Welcome to the League


Welcome to the Washington County Sportsmen & Conservation League, an area non-profit that seeks to maintain, improve, and enhance the rights and abilities of area sportsmen.

The purposes of this League are: the preservation, protection and propagation of game, fish, and forests; the enforcement of the game laws; the inculcation of the highest standards of sportsmanship; the promotion of friendly relations between sportsmen and land owners; and the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in general.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 7:30PM at the Canonsburg Sportsmens Club (no July meeting due to Independence Day).

The organization is a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. We are made up of members from local sportsmen clubs throughout Washington County -- including members of Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society, and Pheasants Forever -- and we get involved wherever possible.

We host an annual sports show at the Washington Crown Center and invite guest speakers to our monthly meetings who represent Game and Fish commissions and other walks of life.

We are also highly engaged with our youth. We sponsor youth members on the Governor's Youth Council, we hold youth pheasant hunts, and we donate to various Youth Field Days.

News and Updates

Check the area below often for news on legislation and upcoming events.

2019 Officers!

(March 17, 2019)

Here are the WCSM Officers for 2019!

Chet Krcil -- President
Jim Locke -- Vice President
Jim Dray -- Secretary
Lou Brandenburg -- Treasurer
Bud Bice -- Director
Kevin Cagnon -- Director
Bernie Dhans -- Director
Russ Dinch -- Director
Larry Jacobs -- Director
Dan Plovic -- Director
Peggy Bice -- Director
Mahlon Siebert -- Director
Lee Bedillions -- Director
Francis Watt -- Honorary Director Emeritus

PFSC Delegate: Lou Brandenberg
Alternate Delegate: Jim Mounts

Member Clubs:

Avella Sportsman's Club
Canonsburg Sportsmen's Assoc.
Centerville Boro Sportsmen
Claysville Sportsman's Club
Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Assoc.
Ellsworth Sportstmen's Club
Frazier-Simplex Rifle Club
Indian Springs Rod & Gun Club
Keystone Coonhunters Club
Marianna Field and Stream
McDonald Sportsmen's Assoc.
PA Trappers Assoc., Dist. #3
Raccoon Valley
Tri-County Chapter Pheasants Forever
Western PA Wounded Warriors

2018 PFSC Spring Conference

(March 23, 2018)

Chet Krcil and Lou Brandenburg attended the 2018 PFSC Spring Convention in Harrisburg. Click here to read the report, including how the general session voted.

Passing of John (Jake) Rapacuk

(January 20, 2018)

It is with deep regrets that we announce the passing of our longtime friend and County League board member, John (Jake) Rapacuk. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Sunday at the Thomas-Little Funeral home in McDonald where funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, Jan. 22nd. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Meals on Wheels, 119 Stanton St. McDonald, PA 15057. Jake was a volunteer for meals on wheels where he will be sadly missed by the many recipients of his kindness.

How You Can Help Conserve Habitat

(August 25, 2017)

I know you all want to do everything you can to preserve our hunting heritage and I know it’s hard to find the time to do everything we would like to do in that respect. Here is one thing you can do that will only take a few strokes on your keyboard. The CRP program has been a vital part in improving the pheasant populations all over the country, however, recent farm bills have made drastic cuts in CRP acreage and other conservation programs. You can help support an increase in CRP acreage and other Farm bill conservation programs by signing the CRPWorks petition at crpworks.org and forwarding this website to your pheasant hunting friends in other states.

Passing of Bert Barale

(January 23, 2017)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of our dear friend and long-time director Bert Barale at the age of 82. He will be sorely missed. The vacancy on our Board of Directors will be filled at a later date.

Bills Pass House Committee

(September 20, 2016)

Both bills (SB1166 & SB1168) passed the house Game and Fisheries Committee.

Both bills were amended to provide that any required legislative action within 30 days must include at least 10 legislative session days. David Malony, (not to be confused with Tim Mahoney, although they voted the same) tried to get 1166 tabled.

The house website shows that they did vote on his motion to table, but the vote failed

by a margin of 17 to 9.

The vote on both bills as amended was:

To report 1166 to the floor w/amend : 17 to 8

To report 1168 to the floor w/amend : 17 to 8

Application for Club Membership

(March 16, 2015)

If you would like your organization to become a member of the Washington County Sportsmen & Conservation League, please download, print, fill out, and return this form (click here). The form is in Microsoft Excel format.

Two Interesting Commentaries Recently Published


(January 15, 2015) -- There was a recent commentary in the Dec. 5th issue of PA Outdoor News entitled “Statewide Sportsmen’s Groups Ineffective for Hunters and Anglers” The article was written by Bill Miller, a past president of Unified Sportsmen of PA.

Lowell Graybill, president of the PFSC wrote a response in the Jan. 2nd issue. Please read them if you haven’t done so before.