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 pistol/rimfire ranges, trap and skeet ranges, 5-Stand, dog training/Field Trials, archery range, Practical Pistol and 3-Gun matches, picnic pavilion, camping, fishing, hunting, education and conservation.

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

Map of Club Grounds Membership Application Newsletter March 15, 2015

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 6/24/2013)
Please read the new item on Range Safety!
Username is range. Use the 2014 gate combination for the password.

2014 Gate Combination
 is now in use.

Spin the numbers once you open the gate!

Work Party Dates:

Spring - Sunday, May 3, 2015
Fall - Sunday, October 18, 2015
Winter - Saturday, December 12, 2015

Start Time: 9:00 AM

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Women in the Outdoors

The Grand River Chapter Women in the Outdoors event will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The event is open to all women aged 14 and above; however, girls 14-17 years must be accompanied by an adult (i.e., must take all the same classes). Registration check-in begins at 8am, and classes begin at 9am. Lunch is provided. Each registrant will choose four (4) courses among the 25-30 courses being offered that day. There is also a turkey hunt for the first ten (10) women who sign up for it. The turkey hunt counts as the two (2) morning courses. Each hunter will have her own guide but must supply a valid hunting license and come prepared with her own shotgun, ammo, and other hunting gear. Please contact Leesa at GrandRiverWITO_AT_gmail_DOT_com for more information or to request a registration flyer. We hope to see you there!

Information Flyer          Registration Form (fill it out, save it and email it back)

Only paid attendees and those supporting the event will be able to enter the club from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM for this event!

Welcome to Air Gun Field Target!

OK, now I’m sure you’re asking, what the heck is air gun field target?

Well, the goal of this sport is to provide the most fun possible while using an air gun!  We combine the attributes and precision of formal bull’s-eye shooting with the instant gratification of seeing targets fall.  We shoot at unmarked distances like they do in 3-D Archery.  Our matches are set up in a natural hunting type environment where the shooter must take into account varied distances and wind.  There you have it, Air Rifle Field Target! Read more...


On Saturday, April 11 @ 9:00am, we’ll clear the course and set up animals. We could use some help, bring your boots and tree trimming implements. Its a great way to fill your work hours! There will be a chili lunch provided.

Shoot dates: April 12, May 17,  August 9 & 30 and September 13.
All shoots will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Cost is $7.00 for adults over 18, young adults are $5.00, 15 and under are free.
Contact Dave Conger 216-904-8748 or Dave Buck  440-251-1105.

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.

Western Reserve Friends of the NRA Banquet

Friday, May 29, 2015 at LaMalfa in Mentor

 Reserve your seat by 12/31/2014 and your reservation is only $120 - ($30 off)
Please write  P r e - S a l e  above your name on the order form.  
Until 12/31/2014,there is a PRE SALE DISCOUNT that makes the ticket price $120.
That price is not shown on the flyer.

Youth Weekend

July 24-26

This is open to girls and boys ages 10-15. We can only accept the first 50 kids, so get entered early. This course is needed to get a hunting license.

Registration Packet

All ranges will be CLOSED from 5PM on Friday, July 24th until 3PM on Sunday, July 26th.

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 plenty of openings on the calendar!
Very few dates have been taken in 2015!
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 .

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 Shooting Supplies


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 Pat.
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
Updated 8/22/2014

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 first match of 2015 will Saturday, May 16th.

2015 Schedule

Match Results

September 20, 2014 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, April 18.

2014 Results

October 11, 2014 results are up!

Practical Pistol (USPSA) 

Our next match will be
March 28-29, 2015

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

more info at


September 13 (Regular & Water Trials)
October 4 (Regular & Water Trials)
October 25 (Regular & Water Trials)
November 22 (Regular & Water Trials)
December 13 - Jack Davis Memorial (Regular & Water Trials) & Youth


$15.00 - PIGEONS
$25.00 - 2 CHUKARS

You can receive information on the birds available when you reserve your runs


Memorial / Honor Trials will have “Dogs of the Day” awarded, as well as the “Senior Dog” class for dogs 9 years and older, with same judging as Open and will include up to 4 placements.
There will also be a Youth Hunt on Dec. 13th. Youth run for free and not under judgment, but must sign up in advance.

Puppy: to 15 months
Derby: 16 to 30 months
All Age: greater then 30 months 
Senior: 9 years+

Concealed Handgun License Class 

Now taking reservations for the next class tentatively scheduled for May or June 2015. Since the Training requirement will be reduced to 8 hours when the new law takes effect in Late March, this will now be a one day 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
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 (S&W SW40VE) listed 1/7/2015.

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 verifed 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.