't get one and need one private message us here. We know, it's late :-(
Also if it helps, meeting is THIS Thursday at 6:30 at the Adams Legion. Come and grab a copy there!
Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation next week? Join us for a public stocking event! You'll have the chance to meet our staff, see trout up close, and learn about places to fish near you. Get details: bit.ly/trout-events
All the best to the hunters out there today. Please let us know if you have game meat this season you might like to donate to our annual fundraising game dinner to be held in March. We accept all donations of meat, fish, and fowl. Keep us in mind please! Thank you and Safe and Happy Hunting out there!
Wishing all hunters a safe and successful shotgun season! Remember, all deer must be reported within 48 hours. During this first week of shotgun season, deer must be brought to a physical check station so our biologists can collect important data. More hunting announcements: mass.gov/fallhunt2021
OK members check your email for the SPRING letter! We're having a derby!!! Woohoo!! Saturday June 26 9 to 2! You know you need to be there!! Please be prepared to "patiently" update your membership info and get ready to get some kids fish hooks in the water. It will be slightly scaled back from the usual but we will be there and loom forward to seeing our friends!
Berkshire County High School Seniors - We ARE planning to award scholarships this year from AOFY. Emails were sent to guidance departments, but we are not sure they were received or acted upon. Anyway... Deadline to apply is May 12, 2021.
Spring Turkey Season is almost here.
The 2021 Youth Turkey Hunt Program will be held this Saturday, April 24, and the regular spring turkey hunting season is April 26 to May 22.
For more information, visit https://www.mass.gov/news/2021-spring-turkey-season.
Trout stocking report Spring stocking has begun. The map and table below are updated daily during stocking season.
MassWildlife has scheduled 3 additional information sessions in March about the proposed license increase. Now is your chance to ask questions, make comments, and learn more about its programs, how it is funded, and why a license increase is needed by attending a virtual information session. The dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 PM and Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 PM.
Click onto: http://mass.gov/info-details/masswildlife-funding and there, you will find the zoom links to the new information sessions and important background information about MassWildlife’s programs, its funding, and the proposed new license fees.
You owe it to yourselves to attend these information sessions and get your questions answered. Please pass this info onto your club members.
MassWildlife Funding For the first time since 1996, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is proposing changes in hunting and freshwater fishing license fees to ensure the continued conservation of wildlife, fish, and plants in Massachusetts.
Wishing all our families and friends and safe and Happy New Year! We sure do miss everyone!
The 2020 pheasant hunting season is underway! We're stocking 40,000 pheasants statewide this fall. Find stocked areas near you: mass.gov/pheasant
Hunting season is here! Visit Mass.gov/FallHunt2020 for important announcements about harvest reporting, new regulations, and licensing. Get information about where to hunt this fall and safety tips.
Hunting season is underway in Massachusetts and MEP encourages all outdoor enthusiasts to be safe and be seen.
Blaze orange, also referred to as hunter orange, is an important necessity for anyone who is outdoors in the woods during hunting seasons. While hunters are required to wear blaze orange during certain seasons, all outdoor users and their pets should wear brightly colored orange clothing and/or gear as a precaution when enjoying the woods during these times.
Hunters are often active during the early morning and late afternoon when animals are most active. Be especially aware of your own visibility during these times when light is dim. Familiarize yourself with the seasons – know when and where hunting is allowed.
For more information on hunting in Massachusetts, visit www.mass.gov/topics/hunting.
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