Committee Chair:Dan Krasnecky | email
Hamilton Rod & Gun Club offers both indoor and outdoor archery ranges. The indoor range is located in the Pavilion and used only during the winter months. Currently there are over 75 archers taking part in the shoots. Archers range in age from eight years old to senior members. The matches are well organized and held every Sunday morning from 9:00 am till noon. Usually, there is plenty of food which is provided by the members at more than reasonable prices. Season ending banquets top off the year with awards to the top archers. Check the Club Calendar to make sure of the dates, then come and visit a shoot. Meet the archers and see how easy you can soon join in on all the fun. We are always looking for young, interested kids to learn bowmanship from our experienced archers!
Committee Chairs:Jay and Joyce Schmidt | email
Please fill out this application, and submit it online.
Or, you can call the Club at 508-347-3389. Please have application in 4 weeks prior to your requested camping date. The Campground Chairman will confirm your reservation and provide you with a site number(s). All RVs must be registered. Sites must be rented by a Club Member. Non-members may be guests. Non-members may fish by "day pass" only and are restricted to catch and release only.
Hamilton's camping area overlooks 3rd pond. If you want a site for the camping season, you need to get your application in early. The Boy Scouts take advantage of this area pre-season and enjoy practicing their outdoor skills here. There are cooking sites near the center of the clearing and fishing is only a few steps away. If you own a canoe, 3rd pond is a nice place to paddle around to improve the boating skills of the younger people.
Remember the camping area is part of your club, so try to leave it cleaner than you found it!
Committee Co-Chair:Josh Lillie | email
Committee Co-Chair:Peter Lapierre | email
At Hamilton there are three very accessible ponds of varying sizes where members and their kids may fish to your hearts content. Pond One, closest to the Pavilion is a catch and release only pond using only barbless hooks. If a fishing derby is in progress you may keep what you catch. This is the pond where our fly fishermen present their skills and there is absolutely no bait casting up until Fathers' Day. The other ponds may be fished as soon as the ice is out. Catch and release and barbed hooks may be used. We also do a lot of ice fishing for you cold weather folks. Check the Calendar for fishing events during the entire year.
If you are not a member of Hamilton Rod & Gun you are not allowed to fish in the Club ponds.
When the ice goes out the fish go in and the fly fishermen have Pond One all to themselves until Fathers' Day. The club stocks the pond with some pretty big trout and all those bobbers hitting the water tend to scare the fish. Remember, no bait casting until after Fathers' Day, only barbless hooks in Pond One, and it's strictly catch and release.
Committee Chair:Alan Jeskey | email
New members are always welcome. For more information on the membership process, please review our membership page.
Committee Co-Chair:Kevin Kelly | email
Committee Co-Chair:John Brackett | email
Here at Hamilton the pistol range is located directly off the main parking lot. The pistol house has two rooms. One for shooting and a quiet room with tables and chairs for cleaning your weapons or talking with fellow shooters. There are also wood stoves in both rooms so shooting in the winter months is comfortable. The shooting area has ten firing windows to accommodate the many entrants in shooting matches. Pistols and revolvers can be used on the range as well as some pistol-caliber carbines/rifles. Please see the range rules for specific caliber restrictions. Shotguns are not allowed on the pistol range except for sanctioned club events.
Committee Co-Chair:Joe Pastier | email
Committee Co-Chair:Dick LaFranchise | email
The range is divided by meters, not yards, and consists of the following distances backed up by berms: 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 and 228 meters respectively. 228 meters equals 250 yards. There are many shooters who shoot for accuracy, checking their impacts with the latest spotting scopes.
Committee Co-Chair:Bob Berthiaume | email
Committee Co-Chair:Joe Gubitose | email
Hamilton's trap range is busy every Sunday from 9:30am until 12:30pm unless it is raining. Our new voice activated throwers work well and keep the squads moving right along. At the present time, one round of trap costs $3.50. The trap range is open to the public on Sunday. The number of shotgunners is increasing with women getting back into the mix.
Monday Trap Shoot will only be held if there is enough interest. If you would like to shoot please call Bert at 1-508-612-8327. Sunday Morning Trap is still running!
Hamilton's trap range is listed on ShotgunWeb.
Committee Chair:Shannon Nieuwenoff | email
Youth Activities provides entertainment geared for the children of Hamilton Rod & Gun Club families. The entertainment will include the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party, Hay Rides, etc. and to provide equipment to help kids enjoy their day while their parents enjoy other activities. As time goes by more activities will be offered. Any members interested in helping out or joining this committee contact either of the co-chairs above.
Upland Bird Club/Game
Committee Chair:Larry Boucher | email
Hamilton Rod & Gun Club is an approved State Licensed Class B Commercial Shooting Preserve. As such we are allowed to raise and stock our own birds on HRG property and other approved properties from September 15th through March 31st.
You must be a current member of HRG in good standing to join the UBC. In addition to HRG membership dues there is a yearly UBC membership fee to help pay for the feeding of the birds. For complete details on becoming a member of the Upland Bird Club please contact the UBC Chairman at the address listed above. Please also view the UBC Rules.
Any Waterfowl hunting done on HRG club grounds must conform to both State and Federal regulations.
All HRG grounds are closed to the general public (non-HRG members) for all Hunting.
Committee Chair:Judy Tryba | email
The Hamilton Rod & Gun Club can accommodate your yearly company function. Many corporations hold their annual picnics, banquets, clambakes and barbecues here. Our Pavilion overlooks a large grassy field and beautiful pond where wildlife is abundant, the view is serene and the air is fresh. The Pavilion, as well as the Club House, is perfect for weddings, reunions, wedding and baby showers, anniversaries and company meetings. We provide you with the perfect environment and full bar in both facilities.
To schedule a tour of the facilities, please contact the Facilities Rental Chair.
Check the Calendar to see if the date you want is available and then call Judy Tryba, facilities rental chair, at 508-347-3941 or send an email to the address above. The Club is not available for rentals on holiday weekends. The Pavilion is seasonal, and is open from April 1st to October 1st.
Club House Fee: $350.00 plus tax
Pavilion Fee: $450.00 plus tax
Member rates are available to members in good standing, after one year of membership and renewal. There is a refundable $150.00 cleaning/damage deposit for rental of either facility if you setup and cleanup your own party. Rental fees do not include gratuities to the TIPS-certified bartenders which are provided by the Club.
Before a date and facility can be reserved you must sign a rental contract, pay the rental fee and provide the cleaning/damage deposit.
Club House & Bar
Committee Chair:Lorrie Jeskey | email
Our Club House and Bar is a great place to spend a little down time on a Friday evening. The Club House is a great place for parties or that special occasion. See Facilities Rentals for all the information on prices, times and dates. Your children are welcome to come in with you to have their favorite soft drink. The restrooms have just been renovated and are handicapped accessible. Members may bring a guest, but the guest must leave with the member. Bar will close early if no customers are coming in.
Committee Chair:John Briggs
In the ongoing effort to properly manage the environmental resources at Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Inc. Trap, Rifle, Pistol and Sporting Clay ranges, the Board of Directors has developed this Environmental Stewardship Plan. The goal of the Environmental Stewardship Plan, along with the actions necessary to meet the goals, is detailed here.
- Identify issues of potential environmental concern that may exist or develop at Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Inc. trap, rifle, pistol and sporting clay ranges.
- Identify, evaluate and prioritize appropriate actions to manage these issues.
- Generate a list of short and long-term action items and the steps necessary to implement each item.
- Develop a schedule for implementation of these action items.
- Identify ways the success of any site modifications or changes in site management techniques will be measured.
- Annually evaluate the progress toward the environmental stewardship goals, and identify goals, actions and any appropriate revisions to the ESP for subsequent years.
3. Environmental Goals
- Prevent migration of lead particle/shot off site through ground water and surface water runoff.
- Discourage ingestion of lead by wildlife.
- Encourage wildlife utilization outside of the shot fall zones.
- Maintain soil pH in the range of 6.5 - 8.5 in the shot fall area.