The Defiance Area Fish and Game Association, Inc.
would like to welcome you to our website.
For those of you who might
not know, the Fish and Game is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax exempt
While there are many benefits to being a tax-exempt
club, one of the major benefits is for other clubs or individuals who
would like to make a donation to the Defiance Area Fish and Game.
we are an approved 501(c)(3) entity, any donation made is
Our designation as a 501(c)(3) was due in part to our
Board of Director’s wanting to make more educational shooting
opportunities available to both members and non-members of the club.
While daily shooting activities are limited to members, the special
events, such as those for our Youth Shooting Sports, Women’s Shooting
Sports, CCW classes, and some assorted shooting events are open to
We hope that you will take a few minutes
to tour our website and learn of the opportunities that the Fish and
Game Club is offering members and the special events that will be open
Keep your membership card with you when
you come to the club grounds.
If you do not have your Life membership
card or a current year membership card with you, you should not be on
the club property.
Any member of the Fish and Game Club can request to
see your membership card.
A good suggestion would be to have your card
out on your shooting bench when shooting at the outdoor range.
person caught trespassing on the grounds who has never been a member
will be reported to the sheriff’s office and charges filed.
have the month of January as a ‘grace’ period to renew their dues for
the following year.
If, after February 1 a past member is on the
property without a current year membership card they will be given a
warning and allowed to pay that year’s dues.
Should it happen a second
time they will no longer be allowed to join and should not be on the
An area that I would encourage all members
to check is the Club calendar.
By clicking on the calendar you will be
able to see any member events that are being offered and also will be
able to check to make sure that the shooting range that you would like
to use will be open.
For example, the outdoor range is closed whenever
there is a rental or Club meeting.
Items on the calendar are updated
several times a week so please check before you plan to come and shoot.
One question that is often asked is if a
member can bring a guest.
The answer to that is yes.
But if the guest
is over 18 and is going to be coming to the property more than twice in
one year, they should become a member and not come as a guest.
Basically, if you are a member and have a friend from out of town and
you would like to take them shooting with you fine.
You are more than
welcome to bring your children, grandchildren, or even
great-grandchildren with you to shoot.
The annual membership cost is $50 per
year, which will allow you to participate in Club, Rifle/Pistol, and
Straightened Arrow activities.
Also, new Life memberships have been
Current Life members will continue as they have in past
years being exempt from yearly Club dues, but paying $25 for each
extra club (archery or the indoor range).