Hamilton Rod & Gun Club News

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  • October 02, 2023 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is the first ever of what we will be calling the Intermediate Outdoorsman Shoot. This is a soft launch to HRGC members only which is proudly endorsed by Nate at Pioneer Arms in Whitinsville, MA. Nate graciously donated a shooting tree that will be used during the competition/shoot! There is a $10 donation for this event and will be held at the Pistol House. This is for novice, intermediate, and experienced shooters so don't be afraid to come down regardless of experience level. Registration will be open from today until October 18th for members only through Wild Apricot.

  • September 28, 2023 12:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please note the Rifle Range will be closed the following dates/times for Police department qualifications: 

    • October 5,2023 (Thursday) - 8AM to noon
    • October 6,2023 (Friday)  - 8AM to noon
    • October 11,2023 (Wednesday) - 8AM to noon
    • October 12,2023 (Thursday) - 8AM to noon
    • November 3,2023 (Friday) - 8AM to noon

    Thank you in advance for your understanding!

  • September 27, 2023 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UBC is looking for volunteers for a work party this Sunday 10/1 at 9AM if any Club members need their volunteer hours. Please let Justin or Bob know if you would like to sign up to help for the fall season - feeding and watering the birds. We will have coffee and doughnuts Sunday morning for those volunteers who help. If Sunday's work party runs long, UBC will provide lunch for all the help. We would like to thank everyone in advance!

  • September 26, 2023 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A friendly reminder that the Pistol House will be closed this Friday 9/29 to other Club members while Ladies Night is taking place. If you did not get to sign up for this Friday's Ladies Night, the Pistol House will be holding additional ones in the future for those ladies interested!

  • September 25, 2023 6:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wounded Warrior Appreciation Day 10/28

    Looking forward to this event this year!

    Volunteers are needed for any Club members who need to get their volunteer hours in! Rain date will be 10/29 if the event cannot take place on 10/28 due to weather.

    We are looking for the following assistance:

    • Loaner guns for Pheasant hunting - we will need around 10 double barrels are the best as they are the easiest to use.

    • Kitchen help for Breakfast and Lunch (6:30AM to about 1:00 PM) looking for about 5 to 6 individuals here. Does anyone have game meat, Venison or Pheasant they can donate? It would be great to make Venison Chili and pheasant pot pie for lunch!

    • Individuals with hunting dogs to take the warriors out pheasant hunting. It would be great to have 9 or 10 dogs to take them out at various times.

    • People to help out with catching and stoking of pheasants. 6 or more would be great. The first stocking would be at 7AM. Then 3 more times an hour & one half apart.

    • Individuals to show the Warriors how to clean pheasants, 2 individuals would be great.

    • UTV’s to help with stocking and as necessary bring the Warriors to their respective hunting locations.

    • Trap needs several shotguns as well and individuals to assist with trap shooting. Bert would like you to have some trap shooting experience so things go smoothly.

    • Fishing rods especially fly rods; we borrow spinning reels from Mass Wildlife so we are good there. Additionally a few individuals to assist with fishing and help cleaning their fish to travel. We are stocking the pond for this event.

    • 2 or 3 individuals to assist with welcoming and the door prize raffle.

    * Donations for door prizes in the form of a cash donation or items suitable as door prizes. Every warrior will go home with a door prize, additionally we have 3 large door prize that we raffle.

    * Baked goods, desserts, some gluten free options as well. 

    Please contact Larry and let us know if you can assist with any of the above!

  • September 19, 2023 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hamilton Rod & Gun Club will be celebrating our annual Trunk or Treat on October 14th! 

    Festivities will be held at the Pavilion starting at 6:30pm. As is customary with this event, the public is welcome so invite your friends and family. We will be having an outdoor Trunk or Treat and an indoor Haunted House for the youngsters. For those adults who may be partaking, there will be an outdoor bar. 

    Those who will have children attending are asked to please bring one UNOPENED bag of candy per child. Any open bags will need to be discarded prior to distributing to the kids, so please unopened bags only. To ensure ALL children are able to partake in the trunk or treat, please bring a large (50 piece or larger) bag of candy. 

    We encourage first timers to join us, as well as Club members to help out and volunteer! Come on down and enjoy the fun!

  • September 19, 2023 7:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time is Running Out to Make Your Rally Bus Reservation! 

    Click here to make your reservation on one of the regional buses going to the rally!

    Everyone in the 2A community needs to attend the Bring Bruen to Boston Rally! We can't allow the well funded anti-civil rights groups to have a louder voice than us. Please make whatever arrangements you can to attend this historic event!

    State House & Boston Common Rally

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - Starts 11:00 AM, Go in the State House 1:00 PM Parkman Bandstand

  • September 15, 2023 9:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please be advised that our weed treatment contractor is scheduled for a weed treatment in ponds # 1, 2, 3 to be done on Thursday September 21st, 2023.

    They will be putting up postings around the ponds the day of the treatment. It is suggested that there be no swimming, boating, canoeing/kayaking the day of the treatment. Fishing is allowed.

  • September 15, 2023 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 16, 2023 

    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    New applicants are required to attend this course. Applications will be available at the meeting. Payment will be collected at the meeting. Cash, Check or Credit Cards are accepted.

    Please RSVP so we know to expect you.

    Class Format

    • Clubhouse will open at 9:00 am for coffee and donuts.
    • Orientation starts promptly at 9:30 a.m., please do not be late.
    • Orientation will include tour of the ranges, Club safety rules review, overview of sub-clubs and member benefits, and tour of other club facilities.
    • Orientation will end between 12:30 and 1:30 depending on class size.

      Kids are welcome to attend with you. 

      NOTE: Part of the class involves visiting our outdoor ranges please dress appropriately for spending time outside.


      Fee Schedule

      Membership Class Annual Membership Rate Due at Orientation
      Annual + Initiation Fee*
      Adult $120.00 $170.00
      Family $150.00 $200.00
      Senior Adult $80.00 $130.00
      Senior Family $100.00 $150.00

      *Initiation Fee =$50.00

      A $10.00 dues increase was approved at the December 2022 General Membership meeting.  The rate was increased by $5.00 on January 1, 2023 and there will be a second $5.00 increase on January 1, 2024.

      Membership Classes

      Adult ~ Person who is between the age of eighteen (18) and sixty-four (64) at the time of application or renewal. 
      Family~ Two (2) Adults (between the age of eighteen (18) and sixty-four (64)), and all Children under the age fifteen (15), within that household at the time of application or renewal.
      Senior Adult~ Available to those persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
      Senior Family~ Two (2) Adults, one (1) of whom is sixty-five (65) or older and all children under the age eighteen (18) within that household at the time of application or renewal.

    • September 12, 2023 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      For those of you who are not aware, Massachusetts politicians put forth HD 4420, “an act modernizing firearm laws.” This massive piece of legislation re-writes gun laws in the Commonwealth and imposes unprecedented gun-control. This far overreaching bill has created a massive public outcry from gun-owners and civil rights groups throughout Massachusetts.

      The below bullet points are just some of the numerous provisions anti-gun politicians are proposing in this new bill:

      • Mandates registration of all guns and feeding devices
      • Mandates reporting of any modifications or new parts to a gun
      • Mandates serializing all firearm parts
      • Bans anyone under 21 from acquiring or carrying any semi-automatic rifle or shotgun
      • Bans anyone under 15 taking part in shooting sports and training
      •Bans all federally legally tax-stamped automatic firearms
      • Gun bans on possessing any gun, loaded, or unloaded at any private property unless the owner has provided express consent or has posted signage allowing firearms on their property

      Despite politicians hoping to quickly ram this legislation through, they have hit a procedural snag: lawmakers cannot agree which committee should be assigned to this terrible bill. This procedural issue will likely force them to wait until later this year to hold a hearing on the bill.

      While this issue will likely slow down the bill’s progress, it is critical to remain in constant contact with lawmakers and request that they oppose this bill. Please become educated and spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors as this proposed bill is a direct infringement of our 2nd amendment. https://www.goal.org/gunban We must voice our concerns regarding HD 4420!

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