Upstate NY GRITS

Meet the Upstate NY GRITS

Their Leaders

Darcy Nolan

Darcy and her husband Ron Acee reside in Vernon Center. Darcy and Ron own and operate Vernon National Shooting Preserve, hosting a pheasant preserve, sporting clays course, trap, pistol and rifle ranges and a full retail gun shop.
In her role at the preserve, Darcy has gained a great appreciation for shooting sports and promoting the sport to corporate groups, families and, of course, women!
Lifetime resident of  central New York, farm family , Darcy enjoys a wide range of outdoor sports,  growing up riding and showing horses, now shooting, golf and hunting with Labrador -” Lucy”.
Starting her career in corporate finance and then fundraising, planned giving – Darcy’s efforts now get poured into the Acee family business.
Promoting women in shooting sports through lessons at the range, women and youth days, ladies gun demo days and now GRITS, Darcy is happy to be a part of this growing group of shooters!


Bonnie Coulter

Bonnie has been shooting for 6 years.  Skeet shooting on the weekends quickly led Bonnie and her husband to join a skeet league.  2015-2018 she was the only woman shooter on that league.  In 2016 Bonnie shot her first sporting clays course and fell in love.  The challenge of a varying course in a natural setting was exciting and soon her favorite sport.  Thinking the sport couldn’t get any better, in 2019 Darcy Nolan started a GRItS chapter in CNY.  What a pleasure it was to meet and shoot with like-minded women.

Bonnie retired this year from a successful career in Retail Banking.  She is an avid reader and loves to cook.  She has been married for 34 years and has 2 adult children.

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