FALCONER ROD & GUN CLUB, INC.

CONSERVATION & HUNTER EDUCATION

Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Inc. 

MISSION STATEMENT FROM OUR ORIGINAL CHARTER

"Whereas, it has become necessary for the protection, propagation and preservation of fish in the waters, game in the forests, and song, game and insectivorous birds in the fields and woods of Chautauqua County, that an association should exist for such purpose, and generally to guard such matters and interests as may further these ends; and Whereas, this association shall be called Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Incorporated."


The Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Inc. is a  membership owned, sportsman and family oriented organization located in a rural setting but still within convenient proximity to Jamestown and the Village of Falconer.


The organization offers two pistol ranges, a 50 and 100 yard rifle range, a lighted archery range with 20, 30, and 40 yard targets with a elevated platform. A spacious BBQ pit, Picnic Pavilion, large fishing pond, and two skeet fields.

A spacious outdoors venue surrounded by mature Oak and Maple trees, with ample parking, provide for a beautiful setting for any event or occasion through our Rental Program.


Membership Meetings are held the First Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.



CLUB FOUNDING HISTORY

The Falconer Rod & Gun Club was organized August 22, 1922 by the following charter members: R.A. Moore, Charles W. Proudman, James Moore, E.D. Varmee, Cutller Anderson, D.C.Bowman, David Anderson, David Sanderson, Albert Lawson, Abe Haight, Walter E. Anderson, Thomas Newton, Claude Randall, Gifford Burns, Wesson Paplow, Ernest Moon, and Lynn Bentley. The membership totaled 507. Regular meetings were held every Tuesday evening, and the club was said to be the only one in the state holding weekly meetings.(Information was provided by Charles W. Proudman.)

The first meeting was held at Varmee`s garage on August 23,1922. Club was Incorporated September 1, 1933. Meetings were held in the old village hall. Trap fields were at the old circus grounds. (the original trap house was located behind the BBQ pit on the present grounds). Meetings were changed to 125 South Work Street (not sure of date) On September 2,1951. The present land was purchased from Harold Anderson for $2300.00 and construction of club started immediately. 

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