Due to COVID restrictions, there are not many current PA Hunter Education classes. Those that are having classes are restricted to a smaller class size, so even if you find one, it may be hard to register. Depending on how regulations evolve, we may or may not have one at the PSC Main Hall.
PA residents can take classes on line by starting at:
You must know Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 9. After reading and understanding those Chapters, use the green "Register for the Course" button at the top of that page. Or go to:
and use the "Get Started" button at the top or bottom of that page.
After completing that form to create an account, our understanding is that you will get to a screen where students between the ages of 11 and 16 can use a code to get their class for free.
The code for 11-16 year old students can be obtained at the web page below and that this code:
Hunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and they will keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours. The following information is taken from their website:
How do I get my Pennsylvania Hunter Education Certificate?
1. Study and pass the Pennsylvania Game Commission–Approved online course.
Study and pass the $19.95 course. Throughout the Pennsylvania Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Print your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate.
After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate.
3. Get your Pennsylvania Hunter Education Certificate.
You’ll be mailed your permanent Hunter Education Certificate within 2-3 weeks by Hunter Ed.
October 24-25, 2020
AR-15 Training and Challenge
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Rifle Range - public invited
$10.00 per shooter
$5.00 per re-shoot
ECI, safety glasses and hearing protection required
Due to current ammo situation, the round count will be low. There will be ammo available for sale. Optics and shooting mat are optional.
Stage 1: Zero your sights - 10 to 20 rounds
Stage 2: Qualification - 10 to 40 rounds (optional)
Stage 3: Steel Change - 3 to 6 rounds (optional)
Stage 4: National Match - 15 to 30 rounds (optional)
Due to COVID restrictions imposed on events and gatherings in Pennsylvania, the Paris Sportsman's Club will not be conducting a Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education course in the fall of 2020. We believe that the mandates limiting the class size, the logistics of social distancing in the hall, the inability to provide snacks, the responsibility of verifying that no one in the class has been exposed to any situation that warrants a 14 day quarantine, and not allowing parents/guardians to accompany attendees (unless they also register for the class, thus limiting the amount of attendees who need to take the class), will make it difficult to conduct a class this year. Also, each student will only be allowed to bring into the classroom a jacket, keys, phone and wallet or purse, so notebooks or other written materials are not permitted.
Alternatively, you may use the link below, to study and pass the Pennsylvania Hunter Ed Course online. The is a $19.95 fee for the online course.
Concealed Carry and Home Defense Class at PSC
This class scheduled for September 19, 2020 is full
If there is enough interest, a smaller one can be scheduled for Sunday - September 20
Did you know that if you just discharge your weapon into the air to scare an individual, you can be charged with attempted murder? You can learn more about this, proper shooting techniques, and the mindset that you need to have to deal with a violent encounter and much more.
You want safety and security for your family, but as a responsibly armed American, you realize that means much more than just owning a gun. With that thought in mind, PSC member Jay Scopel, a certified USCCA Conceal Carry Instructor, will be conducting a Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals course at the club. Even if you are not considering applying for a CCW permit in your state, this is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning, carrying and/or having a firearm in their possession for self-defense. This class is open to PSC members and the public, and again, is even for those who are not considering carrying a firearm, but are considering having one in their home for protection.
As many of you know, our club has a relationship with the USCCA and as a club member in good standing, you can receive a discount on your monthly USCCA membership. A USCCA Membership brings you industry-leading education, training & the trusted legal protection you may need to protect your family with confidence. Join over 300,000 gun owners who’ve used the U.S. Concealed Carry Association to transform themselves into a community of responsibly armed Americans. The USCCA is dedicated to building safer communities by providing lifesaving training and resources to those in need.
There will be a limit of 20 students. There is a fee for this class, and as you can see by the curriculum below, you must be available at least 8 hours that day - as there will be approximately 6 hours of class time and 2 hours range time. Time for lunch will be allotted, but you must bring your own.
Date: September 19, 2020
(The 9/19/2020 class is full - contact Jay for possible class on September 20)
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals
Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.
This course will cover things you need to obtain your CCW in West Virginia. You will need an additonal course to fully qualify for a CCW in Ohio.
What You Will Receive
Certificate of Completion
What To Bring and What to Wear
Ammunition - 50 rounds
Eye & Ear Protection
Use this link for more info that is posted on the USCCA site
USCCA membership info
Due to current COVID-19 social gathering restrictions and the uncertainty that accompanies those restrictions/regulations, we have made the agonizing decision to cancel any on-site participation for the 2020 PSC Gun Bash. We believe that postponing to a later date is not an option because of the uncertainty of having large gatherings anytime within the next month or two and any delay to a future date (that may have to be moved again) will put us into the fall hunting seasons.
Below are stipulations for winners:
Guns to be picked up at:
1160 Burgettstown Rd
Hickory PA 15340
List of items and original drawing times (as of 08/08/2020)
4:00 - $250
4:15 - SAVAGE 93R17-F .17HMR 21" ACCU TRIGGER
4:30 - SAVAGE AXIS .22-250 22" MATTE
4:45 - RUGER MARK IV TARGET .22LR 5.5" BULL
4:50 - $250
5:00 - RUGER AMERICAN 7MM-08 REM 22" MATTE BLACK
5:15 - HENRY SILVER FRONTIER .22S/L/LR 17" OCTAGON
5:30 - RUGER 57 5.7x28mm
5:35 - $250
5:45 - TRADITIONS KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK .50 CALIBER 33.5"
6:00 - MOSSBERG 590 TACTICAL 8 SHOT PUMP SHOTGUN
6:15 - GLOCK 44 22LR 4.02" 10 SHOT
6:20 - $250
6:30 - SIG P365 9MM 3.1" X-RAY 3 DAY/ NIGHT SIGHT
6:45 - BERETTA A300 OUTLANDER 12GA. 3" 24-VR CT3
7:00 - RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK .44MAG 7.5"
7:15 - SMITH & WESSON M & P 15 (original Ruger AR556 not available)
7:30 - BERGARA B-14 HUNTER 6.5CM 22" MATTE/SYN
7:45 - WEATHERBY ORION I 0/U 12GA 3" 26-VR CT-3
8:00 - DESERT EAGLE 1911 COMMANDER .45ACP 4.3"
(As of 08/08/2020 the Desert Eagle is unavailable.
If we do not have one by the day of the drawing, options will be discussed with the winner.)
All unsold tickets become property of Paris Sportsmen's Club. Not responsible for typographical errors.
The 2020 Sportsman's Challenge has been moved to September 26, 2020
Participants will meet at Main Hall @ 7am and you can call Geoff Jenkins to register - 724-825-0372
We will need help with scoring and course management, so even if you do not want to be in the Challenge, we could use your help during the Challenge.
Entry fee is $20.00
Course will be setup throughout the Club Property and the Challenge will consist of a competition with the following :
You may share weapons if that makes it easier for you to particiate.
Make sure to contact Geoff as soon as possible. If we do not make a minimum amount of participants, we may have to cancel the event.
Thanks to all those that helped "clear the bases" at the Paris Ball Fields. Hopefully we will soon hear the sound of bats and chatter instead of chainsaws and tractors.
Time lapse of the 2019 Gun Bash
Put it on your calendar - The Fall Fish and Wing Nite will be held Saturday - September 21 - and will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and as always, is open to the public.
Menu will include our hand-breaded fried fish, chicken wings and various sides, desserts and drinks. As usual, if you would like a cold brew with your meal, you will get tickets at the door for two glasses from the tap or, if you plan on using a lot of hot sauce, you can buy a $5.00 wrist band to get everything you need from the tap to quench your thirst. Water and available brands of pop are included with your admission.
Price for this year will be $15.00/person.
Wing flavors will include Hot Ranch, BBQ, Honey BBQ and Honey Lemon Pepper. And just in case you want to kick it up a notch, we will also have a bottle of Hot Sauce available. We also plan to have raffles and prizes.
To help spread the word, flyers will be available in the club house and at the kitchen during the Thursday night auctions.
PSC will host a Pennsylvania Game Commission HTE (Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education) Class
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
You must register using the link below on the Pennsylvania Game Commission site:
This is a six-hour training class required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can buy a license. You must pass a certification exam at the end of the class to complete this training.
In order to prepare for your class, read Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 9 located at Today's Hunter & Trapper in PA.
You must be at least 11 years of age to register for this class!
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