Welcome to the Petersham Gun Club. We are a Club which includes target shooting, sporting clays, trap, archery, Annual Children’s Fishing Derby and Veteran’s Fishing Derby, Girls, monthly suppers and penny socials, plus many other events each year. 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.
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2016 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.