PLS logo 18854E Chassell-Painesdale Road
PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

Entrance: Mid-January 2024
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Member Access to Club Driveway, Ranges, and Club House
  • The entrance driveway is now closed to vehicular traffic for the winter season.
  • To avoid becoming stuck in the snow and to prevent damaging the roadbed, members (and others) should not attempt to drive through the gateway.
  • Club shooting ranges may still be used, but members will have to park at the road and walk, snowshoe, or ski in to use them
  • DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE GATE. In winter the driveway must always be available for emergency access. Official responders are able to open the gate and use snow-going vehicles to help with emergencies on the club property.
  • When you park near the entrance, as a courtesy please post your cellphone number in your vehicle window in case you need to be contacted.
  • The clubhouse is closed. It has been winterized - water shut off, pipes drained, etc. The combination to the lock on the door has been changed. So, there are no restroom facilities available at the range until next spring.
  • The lock on the members' clay thrower is set to the combination furnished to members for the current membership year.
  • When the roadbed firms up after spring thaw, the driveway will be reopened.
  • Please contact the secretary or other officers with questions and concerrns.

Upcoming Events
  • No events are currently scheduled.

  • Check the Calendar page (menu at left page margin) for unlisted upcoming events

Regularly Scheduled Events
  • Five-Stand Shotgun Shooting - Suspended
    The twice-weekly 5-stand sessions have been suspended for the fall hunting seasons and the almost interminable winter snow season. Check the Events Page for further information.

  • Practical Pistol Shooting (IDPA) - Suspended
    The summer weekly practice sessions of IDPA shooting have been suspended for the fall and winter seasons. See the Events Page for more information.

  • Dynamic Carbine Shooting - Suspended
    The summer weekly sessions of carbine shooting have been suspended for the fall and winter seasons. See the Events Page for more information.

PLSC Announcements
  • April 30 - Important Memo from the Board of Directors
    All PLSC members were sent a memo on April 30. It announced the July increase in dues (below). It also explained reasons for the increae and described in detail plans and priorities of needed club projects.
      Current and prospective members who have not received the memo should contact the PLSC Secretary to obtain a copy.(Club contact information)

  • Increase in Membership Dues - July 1, 2023
    On April 30, 2023, the Board of Directors sent out a memo notifying all members of an upcoming dues increase. Beginning July 1, dues will be:
      • Regular Annual Membership: $100
      • Student Annual Membership: $50
      • Senior Annual Membership: $50
      • Life Membership: $1500
    Before July 1 current and new members may pay at the current rates. The Annual Dues Discount Incentive for work performed at the club will continue.
    Contact the PLSC Secretary with questions.(Club contact information)

  • April 30 - PLSC Member Information & Rules have been revised again
    All members must read and become familiar with the new version of the Member Information Range Rules document. Particularly note changes highlighted in yellow and blue:
    • Guest policy
    • Indemnity requirement
    • Public event policy
    • Prohibited ammunition types
    • Range safety control
    The complete, revised rules are now posted on the Members' Rules & Info web page.

  • Steel Targets for 22 LR
    [img:22steel] For 22 rimfire shooters, steel plinking targets are in place in front of the 50-yard berm on the rifle range.

    Please use ONLY 22 Rimfire ammo when shooting at these targets!

  • Membership
    If you are not a member of the PLSC and wish to join, see the Membership Page. If you were a member last year (May 2022 thru April 2023) and did not receive information about renewing your membership, you should contact the club Secretary. (Club contact information)

  • Range Familiarization & Safety Sessions
    New applicants for membership must attend a Range Familiarization & Safety Session. All club members (annual, student, life, senior) must attend a Session at least once every three years. A membership card and gate lock combination will be issued only after timely completion of a session.
      Range Familiarization & Safety Sessions may be shown on the list above of Upcoming Events, and on the Club Calendar. If you cannot attend a scheduled session, convenient times can usually be arranged by contacting the Club Secretary. (Club contact information)

  • Aerial Views of Club Ranges
    On April 26 PLSC member Atrayou Silverly
    made some aerial images of the shooting
    ranges on the club grounds. You can look
    at these in the PLSC photo gallery (Link).
    Enlarged views are especially admirable.

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  • Club Photo Gallery
    The website now includes a photo gallery of club activities and interests. It may be accessed with the "Gallery" link on the menu. If you have a set of photos of club activities or suggestions for additions and improvements, please contact website maintenance (Club contact information)

  • Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club on Facebook
    A Facebook page has now been set up for the club. Here's a link to the page: PLSC on Facebook.  Please contact the Club Secretary with suggestions and constructive comments. (Club contact information)

National Rifle Association:
  • Read NRA Daily Notices (link)

  • Read the NRA Club Connection magazine (link)

  • Join the NRA at a discount through PLSC
        [img:joinNRA]  LINK

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