Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vermonters Excel at Camp Perry

> Photo of Vermont riflemen Bruce Baroffio and Chris Bradley at Camp Perry is an attachment.
> Interested in CMP rifle shooting, check out: http://www.vsrpa.org/
> Local Men Compete at Camp Perry
> Since 1907, Camp Perry, located at Port Clinton Ohio, has been the site of the National Matches run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).  For this year, well over 1,000 competitors were present for the CMP matches with competitors present from all 50 states, in addition to competitors from Canada, England, Ireland and Australia.
> Life-long shooting buddies Bruce Baroffio and Chris Bradley, both residents of Northfield, attended this year's CMP matches from July 16 th – 23 rd.  The highpoint of their attendance was the CMP Games competitions, which are matches focusing on using "as-issued" US Military Service rifles such as the M1 Garand, the 1903 Springfield, M1 Carbine and Vintage Military Bolt Guns.  
> Based on the scores attained by the respective shooters, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded, in addition to recognition of first, second and third place. 
> In the M1 Garand match, Mr. Baroffio not only earned a Gold medal with his stellar score of 290-3x (out of 300), this score was exceptional enough to earn him 3rd place out of 1,072 total shooters where he tied both first and second place but came in third only based on "x" count (number of center shots); Mr. Bradley earned a Silver medal in that same match
> In the Springfield 1903 match, Mr. Bradley earned a Gold medal with a score of 280-3x with Mr. Baroffio earning a Silver medal.
> In the Vintage Military bolt gun match, Mr. Bradley earned a Bronze medal; unfortunately Mr. Baroffio's Swedish Mauser suffered a malfunction which prevented him from medaling.  Due to a scheduling conflict, neither shooter was able to compete in the M1 Carbine match.
> The above picture is of Mr. Baroffio and Mr. Bradley taken at the 300 yard firing line on the 150-firing point Vialle Range.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Youth Waterfowlers training day!

The Youth Waterfowl Hunter Training is a cooperative effort to instruct young waterfowlers ages 12-15 in a variety of sessions both indoors and outdoors to be more responsible and aware waterfowl hunters.  Some of the sessions include Waterfowl ID, regulations, duck and goose calling, decoy sets, trap and skeet shooting, hunting/boat safety and others.  The day is a full day 8 AM to 5 PM at the Sportsman's Club of Franklin County on Saturday, August 22.  Youth hunters must have an adult mentor accompany them for the day.  Each adult can mentor up to 2 youth. 

The refuge has established 11 youth hunter areas on the refuge that are available to youth hunters for the first 4 weekends of the waterfowl season (this includes Youth waterfowl weekend Sept 26 & 27).  A drawing for the 11 blind sites will be held during the Youth Waterfowl Hunter Training Day.   Please have any interested waterfowlers contact me dave_frisque@fws.gov or 802-868-4781 with questions or more information.  Send me an email or give a call if you need more specific information. Thanks,  Dave 

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:                               http://www.gofundme.com/yau56pw


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...