In 1932 we preserved land and built this club. We now have 128 acres of land. We have a rental hall and members lounge, a covered archery range, trap house, rifle and pistol range up the road and the ponds w/ island.
Rifle/Pistol: Members use the private covered Rifle range and housed pistol range – We hold pistol Pin shoots in the Spring and Summer. We have Airgun/Rifle shoots for junior and kid members on Sunday mornings.
Trout: Members can also enjoy the stocked trout pond – private to only members. In Feb we have the Annual Billy Bjork Ice Fishing Derby. May we have Neil Donohue Fly-fishing Derby and Spring Derby. July/August is the Kid’s Kiver Derby and Horn-pout Derby. Yearly we hold a canoe raffle and the winner is drawn at the Spring Derby.
Archery: We have an Archery Range and 30 targets Archery Course. One of our signature Archery events is the 3D Toys for Tots shoot each December – yearly we earn special recognition from the Marine Corp for our generous donations –Several archery events are held throughout the year. We also have an indoor Archery League that runs throughout the winter on Thursday nights. The Archery Events calendar is posted on the porch.
Trap: Every Sunday – Weather permitting and as long as there isn’t another special event going on - we have Trap shooting open to the public at 11am. During the Spring and Summer we also open on a week night. Our New Years Day shoot has been a great success with meat and money prizes and other Trap events are posted and held throughout the year.
Black Powder: We have a Black Powder Woods walk yearly and we usually have a record attendance to challenge the course.
During most club events – our Kitchen Committee feeds all our guests – breakfast, lunch – occasionally a dinner.
Bird/Game: We raise and stock pheasants on the property for the state – we have rec’d high compliments from the state regarding the habitat of the pen. The birds are stocked on the grounds and hunting is open to the public. Several kid/junior members assist w/ catching and stocking the birds – it’s a great program.
Bird Banding: Wknd mornings throughout the spring and summer a big group of people set up nets, capture and band all types of birds and track migration patterns. Owl banding is done on evenings in the fall.
Hunter Ed: A group of ASC members make up a Volunteer Central Mass Teaching Team for the Mass Fishery and Wildlife –we host at least 3 Basic Hunter Ed classes and teach 2 Archery and Trapping courses throughout the year. We also host GOAL for the Women on Target course in September – usually 35 women and we are full attendance each year and we have at least 25 members, which volunteer to teach pistol, rifle and shotgun.
Youth Events: Yearly we sponsor at least 2 youths for the Junior Conservation Camp. We hold a Turkey Youth Clinic and have mentors take youths out hunting on Sat – Youth Turkey Hunt day. The clinic teaches gun and range safety while the youths are taught how to shoot from a sitting, standing and within a blind at turkey targets.
Horseshoes: All members are invited to sign up for the Horseshoe league which runs from April – August/September – Wednesday evenings.
Judo: The hall is used on Sunday mornings to practice Judo – a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport.
Special Events: Chairman and committee keeps busy with events for almost every holiday – Corned Beef/Cabbage dinner, Easter Egg hunt, Family Day, Pumpkin carving, Kids and Adults Christmas Parties.
Newsletter: Information is gathered from all committee chairmen and club events and published in a monthly newsletter which is mailed to all active members.
Membership: We average approximately 800 Members, approximately a ¼ of the membership is kid/junior members. All new applicants and renewal members, get a membership number, card and membership pin.
Nominating: Nomination of officers and chairmen is held at the September meeting. Elections are done the third Monday of October. If there are vacancies during the year, the Nominating Committee recommends a replacement to the Board of Directors.
Publicity: Selects items to have for sale with the club logo on them to show our support of the club. Sweatshirts, hats, tee-shirts can be purchased in the lounge.
Worcester County League representative: ensures we are aware of all events and pending legislation that effects sportsmen. Our Auburn Sportsman’s Club representative travels to all the Worcester County League meetings and events.
House and Grounds: Ensure the buildings and grounds are maintained.
Hall and ground rentals are handled by Bar Manager and the bartenders. Lunch items can be purchased on week days. We have a group of great friends that cook and have various cook offs during the year and usually every Sunday you can enjoy some potluck in the lounge.