ROD & gUN cLUB
The Whortlekill Rod and Gun Club is situated on approximately 82 acres in the heart of historic Hopewell Junction New York, just off Route 376 North of town. Our organization was founded in 1935 by a group of railroad employees and local prison guards. The club was founded originally as a non profit organization designed to promote fishing and hunting in the Hudson Valley and has since maintained these roots.
Not long after it’s conception, the group purchased the property we now call home. Since 1938, the club’s primary funding was through the procuration of gravel from the property. This helped keep dues to a minimum and our group’s resources expanding.
Whortlekill Rod and Gun Club has shooting availability to the public for Pistol, Trap and Archery. New members are welcome as we continue to expand our membership to include new generations of passionate sportsmen and women in The Hudson Valley. With a competitive assortment of range resources including pistol, trap and archery, we are certain you will feel at home as a member of the Whortlekill family.
Our club is extremely active both within the membership and community, meeting regularly on the first Thursday of Each Month on site at 7:00pm. The Board of Directors meet the Monday Prior at 7:00pm.
SOME OF the FEATURES AND
RESOURCES AT OUR HOPEWELL Junction LOCATION INCLUDE:
A spacious clubhouse meeting room, full kitchen, pool room, and social room.
A ten lane indoor 50 foot archery range, well lit and set up for year round use. The grounds also have a complete outdoor archery range with simulated targets.
This is also used for state of the art Archery 3D shoots.
An indoor FBI style 75 foot firing range for any pistol up to .500 S&W and .22 caliber rifles.
A 120 foot outdoor pole barn with barbecue and inviting seating facilities for upwards of 400 people.
Picnic facilities also include a full kitchen and complete serving area.
A six station automated trap field with an excellent shooting profile.
A fifteen acre well stocked trout lake open year round as an incredible Fishing Preserve with N.Y. State (For members’ only use).
Multiple Camping locations around the Lake for use by members with tents, campers or motor homes.
100 and 250 yard outdoor rifle ranges on the premise.
OTHER AMENITIES FROM LOCAL
PROPERTIES UNDER OUR OWNERSHIP
A 170 acre (forever wild designation) Pheasant shooting preserve in Lagrange, N.Y. Dutchess County. Pheasants are released weekly. This preserve is also open for other small game and deer hunting during their respective seasons.
180 Acres in Schoharie County (WMU 4G) Which consists of 2 large connected parcels.
241 Acres in Schoharie County (WMU 4G) with a cabin and trailer on the property and bordering 570 acres of State Land.
213 Acres in Ulster County (bordering Sullivan - WMU 3A) with a cabin and bordering thousands of acres of State Land and over 500 acres of NYC DEP land down the street.
170 acres in Sullivan County (WMU 3A) with a large camper and a small cabin.
2 acres with hunting cabin adjacent to 9000 acres state land in Schoharie County.
6 acres with hunting cabin adjacent to 4500 acres state land in Otsego County.
All of these parcels are owned by Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club and are excellent for deer, turkey, bear and small game.