History & Affiliations

History of the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club


Original club members started gathering in 1931 and established the club in 1933. The clubhouse was built on the property in the early 1940s and the club was officially incorporated in 1948. Club dinners have been held for over 50 years and youth have been sent to the conservation camp for over 50 years. Years ago, the club was active in town activities such as Christmas parades and when Falmouth Hospital was built room furnishings were provided by the club for room 202. The Conservation Commission was founded in the town of Falmouth at the request of the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club in 1961. The club has at least three families that have had members for over three generations: The Baker Family, The Cardeiro Family and The Augusta Family. Most recently in 2004 the club building was expanded with an addition by club members. 

Periodically club members who have shown dedication and service to the club for over 10 years as an exemplary member are selected by the life member committee after being nominated.

Memberships:

  • Gun Owner's Action League (GOAL)

  • Sporting, Safety, Conservation, and Education Fund (SSCEF)

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Ducks Unlimited (DU)

  • Trout Unlimited (TU)

  • Barnstable County Sportsman's League

  • Falmouth Associations Concerned with Estuaries and Saltponds (FACES)

  • The 300 Committee

Financial Support through Contributions/Donations:

  • Falmouth Service Center-(food and cash donations)

  • Massachusetts Sportsman's Council

  • The 300 Committee

  • GOAL-(cash donations and pay for annual memberships for Club members as door prizes at monthly dinners)

  • Falmouth Community Television (FCTV)

  • Boy Scouts (allow overnight camping on our property)

  • MA Junior Conservation Camp-(Club pays tuition for 2 teens for 2 week camp each summer)

  • Annual Scholarship for Relatives of Club Members

  • Wreaths for Cemetery at Otis

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital

  • Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge

  • Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod (Free fishing trip for kids aboard "Patriot Too")

  • Police Athletic League (Free fishing trip for kids aboard "Patriot Too")

  • Town of Falmouth-(Contribution to purchase and preserve open space land adjacent to the Club)

  • Paraplegic Hunters

  • Hunter Safety Courses (State sanctioned courses at the Club taught by Club members who are certified instructors)

  • Annual Youth Pheasant Hunt (Sponsor hunts on Club property, pheasants from State, Club member safety officers and dogs)

  • Annual Youth Day (free firearms and archery shooting instruction and practice, free food for kids, conservation information, wildlife habitat information, "Quad" rides, and prizes for kids)

  • Annual Childs River Cleanup (members walk the river to clean and remove debris, branches etc. to facilitate better water flow and habitat for trout and other fish.