Updates to Club By-Laws and Rules

Dear Members,

In recent weeks, two significant changes have been made to both the Club By-Laws and Rules. They are:

  1. On Feb 1, 2018, the Board of Director's voted to prohibit the use or possession on bump stock and/or trigger crank devices on club property (see Range Rules dated 02/01/18, section 6.09). The Rules of the Club can be downloaded in the members' section, or by clicking here.
  2. On February 8, 2018, after the bylaw amendment process having been strictly adhered to including proper notice, the Members voted to amend Article III, Membership, by removing the requirement for a two year restriction period before a spouse of a member or son/daughter age 18 to 21 of a member may join without payment of the entrance fee. They intend it to encourage family members to join the Club together (see Bylaws, dated 02/08/18, Article III, paragraph 3 and 3a). The By-Laws of the Club can be downloaded in the members' section, or by clicking here.

We urge all members to fully read and review the Club Rules and By-Laws to remain familiar with them.


February 2018 Community Relations Update

2018 scholarship form is on the website. 4 scholarships ($500 each) will be awarded to club members’ children,including grandchildren.

2018 request for Mass Junior conservation camp. Youths must be between 13 and 17 years old. Open to members’ children and grandchildren. We will be sponsoring 2 campers.

Both requests must be received by April 1, 2018.

-Steve Cooper

"Treat your Valentine" Trap Tournament

We will be running a trap tournament on February 10th from 9am to 1pm. The flyer for this event is attached for more information.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

2018 Club Scholarships

The club is now accepting applications for scholarships to be issue in the spring.

The Andover Sportsmen’s Club Scholarship is a $500 award given annually to two students who have been involved in outdoor sports, ecology, and conservation, who are members of, or who has a parent or grandparent who is a member of, the Andover Sportsmen’s Club.

Please download the scholarship form by clicking here and return it to the club by April 15th.

Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp

This year the club will be sponsoring 2 campers (boy or girl) to the Mass. Junior Conservation Camp. The campers must be between 13 to 17 in age. The camp runs for 2 weeks in August 5th-17th, and is held at the Horace Moses Boy Scout Reservation in Russel, MA. The facility offers two-person tents with cots atop a raised platform, modern dining hall and a fully equipped medical lodge. Certified life guards and medical personnel are on staff. All instructors are certified in their respective fields. Any questions about the program please call 508-450-5120.

Please submit applications (a note) to the club by April 1,2018. In the event that we have more than 2 applicants, we will have a drawing at the April members meeting.

Steve Cooper
Director Community Relations

Storage Lockers for Rent

For your convenience, the Club offers storage lockers, which can be used to store practically anything, except of course firearms.  The lockers measure 12”W x 12”H x 18”D.  The lockers are rented annually at a cost of $25 on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have an interest in one of these lockers, please send an email message to the Treasurer (


January 2018 Community Relations Update

The children’s Christmas party was held on Dec 17. A great time was had by all,about 30 children attended. Many thanks to Frosty The Snowman (Al Croteau), Santa’s Elf (Talia Pasco) and the special guest Santa (Kevin O’Leary). A special thanks to Donna Rochon for the awesome Snowman cake, Frank for the treats from the kitchen, Guy for the fruit punch and Jimmy for taking pictures. This event would not have happened without Brad and his email blasts.

January 2018 Security Update

I still receive complaints about members not adhering to range rules. The main violations are those of members bringing in guests and allowing them to use multiple shooting ports and not staying within arms length of their guests. These are range rule violations and will be investigated and the results will be brought before the Board of Directors.

Please read your range rules to avoid any safety issues that could turn into unintended consequences.

-Bill McKenzie

January 2018 Indoor Range Update

For the year 2017 the club sold 6,232 targets and about 100 sets of ear protection, returning $1266.59 to the general fund.

In 2017 we replaced both 7.5hp blower motors and kept the older one as a spare.

A new delayed start system for the blowers was installed. This it is hoped will increase the life of the blower motors To date, there are over 400 hours of run time on the motors.

Both heating systems were serviced in 2017.

There was a great increase in members calling or e-mailing problems at the range.

January 2018 Facilities Update

The year of 2018 is here. The #2 Trap Range will be open to use in the daylight hours. The house has been completed, the shooting ports have been measured, and the machine has been installed and tested.

Arrangements have been made for the archery range and trap field to be shoveled after each snow fall.

See you all at the club!

-Mike Pierce