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Moving to Yonkers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lgunluvr, Mar 14, 2010.

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  1. lgunluvr

    lgunluvr Member

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    I will be moving to Yonkers in April. Any info, and opinions, on local trap shooting facilities would be appreciated.

    Thank You

    jack
     
  2. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    My heart goes out.....
     
  3. DanLee

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    I don't live there and don't plan to visit until my daughter graduates from Sarah Lawrence. I suspect you'll have to drive a long way out of town to do any legal shooting. Illegal might be another matter, but I think the locals have that covered.
     
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    My sincere condolances....

    Curt
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good grief WHY?
     
  6. wannagolden

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    Hi Jack,

    Welcome to Yonkers. There are a a few places close to Yonkers.

    Blue Mountain Sportsman's Center - A public range in Peekskill. Open for trap Thurs - Sunday. Get a county park pass (or just tell them you have it but it's in your car) and games are $6 a round. They also have skeet, as well as large and small bore. 1/2 hr from Yonkers.

    Mt Pleasant Sportman's Club - near Briarcliff Manor. Private, but they have ATA shoots and you can join the league which is on Sundays. During the spring they are open on Wed from 2-5, but are hesitant to let outsiders shoot unless they know you can. So Sunday's are best when the club is fully open so they can check you out. 25 min. from Yonkers

    North Jersey Clay Target - Fairfield, NJ off route 80. Open to the public. Not sure of their hours, but open most days to the public. They host the ATA Northern Zone Shoot. About 50 minutes.

    Wooster Mountain in CT. Think it's only open on Tues for public shooting. About 1 hour from Yonkers.

    Staten Island Sportsman - Staten Island. One of my favorite clubs and the food is really great! Open Wed and weekends. Call for info as I'm not sure if it's mostly private, but you can shoot ATA there.

    Whortlekill Rod and Gun, Wappingers Falls. A bit far, but they have ATA. 1.5 hr
     
  7. JEB

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    Willow Wood Gun Club in Mahopak is about 30-40 minutes north. It is a private club but has registered shoots. Good group of guys. Worth going to.

    JEB
     
  8. tinylo

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    Trap shooting as above, somewhat sparse. The food, however is great, I worked there for years and miss it greatly. Giulios, Tacos el Poblano, Dom and Vinnys and even Big Bird Jamaican soul food, plus great pints and pub grub at Manions and Taras....enjoy
     
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    come on down to long island,,, suffolk trap in yaphank,and brookhaven town range in ridge,,both public,,and peconic river sportsmans club , privite but holds ATA shoots, exits 67 and 68 off of the LIE aka 495
     
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    I think you'll find it to be the home of Kimber firearms...
     
  11. bakergun

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    Try this web site
    Pete
     
  12. headhunter

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    Keep your gun close....
     
  13. lgunluvr

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    Thank you for the response. Blue Mountain was recommended by my landlord, but he hadn't been there in quite some time. Will also give the others a run. Why am I moving there? To boost my retirement. In six years I can retire, and move to East Tennessee or West Virginia. Hoping to meet you local shooters soon; you'll then see why I've got my handle.

    Thanks again

    Jack
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    With it's unique name, I've heard of Yonkers from old movies but never knew what it was like in the past and how it's changed to this day. Without prejudice, would someone give us a accurate assessment of Yonkers? I love geography and demography and am just curious. Thanks
     
  15. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere I think I read, Yonkers was the first suburban sprawl outside of New York City
     
  16. EE

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    To boost your retirement? Sounds suspect. Don't know where you live now, but the cost of living in Yonkers has to be a lot higher than nearly anywhere else except San Francisco.

    EE
     
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