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Membership at Watervliet Fish & Game Protective Association has been, by vote, limited to twelve hundred. Watervliet Fish and Game Protective Association, Inc. membership, when openings are available, is open to all persons of good character who enjoy the shooting sports and support the goals and objectives of the organization as outlined in our By-Laws. If membership openings should become available they will be posted on this website near the end of the first quarter of the calendar year. Directions and conditions will be listed at that time. No waiting lists will be kept and unless openings exist, no applications will be accepted.



Application forms will be made available to current members when membership reopens in 2024. To be considered for membership an applicant needs a current member in good standing for at least five years to submit an application on their behalf when membership reopens in March of 2024.


Currently applicable fees are;

Associate new membership:

Initiation: $75.00 and 1st year dues $75.00

Gate/Door Key Card $10.00

Total due on new memberships:  $160.00


Junior new Membership (12-20 years of age)

Initiation $0.00 and 1st year dues $10.00

Gate/Door Key Card $10.00 (if applicable)

Total due on new memberships $10.00/$20


Annual renewal $75.00 (all memberships expire on December 31st of each year)


Mailing Address:  WFGPA Membership Processing P.O. Box 12605 Albany, NY 12212


All new members are required to attend a club orientation class before they receive membership cards and the privilege to use the premises.  The orientation class provides familiarization with the club rules and safety requirements particular to each range and an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered.  Please bring eye and ear protection to the orientation class as the ranges will most likely be in use.  Membership cards and key cards will be distributed at the conclusion of this class.


Please note that annual memberships expire on the 31st of December each year. Your renewal is due prior to that date to maintain an active status.  After that date you will, without exception, be dropped from the membership roll, lose any seniority for continuous membership and be required to re-apply as a new member.  Key cards will be deactivated as well.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Range Guest Reminder
Please remember each member may bring only two guests at a time. Both you and your guests must sign the log books and have eye and ear protection on active ranges.

You are responsible for the behavior and safety of your guests. To safely supervise your guests and as a courtesy to other members, especially on busy range days, please share a bench with your guests so that WFGPA members may also use the range.

It is especially important to make sure your guests understand range safety rules and safe firearms handling in general.

Rifle & Pistol Range Safety
Cold Range (It's safe to go down range): If there is anyone down range, the range is cold and no firearms are to be handled. It is acceptable to load detached magazine when the range is cold. Please communicate and cooperate when a trip down range is required making sure all users of the range are aware of range status. Never proceed down range without confirming with all participants that the range is cold. Bolts and actions should be open. If you're action doesn't lock open please use an Unloaded Chamber Indicator.

Hot Range (It's unsafe to go down range): Please communicate and verify the range is hot with all participants and make sure everyone is wearing eye & ear protection before handling firearms and firing. Always point firearms in a safe direction. Loaded firearms must always be pointed downrange at the berm.

WFGPA Shooting Sports

League Information
  • Black Powder
  • Bullseye Pistol
  • Five Stand Clays
  • High Power Rifle
  • Practical Pistol (IPSC, SCSA, ICORE)
  • Skeet
  • Smallbore Prone
  • Sporterifle
  • Trap

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