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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 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)

2018 Membership Renewals

A reminder to all IFGA members that renewals are due April 1st – No foolin’!

You can download your renewal form right here: IFGA renewal application 2018

Remember to fill it out and mail your check.  Your timely renewal helps the club set the budget for this year.

Annual Meeting & Officer/Director Elections April 2nd

Our Annual meeting and Officer/Director elections will be held the evening of April 2, 2018.

This year we have two Director positions open for three year terms.

Our four Officer positions are also open for election at the meeting, as these are one year terms.

If you would like to consider running for one of these positions, please contact Shaune Donohue or Jeff Brown  and they will ensure that your name is placed on the April ballot.

Cheer Shoot and Holiday pot luck to support Talia Duff

The IFGA will be hosting a Cheer shoot and Holiday pot luck on Sunday December 17th starting at 10am.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Jack Frost nipping at your nose…

12 gauge shells at 16 yards

I know I’ll do my best with those…

Abbreviated trap games, for a variety of fabulous prizes. $5.00 per game. Bonus points if you shoot in a Santa hat! Members, and guests are welcome, all levels of shooters from beginning to seasoned. Shoot proceeds to be donated to CureCMT4J nonprofit, in help of Ipswich Middle School 6th grade student Talia Duff.
Followed at 2:00pm by the pot luck and Yankee Swap
IFGA will host a free potluck lunch for all interested members, whether participating in trap cheer shoot or not. The more the merrier! Please bring your best December comfort food to share with others. Come on out, meet your fellow members, make new fiends, and enjoy old friends. There is a potluck sign up sheet in the clubhouse so that we can ensure a variety of items on the menu. There will also be a Yankee Swap ($20 suggested gift) during lunch for those interested in exchanging gifts.

Ipswich Fish & Game Association will be hosting a Utah Concealed Carry course on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Ipswich Fish & Game Association will be hosting a Utah Concealed Carry course on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Cost is $100 for the 4-5 hour course. Please see the detailed description of the course here, which we have offered before. It is a very popular course and the instructors have done a great job in the prior sessions. If you are interested in attending, please mail in the enrollment page included in the attached summary by the due date indicated. The packet will also be posted on the club website.

Celebration of the life of Pick Thistlewood June 11th

Sadly our great friend, Director, and true Ipswich character Pick Thistlewood passed away Thursday May 18th at home after a short battle with cancer.
All members are invited to join us in celebrating his life and assisting Pick’s family during this difficult time. To show our combined support and gratitude for all his contributions to the IFGA as a member, Director, Building and Grounds Chairman, and most importantly as our friend we are holding a benefit and celebration of his life on Sunday June 11th
Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday June 7th, to Rob Gray in person or at , so we have a proper head count for food.
Sunday June 11th, shooting events will be held on all ranges from 10am-1:45pm. Food served at 2:30.
$35 recommended Donation, all donations will go to Pick’s wife Nancy Thistlewood
All members, and their guests are invited to join us in assisting the family of Arnold “Pick” Thistlewood during this difficult time. To celebrate his life, show our combined support, and gratitude for all his contributions to IFGA. As a member, Director, Building and Grounds Chairman, and most importantly as our friend.
Pig Roast, hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted wild game dish sampling, desserts, and much more!
50/50 Raffle, and Silent Auction.
Bocce ball, and horse shoes.
Shooting events-
Club Ceremony, and $5.00; 27-yard Trap elimination round on 1st field 1:50pm
Trap–  $4.00; per round open trap on 2nd field 10am-1:45pm
            $3.00; per round 10-15 shot trap games on 1stield 10am-1:45pm
 (Ammo restrictions on all trap fields for all events; #8, and #9 shot only. 1250fps or slower)
Pistol–  $10.00; pin shoot 10am-12:00pm
              No charge 7 yard 22lr fun shoot 12:00pm-1:45pm
Rifle–   $10.00; 100-yard steel plate match 12:00pm-1:45pm
(Ammo restrictions below 2800fps at 100-yards. No steel core ammo allowed)
              No charge 25 yard 22lr fun shoot 12:00pm-1:45pm
Archery– $10.00; 10 target field 3d shoot 10am-1:45pm
                 $2.00; 3-5 shot archery games 10am-1:45pm  
All are welcome.

2017 membership renewals & officer elections

All memberships renew as of April 1st each year. Please print and complete a membership form, indicating any changes in your address, phone, preferred email address, etc. Please mail the form back to the club P.O. Box or hand deliver to the clubhouse as outlined in the instructions. Checks should be made payable to IFGA.

All members are encouraged to attend the April 3, 2017 Annual Membership meeting. We will begin at 6:30 pm and will serve pizza and soft drinks. Elections will be held for two open Director positions and all four Officer positions. If you would like to run for any of these positions, please email Mike Barrington, chair of the nominating committee:

IFGA Annual Trap Turkey Shoot Nov 20

Sunday November 20th 10:00amshootingturkey

Want to shoot a frozen turkey? Well this is NOT your chance to do so. But you might win one!!

Winners receive a Thanksgiving turkey or Market Basket gift card

$5.00 individual games
$10.00 25 Yard protection round
27-yd Elimination round
50/50 Cash Raffle
$5.00 all you can eat pasta dinner to follow the shoot @1:30 (that’s when Rob eats Dinner…) Lasagna, Pasta, Meatballs, Garlic bread – you get the idea…

Like flyers? Here’s the one for this event: IFGA Annual Trap Turkey Shoot