Programs & Leagues

Roy Wagner, Junior Scholarship

The Roy Wagner, Jr. Scholarship award is given annually to a York County youth pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, marine science or environment. Roy was a very active member of our club and started the first hunters education course. He held various positions with the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and was the Pennsylvania Game Commissioner for 14 years (1981 – 1995). The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Association along with the Jefferson Rifle Club are the sponsors of this scholarship. The scholarship has been increased to $2000.

Applications at the club or by calling 717-229-2608.

Hunter Safety Courses

You will learn safety techniques for firearms, archery, trapping as well as survival tips and first aid. These events are free but you must pre-register. A maximum of 70 students will be enrolled in this course. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. There is now a change to the procedure for registering to the Hunter-Trapper Education Course. Every Student needs to register online at www.pgc.state.pa.us. If unable to register online, contact Jim Staub, DWCO at 717-637-3750.

If unable to register online, Contact Jim Staub, DWCO at 717-637-3750.

Winter Indoor .22 League

Indoor Archery / .22 Range

The Indoor .22 league starts in January and runs for 10 weeks. Shoot times will be on Tuesdays 1:00pm until 7:00pm. Categories are pistol & rifle, scope & open sights. Cost is $ 4.00 per Gun. This event is open to Public.

Check Event Calendar for specific dates.

3D Archery Shoots

3D Archery Shoots will be held the first Sunday of the month starting in April and run through August. The last shoot in August is normally our fundraiser for Hunt of a Lifetime. (HOAL). Registration begins at 7:00am until 12:00 pm. Cost is $ 10.00 at Reg. Shoots & $ 15.00 for HOAL Youth 15 & under shoot Free. This event is open to Public.

Check Event Calendar for specific dates.

Trap League

Trap Range

Trap league begins in April and runs through September every Thursday. Time is 5:00pm until 7:00pm. First & third Thursdays count for score. Other Thursdays can be used for practice and will also shoot doubles if there is enough interest. Cost per 25 shots is $ 4.00. This event is open to Public.

Check Event Calendar for specific dates.

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup

Coordinator for Adopt-a-Highway for JSA is : Bob Yeater
Phone – 717-792-3127 E-mail: b50yeater@comcast.net

Meeting Point for each date is at the Parking Lot across from The Codorus State Park Visitor’s Center on Smith Station Rd. At least 8 volunteers are needed for each collection date in order for the job to be done efficiently. With that number of people, no one would need to serve more than 2 hours on any one of these dates.

Check Event Calendar for specific dates.

JSA’S RESPONSIBILITY – Our assignment is 2.6 Miles along Blooming Grove Rd. (Route 216) thru Codorus State Park.

  • START at Smith Station Rd. and Blooming Grove Rd. 
  • END at Morning Star Rd. and Blooming Grove Rd.

The ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY program began as a result of citizens requesting this type program in the commonwealth. PENNDOT’S program was not the result of a legislative mandate. 49 states currently have programs in place. The program started in Texas in 1985. PA’s program started in 1990, and has become the largest program in the nation. The JSA Organization became involved in this program in 1991. We have continued performing this community service ever since, making us one of the longest-serving organizations in York County and the entire Commonwealth.

AGREEMENT NUMBER: 084361

The Codorus State Park is pleased to have the JSA’s help in keeping our park looking its’ best. The 3490 acre park provides many recreational opportunities. Recent statistics show that the number of park visitors in a year has exceeded over 1.4 MILLION. In 2015, Codorus State Park had an Eagle Cam that was viewed by 1.5 MILLION people around the world! The number of vehicles that travel on Route 216 thru the park is over 4 MILLION per year.

Coordinator for Adopt-a-Highway for JSA is : Bob Yeater
Phone – 717-792-3127 E-mail: b50yeater@comcast.net

Gloves and vests are provided by PENNDOT. Bags are provided by the park. At completion of litter pick-up, full bags of trash should be grouped together.