Gate key changes coming...
Coleta Sportsmenís Club is in the process of installing electronic lock systems on the two entrance gates to Club property. These locks will utilize a swipe type of pass card and will become active on January 31st 2018. When paying your 2018 dues, new pass cards will be issued to you, but you will continue using the series 4 keys you currently have until January 31, 2018.
Please return ALL Gate Keys in your possession between Feb. 1st and February 28th 2018. You can Mail them to Dave Lockhart at: 26945 Covell Rd, Sterling, IL 61081, you may drop them off at Riglerís Sporting goods during normal business hours, you may drop them off at the trap club house on Thursdays between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm or bring them to our monthly business meeting February 19th 2018 at 7:00pm. After March 1st anyone with outstanding gate keys will have their new pass card deactivated until keys are received or arrangements are made.
Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience during this change over.
For questions please contact: Dave Lockhart @ 815-499-2025
Membership dues have changed..
Membership dues for 2018 will be $60. The increase was voted in at our November 20th meeting. There will also be a change in how members access club property, details
to be released at a later date.
shot for 2018 season! The Archery committee will continue it's novelty
money shot for our 3D shoot participants. It's a dollar a shot for
a chance to win half the accumulated pot. All you have to do is
prove your shooting prowess by shooting through rows of pine trees at an
undisclosed 3D target in an open field and hit a small nickel size orange sticker
that's located in the center of the 11 ring.
Due to the rise of membership, safety, liability
and last but not least wildlife conservation, a six member Wildlife
Management Committee was formed to impose certain regulations on the
club property. After long
deliberation, the Wildlife Management Committee presented the Board of
Directors with their proposal and the Board voted in favor of the
proposal. Listed below are
the new regulations to be followed by all members.
These rules are in addition to
all IDNR rules and regulations.
Upland Game Regulations
Cock Pheasant, Hungarian Partridge, Quail)
Cock Pheasant per member per day (existing regulation)
must sign in and out at main clubhouse parking lot at information
booth (to be installed)
hunting in restricted area (North East corner of Club, see map at
Deer Hunting Regulations
Only 2 individual deer hunters allowed per year, one deer per hunter limit regardless if harvested by firearm or bow.
The 2 individuals must be paid members and will be
selected by a drawing at 2:00 PM on the Sunday of our last
archery 3D shoot each year. One hunter will be drawn for the East side of the creek
and one for the West side. Members do not need to be
present at the drawing but need to designate on their
ticket which side of the property (east or west) they wish
Members interested in participating in the
drawing contact Kevin Cook at 815-499-3795.
coon hunting on club property
dog training or hunting in restricted area, (North East corner of
Club, but North edge of pond is not restricted).
This is the newly selected habitat area where switch grass
and trees will be planted starting in the spring of 2007.
This area will be reserved for wildlife year around.
To eliminate confusion the restricted area will be posted
when work is started.
Ė members only when using the property, No Guests!
When using the pistol rifle range, all targets
must be placed within 10 yards of back stop (old dam).
This rule was voted in do to ricochets going over the backstop while
members are mowing and using the grounds. These ricochets could also
travel onto adjoining properties.
Our rifle, muzzleloader and pistol ranges will be closed
during scheduled 3D archery shoots. Also no fishing will be allowed
during these shoots. Fishing and shooting can resume after approximately
6:00 PM. These restrictions are for the safety of our guests and members
members may use club facilities and grounds except during public events.
A member is allowed to invite an individual to accompany him or her on
club properties once for the purpose of recruiting new
members. Afterward he or she will be required to join in order to access
Please abide by these rules, violation of the
above rules could void your membership.