Pheasant Hunting

1st hunt for 2019 will be Oct 19, 2019

Pheasant hunting occurs on Saturday mornings in October and November and providing there are enough birds left, Thanksgiving Day (Thursday).

Saturday Hunts are as follows

  • The hunts are limited to 16 hunters on Saturday morning. Only 8 hunters above and 8 hunters below the power lines.
  • The stocking starts at 7:00 am and the hunt will start at 8:00 am and the hunt must end by noon time. This allows a 1 hour safe period before the shooing ranges open
  • No stocking will take place in the afternoon, however you may hunt the power line and the area above the power line in the afternoon. Remember the shooting ranges open at 1:00 pm.
  • If more than 16 hunters desire to hunt, we will accommodate all by rotating Saturday morning reservations.
  • Please see the full list of rules on the signup sheet and below:

Rules:

  1. Follow the 10 commandments of gun safety.
    They are posted below & at the club.
  2. Hunter orange hats and vests are required
  3. No running, or shooting game on the ground or in trees
  4. Dogs must be on a leash until the hunt begins.
  5. Mass state regulations apply.
    (Limit 2 birds per day, 6 birds for the season)

Ten basic Rules of Firearms Safety

  1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  2. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep the action open and unloaded. Keep the safety “on” and your finger off the trigger.
  3. Be sure the barrel of the firearm is clear of obstructions. Check the chamber and magazine every time you pick it up. Only carry and use ammunition appropriate for your firearm.
  4. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. Agree to safe fields of fire for yourself and hunting companions and never swing beyond your area.
  5. Positively identify your target and what lies beyond. Make sure there is an adequate backstop when hunting or target practicing
  6. Unload your firearm when climbing a tree, crossing a fence, jumping a ditch or traversing slippery or steep terrain. Never pull a firearm toward you by the muzzle.
  7. Be aware of the potential for ricochet. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or water.
  8. Unload firearms when not in use, leaving the action open. Transport and carry firearms unloaded and cased when traveling to and from the field or target practice
  9. Store firearms and ammunition separately in locked compartments and beyond the reach of children.
  10. Never use alcohol or drugs that can impair your judgment before or while shooting.

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