Frequently Asked Questions

What is an individual membership?

An Individual membership allows a member and two guests to use the club’s facilities and participate in scheduled, member only activities.  It includes access to all of the rifle and pistol ranges and the lake. See the membership page for cost information. (Note: Members must accompany guests (limited to 2) at all times while on Club property).

How do I apply for membership?

An Individual membership allows a member and two non family guests to use the club’s facilities and participate in scheduled, member only activities.  A Family membership includes all immediate family members up to age 21 living at home and provides access to all of the rifle and pistol ranges (after receiving mandatory range rule/safety training) and the lake. See the membership page for cost information. (Note: Members must accompany guests at all times while on Club property and are responsible for the actions of their guests). Click on the application link to download an application in Word or PDF format, complete and mail it to the address shown at the top of the first page.  A $50 application fee must be included, and is applied toward the total membership fee. It is not refundable.

The club’s bylaws limit new membership to 4 per month.  Applications are processed in the order that they are received, and are put on a waiting list.  The quarter’s applicants will be contacted twice for interview.  If the applicant fails to respond, they will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list and the next applicant will be moved into their place on the current list.

Does it cost less if I sign up for a membership midyear?

Membership costs are prorated based on when you sign up for a membership.  That means that the cost of a membership will be less  if you sign up later in the year.  See the membership page for cost information. Members inducted in December will pay for the following year’s dues plus fees.

Can I sign up for an individual membership and then upgrade to a family membership later?

Yes. You may upgrade any memberships at anytime throughout the year.  However, there is no price break for adding those memberships later in the year.

Do I have to be a member to shoot Trap at Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club?

You do not have to be a member to shoot trap.  Non members can participate in any open to the public activity like Pistol, Rifle Team, IDPA and CAPS.  Contact the appropriate committee chairs for information and requirements.

Does the club accept credit cards?

Currently the only form of payment accepted at the club is cash or check; unfortunately we do not accept credit cards as a form of payment.

What are the hours of operation?

The outdoor ranges open at 7:00am and close at dark on weekdays. They open at 8:00am and close at 9:00pm weekends or until  it’s dark, whichever occurs first. The indoor range is available 24 hours a day, except during scheduled club activities. Please be sure to check the Club’s Calendar. (See the Range Rules link).

Does the club have service requirements?

Yes. A requirement of membership in the Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club is a minimum of 4 hours service to the Club. It is a member’s responsibility to fulfill their service obligation or pay off their annual service at a cost of $50. Contact the club at webmaster@cox-sports.org to volunteer.  Members could also be contacted by the Service Committee when needed for projects.

Is there an option for someone who is unable to volunteer service to the club?

Yes. Payment in lieu of service is $50 for the membership year.

Documented medical and other exemptions will also be considered.

Do I need to join the NRA before I become a member of Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club?

The Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club is an NRA affiliated Club. We require membership or application for membership in the NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION at the time of your induction as a member. We can submit your NRA application for you. The NRA dues are $40.00. Please write a separate check made out to the NRA.

In addition, we expect members to be registered voters, and to support their and fellow members with their votes.

What do I do if no one can sponsor me?

All prospective members must schedule an interview with the Membership Committee. Sponsorship by an existing member is optional.

How does the membership process work?

The club has a limit of 4 new members per month.  Inductions are done monthly for a total of 4 per month.  The Membership Committee will conduct face to face interviews with each of the applicants, and will make their recommendations at the next membership meeting.  Applicants’ names will be posted on the club web site.  A comment period of two weeks from the date of the meeting will be available for comments or dissenting votes.  Members should contact Ken at 518-622-2767 or Tim at 518-797-5095 or email webmaster@coxsackiesportsmensclub.com with any comments.  All comments will be kept confidential.

If there are no comments or dissenting votes received, the applicants will be granted membership at the following month’s membership meeting. Approved applicants will be contacted by the Membership Committee for orientations. The next quarter’s applications will be read at the same meeting.

Should I include my club dues and NRA dues when I submit my application?

No, only the $50  non refundable application fee should be included. After you are voted in to the Club, we will set up up an orientation time for you. You can bring your dues and all other monies with you at that time.

What is the Annual Calendar Fund Raiser?

Lucky number calendars are three digit lottery numbers in which winning numbers are determined by the New York 3-digit evening number. Winnings are determined by the amounts indicated on each day of the calendar except Christmas Day. Winnings vary from $25-$50. There is a $100 winner every month and a $250 winner on the 4th of July. It is mandatory that each member sell a minimum of (3) Lucky Number Calendars. The calendars are $20 each. The sale of 10 calendars in the current year will qualify as your service obligation for the following membership year. Payouts are mailed at the beginning of the following month.

What do I need to submit in my membership application?

Downloadable applications are available online at the club’s website, under the Membership tab.

Please print clearly and fully complete pages 1-3 of the Membership Packet.  Mail your completed and signed application along with the $50.00 application fee to:

Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club
P.O. Box 213
Coxsackie, New York 12051