Cushion Peak Club Rules

Archery Range Rules

Archery Range Rules

Archery Range Rules

   1. No shooting while someone is down range. 

2. Do not walk down range if someone is shooting. 

3. Shoot only from designated areas. 

4. Use only field points on range targets. 

5. Shooting hours are from dawn to dusk. 

6. Range will be closed during special club events. 

7. No shooting across someone else’s arrows. 

8. Members must hang membership card to shoot on clip provided on elevated platform at the range. 

9. Compound, re-curve, longbow and cross-bows may be used. 

10. Designated broadhead targets will be provided prior to archery season.

Clubhouse Rules

Archery Range Rules

Archery Range Rules

1. All guests must be signed in by a member

2. A member may sign in no more than two (2) guests at a time

3. Members are responsible for the actions of their guests

4. Must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol

5. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol

6. No one under the age of 21 is allowed behind the bar

7. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to be seated at the bar

8. Must be at least 18 years of age to gamble

9. Parents and/or guardians shall keep their children under control at all times

10. Intoxication, fighting, destruction of club property or other patron’s property, acts of disrespect against the club or club employees, excessive profanity, etc. will not be permitted

11. “Flagging” Patrons is at the bartender’s discretion

12. Anyone caught cheating at gambling will be expelled from the club

13. No gambling on credit

14. No animals allowed in the club house, except for certified service dogs.

15. Club house hours of operation are as follows:

Mondays- Closed (See Calendar for exceptions)

Tuesdays-Thursdays- Open from 9 am until at least 10pm

Fridays & Saturdays- Open from 9 am until at least Midnight

Sundays- Open from 9 am until at least 10pm

*inclement weather, power outages, illness, holidays, etc. may cause the hours to change

*during any day of operation last call is 2:00 AM all patrons must exit clubhouse by 3:00 AM.

Pavilion Rules

Archery Range Rules

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

1. A contract must be signed by a member when being rented.

2. Rental price is set by the Board and a security deposit is required.

3. The member renting the pavilion must be present at the event.

4. Contact the Steward(s) for rental information (availability, etc.) and contracts.

5. Rifle range will be closed for during all rentals, unless exception is made by renting member.

6. Guests of the renting member shall remain at the pavilion, parking and its immediate area, this rental does not extend to other club areas or uses of the grounds without prior permission from the board or stewards.

7. Renting member is responsible for the liability of their guests and for any damages to the club by any guests during the rental.

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

1. Hunting/Trapping is allowed on club properties by members and members minor children and grandchildren (members children grandchildren age 18 years or less not yet eligible to apply for adult membership).

2. All hunters must display current hunting ribbons, any applicable badges and must carry current club membership card. Ribbons and badges are available at the club house at no charge to members.

3. NO reserving stands. All hunters must sign the map board located near the entrance to the pole barn parking area. Signing up for stand locations is on a first come basis, sign up is not to begin before 1 hr. prior to legal      shooting hours which is prescribed in the PGC regulations, stand reservation expires at close of legal shooting hours each day. Hunters using private stands or blinds shall sign out on the board giving an approximate location. Hunters still hunting or small game hunting need not sign on the stand map.

4. Private stands and blinds are permitted and must have a tag with name and phone number on them that is visible. All private stands/blinds shall not be placed on the property until 2 weeks prior to the start of hunting season and shall be removed 2 weeks after the end of the season. Stands/blinds found in violation of these policies will be removed and charges may be recommended to the charges committee.

5. Parking must be in designated lots. Upper lot by sign in board, lot at Pond and the lot at the club house. NO parking in fields or along roadways. Handicap only parking will be assigned at the new accessible ground blind.

6. Pheasant hunters need current pheasant badge or ribbon and a PGC pheasant stamp.

7. NO deer drives are permitted in any season, still hunting is allowed.

8. NO doe hunting, except for      Senior, Junior members and those holding a badge from the annual doe raffle,. All members, children and grandchildren hunters are entitled to harvest (1) deer of either sex per year, for an antlerless deer they must possess a WMU 5B antlerless license or equivalent CWD permit. Bonus tag raffle sign-up      sheet is posted on the club house door at the August wildlife committee      meeting and the drawing for badges takes place at September wildlife      committee meeting. Members only may sign up, bonus tag can be transferred to      member children and grandchildren. 25 bonus tags will be drawn. One deer per year, NO exceptions allowed. Any member who wins a bonus tag, may harvest (2) deer, for example: (1) Antlerless and (1) Antlered or (2) Antlerless Deer. This includes the use of a transferred mentored youth tags as permitted by PGC regulations. 

10. No hunting/trapping or trespassing in the propagation area, which is a signed area to the rear of the rifle range.

11. All PGC hunting laws and regulations must be followed. 

12. All harvests must be signed out in the book that is located in the mail box at the stand sign in board in the upper parking lot.

13. Regulations for use of the newly added Handicap Accessible Redneck Hunting Blind. Any member, child or grandchild of a member that is legally handicapped (example: adults must have a H.C parking placard for their vehicle) will have precedence for use of the blind, any other member is permitted to use the blind if not occupied but must yield to anyone handicapped that may come to use it.

Handicapped persons will be permitted to reserve the blind ahead of time by marking the needed date of use on the sign in board, other members can sign in the day of hunting only if it is unoccupied.

Thank You – Wildlife Committee

Junior Club Rules

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

Roads and Fields Rules

1. Eligible children shall be 11 to 18 years of age.

2. Children are not required to be children or grandchildren of members. 

3. The junior club board consists of a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary mirroring the adult membership board, a new junior member is not eligible for a board position until active for one full calendar year prior to election. In order to be voted in as a junior board member and to hold a board position a junior member must attend a minimum of nine meetings per year.

4. Each board member is required to orchestrate and coordinate activities for one meeting or function per year.

5. Adults participating as volunteers in Junior Club as chaperones or leaders will be required to have a background check on file with Cushion Peak. 6. Funding of any events or activities of the junior club is to be presented and approved by board, funding will be provided from the general account, the junior club will not have a separate account.

7. All funds raised by the Junior club will be turned into the adult membership treasurer and deposited in the general account. 8. The junior club treasurer will track expenses and deposits in a register to demonstrate responsibility for event/activity costs. 

9.All children wanting to join the junior club will need to first meet with the junior club leader to complete emergency contact forms and share contact information.

10. Children participating in junior club activities are not to be photographed in any way that would expose them to electronic distribution on social media or our club web site.

11. Children sharing mobile phone information or texting one another or the club leaders can be done only with expressed permission of the children’s parents.

12. Children participating in junior functions are expected to exhibit appropriate and respectful behavior, any children behaving in any offensive, destructive or disrespectful manner will have  their parents contacted and be discharged from the activity. Repeat offenses will be addressed with expulsion from the junior club.

13. A Junior Member who has been a Junior Member for a minimum of four (4) consecutive Club years immediately before his 18th birthday and having fulfilled the junior member’s obligations in each of those years, shall become an active member upon reaching age 18, and upon paying the dues of the Senior Club. Being considered a member requires that they be “Active” this is defined by recording 10 hours of club service and by attendance at meetings, per consecutive year, One hour of service is awarded for each meeting attended. Service hours are tracked on a log kept at the club, all hours are approved by a board member.

Roads and Fields Rules

Hunting/Trapping Rules (Revised September 2019)

Roads and Fields Rules

Roads and Fields committee: We are not trying to deter general members from utilizing the equipment purchased by the club by any means. We are however setting a general guide line for the operation and use of the equipment. Any member interested in operating equipment, such as the tractor may be subject to a short overview of experience of the equipment. This overview can be completed by any member of the equipment committee, members of the “Wednesday Crew”, or any officer of the club. This is for the safety of our members.

Equipment Rules:

1.ONLY members of Cushion Peak Rod and Gun Club are allowed to operate or handle equipment owned by the club.

2. Member age 18 and older may operate the Gator after completing the general overview of experience.

3. Members age 21 and older may operate the John Deere Tractor and its attachments after completing the general overview of experience. This also applies to the garden tractors utilized by the Wednesday crew. (exceptions regarding age may be made at the discretion of the committee).

4. Member age 18 and older may operate gas powered hand tools, such as chainsaws and trimmers, and after completing the general overview of experience.

5. All equipment is to be returned in the condition it was taken out of the garage in. (if it is muddy, please take the time to clean it the best you can). If you are unable to clean it that day, please notify someone so that it may be taken care of. If you notice that the equipment is not clean, please try to leave it better than you got it. Remember, this is our club and our club’s equipment, we would like to make it last as long as we can.

6. Please try to re-fuel the equipment when applicable.

7.If you notice something wrong with the equipment, for example a leak or damage. Please notify a member of the committee or board member. 

8. Seat belts must be used when operating any equipment that has them. 

9. Please lock all garage doors when leaving either of the pole barns. This must be followed with no exception. 

10. A sign out sheet will be present for the tractor. If you use it please sign it out. This will help us track down any issues.

11. NO ALCOHOL consumption is permitted when operating equipment. This is to protect you and the club. While we understand that this is not exactly heavy equipment, we would like to keep our other members safe that may be around the equipment. If you have one beer, please have someone who hasn’t put the equipment away. 

12. When using the tractor, be sure to raise up the roll bar protection during use, however please note when returning to the pole barn the tractor will not fit through the garage door with the roll bar in engaged position, so remember to lock the door after you leave with the tractor then you will be more likely to remember to lower the roll bar before entering the pole bar upon your return.

Pond Rules (Revised September 2019)

Rifle Range Rules (Revised September 2019)

Rifle Range Rules (Revised September 2019)

1. Everyone fishing MUST be a member or spouse, child or grandchild of a member.

- Children and grandchildren of a member of age not eligible for membership; Must fish the Adult rodeo if age 16 and older.

- All trout caught will count against the members badge; except the day of the rodeo.

- New members MUST have 12 hours of service completed before receiving fishing privileges.

2.Adult members MUST have a valid PA Fishing License with Trout Stamp and a Cushion Peak Fishing Badge; and displayed at all times when fishing. Cost is $25 for first badge; additional badges are $20; each badge allows you 10 trout.

3. Anyone 16 years old and older MUST have a valid PA Fishing License with Trout Stamp. No Free fishing day will apply at Cushion Peak.

4. Daily 4 fish limit any species per PA regulation.

5. No live minnows allowed.

6. If any Koi are caught, please return them as gently as possible.

7. No swimming, Ice skating, Ice fishing, Bow fishing, or snagging.

8. No importing fish from other waters.

9. Special Need Individual regardless of age may fish under a Member with License and Badge. Trout caught will be recorded under Members Badge.

Special Catch & Release Trout Season

In effect from January 1st to April 26 2020 and October 1st to December 31st 2020.

Artificial Lures with barbless hooks only.

If you fish with barbed hooks or bait you MUST keep all trout.

1. Please do not release any trout that are deeply hooked and bleeding, or hurt in any way as these fish will probably not survive.

2. The ideal way to release a trout is not to touch or handle it as little as possible. If you handle the fish it will lose it’s protective coating of slime. Instead play the trout while carefully bringing it to the shore. Then with the trout still in the water remove the hook with a forceps or long-nose pliers.

Important Dates

     Pond Closes Sunday March 22th at 6 PM

     Opening Day of Trout Pond Opens Saturday April 4th 8 AM

     Pond Closes Sunday April 26th 6 PM

     Return Registration Kids Rodeo By Sunday May 3rd

     Kids Rodeo Saturday May 9th 9 AM to 12 PM

     Adult Rodeo May 9th 2 PM to 5 PM

     Pond closes after Adult Rodeo and reopens Sunday at sunrise.

     Catfish Tournament Saturday August 8th 5 PM to 10 PM

Please see Bartender for tickets

Annual Rodeo Fund Raiser Tickets (only 850 sold) $10.00 each

Fishing Rod Tickets (only 450 sold) $2.50 each

A drawing will be held for both tickets at 12 PM on the day of the rodeo. This makes the rodeo possible, This is your Club keep it clean. If you see someone doing something wrong, please get all the information possible and report it to the Clubhouse

Thank You – Pond Committee

Rifle Range Rules (Revised September 2019)

Rifle Range Rules (Revised September 2019)

Rifle Range Rules (Revised September 2019)

1. The range is closed every Wednesday till at least noon. 

2. No alcohol on range.

3. Must post your membership card.

4. Must wear eye and ear protection.

5. No firing of weapons is permitted beyond the firing line in front of the benches. 

6. No shotguns with shot shells are to be fired on the range, only slugs or sabots. 

7. Only rim fire guns to be used to shoot at the spinner targets.

8. No glass bottles or cans to be used as targets.

9. Please remove your targets and staples from backstops.

10. Do not staple your targets to the cross-members, it cost the club money every time we have to replace the wood.

11. Pick up your brass when you are done shooting.

12. There is an area identified as a patterning range for shotguns in the upper parking lot (for shot shells only).

13. There is an area identified for use for clay bird shooting in the upper parking lot (for shot shells only).

14. No explosive type targets shall be used on Cushion Peak Property

  • Gun Raffle Rules

1.  By obtaining a gun raffle ticket, you attest that you are a law abiding citizen of good moral character, may legally possess gun(s) won, intend to use the gun(s) only in a legal and safe manner, and will or have already obtained instruction on the safe use and operation of the gun(s) won.    

2.  You must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the United States to obtain a ticket to either the gun raffle or any small games of chance at the event.  

3.  There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual may purchase. 

4.   One chance to win per ticket.  Ticket holders need not be present to win.   Tickets are non-refundable, including those where the winner's background check fails

5.  All winners will have ninety (90) days to claim their prize(s) or they forfeit it. ALL GUNS MUST BE CLAIMED AND TRANSFER COMPLETED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE DATE THE WINNER WAS NOTIFIED.  After thirty days the gun and/or value of the gun will become the property of Cushion Peak Rod & Gun Club.

6.  The firearm transfer will be done through a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer, and all applicable Federal and State laws will apply, including the state laws for the legal residence of winning ticket holders.

Thank You - Rifle Committee

Wood Cutting Rules

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

No cutting of any trees without consulting someone on the wood crew.

  1. No unauthorized removal of trees or wood without consent of the wood crew.
  2. No one under age of 18 shall use a chainsaw on Cushion Peak Property.
  3. Anyone using a chainsaw for cutting on Cushion Peak property shall be proficient in the use and care of chainsaws.
  4. No one under age of 18 shall work on or with the log splitter.

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 March 25, 2020—The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that our anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about fishing this spring. We are here to help. Below are answers to several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we have been receiving. Still have questions? We welcome your call at 717-705-7800 or email at RA-BE@pa.gov and will get back to you as soon as possible. Travel restrictions, business and facility closures, and the need to follow local, state, and federal government orders to ensure public health and safety have changed the way trout season in Pennsylvania is unfolding this year. The PFBC knows how important spring trout fishing traditions are to many Pennsylvanians and visitors. We are doing our best to ensure that waters will be stocked with trout when the season opens, and anglers are able to get back on the water. There have been multiple challenges, but we will continue to adapt. These changes have required the PFBC to alter our traditional stocking approaches and enact a single Statewide Opening Day of trout season for 2020. Please spread the word to your fellow anglers that the Regional Opener (18 southeast counties) has been consolidated into one single Statewide Trout Opener on April 18, 2020. This approach will help to reduce crowding, allow more time for travel and other restrictions to be lifted before Opening Day arrives, provide additional time for our stocking trucks to make their runs, and increases our chances of delivering the fish and the fishing opportunities we have all come to expect. Again, a big thanks to all anglers and boaters, whether novice or avid, for remaining patient and helping us spread the word about the FAQs below. We are a team and we will get through this unprecedented time together. FAQs: May I still fish? Yes! In Pennsylvania, fishing is a year-round activity with many species of fish to enjoy, including bass, panfish, musky, walleye, catfish, trout in select waters, and many more. Fishing is often a solitary activity and is currently acceptable per the guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. If you plan to fish for stocked trout, be aware that the PFBC is operating under a consolidated statewide schedule for all counties during the 2020 trout season. Under this revised plan, a single Mentored Youth Trout Day will occur on Saturday, April 11, and a single Statewide Opening Day of trout season will take place on Saturday, April 18. As a result of these changes, separate, earlier regional mentored youth and opening days will not occur this year in the 18 southeastern counties, including: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York. Anglers in these areas should revise their plans as necessary to adjust to the statewide schedule. What should I do to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus while fishing? • When bank fishing or wading, please keep a distance of at least 6 feet between you and the nearest angler. A good rule of thumb is that if you can turn your rod perpendicular on all sides of you without hitting anyone, that is a safe distance. • If fishing with a child or children, advise them to not wander into the personal space of other anglers. • Refrain from carpooling. Sharing a vehicle with others could put you at risk. • Avoid crowds. If you arrive at your fishing spot and it’s crowded, find another location. • Avoid sharing fishing gear with anyone. Each angler is advised to have their own fishing gear (bait, bait container, waders, gloves, hand towels, clippers, pliers, or other personal items). • Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; to clean your gear well after using it; and to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water after fishing. • If you are fishing at a state or local park, the restrooms may be closed to protect staff and visitors. Use the bathroom before you visit or dispose of waste properly. Carry out any trash, since there are limited staff at these facilities. • Purchase your fishing license online at www.fishandboat.com. • Continue to follow the guidance from the CDC below: • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands. • Clean surfaces frequently. • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell. Is the Regional Trout Opener still happening? No. The PFBC is operating under a consolidated statewide schedule for all counties during the 2020 trout season. Under this revised plan, a single Statewide Opening Day of trout season will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Why did we consolidate the Regional Opening Day and Statewide Opening Day? To best protect the public and our staff from the spread of COVID-19, we consolidated the Regional and Statewide Opening Days. Opening days are the busiest fishing days of the year. We made the decision to consolidate the openers to the later date in order to provide more time and space to reduce the chance of anglers spreading or coming into contact with COVID-19.  Is Mentored Youth Trout Day still happening? A single Mentored Youth Trout Day will occur on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The earlier Regional Mentored Youth Trout Day will not occur this year. Are you still stocking fish? May I help? The PFBC is still stocking fish! But to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the public is not permitted to help stock fish at this time. For the sake of your and our staff’s health, we respectfully ask that you not attend stockings this year. The 2020 trout stocking is being conducted on an accelerated schedule. These changes will not result in any reduction in the approximately 3.2 million trout scheduled to be stocked statewide in 2020. To complete trout stocking operations without the assistance of the public, the PFBC has modified stocking methods for this year. Many PFBC staff are being reassigned from their normal work duties to assist with stocking fish into lakes and streams. In some cases, pre-season and in-season allocations of trout will be combined into single stocking events to increase the efficiency of stocking trips. Why aren’t we updating the stocking schedule online immediately after stocking? Our focus is on stocking the fish as quickly and efficiently as we can. We will update the online stocking schedule in advance of the April 11 Mentored Youth Trout Day and April 18 Opening Day. Where may I fish? Some trout waters managed under special regulations are open to year-round fishing. For instance, the PFBC’s Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters are managed under Artificial Lures Only and Catch-and-Release regulations, and feature high concentrations of trophy-sized trout. You can also fish for other species like bass, panfish, or catfish at a creek or lake that is not stocked with trout. There are lots of great options out there! Check out the PFBC’s online list of Pennsylvania’s Best Fishing Waters by navigating to www.fishandboat.com, clicking on the “Locate” tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen, then clicking on “Best Fishing Waters” in the drop-down list. Pennsylvania state park waterbodies are also still open to fishing, as long as the waterbody is not stocked with trout. If the state park waterbody is designated as Open to Year-Round Fishing per the PFBC Fishing Regulations and is stocked with trout, anglers may fish it, but must immediately release any trout caught. Remember that the facilities at the 121 state parks and 20 state forests will be closed until April 30. The public will continue to be able to access trails, lakes, forests, roads, and parking areas at state parks for passive and dispersed recreation. Please be sure to adhere to the latest travel guidance from the Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Please refer to the Regulations Summary Book on www.fishandboat.com for more information on creels and other regulations.  Wear your lifejacket! If you fish from a boat or go boating without fishing, please remember to wear your life jacket! Everyone is required to wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak. The store where I buy my fishing license is closed. How do I get a fishing license? Buy it online using the FishBoatPA smartphone app or on a computer at www.fishandboat.com. Do I still need a fishing license? Yes. During this unprecedented time, anglers and boaters will be able to display their fishing license digitally on a phone or other mobile device, and they will be able to provide electronic receipts for the purchases of launch permits, fishing licenses, and boat registrations as proof of purchase. Fishing licenses and permits, launch permits, and boat registration renewals can be purchased online by using the FishBoatPA app or at www.fishandboat.com. If approached by a Waterways Conservation Officer in the field, an angler or boater can provide a digital image or receipt of their fishing license, and a digital receipt from their launch permit or boat registration as proof of purchase. Of course, you may display your fishing license on your hat or vest as you always have. We expect many anglers will continue to display their licenses and encourage them to do so. How are fishing license dollars reinvested in Pennsylvania? The PFBC is a user-funded agency and relies on fishing license revenues to fund the services and programs it provides to anglers – like the hatchery-raised trout that are being stocked across Pennsylvania at an unprecedented rate this spring. Thank you for expressing your support for fishing in the Commonwealth through the purchase of a license that is your ticket to fun and relaxation all year long. How do I report suspected fishing violations, including poaching before trout season starts? Call the tip line at 1-855-FISH-KIL (1-855-347-4545). Still have questions? Again, we welcome your call at 717-705-7800 or email at RA-BE@pa.gov and will get back to you as soon as possible. Your cooperation is essential in helping the PFBC provide safe and memorable fishing experiences in the midst of many unexpected events happening this spring. By following the guidelines listed above, which are meant to optimize public health and safety while fishing, we hope that you are able to get out along a stream or lake this spring and enjoy the many benefits of fishing and being outdoors.