Wolcott Land Owners
Protective Association

A Private Shooting Club
in Wolcott Connecticut

Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association

A private shooting club nestled in 54 acres of beautiful Wolcott, CT. We offer organized and informal trap and skeet shooting, pistol and rifle shooting, and hunting. We conduct onsite pistol permit training courses, personalized handgun and rifle training, and we host numerous charitable community events.

trap and skeet

The Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association facility offers a fun, safe, enjoyable environment for trap and skeet shooting including ATA registered shoots.

pistol and rifle

We offer a variety of ranges for your firearms and for your enjoyment. our Pistol Range offers 7 covered pistol ports and a variety of rile ranges for you to hone your skills.

pistol permit training

The course introduces students to the basic operations of a handgun, safe gun handling, and general information related to confident and proficient gun ownership.

...Part of the Wolcott Community since 1933

Membership

WLOPA is a private shooting club and we encourage new members. If you love to shoot handguns, rifles, trap, skeet, or hunt, then our club is for you.

Persons wishing to join WLOPA must be sponsored by a current WLOPA member, one who is in good standing, and who has passed their one year probation period. Complete the membership application (available in person at the club) and be sure to include your sponsor's name on the application. Attach a check for the type of membership you are applying for, and drop the completed application off at the club on the weekends.

New members are interviewed by the Board in advance and then voted in by our membership at our monthly meetings which occur on the first Friday of every month (except July and December).

Work 10 Hours
We require all new members to work 10 hours during their first year of membership. There is always something that needs to be done or help needed for special events. Your work time helps you meet and socialize with others and keeps our facilities and programs going.

NRA Membership
We require new members join the NRA. You may join or renew through the club when you apply for membership.




Membership Types and Fees

Full Membership  - $549 (initial cost includes 1st year membership)
$99 Dues (annual)
$100 Assessment (annual)
$300 Initiation fee (one-time)
$50 * Shareholder Fee (one-time)

Special Membership for Spouse  - $249
$99 Dues (annual)
$100 Assessment (annual)
$50 * Shareholder Fee (one-time)

Junior Members   under 18 - FREE
Extended for 4 years during college, extended 6 years for formal military service

* The shareholder fee is returned to the member upon leaving the club

Once you receive your membership card and plastic badge holder & clip, you must display your current membership card at all times while on club premises.

...safe, friendly, private community shooting club.

Rifle Range Rules

The Rifle Range is open to club members and their guests only. Any caliber below .50 BMG is allowed. Full automatic weapons and .50 caliber BMG are prohibited. Rules are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the member to know current rules.

  • Always wear eye and ear protection. This is MANDATORY; not an option.
  • Keep firearms pointed down range when loading, clearing or adjusting sights.
  • Always keep firearms unloaded until ready to use.
  • Always keep finger off trigger until ready to fire.
  • Make sure that all firearms are safe, that the action is open and weapon is unloaded prior to anyone going down range.
  • No handling of weapons or ammo when someone is down range.
  • If a cease fire is called, unload and make firearm safe immediately, step away from your gun.
  • Shoot at authorized targets only, not at stands or supports.
  • Do not shoot above the backstop or into the tree line.
  • Exploding targets, cans, bottles, or ground targets are prohibited.
  • No shooting cross range.
  • Clean up all your casings and trash after you have finished shooting. Separate brass from steel and aluminum cases and place in marked containers. Ammo boxes, targets, cigarette butts, etc. go into the trash container.
  • The member must stay with the guest while he/she is shooting. The member is responsible for his guest's conduct while on club property.
  • If all ports are full, member and guest must share a port. Members have priority.
  • Place all misfires in the red container marked "Duds Only".
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the range. Alcohol, illegal substances and firearms do not mix.
  • A police officer may use the rifle range during normal operation hours.

Pistol Range Rules

The Pistol Range is open to club members and their guests only. Handguns of all calibers can be used. Only .22 and .17 caliber rim fire rifles are allowed. Full automatic weapons and center-fire rifles are prohibited. Rules are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the member to know current rules.

  • Always wear eye and ear protection. This is MANDATORY; not an option.
  • Keep firearms pointed down range when loading, clearing or adjusting sights.
  • Always keep firearms unloaded until ready to use.
  • Always keep finger off trigger until ready to fire.
  • Make sure that all firearms are safe, that the action is open and weapon is unloaded prior to anyone going down range.
  • No handling of weapons or ammo when someone is down range.
  • If a cease fire is called, unload and make firearm safe immediately, step behind yellow line.
  • Shoot at authorized targets only, not at stands or supports.
  • Do not shoot above the backstop or into the tree line.
  • Exploding targets, cans, bottles, or ground targets are prohibited. Use of silhouette targets requires permission of Range Officer.
  • No shooting cross range.
  • Clean up all your casings and trash after you have finished shooting. Separate brass from steel and aluminum cases and place in marked containers. Ammo boxes, targets, cigarette butts, etc. go into the trash container.
  • The member must stay with the guest while he/she is shooting. The member is responsible for his guest's conduct while on club property.
  • If all ports are full, member and guest must share a port. Members have priority.
  • Place all misfires in the red container marked "Duds Only".
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the range. Alcohol, illegal substances and firearms do not mix.
  • A police officer may use the pistol range during normal operation hours.

WLOPA Mission

Our mission is to enjoy the sport of shooting with an emphasis on safety, community, and friendship. We treasure our 2nd amendment right "the right of the people to keep and bear arms". We pass this passion on to new members, young members, who will help sustain our continuous operation.

WLOPA, located in the Town of Wolcott Connecticut, was established in 1933. Originally designed as a shooting club emphasizing hunting, the WLOPA program has grown over the years to include a number of organized shooting, charitable, and social activities.

WLOPA Organization Officers

President: Frank N Noble Sr.
Vice President: Michael Conant
Treasurer: Maggie Locke
Secretary: Angelo Santoro
Chairman of the Board: Nicholas Poulmas
Board members:
      Edward Chute
      Nicholas Puzzuto
      Marshal Robinson
      Hans Justus

Connecticut Pistol Permit Class

Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association conducts CT Permit classes on a regular basis. The fee for the class is $110 and must be paid in full with your application. this covers the book, forms, ammunition and the use of guns. Lunch is included, and instruction and shooting is done on our premises. A non-refundable check or money order for $110 is due with this application.

Checks should be made payable to WLOPA. No cash will be accepted. Classes are held at Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association, 920 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT.

Mail your application and $110 check to PO Box 6240. Classes start at 9:00 am. Take the class with a friend, spouse, or family member. For class scheduling and additional information, please call Nick Poulmas at 203-640-1529 or Bill Cuttler at 203-879-6457.



Range & Club Hours

Clubhouse
Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
Stop by and visit the club

Shooting
Daily 9am to half hour before sunset.
Wednesday evenings, weather permitting, shotguns only
(If the Red Flag is flying, that range is closed!)

Pistol Range Hours
Range is open daily from 9:00 am until half hour before sunset except:

  • During bird hunting season - range open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday except for Thanksgiving and the Friday following ends at 10:59am and open for shooting after 11:00am
  • Mon and Tues ends at 9:45 am
  • Saturday ends at 10:59 am*
  • When posted on the "Range Info" board
  • Skeet shooters have priority from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Rifle Range Hours
Range is open daily from 9:00 am until half hour before sunset except:

  • During bird hunting season - range open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday except for Thanksgiving and the Friday following ends at 10:59am and open for shooting after 11:00am
  • Mon and Tues ends at 9:45am
  • Saturday ends at 10:59am
  • When posted on the "Range Info" board
  • Skeet shooters have priority from 11:00 am until 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

...supporting the community with fundraising and family events.

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  Calendar Events

Hunting Season Starts

Sat Oct-20-2018    

.22 Pistol and Rifle Silhouette Shoot

Sun Oct-21-2018    

(T.B.A.)    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm for police qualification

Mon Oct-22-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm for police qualification

Tue Oct-23-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Fri Oct-26-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Mon Oct-29-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Tue Oct-30-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Wed Oct-31-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Thu Nov-01-2018    

Monthly Meeting

Fri Nov-02-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for police qualification

Fri Nov-02-2018    

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm for police qualification

Mon Nov-05-2018    

Election Day

Tue Nov-06-2018    

WLOPA officers and board members are urging all members to get out and vote to protect our gun rights. It is very important that you do this on November 6th.     

The rifle range will be closed from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm for police qualification

Tue Nov-06-2018    

Plate Shooting Event

Sun Nov-11-2018    

Event starts at 1:00pm    

Fall Clean Up

Sun Nov-18-2018    

Annual Christmas Party

Sat Dec-01-2018    

Special Needs Party

Sat Dec-08-2018    

Contact Us

You can contact us by phone, mail or email by filling out the form below. If you are looking to apply for membership you can pick up an application at our location listed below most any weekend (except holidays). We look forward to meeting you.

Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association
920 Woodtick Road,
Wolcott, CT 06716
Tel: 203-879-9976