Souderton - Harleysville, Game, Fish &

Forestry Association, Inc.

P. O. Box 308

Tylersport, PA 18971

Email: shgffa@gmail.com

Below is a link to the Club's Facebook page. Please check the link for the latest changes and updates.

 https://www.facebook.com/shgffa/

Click Here for Club Map

 

Fishing

The Club follows all PA State Rules & Regulations

Click Here for 2021 Club fishing rules

Some common sense requirements to follow during the 2021 Trout Season at the Souderton Harleysville Game Fish and Forestry Association, Inc.

 

Fishing Parking map

The Fly Fisher’s Code of Ethics
 
1). Obey all laws and regulations, and report violations.
2). Release fish carefully and quickly.
3). Be considerate of private and public property.
4). Set a good example for and help others who are not as experienced as you are.
5). Rotate the pool and /or positions, so others may have an opportunity to fish, especially during a hatch. 
6). Respect the area in which someone is fishing. Do not intrude or crowd other anglers.
7). Assist another angler who has hooked a fish, including reeling in your line if appropriate.
8). Keep our waters and surrounding property free from trash and litter.
9). Wade carefully and do not disturb water unnecessarily. 
10). Treat others as you would want them to treat you.
 
This applies to all types of fishing, not just fly fishing.

Indoor .22 Bullseye Pistol Shooting League

 

Indoor Bullseye will begin the first Wednesday in November. Start time is 7:00PM until 10:00PM. 

 

This is open to all shooters, but non- members must pay $75 for the season and sign a release. 

 

Standard .22 ammo only.  

Outdoor Pistol Starting in April

    

The Wednesday night Outdoor pistol League is starting soon (Starting First Wednesday in April 2021)!

To participate, you must complete a Club safety check.

There is no fee for Club members. It is part of your membership.

Non-Club members can participate in the season for a fee and must sign a waiver. You must pay for the season (fee is $75).

All new participants must pass a Club safety check.

We do four safety checks before the season begins.

If you have already done a safety check, you do not have to do another.

You only need to attend one of the four dates below.

2021 Safety Check Dates :

Wed 3/3/2021 at 6:30pm

Saturday 3/13/2021 at 10am

Wed 3/17/2021 at 6:30pm

Sunday 3/21/2021 at 10am

Upper pistol range will be closed during these safety checks.

For the Safety check, you will be shooting. You will need a firearm in a case, at least three magazines, eye protection, ear protection, and one box of ammo. No Holsters please.

All firearms must be unloaded and in a case for the safety check.

Rifle Range

There is a new sign-in station and 24 hour camera surveillance due to past abuse and destruction of the range.

There was an incident in the past on the range where someone was handling a firearm while people were down range changing out targets. This is absolutely unacceptable. No firearms are to be handled, even to case or uncase, while anyone is down range. You will lose your membership.

The 200 yard pit is for authorized personnel only and not open to the general membership. 

Small Bore Rifle

See Newsletter

Trap

 

- Eye and Ear protection Required

- Kids needed as Trap Scorers

- All non- members participating in shooting events at our Club will be required to sign an accident liability release form before entering these events: By order of the Board of Directors.

Please call Henry for more information at 215-313-7265

Fall Winter 2021-2022 trap series info <click here>

General Membership Meetings

        General membership meetings will be held the third          Tuesday in the months of January, March

        and October at 7:30PM in the Fisherman's Cabin. 

Directors Meeting

Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30PM in the Fisherman's Cabin.  

Alerts & Important Notices

WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS. THERE WILL BE NO NEW MEMBERSHIP LOTTERY IN 2022.
Important Reminder - Pistol and Rifle Range Closure
The rifle and pistol ranges will be closed to the membership for police training from 10:00am until 2:00pm on the following dates: 
December 1st
December 10th
Reminder, indoor bullseye shooting starts Nov. 03 at 7:00 pm.  I have .22 available for sale for this event only.
2021/2022 Hunting Change
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has outlawed the use of buckshot statewide, in keeping with our “no single projectile rule” deer hunting on the Club grounds will now be limited to archery hunting only. Bows and crossbows may be used on club grounds for firearms deer seasons. Hunting with shotguns on club grounds will continue to be allowed for small game.
 
All ranges will be closed on November 27th and 28th for buck season.
Rifle Range

 

Never handle a firearm when someone is down range. Not even to case or uncase it. Do not move the benches. They are be spaced a safe distance apart. 

 

Bring your own targets. The Club does not provide targets. Targets should be at least 14x14 inches, if not bring your own cardboard backing. 

 

You must sign in and sign out. Bring pen or pencil.

 

Bring your own staple gun or tacks to hang targets.

 

If the range is crowded keep shooting time to 30 minutes. 

 

These additional rules must be followed along with the standard range rules. Failure to follow them will result in loss of membership. Be safe.

Minimum Age for Unsupervised Shooters

As a reminder to all members, the minimum age for unsupervised shooters is 18 years of age. This applies to rifles, shotguns, handguns and archery. Anyone under the age of 18 participating in any of these actions must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
Venison Donation 
Club members can help their neighbors in need by donating extra venison to Keystone Opportunity Center’s Food Pantry in Souderton. Processed venison, especially ground meat, can be donated by calling Cindy Dembroski, Food Pantry Coordinator at 215-723-5430.  For additional information please contact Club member Randy Floyd at 215-416-1679.
 New Additional Club Fishing Rules
 
Click link to download: NEW CLUB FISHING RULES 2021
 
The Club follows all PA State rules and regulations for fishing. You must display your current year fishing license  and Club membership card at all times while on Club property. No more than five (5) trout per person per day and ONLY five trout allowed on a stringer. This changes to 3 trout depending on the date.  Please respect other members and do not litter. Your cooperation is appreciated.

NOTICE To All Club Members:

 

All Club members must follow all Club rules at all times or risk losing their membership. All members are required to have their membership cards exposed while on Club property so any member can easily identify them as fellow Club members. If you see anyone that does not have their membership card clearly visible ask them for it. If they do not have a fishing license clearly visible ask them for it. If you see someone not obeying the rules of the Club, please say something to them or report it to the Directors. If possible get their license number, make, model, and color of their car. That means if someone is throwing rocks on the ice, not picking up after their dogs, leaving trash on the grounds, feeding the trout in the tanks (especially if it is corn) mishandling a firearm or handling a firearm when someone is down range, fishing without a license, taking more fish than allowed, etc. SAY SOMETHING and REPORT IT TO A DIRECTOR. This is your Club and you must protect it. If you have questions ASK. If you see something that should be changed make a point of asking about it at a membership meeting, which are held the 3rd Tuesday in the months of January, March and October, or through a Director.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING - SAY SOMETHING
- The Board of Directors

 

​​PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE FISH in the holding tanks...they are on a controlled diet to keep them healthy and to promote their growth.

 

Medical Marijuana and Guns
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Important Information

  • A Florescent orange hat or vest is mandatory on the rifle range and while hunting. Not to supersede Pennsylvania Game Commission laws. Recommended, but not mandatory for all others. All Pennsylvania Game Commission laws apply.

  • Firewood Available for next year - $175 per Cord / $90 per 1/2 cord

  • If you walk your dog on Club grounds, it is your responsibility to pick up after the dog.

  • Every member is required to have their membership badge and a valid picture ID in their possession at all times while on Club property.

 

FISHING NOTICE

 

It is requested that anyone who legally catches bass at or over the PA state minimum size requirement, please consider keeping them. The various ponds are getting too many bass around 12” and the limited food source available to them will not allow them to grow larger.

 

The dates below are for the 2021 season and will change each year:

Jan. 1 - April 16 and Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 4 (combined species) 15 inches

April 17 - June 11 NO HARVEST

June 12 - Oct. 31 6 (combined species) 12 inches

The link below will provide the annual size requirements from the PA state size limits:

https://www.fishandboat.com/Regulations/Documents/bookfish-pocketguide.pdf

NEW RIFLE RANGE PROCEDURES

Please take note of new rule posting on the Rifle Committee page

Outdoor Rifle and Pistol Range Hours

Monday - Saturday - 7:00 AM - Dusk

Sunday   -  9:00 AM - Dusk

The only exceptions are league shoots which must end by 10:00 pm

 

  • Click Here for more information on House Bill 1029

*IMPORTANT-Calling 911 for Emergencies on Club Property 
There are nine 911 Emergency Signs (see below) that have GPS Coordinates listed for that specific location. Follow the directions listed on the sign for the most accurate information. Request Grand View Ambulance service if possible since they are the closest.

 

The 911 signs are located at the Pistol and Rifle Ranges, Trap Range Clubhouse on Gun Club Road, the Large Pond and between the Large Pond and the Kids Pond, Fisherman’s Cabin on Schultz Road.