Rules

General Rules For Property Usage

  1. All motorized vehicles must display a valid Parking Permit in plain view.
  2. Valid Membership Badge must be worn on outer clothing while on Club property or other positive ID must be with you if your Membership Card is forgotten.
  3. Members are not allowed to have guests accompany them on the property without a valid membership, (they must be accompanied by a director only).
  4. Anything you bring onto Club property, you must bring out.
  5. No littering or dumping is allowed; respect our neighbor’s property the same way.
  6. No target practice is allowed outside of the designated rifle and bow ranges.
  7. No fires at any time, without a director present.
  8. No cutting or removal of any live trees, shrubs or other plants is allowed without the written approval of the Board of Directors.
  9. Use or possession of illegal drugs is prohibited at all times.
  10. All valid Associate Members have use of the property from January 1st to December 31st except for hunting, fishing, trapping and target practice on any range.
  11. ATV use is by permit only and restricted to the trails marked for ATV use during deer season only , from October 1st through December 31st.  ATV usage for work parties and trail maintenance is allowed, but must be sanctioned by the board of directors.

 Rules for Range Usage

  1. GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SHOOT ON ANY OF THE RANGES, OR HUNT ON THE PROPERTY. ONLY ACTIVE PAID MEMBERS.
  2. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited while using either of the ranges or while hunting.
  3. Only paper targets are permitted and MUST BE REMOVED.  The use of glass bottles, tin cans, etc. and any other materials are prohibited, clay targets are no longer allowed. Wire frames and clothes pins are be used to hold targets.
  4. Rifle range is limited to five (5) cars at any one time. Please park either face-in or back-in on the right side of the parking lot. Do not park on the left side of the parking lot.
  5. Only eight (7) people allowed on the firing line at one time. PAID MEMBERS ONLY.
  6. All firearms must be unloaded and their actions must be opened before anyone goes downrange to the target backstops.
  7. Only legal firearms are permitted, compliance with the Generals Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is mandatory.
  8. All bullets, slugs, ball or shot must impact the backstop.
  9. The Rifle and Bow ranges are available for use from sunrise or 7:00 AM, whichever is later, to sunset seven days a week.
  10. There is to be no shooting in front of the shooting benches.
  11. NO target practice is allowed outside of the designated rifle and bow ranges.
  12. Use or possession of illegal drugs is prohibited at all times.

VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP, LEGAL ACTION OR BOTH.

NOTE:  The Pittsfield Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. is not responsible for personal property damage or personal injury to anyone using Club property.  It is the responsibility of each individual to carry adequate insurance.

Per Order of the Board of Directors, Pittsfield Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. 11/28/2015