Welcome to the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Club - Situated on
119 scenic acres in the heart of the Berkshires, the club provides a secure and dedicated environment for fellowship and pursuit
of the outdoor sports. Our facilities are open to members and their guests, and we welcome new applications for membership
that are sponsored by a current member. In addition, our spacious banquet hall is available to the public for private functions,
meetings and catered events. See the Club contact information at the bottom of this page.
CONGRATULATIONS Club VP Michael Buffoni
on being crowned this year's BCLS Sportsman of the Year!
The Annual Kids Fishing Deby is scheduled
for May 11 starting at 9am at Minkler's Pond on Tree Farm Road in Interlaken (just off Rt 183 by the old DeSisto School). Every member should take a kid fishing and this is the place to do it.
♦ The Annual Spring Fishing Derby on the Stockbridge
Bowl is SATURDAY, yes Saturday, May 18th and promptly starts at dawn and ends at 3pm sharp. Don't miss the weigh-in
by even one minute cause it could cost you a cool $100 for the heaviest fish in 4 categories. Get your tickets at Berkshire
Insurance Group on Main Street in Stockbridge. See the Events & Calendar page for details and an entry form.
If you missed the Annual Game Dinner then the joke's on you. It was an outstanding event with
a great turnout of almost 250 hearty eaters. Click here to see an interesting perspective.
You can chaulk up The 36th Annual Skip Whalen Echo Lake Derby as another one
for the record books. Plentiful sunshine and smiles highlighted the day that brought over 150 hearty ice fishers out to Echo
Lake!! Add to that the fact that everyone walked away with a prize and life-long memories of kids grinning from ear to ear.
Priceless. To think, back in '76 they said it would never happen. 36 Derbies later and it is still going strong now due to
the efforts of Mike Buffoni, Keith and Sue Whalen, Skip and Myra Whalen, Wayne Slosek, Dave Slosek, Peter DelGrande, Gary
Johnston, Tim Minkler, Marty Salvadore, Gail Guarda, Tom and Robin Race, Jeff and Deb St. John, Bob Cameron and others pitching
in to help. This too can't happen without the Town of Stockbridge allowing us to enjoy this beautiful body of water every
year. We hope to see you there next year!
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Governor
Patrick has introduced a bill entitled An Act To Strengthen and Enhance Firearms Laws in the Commonwealth, and
State Representative Linsky has introduced a bill entitled An Act To Reduce Gun Violence and To Protect the Citizens
of the Commonwealth. Please study the content of both of these bills and inform your State lawmakers of your personal
feelings. For more information on both bills click here.
FIREARM INFORMATION: Non-residents wishing to join the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Club or who want to participate
at our shooting events should visit our Non-Resident Info page for Massachusetts firearm requirements.
FIREARM SAFETY COURSE: The next course will be held on Sunday, May 19th. Please see the
Events & Calendar page for details. If you registered for a previous course but couldn't attend, you are more than
welcome to join us for this course. There are still seats available. You can pre-register until Saturday at 5:00 PM. We can
accommodate a few walk-ins on the day of the course - please arrive early.
STILL WAITING FOR YOUR FIREARM LICENSE? Click here to download instructions on how to contact the Firearms Records Bueau to check the current status of your application. Note
that your local Police Department may still be waiting for background check information that is completed by other agencies
(i.e. fingerprint check).
ARCHERY: The 2013 Youth Archery program concluded on March 16th with a Fun Shoot, awards and lunch. This year
77 young archers participated in this popular program! See the Photo Album page.
The April newsletter has been posted.
SWEEPSTAKES: The 2013 Sweepstakes
is coming soon! Watch for details and the prize list to be posted on the Sportsmen's Sweepstakes page in the
SSC ARCHERY ON FACEBOOK: Visit
the Stockbridge Sportmen's Club "Buckhorn Archers" page on Facebook by using the link at the left.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES:
MassWildlife holds about 80 Basic Hunter Education courses around the State each year. You must attend one of these courses
to be elligible for a hunting license. Enrollment opens 60 days prior to the course date, and classes fill very quickly thereafter.
You can register online for advance notification. To see the current course schedule click here.
FUNCTION HALL RENTAL: Book
our beautiful facility for your next function. See the Hall Rental page for more information.
Check out our Calendar of Events link on the Events and Calendar page.
DISCOUNTED NRA MEMBERSHIP:
Click here or use the link on the Club Affiliations page to save $ 10.00 when
you join or renew your NRA membership, or give the gift of a membership.