Tuesday October 28, 2008


   Just a reminder to all the deer hunters, the mainland state & private land muzzleloading season opens up on Saturday, November 8th and runs through Sunday, November  30th. You still have some time to get your gun sighted in, unfortunately there was only one public sight-in day and that was last weekend and the state's Great Swamp range is closed until 1/2/2009.

   The sportsmen & women of RI have suffered a loss, times 4....  Joy Borsay, Ted Diluglio, Lori Gibson and Mike Lapisky have retired from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.  These 4 individuals had a combined tenure of over 130 years with the agency!  In their most recent positions; Joy was the State Hunter Safety Education Coordinator, Ted was the Resource Manager at the Great Swamp Facility, Lori was the Supervising Wildlife Biologist and Mike was the Chief of the Division of Fish & Wildlife.  They will be sorely missed and I know that their retirement will have an impact on the agency.  On behalf of he folks of RIHunts and myself we would like to wish Joy, Lori and Mike well on their retirement and to thank them for all of their years of hard work.   Joy is an active user in the User Forum, Joy always took the time to answer DEM type of questions that were posted and posted DEM info that was important to the hunters and anglers of the site, thanks Joy we appreciated it!

    A forum member's tire was slashed on his parked vehicle while he and a friend was hunting at the South Shore Management area in field #5.  From what I've been hearing this seems to be a reoccurring problem that surfaces every year.  The hunter filed a report with the local police department, they informed him that he is not alone and that this has been happening to other hunters that frequent that field as well.  If this has happened to you, you need to file a police report right away and notify DEM enforcement as well. Once the reports from all of these hunters start coming in then the police/DEM will truly know the extent of the crimes.  There are a couple of threads in the Discussion area in the User Forum, if you have a user account Click Here To Go To The General Discussion Area to read more.

   This past weekend was the RI Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend. The program name says it all, this purpose of this program is to introduce youth to waterfowling. In the Waterfowl section of our user forum, Nick, a member posted and announcement offering a fully guided duck hunt (boat, decoys, blind even guns and ammo) to any young hunters or hunters that had kids that wanted to get them introduced to the sport. There was interest but sadly it was bad weekend for those that were interested and the hunt never took place. I want to thank Nick and Company for their offering this great opportunity.  I can't stress this enough, the User Forum is the Heart & Soul of this site, if you don't have a user account your missing out on a lot of info.

    Next Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day, get out there and VOTE it's your PRIVILEGE!  To see how your candidate stacks up click here to visit the NRA-ILA web site.

   There are no events on the calendar for the remainder of this month, please visit the on-line calendar for details on  future events.  Feel free to swing by the chat room tonight and every night at 8pm, the link is on the top of the User Forum page.

Hunt Safe!!!!!

Mark Mingain

News Headlines From RIDEM

Just click the link to read DEM's press release

10/22 DEM Announces Preservation of Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Richmond

10/14 DEM Announces Lottery No Longer Required for
Prudence & Patience Island Archery Deer Hunting

10/10 DEM Announces 2008 Small Game Hunting Season Begins October 18

Report a Wildlife Violation

How to Report a Violation

  • Call DEM Enforcement at 1-401-222-3070 (enter it into your cell phone right now).

When reporting try to provide as much information as possible, such as:

  • What happened
  • Where it happened, being as specific as possible
  • Who was involved, describing persons (names if known), vehicles (license numbers are crucial), names of other witnesses
  • When did it happen (date and time are very important!)

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, contact DEM Enforcement at 401-222-3070 immediately!

Don't allow the actions of a few outlaws to tarnish
the reputation of Rhode Island's sportsmen and sportswomen!


Trader Jan's
$30 Store Gift Certificate Give Away 10/21 - 11/9

Trader Jan's has donated a $30 store gift certificate for our give away contest.  Please click the banner or visit our user forum to view contest details and rules.  Note: User Forum user account required to enter forum area, please CLICK HERE to create your user account today.

Congrats to forum member Dean Sampson who won the last give away.  Don't forget to click the banner for the latest give-away!

Thanks again to Jill at Trader Jan's for participating in this giveaway!



288 Plymouth Ave.
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: (508) 678-DEER
Fax: (508) 678-BASS

DEM Retirement Celebration

Michael Lapisky, Lori Gibson, Joy Borsay and Ted Diluglio have dedicated their lives to the Wildlife section and we would like to honor those years.

Friday, November 21, 2008
Quonset O Club
200 Lt. James Brown Road - North Kingstown , RI

$25.00/ person
(Please make checks payable to Jo-Ann Fandetti)
Please RSVP by November 12, 2008

For More information and to RSVP, please contact Jo-Ann Fandetti at (401) 783-7920 or e-mail her at joann.fandetti@dem.ri.gov 
Order tickets before the banquet as there are no tickets sold at the door!

Friends Of NRA Banquet

The Narragansett Bay Area Friends of NRA

Invites you to come and join your friends at the annual
Narragansett Bay Area Friends of NRA Banquet and Auction!
Friday, November 7, 2008
At the West Valley Inn, West Warwick, RI Doors open at 6:00pm.

The Narragansett Bay Area Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on November 7th at 6 p.m. at the West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom Street in West Warwick, RI. Tickets may be purchased from Steve Hogan at (401) 556-0704 or Gail Hogan at (401) 573-0260. For mail in orders, send to: Narragansett Bay Area Friends of NRA, C/O Steve Hogan, 118 Scenic Drive, Cranston, RI 02920. By e-mail, send to stephenhogan@msn.com . Dinner tickets are $38 each and special money-saving offers are available if tickets are purchased at least two weeks before the banquet. Contact a Committee member listed above for details.

Friends of NRA is a key event that supports thousands of community service related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship and law enforcement, among others. Working with NRA field representatives, the members and volunteers organize banquets in their communities, complete with auctions, special drawings and fellowship. Much of the merchandise at the banquets is donated or provided at reduced cost by hundreds of participating vendors.

The Friends of NRA is the face of the NRA, run at the grassroots level by people from all walks of life. At a Friends of NRA banquet, you'll meet fire chiefs, engineers, shopkeepers, police officers, and teachers: all mainstream citizens working together to support an important cause in preserving our rights and heritage.

Half of the profits raised by each Friends of NRA banquet will be spent in the state in which it was held. The other half supports qualifying national-level programs like the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, Women On Target®, and other educational and safety services. State Fund Committees made up of volunteers review grant applications from local organizations and make recommendations to The NRA Foundation on how the money might best be used in their areas. For more information about Friends of NRA, visit www.friendsofnra.org .

Order tickets before the banquet as there are no tickets sold at the door!

For More Info Please Call Steve Hogan at 401-556-0704

Skeet & Trap
Public Shoot Schedule



Cumberland Beagle Club: Mornings
East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - 6pm
Highland Rod & Gun Club: 9am - 12pm
Manville Rod and Gun Club: 9:30am - 1pm
Narragansett Gun Club: 9am - 12pm
Smithfield Sportsman's Club: 10am - ??


Narragansett Gun Club: 6pm - 9pm
Tiverton Rod & Gun Club: 4pm - 8pm


East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - ??
Highland Rod & Gun Club: 6pm- 9:30pm
Manville Rod and Gun Club: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Smithfield Sportsman's Club: 5pm - ?? (May thru Oct)
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club: 6pm - 9pm


Cumberland Beagle Club: - 6pm - sundown
Tiverton Rod & Gun Club: 4pm - 8pm


East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - 6pm
Smithfield Sportsman's Club: 10am - ??
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club: 10am - 2pm



East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - 6pm
Narragansett Gun Club: 9am - 12pm


East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - ??


Narragansett Gun Club: 6pm - 9pm
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club: 6pm - 10pm


East Warren Rod & Gun Club: 12:30pm - 6pm
Narragansett Gun Club: 9am - 12pm
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club: 12pm - 4pm

If your club is missing or a correction is needed, visit www.RIHunts.com and click the FEEDBACK link on the top of the page to send me the info.

Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen's Club Inc. Corner

No information from last months meeting.

Meeting are held on the 3rd Monday of each month (except for July, August & December) at 7pm
at the Phoenix Sportsman's' Club 715 Main Street West Warwick, RI 02893

Meetings are open to the public

For more information on the FRISC click here or visit their section in the User Forum.

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Shot Of The Week

Forum member Grunter with a nice 8 pointer that he took on 10/16 (which coincidentally happened to be his 20th wedding anniversary).  The buck dressed at 169 pounds.  Grunter was using a Matthews bow and Spitfire mechanical broadheads, it was a 25 yard shot.

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Calendar of Events

Nothing on the calendar for the remainder of October

• 7th - Friends of the NRA Banquet - West Warwick
• 16th - Highland R&G 3D Shoot  - Foster
• 17th - Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen's Club Meeting (all meetings are open to the public) - West Warwick
• 21st - DEM Retirement Celebration - North Kingstown

Click Here For RIDEM's Hunter & Bowhunter Education Class Schedule

Click Here For RIDEM's Summary of Hunting Dates

CLICK HERE visit the on-line calendar for detailed information on the above and future events.

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