Did you know that the PGC has been buying and stocking pheasants in town for years? This year, with the always appreciated hard work of Brian Duteau, the club has already put out 60 birds. Brian not only drives to pick them up, but takes the time to stock them in areas where all of you can hunt them. It really is a great opportunity for kids to be able to take part in this. The next stocking will be at 4 pm on Veteran’s day Friday November 11th. If you would like to take part in this great event, Brian will be meeting people at the Large field at the end of Maple Lane, in Petersham at 4:00 pm.
PGC is pleased to be bringing back Friday night Trap!! We kicked off our fall/winter trap season with a ladies night on Friday October 28th. Even though it was chilly and damp the ladies that showed up to shoot had a blast! We will run trap every Friday and all are welcome, membership is encouraged but not required to participate! For $3 plus the cost of a box of shells you can have a whole lot more fun than going out to dinner.
LADIES NIGHT – We will continue to keep the last Friday of each month as ladies night. This does not mean that we exclude anyone, but we will slow it down and focus on getting more ladies comfortable at the line shooting. This will be a great opportunity for newer shooters to step up and give trap a try with instruction as needed. It can be very intimidating to a new shooter to attend a normal trap event where they don’t know if they will even break a single clay. We assure you that at PGC – and especially the last Friday of each month – we will offer an encouraging, casual environment where anyone can shoot, and nobody will judge. We will have some guns available for those who do not currently own one, and will provide ammo for those guns for $8 a box.
Research shows there has been a steady increase in women shooters in the last couple of years. Quite frankly, the more women we have passionate about shooting and enjoying the sport, the easier battle we will have against the anti-gun world we live in. So grab a girl and bring her shooting! If you want to see some of the trending stats, follow this link for some interesting facts about women gun ownership:
First Annual Youth Hunt Contest!
Petersham Gun Club would like to congratulate all the young hunters who took to the field on October 1st for the Massachusetts Youth Deer Hunt Day. These young men and women went out in the woods on a windy rainy day to make some great memories with family and friends. While many adults may have heard the wind and rain through the window that morning and shut the alarm off in trade for a little extra sleep, these kids got out and had a safe and enjoyable day of deer hunting.
PGC was pleased to host these young people for a gathering after the hunt. It is important for them to share their successes, sightings, and stories with like-minded peers. Sincere thank the mentors who, after hunting in the elements all day, took the time to bring the kids down to the Club. Getting these kids together to share their experiences is essential in preserving our hunting heritage.
Eleven young men and women with ages ranging from 13-17 gathered after the hunt. Eight of the 11 hunters saw deer that day, and the total deer seen was 18. There were stories of hearts racing and gun barrels shaking. One young lady almost stepped on a coyote that was sleeping in an overgrown field – surely an experience she won’t soon forget. Another young hunter saw a bobcat, a sight many have yet to enjoy. Each of the kids went home with a new hat and free GOAL membership courtesy of Gun Owners Action League, a compass courtesy of Grrr Gear, and 2 lucky hunters won gift certificates to Grrr Gear as well.
Ryan White was the winner of our First Annual Youth Hunt Contest! His successful harvest has earned him an engraved knife courtesy of Petersham Gun Club, and a complimentary shoulder mount courtesy of Steve at AJ’s Taxidermy.
Thanks to all of you who brought your kids, and also brought food to share. Thank you to the volunteers of PGC who are forever donating their time and energy to see that things run smoothly. And a huge thanks to our Sponsors for the night:
The event was a huge success and a great night out for the kids and adults! PGC will be making this an annual event so be sure to mark it on your calendars for 2017.
New Membership Special! Join PGC today and enjoy the rest of 2016 and all of 2017 for $35! Click HERE for our membership application and waiver.
Friday Nights, Under the Lights Woman’s Skeet Night!
The Petersham Gun Club is excited to offer a Woman’s Skeet Night. We will be shooting on the last Friday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. The cost will be $3.00 per round if you have your own ammunition or $11.00 per round if we provide the ammunition for you. Please join us for our kick-off night, Friday, October 28th at PGC.
Welcome to the Petersham Gun Club. We are a club which includes target shooting, sporting clays, trap, archery and an Annual Children’s Fishing Derby every May. We also have a clubhouse and grounds which are available for rental for private parties, reunions and weddings–or anything else you might want a great site for. We also host dinners and special meals throughout the year. Please visit our Calendar for a listing of upcoming events at the Club.
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