Pioneer Sportsmen

The Pioneer Conservation Sportsmen of Niagara County was founded in 1986 from an idea tendered by William Riley and Dick Robinson for the purpose of providing a daytime club and meeting time for interested sportsmen. 


              Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss
         Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss

Meeting Dates in 2008 ~ Go Here   

The aims and goals of the Pioneer Sportsmen are as follows; 
1.) Discuss, research and document historic outdoor stories. 
2.) Collect historic information, artifacts & pictures. 
3.) Develop periodic Pioneer newsletters. 
4.) Present educational programs on outdoor history of the area to area youth and the general public. 
5.) Participate in educational events and shows. 

First Officers in 1986: 
President: William Riley, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agent and President of Niagara County 
Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. Vice-President: Dick Robinson, Lockport Historian Secretary-Treasurer: 
John Chilcott, President of U.A.W. Conservation Committee. 

Since our formation we meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM at different locations,  in the County. Generally at one of the many other County Sportsmen's Clubs. See schedule below. 
Christmas Meeting/Party is at 10:30 AM. also Summer Picnic.

President: Don Clark       
First Vice President: Bob Kerins.
Second Vice President: Norm Freer. 
Secretary/Treasurer: Norm Freer

Dues are $10.00 per year For information call; 751-9878, 433-8144 or 731-3810

The Pioneers are comprised of mostly older Sportsmen of Niagara County that remain active in their sport of choice and remain as pillars of knowledge that they continue to share with others.  There is a continuing problem though, because as members get along in years and fade away there is not a big line of people waiting to fill those empty shoes. Today's Pioneers play a vital role in incorporating their wisdom gained from many years of experience and are more than willing to share their experiences with everyone. There are NO age restrictions and younger heads are more than welcome. Younger heads bring fresh ideas. Meetings are NEVER boring. 

Now days, in the growing need for more Sportsmen of getting active in preserving their sport, the Pioneers need a boost in membership. If you would like to join us, or even just if you want more information please email us and we'll get right back to you. Please state in your email headline "Pioneers" so it won't get deleted accidentally. That sometimes happens when sorting email from all the junk stuff. Email: Pioneer Sportsmen

Every year the Pioneers send a youth to the New York DEC Conservation Camp. All fees paid by the Pioneer Club. The money is raised through fundraisers and members going in their own pockets. Also each year the Pioneers attend the Niagara County Field Days and the Big Outdoors event sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs in conjunction with the New York Power Authority in September.

Pioneer Sportsmen Meeting Dates For 2008 
Meetings start at 9:30 AM, unless otherwise noted. [First Wednesday of the month.} 


June 11 Lockport Conservation Club 4112 Lake Ave. Lockport 9:30 AM

July 2 Wilson Conservation Club [Summer Picnic] 10:30 AM

September 3rd.Buckeye Scents, Willow Road, Wilson NY 9:30 AM

December 3 33F Conservation Club, Swann Road, Lewiston  
Elections & Christmas Party 10:30 AM

All meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. except for the annual picnic in July and the Christmas Party

Currently we are working on guest speakers and other presentations for our meetings. If you would like to make a outdoor related presentation at a meeting, please email us and we will follow-up immediately.

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