Hunting


Harvard Sportsmen’s Club

2018 – 2019 Pheasant Hunting Program

The pheasant hunting program is limited to club members only (no guests). Club members must buy into the program to participate. The Hunting Preserve will open on September 15th  and close on March 31st. Participants will receive 5 tags for the sum of $50.00. All birds shot must be properly tagged before they leave the property. The daily bag limit is 2 birds. Hunters who successfully fill their five tags may buy back into the program by re-registering and purchasing five more tags for an additional $50.00. This may be repeated throughout the 2018-2019 season.

Hunting Preserve tags will be available at Monthly Meetings and Monthly Breakfasts. Club members wishing to participate in the 2018 – 2019 pheasant hunting program must complete the HSC registration form and purchase their tags prior to hunting. All checks and money orders must be made out to Harvard Sportsmen’s Club in the amount of $50.00.

Participant wishing to register by mail must submit the completed registration form (downloadable), a check or money order made out to Harvard Sportsmen’s club in the amount of $50.00, and a self addressed stamped envelope. Mail the above 3 items to:

Steven La Rivee
94 Cascade Street
Fitchburg, MA.
01420

Requests submitted without the required items will not be processed.

Hunters are required to submit a harvest log of the number birds taken and dates they were harvested. This can be done by sending an e-mail to the Conservation Chairman at: MyConservation@hotmail.com. Please provide your full name, the number of birds harvested and the dates the birds were harvested.

Please see the following Hunting Reserve Policy (downloadable): 

2018 – 2019 Hunting Preserve Policies

Only club members are allowed to hunt on the clubs property. This means no friends and no friend’s dogs. The hunting preserve goes one step further as members must buy in if they wish to participate. Only members with the appropriate year hunting preserve sticker are allowed to hunt stocked birds (Pheasant, Chukars, Hungarian Partridge, etc.).

Note: Massachusetts law views any person calling, working a hunting dog, flushing birds, or assisting a hunter in any way as actively engaged in hunting.

The Hunting Preserve is opened from September 15th, 2018 to March 31st, 2019.

Participating Members may hunt stocked birds (Pheasant, Chukar, Hungarian Partridge, etc.) on Sundays.

Participating Members may harvest either cock birds or hens.

The current year hunting preserve sticker must be affixed to the member’s ID and the member must have their ID with them.

There is no hunting within 500 feet of the grounds building, club house, or conservation shed area.

Dog owners are responsible for their dogs at all times. Owners must prevent their dogs from rushing the pheasant pen and scaring the birds.

All dogs will be leashed when they are not actively engaged in hunting. This includes when they are in the area of the pheasant pen.

Hunters must wear a minimum of a Hunter Orange hat except during the shotgun deer season when they must wear 500 square inches of visible Hunter Orange on their head, back, and chest.
However HSC recommends wearing 500 square inches of Hunter Orange any time you pheasant hunt.

Hunters are Required to submit a harvest log of the number of birds harvested and they dates they were harvested. Hunters may submit a running report by sending an email to the Conservation Chairman at: MyConservation@hotmail.com. Please provide your full name, the # of birds harvested, and the date harvested.

 


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