Veterans Appreciation Day ! September 25th

The Kalicoontie Rod and Gun club will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Day event on Sunday September 25th from 10AM till 4PM. Open to local area veterans. The event will be held to allow us to show veterans our appreciation for their service to us and the country. We plan on having food, fun, and friendship throughout the day. If you or someone you know is a Veteran and would like to attend, please contact me Joe Distefano at 518-537-3997. Even though we want all to attend, space is limited so please register your name so we can accommodate as many as possible. We are working with the Columbia County Veterans Services to make this event possible. Everyone have a safe and healthy summer. Thank You !

Comments, posts, info

To all, this website and the info posted is kept current by me, Joe Distefano President of the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club. If someone would like to post comments or has some info they would like to share please e-mail me at and i will try my best to post it on this site. I have had a few calls from folks wanting to say how much they enjoyed the fishing derby yesterday and to thank Ed Unkel and the rest of us who helped put it on. If you have comments or photos you would like to post please e-mail them to me. Thank you! Joe D

Youth Fishing Derby

Yesterday the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club with the help of Ed Unkel and friends held our first youth fishing derby in years. The tournament was held at Ed Unkel’s pond at his property in Hudson NY. Starting at 8am in the morning and running till noon, the day was filled with food, fun, friends, and fish! Over 20 youth participants ( 24 total ) were entered in the contest which saw all going home with some sort of prize or another. A great day that we hope to do again next year. Here are some photos from yesterday. A great big thank you to all who helped make this great day possible. Worms and minnows were purchased from Hook line and Sinker bait shop in Red Hook. Some of the wonderful prizes given to the entrants were donated by the bait shop also. Thank You !