389 River Road
Peconic River Sportsman's Club is situated on 400 acres with several historic
buildings that were purchased in 1972 from the Woolworth-Donahue estate.
The sporting venues consist of a licensed game preserve, a 38.5-acre fishing lake with 5 duck blinds, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, smallbore and hi-power rifle ranges and a 50-yard pistol range with electronic turning targets at 25 yards.
For those interested in the shotgun sports, we maintain 6 combination trap and skeet fields, a 14-station sporting clays course and a 5 Stand.
Although the Peconic River Sportsmanís Club is a private club, we take great pride in our continuing efforts to maintain strong community involvement on a county, state and federal level. We host Sportsmen Education Programs for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a DEC Youth Conservation Program, a Women in the Outdoors program and a Tri-Academy Shoot. For the Tri-Academy Shoot, cadets from West Point, The Air Force Academy and Annapolis come to Peconic for a combined trap & skeet event. We allow all police departments and branches of the military to utilize our ranges. These have included the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, FBI, DEC Police, NYS Police Sniper Team and Riverhead Town Police.
On August 30th, 2004, we hosted a sporting clays shoot for 107 attendees of the New York City Republican National Convention. We were honored to be chosen by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to host this event which was coordinated by our Sporting Clays Co-Chairman Steve Yablonski. We were advised that many of the politicians that participated, thoroughly enjoyed seeing the symbol of the Republican Party hanging over our fireplace.
We also host shooting events for charitable purposes. In recent years, the Peconic River Sportsmanís Club has hosted our "Shoot For a Cure" event. This program resulted in donations to the Womenís Health Partnership totaling $65,000. The Womenís Health Partnership is a support group for women afflicted with breast cancer. Club member Leonard Bates, coordinated and chaired the committee to run this shoot.
In October 2003, under the auspices of Sportsmen for Charity, we held a sporting clays shoot that raised $20,000 for the Ascent School for Autistic Children in Deer Park. In the fall 2004, 2005 and 2006, we hosted a sporting clays shoot raising over $60,000 to benefit the Boys Town of Italy. All four events were sponsored by Sportsmen For Charity and coordinated by PRSC member Steve Yablonski.
Our club has a clear history regarding its' commitment to and support of worthwhile organizations and our doors will always remain open for such purposes.
Because of this involvement, during the past 2 years we were proud to receive the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association's Hunting and Conservation Club of the Year Award and The National Rifle Association's Gold Medal Club Award.
Because of our attention to strict environmental practices we were extremely honored to become the first private club in the United States to receive the prestigious Federal Environmental Protection Agency's Certificate of Recognition for submitting our own Environmental Stewardship Plan. Specifically, the Certificate of Recognition is awarded for implementing and adopting the EPA's recommended best management practices for lead at outdoor shooting ranges.
The three goals that were met in order to achieve this award were that:
awarding of this certificate would not have been possible without the
encouragement and guidance of our environmental consultant, Dr. Richard
Peddicord and our environmental attorney, Anthony Muratore.
All of our shooting programs, educational programs, charitable work and awards received, are the result of countless man hours donated by our Board of Directors, committees and dedicated volunteers. It is our hope that this tradition of unselfish service will continue to grow for the betterment of the shooting sports.
Peconic River Sportsman's Club has been working with NYS Assemblywoman Ginny Fields in a "OPERATION TROOP NEEDS" to provide essential items to our troop in Iraq and Afghanistan. We continue our support by providing our troops with personal, entertainment and food items. The unique and often extreme conditions in these countries makes it imperative that we supply our military with their basic requests.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE PECONIC RIVER SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
The Peconic River Sportsmanís Club, hereinafter called PRSC, is an organization dedicated to conservation and the preservation of our property for posterity.
Our goals include:
At PRSC, we believe it is our responsibility to preserve the
past and enrich the present. Through the accomplishment of this endeavor, we
will provide a secure foundation for the future.
President -- Lenny Stucker
Vice President -- Joseph Hocker Jr
Secretary -- Paul G. Pisciotto
Treasurer -- John Borchers Jr
Financial Secretary--Paul Sommella
Director -- David Ramirez
Director -- Paul Sommella
Director -- Edward Walden
Director -- Larry Bonavita
Director -- Edmund DePinter
General Counsel -- H. Lee Blumberg Esq.
Environmental Attorney -- John J. McDonough Esq.
(firm of Cozen O'Connor)
Environmental Attorney -- John Armentano Esq.
Environmental Attorney -- Anthony Muratore Esq.
Environmental Consultant -- Richard Peddicord PhD.