The Sandy Pond Sportsmans Association


  Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer ! 


Our next meeting will be 06/10/18. All members are welcome!

We have a new email address for anyone wishing to book the use of our facilities. It is This will send an email directly to our facility manager.

Coming up soon! Clambake in the pavillion on 6/1/18 from 5 to 7! Join us for a great time!

Organized 1911
Formerly known as American Wildlife Research Foundation, Inc.


For Release: Immediate

The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation is co-sponsoring a free public education program on “Lake Ontario Wildlife.” It is scheduled for May 24th, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, NY. There will be three presentations on three separate species associated with the Lake Ontario ecosystem.

The presentations will include:

A session on the Piping Plover, an endangered bird in New York State, will be given by Dr. Jonathan Cohen from Syracuse University - College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Loons are the topic for the second presentation given by Irene Mazzocchi from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Watertown Office. She will review the current status of loons in the Adirondacks and the various survival threats having effects on their population.

The third presentation will cover the ‘Dinosaur of Lake Ontario’ - the Sturgeon family. Irene Zollweg-Horan, from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Cortland Office will be the presenter for this segment.

There will be ample time for questions and dialogue after the three presentations.

This program is free, but is limited to 75 participants. If you wish to attend, please claim a seat by contacting Daniel Leete, either by e-mail (, or by phone (315-263-1567). The Salmon River Fish Hatchery is easy to reach, located on County Route 22, one mile northeast of the village of Altmar, off Interstate 81, in Oswego County.

This program is a collaborative effort with assistance from: Onondaga Audubon in Syracuse, Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, The Rogers Center in Sherburne, Colgate University in Hamilton, Environmental College of Science and Forestry at Syracuse, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, PRISM, New York Sea Grant at Oswego, Chenango County Cooperative Extension, and Onondaga Soil and Water Conservation District.

The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation (AWCF) has provided grants supporting research and public education - enhancing scientific wildlife management and conservation of wild habitats in North America. AWCF’s goal, for over 100 years, is to insure that wild animals and the ecosystems sustaining them will thrive for the long term, conserved for the enjoyment of present and future generations. To learn more about AWCF, become a member and/or donate go to

For further information contact:
Gary Will, President
Daniel Leete, Vice-President
Ron Schroder, Media Relations>/p>


We will once again be having our Memorial Day Watch Fire on May 31st at 3:00PM. Please bring any old or worn out flags for proper disposal. They can be dropped off at the club to the attention of John Gregory or Jack Vida. Hope to see you there!

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in Club Cleanup Day. We can't do it without you!

Please Note

NYS Burn Ban 3/16 to 5/14
Just a reminder, this is on now..... this is the law regardless how wet it is.... also $500 fine on the first offense. Also most times DEC is automatically called.

Please note

The use of medical marijuana is NOT legal in public places. It is important that everyone knows that anyone caught using any and all illegal drugs on our property or in our buildings will incur loss of membership and a lifetime ban.

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Here is a link to some of the new fishing rules for this year. Click Me

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Ticks Now Carry A Virus More Deadly Than Lyme Disease

A quick-moving and potentially fatal virus has been found in the U.S. in the Northeast and Great Lakes area. Carried and transferred to people and pets by ticks, the Powassan virus can infect the central nervous system, causing similar symptoms to Lyme disease, but more severe and without any cure. Once bitten by an infected tick, it only takes a matter of hours before symptoms begin to occur. The patients infected are likely to become susceptible to neurological damage due to inflammation of the brain, which can lead to both encephalitis and meningitis. Currently, approximately ten percent of cases have led to death, with only 50 people affected in the U.S. each year (compared to the roughly 20,000 people who are affected by Lyme disease). Although contracting the disease is quite rare, because of the possible fatality, doctors are urging people to do everything they can to prevent being infected. For people who work outdoors or camp in any of the affected areas, the chance of becoming infected is much higher. Here are the main guidelines to follow to protect your family:
• Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass.
• Complete a full body check on yourself, children, and pets when spending time outdoors.
• Carry and use bug spray.

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Calendar for 2018 Events

01/21 Vintage Snow Mobile Show. Breakfast 8 to 11. Judging at 2PM 
02/10 Sandy Creek Fire Dept Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served to Benefit SCFD 
02/17 42nd Annual SPSA Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
03/03 Chili Cook Off Judging at 6PM Entertainment from 6-10 
03/17 Saint Patrick Day Dinner. 4 to 6 Entertainment 6-10
04/14 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us. 
05/19 Roast Pork Dinner. 4 to 6
06/01  Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA
06/16 Sock-Hop 6 to 10 with Joey & John! 
06/23 Annual Golf Outing 
06/30 Bass Fishing Tournament 
07/08 Annual Election of Officers. Meeting at Noon Voting from 12:30 to 1:30
07/14 Craft Show Contact Mary Wallis for details. 
08/11 Annual Flea Market 8:00AM and Chicken BBQ serving at Noon 
08/24 Member Appreciation Day Dinner 4 to 6 Happy Hour 4 to 7 Entertainmet 6-10
08/25 Cow Flop Bingo 12:30 till ? Entertainmet Joe Whiting
09/07 Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA 
09/15 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 5 to 7
09/22 Wounded Warrior Benefit
10/06 Annual Turkey Shoot at Noon Sharp! 
10/13 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us.   
10/20 Kids Halloween Costume Party and Hayride 12 to 3 
10/27 Adult Halloween Party Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 6 to 10
11/10 Annual Chowder Cook-off Judging at 6! Entertainment 6 to 10
12/15 Adult Christmas Party and gift exchange. Bring a dish to pass. Ugly Christmas sweater contest. Entertainment 6 to 10
12/15 Children's Christmas Party with Santa 12 to 3 Lunch 12 to 2
12/31 New Year's Eve Party. Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 8:30 to 12:30

Board Members

Pres. John Beach
1st Vice Tim Conklin
2nd Vice Roy Narish
3 Yr Trustee Brian Koons
2 Yr Trustee Jack Vida
1 Yr Trustee Gary Dawley
1 Yr Trustee Ron Lamb
1 Yr Trustee Jim Fowler
Sec. Cindy Love
Tres. Tammie Wilson


Our Mailing Address is

Sandy Pond Sportsmans
P.O. Box 154
Sandy Creek NY 13145
Phone Number is: 315 387-6310
Physical address is
3201 Co Rte 15
Pulaski, NY 13142

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