May’s Member’s meeting

Due to the COVID-19 and State mandate we have moved May’s meeting to June 1 @ 6:30 PM. If things change again we will update you.

COVID-19

Dear IFGA Members and Families,  

In response to the covid-19 outbreak, State and Federal regulations, IFGA is suspending all Group activities at the club.

This will include the April Members Meeting. We will conduct the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting April 4th, However, the monthly Membership meeting and Annual Election will be postponed and will be held at our next scheduled May meeting, 5/4/2020 6:30 pm.

Please note that the Club will remain open for use to include the Rifle / Pistol Range, Archery Ranges and  the Pond. Trap will be suspended until further notice, due to the group size. 

Please follow recommended guidelines and use caution around others. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. This will pass and we will resume activities as usual. We will keep you updated.

We should take advantage of this time we have with our families and get outside and enjoy the spring weather. 

             Stay safe

             Jeff Brown

            President

Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA

GOAL

JON GREEN of GOAL will be hosting

December 11th from 6-9:30 PM

IFGA Members are free. Guests are $10. (IFGA Members will have first priority)

Signup sheet is located at the club near the office door.

This 3 ½ + hour long seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers

Range closed for construction

The IFGA rifle and pistol range will be closed for construction starting Monday 10/28/2019 for approximately 5 weeks. The wait will be worth it with a much better rage configuration, updated lanes and a safer environment.

If you have any questions e-mail to mailto:range@ipswichfishandgame.org

Thank you for your understanding.

IFGA Centennial Party

You are cordially invited to the Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial celebration and Veteran’s Memorial Flag dedication. On the weekend of September 14, 2019, the IFGA will have events, music and food to celebrate the Association’s one hundredth anniversary. This event is open to our neighbors and surrounding community.

IFGA was organized in 1919 to promote the responsible enjoyment of hunting, fishing, target shooting and other forms of outdoor sporting recreation. The organization has grown to offer all types of firearms education, resource preservation, environmental conservation and education.

Historically, the IFGA had its roots deeply secured by returning doughboys from WWI. President Woodrow Wilson and the American people had no desire to enter into the European conflict but upon the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and other events, the President secured Congress’ vote to enter the war. America was ill prepared for war with only 200,000 troops and many with no marksmanship training. Marksmanship training commenced and within months the US had close to two million troops ready for the war in Europe. After the war the American Legion, the VFW (which began in 1899), and many clubs like IFGA were started to promote marksmanship and camaraderie.

The Ipswich Fish and Game Association has roughly 450 members that include individuals and families interest-ed in outdoor events, marksmanship in rifle, pistol, trap, archery and fishing. Lobster bakes, barbeques and cookouts are family events that draw hundreds to the club house and the Association’s facilities.

It is important for us to continue to be a part of the community by offering first aid courses, firearms training and certification, outdoor camping and survival training for youth, and to be a place to welcome new members to the benefits of outdoor recreation.

We hope you can make it to the IFGA celebration to meet our members, their families, other dedicated members of the community and enjoy some camaraderie and good food.

The flag dedication ceremony will take place at 11 AM with family events to follow.

You may RSVP to directors@ipswichfishandgame.org

Respectfully,

The Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial Committee

Due to the July 4 Holiday, the date of the membership meeting will be the 2nd Monday, July 8.  The director’s meeting will be held at 5:30 and the the Members meeting at 7:00.

Updated Rifle / Pistol range rules.

We are pleased to share the updated IFGA Rifle / Pistol range rules. Please take a few moments to review the rules. There are many updates. http://www.ipswichfishandgame.org/members-only/rules/range-rules/

MA Wildlife Hunter Education course

We will be hosting a MA Wildlife Hunter Education course at Ipswich Fish and Game. This is a required course for anyone who would like to hunt in Massachusetts. The course is conducted over an evening and a Sunday morning/afternoon.

The dates of the course will be Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4:30-9:30 pm, and Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Course registration can only be done via the MA Wildlife website, and courses fill very quickly.

We have reserved four seats in the course for club members. If interested in attending, email daveclarkson@ipswichfishandgame.org with your request.

We will draw four names from those who respond on Saturday, April 28th.

IFGA member Survey

As part of the long-term planning process going on this year, one of the ways the board is seeking input from the members of the IFGA is through a membership survey.

We encourage you to participate by filling out this short survey

Please help us better understand how you use the club and what if any changes you would like to see.

If you filled out the paper version of this survey at the annual meeting you don’t need to fill out the online verison.

2018 Election results

The results of the 2018 annual meeting elections are as follows:

Rob Gray – President (elected 1 yr term)
John Turner – Vice President (elected 1 yr term)
Dave Clarkson – Secretary (re-elected 1 yr term)
Erika Turner – Treasurer (re-elected 1 yr term)

J. Eric Josephson – Director (elected 3 yr term)
Steve DiNapoli – Director (elected 3 yr term)