Pistol Recertification


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NEW YORK, (WETM) – According to New York State Police, an individual must recertify pistol permits in New York every five years on the date of their initial recertification date. They say they issued the clarification in the response to misinformation.

Incorrect information was reportedly circulating, telling gun owners that pistol permit recertification would be due by January 15. This is only true for pistol permit holders who recertified on Jan. 15, 2017-five years earlier.

Pistol permits issued in New York before Jan. 31, 2013, were first due to be recertified with the New York State Police by Jan. 31, 2018. The pistol permit recertification website was first opened to allow recertification on January 1, 2017. This date range created a 13-month window to allow New York pistol permit holders enough time to submit their first recertification.

The due dates for the second round of pre-2013 issued pistol permits will range between January 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023. Permits issued after January 31, 2013, were due to recertify five years after the permit issue date, and every five years thereafter.

A pistol permit holder who recertified on March 8, 2017, would be due to recertify by March 8, 2022. Find out your current recertification status online.

Wittenberg Sportsmen Club Youth ice fishing derby !

Does your kid have a favorite winter sport? We’re always trying to get the kids away from the computer and television screens and outside for a little fresh air and healthy old fashioned fun. Here’s a great chance for you to introduce your children to the sport of ice fishing. Yes, ice fishing.

The Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club is holding a Youth Ice Fishing Derby at WSC Pond 90 on Montoma Lane in Woodstock on Saturday, Feb 5, from 8AM – 1PM. This ice fishing derby will be geared for anyone 18 and younger. If you and your kids have never tried ice fishing before, this would be a great time to give it a try. Whether you want to do some ice fishing or you’d rather just enjoy the great outdoors around a campfire, bring the family for a great day of fun.

There will be good food available, and prizes for the biggest fish caught and more. Bait will be available as well as limited tip ups to those that would like to give it a try and don’t have equipment. And one of the best parts? There is absolutely no entry fee for the Youth Ice Fishing Derby. The Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club is doing this to inspire kids to get involved in the ice fishing sport. How cool is that?

Sign in for the Youth Ice Fishing Derby begins at the fish shanty at 8AM on Saturday, Feb. 5. This event will only be held if the ice is safe, so make sure you check the WSC website for updates.

Canaan Conservation Club 23rd Annual Hard Water Derby

The 23rd Annual Hard Water Fishing Derby will be held Saturday 2/19/2022 at Queechy Lake, Canaan NY. Prizes include:
Eskimo Fatfish 949i 3 – 4 person insulated shelter
Mr. Heater – Heater Buddy
Poles, augers, jigs and MORE!
Adults (16+) $15 | Youth (15 and under) $5

A bunch of us usually attend this derby. Always a great time on a great lake loaded with fish.


Happy Holidays all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Have a safe and exciting new year. See you on the first Tuesday of the New Year for our monthly meeting.

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !


We are having a Turkey Shoot Sunday November 7th starting at 10 AM. Competitions held using .12g and .20g birdshot, slugs, center fire rifle, .22cal rim fire pistol, and .22cal rim fire rifle. Entry is $3. Frozen Hams, Turkeys, and Pork Loins awarded as first prize. Second prize is kielbasa.

We will be selling tickets to our fall raffle and announcing the winners immediately following the shoot. Five unique firearm prizes for the lucky winners. There are prize tables filled with sports related gear to choose from as well just in case your freezer is already full. We supply .12g, .20g, and .22cal ammo. You must bring your own slugs and center fire ammo.

For more info call Scott at 845-757-2552 ( day ) or Joe 518-537-3997