Welcome to The Genesee Conservation League website!

The GCL is a family oriented MEMBERSHIP club founded by a group of Rochester conservationists in 1925. Originally known as the "Rochester Chapter of the Izaak Walton League", the name was changed to "GCL" and officially incorporated in September 1934. Based in Scottsville the GCL grew until 1948 when the present 32 acres were acquired. The clubhouse was erected in 1949 with all material and labor donated by members and friends. In 1975, the Myopia Pistol Club merged with GCL, playing a key role by dedicating the indoor pistol range, and enhancing our growth. The League has expanded now to over 2,000 members. Interests served range from casual shooting to bench rest and pistol competitions. We even host the Empire State Games. Socially, we have our clubhouse which hosts dinners, parties, and other events. The Clubhouse has a bar, lounge, and kitchen for special events. The Hall is also available for rent. Our Pavilion has plenty of seating, its own cooking area, and a children's play area is adjacent. Three major areas which members enjoy are Archery, Pistol shooting, and Rifle shooting.We offer instruction in basic Firearms Safety, Bow hunter and Gun hunter Certification by NRA certified instructors.


Remember, the GCL is a FAMILY oriented club.

Safety is our most important priority!


Sign up for the Wednesday night weekly match will open  9 am on Sunday morning and close at 11:30 pm Tuesday on the PractiScore site:

Sign up for the USPSA monthly match will open  9 am on Sunday morning and close Thursday the week before the match: You now sign up here: PractiScore site: https://clubs.practiscore.com/

Sign up for the IDPA monthly match on Monday through Thursday the week of the match: You now sigh up here:  PractiScore site: https://clubs.practiscore.com/


Outdoor ranges

Monday – Saturday 9 am – sunset
Sunday 10 am – 12 noon 22 rim fire only; 12 noon - sunset any caliber

Indoor ranges

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 11 pm 

Note: please see GCL newsletter or the GCL calendar for range events 


Click here for more dates

The next sign up will be in August



Click here.

Follow the directions on the new page that opens.
After you are done, you will be redirected back to GCL.


I think it is safe to say that most law abiding gun owners are surprised and upset that the new gun laws have been passed. 

I would urge that you let the NRA/NYSRPA take the lead in any legal action in appealing the laws recently passed.  I would also urge that you refrain from any third party action without consultation.  It is important that this be handled properly, it takes time so please be patient.

Your voice is necessary in these proceedings.  If you are not already a member, please consider membership in either the NRA, the NYSRPA, or both.  The future of our gun rights depend on it.

I echo these words as a result of reading documentation from the NRA and NYSRPA.

Please follow these new laws, enjoy your ranges and be safe.

Wayne Cichetti

NYSRPA Notice of Claim Against SAFE Act



Monroe County is trying to take a proactive approach for NYS pistol permit holders to request to keep their information private under the new gun law (NY SAFE Act). It is important to note that, according to the NY SAFE Act, Pistol Permit holders will have 60 days after the forms are made available by the State Police to submit completed forms to the Clerks’ Office. 

Please visit the Monroe County webpage http://www.monroecounty.gov/clerk-opt-out-form that has been setup to provide more information to opt-out.