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New Trout Regulations Set to Take Effect on the West Branch Farmington & Farmington Rivers See Link


WhatsNew.jpgConnecticut Hunting Areas Maps

                                Migratory Bird Hunting Guide


September 27 Certification for CT, RI. & Mass Carry Permits 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Stonington Class

            at  Groton Sportsman’s Club - 421 Al Harvey Road, Stonington 06378. Contact 860-536-6640 or


September 28 Certification for CT, RI. & Mass Carry Permits Lebanon Class Contact 860-536-6640 or


Ledyard Sportsmen Club Buffalo Matches - 400 yards Contact Jim Dougherty 860-464-9446

Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15.


2014 High Power Rifle National Match Course at Fin, Fur, & Feather, Club Contact Pete Matthewson @ 860-456-8588

            September 13    Registration 8:00 A.M.   Match starts 9:00 A.M.   No Late entries


October 11 Connecticut Trappers Association Fall Rendezvous at the Fin, Fur, & Feather, Club

8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. Trapping Demo's, Raffles, Tailgaters, Membership Meeting and Awards


October 19 Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen Gala Banquet at the Aqua Turf  Restaurant Plantsville.

Help Support your CT Lobbyists. Flyer forthcoming


November 23 Groton Sportsman’s Club Fall Field Day Open to the Public Breakfast available 7:00-8:30 A.M.

            Shooting Events start 9:00 A.M. thru 4:00 P.M. See attached Flyer


December 7 JUNIOR PHEASANT HUNTING DAY - See Attached Flyer - Sponsored By The Groton Sportsmen's Club.

            Hunt with volunteer Sportsmen over a trained bird dog with handler


Starting in October NRA 1st Steps Program for Youngster Shooters starting the 1st Thursday in October.

            We have 2 programs: 2nd also starts in October.

1.    A recreational/safety/NRA 1st steps program that runs the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (Oct-May) 6:30-9:00 PM

2.    Our Junior Competitive Travel Team.  Who's members have won multiple National Championships and the coaches are National Champions in 3 events, national Records holders, and NRA/CMP/USAS Lev 3 coach certified and sought out as a private coach by many Jr national champions and upcoming Jr from across the country.  This group meets every Thursday 4:30-9:00 PM and goes to matches on the weekend.  Several times throughout the year we bring in Olympic Team and/or National Team Members as well as other internationally known and respected experts to help present topics or provide clinics/private.

For Details -  Contact Lizette Grunwell at 860-625-6218 or


Make a Donation to Litigation Fund

We are off to a good start raising the needed funds for the lawsuit against the State of CT's new gun laws, but it is critical that we keep going if we intend to achieve our objective: full restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in Connecticut.

To donate* online to the litigation fund, click here for the CCDL website

If you prefer to write a check,  please make it payable to: “CCDL” and note on the memo of the check that it is for the “2A Litigation Fund”. Checks should be mailed to: CCDL, P.O. Box 642, Groton, CT 06340.

*Contributions and gifts to CCDL or the Litigation Fund are not tax deductible


SCRRRA Household Hazardous Watse Collection Schedule & Locations

All collections days are on Saturdays 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M

Oct 11            Griswold Hwy Garage 1148 Voluntown Rd.                            860-376-7080

Nov 1             Ledyard SCRRRA Office 7 Hurlbutt Rd.                       860-381-5558



2014 Clay Target Schedule

Wallingford Gun Club   October 5th October 19th  November 9th  December 7th


East Glastonbury & Fin & Fur Chaplin

September 14th

-- Fin, Fur & Feather


-- 5-Stand at East Glastonbury Fish & Game


-- East Glastonbury Fish & Game


-- 5-Stand at East Glastonbury Fish & Game

    September 21     October 19

September 5, 2014


Help Get Out the #GUNVOTE Message!'s September and that means an increased tempo for #GUNVOTE, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's voter education and information initiative, starting with this week's email blast featuring a new video. Watch and share the #GUNVOTE video. Take nothing for granted. 2014 is a crucial Congressional mid-term and gubernatorial election year. All industry members have a responsibility to spread the #GUNVOTE message. Download the #GUNVOTE button and use it in your print publications, on your website, blog and social media platform to get your customers engaged. There is too much at stake in November not to be 100 percent committed.

Ammunition Registration Bill Defeated in California, gun owners and retailers in California scored a major victory last Saturday as the California Assembly was unable to muster the votes (35-35-8) to pass an ammunition registration bill. The proposed law would have required firearms retailers to report identifying information to state authorities for all ammunition purchases made in the state. Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), the next Senate president, originally proposed that those buying ammunition be required to obtain a state permit and undergo a background check before each ammunition purchase. The bill was amended numerous times in an attempt to force passage and the final version that failed would have required ammunition sellers to provide information on purchasers to the state Department of Justice after the fact, including buyer name, address and date of birth, in addition to the date of the sale, brand, ammunition type and quantity. NSSF would like to thank everyone who expressed their opposition to help defeat this bill.

NSSF, Retailer Respond to California City's Attempt to Dismiss Suit 


The NSSF and firearms retailer City Arms East have responded to the City of Pleasant Hill's attempt to dismiss industry's lawsuit challenging the city's unlawful ordinance restricting firearms and ammunition sales. In its opposition filed this past week with Contra Costa Superior Court, the industry provided concrete instances of Pleasant Hill's own missteps and "hide the ball" tactics in passing the restrictions that the city's own planning commission opposed. The court is scheduled to hear further arguments on the matter on Sept. 12. Read the NSSF Brief.

ATF Issues Clarification to Ruling 2004-2 Regarding Machinegun Transfers


In response to inquiries from manufacturers asking whether machineguns may be transferred to other licensees involved in the manufacturing process and whether manufacturers may maintain an inventory of post-1986 machineguns for future transfer to Federal, State, or local government agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Thursday issued clarification to ATF Ruling 2004-2 with respect to the documentation required under the GCA for a qualified importer to temporarily transfer a lawfully imported machinegun for inspection, testing, calibration, repair, reconditioning, further manufacture, or incorporation into another defense article. Read ATF Rul. 2014-1.

Louisiana, Mississippi Sales Tax-Free Weekends Are Here


Louisiana and Mississippi both remove their state sales taxes on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies this weekend. The aptly-named "Second Amendment Weekend," begins on the first Friday of each September and runs for three days, through Sunday. It is new this year in Mississippi.

At What Point Does One Become a Manufacturer?


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Constructing a firearm from new parts into a functional firearm, including the creation of frames and receivers, is the basic step. When you perform this as a regular course of trade or business with a principal objective of earning your livelihood and making a profit through the sale or distribution of your work product, you become a manufacturer. So where's the tension? Read the latest Orchid advisory. Orchid Advisors is an endorsed compliance information provider for NSSF members.

Thank You To Our Latest NSSF PAC Contributors

President's Club ($5,000): Steve Hornady


Cabinet Club ($2,500 or more): James Boyce Jr.

Capitol Club ($1,000 or more): No new contributors to report

Congressional Club ($250 or more): Joe Bartozzi, Bob Garthwait Jr., Debra Moran, William Powell, Matt Reams and Scott Volquartsen

Industry Club (up to $249): Philip Delone, Harold Gibble and Travis Henning

PAC Note: Corporate Members Should Return Prior Approval Forms


The upcoming mid-term elections will determine which party will control the U.S. Senate. Now is the time to make sure you are informed about those candidates who will protect our rights and support our industry. If you are an NSSF corporate member, the only way the NSSF PAC can keep you abreast on political developments is if you complete and return your prior approval form. Without it, we can't send you the latest political news and information you need to know. So please return your prior approval form.

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