Crooked Creek Conservation Club

About  Our Club

The club is located on the west side of State Route 534, 10 miles south of I-90 or 2 miles north of US Route 6, in Hartsgrove, OH in Ashtabula County. The street address is: 4323 State Route 534, Hartsgrove, OH 44085-9540. For those of you with a GPS receiver, go to N41° 37.86' W80° 57.186' or check Google.

Activities available to the members: two rifle ranges (100 and 200/300 yards), two 50 yard ranges, six Pistol bays, trap and skeet ranges, 5-Stand, dog training/Field Trials, archery range, Practical Pistol, Steel and 3-Gun matches, picnic pavilion, camping, fishing, hunting, education and conservation.

The club mailing address is Crooked Creek Conservation Club, PO BOX 275, Perry, OH  44081-0275

Map of Club Grounds Membership Application Newsletter August 19, 2016

Welcome Letter

Please print double sided on 50# (Greeting Card) paper if possible.
Cut out application to 6" x 4".
Or pick up an application at the main club house.

Newsletter Archives

Rules of Conduct

New membership applications require a Club Member to be listed
as a reference on the application. Use the REF: ___ field
in the upper left corner of the application.
Please leave the Membership # field BLANK!

Please note the Ohio Sales Tax has been raised to 6.75%!

Target Stands - how to use
Fresh sticks have been placed with the stands on the pistol bays.
Please bring cardboard and a staple gun with you.
Please return the stands under the cover when you finish.
This will protect them from the weather and allow the grass to be cut.
Summary of Activities

New Member Information

Club Calendar of Events
Range Rules

Members only page.
(updated 4/19/2015)
Please read the update on shooting into the ground on the 50 yard bays!
Username is range. Use the 2016 gate combination for the password.

Use the 2016
Gate Combination

Spin the numbers once you open the gate!
Do NOT leave the combination dialed in!!!

Work Party Dates:

Fall - Sunday, October 2, 2016
note the change to the 1st Sunday in October!
Winter - Saturday, December 10, 2016
Spring - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Start Time: 9:00 AM

If you can't make the regular work parties,
but would like to get  your work hours in some other time,
then contact Ken Smith to make arrangments.

Ken Smith @ 440-286-3028

Also, we are looking for volunteers to install the new Trap field.
Contact David Nofziger @ 440-392-4757

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Saturday, September 10th

The price per dinner with all the extras is $23.00 and an extra Dozen Clams is $8.00. Kid’s meals (Hot dogs) are available for $5.00 and are limited to children. Chicken dinners (a bake less the clams) are available to those who do not eat clams for $15.00. Guests are welcome at the same cost.

Serving time will be approximately 5:00 PM.

Dinner reservations must be made in advance, no later than Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 PM. But PLEASE make them as early as possible. Tickets will be paid for and picked up at the dinner.

The ranges will be open until 4:00 PM including a Fun Shoot on a 50-yard bay from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Volunteers are needed in all areas; preparation, serving and clean up. We would love for someone to step up and coordinate games for this event and the Steak Roast next year.

Tickets can be reserved by email (preferred method) at crookedcreekevent_AT_gmail_DOT_com or by calling Brett and Patty Sloan at 440-357-8041. In your message, let us know how many tickets you would like. All orders will be confirmed by return email or phone call.


This is a rain or shine event. Due to members signing up for dinners and then not showing up, our club policy is; if you sign up for a dinner and do not show and do not cancel in advance, you will be assessed on the following year’s dues statement. These dinners are put on at no profit to the club. When people do not show, the club and fellow members take the loss.

Gun Show & Swap Meet
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Do you have fishing, camping, hunting, reloading, archery, shooting gear or other outdoor sporting equipment that you’d like to turn into cash? Crooked Creek is hosting the first annual Gun Show & Outdoor Equipment Swap Meet on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tables are $10 (Vendor Table Registration) and admission is $2 per person.

The event is open to the public. Ranges will be open to badged members only. We need volunteers to help set up Friday afternoon and to run the event on Saturday.

For more information and to volunteer, call Mike Rish at 440-564-7330 or Don Helwick at 440-354-9984.

Tannerite is Banned on the Club Grounds

Please do not use this product on the club grounds as it is illegal to possess once it has been mixed.
Under Ohio Law, it is considered Dangerous Ordnance after mixing.
See Ohio Revised Code 2923.11

Still don't believe this stuff is dangerous?

Rifle Range Safety Course

The range safety course, required for all members who wish to use the rifle and pistol ranges, is conducted on the Second Sunday at 12:00 Noon from March to January. Members need only attend once. A green badge will be issued and then you are welcome to use the ranges.

Trap & Skeet

Open Sunday's from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

New concessions

Shotgun shells - 20 Gauge for $8 and 12 Gauge for $6
Hot Dogs - $1
Pop - $1

Occasionally, the clay target venues might be closed on a Sunday for unanticipated reasons. For instance, we were closed two days in 2007 because of storm related power failures. We were also closed two days because the snow was so bad, we could not get the plow to the clubhouse. If you have any question whether or not the club is open for shooting, we suggest you call (the phone number for the clubhouse is 440-474-4201) to confirm the club is open before making the drive.

We need Trap & Skeet desk volunteers as many Sundays have no desk coverage. If we do not have volunteers signed up, then we will not be open that Sunday. If you want to shoot, please sign up to cover the front desk. I will not continue to man the front desk when individuals that are signed up do not show up or do not have the courtesy to call and say they cannot make it on such and such a date. We have a large number of shooters and the numbers are growing. New members / new shooters -- Please sign up to take a few Sundays on the front desk or five stand this year and next. Sign up in the book at the clubhouse.

There are still plenty of openings on the calendar!
Very few dates have been taken!!!
Pick your day to work the Trap & Skeet desk or the 5-Stand.

To Volunteer or get more information, contact
David Nofziger @ 440-392-4757

Check this calendar page to find the available dates:
(there are MANY to choose from!)
5-Stand and Trap & Skeet Duty Rosters

The phone number for the clubhouse is 440-474-4201.
Note: the phone will only be answered on Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Or when the Trap & Skeet Fields are open.

Our Trap machines came from

Howell Traps - Clay Target Machine Shooting Equipment


5-Stand is a variation of Sporting Clays shooting. Each round consists of 25 targets being shot from 5 different shooting stations. We have seven traps to throw a variety of different types of target presentations.

We need more volunteers to assist with running the 5 stand.
Please volunteer!

Sign up in the book in clubhouse or call Dave.
If we do not have volunteers, we will not open the 5 stand.

We need volunteers and shooters!

This is a good way to earn your work hour credits!
(if you volunteer to run the 5-Stand)

Please sign up to work one or two Sundays. Sign up sheets are on the desk in the main clubhouse. If you are an old or new member an would like to volunteer, but do not feel qualified to open and run the 5-Stand, we will provide training.

To Volunteer or get more information, contact
David Nofziger @ 440-392-4757.

5-Stand and Trap & Skeet Duty Rosters

There are lots of openings for volunteers! If the desk is not staffed, then Trap and Skeet or 5-Stand will not be open that Sunday.

Rifle Program

Our next match will be Saturday, September 17, 2016

Match Results

August 20, 2016 match results are up!!!

Universal Sign-up form

For more information or to make your reservation,
call Don Helwick @ 440-354-9984
or e-mail ccrifles2012 a-t gmail d-o-t com

Our 50 yard Rimfire range is finished with 20 covered firing points.
All CMP Rimfire Sporter matches will be fired at the regulation distances of 25 and 50 yards.

Ed's Steel Match

Our next match will be Saturday, September 10, 2016!

Register on startimg @ Noon on Monday, August 29

2016 Results

August 13, 2016 results are up!

Practical Pistol (USPSA) 

Our next Pistol match will be
August 27-28, 2016

Register on Practiscore

Contact Bud Connolly @ 440-259-3512 or stats_Bud a-t practicalpistol d-o-t net

more info at

Air Gun Field Target

2016 Match Dates: May 15, June 12, July 17, August 28, September 25 and October 23

Concealed Handgun License Class 

The next class is tentatively set for Spring 2017. This is a one day (8:00 AM to about 5:00 PM) class on a Saturday. Let me know via phone or email (preferred because I then have a record of your interest) if you would like to take the class.

Cost: Crooked Creek Conservation Club members - $50.00,
non-members - $75
Make checks payable to: Crooked Creek Conservation Club

To reserve your spot in the class, send your check with your name and a method (phone/email) to contact you to:

Crooked Creek Conservation Club
PO BOX 275
PERRY, OH  44081-0275

Contact Bud Connolly at 440-259-3512 or  crooked_D_O_T_creek_D_O_T_email_A_T_gmail_D_O_T_com to reserve your place.

See the For Sale page.

New item (357 Magnum Revolver) listed 12/23/2015.

If you wish to have an item listed, send an email with the details to  crooked_D_O_T_creek_D_O_T_email_A_T_gmail_D_O_T_com.

LINKS (updated 11/23/2014 - Added Trumbull County. All other links verified working.)

Hunters Trials

Crooked Creek Pistol League

United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)


Ohio Attorney General - Concealed Carry

Lake County - CHL Application Procedure

Geauga County - CHL Application Procedure

Ashtabula County - CHL Application Procedure

Trumbull County - CHL Application Procedure

 Any comments, additions or corrections can be sent to Bud Connolly crooked_D_O_T_creek_D_O_T_email_A_T_gmail_D_O_T_com or 440-259-3512.