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The Waynesboro Fish and Game Protective Association, Inc. located in south central Pennsylvania was founded in 1947.  The club is dedicated to promoting wise management of fish and game wildlife resources and habitat.  Establishing and maintaining friendly relations between land owners and sportsman is central to the mission of the club.
The club is situated on 98 acres of mountain and farmland.  Grounds include an eight acre lake, 80 plus acres of Christmas trees, spacious club house, 200 yard rifle and pistol shooting range, trap range, picnic grounds and outdoor archery range.
Currently there are approximately 3200 club members.  An emphasis is placed on hosting youth activities such as the annual Franklin County Sportsman for Youth Field Day, trout fishing rodeo,  .22 rifle shoot, trap shoot, Christmas party and Easter Egg Hunt.  Membership meetings are held the third Wednesday during the months of September through May.

Office hours will be Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

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March 25th, 10:07 pm

Opening day for the Lake has been postponed and all activities at the club will be postponed until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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I posted this in the other thread about closing the ranges...... I respectfully request the club reconsider their position on the closing of the shooting ranges. At this time there is no order from the state to close outdoor shooting ranges. It would be very easy to maintain a 6 foot distance from other shooters when using one of the 3 outdoor shooting ranges at the Waynesboro Fish and Game. Many other clubs in Pennsylvania have canceled organized activities while allowing their shooting ranges to remain open as long as members respect the appropriate social distancing measures. Also, given that the club has decided to unnecessarily close the ranges, how do they expect to handle prorating membership dues refunds for the period of time the ranges have been closed.

Here is another club in Pennsylvania that has closed all activities EXCEPT their rifle range. Why is Waynesboro adamant about closing the ranges? Seitzland Rifle Club in PA 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱. All activities scheduled for the month of April, including matches, orientation, and work days, have been cancelled. If you come out to the range for some practice or relaxation, please follow social distancing precautions.

Since no one from the club has responded here is what is happening at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club. This is a reasonable policy. Waynesboro’s is not. NOTICE As of March 26th, 2020, the Board of Directors have decided to close any and all indoor facilities of Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club due to the escalating number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The facilities closure will include the indoor range and restrooms, as well as the Clubhouse. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This decision was made following the guidance provided by the Executive Order of Governor Tom Wolf. At this time, I will not provide a date to reopen the indoor facilities due to the developing nature of this situation. At the current time, the outdoor ranges will remain open. However, all members are required to obey the established guidelines of social distancing. Please allow a minimum of 6 feet between individuals and allow others the space necessary. The officers will keep a close watch on the situation as it develops, and we might need to make changes as things progress. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this issue. Kevin Shives President

Everyone complaining about the ranges and lake closed but your wasting your breath in thinking there going to open them .... sure it sucks but most the directors whom work there for free at that put time in to make the activity happen are older people and have NOT even a interest in being there around others to contract this virus. It was most likely voted on and the president was very upset to have to close it all up. I seen him that day said it hadn’t been closed up since the 40s ... So it’s not something that was done in haste or too piss anyone off but to keep its staff and members safe as they do there part in this damm pandemic as the government are calling it.

We can fish 6ft apart

Renewals was do the10th of march

Is the gun Range open ?

Just received the newsletter and it is giving opening dates of next week. Condidering this virus and Governors directives, you may want to put announce quickly that everything will be closed til further notice as you've shown herevon Facebook, before the incorrect newsletter was sent. Thank you for being concerned for the community.

Janel Mellott show Roger

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March 20th, 3:24 pm

Update
Currently all Functions and Activities are closed at Waynesboro Fish and Game. This included the Rifle Range. Thank you for your cooperation and patience
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Why? By its very nature - we keep distance at the range. This is beyond the pale and common sense.

Here is another club in Pennsylvania that has closed all activities EXCEPT their rifle range. Why is Waynesboro adamant about closing the ranges? Seitzland Rifle Club in PA 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱. All activities scheduled for the month of April, including matches, orientation, and work days, have been cancelled. If you come out to the range for some practice or relaxation, please follow social distancing precautions.

They mentioned the pa game commission closed all there state land ranges, fish and game IS a state game protected land which they always follow suit upon. Thus reason you can’t hunt on the fish and game property. Think it thru anyway sure it sucks but do anybody really stay clear of each person at the range or the lake. No they DONT. If you wanna shoot or fish your going to have to find alternative ways such as I’ve done.

I respectfully request the club reconsider their position on the closing of the shooting ranges. At this time there is no order from the state to close outdoor shooting ranges. It would be very easy to maintain a 6 foot distance from other shooters when using one of the 3 outdoor shooting ranges at the Waynesboro Fish and Game. Many other clubs in Pennsylvania have canceled organized activities while allowing their shooting ranges to remain open as long as members respect the appropriate social distancing measures. Also, given that the club has decided to unnecessarily close the ranges, how do they expect to handle prorating membership dues refunds for the period of time the ranges have been closed.

I hate to be negative, but an outdoor range provides plenty of social distance. Please reconsider opening the ranges.

I'm glad we were able to get out yesterday!

Dam glad I looked before I made the 40 min trip. Thanks

Why close the range?

Since no one from the club has responded here is what is happening at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club. This is a reasonable policy. Waynesboro’s is not. NOTICE As of March 26th, 2020, the Board of Directors have decided to close any and all indoor facilities of Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club due to the escalating number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The facilities closure will include the indoor range and restrooms, as well as the Clubhouse. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This decision was made following the guidance provided by the Executive Order of Governor Tom Wolf. At this time, I will not provide a date to reopen the indoor facilities due to the developing nature of this situation. At the current time, the outdoor ranges will remain open. However, all members are required to obey the established guidelines of social distancing. Please allow a minimum of 6 feet between individuals and allow others the space necessary. The officers will keep a close watch on the situation as it develops, and we might need to make changes as things progress. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this issue. Kevin Shives President

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March 19th, 9:51 pm

Waynesboro Fish and Game Business Office will temporarily close until further notice as per Gov. Wolfe recommendation ... See MoreSee Less

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Is their any personnel needed to leave the gun range open? Or the pond for fishing? Can you get a waiver from the government as long as there is no crowd?

What about the fishing on the pond? Still gonna open on the 4th?

Can I still come in tomorrow to apply for membership ?

Can we still use the range?

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