Thursday, July 2, 2015

Support for Darryl Montague

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs,Inc.

Support for Darryl Montague


On Monday, June 29th, Darryl Montague was shot 3 times at point-blank range.  To date he has undergone several surgeries and has received over 30 units of blood, which completely emptied Vermont's supply and required bringing in additional units of blood from New Hampshire.


At this time we understand that the internal bleeding has been stopped and he has been stabilized, but he remains in critical condition and is being very closely monitored.


In response to this horrendous event, the Federation asks you to PLEASE consider helping, hopefully in two ways:


1.       Make a Donation

2.       Giving Blood


Donation Fund

An online fund has been set up to allow money to be donated to help defray the medical costs not covered by insurance as well as other expenses being incurred by his extended family such as travel, lodging meals and incidentals.  Please give and please give generously.



If you wish to pay over the web:                     


If you prefer to pay by check, please send donations to:

                                                                                Darryl Montague Fund

c/o Jessica Guay
32 Jonathan Drive

Wilmot, NH  03287


Giving Blood

Darryl can accept A+, O+, or O- blood types.  The best location to donate blood is the American Red Cross Donation Center in Burlington which is located at 32 N. Prospect St, and be sure to donate in Darryl's name. Time is extremely precious for Darryl and his family, so please make the time to go to Burlington and donate blood.  The Burlington Donation Center is open 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 9am - 2pm.  If you can't make it to Burlington, then please visit this Red Cross website and type in your zip code to find the nearest donation center, or plan on attending the following donation events:


·         Littleton, NH on July 2, 2015
Elks Lodge; Route 302; Littleton, NH 10:00am to 3:00pm

·         Brattleboro on July 7, 2015
VFW; Black Mountain Road; from 11:30am to 5:00pm


PLEASE:  Beyond being the Secretary of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Darryl is true friend, and avid hunter, and exceptional marksman and extremely dedicated to his family.  We respectfully ask that you consider donating to Darryl's Fund, as well as giving blood in Darryl's name; he would do the same and more for you...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Note about Darryl

> The membership of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is
> closely following the developing facts of the case of the shooting of
> Darryl Montague.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Darryl, his
> immediate family and his extended Federation family.
> Darryl, like his father Harry, have served the Federation for decades
> in various offices and promoted safe shooting by his many years of
> volunteer firearm instructor services.  We wish Darryl a swift and full
> recovery.
> Thanks,
> Chris
> Chris Bradley
> President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs (VTFSC),
> Secretary & Treasurer, Vermont State Rifle And Pistol Association (VSRPA) -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NCSC files legal action against the Town of Williston

Tthe North Country Sportsmen's Club in Williston filed a legal action against
the Town of Williston over its enforcement actions barred by state law.  The
legal action was filed in the Superior Court in Chittenden County.

The NCSC is holding a shooting event this Saturday to raise funds for the lawsuit.
The mailing address for the NCSC is:
North Country Sportsmen's Clubs
P.O. Box 1093
Williston, Vermont 05495 

Monday, June 15, 2015

ASA Suppressor Demonstration at Barre F&G Club on Thursday, July 2nd

After the passage of H.5, effective July 1, it will be lawful to possess and own a suppressor in Vermont.
But only use for discharge on an existing sport shooting range, as defined in 10 VSA Section 5227. 
The American Suppressor Association will be conducting a suppressor demonstration at the Barre F&G Club
from 10:00 A.M to 2 P.M. on Thursday, July 2. Representatives of suppressor industry will have firearms with
suppressors and the public will be able to observe, handle and shoot firearms with suppressors.   Ammo will
be provided by the ASA.  More info is provided in the attachment to this E-mail. 
Barre Fish & Game Club:  Directions to in lower right hand of home page.

American Suppressor Association:
The ASA demonstration invite relates a RSVP request but that is not applicable for members of the public, it
directed to the those in the industry so the ASA will have an idea of what business groups would be attending.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

North Country Sportsman's Club - Fun Shoot and Gun Rights Legal Action Fundraiser 6/20

If you have been following battle the North Country Sportsmen's Club (NCSC) had with the Town of Williston, the event below is a fund raising effort
for fighting a legal battle to end the town's unlawful enforcement campaign to compell the NCSC to enter into an agreement to limit range operations.

I hope that you all saved next Saturday 6/20/15 for our Fun Shoot Fundraiser!  It's going to be a great time and we're going to bolster the club's legal defense fund!  We are in the process of working with our attorney to get a court ruling confirming what we already know...  that the Town of Williston does not have the authority to restrict shooting at the club as they've tried to do.  The club is on the right side of the law, and we're going to win!  But, unfortunately, it's going to cost a lot of money to be right.  The result of this judgement will not only determine the future of NCSC, but the future of every shooting range in the state of Vermont.  We've already raised nearly $7000 through some very generous contributions.  Our fundraising goal for this shoot is $2000.

A flyer should be attached to this email with the event details.  In short, your $50 entry fee gets you 2 shooting tickets, 5 raffle tickets, and lunch.  Of course, contributions in addition to your entry fee (or if you are not able to attend) will be most appreciated.  This is a fundraiser, after all!  You could even take home a little "green" yourself.  Besides the raffle items, we will be holding a long bird competition after lunch.  Buy in for $10 and the winner takes home half the pot!  Again, more details about the shoot can be found on the attached flyer.

Direct any questions to Bob Otty.     

Monday, May 18, 2015

One Year Ago Vermont Gun Control Group Stated Agenda for 2015

 Saturday, May 16th the Vermont Legislature departed Montpelier. So, how did we do this year?
When you think of what the gun rights folks accomplished in 2015, remember well the Burlington Free Press 
article below from May 6, 2014.
"2015 will be the year," Ann Braden, president of Gun Sense Vermont, at a Statehouse news conference.
The group's singular focus next legislative session will be to pass a law requiring criminal background checks
for all gun transactions, she said.
"Universal background checks is our primary focus," she said.
For all of the hundreds of thousands of gun control dollars spent in Vermont, the Mandatory Background Check bill,
S.31, got dropped very quickly.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Vermont Lawmakers Go For Gun Suppressors

Due to the hard work of Rep. Brennan and the efforts of many more a gun suppressor legalization
bill passed the legislature this year.  The Seven Days article describes what happened when it
seemed any suppressor legalization legislation would not happen this year. 
10 VSA § 5227. Sport shooting ranges; municipal and state authority
(a) "Sport shooting range" or "range" means an area designed and operated for the use of archery, rifles, shotguns, pistols, skeet, trap, black powder, or any other similar sport shooting.